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If you’re a human and you have a brain, then you probably like using your brain. And if you like using your brain, then you love having those epiphany moments where your hair blows back and you go “Whoa” like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix when he learns Kung Fu from a USB drive in his neck. I know it’s not what the cool kids like to do, but I like to read non-fiction. I love that. I get a lot of emails asking me for book recommendations. So instead of divulging what my favorite books are, I’ll leave you with something better: seven of the most mind-fucking, reality-reshaping, Keanu Reeves “Whoa” inspiring books that I’ve ever read. In no particular order… 3 Ideas That Could Change Your Life To learn about three ideas that could change how you see the world, put your email in below. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert What It’s About: Stumbling on Happiness is like the red-headed stepchild of happiness books. Notable Quotes: On The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche by Nassim Taleb

Illustrations by Gilles Vranckx Illustrations by Gilles Vranckx Posted by aecho on May 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment Brussells-based artist Gilles Vranckx was born with a pencil in hand. He studied graphic design, animation and comic art. His influences range from Ashley wood, Kent Williams, Mike Allred, to Rene Gruau, Edward Hopper and old 50′-60′ ads. Like this: Like Loading... Related Sixand5 presents the Art of Ashley Wood Ashley Wood est un artiste australien qui du haut de ses 31 ans a déjà travaillé pour un bon nombre de compagnies renommées telles que Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Marvel Comics… In "Art" Illustrations by Matt Williams AKA Uberkraaft Matt Williams est un illustrateur, graphiste et designer freelance.

24 Inspirational Ideas For Your Dream Home We all have a good idea of what our dream home may look like. This image of what you want is most likely formed by wanting certain elements of other homes you have seen in the past. Or maybe you have a few creative ideas like walk in wardrobes or a swing in your garden. What I can tell you is that whatever you want from your dream home, you most likely have never thought of any of these unusual but amazing ideas. I have to warn you that after seeing these, you will most likely become instantly dissatisfied with your own home. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Adult School Supplies -- Because You Don't Have To Go To Class To Be a Total Nerd As the nerdiest child who has ever existed, I used to majorly get down with some school supplies. (I was also super-psyched to go to first grade from kindergarten because I heard we were going to get HOMEWORK.) Some things never change! Today I still love notebooks and pencils and stamps and erasers and anything that makes me feel like I'm about to LEARN SOMETHING. I can't even bring myself to get a Kindle because I need to smell the books. I also know that our editors here have superior taste, so I asked around to bring you some of the best school supplies for grown-ups. Julianne's Picks An iPhone case that looks like a 2nd generation Gameboy A 2GB Flash drive that looks like a harmonica Ninja Throwing Star Push Pins iPod dock/charger that looks like a book Hannah's Picks Really cool patterned masking tapes Enamored Pencil Set (The whole store is really awesome.) From the desk of Rubber Stamps Really pretty sewn notecards I know this sort of a novelty but it is so cute! Eric's Picks Rachel's Picks

Cool and Scary Makeup Looks for This Halloween After all the party food and decoration ideas on Halloween, now it is time for you to decide on your costume, hairstyle and makeup. For this year, pop-art and doll makeup are the hottest trends. If you are a rebellious type then you should try pop art to look extraordinary. Twenty-five Things to Know on Becoming a Teenager A family I know has a tradition of making a book when their children hit 13. Everyone writes a memory, or a piece of advice. I set down to write a list of 25 things that are *actually* true. Is there anything wrong here? Is there anything I'm missing? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

15 Cool and Unusual Rings Unusual and creative rings that will spice up anyone’s jewelry collection. Inner Message Ring Ring with letters on the inside that leave a message on the finger. [link] Crayon Rings Amazing crayon inspired rings designed by Timothy Liles. Moustache Ring This fake moustache ring will be useful in all kinds of situations. Wooden Ring Beautiful earth-friendly ring perfect for a wedding or engagement. Plug and Socket Rings Creative modern rings made from recycled silver by Casey Perez. Love Ring Awesome ring designed by Chutapat Wittaya from Thailand. Wave Ring Ring with ocean waves in contrasting white and yellow gold. Gear Ring Ring with gears that turn in unison when the outer rims are spun. Level Ring Camera Ring Hot shot camera ring designed for the fans of photography. Cushion Ring Pilo-Pilo is a creative ring with a mini pillow attached to it. Projector Ring When light passes through the ring, it projects a series of photos. LEGO Ring Pac-Man Ring Growing Ring

List Love: 101 List Prompts For Your Art Journals - Art Journalist | Art Journalist Advertisement I love making lists. They’re easy to make, they help you stay organized, and they make for a great addition in any art journal. Whether you want to make an entire book of lists, or just include a list on an art journal page or two, you’ll find these list prompts to help inspire you to create! We’ve made a list of lists you can make and incorporate into your journaling projects. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 48. 49. 50. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. I hope you enjoy this “list of lists” and it will help inspire you to create some great lists in your journals!

10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop I’m fed up with Photoshop and its one billion rarely-used features. How about a simple photo-editor that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t cost a thousand dollars. Fortunately, there’re tons of web-based photos editors popping up. Arguably, Picnik is the most popular web-based photo editor. Very polished interface. Part of the Aviary suite of creative apps, Phoenix also offers layers and compositing. Adobe was a little late to the web-apps game, but this is a pretty good first try. Nice, simple, and clear interface, with no ads at all. flautR offers a cornucopia of image tools, boasting thousands of photo effects. Another ad-free editor. Hmm… looks like Pixenate was “inspired” by Pic Resize. Another simple interface. An example of how ugly these apps can get. Let me know if I’ve missed any other good ones. If you liked this post, please bookmark it on

Pin-tester * Make your own pore strips* This week I tested out a pin from my beauty board. The pin came from a blog called Petit Elefant and it was a tutorial on how to make your own pore strips. To be honest, I had no idea if this would turn out and I was a little skeptical...not gonna lie. I actually HATE the store bought ones and would never ever recommend them to anyone, but this seemed to be a little more gentle so I wanted to give it a whirl. What you will need: 1 packet of unflavored gelatine2 tbs of milk Directions:Mix the gelatin and milk together in a microwave safe dish. A little forewarning....this next picture might gross you out a little... Here is the pore strip that came from my nose. My skin was so soft after and I even think it removed a little peach fuzz from my face ha! Have you tested out any pins lately?

How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this. It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them! This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Curl your hair in your sleep with a sock. Yup, you heard me right. I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to her video on YouTube. Why? Because: It literally takes a minute to doNO heat at all – just a soft little sock in your hairNo product (for me anyway)You can sleep in it very comfortablyIt works Marvelously and is simple beautiful This is the sock bun before and after of my hair. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this work. First steal a sock from your husband’s dress sock collection (that is what I did anyway). Now roll the sock into a ring. Put your dry hair into a high ponytail. Now spritz just the hair in your ponytail with water. Now grab your rolled up sock and put your ponytail through the hole.

Headphones on. Eyes closed. Music: take me away. I’m in the mood to drunkenly dance to very loud music that I can sing to. Requested by Ellie · Compiled by Ilana 01. I made you fall in love with me but now I’m not sure what I want.. Requested by VAN DA CURE · Compiled by katherinetucker Darling, this happens all the time. 01. it’s a cold autumn afternoon and I’m running away from home. Requested by kitty · Compiled by Rachel 01. Being a Hipster is becoming so popular… I don’t think I want to be a Hipster anymore. Requested by Samantics · Compiled by Josua Castles 01. Songs To Clean a Gun To Requested by kUcInIch · Compiled by ivebeengoodtoolong SIDE A: 01. SIDE B: 01. I’m pretty sure my therapist is going to give up on me soon, and it’s my fault. Requested by James · Compiled by Joanna It’s unfortunate how qualified I feel to answer this one. 01. Songs for driving with the window down in October Requested by autumnlove · Compiled by Doug Kaplan 01. I feel disconnected from my friends, families, and even body: the world is an interesting place 01.

Sea of Shoes: HAIR HOW-TO I am sometimes asked how I style my hair, and while my method is far from perfect, I thought I'd show you how! My hair is pretty straight and fine naturally and I always let it air dry. Since I go about three days between washes, I like to curl it on the first day and let it mellow out into some nice waves over the next two. Let's get started! If your hair doesn't hold curl very well then you may want to put a palmful of curling mousse in it when it is halfway dry. First I comb out all of the tangles and apply a liberal amount CHI Iron Guard Protection Spray to prep my hair. (though I want to upgrade to one of the fancy new ones from Sultra soon!) When I'm done curling the bottom section, I mist it with Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode and comb through the curl with my fingers. Ahh!! If you want to dress it up a little, you can do a braided headband look! Find a spot on the opposite side of your head and pin it so that it blends in naturally with the rest of your hairstyle.