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Best science fiction books to read

Fans of science fiction find themselves in the genre for a number of reasons. It could be a love of all the accoutrements that mark the genre: new species, alien warfare, spaceships and gripping anti-heroes. But, it also serves as a crystal ball — showing humanity through imagined reactions to new …

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3 Ways to Use Twitter to Locate Relevant, Actionable Insights

While many have proclaimed the demise of Twitter in recent months, the platform is still the leading source of real-time news and updates, with no …

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Who ​Are Graphic Designers, Anyways?

Three designers set out to survey their industry–and ended up creating a beautiful book that reveals some truths about graphic design.<p>Authorship in the design world is murky territory, especially when it comes to graphic design. “The designers who work their black magic on the global economy are …

18 Tips To Improve Your Logo Design Skills | Brand Matters Blog

A Refreshing New Take On The Ultimate Logo Design Guide<p>Logo designers, like the great athletes of our time who say “I just try to improve every day,” …

Graphic Design

30 Of The Best Premium Responsive eCommerce Themes for 2016

These days more and more retailers are establishing their business online. Running an eCommerce website has become an indispensable part of their …

Web Design

My Gen X Hillary problem: I know why we don’t “like” Clinton

As a young woman, I idealized Bill but scorned Hillary’s supporters; at 43, I see this preference for what it was<p>As many a news outlet has told us, women over 45 are supporting Hillary, and those under 45 are feeling the Bern. On the dividing line lies Generation X. (Remember us? People used to …

Porsche Developed the 911 R in One Year as a Response to PDK Haters

No, the 911 R wasn't planned from the outset.<p>Porsche's 911 R was easily one of our favorite cars of the Geneva Motor Show. Its combination of light weight, an 8800-rpm 4.0 liter flat-six and a proper six-speed manual gearbox is just about perfect, but its development is a rather interesting story. …

7 Writerly Books To Read Instead Of Finishing NaNoWriMo

Come on, give yourself a break.<p>How time flies! It’s nearly a third of the way through NaNoWriMo already, with only a couple weeks left to finish a 50,000-word novel draft. We hope you’re hitting your word counts!<p>But if you aren’t, or you never bothered to begin with, don’t worry about wasting your …

5 Best-Selling Female Writers You May Not Have Heard Of

A handful of popular female writers of 19th century America — such as Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe — continue to be widely taught and read. Others who were extremely well-known back then, for some reason or other, are today pretty much relegated to the history books.<p>Take <b>Fanny Fern</b> …

Literature

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

Immature, embarrassing, fundamentally uncritical. Too often, the way we talk and write about Young Adult books is conflated with the way we talk about young adults, as though it’s teens doing the writing, unarmed with critical distance.<p>In fact, it’s almost always super-smart, bookish adults …

21 Words From David Foster Wallace's Vocabulary List

David Foster Wallace could make anything fascinating—professional tennis, talk radio, even MFA writing programs. His fast-paced, conversational style …

Everyone Wants a Piece of Karl Ove Knausgaard

How did a Norwegian writer who writes extremely long, introspective books about his own life become the toast of the literary world?<p><i>This article appears in the August Issue of VICE Magazine</i><p>Karl Ove Knausgaard was smoking in the alleyway. It was a bright May afternoon in New York, and the Norwegian …

Literature

Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”<p>Who we are and who we become is in large part the combinatorial product of the people and ideas we surround ourselves with — what William …

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy<p>The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them …

Ladies who punch: Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Female liberation had a chequered history throughout the 20th century but a new book of photographs suggests that our forebears may have led much richer and more exciting lives than we once imagined.<p>Snapshots of Dangerous Women features many photographs of women drinking, shooting, smoking, …

Art

JPMorgan is recommending everyone read these 10 books this summer

The banking giant released its annual 2015 list on Monday, curating 10 titles aimed at its wealthy clientele.<p>The 16th annual reading list offers a wide selection of books that cover topics like the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, SNL's 40-year history, and education policy.<p>We've included a roundup of …

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Minimalist Posters by Nick Barclay of Star Wars Characters

A minimalist, graphic poster series of three color Star Wars characters designed by Nick Barclay.<p>Nick Barclay is an Australian art director and …

9 Unlikely Reads that Will Make Your Writing Better

There are thousands of “best books for writers” lists out there. (I’ve written one!) But what about the inspiration that comes from all around us? …

Poetry

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …

Literature

Different Solutions

http://diply.com/publisher/different-solutions<p>website<p>Diply

Muller Font Family from Fontfabric

Muller Sans, a font family of 10 uprights and 10 italics.<p>Type designer Radomir Tinkov has created the Muller font family for foundry Fontfabric in …

How to Create Visual Relationships With Contrast & Similarity

There are lots of different types of links here: articles, authors, comments, site sections, etc. Each type of link has a different distinction, whether it’s the color, underline, or italics. It’s a much more complex link hierarchy than Reddit, but the same principles of similarity apply.<p>Sidebar …

UI Design

Top Web Design Trends for 2015

There’s no clear-cut scientific formula to great design because it’s undoubtedly considered more of an art than a science. Strangely there are many …

Web Design

Our Favorite Typefaces of 2014

10 Fun Facts About AKIRA

This museum wants you to touch the art and take lots of pictures

It figures that the city known for generating the most Instagram selfles would open a museum to attract selfie shooters.<p>Art in Island, an interactive art museum in a suburban Manila, Philippines, has installations designed for visitors to incorporate themselves into master 3-D copies of some …

Museums

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

TED Talks

Terry Pratchett: 50 best quotes

<b>Terry Pratchett, whose science-fantasy Discworld novels are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world, died on March 12, 2015, aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide and was full of wit and wisdom. His final</b> …

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