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Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins

Prolific artist Greg “Craola” Simkins presents a new series of surreal work in his solo exhibition <i>The Escape Artist</i>. The native Californian has a long career that has seen him move from graffiti artist to video game designer to full-time fine artist, while still maintaining a presence on the …

Creativity

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Self-improvement

Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion Story

It seems the Russians weren’t the only foreign power trying to hook up with Donald Trump Jr. and give a boost to the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 …

Donald Trump

The Outbound Journal

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

Financial Services

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How to Write a Business Plan Executive Summary<p><i>by Ruth Mayhew</i><p>A critical step in starting your own business is writing a business plan. Consider your …

Small Business

Negative Painting in Watercolor with Linda Kemp Course

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6 Easy Tips to Up Your LinkedIn Game | Inc.com

Before starting my public relations and communications business, I focused more on my LinkedIn page than ever before in my 20-year career.<p>Sure, my profile was always up to date, but I didn't make the best use of it. My summary story read like a resume, which was then repeated in my experience …

How to Quit Your Job And Start A Coffee Roasting Company

I heard about L’Alchimiste (The Alchemist in French) in February while cupping coffees inside a tiny room on a Panamanian volcano. An American strolled casually through the door, as though dropping by to say hello to the farm owner, rather than by scheduled appointment like the rest of us. The rest …

Coffee

“So, I’m Thinking About Starting a Roasting Business…”

We’ve all thought about it. I’ve used an old hot air popcorn popper to “roast” coffee for my friends and family. So, what’s stopping me from quitting …

What you didn't know about coffee: Asher Yaron at TEDxUbud

Appliance Science: The high-pressure physics of espresso coffee

What happens when engineers make coffee? Espresso. Appliance Science looks at the physics of this beloved (and reviled) coffee drink.<p>There are two schools of thought on espresso coffee. One holds that this type of coffee is an elixir, a powerful, life-giving shot that tastes like paradise. The …

Lukas Zahradnik Is Your 2015 World AeroPress Champion

Lukas Zahradnik of Green Plantation Coffee in Komarno, Slovakia has won the 2015 World AeroPress Champion. This is Mr. Zahradnik’s first career WAC …

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Perhaps it takes a hacker to lure a hacker.<p>And Alan Adler, 76, is the ultimate hacker. A serial inventor based in Silicon Valley, Adler has 40 patents to his name. But among coffee aficionados, it's an incredibly simple device that's earned him accolades: the AeroPress.<p>The AeroPress is essentially …

Coffee

Appliance Science: The fluid dynamics of the AeroPress coffeemaker

How do you make espresso coffee without the hassle of pumps and presses? Appliance Science looks at the AeroPress, a coffeemaker that works without electricity.<p>I'm a big fan of coffee. This wonderful tasting brew is one of the things that gets my tired, old body moving. I'm also a big fan of …

What is the Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans?

If you have been around coffee for any amount of time you probably have heard the terms Arabica and Robusta coffee. But what does that mean?<p>Well, to …

Ben Jones Is Your 2016 US AeroPress Champion

On Saturday, April 16th, some forty competitors pressed for the title of 2016 US AeroPress Champion at Chattahoochee Coffee in Atlanta, Georgia. …

AeroPress Brewing Guide - How to Make AeroPress Coffee

What You'll Need<p>AeroPress funnel<p>Timer<p>Stirring tool<p>Coffee cup or other vessel<p>Brew Time<p>1 - 1:30 minutes<p>Have Questions?<p>Share<p>Background<p>A space-age …

Young Illinois Roaster Helped Transform the Cottage Food Law to Allow for Coffee

A transitional step between home roasting and commercial roasting is cottage roasting — most often, selling home-roasted coffee at farmers markets — …

Coffee

47 Tips to Make Pour Over Coffee Like a Barista

Baristas are relentless.<p>When it comes to making pour over coffee, a true enthusiast doesn’t settle until they’ve brought out the best flavor the …

Coffee

Coffee Roasting Essentials: A Guide to Rate of Rise (RoR)

<b>Rate of rise (RoR)</b>: scroll through enough articles on coffee, and you’ll come across this mysterious term, complete with multi-line graphs that are …

Bannon's brutal ouster from Trump and Breitbart circles should frighten Americans

Conservative institutions have embraced Bannon's political slaughter not for his past sins but because he criticized the president. That's chilling.<p>Steve Bannon — the loathed architect of President Trump’s alt-right hate machine, Breitbart lies, racism, misogyny and Twitter thug troll factory — is …

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'It is time to stop chasing rabbits': Fusion GPS punches back at GOP critics in revealing op-ed

The cofounders of the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS defended themselves on Tuesday against what they characterized as attempts by President Donald Trump's allies in the media and Congress to "punish" Fusion for investigating Trump's ties to Russia.<p>Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two former …

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>About three weeks earlier, …

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Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think.

What mattered and what didn’t in Trump’s first year.<p>On January 20, 2017, as President Donald Trump began his inaugural address, a cold rain began to fall.<p>A few hours later, Trump claimed the rain had not begun to fall.<p>“The crowd was unbelievable today,” Trump crowed to revelers at the Liberty …

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What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling

A cautionary tale about the importance of independent media abroad<p>Much of 2017 was consumed with untangling the political mess that was 2016 and Russia’s role in it.Much of what we learned came from American journalists, who brought us revelation after revelation about how the Kremlin meddled in …

Breitbart's Astonishing Confession

The editor of the right-wing news site admitted that its coverage of a major political campaign was dishonest, but the news barely made a blip in conservative media outlets.<p>Every so often, a right-wing commentator who purports to abhor dishonesty among media elites admits that they’ve been guilty …

Donald Trump

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I began out with learning design, I can remember being absolutely overcome by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing how …

Graphic Design

What to Do With Brussels Sprouts When You're Tired of Roasting Them

A perfectly roasted, slightly charred Brussels sprout is a very pleasing thing to eat, but one can become fatigued with a single prep method. Good …