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5 Story Formulas That Make People Cry

Someone once gave me this writing advice.<p>All writing must elicit an emotional response in your reader.<p>His advice pertained to copywriting and sales …

Toy Story

20 Great Literature Quotes About Sadness

Here are 20 great literature quotes about sadness<p><i>[Gathered by Regina Kenney]</i><p><b>“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often</b> …

What’s the Use of Regret?

A few weeks ago I was sitting poolside in Florida with a friendly retiree who was standing in the warm aqua water, beaming with friendliness. We started chatting, first about his hometown, Pittsburgh, and the many great athletes from there. Soon the conversation pivoted to Vietnam and his …

Ten underappreciated philosophers of the Islamic World [timeline]

The philosophical contribution of Islamic culture often goes unacknowledged, and when it is recognized, it is often reduced to a discussion of …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

El Chapo Speaks

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 to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be</i> …

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

Prankster Artist Customizes Random Strangers’ Cars Around Amsterdam Using Cardboard

Amsterdam, Netherlands-based artist Max Siedentopf recently traveled around his neighborhood at night and upgraded the look of various strangers’ …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? A Must-have Guide to Must-lists For Writers

Get Instant Relief Without Dangerous Drugs, Messy Creams Or Exhausting Exercise!<br>by Ruth Harris<br>Writers write—except when we're staring into space or …

Combophotos, A Series of Seamlessly Combined Images That Contrast Greatly in Size and Scale

Photographer Stephen McMennamy has created “Combophotos“, a wonderful series of seamlessly combined images that contrast greatly in both size and …

Amazingly Detailed Colorful Animals Crafted by Japanese Balloon Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto

Japanese balloon artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has created amazingly detailed colored balloon animals that appear as lifelike as a balloon animal can …

A Fun Photo Series of Food Expertly Styled to Represent Easily Recognizable Objects

German photographer Martin Roller has created a fun series of portraits in which common foods are expertly styled to represent other easily …

Brazilian Artist Envelops His Head With Different Materials in an Unusual Self-Portrait Series

Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro has created <i>autorretrato sensorial</i> (<i>sensory self-portrait</i>), an unusual self-portrait series in which he completely …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

Ice Cream

Mind-Melting Optical Illusions That Are A Joy To Look At

When it comes to the illusionary photographs of Erik Johansson all is definitely not what it seems.<p>Much like the the master of optical illusion M.C. …

Henri Matisse: The Lost Interview, Part III

Read Part I here and Part II here.<p>1.<p>In part three of Jerome Seckler’s interview with Matisse the tone has shifted yet again. It is both more …

Henri Matisse: The Lost Interview, Part II

1.<p>Jerome Seckler’s unpublished interview with Matisse is distinctive for its combative tone. Seckler’s questions are direct and often challenging. …

Henri Matisse: The Lost Interview

<b><br>Jerome Seckler</b>: What is the importance of the subject in painting?<p><b>Henri Matisse</b>: You are posing a question. A book would be necessary to answer it. …

Wined, Dined, Brined, and Intestined: Acquiring a Taste for Japanese Delicacies

The world has fallen in love with Japanese cuisine. It has even been recognized as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. You probably know all …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Caramelized Peach Pancakes Recipe on Food52

• 1 large egg<br>• 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt<br>• 2 tablespoons sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon bourbon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger<br>• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon<br>• 1 ripe peach, halved, pitted, and thinly sliced (about 1/8-inch thick …

Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller (<i>New York Times</i> art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of <i>Rolling Stone</i>) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, <i>The Typographic Universe</i> (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of …

Creepy Portraits of People Covered in Frosting and Junk Food

British artist James Ostrer covered himself and some intrepid models with thick layers of candy, frosting, and other junk food in a rather unsettling …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Stunning 1955 midcentury modern house in Fort Worth - built by the Brandt family

Retro realtor Ed Murchison just forced us out of our vacation week with this fastball in the form of this <b>1955 Fort Worth, Texas midcentury modern</b> …

5 Surprising Places to Meet Cool Women

You might see your soul mate in line at Lowe's

Relationships

A desert full of mysteries: the Nazca Lines and beyond

The giant animal figures and hundreds of razor-straight lines etched into the sun-baked Pampa Colorada plain near the Peruvian desert town of Nazca constitute one of humankind’s enduring mysteries. Who created them? For what purpose? It's the stuff of endless fascination. But the Nazca area has …

A Stunning Stockholm Apartment

This stunning Stockholm apartment is the home of prop stylist Joanna Lavén and it’s filled with classic parquet flooring and period details that your …

Interior Design