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Five Easy Photo Improving Tricks Anyone Can Do

Taking great photos doesn’t necessarily require tons of training and nice equipment. You can improve all of your photos with just a few tweaks to the …

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Bilingualism May Save Brain Resources As You Age

<i>Summary: Aging bilingual brains are more efficient and economical with their resources, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: University of Montreal.<p><b>New</b> …

What we get wrong about taxes and the American Revolution

Each month, the NBER Digest summarizes several recent NBER working papers. These papers have not been peer-reviewed, but are circulated by their …

Social Media Is Killing Discourse Because It’s Too Much Like TV

We need more text and fewer videos and memes in the age of Trump.<p>If I say that social media aided Donald Trump’s election, you might think of fake …

Social Media

This Is How To Be Productive Without Being Miserable: 8 Proven Secrets

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

21 overlooked architectural masterpieces in the US

The United States is home to several iconic architectural landmarks — everyone knows the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty — but the country also has a great number of lesser championed masterpieces.<p>We have compiled a list of the coolest works of architecture in the country that often …

How the SVA Chelsea Exhibit 'The Beat Goes On' Connects Art with Music

When New York-based multi-disciplinary artist Derrick Adams was approached to curate a show for SVA’s Chelsea Gallery, he had been thinking about the poorly defined relationship that museums and large galleries had with music. “Usually when museums and bigger galleries do something like that they …

Stacked Shipping Container Apartment

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.<p>Our house of the week is this amazing apartment building in León, Mexico made from 36 stacked shipping containers. The building houses eight modern units. …

Hack your productivity with the 5-hour rule from ‘Mr. Robot’

Why you should be reading, reflecting, and experimenting every single week.The post Hack your productivity with the 5-hour rule from ‘Mr. Robot’ …

Nick Cave Finally Tells His Most Painful Story

One More Time With Feeling is a companion to the latest Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree, and the first following the death of Cave's son.<p>O<i>ne More Time With Feeling</i> begins with a mistake, an accident. Nick Cave's right-hand man, Warren Ellis, is riding in a car being interviewed, …

Prince, superstar and pioneer of American music, dies aged 57

Purple Rain singer whose sprawling career spanned decades and genres dies at his Paisley Park recording studio in his home state of Minnesota<p>The unique and endlessly creative artist Prince has died at his Paisley Park home, outside Minneapolis, aged 57, leaving behind him a gaping hole in musical …

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Artist Corrects Inaccuracies At The George W. Bush Library With Augmented Reality

Not so fast, W.<p>A presidential library is meant to be a celebration of the commander in chief’s tenure. A capstone to a president’s years in office, the libraries receive much fanfare surrounding the structure’s design, but the contents of the public exhibitions aren’t typically scrutinized the same …

Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

Woman in Gold (2015)<p>Let’s start the list with a recent achievement directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles, …

Andy Warhol

“Sisters of the Valley” Portraits of a Group of Nuns Who Grow Weed – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Captivating series by photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois (previously featured here). “Sisters of the Valley” takes us inside a group of …

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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

graffiti thoughts

so, there’s a lot of shit going around about banksy right now.<p>i’m just going to say here that i’m not a graffiti artist. i very much enjoy graffiti …

Streetwear

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

12 Street Artists You Need To Follow on Instagram

Keep tabs on the best graffiti, sticker and street artists from NYC’s first ever Lower Manhattan Mural Festival.<p>This weekend past something a little out of place happened in lower Manhattan: graffiti artists, out in the open, spray painted the city in the light of day. Taggers, sticker artists, …

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

<b>Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.</b><p>The head of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, called it one of the greatest public health achievements possible.<p>It follows years of efforts to give pregnant women early access …

Is this a revolution in brain science?

Two new studies suggest a potential game-changer in how scientists understand of the brain, which could advance research on MS and Alzheimer’s<p>“Brain …

US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan …

Spotify Founder: “We Need To Explain How Streaming Benefits Artists”

The Swedish CEO sat down with Billboard to talk about Taylor Swift, Truffle Pig, and fatherhood.<p>Spotify Founder and CEO Daniel Ek sat down with <i>Billboard</i> yesterday to talk about the big, and news-making, year his company just had. The interview covers a lot of ground, from Spotify’s massive growth …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Grab a GIF from a video with new YouTube GIF creator

YouTube now has a GIF creator, and if there's one thing my mama taught me, it's never look a GIF horse in the mouth. (She loves puns, what can I say?)<p>Using the new tool on the Google-owned video site, you can grab a portion of the video you're watching and turn it into a looping silent mini-clip …

The World's 12 Highest-Paid DJs

Calvin Harris is once again EDM’s Cash King, pulling in $66 million over the past 12 months. The top ten earners on our list racked up a staggering $268 million this year, 11% more than the $241 million haul of last year’s top ten. Read on to see the full list.

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