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Peow Pow Pow: Six Splendid Graphic Novels from Two International Publishers

For my column this week, we’re going to showcase the work of two international publishers. Those two publishers have much in common despite their …

New graphic novel focuses entirely on Bengaluru

A new graphic novel anthology gets artists to portray their version of the south Indian city, resulting in a vivid kaleidoscope of stories<p><b>11th Main,</b> …

Babies need extreme comfort to overcome the damaging effects of stress

<b>(Getty)</b><p>Affection and attention are crucial for infants — they help the brain develop chemicals that protect against stress<p>Daniel Keating<p>April 16, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle.” by Daniel Keating (St. Martin’s …

Parenting

10 Graphic Novels Written By Activists That You Need To Read Now More Than Ever

Activism through comics is nothing new. Superman was a Jewish immigrant and Captain America once socked Hitler in the mouth. As long as sequential …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

Colorful Paintings Visualize the Energetic Souls of Wildlife

Expressive and emotive, British artist Emily Tan‘s colorful creature portraits imaginatively capture the beauty of the animal kingdom. Each polychromatic piece combines the sketch-like quality of drawing with dreamy washes of watercolor to present an ethereal series of animal paintings.<p>Though …

Art

5 Must Watch Anime Coming in Early 2017

What anime will you be watching for the New Year?<p>This year, 2017, will definitely have to come out of the corner swinging to uplift our already …

Anime

George Takei: I Lost Family in Hiroshima. Mr. Trump, Nuclear Weapons Are No Game.

The ‘Star Trek’ actor, activist, and LGBT icon writes about the president-elect’s cavalier—and deeply troubling—attitude towards nuclear …

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Psychedelic savasana - A beginner's guide to yoga nidra

<i>Savasana</i> is the relaxation at the end of a yoga practice. It’s the ultimate yoga pose. But not everyone has heard of yoga nidra, a psychedelic …

Impossible Geometry – Surreal Graphic Design Elements

Impossible Geometry, an amazing set of surreal graphic design elements for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.Published by the skilled team of Pixel …

The Best Anime To Binge-Watch Over Winter Vacation

Winter vacation is for binge-watching anime. It’s what you’re probably going to do anyway between family meals and sleeping, so let’s just be honest …

Anime

In Japan, There's A Freaky-Looking Way To Relax

This is called “otona maki” (おとなまき) or “adult wrapping.”<p>The practice is certainly not mainstream, but was recently introduced on Japanese TV.<p>The idea …

Japan

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Viral Meme Spreads Important Message About Kids And Consent

We need to give kids a choice when it comes to hugging and kissing family members<p>Teaching children about consent is crucial, so why do some parents …

8 reasons Google's Pixel is better than the iPhone

You should note that everything here is subjective. The iPhone has great features that the Pixel doesn't have, and the Apple ecosystem is in a league of its own.<p>But <i>damn</i> the Pixel is good.<p>You should also note that I'm comparing the Pixel XL experience with my iPhone 6s and not the iPhone 7 series. …

A Brief History of Doctor Strange and His Relationship with Tibet, Occultism, and Buddhism

In 1963, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced Marvel's Doctor Strange, a "different kind of superhero" who practiced Occultism and held quasi-Buddhist views that he learned from an "Orientalized" figure named the Ancient One.<p>What can a half-century's worth of this odd superhero's comic books tell us …

10 Design magazines everyone should read

The London Design Festival kicks off on Monday next week (17 September) so we’re taking the chance to showcase the very best of design in independent …

Best wireless Bluetooth headphones for iPhone X

Headphones

Should I leave my phone plugged in overnight?

Is it a bad idea to leave your smartphone plugged in overnight? At a time when the smartphone is basically an extension of self, this is surely one of the most relevant questions we could ask.<p>We’ve all done it: Just before bed, you plug your smartphone into its charger so that it can get a full …

This Kitten Escaping Its Cage To See Its Puppy Friend Will Warm Your Heart

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This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

A cartoonist turned the iTunes Terms of Service into a 47-page graphic novel

It is a time-honored truth (or at least an oft-cited anecdote) that no one reads the iTunes Terms and Conditions. It's long and presumably boring (but who knows? I've never read it) and I'm not even sure there are paragraph breaks. There already exist a few projects that try to reshape various user …

How Introverts Can Become Great Leaders, And Eventually, a Successful Entrepreneur

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”<br>― Albert Einstein<p>The most common, …

Self-improvement

21 Reasons Why Mitsuwa Is The Japanese Supermarket Your Heart Craves

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Why This Mom's Post About the Parents Whose Toddler Was Attacked by an Alligator Is Going Viral

"Listen to me very clearly perfect parents, VERY CLEARLY. I'VE HAD ENOUGH."<p>In the wake of the tragic death of a 2-year-old boy who was attacked by an alligator and dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel, a mom and writer named Melissa Fenton, who has her own blog …

Grieving

Handmade Vintage Upcycled Camera Lamp Chandelier | Pitch, Chandeliers and Cameras

Chandelier from repurposed old cameras, lightbulbs as flash bulbs, lense; light fixture; Upcycle, Recycle, Salvage, diy, thrift, flea, repurpose, …

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

Public Speaking

Why Japanese Kids Can Walk to School Alone

Even in big cities like Tokyo, small children take the subway and run errands by themselves. The reason has a lot to do with group dynamics.<p>It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: Children troop through train cars, singly or in small groups, looking for seats.<p>They wear knee socks, polished …