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5 Big Benefits Of Being A Doodler

While coloring books for adults are something of a trend, there's another artistic outlet that requires even less effort than colored pencils and markers. It may have more benefits, to boot.<p>Doodling -- the spontaneous act of drawing, typically in the margins of whatever one is <i>really</i> supposed to be …

Creativity

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Self-improvement

Ask HN: What is the most mind blowing book you've ever read?

I want to find the absolutely crazy-to-grasp book of all times.<p>Most articles related to this topic suggest something like the Fight Club. Even …

Writing

18 Spiritual Teachings that Blew my Mind Wide Open

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Michelle Margaret Fajkus <br>elephantjournal<p><b>I have been a grateful sojourner on the winding spiritual path for as long I can …

25 Famous Authors' Favorite Books

One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 25 authors's favorite reads. Who …

Capture Your Creativity with a Digital Notebook

When we talk about the problem of driving innovation, we often focus on how to foster creative thinking. But much of the time, the challenge isn’t that we lack creativity — it’s that we fail to capture the bursts of inspiration we <i>do</i> have, or fail to recall our great ideas in the moments and …

Productivity

The Spencerian Revival It’s funny how even in lettering and typography the big trends are forever cyclical. This article first appeared in 1973, in the first issue of U&lc (Upper and lower case) magazine. Spencerian script, was a style of calligraphy that flourished in the US for over 100 years as the primary style of business correspondence, until typewriters mechanised the writing of letters. It’s certainly having another revival at the moment! U&lc, ‘The International Journal of Typographics’, was published by ITC between 1973 and 1999, the first edition was edited and art directed by Herb Lubalin. In 2010 all of the back

It’s funny how even in lettering and typography the big trends are forever cyclical. This article first appeared in 1973, in the first issue of <b>U&lc</b> …

Typography

A Nation of Snitches

All totalitarian systems, including our own, rely on informants to keep the people afraid and under control. We will not be free of corporate tyranny …

Loneliness

The Pathology of the Rich White Family

The rich white family is a menace, and the sickness within it is the most dangerous threat to America.Related Entries • VIDEO: Chris Hedges: In Extreme …

Trading

CHRIS HEDGES "WAGES OF REBELLION, THE MORAL IMPERATIVE OF REVOLT"

Event<p>CHRIS HEDGES "WAGES OF REBELLION, THE MORAL IMPERATIVE OF REVOLT"<p><b>WE ARE LIVING IN REVOLUTIONARY TIMES...</b><p>The vast gulf between political and …

Chris Hedges: Make the Rich Panic

David Shankbone (CC BY 2.0)<p>Over at Truthdig, Chris Hedges writes an impassioned call to action: “destroy the system.” Maybe it’s time…<p>Chris Hedges …

Chris Hedges: America's Mania for Positive Thinking and Denial of Reality Will Be Our Downfall

The naive belief that history is linear, that moral progress accompanies technical progress, is a form of collective self-delusion. It cripples our …

Chris Hedges on Book TV: Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Image by Teacher Dude’s BBQ via Flickr<p>Dandelion Salad<p><b>Updated:</b> June 2, 2015<p>with Chris Hedges<p><b>Clip:</b><p>BookTV on May 31, 2015<p>Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Chris Hedges to Robert Scheer: Why Do You Respect America's Founding Fathers? (Part 5/7)

In the fifth installment of Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges’ interview with Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer about Scheer’s new book, “They …

“We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming — and soon

The status quo is doomed but whether the future will be progressive or reactionary is uncertain, Hedges tells Salon<p>In recent years, there's been a small genre of left-of-center journalism that, following President Obama's lead, endeavors to prove that things on Planet Earth are not just going well, …

Political Science

Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. For …

‘The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again’: Grant and Lee Meet at Appomattox

It was a war that no one expected to last long, and then a war that some suspected would never end. But when Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, …

Appomattox: How did Ulysses S. Grant become an embarrassment of history and Robert E. Lee a role model?

One hundred fifty years ago, in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant won the Civil War.* His chief opponent, Gen. Robert E. Lee of the …

War

John Wilkes Booth meets his end

Born in 1838 in the state of Maryland, President Lincoln’s assassin was christened in honour of the English radical John Wilkes. A handsome young …

Sic Semper Tyrannis is an engrossingly tragic take on the Booth family story

Rodney Lee Rogers' one-man show <i>Sic Semper Tyrannis</i> presents a rarefied view of the life of Edwin Booth, who was widely considered one of the greatest …

The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln

<b>The fire in the tobacco barn was starting to rage,</b> and inside was the most wanted man in America: John Wilkes Booth, the traitor who had shot …

Washington D.C.

Our First Jewish President Lyndon Johnson? – an update!! – The 5 Towns Jewish Times

A few months ago, the Associated Press reported that newly released tapes from US president Lyndon Johnson’s White House office showed LBJ’s …

Nixon papers shed light on renegade diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little doubt Richard Nixon was up to dirty tricks before his presidency ever began.<p>Documents released by the National Archives' Nixon Presidential Library on Wednesday add weight to considerable, existing evidence that his 1968 presidential campaign tried to sabotage …

Vietnam War

Coming Soon: The Other Lyndon Johnson

After a year about his bright civil rights legacy, prepare to relive his Vietnam legacy.<p>The past year has been a big one for Lyndon Johnson. He was regularly hailed as a champion of equality and a president who got things done. (Even that nasty depiction of him in Selma played well: historians and …

National Security

LBJ Legacy: Vietnam War Often Overshadows Civil Rights Feat

When President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act 50 years ago this summer, it was a huge legislative achievement. But in terms of LBJ's legacy, this landmark legislation is overshadowed by his escalation of a failed war in Vietnam.<p>Now, there's an effort underway to reassess the 36th …

Why You Should Care That Selma Gets LBJ Wrong

The film <i>Selma—</i>in wide release Jan. 9—tells one of the most dramatic stories in modern American history, of Martin Luther King Jr.’s successful …

Black History