Buddy Smith

49 Flips | 4 Magazines | @buddysmith927 | Keep up with Buddy Smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Buddy Smith”

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

How this graffiti artist made $200 million overnight

Some millionaires reach seven figures through hustling and penny pinching. Others just get lucky.<p>Graffiti artist David Choe knows the second scenario …

What a Foo Believes: The Sweet Life and Rock & Roll Faith of America’s Biggest Band

“This is my first day off in weeks,” Dave Grohl says, barefoot in his kitchen in jeans and a biker T-shirt, big goofy Dave Grohl grin on his face. …

Hacking Hockney: the Mexican American painter bringing Latino culture into art

Ramiro Gomez’s work has playfully riffed on Californian classics to bring awareness to the lack of representation for the Chicano community in art<p>In the 1960s, a young David Hockney, infatuated with the sun and sensuality of the west coast, introduced the world of high art to the markers of Los …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

How to Paint Abstracts From a Photo

01<p>of 10<p>Using a Reference Photo as a Starting Point for Abstracts<p>Some people paint abstracts entirely from their imaginations, but I find it essential …

The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

Composition is the term used to describe the arrangement of the visual elements in a painting or other artwork. It is how the Elements of Art and …

Art

7 Steps to a Successful Painting

Each of us has been endowed with the ability to create. Some have actualized this ability more than others. Many people I know were discouraged early …

The 20 Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

<b>20. Gerry Mulligan</b><br>Arguably the greatest baritone sax player in history — or at least the most influential — Mulligan's velvet tones eternally linked …

Pops of Rainbow Color on Metal and Wood Sculptures Spin a Tale of Environmental Exploitation

Conceptual artist Arne Quinze interprets mankind’s ecological destruction.<p>A tangled mass of neon saturation populates a gallery space, aiming to bring attention to the hapless consequences of human waste and environmental exploitation. Situated inside DENK gallery in LA, Arne Quinze’s massive …

Art

Ten of the Most Fascinating Pablo Picasso Paintings

The Old Guitarist, 1903-04<p><i>The Old Guitarist</i> is an oil painting which Pablo created somewhere between the years of 1903 and 1904. This dark-themed …

Art

Twenty Years of Listening to Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch, the Los Angeles-raised musician, whose lyrics and voice conjure Appalachian hollows, Dust Bowl highways, and Nashville morphine dens, released her first album, “Revival,” twenty years ago. Several of the songs sounded as if they might have been written a hundred years earlier. …

Bob Dylan to Unveil Enormous Iron Archway in Maryland

Bob Dylan has taken on many non-musical pursuits over the past five decades, from acting and directing to painting and boxing. One of his more …

Bruce Springsteen says years of depression left him 'crushed'

Singer describes ‘freight train bearing down’ on him in interview ahead of release of new autobiography Born to Run<p>Bruce Springsteen has written of his long battle with depression and his difficult relationship with his father, in his forthcoming autobiography Born to Run.<p>The 66-year-old singer – …

Inside Green Day’s Revolutionary Rebirth

Not long ago, before he pushed his band to record three albums all at once and landed himself in rehab, before a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Cut Paper Installations : Cut Paper Installation

Crystal Wagner is an American artist who focuses on creating incredible cut paper installations on a very large scale. Impressive to say the least, …

With Artist Frank Stella, What You See Is What You See

Frank Stella does huge work — some of it 20 feet tall and twice as long — so he has a suitably supersized studio about an hour's drive north of New York City. With hundreds of artworks and tables strewn with ideas in progress, the studio is a museum in itself.<p>"This is a piece from 1970, that's a …

Watch the Sydney Opera House Transform Into A Hand-Drawn Animation

It’s like a 1970s cartoon in the best way.<p>Each year, the Sydney Opera House hands over its iconic sails to artists who use projectors to animate a Michael-Bay-worthy explosion of colors across its skin. The effect is the unreal combination of the world’s best graphic artists wielding the world’s …

Hear James McMurtry’s New Americana Masterpiece ‘Complicated Game’

There’s a one-liner that Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry is fond of delivering onstage — at the core, musicians are really just glorified …

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry Form Hollywood Vampires Supergroup

The Hollywood Vampires rise again. Decades after Alice Cooper presided over the Lair of the Hollywood Vampires, the rocker has revived the moniker …

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Artist Spent a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious Sculptures

Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. …

Justin Townes Earle Talks Writing Personal Music About Fatherhood

The singer-songwriter and son of Steve Earle on Absent Fathers and how to be a musician who's also a father.<p><b>Justin Townes Earle has never been shy,</b> particularly in regard to his rough relationship with his father, the country icon Steve Earle, who split with Justin's mother when his son was two …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale art

NEW YORK (AP) — The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast …

Windy, Cold NYC Marathon in Pictures

Artist: brenda cablayan Found on thejealouscurator.com Posted by Lara

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness