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A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

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Bolt Poetry: A Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts | Colossal

<p>Oslo-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm manages to create unusually emotional sculptures using old bolts. The series began when Malm …

Art

Fresh From The Dairy: Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend everyone! I’ve come to think of Valentine’s Day as a day to share things we love with the ones we love, like friends …

Furniture

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iPad App of the Week: Wordsalad

Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Even many of those who develop for other devices …

Apps

The 21 Art Exhibitions You'll Be Talking About This Year

"Another year over," John Lennon still coos, posthumously, over the course of several, semi-irritating weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. "And a new one just begun." It's probably the most succinct way of melodically paying tribute to the passing of one 365-day period and the dawn of …

"Pop-Up Op-Art: Vasarely" by Philippe UG

Victor Vasarely is widely recognized as the grandfather of Op-Art, the short-lived but highly impactful movement that brought optical illusion to the canvas and sculpture. Seemingly contemporary because of its computational element and use of high-contrast color, Vasarely arguably conceived of the …

These Are The Pop Culture And Geeky Christmas Trees We Should Have Made This Year

Godzilla Christmas tree photographed by Blondie2992.<p>It’s Christmas already? How did that happen? We were not ready. We need to get a tree, <i>tout de suite</i>. To that end, here are 25 suggestions for geeky and pop culture Christmas trees that are our preferred conifers. (Try to say those last four words …

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

Iron Man and Other Brilliant Cardboard Sculptures by Kai-Xiang Xhong

20-year-old Taiwanese student Kai-Xiang Xhong has the unique hobby of constructing astonishingly intricate and realistic works of art from cardboard. Recently, Xhong used the humble medium to build a life-size replication of Iron Man that looks every bit like the suit from the movies. Each detail …

Original paper crafts templates by Assembli

Paper artist Assembli from Breda, Netherlands has an original portfolio where he also offers PDF templates to download. For example there is a …

Crafting

Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures By Wolfram Kampffmeyer

Wolfram Kampffmeyer, a talented artist based in Germany, creates beautiful geometric paper animal sculptures in elegant pastel colors that look like …

Sculpture

High School Teacher Taught His Class A Simple Yet Powerful Lesson About Privilege

If you’re reading this, you’re probably enjoying quite a few privileges that you may not even be aware of. You may even take what you have for …

New Incredibly Detailed Pen Doodles By Kerby Rosanes

Kerby Rosanes, the doodle master from the Phillipines, is back with new amazingly detailed drawings. Though we wrote about him a few months ago, he …

Drawing

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

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Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

Your expertise got you where you are. But will it keep you from seeing where to go next?<p>It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that …

Creativity

20 Awesome Ideas For Your Jack-O-Lantern

[bs_slideshow]<p>Tonight is my personal favorite night of the Halloween season: the night I carve the pumpkins! Ever since I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait for the night I got to carve pumpkins with my family. Picking out your perfect pumpkin, deciding upon your perfect design, and then drawing it …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

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Where I Work: Rachel Castle

For this month’s Where I Work, we head to the Sydney, Australia workshop of Rachel Castle, whose work spans multiple mediums, including textiles, …

Furniture

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Do Something Meaningful Today

Sometimes, sitting on the couch and guzzling Cheetos like they're going out of production is the perfect remedy to get you out of that sour …

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

Productivity

Does Child-like Thinking Produce Innovative Designs?

We all marvel at the creativity of children because they are full of energy, uninhibited and inquisitive. When they draw, the worlds they invent make us smile with pride. Are children naturally more innovative than adults and, if so, does that help to make them great designers?<p>We invited eighty of …

16 Ways to Create a Life that Rocks

Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Share<p>37 Shares<p>We all want to have a life that rocks. Not a good life, but a great life. A life that we’ve designed ourselves and a life …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …