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Beautiful Design Composition

I can't get tired looking at beautiful and simple compositions. More and more the web is bringing back the classic principles of good graphic design …

Graphic Design

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

NASA Recreates the Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Hubble Photo 20 Years Later

On April 1st, 1995, the Hubble Telescope captured a photograph that became one of the most iconic space photos ever captured. Titled, “Pillars of …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Customers

An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

Car exhaust turns out to be the perfect fuel for making algae grow.<p>A highway overpass might seem like an unlikely place for a garden, but if you’re growing algae, it’s ideal: All algae need to thrive are sunlight and CO2. The pollution from cars driving below is actually an asset.<p>In a prototype …

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Exercise

UNESCO Recognizes The Awesome Design Of 5 New Cities

Five new metropolises have been named as part of UNESCO’s City of Design program, an award meant to recognize cities’ contributions to the design world and foster cooperation between some of the great epicenters of design worldwide. Dundee, Scotland; Turin, Italy; Bilbao, Spain; Helsinki, Finland; …

Cities

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

How to Remove Body Oil Stains and Odors from Bed Sheets

How to Remove Body Oil Stains and Odors from Bed Sheets<p>Updated on November 26, 2016<p>Give Your Sheets a Proper, Deep Cleaning!<p>Have you ever had a …

What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?

Do you know fear is an illusion? It is a feeling portrayed as an invincible wall that denies us access to what we assumed is impossible to our goals and dreams. It is what determines how we perceive opportunities. It is generally what fuels our insecurities during an unforeseen storm delaying our …

Self-improvement

20 Netflix Documentaries You Need To See

It turns out that if you spend days on end watching documentaries for an article, you begin to believe the world is going to end. Now. Or next week …

The Best Exercise for Better Posture

<b>Learning the Basic Move</b> <br>The standard version is done using a heavy barbell or dumbbells—you'll be able to lift more (read: get stronger) with a barbell, but a total weight of 20 pounds is a good place to start, regardless of what you're lifting. Begin with feet a comfortable width apart, somewhere …

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for …

Entrepreneurship

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …

IKEA

7 Ways To Set Yourself Up For A Complete Mental Breakdown

We often characterize "life" as the barrier to maintaining our fitness programs year-round, and indeed children, school, work and illness all limit our recreation time and energy. But what other factors or situational stressors block your ambition and eventually cause physical or mental stagger? In …

Goal Setting

Molten Metal Meets Wood to Create One of a Kind Furniture

Product designer Hilla Shamia combined molten aluminum with wood to create a fascinating series of furniture where the molten metal not only seeps …

Homemade Furniture Polish and Dusting Spray

<b>Let’s be honest, dusting is tedious.</b> And sometimes it seems pointless. But I’m always embarrassed when a guest comes over, touches one of my wooden …

Dining Rooms

Desert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is a peninsula of granite outcroppings and towering Saguaro cacti surrounded on all sides by …

17 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

Once you believe you are strong emotionally, you will unconsciously act stronger than before and begin to take control over your emotional whims.<p>– …

Ben Young

Mount Maunganui

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Malaysian junior athletes are just too ‘lembik’

Saya setuju. We are working on more coaches! “@ManOlimpik: Malaysian junior athletes are just too ‘lembik’ http://t.co/7D7wmHWaNy”<br>— Khairy Jamaluddin …

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Iced Passion Tea Lemonade

I have a friend that is obsessed with Starbucks Iced Passion Tea Lemonades. She finally convinced me to stop by and try one and I have to say it was …

Watch This Water Wheel Clean Up Trash from the Baltimore Harbor

John Kellet's clever invention pulls out trash that runoff carries into Baltimore's harbor.<p>Lately, Baltimore's inner harbor has been receiving a new visitor: copious amounts of floating garbage. Rainstorms in the city force the trash into the harbor, where it floats along for all residents and …

Arup Develops 3D Printing Technique for Structural Steel

A team lead by Arup has developed a method of designing and 3D Printing steel joints which will significantly reduce the time and cost needed to make …

3D Printing

EMBER EQUIPMENT - MODULAR URBAN BACKPACK

•STRETCH GOAL PUBLISHED!!<p>•CHECK OUT UPDATE #6!!<p>•ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER!!<p>Five days a week we work, create and navigate the streets of the city. …

Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses

You’ve probably heard of the debate about whether open offices or the oh-so-dreaded traditional cubicles are better in the workplace. All these …