Elizabeth Eljohn

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Do Designers Need to Go to College?

Formal design education can be an incredibly valuable experience but it doesn’t always make sense for your career or your wallet. This is especially …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

3 Ways to Earn More Money from Client Work

The equation seems simple enough: if we want to make more money, we need to charge more for our work. Yet pricing is a fickle issue, wrought with our …

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25 Things Every Woman Should Have By The Time She Turns 25

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1hy8haA<p>1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or …

6 Irreplaceable Life Lessons You Learn From Shooting Guns

By Caity Mae,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1mfoUFv<p>I grew up in Texas, so it goes without saying that I was raised knowing a thing or two about …

“Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter

<i>“The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1946, decades before the internet as we know it …

Original Mad Man David Ogilvy on the 10 Qualities of Creative Leaders

Long before the listicle epidemic of the social web, 11th-century Japanese courtesan Sei Shanagon, the world’s first “blogger,” enumerated 7 rare things in life, beloved novelist Umberto Eco asserted the list was the origin of culture, and the inimitable Susan Sontag reflected on why lists appeal …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Money has no value

Money has no value; it’s just the way you spend it.<p><b>William Faulkner</b> in <i>The Sound & the Fury</i>, published on October 7, 1929<p><b>Song:</b> “Money for Nothing” by <b>Dire Straits</b>

Should you check your email? A brilliant (and true!) illustrated flowchart by Wendy MacNaughton, one of the best infographics of the year: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/08/best-american-infographics-david-byrne/

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Reveal about the Evolution of the Imagination

<i>“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,”</i> MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin wrote in her fascinating design history of childhood. Indeed, children have a penchant for disarming clarity and experience reality in ways profoundly different from adults, in the process illuminating the workings …

7 Ways To Deal With Dating Burnout

<i>This post originally appeared on The Date Report.</i><p>Look, I get it. You're doing everything you can. You're dating online, you say yes to any and all party invites, you've gone to every trivia night this godforsaken city has to offer. You believe your next Beloved is out there, but the process of …

Who Is Right About Happiness?

We know very little about what it takes to be happy, and a lot of what we know is wrong. This seems to be the conclusion of some voices in the movement known as positive psychology. It's a relatively new field set against the traditional focus of psychology, which has delved into neurosis, …

How to Alleviate Stress During the Government Shutdown

Even though many Americans disengaged psychologically from our state and federal governments' activities a long time ago, a government shutdown can still be stressful. The majority of my patients had a reaction a lot like my patient Joe (not his real name).<p>"The government? So they shut down. Big …

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10 Tips to Being Deliciously Happy

Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. The past will fill your future with dustballs of discontent if you let it, so gain clarity, clean up and get moving!<p><i>Photo credit: Simaje</i><p>Who wouldn't want a delicious life?<p>Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. We often believe we may not deserve the good …

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Don't Drive Yourself Crazy! Here are 5 Ways to Drive Yourself Happy -- Every Day

If you're stuck in traffic, getting stressed out about it will not change your circumstances. Life's a journey, not a destination, so do what you can to enjoy the ride.<p>How often is your day ruined before it begins by a horrible commute? Does it make you feel out of control to be stuck, with nowhere …

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7 Ways to Step Back From the Brink of Divorce

I'm going to make mistakes and I do my best to learn from them. I have forgiven myself because I believe that marriage is mostly about growth and growth requires change and change often comes with pain.<p>Have you ever felt like your marriage was on the brink of divorce? I've been on the brink of …

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Belly Fat May Cause Alzheimer's And Dementia, Study Says

That treat you just indulged in won't just go from your lips to your hips -- it might just go straight to your head. Middle-aged people with high abdominal fat are 3.6 times as likely to suffer from memory loss and dementia later on in life, researchers have discovered.<p>The protein responsible for …

5 Things You Must Do in Valencia, Spain

Valencia may not be the first city you visit in Spain, but it will definitely leave a lasting impression. With mountains of paella to bust your gut and enough fire to burn your beard straight off, this city is well-versed in showing you a damn good time.<p>When you've had enough of Madrid and …

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Brain Training Exercises Won't Boost Intelligence, But Could Improve Memory

Brain training exercises can boost your memory, but don't expect them to make you any smarter, a small new study says.<p>Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Arizona State University, Michigan State University and Purdue University found that brain training seems to improve working …

Government Shutdown Puts A Chill On Scientific Research

WASHINGTON -- The shutdown of the federal government, now well into its second week, has put a chill on the science community and left young researchers wondering how badly damaged their projects and careers could be.<p>Scientists and researchers interviewed for this article were quick to point out …

Dirtball's 'Green' Jeans Are Made In U.S. From Recycled Water Bottles

How do you get more American than blue jeans? How about making them in America, for starters. That's what the eco-friendly fashion company Dirtball is doing with its new line of denim, which will be made entirely in the USA.<p>The blue jean has a green twist, as well. Dirtball CEO Joe Fox brags that …

Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied or Is a Bully

The best way to inoculate your child against being a bully or being bullied is to build within them a strong central core, a sense of themselves that can withstand peer pressure.<p>Parents are entitled to parent, and in the case of bullying, parental behavior can be the fulcrum on which a child's …

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Arcade Fire reveal two official videos for new single ‘Reflektor’

<b>As promised, here’s the video for Arcade Fire’s new single (out today) ‘Reflektor’. And boy, is it a good one.</b><p>The interactive clip allows users to …

Kathleen Hanna documentary The Punk Singer to air in London next month

<b>A new film about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre musician Kathleen Hanna will be screened at various cinemas around London next month.</b><p>Entitled <i>The Punk …

Billboard magazine launch music snob vending machine

<b>Fed up of those so-called music fans that don’t actually buy the vinyl or download the MP3s but instead just wear the band t-shirts or, say, read hip</b> …

On the Street….Marlboro Man, Bali

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On the Street……..Pasar Umum Gianyar, Bali

Talking about mixed genres!!<p>I love the real life mix of fashion inspiration and traditional cultural clothing.