Yoshio Roy

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The Courage to Despair: Goethe, the Inner Tension of Creativity, and What It Takes to Be a Great Artist

“[The artist] must be shaken by the naked truths that will not be comforted. This divine discontent, this disequilibrium, this state of inner tension is the source of artistic energy.”<p><i>“A great deal of poetic work has arisen from various despairs,”</i> wrote Lou Andreas-Salomé, the first woman …

Daylight

How to Exercise Your Brain for Better Thinking Skills

Not so very long ago, scientists and doctors believed that the number of neurons, cells, and pathways that were present in our brains at birth were …

6 Key Traits That Define Exceptional Leaders From Ordinary Ones

You need to have exceptional leadership skills if you want to carve a niche in the business world. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that not every business person is a born leader. However, we can up our game with the help of right knowledge and skills.<p>Leadership is a skill that can be trained …

The ‘Music Box for the Digital Era’ Is Back and Better Than Ever

Axel Bluhme’s XOXX Composer has now has an app, a sleek black look, and may be on the market soon.<p>To make looping, sampling, and sequencing more intuitive, XOXX Composer uses magnets, resulting in a music tool that can be easily visualized and understood. After we first learned about the project …

Simple Photography Tips | Uncommon And Essential Camera Settings

Your first camera can be a daunting thing. So daunting in fact, that even the more experienced amongst us have neglected certain useful, perhaps even</i> …

6 Easy Steps To Better Icon Design

To achieve this, we are constantly aware of the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality.” The difference is often very small …

Lean Photography: Cutting the ‘Fat’ Out of Your Creative Life

To me, creativity is all about cross-pollination of ideas in novel ways.<p>Idea sex<p>I don’t believe that there are any truly “original” ideas anymore. …

Street Photography

Can this humble GIF really help ease anxiety?

Anyone who's ever had to deal with any level of anxiety issues knows how difficult it can be to calm yourself and ease yourself out of an anxiety …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

How To Win Every Argument

<b>So you want to know how to win every argument?</b><p><b>Stop trying.</b><p>Not that passivity is the most effective strategy but if you’re thinking about “winning” …

The Myth of Basic Science

Does scientific research drive innovation? Not very often, argues Matt Ridley: Technological evolution has a momentum of its own, and it has little to do with the abstractions of the lab<p>Innovation is a mysteriously difficult thing to dictate. Technology seems to change by a sort of inexorable, …

Innovation

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Tutorials

Keep Calm Meme Teaching Kit

Materials<p>Internet-connected computers for each student or pair of students<br>• Paper and pens<br>• Projector for instructor’s computer<p>Learning …

Education Technology

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”<p>Habits are the way we think, feel and …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Giza, Boston, Sen

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

“Why grow up?” is a political question: Our cult of youth is no accident — and it has dire consequences

A philosopher argues that we can’t blame our arrested adolescence on the ’60s — or even entirely on ourselves<p>Whether you look at superhero-besotted Hollywood, the clothes alleged grownups wear in public, or the spread of video games out of the suburban family room, it’s hard to miss noticing that …

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Journalism