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9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Framing

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

We live in a very busy world, and it helps to slow down once in a while. Sometimes we need to take time to reflect on our personal philosophies …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

Writing

How to Help Self-Driving Cars Make Ethical Decisions - MIT Technology Review

A philosopher is perhaps the last person you’d expect to have a hand in designing your next car, but that’s exactly what one expert on self-driving …

Autonomous Cars

Meet Industrial Designer Joy Mangano, The Reigning Queen of Infomercials

"My name's Joy, by the way," exclaims <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> in the recently released trailer for <i>Joy</i>. Lawrence is loosely referring to <b>Joy Mangano</b>, the peddler of Miracle Mops and queen of infomercials. The real Joy Mangano's industrial design career is all too easily dismissed as mere frivolity, but this …

Joy (Movie)

Top writing tips for new children's authors from top editors

The Branford Boase award is unusual in that it celebrates the role of the editor as well as the writer. Here, all the editors shortlisted for this year’s prize share top advice for new writers: what are the mistakes they most commonly make and how can you avoid them?<p>The winner of the Branford Boase …

Writing

74 children executed by ISIS for 'crimes' that include refusal to fast, report says

The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.<p>A total of 3,027 people …

Islam
UX Design

This Infographic Will Show You What’s Killing Your Creativity

If your inspiration routine involves scrolling through Tumblr until “inspiration strikes,” well, we can’t say that we haven’t been there ourselves, but there are better ways to get those creative juices flowing. <i>Entrepreneur Magazine</i> put out a very helpful/snazzy infographic to guide you through a …

Creativity

The differences between imagination, creativity, and innovation

Creativity

10 Color Inspiration Secrets Only Designers Know About

<i>“Color: what a deep and mysterious language!”</i>[1] Specific hues can provoke different emotions, associations, and responses that affect how your brand …

Graphic Design

8-Year-Old Feeds Crows and They Leave Her Small "Thank You" Gifts in Return

In 2011, Gabi Mann was a four-year-old in Seattle with a habit of dropping her food. A chicken nugget might fall off her lap while she's getting out of the car, and Gabi wouldn't pick it up. Instead, the crows rushed to the forgotten morsel and hoped for another bite. Gabi eventually noticed this …

Birds

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Beaches
Innovation

29 Creative Logo Designs for Inspiration #34

Fresh collection of <b>business logo designs</b> from 2015 for inspiration. I hope you will enjoy the concept and ideas of these creative logos. All logo …

Graphic Design

Artist creates beautiful order from foraged objects

Photos courtesy of Ja Soon Kim<p>For many artists, the process of creating is often more fulfilling than setting eyes on the finished work.<p>Ja Soon Kim, …

New Mexico

10 Eye-Catching Graphic Designer Resumes

<b>“A resume should be treated as one of your major design jobs. The typeface you use, the layout, etc all show exactly what level of design you are at.</b> …

23 Gorgeous Aerial Photographs to Help Put Things in Perspective

It's easy to lose perspective in our day-to-day. To get stuck in the minutia and forget that we're part of something much bigger called the Earth, which is part of something much bigger called the solar system, which is part of something MUCH bigger called the Milky Way galaxy... you get the …

Photography

Tasmanian Artist Rescues Glammed Up Dolls by Transforming Them with Natural Beauty

With the help of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh, secondhand Bratz dolls transform from modeling high fashion with attitude to showcasing the beauty of simplicity. The artist rescues castoff dolls from thrift shops, repaints their faces, restyles their hair and dresses them in outfits that her mother …

Dolls

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

Celebrity News

Industrial designer seeking classic car, sketches his finds as he shops

The process of shopping for a vintage car can be both a joy and a nightmare. Wrapped up with the exciting opportunity of owning a classic is the anxiety of picking just the right one. Canadian industrial design professor Bruce Thomson and his wife are chronicling all of those ups and downs in a …

Industrial Design

This Furniture Is Made From Seaweed And Paper

Slimy brown beach dreck transforms into beautiful furniture in the hands of two Danish designers.<p>Seaweed is an underrated material, useful for far more than swaddling your sushi: it’s been used in everything from spa treatments to vaccines to ice cream to fertilizer. Now, a pair of Danish designers …

Furniture

India's Fascinating Tree Root Bridges Grow Stronger Every Year

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made …

Engineering

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Illustrations by Simone Bianchi / Blog

Part of the Villains and Superheroes: Works on Paper Exhibition, currently on show at Danese Corey gallery, until Febuary 7th, 2015.

What's scary about driverless cars? These 7 things

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