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The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

See Breathtaking Photos of the Galapagos Islands on the Anniversary of Darwin's Voyage

Caption from LIFE. A giant tortoise, sensing danger, draws in its head with a hiss of alarm. It weighs 500 pounds, measu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Nature

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: the best entries so far

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

Minimalism

The Best New Movies on Netflix and in Theaters This Month

What you should watch at the multiplex or from your couch in April 2015.<p>Snow on the East Coast has barely subsided, and yet we're already approaching the fourth-month-long Summer Movie Season, beginning with the latest <i>Fast and Furious</i> installment on April 3. While blockbusters won't fully flood …

Mad Men

A guide to lighting and Android photography

Anytime you see a discussion about photography, or read a set of tips and tricks for better pictures, you'll find talk about the lighting. It's the …

Photography

Top 15 Internal Medicine apps for iPhone and Android

Dermatology Reference: VisualDx<p>Although many of us are comfortable with common skin conditions, rashes that defy easy pattern recognition do pop up …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

Nominated in the Arts and Culture category. Adrian Jaszczak's work on an artistic gymnastics tournament in Poland.<br>Adrian Jaszczak—2015 Sony World …

Photography

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

Apps

8 Must-Read Tips Before Buying Art for Your Living Room

Well-placed artwork has the power to transform a space, but selecting the correct piece can be a complicated and intimidating project. To help demystify this process, we've turned to art consultant Daniel Kinkade to give us some pointers on choosing the right piece of art for a home. He's also …

Living Rooms

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

Creativity

Mixed-media artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser layers textured rolls of...

Mixed-media artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser layers textured rolls of paper to create vibrant, tactile, abstract collages. http://dlvr.it/6b3k0t

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Dandelion, leaf art by Omid Asadi

Andy Gilmore

I don’t often gravitate toward geometric graphic design, but Andy Gilmore’s work is positively hypnotic.<p>I could get lost in these patterns.<p>Once I hit …

Golden Gate - Aerial PanoDrop

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Choosing The Best Indoor Plants For Your Interior

It’s no secret that I’ve been a wee bit obsessed with plants lately. After taking a good look at my interior and realizing that multiple areas of my …

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Perfect Babies on Twitter: "It's a puppy piano 🎹 http://t.co/SJqudDUtyZ"

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