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The most famous artists of all time

Most famous artists of all time<p>1<p>Photograph: Shutterstock<p>Leonardo da Vinci<p>The original Renaissance Man, Leonardo is identified with genius, not only …

Art

Help! Photoshop is too complicated. What should I use?

“Visuals have so much more impact than lots of text,” Canva CEO Melanie Perkins says.<p>[Editor’s note: If you enjoy this podcast, don’t miss the <b>design challenge</b>,below.]<p>There was a time when only professionals needed design tools like Adobe’s Photoshop.<p>That time is over, Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said …

Super High-Res Timelapse of Rio de Janeiro

Take a break from watching the Olympics to witness the beauty outside of the venues<p>Olympics-viewers among us are all seeing Rio these days, but aside …

23 productivity tips from digital nomads around the globe

Productivity on its own can be a tough challenge for anyone, even if you work from the same space every day.<p>And what if you’re jumping workspaces every week? Every day? Every couple hours? Digital nomads and remote workers have a very unique productivity puzzle to figure out.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and …

Productivity

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

L.A.’s Grand Park is a celebration of contemporary America

Aalok Mehta's electric sitar is a decidedly different sound than the piccolo and snare drum of colonial days.<p>But the artist who played it at a Fourth of July celebration Monday in downtown Los Angeles considers his music as quintessentially American as Yankee Doodle.<p>Mehta, the New Jersey-born son …

A Five-Point Guide to Stanley Kubrick's Cinematic Opus

When <b>Stanley Kubrick</b> paired soaring Beethoven with depraved violence in <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> (1971), audiences were shocked. He was behind so many …

Stanley Kubrick

Be More Productive: The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute …

Time Management

New Tech for the Home, Office and… Factory

Headphones without the ‘phones, a Wi-Fi-enabled motion sensor and a hard hat powered by augmented reality—three new technologies poised to improve work and play<p>Headphones Without the Headgear<p><i>Coming to an office near you in early 2017</i><p>The product of two rapidly evolving (and shrinking) technologies: …

Augmented Reality

Molly Crabapple: the sketcher blurring activism and art

Armed with her paintbrush, the illustrator and journalist is redefining reportage with her portraits of Guantánamo Bay, Trump and Syrian refugees<p>Molly Crabapple is sitting in an appropriately noirish and velvety Soho club, talking animatedly about the “global slide to authoritarianism”. “I’m …

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

So much happening @lbzinefest, it's all a blur! ✂️🎨📚 Such a great collection of #zines in here! #DIY #DIYLiteracy https://t.co/hTJZ25g5cz

how an iconic zine store popped up at moma

MoMA has rebuilt The Newsstand, an artist zine shop originally located in a New York subway station underpass.<p>If you've ever battled your way through crowds of slow tourists trying to transfer trains at the Lorimer-Metropolitan subway station in Williamsburg, you may have caught a break at the …

Bernie’s greatest legacy: Suddenly, it’s OK to question capitalism!

<b>Bernie Sanders, Rich Uncle Pennybags, Hillary Clinton (Reuters/Joshua Roberts/Lucas Jackson/Jim Young/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Sanders will never be president, but he unveiled an explosive political truth: Capitalism has eaten democracy<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>April 24, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders is not …

High Performance Hadoop with Python - Webinar

Scale Up & Scale Out with Anaconda<p>Python is the fastest growing Open Data Science language & is used more than 50% of the time to extract value from Big Data in Spark.<p>However, both PySpark & SparkR involve JVM overhead and Python/Java serialization when interacting with Spark which negatively …

Almost all great science fiction and fantasy comes back to this simple idea

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox<p>Almost all science fiction and fantasy stories are, at their core, about the economics of scarcity and abundance.<p>That's …

Star Trek

This Wonderful Short About a Robot War Deserves to Be a Full-Length Film

Back in 2014, we told you about <i>Rise</i>, a film about a robot insurgency that was the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. The result of the $38,000 raised …

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

Coding Jarvis in Python in 2016

It’s tough for an erstwhile Iron Man to work on creating their personal AI assistant on the weekends. Like any other time-pressured inventor without …

Speech Recognition

This could be the technology that will finally replace Bluetooth

Bluetooth has proven to be an incredibly useful innovation that has enabled wireless connections between devices over short distances with minimal …

7 Healthier Scone Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

When you're craving a buttery, crispy scone but are trying to be healthy, there's no need to fret. Make one of these better-for-you versions!<p>Below …

Breakfast

How Sci-Fi Invented the Superman Memory Crystal

From Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, to Jedi Holocrons, to… your office?<p>Here’s the dilemma: you want to store something big, like, <i>entire King James Bible</i> big, for, say, a billion years. What do you do? Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Center have an answer. …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time

By measuring how hard the brain is working, the BACh system knows when to give a learner new information.<p>Beste Yuksel could soon put a lot of piano teachers out of work.<p>The Ph.D candidate at Tufts University in Massachusetts has created a tool that helps students learn the instrument faster and …

Here's a Podcast for Hardcore History Buffs

We explore the Makers of History, one podcast at a time.<p><i>Part of a series of interviews with the makers of our favorite history podcasts.</i><p>Taking a Ken Burns approach to history podcasts, Dan Carlin’s <i>Hardcore History</i> is just that: hardcore. Not for those seeking a quick history fix, this podcast …

iPad Pro is not a laptop replacement, nor is the Surface 4, but one is closer…

<i>A longish exploration of two hybrid devices: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro.</i><p><i>The short version: The Microsoft product is a decent laptop but it’s better as a tablet. The iPad Pro is also not a laptop replacement, but it’s a substantial enhancement of the tablet genre, thanks to a</i> …

IPad Pro

PETER SCHIFF: We're going to have a serious recession and negative interest rates before the election

Peter Schiff begs to differ.<p>The CEO and chief global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, and noted perma-bear, said that serious economic destruction is just a few months away.<p>"I think the Fed is going to have negative interest rates before the election because we're going to be in a serious …

Interest Rates

This Is Hemingway's Paris as Seen Through the Eyes of His Last Assistant

Valerie Hemingway, who later married the novelist's son, gives Town & Country an intimate tour of the cafes and other Lost Generation haunts immortalized in A Moveable Feast.<p>Soon after last fall's tragedy in Paris, Ernest Hemingway's <i>A Moveable Feast</i> shot to the top of bestseller lists. It is the …

Here’s an easy way to get your smart home started

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon From the Nest to the Echo, the tech industry really wants to get in your house. Yet, while there are a number of connected home …

Home Automation

DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

Consider these facts, culled from writings here:<p>You share no DNA with the vast majority of your ancestors.<br>• You have more ancestors — hundreds a few generations back, thousands in just a millennium — than you have sections of DNA.<br>• You have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents — but if you are a …

Genealogy