Alejandra Montano

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25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

Creativity

Life’s Work

Dave Lauridsen<p>Brian Grazer worked his way up in Hollywood—from Warner Brothers law clerk to Oscar-winning producer. His first hit was Splash; many others, from Apollo 13 to TV’s 24, followed. The key to his success? Asking good questions—of employees, collaborators, and brilliant people in other …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Productivity

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How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

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25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

87 Brilliant Designs For A New Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge In London

London has its fair share of iconic bridges already, but it wants more. It’s about to start building the Garden Bridge–a very green pedestrian walkway designed by Thomas Heatherwick. And now it wants another bridge to connect Pimlico, near Victoria Station, with a massive new development in Nine …

England

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

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Complex Questions About Life And Death, Explained In A Simple Animated Video

Kurzgesagt is a Munich-based studio of designers, artists, musicians, and scientists who create videos explaining complicated topics through simple animations. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, Kurzgesagt–German for “in a nutshell”–has released about two dozen videos explaining …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

Colorful Mural in Italy Celebrates 20th Century Poet Alfonso Gatto

Rome-based visual artist Alice Pasquini recently completed an extensive mural project which celebrates the life and work of Italian poet Alfonso Gatto. Pasquini was commissioned by the Fondazione Alfonso Gatto to create the work in the city of Salerno, where the poet was born.<p>Pasquini created …

Art

Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015

Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish label—first made popular in the US in the swinging '60s—is a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home wares, fabrics, accessories and apparel offerings …

Design

Navigating Design Dichotomies: Rama Chorpash on Parsons's New MFA in Industrial Design

Earlier this month, Parsons The New School for Design announced that it's launching a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design for fall 2015 …

Fantastic Surreal Landscapes by Painter Jung-Yeon Min

Paris-based artist Jung-Yeon Min paints fantastic, dreamlike landscapes that are both beautiful and intriguingly grotesque. Playing with form, space, perspective, and scale, the Korean-born artist uses acrylic on canvas to create surreal scenes filled with warped expanses of land, towering organic …

Art

Layered Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Sculptor Ben Young (previously) just unveiled a collection of new glass sculptures prior to the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) …

Ross Lovegrove exhibits sculptural lights in Barrisol pavilion at Biennale Interieur 2014

<b>Interieur 2014:</b> British designer Ross Lovegrove has built a pavilion from Barrisol's eponymous stretch-foil material to exhibit his new lighting …

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Frank Gehry's greatest works on show in Paris

With his unique vision and fantastical approach to architecture, winner of the 1989 Pritzker prize Frank Gehry has become an internationally …

Frank Gehry

David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor | Colossal

<p>Since 1987, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and …

Höweler + Yoon Architecture installs a glow-in-the-dark swing set in Boston

These glowing circular swings have been installed by Höweler + Yoon Architecture to brighten up a patch of Boston parkland and to encourage children …