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The number of job postings on LinkedIn could be a terrible sign for the economy

Instead, we're confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It shed 21,000 jobs in May, and 63,800 since December. This …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

The Newest Thru-Hiking Trail in the US Is in Los Angeles — Here’s Why You Should Hike It

Forty years ago, the National Park Service began building a hiking trail that would eventually stretch for 67 uninterrupted miles through the Santa …

Hiking

Transparent Sculptures Explore the Depth of Human Emotion

Korean artist Jin Young Yu fabricates poignant plastic sculptures that mirror both her adolescent emotions and adult personality. To capture these feelings and characteristics, the sculptor gives her transparent figures fairly stoic faces with many appearing to hold back a flood of tears. “My works …

Pablo & Rusty’s Branding and Packaging by Manual

Successful brand and package design by San Francisco based studio Manual for Pablo & Rusty’s.<p>The team of studio Manual was asked to help with the …

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Delicate Pressed Fern Leaf Illustrations by Helen Ahpornsiri | Colossal

<p>Artist and illustrator Helen Ahpornsiri creates incredible pressed fern illustrations from her studio in East Sussex. Tiny bits of stems and leaves …

Naonori Yago

Naonori Yago is an art director/ designer who specializes in work for the art and fashion industries. Working with a variety of materials, he creates …

Harajuku

This Designer Has Carved a Spoon Every Day For a Year

For almost a year now, Stian Korntved Ruud has set aside some time each day to carve a wooden spoon.<p>The Norwegian designer, who has interned with Tom Dixon and shown work around the world, settled on the project to explore the organic qualities of wood and improve his skill. He told us why he …

Woodworking

7 Female Artists You Must See at Frieze Art Fair

It's easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to fine art.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to fine art. What <i>is</i> good art? How do you find it? We're never quite sure. So we enlisted Sara Friedlander, VP and head of the evening sale in the post-war and contemporary art department at Christie's …

The Art of Mistakes

Artist Melanie Rothschild is on a mission to dispel the myths that art is just for the privileged and that you need to be trained before you can create something wonderful.<p>"If you only have art that comes from the highly educated and trained it'll just be slightly updated versions of what's come …

If Mayors Ruled the World Today ... They Would Launch Digital Cities Tomorrow

For the first time in years, the door is now open for cities to take the lead insuring all its citizens have affordable access on a non-discriminator basis to the Internet; a broadband infrastructure that can be one of the fastest, cheapest Internet services imaginable. The policy framework for …

Material Design Motion Explorations

It is awesome to see more and more people playing with Material Design. The Google visual language is much more than visual design, it is …

The Simple (and Unwelcome) Solution to Anti-Semitism

I was born in August, 1946 in the city of Vitebsk, Belarus. In that summer, the second after the end of World War Two, life was slowly hobbling back to normalcy, in the wake of the horrors of the Second World War. But half my family did not get to see those quieter days. They were gone, …

An Early Bedtime Could Prevent Mental Illness, Study Finds

When life gets hectic and stressful, our daily routines can be the first thing to fall by the wayside -- early bedtimes become late nights and instead of sitting down for healthy home-cooked meals we may find ourselves grazing on high-calorie, sugar-laden snacks.<p>Daily routines around eating and …

Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA

On March 3, 1915, the U.S. government established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. In 1958, NACA became NASA. In polls the American public has shown pride in the country's accomplishments in space exploration, along with concern about the costs involved. A review of public …

5 Ways Culinary Tours Add Flavor to a Destination

I'm embarrassed to say, but the first meal I ate in France was at McDonald's. There, it's out there. I was 21 years old, traveling alone, exhausted, hungry, and I didn't speak a word of French. As I walked along the Champs-Élysées after an overnight flight, the Golden Arches appeared in front of …

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

Every year we plant basil and every year the plants do so well that we can’t use it up fast enough. What to do? Basil pesto, of course! Here is a …

Bok Choy Rice - Easy Bok Choy Steamed Rice Recipe

Maple-Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Oven-baking oatmeal is a great alternative to stovetop because it's hands-free. It's easy to add in as many extra flavorings (fruit, spices, nuts) as you want. Sweet maple syrup, soft banana, and crunchy walnuts make this version a hearty but healthy breakfast.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Oven-baking is a …

The Best -- And Easiest -- Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A smooth, chocolatey milkshake, with frozen bananas and almond milk standing in for dairy. Stop what you're doing, and make one now.</i><p>This milkshake recipe is so …

Healthy Eating

Gluten-Free Fluffy Lemonade Pie Recipe

Inspired by a back-of-box Jell-O pie, this rendition combines fresh-squeezed lemon juice and sweetened whipped cream with some gelatin to hold it all together. The result is an addictively light, zesty pie reminiscent of lemonade.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Soft-set gelatin combines with sweetened whip …

Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Avocado Recipe

The great thing about making a big batch of pesto is that you can easily dip into it to dress up a meal. Here we are elevating a simple side of pasta …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner. It's a recipe that may not have won -- or even been entered in -- a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more …

A (Basically) No-Cook Dinner Party

<i>We're throwing</i> <i>no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: Inspired by</i> <i>Bravo’s</i> <i>Top Chef Duels premiere hot-cold challenge, Brette makes a cold, no-cook dinner party -- because it is far too hot out.</i><p>It's August, which means it's time for every food …

12 Summer Camp Throwbacks

There are some foods that just stick in your mind, and most have to do with summer: the first bite of a lobster roll on the annual family beach trip; the cherry stains all over the counter; the soft-serve with chocolate sprinkles after weeknight dinners.<p>Summer camp food has all of that sensory …

Gouda Grits with Smoky Brown Butter Shrimp

Gouda Grits with Smoky Brown Butter Shrimp.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 11, 2014 103<p>I can’t even with this dish.<p>It’s not my typical Monday dish but it is …

Pasta with Eggplant, Feta, and Mint Recipe

Usually if an eggplant and pasta are in the same room together, there’s tomato sauce involved. Here’s a recipe that bucks this convention and …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …