Tomas Robison

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The Making of the Most Potent Weed Oil on the Market

“We're creating a product that is 3 to 5 times the value of gold.”<p>About five miles from Denver's dispensary district, otherwise known as the Green Mile, sits a small, unassuming building on the western bank of the Platte River. If it weren't for the barred windows and keypad door locks, it would be …

Visme is Launching the "Visualize Me" Contest to Help Unleash Everyone's Inner Creativity

​From September 20 through October 5, 2016, contestants from all over the world will visualize their stories using Visme’s icons, as well as hundreds …

Infographics

Burning Man exposes the class war inside Silicon Valley – and whoever wins, we lose

This week at Burning Man, the big tensions that have been rubbing up against each other in the tech scene for decades erupted to the surface, as there was what one "burner" described to me as a "serious outbreak of hooliganism" at the desert festival, aimed at White Ocean, a camp catering the …

Silicon Valley

The Coolest Art & Architecture at Burning Man 2016

A fire-breathing octopus is but one of the brain-bursting sights out of this year's Black Rock City.<p>1,000' light tunnels, flamethrowers, a Boeing 747 nightclub, and elemental wooden sculptures: Burning Man's 30th iteration is a cornucopia of sights that make jaws clatter to the floor. Just a few …

Watch How Bicycles Were Made (in 1945)

As World War II drew to a close, this educational film about British bicycles gave us a glimpse inside the manufacturing process. It's like a <i>How It's</i> …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man review: Mythology, sex cults and the triumph of nature

The temple at Hatra in Iraq, destroyed last year, featured a carved figure with an acanthus-leaf beard, a possible prototype of the Green Man. On …

Lyon

Terrapattern search engine finds patterns in the Google Earth landscape

Imagine Google Earth injected with AI capabilities, scanning geographical regions for specific visual features and patterns.<p>You can spend a long time …

Graffiti artist banned from US after Reddit investigation

A graffiti artist has been banned from entering all US national parks after Reddit users tracked her down on social media.<p>Casey Nocket – also known as ‘Creepytings’ – had become infamous for her acrylic ‘face’ paintings, which were found across six of the country’s largest nature reserves. She was …

Social Media

Biggest US coal company funded dozens of groups questioning climate change

Analysis of Peabody Energy court documents show company backed trade groups, lobbyists and thinktanks dubbed ‘heart and soul of climate denial’<p>Peabody Energy, America’s biggest coalmining company, has funded at least two dozen groups that cast doubt on manmade climate change and oppose environment …

Dahr Jamail | Navy Allowed to Kill or Injure Nearly 12 Million Whales, Dolphins, Other Marine Mammals in Pacific

A whale swims in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)<p>What if you were told the US Navy is legally permitted …

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January 2016

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

Mindfulness

Courage in the Workplace: Creating a Culture of Compassion

The School of Management at the University of San Francisco promotes its role in preparing students to enter the workforce by identifying three sectors in which they are most likely to exercise their talents: as public administrators in various levels of government; as small to corporate business …

Florence is asking tourists to leave their mark, just not on the marble | The Star

Graffiti will probably never go away. It’s sprayed over, scrubbed, erased. But it comes back again and again.<p>So how do you defeat graffiti when you …

This incredible 50-building-wide street art honors Cairo’s trash pickers

“Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.”<p>Over the course of three weeks, this sinuous “calligraffiti” mural painted across 50 brick buildings has slowly taken shape in Cairo’s Manshiyat Naser ward better known to the world as the infamous “Garbage City.”<p>The fetid …

Streetwear

What Happens When You Combine Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery

Facebook (fb) has a vested interest in helping the 4.2 billion people who still lack reliable Internet access find their way online. But when the …

Is solitude the secret to unlocking our creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well.On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush …

Artist Luke O’Sullivan Combines Drawings and Sculptures to Create Extraordinary Cities – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Drawing

Turn Crayola Markers Into Spray Paint Without all Those Nasty Fumes

Graffiti and vandalism might be illegal, but as Banksy has proved, there’s a lot of money to be had in artfully tagging buildings. So instead of …

Robots 3D Print a Stainless Steel Bicycle Designed by Students from TU Delft

A student team from TU Delft in the Netherlands has designed and produced a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle. The students …

Meditation: What Can and Can't Be Taught

By most standards, I'm a fairly experienced meditator. I meditate daily, and have for years. I've spent months at a time immersed in silent practice. I study it, teach it, and write about it.<p>I can still wonder if I'm doing it wrong.<p>Meditation is deeply personal. Except with the broadest …

Meditation

Getting in Touch With Nature, Staying in Step With the World

When Rachel Bujalski moved out of her apartment and into a boat in Los Angeles, she had no idea that two years later, on her 28th birthday, she would be hoisting herself 80 feet up a redwood tree in Arcata, California. Yet there she was, photographing a man using a compostable toilet in a tree …

Christmas Ornaments

Where to Buy a Used, Not-Stolen Bike

A new bike sales website aims to offer a safe marketplace to buyers and sellers<p>Many cyclists want to buy used bikes, but don’t have many good—or at least trustworthy—options. You can find used cycling gear organized by industry pros at face-to-face markets—think swap meets, sporting goods …

How to Exit the Matrix in 6 Steps

The virtual reality introduced in the Matrix films is generated by a computer, and the people live in this artificially created reality. If you spend …