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Woody Pirtle’s Secret to Creating Clever Logos

One assignment I give my students early in the school year is to draw 100 visual clichés in 20 minutes. I define these as ideograms that represent a …

Dealing with Rejection When You Have Depression - Part 2

<b>1. Examine the rejection.</b><p>“Just because you <i>feel</i> rejected doesn’t mean you have been rejected,” said Hanks, director of Wasatch Family Therapy and …

7 Habits That Transformed My Own Happiness

If I reflect back on my life over the last four years, the one thing that has been the most positive change is the new habits that I have created. I …

Social Media

White bread could lead to depression, research finds

Older women who eat white bread and rice found to have greater risk of depression, according to research<p>White bread and rice could increase the risk of depression in older women, suggests new research.<p>But whole grain foods, roughage and vegetables could cut it.<p>Hormone changes prompted by refined …

Holistic Medicine

21 Powerful Short Books To Change Your Mindset And Improve Your Life

Summer’s here, and what better time is there to grab some short self care books to read and improve your life? Get outside, even if it’s just to a …

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15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a …

Motivation

England's best vintage markets and antique fairs

For bargains, design classics and retro kitsch, the best hunting grounds are vintage and antiques fairs in venues all over England. Sandy Price selects 10 favourites<p>Lincoln, Lincolnshire<p>The bi-monthly fair that takes place at the Lincolnshire Showground is large without feeling overwhelming. This …

Antique Appraisals: 15 Items In Your Home That May Be Worth Money (PHOTOS)

Do you have an attic full of old junk you've been meaning to get rid of? Or did you inherit some jewelry and you're just not sure if it's a knock-off or the real thing? Before you toss your stuff, consider getting reputable antique appraisals on your items, because it's very possible that what you …

Treasure Browsing: How To Buy Vintage Antiques Online

Experts from 1st Dibs, eBay and One King's Lane share their tips.<p>Not to boast, but we've basically mastered the realm of online shopping — except in one particular, very important aspect — antique and vintage housewares. Navigating the muddy waters of very important piece versus quirky accoutrement …

Readers' travel tips: antiques markets

Whether you are a collector, bargain hunter or mere browser, antiques markets offer a special atmosphere. Been there readers recommend their favourites, from London to Vienna<p>• Add a tip for next week and you could win a digital camera<p>WINNING TIP Ludwigsburg Antiques-Mile, near Stuttgart, Germany<p>The …

National Geographic Travel

Fun at Home

It takes the average person more than two minutes to see the little guy!<p>Colman will replace Claire Foy in Season 3.<p>Rose lovers, you guys are hardcore romantics.<p>Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>For starters, where do you store them in the winter?<p>It contains more than 300,000 gallons of water!<p>Can you …

Paris's best antiques and street markets

Paris is a great place for flea markets and brocantes – places to find vintage goods and antiques around the city. Here's a list of trinket and furniture shops, and neighbourhood markets<p>This blogpost first appeared on the Vingt Paris blog<p>Three of the most common places to find collectable junk are</i> …

Antiques Roadshow Appraiser Interview: Betty Krulik Gives Us Insights Into Finding Great Items (SLIDESHOW)

Ask any thrifter out there, and they'll tell you that there's something incredibly satisfying about antiquing. America's <i>other</i> favorite pastime is part treasure hunt, part history lesson; a folk adventure that takes place in dusty attics and secondhand shops everywhere.<p>There's no better proof of the …

300,000 ancient manuscripts were saved from rebels in Timbuktu, but now face a slow death by rot

It’s a story that almost sounds like the plot of a pulp novel: in the face of a marauding religious threat, and war, a local team secretly smuggled hundreds of thousands of manuscripts out of Timbuktu, preserving them for study and future generations.<p>Bribes, violence, conflict, and danger were …

The vintage explosion: Are we reaching peak antique?

On a rainy Thursday evening earlier this month, a crowd of approximately 50 people gathered inside Mrs. Huizenga's, a vintage store in Toronto, for an auction of furniture and other knick-knacks. A bartender named Justice, who had a bushy brown beard, was selling glasses of wine, local craft-brewed …

Online Auctions Hit The Big Time: Breaking The $1.3 Million Andy Warhol Record

An unusual German startup, Auctionata, jumped head first into the art of big money auctioneering. The only difference is, the Berlin-based firm took their goods and gavel show to the world of webcast. Less than a year old, the company has already broken a million-dollar record.<p>This past Friday, …

These Vintage Photos Of Supermodels Are So Beautiful It Hurts

Today when we think of top models, we think of the Gigi Hadids and Kendall Jenners of the world. But before these leggy ladies, there were some pretty iconic faces that paved the way.<p>Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss are just a few of the models who walked catwalks, starred in ad …

Your E-mail Font Is Ruining Your Life

Well, maybe not your life. But certainly your reputation with people of good taste.<p>Helvetica, the hip font of choice for brands and typeface nerds, …

Typography

Grandmaster Flash lost crates of vintage vinyl in car park mix-up

<b>Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash says he lost three crates of irreplaceable vintage vinyl when a valet mistakenly gave his car to the wrong person.</b><p>Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said some of the collection dated back decades.<p>"Records that I collected 40 years ago, some of my old …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Can this quilt solve mystery of Australian girl dumped in suitcase?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australian police say a distinctive handmade quilt could hold the key to the identity of a murdered young girl whose remains were found along with a suitcase on the side of a remote highway.<p>The skeletal remains of the child, who police believe to be a Caucasian girl, aged two-and-a-half to …

Madeleine McCann

Awesome DIY Projects: 3 Amazing Diet Coke Can Hacks

Soda is not the healthiest drink on the planet, but everyone indulges once in a while in such a guilty pleasure. Next time you drink a soda keep the …

Being sarcastic could boost your creativity levels

Their findings were published this past week in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.<p>To figure out if sarcasm could affect cognitive functioning, the researchers assigned participants to one of three groups to have simulated sarcastic, sincere, or neutral dialogues by …

Creativity

Jessica Alba Has a New Home Decor Line You Need to See

We’re starting to have the sneaky feeling that Jessica Alba is one of the most perfect humans ever. Not only does she inspire us with her eco-friendly beauty products, her inspiring work with Honest Company, her impeccable taste in home decor and THE perfect haircut, but now she’s partnering up to …

Jessica Alba

Boho Chic Doily Dreamcatcher

Back in October my daughter found a pretty dreamcatcher on Pinterest that was made from a doily, embroidery hoop and lace. There was no tutorial, …

Crafting