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Watch This Artist Create Beautiful Calligraphy Using Different Pens And Techniques

Designer, calligrapher and stationery enthusiast King Blotto III creates short videos of beautiful calligraphy that are an absolute delight to watch. …

On Terrible Writing Advice From Famous Writers

<i>“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”<br>–Will Rogers</i><p>If you’re a writer who pays any amount of attention to the Internet (and how can you not be?), then …

Creative Writing

The Person Standing Next to You has a Mental Illness.

How many times have we heard the phrase “Oh my God I’m gonna kill myself!” uttered by someone who was only making a dramatic statement about being …

More High Tech Professionals Are Thinking Low Tech

<i>This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet,</i> Fortune’s <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>I thought about starting the busy week ahead by reflecting on how the …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Jennifer Garner breaks silence on Ben Affleck divorce

Jennifer Garner is speaking out for the first time about her public divorce from Ben Affleck.<p>“It was a real marriage,” she told <i>Vanity Fair</i> in its …

Ben Affleck

The Coen brothers weigh in on diversity: ‘The Oscars are not that important’

The absence of nominated actors of color — for the second year in a row — has sparked proposed boycotts of this year’s Oscars, promises of change …

Swap Fire is a Wii U shooter that wants to redefine the genre

The Wii U may not be the console that players look to for first person shooters, but the upcoming <i>Swap Fire</i> has ambitions to take on the genre's …

Retrogaming

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: Gems you may have missed

As I’m sure all of you Xbox One owners out there are aware, with the new Xbox experience at the end of last year came the introduction of backwards …

A 35-Minute Yoga Class to Strengthen Your Legs and Butt

There's nothing like that stretched-out, super-relaxed feeling you get after an hour of moving to the rhythm of our breath during a yoga class. But …

Stone-Cold Remarkable

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

Books

Characters from Classic Paintings Are Inserted into the Modern World

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov unites the past and present by giving characters from classic paintings the chance to explore our modern world. The artist skillfully utilizes Photoshop to insert vintage muses in stores, on buses, on stairwells, and in the midst of urban alleyways for his ongoing …

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work at Work

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/Ilya Terentyev</i><p>"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon."<p>Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is an inability …

Straight Christian Pretends to Be Gay for a Year in Unique Social Experiment

Although he grew up believing that homosexuality was a sin, in 2010 Timothy Kurek, of Nashville, Tennessee, spent the entire year pretending to be …

LGBTQI

Blog, Freebies | Free HDR Lightroom Preset

<b>Free Photography Bundle: PS actions, LR presets, photo overlays, & print templates! Get it here.</b><p>There are a lot of different options when it comes to …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Art series breaks LGBTQ stereotypes with striking illustrations

<b>Warning: the following illustrations contain partial nudity.</b><p>Despite the great strides the LGBT community has taken in 2015, there is still a long way …

US photographer's quest to solve vintage photo mystery

<b>A US photographer has launched an internet hunt to find two mysterious women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand shop.</b><p>Meagan Abell was sifting through a box of vintage photographs in Richmond, Virginia when she found four sets of "transparency slides".<p>She took them home …

The Chilling Effect of Banishing Symbols of Hate

By Michael Meyers<p>On July 4th, I gave thanks for having been born in the USA -- the land of the free. But something's happening in and to our culture of freedom -- when, in the guise of soothing hurt feelings, and scrubbing "hate" -- modern-day American patriots are proposing all sorts of …

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What Difference Does a $70,000 'Minimum Wage' Make?

We've all seen the scenario before. The CEO stands up at an all-company meeting to announce changes to the compensation system. Usually, this means profit-sharing is canceled or bonuses are being cut, but when 29-year-old CEO Dan Price addressed the 120 employees of Seattle-based Gravity Payments …

The photographers who refuse to abandon traditional film cameras

<b>Film photography was supposed to have been killed off by the digital era - but a committed band of enthusiasts refuse to abandon the traditional camera. Stephen Dowling finds out why for some, film never went out of fashion.</b><p>Photographer Patrick Joust spends a great deal of time on the streets of …

When The Federal Government Told Two Men That Their Marriage Could Not Exist

"You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots," an Immigration and Naturalization Service official wrote in 1975. The letter behind The Washington Post's story of Anthony Sullivan's marriage to Richard Adams.

30 Vintage Travel Ads from the Mad Men Era

A new coffee table book illustrates the golden age of travel.<p>In Season 2 of AMC’s <i>Mad Men</i>, Peggy Olson pitches a Mohawk Airlines campaign with the …

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Hand-painted portraits of famous musicians, on vinyl records

David Bowie. Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen.<p>Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is hand-painted portraiture of musicians on vinyl records.<p>More: …

Vinyl Records

Each Of These Radioactive Vases Is Made From The Toxic Sludge Byproduct Of Your Phone, Computer, Car

Designers from The Unknown Fields Division are taking the toxic waste from a hellish tailing pond in Mongolia and making (dangerous, untouchable) art.<p>Ceramic vases made from toxic mud created in the production of must-have products such as laptops and smartphones will present a markedly different …