John Cruz

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6 Story Arcs Define Western Literature, Data-Mining Study Reveals

Almost the entirety of Western literature can be fit neatly into just six story arcs, according to a new data-mining study. From the panoply of …

The 10 Best Resort Hotels in the West

Get ready for the great outdoors: dude ranches, golf retreats, and ski havens were among our readers’ top choices.<p>Jim Morrison said it: “The West is …

Fly Fishing

Here's Literally 16 Animated DC Movies You Should Just Go Watch Right Now

In the lead-up to the release of The Killing Joke, we take a look at some highlights of the lesser-known DC movies.

19 Simple Daily Habits for a Happier Life

<b>“Hug harder. Laugh louder. Smile bigger. Love longer.” ~Unknown</b><p>Did you ever have it all mixed up?<p>Happiness, I mean. I once thought that a university …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

This Short Documentary Tells the Stories of Middle-Aged Graffiti Writers

Being a graffiti writer takes a lot of guts. And an incredible amount of passion.<p>For many street artists from the 1970s and ‘80s, it’s the kind of …

Six-Pack Myths

I was front row, center, at Cirque du Soleil with my wife, feeling envious.<p>Those abs. I could tell my wife was impressed too. And the stars of the show didn’t get them from doing crunches to infinite. I know this because I interviewed them. Their amazing physiques came from doing lots of trapeze …

10 Essential Hiking Tips Every Beginner Hiker Should Know

Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun.<p>Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, …

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The right way to pack for camping trips — according to a pro

To that end, we enlisted Sheppard to assemble a packing list anyone can refer to in preparation for a camping trip.<p>"Before setting out on purchasing camping gear, you want to ask yourself a few simple questions. That way, you can set your sights on what's going to make this the best possible …

Few Artists Can Draw Engines Freehand Like This

Then, there’s the fact that the illustration was done <i>completely from memory</i>.<p>Last year, our colleagues at <i>Sploid</i> showed how Korean artist Kim Jung Gi …

Engines

Fuck-ton of Anatomy References: Reborn

The Greatest Digital Artists of the 21st Century

If “Internet art” was an obscure term even a decade ago, these days it’s mainstream. Artists working with digital media are popping up everywhere …

Art

Vandalist: All Kinds of Talent

Who needs a gallery when you have the street?<p><b>BY:</b><p>Unknown<p><b>LOCATION:</b><p>Unknown<p><b>PHOTO BY:</b><p><b>FIELD NOTES:</b><p>Graffiti is the source of many debates but one thing that …

Art

V&A illustration awards: the shortlist – in pictures

All three artists shortlisted in the book illustration category at this year’s V&A illustration awards have been nominated for books published by the Folio Society. From Life, the Universe and Everything to Treasure Island and the neglected first world war classic In Parenthesis, take a tour around …

How to paint a Harry Potter book cover

Back in the autumn of 2013, I was asked by Bloomsbury to create a test cover for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. A handful of artists were …

The Secret Trick to Making the Puffiest Pancakes

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

Baking

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism All Day

Burn more calories without even trying.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Have a sluggish metabolism? Fight back by doing these things throughout your day to boost your metabolism from morning 'til night.<p><b>1. Eat produce at every meal.</b> The …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Autodesk Maya 2016 New Features

Autodesk has released New Features in Autodesk Maya 2016, An Improved node-editing interface, Delta Mush a new Animation feature, New Look & Feel, …

7 Things Successful People Do Differently to Reach Their Dreams

It’s inspiring to envision the future and to set dreams and goals for things we hope to achieve. But then there’s the question of how to turn those …

Motivation

Making Fresh Ceviche at Home Is Way Easier Than It Looks

Great ceviche is easy to make and nearly impossible to mess up. Here's how to do it.<p>When I was just out of college, a group of friends and I backpacked across Mexico. We started in a small beach town called Barra de Navidad, where every morning the shrimp boats would come in and the fishermen would …