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Facity Project by Emrah Altinok

<b>Emrah Altinok</b> is a talented 36-year-old fine art photographer, artist, author and university professor currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Emrah has …

How to Make President Nixon's Burger

President Richard Nixon's family was in the burger business, so it's no surprise he served them to some of his more famous guests.<p><b>President 37:</b> …

Bitter is better: Non-alcoholic cocktails to satisfy the sophisticated palate

Bartenders spill on how to use bitters, coffees and teas to add complexity to a drink.<p>Mineral water. Cran and soda. Plain old pop. Too often, if …

Stranger Things: meet the design genius behind TV's most talked about title font

Netflix’s Stranger Things has lured viewers in with its thrilling sci-fi plot, obsessive Eighties pop culture references and charming portrayal of middle-American life. Online, essays mediating on childhood friendship, the show's treatment of women and the power of nostalgia abound. Stranger Things …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Bottled Up Emotion Series by Olivia Boudreau

One of my favourite series at the 99th OCADU Grad Exhibition from this past weekend.

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you …

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A walk a day keeps your memory from going away

Hearing about the benefits of exercise can get old. Sure, physical activity is good for the bones, brain and heart – and may even help ward off cancer. But it's tough to stay motivated if you're too busy, hate gyms or have a bum knee.<p>If you're in that boat, this could be the jolt that gets you …

6 Sunday-night habits that will set you up for success all week long

The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend — and that's especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays have a carefree vacation vibe.<p>Even if you love your job, the angst of having to go back to the grind on Monday can leave you disorganized and spinning your …

Healthy Eating

5 Ways to Stay Productive and Focused All Day, Every Day

Why discipline, responsiveness, focus, learning, and creating are all goals worth pursuing.<p>I'm pretty busy these days.<p>My holding company owns four businesses: Tusk Strategies runs multi-jurisdictional campaigns for big companies and institutions, Tusk Ventures works with pre-IPO startups in …

The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Systems fiction: a novel way to think about the present

Seen in literary fiction as well as SF, this genre weaves together complex debates in a way that can offer a clearer view of the future – think Atwood, DeLillo and Asimov<p>Weirdly enough, science fiction is not the best lens through which to examine science fiction. In the 80s, critic Tom LeClair …

How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

The Dark Side Of Your Design Heroes

Le Corbusier supported fascism. Saarinen designed for the CIA. The details of the lives of many famed modernists may surprise you.<p>We admire many midcentury heroes for their work, whether they created products that improve our lives, buildings that beautified our skylines, or furniture that made our …

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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress

If you're feeling stressed--and who isn't?--let these quotes motivate you and inspire you.<p>Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let …

5 Books to Read This Summer

Here in Seattle, summer is a gift you earn by gutting out nine months of rain and gloom. The skies are clear, there’s hardly any humidity, and the …

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Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

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 …

Mindfulness

Morpholio Brings Ease to Architectural Drawings with ScalePen

Prior to CAD, design students, architects, and the like, used technical pens for drafting, when there weren’t any buttons to undo what you just did. …

Life-Sized Photographs Expose the Brutality of Ballet Bodies

Rick Guest’s 'What Lies Beneath' series reveals the strength underlying the world’s greatest dancers’ elegance.<p>Mesmerized by the beauty of the ballet dancer on stage, it’s easy to forget the struggle and sacrifice that goes into making it all look so effortless. This is the premise of photographer …

What A Neurosurgeon Learned About Living After He Became Terminally Ill

"What makes human life meaningful, even in the face of death and decay?"<p>By the time he was 36 years old, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi had also earned a master's degree in English literature and won neuroscience's highest research award. He was married to a successful internist and was considered a …

Medicine

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …