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Incredible Life-Sized Drawings of Animals that Look 3D

Vancouver-based art student Fiona Tang creates masterful, life-sized drawings of animals that appear to pop right off of the paper. A tough-looking whale emerges from the wall to battle a menacing shark; a regal deer looks straight at the viewer; an immense crocodile pokes its snout out from the …

Art

2013 Masters Long Distance Runners of the Year

Annual ranking of the top over-40 performances of the year<p>Don and Marian Lein review thousands of races annually, selecting quality performances to include in their database (generally only those that exceed 85% age grade). At year’s end, they consolidate all results, compare runners’ performances …

Articles about 7 modern wooden louver facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

The 10-Minute Workout — It's Real & It Works!

We have a million excuses for cutting a workout off the calendar: too much work, too far from home, holiday travel, and a marathon <i>Scandal</i> binge …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

A Death at Tough Mudder

THE WIND WAS BLOWING hard at noon on Saturday, April 20, when Avishek Sengupta and his five teammates gathered near the starting corral of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder. Part of a throng of more than 13,000 obstacle racers who would hit the course in staggered waves that weekend, they sang the …

Cause Marketing: It’s All About Planning & Relationships

<i>Originally posted by me at… Champions for Kids</i><p>Cause marketing in the digital age has never been easier (or harder). In one sense, there are a …

Social Media

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Your New Go-To Bag is Here

Mansur Gavriel reimagines the bucket.<p>We've been fixated on the ladylike top handle bag, embraced the tote and dabbled in the backpack, but it hadn't occurred to us to delve into the land of the bucket bag until we laid eyes on this elegant little option. Smaller than your average bucket in sleek …

Lifestyle

How Much Does Color Define A Logo?

Graphic designer Paula Rupolo swapped the colors of competing brands’ logos. Blue Coke, anyone?<p>Seeing a logo that’s been in your life for years all-of-a-sudden rendered in different colors can be as jarring as a friend’s sudden dye job. They just don’t look like themselves. And if they just don’t …

Shemar Moore Talks Mom's Battle With MS

Everyone has a cause that is close to their hearts, and for Shemar Moore of <i>Criminal Minds</i>, the cause he's passionate about is finding a cure for …

Multiple Sclerosis

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Food

Charming Cabin Built for $500 with Repurposed Windows

Located in the mountains of West Virginia, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz have built their own enchanting retreat made out of discarded windows. The towering home away from home boasts a creative facade made of windows of varying sizes, giving it an artistic flair that is both …

Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi

Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation. Back in 2012, Josefi won an opportunity to …

Mercedes-Benz

8 Of The Best Influencer Marketing Campaigns From 8 Hot Agencies

The co-author of Influence Marketing, Danny Brown asked this question in a recent blog post: <b>What’s</b> <b>the future of influence marketing?</b> Brown goes on to outline in an infographic how agencies and brands are doing influencer marketing and how social scoring will most likely be replaced by return on …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

The Rise Of Storydoing: Inside The Staggering Success Of Toms Shoes

Stories live in the hearts of humans and should be at the core of every business. Here’s how to take a page out of Toms founder Blake Mycoskie’s business playbook.<p>It is 2002. A mildly successful serial entrepreneur named Blake Mycoskie is planning his next venture. The problem: He has absolutely no …

Five steps to establish a content-creating company culture

I’ve worked with a number of large and small companies to help them develop a culture of content creation and there seems to be a few common themes …

FireFox OS – Branding Illustrations by Martijn Rijven

FireFox OS Brand Mascots.<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands based graphic designer and illustrator Martijn Rijven was commission by Wolff Olins to create a …

8 Career Success Strategies for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder at Work<p>For many people with bipolar disorder, holding down a job can be one of the most challenging aspects of the condition.<p>Why? …

The 25-Hour Work Week, And Other Radical Ideas For Better Employee Productivity

“I don’t care when you work, how you work, or where you work.” In an excerpt from her upcoming book, author Rana Florida explores unconventional ideas for letting employees be their best selves.<p>When I began as CEO at the Creative Class, I told my team members that I was not their boss. Early on, I …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Sun-powered eco-friendly grill burn past its Kickstarter goal

SolSource raised more than three times its Kickstarter goal to cook anything under the sun — by using the sun.<p>SolSource is a sun-powered grill. It heats up in minutes, and the grill itself is made from sustainable, recyclable materials. It is produced by One Earth Designs, an organization founded …

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.<p>Denver NBC affiliate KUSA …

Mario Kart

Can Employee Policy Lead to Customer Loyalty?

Treating employees “right” as a priority over profits is unlikely to be rewarded by customers. It is difficult for firms to get credit from customers …

Articles about 7 design blogs follow on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be...<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …