Shane Parker

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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

Student loan debt: 7 steps to pay it off

Outstanding student loan debt totaled $1.4 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2018, according to a recent report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data.<p>And that debt — which ranges from $6,744 to $28,116 for the middle 50% — is creating a …

Personal Finance

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom

"I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time."<p>Paul Stamets, a mycologist I had come to visit in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to go mushroom hunting, had a gift he wanted to give me. We were in his office, looking at some images on his computer, when he pulled …

Columbia River

Dapper Dan Talks His Gucci Partnership, Dressing Harlem’s Notorious Gangsters, and Getting Busted by Sonia Sotomayor | GQ

Inside the new atelier of Dapper Dan, the tailor whose 125th Street shop defined the high-flying look of Harlem’s cocaine ’80s—and who’s now back in business, thanks to a Twitter controversy and an unlikely new arrangement with Gucci.<p><b>Dapper Dan is the original auteur of gangster chic.</b> Born Daniel …

Classroom design should follow evidence, not architectural fads

The past decade has seen a boom in the construction of trendy buildings with visually appealing interiors in schools and universities. Proponents …

Education Technology

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

If Birds Left Tracks in the Sky, They’d Look Like This

MagazineYear of the Bird<p>A photographer captures the paths that birds make across the sky.<p><b>If birds left tracks in the sky, what would they look like?</b> For years Barcelona-based photographer Xavi Bou has been fascinated by this question. Just as a sinuous impression appears when a snake slides across …

Birds

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

How to get rid of love handles

But while shifting your lifestyle and altering your fitness regimen are essential for overhauling your physique, nothing is more vital to eliminating …

This 46-year-old guy lost 13 kg and built 6-pack abs in just four months! This is how he did it

This 46-year-old guy lost 13 kg and built 6-pack abs in just four months! This is how he did it<p>Image used for representational purposes only<p>Losing …

A Navajo Chef on the Complexities of Modernizing Native American Cuisine

In the culinary world, Native American food—let alone its various tribal iterations—is incredibly difficult to find, even amongst New York’s uncountable ethnic cuisines. Silverbird, New York’s most recognized Native American restaurant, shut its doors in 1989 after just under three years in …

This is one Indigenous policy that really works

As an Aboriginal woman and a business owner, I believe the commonwealth government’s Indigenous procurement policy (IPP) is probably one of the most effective Indigenous policies to have ever been implemented. Its purpose is to increase the amount of commonwealth government contracts awarded to …

This Artist Creates Dreamlike Portraits by Combining Multiple Photos

Viktoria Solidarnyh is a Ukranian digital photo artist who creates surreal, dreamlike scenes by cutting out and combining elements from a large …

Hear the 10 Best Albums of the 1960s as Selected by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson, the writer who gave vivid, inimitable form to "gonzo journalism," honed his literary chops the hard way, using rigorous …

Prepare for the Digital Health Revolution

The business of medicine is inefficient, expensive, and ripe for disruption. Here are 21 companies that are using technology to reinvent it—and to …

Amnesty International honours Canada’s Indigenous-rights movement

Canada's Indigenous-rights movement has been named a recipient of a prestigious award from Amnesty International, drawing attention to persistent inequality in one of the world's wealthiest countries.<p>Amnesty International describes the Ambassador of Conscience Award as its highest honour, given …

The best architecture and design books of 2016

Calling all design-loving bookworms<p>‘Tis the season for curling up by a roaring fire (or a ten-hour video of a burning Yule log on Netflix, which is a thing). What better hearthside accessory than a good book?<p>We’ve rounded up 17 of the year’s best books about architecture and design—from the …

See Inside the Studios of Japan's Most Innovative Designers Photos

<em>Where They Create: Japan</em>Photo: Josh Dickinson<p>Japan is, without a doubt, one of the most inventive countries in the world, with designers pushing boundaries across all fields, including architecture, fashion, and even horticulture. But it's not every day that you get to peek inside the …

We Hand-Craft World Globes The Same Way They Were Made Hundreds Of Years Ago

We invited Berlin photographer Ana Santl into our private London art studio for the day, to see what daily life is like for a traditional globemaker. …

8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

<b>Update:</b> <i>We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!</i><p>Quality …

Scott Brown

Watch This Mesmerizing Sculpture Morph Like a Flock of Birds

When BioMed Realty asked Sosolimited, a design studio in Boston, to help create a sculpture for the atrium of its Cambridge, Massachusetts offices, …

Animal Prints by Charles Williams

Check out this colorful series of illustrated animal prints created by Charles Williams.Charles Williams is a gifted freelance illustrator and …

Computer Graphics

10 Guys Share the Life-Changing Tips That Helped Them Finally Lose Weight

Steal their practical strategies for weight-loss success<p>There’s no shortage of dubious weight-loss methods on the Internet: miracle cleanses, one-minute workouts, and even treatments involving human feces.<p>So what really works? We turned to regular guys who have actually succeeded to find out.<p>The …

An Architect's Take On Cake

3D printing and modeling software meet delicate ganache<p>An innate fascination with food is a structural part of being human, but what about structural …

Architecture

Fall From Grace: The President Of The American Institute Of Architects Has Resigned After Admitting He Is An Undercover Cop Who Infiltrated The Wrong Organization

As a successful, 20-plus-year veteran of the American Institute of Architects, president and CEO Mitchell Classon seemed poised to lead well into the …

How Kiki Hitomi fused reggae and ‘50s Japanese pop to create the year’s most unexpected album

<b>King Midas Sound’s Kiki Hitomi blends Jamaican reggae with Japanese enka on her genre-twisting debut solo album Karma No Kusari. Laurent Fintoni</b> …