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The Long Game: Brilliant Visual Essays on the Only Secret to Creative Success, from Leonardo da Vinci to Marie Curie

<i>“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time,”</i> a wise woman once said — a seemingly simple observation that is among the 7 most important things I’ve learned in the many years of doing what I do. This notion of doggedness is something countless admired creators have advocated — from Anthony …

A Lesson in Listening from John Cage

<i>“Silence is not acoustic. It is a change of mind, a turning around,”</i> the legendary avant-garde composer, artist, and Zen Buddhist scholar John Cage once remarked. But even though life began with a Big Bang that was actually silent, our civilization has evolved away from silence, rendering true …

Alan Watts on Money vs. Wealth

<i>“What would you do if money was no object?”</i> pioneering British philosopher Alan Watts, who popularized Zen teachings in the West, asked in one of his most memorable lectures. And yet, despite our best efforts not to worry about it, money <i>is</i> an object — so much so that it renders the question all the …

Dani Shapiro on Vulnerability, the Creative Impulse, the Writing Life, and How to Live with Presence

<b>Dani Shapiro</b> is the author of the magnificent memoirs <i>Devotion</i>, <i>Slow Motion: A Memoir of a Life Rescued by Tragedy</i> and, most recently, <b>Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — one of 2013’s best books on writing and creativity. She is also one of the most …

How to Master Matzo Ball Soup

How to master the science of making homemade matzo ball soup.<p>There's a science to the perfect matzo ball soup. Here’s how to master the key components, from the pillowy-light balls to that rich, golden, rejuvenating chicken broth.<p><b>Every Great Ball Begins with Schmaltz</b> If you’ve never cooked with …

Homemade

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

Mobile Photography

18 Bands to Check Out From South by Southwest 2014

From punk screamers to electronic pranksters, these acts justified their buzz—or sparked some.<p>Gaga's vomit; Tyler's riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting …

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

Vacation Homes

Punch Out Your Own Design On This DIY Lamp Shade

DIY home décor is all the rage these days, but starting from scratch often involves doing lots of research, maybe creating some sketches, and getting …

C.S. Lewis’s Advice to Children on Duty and the Only Three Things Worth Worrying About

As if one needed another reason to have a soft spot for beloved writer C. S. Lewis: He received many fan letters from children, mostly after the publication of <i>The Chronicles of Narnia</i>, and answered many of them. In fact, he didn’t just answer them; his correspondence with young readers, collected …

How To Be a Woman

We seem to have come a long way since the days of anti-Suffragette postcards and lists of don’ts for female cyclists. And yet, in <b>How To Be a Woman</b> (<i>public library</i>), British media personality <b>Caitlin Moran</b> argues that <i>“we still also need a bit of analysis-y, argument-y, ‘this needs to change-y’ stuff.</i> …

From Galileo to Sagan, Famous Scientists on the Art of Wonder, the Mystery of the Universe, and the Heart of Science

<i>“As human beings,”</i> legendary primatologist Jane Goodall told Bill Moyers in their fantastic conversation about science and spirit, <i>“we can encompass a vague feeling of what the universe is, and all in this funny little brain here — so there has to be something more than just brain, it has to be</i> …

Cosima Is The Best Clone On "Orphan Black" Because Science Says So

Actress Tatiana Maslany plays several genetically identical clones in this series, but that doesn't mean one doesn't clearly stand out above the rest.

What Your Sleeping Position Says About You

How do you sleep?

19 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Take More Naps

If science says so, I guess I HAVE to go take a nap.

10 Things Only People With Attention Problems Understand

Don't worry, it's only two minutes.

If The Little Mermaid Was A Cat Lady

Lessons in the loyalty of cats by Cat Versus Human.

21 Ways To Take Mashed Potatoes To The Next Level

Hulk smash that mash (...or just add some cheese & chives).

Cooking

The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams, Animated

As if the science of sleep and the emotional function of dreaming weren’t fascinating enough in and of themselves, things get even more bewildering when it comes to lucid dreaming — a dream state in which you’re able to manipulate the plot of the dream and your experience in it. But how, exactly, …

Why Emotional Excess is Essential to Writing and Creativity

The third volume of Anaïs Nin’s diaries has been on heavy rotation in recent weeks, yielding Nin’s thoughtful and timeless meditations on life, mass movements, Paris vs. New York, what makes a great city, and the joy of handicraft.<p>The subsequent installment, <b>The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947</b> …

Maira Kalman on Identity, Happiness, and Existence

In this wonderful short video, Maira Kalman — the remarkable artist, prolific author, unmatched storyteller, and one of my favorite hearts and minds in the world — shares some wisdom on identity, happiness, and existence. Watch and take notes.<p>The idea that you’d have to say ‘goodbye’ to all this — …

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules

After the recently examined history of how coffee changed the world, the most democratic thing to do would be to offer those of us who prefer tea a comparable treat — and what would be more appropriate than a reading of <b>George Orwell’</b>s his secret to the perfect cup of tea? The passage, which …

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming in 2014

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

Designer Dad Illustrates The Weirdest Things He Has Actually Said To His Kids

Nathan Ripperger, a U.S. designer and video producer, has come up with a hilarious way to catalog the bizarre and hilarious conversations one can …

Weird