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How to Self-Publish a Book

So you want to self-publish your book? You’re in good company. Plenty of authors have gone ahead of you, working to prove that high-quality books can …

Writing

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, won’t pump anyone up. But …

Oprah Winfrey

20 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Storytelling

Storytelling has always played a part in successful marketing.<p>Stories enable us to build personality and create a connection with consumers. But can …

Social Media

The Secret Behind Zara’s Warp-Speed Fashion: Its Store Managers

How does the fast fashion behemoth respond to trends in just days? The Wall Street Journal reveals its strategy.<p>Being the flavor of the month is often frowned upon in design, but for the Spanish fast-fashion retailer Zara, it’s a goldmine.<p>In an industry where thorough trend forecasting is the norm …

Wall Street

David Bowie’s Art Collection To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s: Pictures

England

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

Globalisation: Where on the elephant are you?

<b>There is, to use the great cliche, an elephant in the room.</b><p>The room is globalisation, the increasing international economic integration we have lived through over the last few decades.<p>The elephant is what that development has arguably done to the distribution of income.<p>Why an elephant?<p>Because …

Globalization

How The World’s Most Beautiful Typeface Was Nearly Lost Forever

After a dispute between its creators, the Doves Type was left to lie in the Thames. A century later, it has finally resurfaced. This is the story of its rescue.<p><b>The history of London</b> can be found in pieces on its riverbed. The old pipes and fossilised horse bones wash up on the shore, and with them …

Why Did America’s First Supermodel Disappear from History?

On June 8, 1913, the New York Sun printed a full-page article that made Audrey Munson’s reputation as an artist’s model. The banner headline read: “All New York Bows to the Real Miss Manhattan.” It was Audrey’s twenty-second birthday.<p>The occasion of the article was the building of the Manhattan …

90-Year-Old Woman Chooses Epic Road Trip With Family Over Cancer Treatment

In July of 2015, 90-year-old Norma’s husband, Leo, passed away; they had been together for 67 years. During that same period, Norma was diagnosed …

Cancer Treatment

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

The Brain

The Most Entertaining Video on Japan’s History You Will See

A wildly entertaining and informative history lesson by Bill Wurtz<p>Channels: CREATIVE, INFORMATIVE<br>Tags: · animation, educational, history, japan, top

The best design conferences and events to plan for in 2016

Compared to other industry events, expectations are sky-high at design conferences. “Dentists, physicists, sociologists, taxidermists all meet to find out what’s new in their specialties. So do designers, but they are not happy about it,” Ralph Caplan former director of the Aspen International …

Graphic Design

Why ISIS Is Waging a Pop Culture War

The sooner we understand that, the better we can fight.<p>After the attacks on Paris, the response of the Western World has been depressingly predictable. Initial shock and sadness gave way to inchoate rage and an overwhelming desire to hit out. The French President's first remark was that the attacks …

Terrorism

Jimmy Fallon Does Not Have to Cater to Anyone

Jimmy Fallon's on holiday in Ireland a few years back, having a great time, as Jimmy Fallon generally does, but after a few too many nights spent hoisting a few too many Guinnesses, he needs a week break.<p>"So I plan this fishing trip at six in the morning, just so I won't drink the night before. My …

Comedy

The dominatrix class that unchained me

Sex had never been an empowering experience — that was until I spanked a man and made him call me “goddess”<p>I was definitely at the right address. Tara Indiana, a professional dominatrix, emailed it to me earlier that day. Yet all I could see was the back entrance to a Japanese restaurant and some …

Time I

Heatherwick welcomes new London bus inspired by his design as "back-to-front" compliment

London is to get a new, smaller version of Thomas Heatherwick's New Routemaster bus – although the British designer has had nothing to do with this …

Architecture

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Saudi Arabia

Decoding the U.S. Dollar Bill

Most of us handle a $1 bill on a daily basis, but how often have you stopped to look at what it's telling you? There's <i>a</i> <i>lot</i> there. Here's an annotated …

This Edible Water Blob Could Change Hydration Forever

It can be tough to get your recommended daily intake of water, but one innovation is making it easier than ever to keep a bottle, or blob, of H2O on …

Typography

22 Awesome and Inspiring Bill Murray Quotes

Sure, Bill Murray has done his fair share of hilariously random and weird things. But in addition to having a killer sense of humor, the actor is …

Adventurers Relax in Hammocks Hanging Hundreds of Feet Above Ground

One century ago, fierce battles broke out in the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites as WWI began. The 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives at that site were honored this past week at the 2015 Highline Meeting Monte Piana, an annual event that unites young people from all over the …

World War I

Expo 2015 in Milan

Baltic States

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Morocco

Light Up Your Room With a Banana

If you think regular lamps are too dull, then a banana lamp might be for you. Belgian design duo Studio Job made these fun fruit-inspired lights for …

Sketching

The Tallest Building Never Built

It seems like every decade or so, a new skyscraper is erected that shatters the height record of the one that came before it. “Tallest Building Ever …

Watch Kendrick Lamar as Uncle Sam in his 'For Free? (Interlude)' music video

Oh America, you bad bitch<p>Kendrick Lamar has already given us three music videos for songs off his critically acclaimed sophomore album <i>To Pimp A Butterfly</i>, including the tremendous treatment for "Alright," which should pull in a VMA Award if there's any justice in the world. Now Kendrick's back with …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Street Artist and City Worker Spend a Year Having a Fun Graffiti Conversation

On his way to work in the morning, street artist Mobstr would cycle past an average, graffiti-covered red wall in London. For years, he noticed that a city worker would paint over the graffiti with red paint, when it was below a certain line. For any graffiti above this predetermined line, the …

Streetwear