AJ Currado

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These 3-D Printed Covers Make Prosthetics Stylish

Someone with a tattoo can design an intricately carved fairing that matches. Or someone with a classic motorcycle can design a chrome fairing that …

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Why major creative breakthroughs happen in your late thirties

James Murphy, the former frontman of the band LCD Soundsystem, made what he called the biggest mistake of his life at 21, when he turned down a writing job on a sitcom that was about to launch.<p>The sitcom’s name was <i>Seinfeld</i>.<p>Instead, he lurched around, working as a bouncer and later a DJ before …

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Handwriting

Learn calligraphy online at calligraphy.org. You’ll learn the basics of pointed pen, flourishing, addressing envelopes and developing your own style. …

Obama's NSA 'reforms' are little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public | Glenn Greenwald

Obama is draping the banner of change over the NSA status quo. Bulk surveillance that caused such outrage will remain in place<p>In response to political scandal and public outrage, official Washington repeatedly uses the same well-worn tactic. It is the one that has been hauled out over decades in …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

How George W. Bush Evolved From the Uncoolest Person on the Planet to Bona Fide Hipster Icon

George W. Bush was once very uncool. So uncool, in fact, that in 2005, <i>The New York Times</i> reported that the then-president’s use of an iPod threatened Apple’s status as premier purveyor of “the electronic toys of the anti-establishment set.” The paper then asked a question: “If someone as mainstream …

Fear, Complexity, Environmental Management in the 21st Century

<b>Fear, Complexity, & Environmental Management in the 21st Century</b><p><b>Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy</b><p><b>Washington DC</b><p><b>November 6,</b> …

Coffee Supreme Wins Top Package Design Award – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Coffee Supreme, the New Zealand-based coffee roaster, won first prize in the non-alcoholic beverage category last week at the annual Dieline Package …

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The Coffee Collective Begins Food Pairings – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Danish stalwarts at Coffee Collective recently made an exciting announcement on their blog. After years of only serving limited pastry offerings …

100 Ideas That Changed Art

On the heels of yesterday’s <i>100 Ideas That Changed Photography</i> comes <b>100 Ideas That Changed Art</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art, from cave paintings to the internet, compiled by art historian and broadcaster <b>Michael Bird</b>. From conceptual …

The Differences Between Shy, Introverted, Extroverted And Obnoxious

Violinist Alina leads quartet with many strings to their bow

This is the Chiaroscuro Quartet, a formidable group of young players headed by the Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova.<p>The sound of the ensemble is …

Ideas about Creativity

Video playlists about Creativity<p>Where do ideas come from?<p>9 talks • 2h 18m<p>How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The …

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Decorum Ubique

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Acrylic - Gold Leaf

AJ Currado fine artist<p>Acrylic / Gold Leaf Series<p>For this series I used bold acrylics and real gold to create reflective works that actively engage …

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4 Strategies That Inspire Creativity

The experience of the greatest of the Medici patrons shows how true creativity blooms.<p>At the age of 20, Lorenzo the Magnificent was the most powerful and wealthiest man in 15th century Europe. His father, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, had recently died and left him the Medici bank along with the …

How to Make the Perfect Hipster Logo in 6 Easy Steps

If you have an authentic, artisanal, handcrafted product, you'll need an authentic, artisanal, handcrafted logo to go along with it. But what to do …

Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

Questions of why creators create, how they structure their days, and where they look for inspiration hold a strange kind of mesmerism over us mere mortals, an elusive promise of somehow reverse-engineering and absorbing genius through voyeurism. In 2003, artist Joe Fig began interviewing famous …

Sitting at a Coffee Shop Doesn't Stir Everyone's Creative Juices

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every few months or so, a new study comes out telling us where collective creativity is at its best. The latest one to make the rounds boasts that coffee shops have the right "hum" to keep us humming along. In fact, this noise has proven …

50 Awesome Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take That Risk

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/18SX0MZ<p>If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. <b>Tony Robbins</b><p>If …

It’s Not About “Productivity.” It’s About Living Purposefully.

In the time you’ve read this sentence, your brain has processed about 200 “bits” of information. Your brain can handle roughly 100 bits of …

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Make Good Art: Neil Gaiman’s Advice on the Creative Life, Adapted by Design Legend Chip Kidd

Among the greatest commencement addresses of all time is an extraordinary speech beloved author Neil Gaiman delivered in May of 2012 at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. So potent and enlivening was his advice on courage and the creative life that the speech was adapted into <b>Make Good Art</b></i> …

How To Find Mentors

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/14dgNCs<p>After getting a million earnest but confused emails about it, I thought I had the perfect …