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Daily Inspiration #1710

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Two Things You Must Do To Achieve Work-Life Balance

Jim Coudal, the co-creator of Field Notes, advises one of our readers on how to own your work, not the other way around.<p>Running your own business is like parenting. Not only can it be rewarding, a source of pride, a constant learning experience, etc., etc.–it can also be a total pain in the rear, a …

A New App That Lets You Take Apart Websites and Rebuild Them At Will

With Kimono, you can recombine existing web apps to create your own in about five minutes–no coding skills required.<p>You used to have to be a programmer just to use computers at all. Graphical user interfaces changed all that. But what if you want to build software? Increasingly, you don’t have to …

Artists Re-Imagine Disney Films in "Nothing's Impossible"

<b>Frozen by Tom Whalen</b><p>The Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas hosts a special art exhibit during the South by Southwest festival. This year, they partnered with the blog <i>Oh My Disney</i> to make magic happen in a show titled, <i>Nothing's Impossible</i>. It features 25 beautiful posters based on Disney and Pixar …

Animation

Google’s Android Wear

Android Wear – Operating System for SmartWatches.<p>Google just released a video on YouTube to reveal ‘Android Wear’, an operating system for smart …

Google Just Revealed The First Decent Smartwatch Interface

Google has revealed their interface for their upcoming Android Wear watches. And it’s further proof that Google has figured out how to scale their experience.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xQ3y902DEQ<p>This is Google’s new interface for Android Wear–a platform the company announced unceremoniously …

A Clever Umbrella That Won’t Get Your Stuff Wet

The umbrella is a remarkably enduring piece of design that has somehow remained flawed since it first appeared in Paris in the early 1700s. The basic umbrella does a fine job for anyone strolling in a rain that’s falling straight from the sky to the ground. We’ve seen updates meant to resolve the …

Lakers vs. Grizzlies final score: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol lead L.A. to 96-92 road win

The Lakers' dynamic duo turned in their best collective performance of the season thus far and led the Lakers to a .500 road trip as they head home.<p>Kobe Bryant hit a deep three-pointer from the top of the arc at the 2:39 mark in the fourth quarter to give the Los Angeles Lakers a six-point lead …

As Google slowly preps the Chromecast ecosystem, waves of new apps are on the way

HBO Go, Songza and Pandora are about to get more company on Chromecast, according to a <i>Gigaom</i> interview with Google's VP of product management Mario Queiroz where he stated additional waves of apps are coming soon. A public release for the Chromecast SDK -- which should allow developers to build and …

Minimalist Illustrations by Ray Oranges

Daily Life in a Dream.<p>Ray Oranges is an illustrator and a multidisciplinary graphic designer. He lives and works in Florence, Italy. This series …

3 Meaningless Resume Phrases and What to Write Instead

There are certain words and phrases that can kill the resumes of even the most experienced college women. You could be working hard juggling internships, on-campus jobs and extracurricular activities, but when employers spend just a few seconds skimming your resume, one phrase can make the …

Employment

Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water …

Scientists Find Tiny Exfoliating Beads In Great Lakes Fish Guts

Tiny plastic beads used in some cosmetics and toothpaste are making their way into the bellies of fish in the Great Lakes, and it's raising concern among environmentalists. Dr. Sherri Mason, a chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia, has been researching the issue, and …

A Sweet Bedtime Story For Design-Minded Kids

Animals make for the best storybook protagonists (see Winnie the Pooh, Babar, and Peter Rabbit). A design team in Belfast, Ireland, wants to add a new character to the genre: Chalky, a fun-loving cat.<p><i>Chalky and the New Sports Car</i> chronicles the mischief of Chalky (based on a real cat and its real …

Bedtime Stories

Gun control is killing people, claim US lobbyists

A year after Sandy Hook massacre, a teenager fights for life following latest school shooting but gun rights lobbyist calls for end to "lethal" restrictions on firearms to mark "Guns Save Lives Day"<p>A prominent US gun rights advocate called for a campaign to overturn state-level weapon control laws, …

Guns

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Jim Morrison Lives: The Legacy of the Lizard King

<b>Jim Morrison, 1981: Renew My Subscription to the Resurrection</b><i><br>by Rosemary Breslin</i><p>Kelly’s mother picked up the phone for the fifth time that night. It …

Endless Summer: 4 American Islands That Are Warm NOW

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Mark Sullivan, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>You don't need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These four U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it's summer -- …

Budget Travel

Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

Stoke-on-Trent

How Humans Created Cats

Following the invention of agriculture, one thing led to another, and ta da: the world's most popular pet.<p>Why do people keep cats?<p>As a non-cat person, I have long been perplexed by this state of affairs, in which millions and millions of humans around the world have wound up sharing a home with …

Iraq's battle to save its Christian souls: 'Christians are finished here'

Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Christians have dwindled from more than a million to as little as 200,000. Colin Freeman reports on attempts to stem the exodus from Iraq's churches<p>As the last remaining Christian priest in the Baghdad suburb of Doura, Archdeacon Temathius Esha no longer …

New e-waste map shows the global toll of electronics

All of our used electronics are here to stay — unfortunately, we haven't figured out what to do with them yet. A new interactive e-waste map, created by the UN partnership organization StEP Initiative, shows that the volume of our e-waste, or any disposed item with an electrical cord or battery, is …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

10 Discontinued Cars We're Going to Miss

Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in 2013. This week we'll be a lot kinder because we're looking at the models that are disappearing altogether or making way for generation 2014, but that we'd love to have in our garage.<p>Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in …