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5 Figure Drawing Tips: Taking Measurements, Drawing Torsos and More

Are you wanting to take your figure drawings to the next level? We want that for you, too. Here are five figure drawings tips straight from the …

Here’s the little drawing robot you didn't know you needed

Move over, 3D-printing pens, there’s a new boss in town, and it’s called Line-us<p>3D-printing pens are pretty cool, but do you know what’s even cooler? A 2D-doodler with a small robotic arm that can draw on paper—with an actual pen—anything you draw on a screen.<p>It’s called Line-us (pronounced …

An Itemized Invoice for Clients Who Balk At Your Photography Prices

Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why …

Photography

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

5 Tips to Help Salespeople Write Better Emails

Sales advice from one of the net's best copywriters<p>Before the digital age, it was the smooth talkers and the extroverts who did all the selling, over the phone or in face-to-face meetings. But with the explosion of email as a sales tool, good writing has become an indispensable skill for the …

sales

Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function

Music has been around in one form or another throughout the world for as long as anyone can remember. Some people listen to music to relax, others to …

The Joy of Effort

When explaining meditation, the Buddha often drew analogies with the skills of artists, carpenters, musicians, archers, and cooks. Finding the right …

Meditation

'It was not a sentimental love': Françoise Gilot on her years with Picasso

Françoise Gilot takes a stern line with interviewers, assuming they approach her with interest in only one thing: her affair with Picasso, which started 70 years ago and lasted a decade, during which time she had two children with the artist, before walking out. “When people know nothing about you …

France

When You Should Be an Intrapreneur Instead of an Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have a desire to solve problems, to innovate and to create. They are willing to take on risk and think outside of the box. They lead and they inspire. And by standard definitions, the way that they do all of that …

Entrepreneurship

Feeling Lonely? 5 Ways to Cure the Entrepreneurship Blues

I’m prone to squirrelling myself away, binging on Netflix and hunching over DIY or writing projects without coming up for air. Suddenly, I’ll catch …

Is This the Most Perfect Method for Staying Organized?

Ryder Carroll, the designer of the popular Bullet Journal, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

Productivity

Entrepreneurs Who Are In It for the Money Never Get Rich

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're in it just for the money, find another line of work.<p>Some founders I coach hate hearing that. Real entrepreneurs get it. A founder’s focus on being rich is one criteria I use to filter out seed investment opportunities. …

Entrepreneurship

Why post-Soviet is more than just an aesthetic

In the recent years, we’ve seen a rise of interest in post-Soviet aesthetics in the west. From Gosha Rubchinskiy and his Moscow skate boys to provincial Lithuanian discotheques and Kiev raves – it has an air of irresistible rough coolness. The catch is always the clash of Soviet past and modernity, …

‘Coding with Chrome’ app for Chrome OS lets students program in HTML, JavaScript, more

Since they can’t really run typical full-fledged desktop apps, the absence of any real programming IDE for Chromebooks has long been one of many reasons <i>not</i> to buy into Google’s laptop platform. The lack of apps is a problem that is soon to be remedied for many thanks to the addition of the Google …

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

Creativity

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

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These are the Key Points of the Bauhaus Manifesto

May 21, 2016<p>Nadia Herzog is a pen name of Nadja Bozovic, a freelance journalist whose interest goes from the questioning influence of different art …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Color blending "Chameleon Pens" are the hottest new art items trending in Japan

These pens will change the way you shade.<p>Ever since Chameleon Pens released a promotion video on their Twitter account earlier this week, Japanese …

Japan

Mapping and Photographing: Seeing the Unseeable in the American Landscape

<i>As part of the enticing and varied program at this year's Photo London, over 20 world-class photographers will present their work in a series of conversations and presentations.</i><p><i>On Saturday, May 21, the eminent American photographer David Maisel will take part in a dialogue with curator William A.</i> …

New Mexico

An Atlas of Emotions, Inspired by the Dalai Lama

Explore the “continents” and “states” of universal feelings with this new geography-inspired interactive.<p>Two years ago, the famed psychologist and emotions expert Paul Ekman sent a survey to nearly 250 researchers active in his discipline. The idea was to see what the fast-growing field actually …

Will the “Real” Reality Please Stand Up?

One peculiarity of our times is that people are so quick to accept the reality they see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. We do this automatically, disregarding the fact that every preceding age was totally mystified by existence, to the point that mystics, poets, philosophers, sages, and spiritual …

Consciousness

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

Why Your Small Business Must Start a Blog

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For those of you who have never visited a farm before, many of them have a large brick of salt for their animals, called a “salt lick.”<p>A salt lick is exactly what the name implies. It’s a salt deposit that animals keep coming …

Small Business

This Model Got Tats Tracing 110 Years of American Tattoo Art

Cut commissioned a model to get a tattoo in the style of a celebrated artist from every decade since 1900.<p>Millenials are a very inked population—40 percent of us have at least one tattoo, 30 percent sport multiple pieces. We may be the most inked generation, but we're definitely not the first. …

Synaesthesia could help us understand how the brain processes language | Cathleen O'Grady

A new study highlights a fascinating idea for using a multisensory neurological condition to explore bigger psychological questions<p>When we speak, listen, read, or write, almost all of the language processing that happens in our brains goes on below the level of conscious awareness. We might be …

Photorealistic Illustrations Made With Simple Pens Capture Quiet Urban Scenes

<b>Grand Rapids</b>, Michigan-based freelance artist, Taylor Mazer, captures the stillness of urban buildings and sidewalks in his ongoing series of …