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12 Great Georgia Hikes

Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great …

Hiking

13 Reasons Why You Should Make Meatballs More Often

Meatballs are awesome. You can easily whip them up without a recipe, using beef, chicken, lamb, or even no meat. They freeze like a dream, ready to feed you (and friends, and family, and unexpected guests) at the drop of a hat. They are excellent every which way, whether swimming in a brothy soup, …

Mark Lawson welcomes the return of George Smiley, drunken spooks and the recreation of a real-life murder trial<p>In literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. But entering the ring for the 24th time, at the age of 86, John le Carré remained an …

Books

Best Mysteries And Thrillers Of 2017

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Magpie Murders</b> by Anthony Horowitz<p>"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly …

Books

13 Must-Read Books Recommended by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Brilliant Leaders | Inc.com

Many of the brightest minds in technology, entertainment, business, and philanthropy have said they owe their success to reading.<p>Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of …

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

War

Moving From Photoshop And Illustrator To Sketch: A Few Tips For UI Designers

Switching To Illustrator: The Annoyances<p>From Photoshop to Illustrator<p>Because using Photoshop for user interface design is, in my view, a needlessly …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

Landscaping

15 Inspired Garden Gates for a Beautiful Backyard

Make a grand entrance!<p>Much as the eyes are the window to the soul, a garden gate functions as a window into your yard. While a gate technically acts as a barrier that protects your beautiful garden, it should also be welcoming and beckon guests inside. Whether you want something for a cottage-style …

Landscaping

5 Psychological Thrillers That Aren’t Formulaic

This is a guest post from Rabeea, a Karachi-based book critic presently writing for Chicago Review of Books, Wales Art Review, Storgy, Brooklyn Mag …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Design

YouTube tutorial shows how to shoot interior photos worthy of design mags

Have you ever cleaned your house and wanted to snap a few images for proof that it was at one time perfectly clean? Maybe you are moving and need …

Tutorials

How to make five days' worth of vegan lunch bowls

Whether you're a part-time vegetarian like I am or a full-on, card-carrying vegan, it's easy to fall into a rut.<p>You get used to your go-to, quickie …

FREE WEB UI Kit (symbols & styles) - Freebie

By<p>Marco Lopes<p>Lead UI Designer at Farfetch.com<p>Follow for updates on what Marco Lopes is creating.<p>Sketch User Interface elements kit<p>Fully organize UI …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

Create perfect social media images with this handy cheat sheet

Whether you're using Twitter, Facebook, or still clinging on to Google Plus, one thing you'll notice is that social media platforms like to make …

How to price logo design services

When it comes to talking about money, logo design is one of the most contentious areas of graphic design. After all, how much work can it possibly …

Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

Woodworking

7 Things the Smartest Leaders Do at the Start of Every Year | Inc.com

When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board.<p>Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren't ready to lead. In the research, four of the top 10 …

Leadership

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

10 Success lessons from Ed Catmull – “Pixar Founder, Disney Legend” for entrepreneurs

Share31<p>Tweet<p>Share43<p>+1<p>Shares 74<p>Ed Catmull is arguably one of the most talented creative geniuses alive today. He co-founded Pixar (along with Steve …

Giada De Laurentiis's 20 Most Popular Pasta Recipes You Need in Your Life

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will help you do just that.<p>I loved Cal's …

Self-improvement

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …