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Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

People Are Stockpiling Special 'Radiation Blocking' Pills to Guard Against Nuclear Apocalypse

But here's what you would actually need.<p>Hopefully it won't be the tweet that launched 1,000 ships – or nuclear weapons.<p>"North Korean Leader Kim Jong …

20 new tutorials for 2017 to improve your graphic design

However experienced and knowledgeable you get, you never stop learning – and great tutorials can teach you how to take advantage of new technologies, …

Interlocking wood "bricks" that can assemble into a nail-and-glue-free house

In 1987, Skid Roper and Mojo Nixon posed the musical question: What happened to my Lincoln Logs? At last: an answer!<p>Brikawood is a French company …

New task manager could change the way web designers work

Freeter<p>Life is full of distractions, especially if you're working as a web designer. All it takes is a lapse of memory as you're switching between …

Web Design

Kelly Behun Created the Stunning Interiors for This New York City Penthouse

The nearly 4,000-square-foot penthouse features bespoke furnishings and artwork from both established and emerging artists… Rebekah Bell<p>Designed by …

Swedish coastal villa surrounded by forest can be yours for $888K

Imagine living in a (happier) Ingmar Bergman movie<p>There’s something decidedly <i>Swedish</i> about this three-bedroom home for sale in the historic seaside resort of Mölle. Perhaps its the muted colors, or all that wood, or its simple yet striking construction, or its minimalist decor scheme.<p>Nevertheless, …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

Photographer Shoots Shapes of Light in Spanish Landscapes

During a trip through Spain, French photographer Nicolas Rivals set up geometric shapes of light and shot long-exposure photos of them glowing in …

This Simple Plugin Lets You Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

Instagram may be seeing a big dip in engagement, but plenty of photographers still rely on the service to bring in business. Now, thanks to the …

Meet the Artist Shooting #NoFilter Photos by Moonlight

Tom Blachford shoots Palm Springs’ swank, midcentury mansions using only lunar illumination.<p>Instant gratification is de rigueur in our hyper-connected world. And whether pointing and shooting or snapping and chatting, getting the perfect shot has never been speedier. Australian photographer Tom …

Sundance Film Review: ‘Operation Avalanche’

With:Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Andy Appelle, Jared Raab, Josh Boles, Ray James, Sharon Belle, Kirsta Madison, Joe J. Thomas, Tom Bolton, Johnny …

Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment

<i>The following in an excerpt from Carter Wiseman's</i> Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment<i>. The</i> …

Here's a List of More Than 30 Free Image Sites That Don't Look Stock-y

Finding decent, non-stock-y images that are free to use can sometimes be a frustrating search. This collection of over 30 image web sites contains a …

Makerbook Is a Huge Collection of Free Resources for Creative Projects

When you’re working on a big project, tracking down free assets is often key to keeping costs down. Makerbook is a collection of a variety of places …

Matter Design's "Helix" Stair Takes Concrete to the Next Level

Exhibited at the BSA Space as part of the Boston Design Biennial in 2013, <b>Matter Design</b>'s <i>Helix</i> is a concrete spiral staircase that is full of …

University of Michigan

Building the future: How Snohetta is rewriting the rules of global architecture and landscape

What is Craig Dykers doing in the corner? It’s a week before the opening of the new Ryerson Student Learning Centre in Toronto, and Dykers, its lead architect, is touring its most dramatic space: Nicknamed “the Beach,” it’s a cavernous, two-storey room whose floor slopes down through a zigzag of …

Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Universe

Textural Kaleidoscope as Storage: Wallpockets by Ampersand

<b>Wallpockets</b> by <b>Ampersand</b> is a clever home project that draws attention instantly. Challenged by an ever-growing trend of having more stuff around the …

One in four Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the …

The "Perfectly Optimized" Page

The “Perfectly Optimized” Page infographic states that there is no such thing as a “Perfect Page”. But don’t be discouraged! Moz.com presents 3 key …

The Under Armour Saga: Controversy Engulfs U.S. Speed Skating Uniforms

Team USA's speed skating contingent has had an awful trip to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics so far. Shani Davis, the gold medal favorite …

Finally, a Drone You Can Own

Remote-controlled aircraft hobbyists have been trying to MacGyver small digital cameras to their airborne contraptions for years. Chinese …