Saturday, January 31, 2015

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.

I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a beer in a place where a huge TV monitor on the wall was playing a slideshow of landscape photos. I couldn't keep my eyes away from it, as the photos ...

Read more... http://petapixel.com/2015/01/31/will-real-landscape-photography-please-stand/

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Custom diamond-studded Stratocaster guitar shines

The dazzling Pine Cone Stratocaster guitar was created by Fender senior master builder Yuriy Shishkov. Based on the classic design of a famous Faberge egg, the guitar gets its contoured look thanks to the use of a 3D image projected over the guitar prior to carving the body.

Read more...  http://www.cnet.com/pictures/custom-diamond-studded-stratocaster-guitar-shines-pictures/#ftag=CADf328eec

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

5 Quotes From Billionaire Mark Cuban That Will Inspire You To Work Your Ass Off

Mark Cuban is oddly inspiring, not only due to the amount of money he has been able to accumulate, or the fact that he owns the Dallas Mavericks, but also for his insight.

Each quote below encompasses how the man continues to brilliantly enhance his image and empire while also reminding us that hard work and determination do actually pay off.

Read more...  http://elitedaily.com/life/motivation/quotes-from-billionaire-mark-cuban/727103/

Sunday, January 18, 2015

How to Overcome Perfectionism to Succeed in Business

There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. Its victims suffer from failed businesses, marriages and even diets. It doesn't discriminate and can attack anyone striving for success. What is this plague crippling our country? It's called perfectionism. And the paralysis of perfection can be a dream killer for many entrepreneurs.

Perfectionism is the all-or-nothing attitude that sounds like these: "I haven't figured out my logo yet. I can't make business cards without a logo. I can't go to a networking event without business cards. I guess I'll just stay home."

Read more...  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238268

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.

You may have a great plan for your business, but now it's time to create a plan to keep yourself in high gear at work. When you need a boost try these simple tips to tap into your motivation. You know you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it, so put your mind to making 2015 a stellar year!

Read more...  http://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/7-ways-to-stay-motivated-and-accomplish-anything.html

Take these 5 financial steps before saying 'I do'

In the 14 months leading up to their wedding last September, Howard Gutman and his fiancé did what many other engaged couples do. They got down to the business of choosing a venue and hashing out other wedding-related details.

The two also met with a financial advisor to discuss delicate money-related issues, such as whether they would establish joint accounts or maintain some degree of financial separation.

Read more...  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102298906

Harvey Mackay: Small steps lead to big changes

One of my favorite "Peanuts" cartoons by Charles Schulz has Charlie Brown saying, "I learned something in school today. I signed up for folk guitar, computer programming, stained glass, art, shoemaking and a natural foods workshop.

Read more...  http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Harvey-Mackay-Small-steps-lead-to-big-changes-5995403.php?cmpid=email-mobile

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online
The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the instutition's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial purposes for free. If you want an Egyptian relic for a class project or a fine Japanese painting for your phone wallpaper, you're welcome to it.

Read more... http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/03/smithsonian-posts-40000-pieces-of-art/?ncid=rss_truncated

Prenatal blueprints give an early glimpse at a baby’s developing brain

Innovative research is allowing us to see neural activity in a baby's brain as it develops inside the womb.

My partner is lying on her back and both of us are trying to hide our nervousness about the first ultrasound of the pregnancy. As the examination starts, we hold hands and stare intently at ...

Read more... http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/04/glimpse-prenatal-blueprints-for-the-brain-babies

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Watch this trippy animated short about a guy literally trapped in a desk job

We've probably all felt a bit like Cubert here, trapped in a dead-end office gig, watching the days go by. But this short film, directed by Felix Fischer, Jim Schmidt, and Carolin Schramm, tackles modern malaise with style. The short, "Lost Cubert," may be a little heavy on the metaphor — he's li...

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Read more... http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/3/7486333/cubert-lost-watch-animated

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