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Logo Design Process From Start To Finish [Guide]

In this article, I will guide you through an example of logo design process. I designed a new logo and identity for one of my recent clients – <i>HTCA.</i> …

Graphic Design

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

Indie bookstores always have the best book recs. So we asked them what to read this summer. - Vox

If you want a really good book recommendation, go to the critics, by all means — but don’t neglect your local independent bookstore. Booksellers have to stay on top of an enormous volume of books, and they have a unique perspective on what’s selling to whom. And really good independent bookstores …


11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

National Parks

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Pictures of the Week 7.7.16

Military History

8 Easy Sangria Recipes to Break Out at Your Next Summer Party

That will have them coming back for seconds (and thirds)...<p>When you're looking to serve up a refreshing sweet drink this summer, zero in on the crowd-pleasing effects of a chilled pitcher of sangria. Eight super simple recipes, right this way...

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem |

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

Backyard Lighting Fixtures - Quiet Corner

There are many reasons to invest in some backyard lighting. Proper illumination brings out the best in garden aesthetics and allows you to draw …

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …


Make-Ahead, Take-Along Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with nutrients and flavor.<p>Smoked Salmon Blini<p>Rye is rich in fiber, and smoked salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>¾ cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 cup rye flour<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>½ tsp. baking powder<br>Pinch of salt<br>4 oz. cream cheese<br>1 Tbsp. honey<br>2 tsp. grated lemon …


25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …


A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Digital Art

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …


The best Metropolitan Museum of Art artwork

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a veritable universe of treasures, from tiny golden pins to an entire Egyptian temple. But the heart of its …

6 Best IKEA Pieces to Hack

IKEA has some great pieces that are super versatile and perfect for making your own. If you are new to hacking IKEA pieces or a veteran, you will …

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

Hang in there.


Your essential tech guide to surviving a music festival

Spring has no shortage of hot music festivals. If you’re planning to hit up some of the biggies, such as Ultra, Coachella, Lollapalooza or EDC, …


It’s Cherry Blossom Season: Pictures


Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Rio De Janeiro

LivingHomes C6 Home

The C6 by prefab company LivingHomes in collaboration with Make It Right and architect William McDonough, is the first lower-cost, zero-energy, …

Brad Pitt

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

Times Square

What is Fine Art Photography and How to Do it?

There is a rise of those who are calling themselves Fine Art Photographers; let's look into what they are and how they are different to usual …


Neuroscience Says These Rituals Can Help Your Brain Stay in Peak Condition

Research shows that staying sound of body and mind as we age is certainly possible—with a little effort.

The Brain

The One Thing You Need to Stop Procrastinating

A brain hack to get yourself going.<p>We can try to psych ourselves up to be motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. All you need is a little of your own motivation. And an fMRI scanner.<p>The research, published in</i> …

The Brain

Feeling Overwhelmed? 4 Mistakes to Avoid

Tell me if any of this sounds familiar.<p>You feel you are going in circles and never moving forward.<p>You are always busy, but nothing ever seems to get done.<p><i>You are exhausted.</i><p>Work and life cry out for your attention and pull you in different directions, regardless of what you really want to do.<p><b>You</b> …

Positive Thinking

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …