Saturday, December 9, 2017

Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 million at auction

An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs ($34 million), the star lot at a Geneva sale, Christie's said.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Stitch Fix? Rent the Runway? I tried 5 clothing services in a month. Here's what I found.

These days you can order up just about anything on-demand. Doctors, drivers, hairdressers, even a new mattress all hours of the day and night. But fashion? Well, that can be a tougher nut to crack. Style, size, fit, cost, occasion — all of the considerations that go into getting dressed — are anything but one size fits all.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Can You Allow Gratitude to Change Your Life?

We are all aware of the benefits that come from manifesting genuine appreciation and gratitude. But sometimes that's easier said than done. In the face of a sinking economy, do you find it difficult to focus on gratitude? When it feels like your very way of life is being threatened, can you still have an attitude of gratitude?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

(Images) 60 Colorful Picture Quotes To Empower Your Life

We have created a collection of powerful self development picture quotes to remind you of your true power and potential that is deep inside of you and every other person on this planet.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Paintings Which Combine Cubist and Realist Elements by ‘Belin’

Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón or "Belin" (previously) has long practiced photorealistic murals. It was in 2016 however, that his work began to mutate with the adoption of a cubist style, elongating his subjects' necks and segmenting their faces in ways that would make Picasso himself proud. Despite the distorted facial features, many of his new works feature recognizable subjects. Belin's paintings honor some of his great inspirations, displaying the likenesses of painters such as Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, and Dali, alongside famous subjects such as the Mona Lisa.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Meet Mr Maezawa – $110.5m Basquiat Buyer and Art World Hero

Over the years I've spoken to many of the world's top art collectors and all it takes is just a few minutes for it to becomes obvious whether or not they are genuinely passionate about the art they collect or just in the market to make a quick – or not so quick – buck.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The problem with millennials isn’t millennials—it’s how you’re leading them

Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic.  

At both the popular and academic level, those three words pretty well sum up the problem with millennials. But why stop there? They're job-hopping, promotion-expecting, still-living-at-home-with-their-parents, social-media junkies whose only shared passion seems to be the vague desire for fame. Oh, and they're also insecure (so if you could not call attention to those deficiencies, that'd be great). Of course, it's one thing to identify the problem … it's another to go after the solution.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Work Less Without Sacrificing Your Business

Rachel Adams has the kind of success story most real estate professionals strive to emulate. Adams, a sales associate with Keller Williams Realty in Roseville, Calif., went from closing 39 transactions in 2012—her first year as an agent, at age 26—to 123 just two years later, landing in The Wall Street Journal's top 1 percent of salespeople nationwide. The rapid rise in her business made her life appear perfect.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What Happens When 1 Million People Collaborate On One Work Of Art

The internet has enabled new forms of artist production once unimaginable—like working with thousands of sometimes-anonymous collaborators from all over the world. Earlier this month, over 1 million internet denizens came together to build an elaborate, fantastic 8-bit tableau of a digital art piece. They built it pixel by pixel, working both with and at times against each other, over a 72-hour period. And it all played out on Reddit, of all places.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gorillaz is Back and It Feels Good


Yesterday may have been cloudy, rainy, windy and overall depressing, but Gorillaz came through and released four new songs. I’ve been a fan of British virtual band Gorillaz since the early 2000s. I would jam to “Clint Eastwood” when I was in elementary school (I was the coolest, edgiest third-grader in my day), rapped along to “Feel Good Inc” and when every high school crush rejected me, “On Melancholy Hill” healed me. Creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett not only created the members 2D, Noodle, Murdoc and Russel, but they gave these characters a story and world of their own, which they have shared with us through music and animation. Since then, I have eagerly dropped whatever I was doing to listen to any new songs when they’re released. However, Gorillaz had not released anything new after Plastic Beach in 2010 and I was slowly beginning to give up hope. Today, I squealed and even texted my mom in all caps when Gorillaz suddenly dropped four new songs — “Saturnz Barz,” “Andromeda,” “Ascension” and “We Got the Power” — in a Spotify playlist titled Humanz, along with a 360 music video. 

Read more...Gorillaz is Back and It Feels Good | The Cornell Daily Sun

Saturday, March 11, 2017

‘That sad day arrived’: Malta’s Azure Window, as seen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ collapses into sea

The limestone arch stood stately against a cloudless sky, towering in the background as Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen wed (and dozens died) in the "Game of Thrones" series premiere. The violent wedding may have been a fictional feature of Essos, but the stone formation was anything but.

Friday, March 10, 2017

8 top women in mortgage finance offer career encouragement, advice

A Catalyst survey finds that women make up 53 percent of all financial services industry employees in the United States. But only 29 percent hold executive and senior level positons. And just 2 percent are CEOs.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The MIM's 'Dragons & Vines' guitar exhibit is a stunner

When you visit the Musical Instrument Museum's new "Dragons and Vines" exhibit, you'll be handed two helpful accessories. The first is a set of wi-fi headphones that will turn themselves on whenever you approach one of the hi-def video screens. The second is a little more low-tech: a flashlight.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

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