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Multi-Dimensional Illustrations Weave Together Mysterious Narratives by Victo Ngai | Colossal

<p>Los Angeles-based illustrator and storyboard artist Victo Ngai produces layered illustrations that reveal elaborate worlds filled with unexpected …

Art

Don't Buy Replacement Windows For Your Old House

If you own a house built before 1960 that has its original windows, be grateful. Nothing will ever look as good. And, contrary to what you may have heard from the building and remodeling industries, new windows will not function better. They will not save you buckets of money in energy costs. They …

New England

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

Budgeting Doesn’t Work, So Try This Instead

An expert guide on how not to overspend this summer.<p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this article it means you’re (very likely) a real life adult …

Personal Finance

Here Are 4 Latin Albums To Get You Through This Summer

Every month, <i>Alt Latino</i>'s Felix Contreras drops by <i>Weekend Edition</i> to share his recommendations for new music and the best music yet to come. This year, Latin artists old and new are dropping new albums, including a reissue from a Buena Vista Social Club alumnus, a punk pioneer's concept album about …

Music

27 Stunning Black and White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in France in the 1930s and 1940s

Émile Savitry, born Dupont in 1903 in Saïgon was first a painter, but he had “more than meets the eye” as Claude Roy wrote it in 1972. Indeed, he …

Art

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

8 Great Dividend Stocks Yielding 8% or More

High-yield dividend stocks typically play a vital role for investors planning for retirement. However, like many things in life, there is no such …

Investing

This 10-minute routine will increase your memory and creativity

Memory and imagination are inextricably connected. In fact, your memory is imagined. It’s not concrete nor objective fact. But rather, your memory is …

Creativity

4 Potential Multibagger Stocks for 2018 and Beyond

With the stock market near record highs, it can be hard for investors to know where to turn. The stocks that are on sale lately are stodgy dividend …

Investing

Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and travel to the brain

WE HAVE been thinking about Parkinson’s disease all wrong. The condition may arise from damage to the gut, not the brain.<p>If the idea is correct, it …

Neuroscience

How Painter Alonsa Guevara Navigates Social Media, Taboos And Sustaining Her Art

Making creative work is risky.<p>Whether you’re painting, coming up with concepts for a client or writing a song, you don’t clock in or clock out. There is no standard market price. No matter how many hours you put in, the value of your product is often subject to the viewer.<p>So, for many of us …

Art

Buy Solar Stocks to Profit From Coming Boom

The declining cost of solar energy in China and the launch of cheaper batteies in the U.S. are going to make solar stocks soar by 2020 or 2021. …

Renewable Energy

How to Live With Purpose and Stay Focused on Long-Term Goals

You'll be needing a plan...and we've got one for you.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your habits are broken down into two categories: instant pleasure and delayed. Everyone has some instant habits, things like social media or TV or squeezing your dog’s squishy …

Productivity

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Cleaning

Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Colorful Flora and Fauna

Portland-based artist Yellena James creates kaleidoscopic, biomorphic artworks that resemble colorful ecosystems, filled with imaginary flora and fauna. With an aim to illustrate places that are “hypnotically familiar and yet hauntingly exotic,” James’ most recent ethereal universes explore …

How to win the biggest battle of all

“The toughest battle you’ll ever fight in your life is the battle within yourself.” — Anonymous<p>Within each day, each moment of life, each challenge, …

Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins

Prolific artist Greg “Craola” Simkins presents a new series of surreal work in his solo exhibition <i>The Escape Artist</i>. The native Californian has a long career that has seen him move from graffiti artist to video game designer to full-time fine artist, while still maintaining a presence on the …

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

This Instagram is Dedicated to Stunning Walls From Across the World

A post shared by #ihaveathingforwalls (@ihaveathingforwalls) on Mar 17, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT<p>As architects, we all have a 'thing' for walls, windows, …

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

These Vibrant, Futuristic Mansions Are Popping Up in Bolivia

TravelPicture Stories<p>Known as the “King of Andean Architecture,” Freddy Mamani’s colorful designs are changing El Alto and inspiring other architects.<p>The air is thin in El Alto, a sprawling, dusty, cliff top conurbation of a million people, perched 13,000 feet above sea level. But that’s not the …

South America

How This Artist Makes Money Off YouTube Without Brand Sponsorships

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton says he's successful because of this decision, not in spite of it.<p>12 min read<p><i>In this series,</i> YouTube Icon<i>, Entrepreneur speaks with the individuals behind popular YouTube channels to find out the secrets of their success.</i><p>Thomas Heaton used to spend his days …

After Van Dongen, Vogue, 1959 by Norman Parkinson on artnet

Past Auction<p>Norman Parkinson• <i><br>After Van Dongen, Vogue, 1959</i>, 1959<br>• 50.5 x 40.5 cm. (19.9 x 15.9 in.)<p>Artist:<p>(British, 1913–1990)<p>Title:<p><i>After Van Dongen,</i> …

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

How To Make Yourself A More Creative Cannabis Consumer

Do you puff before strumming your guitar strings, mix paints on your pallet, put pencil to pad? You are not alone.<p>Cannabis has long been a key to …

David Shrigley: ‘Self-delusion is quite important if you want to be an artist’

“I actually almost always have a nap at 2.30pm,” says David Shrigley, as we sit down in an upstairs room, a jug of water and a plate of chocolate digestives between us, at Fabrica gallery in Brighton. I check my watch: it’s five to two. “It’s not going to work today,” he sighs. “But this isn’t …

Nottingham Forest

Facebook is dropping key advertising tools — here’s how you adapt

If you listen to headlines about Facebook recently you may be wondering if it’s still a good place to run ads for your business. The Facebook privacy scandal that brought a ton negative press over the last month (and justly so), has already forced Facebook to change the way they handle and collect …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Ornate Surreal Sculptures Formed From Thousands of Ordinary Objects

Plucked from ordinary life, the items used to create artist Kris Kuksi‘s surreal assemblages are transformed into high art. Since 2004, the American artist has focused on his sculptures, each tinged with a slightly Gothic, dark feel. Using railway model kits, figurines, jewelry, wedding cake parts, …