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3 Ways We Sabotage Ourselves + How To Stop

Most of us feel stuck at one time or another. Life isn't looking like the picture we had in our head, things aren't flowing, and frustration and …

Self-help

The Latest 3D Printing News to Spark Your Creativity

We’ve been reading all about the innovations coming out of the 3D printing world, and boy are they exciting! This past month has been a whirlwind of creative art projects, new tech developments, and of course, amazing Kickstarter projects. We’ve brought you the best of the best when it comes to new …

How to Get Started with 3D Printing (Without Spending a Fortune)

If you've heard the hype around 3D printing, you may think that we're in for a new boom in high-tech manufacturing, or that <i>Star Trek</i>-style …

Can 3D printing avoid a Napster moment?

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>It’s inevitable that there is a clash coming over intellectual property rights in the 3D printing …

Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster

Cliff Willmeng was filming from the banks of the raging St. Vrain River in Colorado when he heard a sound like guitar strings being plucked. He …

Oil & Gas Industry

Paris Review - S. J. Perelman, The Art of Fiction No. 31

Interviewed by William Cole and George Plimpton<p>Issue 30, Summer-Fall 1963<p>Sketch by Al Hirschfeld, 1963.<p>S. J. Perelman has an eighty-acre farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (where the house is “shingled with second-hand wattles”), a Greenwich Village apartment, and a no-nonsense, one-room office, …

Literature

The Two Pillars of the Sensible and Sensitive Mind: Carl Sagan on Mastering the Vital Balance of Skepticism and Openness

David Foster Wallace famously argued that “learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think.” Yet in an age of ceaseless sensationalism, pseudoscience, and a relentless race for shortcuts, quick answers, and silver bullets, knowing what to think …

Make Art, Make Money, and Believe the Beard: What Jim Henson Teaches Us about Bridging Creative Integrity and Commercial Success

<i>“Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it,”</i> Hugh MacLeod proclaimed in <i>Ignore Everybody</i>, echoing a prevalent cultural sentiment. And yet there’s something terribly disheartening and defeatist in the assumption that we’ve created a society in which it’s impossible to both make good art …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

Raymond Chandler on Writing: A Lifetime of Wisdom on the Craft from His Private Letters

Last week, while researching this omnibus of what famous authors wrote about their beloved pets in their letters and journals, I came upon the irresistible 1981 anthology <b>Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler</b> (<i>public library</i>). Among Chandler’s many musings, exchanged with his agents, publishers, and …

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Reveal about the Evolution of the Imagination

<i>“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,”</i> MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin wrote in her fascinating design history of childhood. Indeed, children have a penchant for disarming clarity and experience reality in ways profoundly different from adults, in the process illuminating the workings …

August 2012

September 2012

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Brain

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience Platform for building customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps.<p>The #1 Provider ofProgressive Web …

How Much the House's Massive Food Stamp Cuts Might Affect Each District

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Thursday afternoon, the House will vote on (and probably pass) a proposal to significantly reduce …

10th death reported, property losses soar as Colorado assesses flood damage

Two more people were presumed dead as the number of people unaccounted for from Colorado's devastating flooding continued to fall, authorities said Thursday, raising the number of confirmed or presumed deaths to 10.<p>The Boulder County Coroner's Office said a body found near Lyons had been identified …

Chevron edges closer to win in $19 billion Ecuador case

In one of the most geographically profuse pieces of litigation in recent memory, Chevron has taken another step toward escaping a $19 billion pollution verdict imposed in 2011 by a provincial court in Ecuador.<p>The San Ramon oil giant's victory came Tuesday in the form of an interim ruling by an …

Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …