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How to run your life like a business in order to find personal fulfillment

Just like the Fountain of Youth, El Dorado, or the Atlantis, the concept of a real-deal work-life balance tends feels like the oft-talked-about, …

Work-life Balance

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s …

Landscape Photography

10 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

Short stories are hard to craft. Often overlooked in discussions about “real” literature, they have to pack the same sort of punch that a novel …

RIP, minimalism. Retro logos are back!

The pendulum is swinging away from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Logo Lounge.</i><p>Any time we look at trends, we tend to see a pendulum swinging. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see an evolution from a flat logo to something dimensional or vice …

Graphic Design

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

Every Photographer Should Watch This Brief History of Light (2-Minute VIDEO)

They say that all photography is about light, which makes the below video must-viewing for photographers. Produced by The Atlantic and titled “A …

20+ Times Less Was More

There is something extremely satisfying about minimalism, and not just from an aesthetic perspective either. The clean, free feeling that comes with …

Minimalism

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Singularity

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

This Ansel Adams Documentary Is a Comprehensive and Fascinating Look at the Master Photographer

I think few people will deny that Ansel Adams was one of the most influential and important photographers ever, his work enduring as a portfolio of …

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

Employment

Tips for Better Composition in Landscape Photography

Good composition is paramount when it comes to landscape photography. Ansel Adams said, "There's nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy …

10 Literary Blogs You Should Be Reading

Book news travels via word-of-mouth in New York and, more often than not, the internet is where writers, publishers, and—above all—readers compile …

The 10 Most Addicting Books, According to the Internet

When I asked the MR community to help me compile a list of genuinely addicting books, I had no idea the request would be met with such gusto. As of …

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation

Malik Bros Branding by Sebastian Bednarek

Art direction, brand development, and graphic design by Sebastian Bednarek for the tailored goods of Malik Bros.Malik Bros is a small Polish brand …

Graphic Design

Drift Away to a Surreal Alien Planet With Dreamy Animated Short Panacée

Written, directed, and animated by Jules Boulain-Adenis (credited as Naleb), intergalactic exploration tale <i>Panacée</i>—which translates to …

24 Hours in the Forest for Only 1 Photo: A Lesson in Patience

With well over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, landscape photographer Thomas Heaton is popular for his behind-the-scenes window into life in the …

Everything You Need to Know About ISO (VIDEO)

Vincent Ledvina is an independent filmmaker specializing in animation, and he combines these skills to release short monthly videos on basic …

You’ll Never Doubt the Importance of Portrait Lighting After Watching This Fascinating 2-Minute Video

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an …

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Famous photographer explains camera noise and how can you harness it

What is camera noise? Why do you hear people talking about it and how is it different from film grain? These are all questions that you may be asking …

Unlock the Hidden Power of Lightroom with These Quick Tips from Anthony Morganti (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar …

Tutorials

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

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Odd Yet Beautiful Houseplants You May Not Have Heard Of

Indoor plants add some life and color to your interior spaces, and contrary to popular belief they don't just sit around doing nothing all day …

Plants

This college course teaches you how to call out things that are unscientific

Their weapon? A new course: "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data."<p>The class website and colorful syllabus went online last month and almost instantly went viral.<p>"We woke up the next morning to chaos. We had 20,000 visitors, our mailboxes were full, we were getting book offers," said Carl …

Middle School