Archive for February, 2015

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

@ 5:10 PM on February 27, 2015

Unfortunately, we often get this wrong. Many employees are flooded with writing and responding to emails throughout their entire morning, which takes them up through lunch.

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas

@ 3:38 PM on February 27, 2015

New York has the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.Tags: Architecture

Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create a retro-style comic

@ 3:15 PM on February 27, 2015

In this Masterclass, illustrator Toby Leigh will guide you through how he develops a narrative-based artwork in his hip graphic style that puts a modern spin on British comic traditions. 


​The Useless and Dumb Side of the Internet of Things

@ 1:30 PM on February 27, 2015

These spoof products are only marginally more stupid than real smart devices.Tags: InternetofThings

20 Secret Tips Everyone Who Shops On Amazon Needs To Know

@ 1:11 PM on February 27, 2015

There is happiness, and then there is next-day shipping…

The Self-Publishing Sky is Not Falling. Self-publishing remains strong.

@ 11:59 AM on February 27, 2015

Second, the key to making a living as a writerhas not changed and will never change, because it’s always been the same!

Online reputation is becoming more valuable than money or power

@ 11:24 AM on February 27, 2015

The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it.Tags: SocialMedia

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

@ 11:02 AM on February 27, 2015

In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre endeavours of his faltering career. By conventional, middle-class standards, he was a failure.Tags: Art M…

Films Boosting the Market for Enhanced Ebooks?

@ 10:38 AM on February 27, 2015

The enhanced e-book for American Sniper was released simultaneously with the hardcover in 2012, well before the film premiered on Jan. 16, 2015, and the supplemental material is not directly related to the movie. It contains 12 original interviews with Kyle interspersed between chapters, in which the NAVY Seal (who died in 2013) touches on the book’s themes—and it also includes a video with his wife, Taya Kyle.


How to become a YouTube superstar [Video]

@ 4:56 PM on February 26, 2015

Bethany Mota successfully navigated the crowded landscape of YouTube to build a channel with a following of more than 8 million subscribers.