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Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

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Container for Urban Living / Atelier Riri

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the land area of 150 sqm Atelier Riri was challenged by their colleagues to design a home by using …

Inside Ikea’s Innovation Lab For The Future Of Better Living

The open-source lab in Copenhagen will help Ikea come up with the catalog of 2026, not 2016.<p>Ikea usually keeps a close lid on what it is working on next. But with Space10, an innovation lab recently opened in Copenhagen’s hip meatpacking district, Ikea is looking to change all that. The Swedish …

16 otherworldly images of a Parisian community you probably didn't know existed

If you ever find yourself traveling outside of Paris, you may be surprised to encounter a series of high-rise buildings looming in the distance.<p>These large housing projects, known as the "Grand Ensembles," were constructed by the French government from the 1950s through the 1980s to help ease the …

10 Best Creative Writing Exercises

Here are ten of the best creative writing exercises for you to enjoy.<b>1. 7x7x7</b><br>Find the 7th book from your bookshelf. Open it up to page 7. Look at the …


Like most people, you've probably struggled with feeling like an occasional failure at work. Everyone makes mistakes and setbacks are inevitable, but …

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6 Books That Will Make You Want To Be A Better Human

<i>Six books to make you listen harder, tell more truth, and edit your internal monologue. Books to help you get out of bed tomorrow. Books to remind</i> …

Creative Writing

Alan Watts: What do you desire?

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King's office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

A Touching Perspective Of Life In Vietnam

Photographer Gianpaolo Arena represents daily life in Vietnam with a sensitive and sincere eye.<p>*Share your photo essays and ideas with our Photo Essay Editor at<p>We'd love to hear from you and share your unique photo-vision with the world!

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

"To survive, you must tell stories" - Umberto Eco. #toronto #tinycollective

Answer to Are the living conditions for prisoners in Scandinavian countries better than those of ordinary citizens in developing countries?

It depends on which aspects you consider. If you look only at your material standard of living, then yes of course, Scandinavian prisons have a much …

'Edge of Tomorrow' and 8 Great Movies That Manipulate Time

The manipulation of time as a way to comment on life, death, love, memory and any number of other weighty subjects, is an inexhaustible narrative …

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

1. Google Ngram Viewer<p>2. Google Correlate<p>3. Google Trends<p>4. Google Think Insights<p>5. Google Public Data Explorer<p>6. Full Value of Mobile<p>7. Get Your …

The 30 Smartest Celebrities In Hollywood

Many stars possess a certain flair for academia, and are accomplished authors, politicians, scientists, and businesspeople.<p>From valedictorians to Ivy Leaguers to MENSA members, these celebrities are certified geniuses in their own rights.

College & University

25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer

Because mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Paulo Coelho

33 Genius Three-Ingredient Recipes

Yep, it really can be this easy.

69 Hip-Hop Love Songs That'll Make You Weak In The Knees

Let their words express all those mushy feelings in your heart.<p><i>In no particular order:</i><p>1. <b>Common</b>, "The Light": Proof that communication and mutual respect make for the sexiest relationships.<p>2. <b>Jay Z</b>, "Song Cry": Money changes everything in love, even for Jay Z.<p>3. <b>Kanye West</b>, "White Dress": Love at …

How to Write for a Living - Altucher Confidential

When I first wrote a novel in 1991 I remember walking down the road and seeing a pretty girl and thinking, <i>“She might like me now.”</i><p>I know that a lot …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

Here's How To Make A Handmade Journal For The Holidays

Because gift cards are so gauche.

23 Reasons Neil Gaiman Is The Coolest Author Around

The man's just pure awesome.

12 Posters That Totally Spoiled The Movie

Sure, they've got to sell the drama to be box office successes, but sometimes, they just give it all away.

The Editor In Chief's Perspective on Millennial Travelers