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DESIGNS WITHIN DESIGNS BY FUMIHIRO KATO

by Ariadna Zierold<p>Japanese artist from Osaka, Fumihiro Kato, has been active since 2004 displaying his numerous works ranging from abstract to …

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Personal Finance

11 Ways to Super-Size Your Savings In 2017

If you're looking for ways to grow your nest egg this year, you're not alone. Overwhelmingly, Americans are worrying more about their financial security. Do you have a plan in place to kick-start your savings?Here are 11 ways you can get yourself on solid financial footing and stash away more money …

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.<p>I read less this year than I have in almost 15 years—less than I did in 2014, 2013, 2012 (when I read 135 books), and every other year since I was still in college. From what I'm told, this is true of a lot of people. How …

Books

10 Offers of Wisdom From Fictional Characters

Literature is a cozy escape for many that offers refuge from an often cruel world. As we read, we're engulfed in new realities that can make the …

16 Books That Every Introvert Needs to Read

If you're an introvert, one of the best ways to recharge is with a good book. There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so …

Books

Book Riot's List Of Very Best Books We Read in August 2016

<i>We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more. Some are old, some are</i> …

Books

The 10 Steamiest Romance Novels Every Woman Should Read

A Scot in the Dark author Sarah MacLean recommends her favorites.<p>Sarah MacLean is an expert in romance. She's been reading them since the age of 12, and estimates that she's read more than 6,000 in her lifetime (she has more than 1,000 in her home office, and that doesn't include her Kindle). She's …

Books

Street Artists Making A Name For Themselves On Instagram

There are few things more divisive and subjective as art — experience, lifestyle, and frame of mind all have an impact on how we consume and interpret it. On the streets, art becomes a fair bit more egalitarian. Murals painted overnight become the highlights of a daily walk to the corner shop for …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

Readers' top 10 best books of 2015

It’s December, and you know what that means: best-of lists have been published and to-be-read piles have grown. Take your pick: authors’ favourites (here, curated by the Guardian Review; here, by The Observer) or critics’ picks genre by genre. But what about readers, you ask? Here is a selection of …

Books

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

9 Compelling Reasons Why Writing a Book Is the Best Personal Development Program | Inc.com

Over the past couple of years I have helped over 200 people write and publish their first book. Without exception every one of them found it challenging but hugely rewarding. A common statement is, "I learned so much about myself by writing my book." I'm the same. As an author, I know that with …

Writing

10 Fabulous Campus Novels To Cozy Up With This Fall

Happy fall! You can grumble about rosé bottles slowly vanishing from bodega shelves, or, you can embrace the cooling weather with a hot coffee and a good book.<p>If your to-read pile isn’t already toppling over, we recommend adding a few campus novels to it: those warmly (or painfully) nostalgic …

Books

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

21 Must-Read Fall Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

10 Habits of Financially Stable People

Just like any other goal, financial success requires the practice of good financial habits. If you want to finally eliminate debt, increase your …

Personal Finance

Optical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension

Home / ArtOptical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension<p>By Anna Gragert on September 6, 2016<p>Anonymous street artist 1010 has downsized his substantially larger, building-sized murals to form intriguing artwork that you can actually hang in your home. Each one serves as …

Art

11 Ways To Be A Frugal Weirdo And Love It

What does it take to be a frugal weirdo?We all have our spending weaknesses. You know, those things we look at every month and say “I know it’s …

Minimalism

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …

Books

Strange Beauty: How Reading the Classics Will Change You

What is the best sort of life for a human being? Socrates claimed in 400BC that a man lives a happier life if he’s just, even if he is thrown …

British Philosophy

5 Financial Experts People in Their 40s Should Follow

I'm not quite 40 yet, but it is definitely creeping up on me. Fortunately, I've been listening to the sage advice of experts in the personal …

Frugal Living

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

<i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where Does It End?," by Mary Oliver<p>A growing number of Americans -- young …

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9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

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15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

New York Times

IKamper Hardtop One tent expands for roomy car-top camping

Vehicle roof tents had a strong showing at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. A few of them even made a long, overseas journey to be there. …

Prototypes

11 Big Fat Debut Novels to Keep You Reading All Summer

By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf<p>While the classics have always had a reputation for intimidating length (Tolstoy, Dickens, I'm looking at you), we are now living in the era of an entirely new trend: the big, fat, juicy debut novel. Industry insiders (<i>The Daily Beast</i> and <i>Vulture</i> among them) have …

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Elegant Wood Sculptures Crafted from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches

South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee uses organic materials like wood to create large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. Focusing on geometric shapes such as the sphere, Lee somehow manages to transform tree trunks and hefty branches into perfectly formed globes, columns, and …

Sculpture

Incredibly Beautiful Wood and Nail "Paintings"

We were really intrigued by Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee's rock sculptures last month and find ourselves drawn to his nature-inspired works yet again. This time, instead of multi-sized stones, Lee works with wood and nails. Rather than traditionally hammering a nail on its head to embed it into a …

Painting

Enter the Optical Illusion Graffiti Void

Don't worry—you can't actually fall down these rabbit holes.<p>When you stare into any of the abysses created by German graffitist 1010, the abysses stare back at you—or at least they appear to. Inspired by the relationship between optics and neurology, the Hamburg-based artist has amassed a cult …

Art