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Illustrator's family finish graphic novel about mental illness after her suicide - Hack - triple j

Nine years ago Mel Tregonning started working on a comic strip about a little boy overwhelmed by his worry monsters. But before she could finish it, …

The Anatomy of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques

Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher Patrick J Jones.<p>Using …

How a dad shapes his daughter’s lifelong relationship with love

By Vicki Larson<p>“Do you think Dad is having an affair?” I asked my mother one day, after he’d spent another late evening at work with an attractive co-worker.<p>I was maybe 14 or 15 at the time — an age when kids are well aware of their parents’ shortcomings.<p>“Of course not,” she said. “You know your …

Relationships

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Books

9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

Sharpen Smarter in Photoshop – How to Make Any Sharpening Tool Non-Destructive

In this video tutorial, I am going to show you how to use any sharpening method (including your own favorite one) and make it non-destructive so that …

5 Mind Hacks to Steal from Highly Productive People

In need of a productivity boost? You don't (necessarily) need more coffee. What you <i>do</i> need is a new frame of mind. If you can train your brain to …

Hacking

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Easily Create Vibrant, Colored Backgrounds In Studio

Adding a colored background to your studio shots can vastly change the impact of a studio photo. The most obvious method to do this is by collecting …

How Smartphones Are Affecting The Mind And Body Of Your Children

An old Proverb says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.” It is good advice. We probably have …

Tom Hanks

Healthy Quinoa Pancakes to Start Your Morning Right

We know everyone has tried their fair share of quinoa recipes, but this one takes the cake. Or pancake, that is.<p>These sweet quinoa pancakes are …

We’re not meant to do this alone: American individualism is destroying our families

<b>(Halfpoint via Shutterstock)</b><p>“I lived alone for almost a decade, but I never actually felt alone until I had children.”<p>Tarja Parssinen<p>March 6, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>Like many Americans, I'm raising my children far from family. My father is only an hour away, but the rest of us are spread wide across …

Successful Leadership Models: A Shout Out to 'Leaders to Learn From'

Leaders are jugglers, multiple balls in the air all the time. So focusing on one thing well, without letting others drop, describes the realism of …

Harvard Business School

Why Creative People Are Rarely Seen as Leaders

We are in love with the word <i>Eureka</i>, and for a good reason. Creativity is magic: it’s the ability to create something out of nothing, to make …

How I Taught Myself Product Design

When we think of autodidacts, our minds frequently race to the arts: people who discovered an aptitude for painting or music despite their lack of formal training. We often separate the innate impulse to create things from those who teach themselves practical tasks. We glorify the teens who put …

Have You Settled for a Less-Than-Ideal Life?

I pulled my hood over my head as I looked down into one of nature's most magnificent creations, and one of my favorite things: a gorgeous waterfall.<p>We were ten kilometers into our hike at Yosemite National Park in California, and I wasn't at all tired. I was energized, drinking in every moment, …

Awesome One Page HTML5 Website

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Web Design

Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life

Researchers claim languages should be a requirement for any kind of degree as bilingualism could protect the brain in later life<p>Universities should insist that students learn a second language as part of their degree to help prevent dementia in later life and broaden their horizons, a language …

Linguistics

Makeup Artist Turns Herself Into Creepy Monsters That’ll Give You Nightmares

Andrea De La Ossa, a cosmetologist and beauty vlogger, definitely doesn't have problems choosing her Halloween looks. Using her incredible make-up …

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

Happiness

4 Easy Steps to Quitting Sugar

Yep, it seems like a no-brainer—a diet high in the white stuff (sugar and refined carbs) is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even cognitive problems—but kicking the sugar habit isn't that simple. The holiday season has probably riled up your inner sugar monster, leaving you …

Artist Illustrates Amazingly Detailed Plant-life with Millions of Dots

Sometimes art pieces look effortless, and sometimes it is clear to see the intense time and labour commitment given to a project. Xavier Casalta‘s floral illustrations most definitely fall into the latter category. Created using a stippling technique, Casalta's insanely intricate pieces are formed …

Art

Virginia Farm Needs Volunteers to Cuddle with Its Baby Goats

Esmont, Virginia's Caromont Farm is home to over 120 goats who help make various cheeses and, this February, an additional 90 baby goats will be born and added to their ranks. To help with this influx of infant animals, farmers are looking for volunteers who will act as goat snugglers. During …

Goats

How To Prevent Team Politics From Sidelining Innovation

There will be politics even when there’s no innovation, but there’s never innovation without politics.<p>Ed Hoffman is NASA’s chief knowledge officer. He knows a thing or two about pulling off high-tech innovation under bureaucratic pressure. “Most organizations like to focus on the technical risk …

This Is Your Brain on Loneliness

As we settle back into our routines after holiday celebrations, family visits, and New Year's kisses, many of us may feel a bit let down or isolated. For some this is a passing melancholy, but for others it's more serious. Everyone experiences loneliness sometimes, but most people don't know that …

Tiny Oyster Pearls Are Intricately Carved into Wearable Skull Sculptures

Japanese artist Shinji Nakaba transforms elegant oyster pearls into intricately carved anatomical forms. His wearable sculptures come in many different shapes and sizes, but the jeweler's most unique pieces are carved into the shape of human and animal skulls. These newly formed pearls are turned …

Wearable Tech

Artist’s Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with …

How to train your brain to make better decisions

Overcoming obstacles is synonymous with entrepreneurship. The ability to engage with difficulties and stress in an empowering way is described as the biggest factor for success in life -- more significant than your IQ, social networks, physical health, or socio-economic background.<p>When you …

Bill Gates

What Does "the Human Universe" Actually Mean?

Most people have never heard the phrase "the human universe," so it got a major boost from British physicist Brian Cox. A popular science presenter in the UK and physics professor at the University of Manchester, Cox called his latest BBC series by that name. (The amplified text is available in a …