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Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Ikigai

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

17 staggering facts about Saudi Arabia

And that could mean dark times ahead for about half of the cartel's members.<p>But Saudi Arabia is also looking at its own set of problems, as budget pressures continue to worsen and rumors of internal political divisions continue to proliferate.<p>As such, it's worth taking a closer look at the …

Saudi Arabia

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Logo Design: The Work of Alan Oronoz

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

An Eclectic Collection Of Rare Historical Photos

Historical photo collections are a dime a dozen, and often contain about twenty five percent new material and seventy five percent which has been …

These Vector Logos for Animals are Awesome

Graphic designer Tom Anders Watkins created a wonderful series of vector animal logos that have been receiving plenty of accolades on the creative …

Tiny Baby Hedgehog Tries To Mouth A Human’s Finger

A tiny 13-day old hedgehog tries very hard to mouth a human’s finger without success in this absolutely adorable video posted by donburiko.<p>via Say OMG

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Bianca Luyt | graphic design

“I am always intrigued and curious about the universe. Every human has a journey and a calendar tell each and every one of us how long our journey has been. We are on this journey through life, but the same counts for our planets, solar system and the universe.<p>This why I chose to design a calendar for next year. This calendar is based on our solar system and our 365 days in a year.<p>I designed the planets geometrically, according to my imagination of what our planets might look like. I kept the …

Recreating the Past with Model Cars and Forced Perspective

<i>Artist Michael Paul Smith – Self Portrai</i>t<p>For the last 25 years, Michael Paul Smith has used model cars, forced perspective and custom-built miniature …

Free Icon Set (Photoshop, Illustrator, Webfont) by Amit Jakhu

Free Simple Icons.<p>This icon set was originally created by Amit Jakhu for his personal use. It’s very generous of him that he now releases the …

Shocking Video Reveals Terrifying Reality Of Overconsumption

In a unnerving 6 minutes, you'll be faced with the shocking reality of overconsumption and its affect on the world as whole. The footage is taken …

Illustrator Collaborates with 4-Year-Old Daughter

Illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks loves drawing faces inspired by old black and white movie stills, but what she didn't realize she was missing was the imaginative touch of her 4-year-old daughter. One day, while she was pulling out one of her precious sketchbooks, her daughter caught a glimpse and …

Blue Ridge Mountains

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Have You Ever Considered That You’re Pooping Wrong?

Squatting relaxes your muscles in just the right way to create optimal inner plumbing movement and can potentially combat some pretty serious …

Colitis

Secrets To Small Business Growth [INFOGRAPHIC]

A chocolatier starts in one outlet and expands into hundreds. Local businesses optimize for mobile to tap search rates doubling those on the desktop. A cleaning products company sources trash for its supply chain. Hover over the image below to explore these and other insights on taking your …

Oil Wealth Not Always a Blessing

Not every oil rich country is able to pass along that wealth to the locals. Here is a look at the top 10 richest oil nations per-capita. While the smaller countries with low populations will often be made to look the wealthiest at first glance, a deeper look at actual real per capita income, …

Logo Design: Tulips

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

75 Instructive Design Case Studies

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8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …