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Notebooks by Belle Boggs

Five years ago I met the North Carolina-born painter Beverly McIver in a Creative Capital workshop hosted by my state’s arts council. McIver, who had …

The Art Of Drinking Absinthe, The Liquor Of Aesthetes

There's something romantic about absinthe — that naturally green liquor derived from wormwood and herbs like anise or fennel. Vincent Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde drank it. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso filled the glasses of cafe patrons with absinthe in their paintings. Absinthe was a …

Absinthe

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus

It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back a much-needed appreciation for fresh juices.<p>But to really capture the complex …

What Are The Habits Of Mind?

<b>What Are The Habits Of Mind?</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>Editor’s Note: This post has been updated from a 2012 post.</i><p>Problem-based learning and project-based …

How to Make Your Own Grenadine

While this is a topic that has been covered by pretty much <b>every</b> cocktail blog under the sun, I haven’t yet written about it. Why? Well, for one, I’m …

The 4 Best Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Want to become a stronger, faster, injury-proof runner? Add these four exercises to your training routine!</i><p>To become the best, most efficient runner …

A Bartender's Guide to Bitters: 5 Leading Brands

Do you know Regan's from Peychaud's? This sweet introduction will keep your Manhattans from tasting muddled.<p>Rob Ireton/flickr<p>Here are some of the more available lines of bitters, with corresponding notes:<p><b>Angostura</b><p>Being the most common bottle of bitters behind the bar happens to be a good thing in …

The Most Important Bar Tool You’re Probably Not Using

I have a confession for you: <b>I can’t remember how to make a Mai Tai</b>. I’m serious, I can’t. I mean, I know what goes in one, I know the legend of the …

Why does gin and tonic taste so good?

Matthew Hartings hates gin. “Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me,” writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University.He also hates tonic. “It is too bitter for me. I just don’t understand how people can drink tonic water.”<p>But, if you mix the two, you make one of his …

Flavors

The 10 Best Books for Your Home Bar

The rise of craft cocktails has led to a new trend: home bartending. The only thing cooler than discovering a great cocktail bar to boast to your …

Books

Here’s Why, How, And What You Should Doodle To Boost Your Memory And Creativity

The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common “time waster” is really a creative launch-pad.<p>Did your boss ever catch you covering an important memo with Escher-like scribbles? In high school, did your teacher call you out for drawing on the desk, your sneakers, your skin? Today, the …

Daredevil Recommended Reading - Daredevil

Daredevil (and other related characters appearing) and the distinctive likenesses are Trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc. and are used WITHOUT …

Daredevils

Why Keeping a Travel Journal Is More Valuable Than Any Photo

Scientific research shows that there are downsides to experiencing a trip through a lens.<p>Perhaps you’ve toured the Vatican Museum and visited the Sistine Chapel. You have a hastily snapped photo of the ceiling, of course—no better than a print in an art history book, but nonetheless proof you’ve …

How to Start DM’ing Your First D&D Group

You’ve seen arcane and enigmatic books labeled <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> at the bookstore. You’ve seen D&D players huddled and plotting like members of a …

Board Games

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

How Dungeons & Dragons Went Mainstream

We spoke to experts and game developers about the shifting culture of the revered, and increasingly non-geeky, fantasy tabletop RPG.<p>Dungeons & Dragons has had a good year. The release of the fifth edition of the classic tabletop roleplaying game has been hugely popular: The <i>Player's Handbook</i> hit the …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Go Buy A Notebook<p>Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn …

The Only Good Notebook

The only good notebook is the one you’re carrying. It’s no use to you if it’s still sitting at home because you don’t want to bend it or it’s too …

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Why your planner isn't working for you

When you're experiencing Planner Fail, sometimes it's your planner's fault and sometimes it's not. Here's how to figure out if it's user error, or if …

Productivity

Why You Should Carry A Pen

<i>Editor’s Note: Ed Jelley is a long-time EDCer and authority in the pen and paper blogosphere. At his blog, edjelley.com, he’s published dozens of</i> …

Improve Your Powers of Observation by Taking Field Notes Like a Scientist

Everyone knows you're supposed to stop and smell the roses every now and again, but if you really want to improve your observational powers it might …

10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive

<b>“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~Shakti Gawain</b><p>Keeping a journal has many positive benefits. …

Creative Writing

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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

The benefits of writing go far beyond building up your vocabulary.<p>No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong …

Wabi-Sabi and the Traveler’s Notebook

I have spent the majority of my life as a perfectionist.There, I’ve said it.Although, those who know me well don’t really need me to say it…it is …

ON KEEPING A LOGBOOK

An expanded version of this post appears in my book, <b>Steal Like An Artist</b>.<p>“Writers are the custodians of memory, and that’s what you must become if …