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The 10,000-Hour Rule Won't Help You, But This Will | Inc.com

In <i>Outliers</i>, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the world to the 10,000-hour rule. As he described it, world class talents like Bill Gates, The Beatles and chess grandmasters attained their great prowess only after 10,000 hours of practice. The message was that if you are willing to put in the time, you …

Bill Gates

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

A nostalgist's dream come true<p>The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, featuring epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, …

7 Great Short Stories for Writers

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction<p>If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I …

As attention shifts from Cubs to Bears, No. 6 looks like the guy in '16

At this point of the Bears season, which pauses Sunday, we only really know that coach John Fox hates questions about anything, general manager Ryan Pace likes players with character and mediocrity abounds at Halas Hall.<p>Nothing in there really seems worthy of a hashtag.<p>As Chicago sports shifts the …

Fashion design in China: ‘The trick is to embrace the chaos’

One evening in the mid-1990s, Masha Ma lay in her bedroom in Beijing and pored over a Chinese edition of <i>Dante’s</i> <i>Inferno</i> featuring Botticelli’s early illustrations. It disturbed her, and not just because she was 12 years old at the time. “The Chinese translation made the text sound like a happy …

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America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Understanding The Music Of Neural Communication Could Solve Brain Disorders

Although the idea of a “favorite” is somewhat fleeting (he is only three years old), one of my son’s go to nighttime reads is <i>Beautiful Oops!</i>, a colorful, inventive little children’s book by Barney Saltzberg. The appeal of this book is in how each page shows a different way one could turn an …

Neuroscience

10 songs to play to children to teach them about life

<b>1. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke</b><p>As charming as Cooke’s tribute to the powers and simple pleasures of love may be, this song more importantly provides an introduction to how much there is to learn in this life: history, biology, French, geography, trigonometry … Even the lovestruck Cooke concedes that …

Diana Ross

Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

Horns

Jazz Prodigy Justin Kauflin to Play the Blue Whale

Keep on Keepin’ on: piano prodigy Justin Kauflin prepares for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competiiton alongside his …

Music

PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and the right kind of lens for the right kind of situation. PhotoSpotLand is a new service for those …

20 Eye-Catching Packaging and Presentation Examples for Photographers

There are a few ways to deliver images to your clients: on a DVD, on a flash-drive, or through a custom online gallery. The first two ways are the …

A Free Photoshop Panel For Hassle Free Facebook Perfection

Many of us photographers are using Facebook on a daily basis. It is quite a brilliant tool both for sharing photos and doing some marketing. It is …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Flex Shelf: A Transforming Shelf From Story Store

These days, we’re all about customization, and Flex Shelf, designed by Story Store, gives you exactly that. Not only does it provide storage for your …

Mimo Smart Baby Monitor Sends Essential Information about Your Baby in Real Time

<b>Mimo Smart Baby Monitor</b> is a set of organic cotton baby kimono and non-contact machine washable sensors (Mimo Turtle) that monitor baby’s …

Baby Monitor

Startup Design Framework by Designmodo

Startup Web Design PSD Framework.<p>This stunning framework was designed by the creative people of Designmodo for those who want to represent their …

Essential Creative Wisdom From Ron Howard, Guillermo Del Toro, Joss Whedon, And 9 Others

When it comes to making things, there’s a lot to be said for relying on intuition. Some of the greatest creative work ever made has been the result of people simply feeling their way through a project to figure out what works best. At the same time, there’s a reason so many artists undergo informal …

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Awesome Parents Recreate Movie Scenes with Their Baby

Every week for the last three months, parents Lilly and Leon Mackie have been recreating movie scenes with their now 10-month-old son Orson in an ongoing project that is cleverly dubbed <i>Cardboard Box Office</i>. From a creative homemade rendition of <i>Jaws</i> to their latest take on <i>Home Alone</i>, the awesome …

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Newsela gets $1.2M to bring daily news & personalized learning to kids

Newsela is a website with hundreds of news articles targeted to schoolchildren, and it has raised $1.2 million in venture financing to bring even more information to kids.<p>Remember when you were at school and learning to read or master a new language? Reading daily news articles is fun, informative, …

Articles about 7 clever under stair storage solutions on Dwell.com - Dwell

Need to free up space in your home? Here are some helpful storage ideas that may be quite unexpected.<p>Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the Coverboy wire system has your...<p>A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight …

Storage Ideas

Meet The Design Geniuses Who Made Vogue, Mashable, And The Verge Look So Good

Brandon Ralph and Dan Gardner met when they were just kids. Then they ended up working together as designers at DraftFCB. Later, in 2001, they launched Code and Theory, a full-service design and advertising firm.<p>Since then they've worked with clients ranging from Lenny Kravitz to Dr Pepper to The …

Concept Camera Lets You Create Real-Life GIF Flip Books

Digital images from digital cameras have all but replaced the printed photos that we used to keep around as reminders of special moments. But the …

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