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These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

Networking Isn’t Easy for Women, but It Is Crucial

Women executives trail men in connections that can help their careers. New programs try to counter that.<p>Go to lunch with an ask. Don’t be afraid to be transactional. Make yourself go to the cocktail party.<p>“Networking is like exercise,” says Candace Corlett, president of WSL, a retail strategy …

Gender
Work from Home

What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?

Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies. A study by Lean In and McKinsey reveals why—and what employees and companies can do about it.<p>Why aren’t there more women in the upper ranks of corporate America?<p>Cue the broken record: Women rein in career plans to …

The Workplace

Getting Total War combat right is tough, but Warhammer: Total War is on the right track

Here’s how a good battle works in the Total War series.<p>First, you set up your formation and jockey for position, facing the enemy. Then, you engage—the stronger force launching a charge, usually, or a give and take before full engagement between two evenly matched armies. This is where it gets …

Gaming Industry

Hypnotizing New Concentric Ceramic Vessels by Matthew Chambers | Colossal

<p>Usually people describe staring at a spinning pottery wheel as being somewhat hypnotizing, not staring at ceramic artworks themselves. But such is …

A Camera That Decides Where You Can Take Photographs

Interaction designer Philip Schmitt calls it "a disobedient tool for taking unique photographs"<p>Each morning I pass Manhattan's Central Booking, a/k/a …

Wanderer – Self Portraits by Tiina Törmänen

Wanderer, a self portrait series by photographer Tiina Törmänen taken in the Arctic Lapland wilderness of Finland.<p>Tiina Törmänen is an Oulu, Finland …

Photography

Good to the Last Drop

There’s a certain elegance in wine tasting and so the same should be for the twist and pull! Drop, named for its shape, is an innovative redesign of …

LoanGifting: How a New Web Platform is Poised to Make a Dent in the Student Loan Crisis

Launched just in time for back-to-school, the support network seeks to help students help themselves<p>Sometimes the most powerful work is the result of …

Striking Typographic Artwork Made from Thousands of Matches

While most art appreciators take a “hands off” approach when viewing their favorite pieces, the striking creations of Illinois-based multimedia artist Pei-San Ng are designed to be set on fire and charred gray. Her work, which we've featured in the past, consists of hundreds and even thousands of …

Modern Art

Self Inflicted Illustration

I love seeing illustration work from different artists and styles. It's great to see how crazy and amazing people can get playing with styles and …

How To Reinvent The Mouse Cursor For The VR Age

The Oculus Rift won’t kill off the cursor, says Tomás Dorta of Hyve3D. Instead, it’ll make your smartphone a mouse.<p>The mouse cursor–that oft-pixelated, 2-D arrow that’s constantly hovering over your computer screen–hasn’t really changed much since it emerged from the labs of Xerox Parc. But the …