Valerie Garrett

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Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe

In the order in which science first became aware of them.<p>Some numbers, such as your phone number or your Social Security number, are decidedly more important than others. But the numbers on this list are of cosmic importance—they are the fundamental concepts that define our universe, that make the …

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

This dynamic Periodic Table is the only one you’ll ever need

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

The Science Of Cool

What makes one consumer design cool and not another?<p>Take a look at the two water bottles below. The one on the left is pretty much your standard water bottle design: tall, clear, probably crinkly. The one on the right feels a bit less conventional, with its sleek aluminum shell shaped like an …

WaterAid America

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20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

Hiking

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

1/7<p>Tiny World Terrariums by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow<p>If you love terrariums as much as we do, this is going to rock your world: …

Coffee Filter Letters

Good morning Lil Luna readers, it’s Sarah here from over at Boxwood Clippings and I’m excited to share a project with you today.<p>A couple of years …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.<p>"As researchers work to solve one of the most persistent problems in public …

What’s The World To Do About Water?

The world's water problem, and how to solve it<p>In 2007, when my daughter was seven years old, we would brush our teeth together every night as part of our daily ritual. To conserve water, we would turn off the faucet after wetting our brushes and turn it back on only to rinse. One night, I didn’t …

Top 10

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

How To Make What You’re Really Worth

Raising your freelance rates might be terrifying, but if you don’t silence your inner critic you’ll never make what you are really worth.<p>When I launched a side business about five years ago coaching people about their finances, I enjoyed it so much that I barely charged–if I charged at all–for my …

The Secret Success of Bloggers

Every so often I share a few tips I’ve learned along the way in blogging. When I started my blog in 2007, blogging was mostly something people did as …

How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas

Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect them to just …

Non-Profits & Social Media: Keys to Successful Content Creation, Tone & Approach

It's easy for organizations to say what they think audiences want to hear. It's even easier for them to say what they want audiences to know. But you know what's hard? Actually speaking to them directly.<p>When developing a social tone and approach, your organization has to determine not only what the …

Want To Sell More Art? Sell Yourself First.

It’s a fantastic time to be an artist. Just a few years ago, aspiring creative entrepreneurs had to take their work on the road, building their …

Customers

Biz Ladies: Top 3 Questions You Should Ask When Planning Your Website

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Emily Thompson, a designer and strategist for creative entrepreneurs and previous D*S contributor. She’s the …

7 Effective Time Management Tips To Maximize Your Productivity

Looking for motivation to stay productive and achieve your goals and dreams? Get inspired by the words from these highly successful people!<p>Here are …

Motivation

How We Create Memories & Why This is Critical For Business

How many times have you been with a group of friends or family and you relive a past experience? Everyone is smiling and laughing as you recall some …

Customer Experience

30 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever

A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have …

Why businesses can't manage creativity

Whether it's sparking new ideas for products, services or working practices, businesses need creativity. Without it they become stale, boring and worst of all, unprofitable.<p>So managers should focus on telling their teams to be more creative, right? They can certainly try that strategy, but it's …