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How to learn 30 languages

Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?<p>Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, …

Language Learning

Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Washington, D.C., is full of memorials and museums to visit, many of which are free to explore. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find even more activities and sites that don't cost a thing. Here are some ideas to get you started.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>The <b>National Building Museum,</b> …

Museums

20 Refreshing Instagram Accounts To Follow

12 Signs You're A Natural Born Leader Even If You Don't Feel You Are

There is a popular saying that leaders are born and are not made. Yet how do we ascertain what is a leadership quality and what is not. It is …

Katie Batten You Also Have a Pizza, 2014 Acrylic on canvas Image courtesy of Nationale.

Cute Animals

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

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Need A Break From Home, But Want To Keep Working? Take A Jobbatical

A site that matches employers and wandering gig-seekers wants to foster a new way to travel. Like everything else, it helps if you can code.<p>Some people can take long vacations with no end in sight. Others quickly get bored by the lack of stimulating activity.<p>Karoli Hindriks, the founder of …

ART LIKE A LADY | TURNING YOUR PASSIONS INTO A CAREER

HOW DO YOU TURN THE PASSIONS IN YOUR LIFE INTO A CAREER?<p>I’m a 22 year old visual artist from Shreveport, La. I’m currently in school for my BFA in …

Employment

8 cool and free typography apps for designers

Yes, you can use your tablet or phone for social media stuff and games, that’s what most people use it for. As design professionals, we should also …

10 Best Activities To Do With Introverts

Recently, a cultural awareness regarding the nature of introversion has come about. People are becoming more aware that people who were previously …

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

<b>Barrie, JM</b> - Peter Pan - Free iTunes - Free MP3<p><b>Barrodale, Amie</b> - "William Wei" (read by James Franco) - Free MP3<p><b>Barthelme, Donald</b> - “Chablis” (read …

Literature

How to Paint Acorns

A few weeks ago, I gave my boys Asher and Zephan a mission to find as many perfect acorns with caps intact as they could possibly find. It gave them …

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

Stephanie K. Clark’s Thread Paintings Capture Homes in Their Distinctly Native Surroundings | Colossal

<p>Stephanie K Clark builds homes from swatches of cloth and spools of thread, embroidering tiny dwellings which appear to absorb the sun and moonlight …

Art

This Teenager's Bedroom Has A Built-In Bed And Storage For Almost Everything

Russian design firm INT2architecture, have created a contemporary bedroom for a 14 year old girl, that features a built-in bed with plenty of …

Interior Design

Intricately-Detailed Landscape Drawings are Smaller Than a Pencil

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. In December 2014, he used a fine-tipped Micron pen, straight-edge, and mechanical pencil to create intriguing monochromatic landscapes. They often feature urban structures like …

10 Contemporary Illustrators You Should Know About

With illustrations bearing the mark of the artist, there is a certain authenticity attached to a hand-drawn work of art. Illustrations have the power …

Articles about 5 modern live work spaces artists on Dwell.com - Dwell

A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.<p>A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.<p>Serving as an art studio/residence for artist Rebecca DiDomenico, Swoon Art House has been built from 100-percent …

15 Useful Sites To Master Drawing With Fun

Drawing is producing a picture by making lines and marks, especially with a pen, pencil, and paper. What is drawing when there is no fun, enjoyment, …

Paintings

Painting

Simple Logo Designs by Jeroen van Eerden

Introduce Jeroen van Eerden, a 28 years old freelance Graphic designer and Digital Artist born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently he is living …

Marco Grassi Paints Hyper-Real Portraits Of Women With A Twist

The works of artist Marco Grassi are so realistic, they appear to be photographs of women. However, his work is not your traditional portraits. If …

I Find Humor In The Small-Town Streets Of Romania

Humor has a strange place in photography. So often a humorous photograph undermines the subject matter or the medium itself and leaves the image …

Photography

archatlas: Constructs Laura Kicey Construct is a series of...

archatlas:<b>Constructs</b> Laura KiceyConstruct is a series of images of places that do not exist. Their composite parts are the culmination of the ongoing …