Your Brain On Beer vs Coffee [infographic] Let’s just pretend that there aren’t already enough not wholly accurate metaphors that describe the college experience and try to entertain this one: getting your degree is like walking a tight rope with a beer in one hand and coffee in the other. Even if you don’t drink and aren’t that keen on coffee. Well you really don’t even have to be a college student either. The point I’m trying to make here is that there is a delicate balance concerning when to relax and when to get down to business. This raises some interesting questions though. Well it would seem that way in theory, but there are plenty of people who are doing great things without the help. [Via] Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox
How to write a scene One of the thing I admire most about Jane Espenson’s blog is that she talks very directly about the words on the page, giving names to techniques I use but never really think about. The two-percenter, for example. So one of my goals for 2007 is to get a little more granular in my advice-giving, and talk less about Screenwriting and more about screenwriting — in particular, scene writing. Spend a few years as a screenwriter, and writing a scene becomes an almost unconscious process. It’s like driving a car. It’s the same with writing a scene. So here’s my attempt to introspect and describe what I’m doing that I’m not even aware I’m doing. Many screenwriting books will tell you to focus on what the characters want. The question is not, “What could happen?” Imagine the projectionist screwed up and accidentally lopped off this scene. But it’s so dramatic! Tough. Scripts are often clogged with characters who have no business being there. Don’t rush this step.
The Gathered Home: How To Make A Fabulous Plumbing Pipe Light Fixture! Important: Before doing any electrical work, make sure the power is OFF. Use a voltage tester to make sure no wires are live. I don’t want to hear about any of you guys electrocuting yourselves and then blaming me, alright? Good? Moving on… Want to see lost more awesome pictures of this fabulous DIY light fixture? Here in Part 2 I’m going to provide the best tutorial I can for those of you interested in making your own DIY plumbing pipe light fixture! First, decide what you want your light fixture to look like. If you can imagine a shape composed of straight lines, you can probably create it! Threaded Nipples. Elbows, Tees, Flanges. I gathered the components for my light fixture over the course of several trips to Home Depot, basically brainstorming as I went. (Also, it makes me think of THIS! 1. And this is the spray paint I used: Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish Dark Bronze. Here are the parts all laid out so you can see how this light fixture comes together: Closeup photos.
40 Super Smooth Fonts for Clean Web Design A few weeks ago, we have showed you some fresh and high class fonts. Sometimes, a web design should need a cleaner approach; it provides a clear presentation of content. Typography plays a major role in this type of design. Geo Sans Light Duepuntozero Oregon LDO Sansation Engel Light Comfortaa Forgotten Futurist Walkway Steiner Eurofurence Baar Metanoia Existence Light Asenine Anna Cicle Aubrey Waukegan LDO Qlassik Bebas Mank Sans Yorkville Redring 1969 Aldo Blue Highway Steelfish Opticon One Y2K Neophyte Jacks Font Swansea Vegur Albertino Print Clearly Liberation Yoxall Lois Ann SF Arborcrest Medium APHont Fertigo Pro Anivers
50 Things Every Man Should Do: The Ultimate Bucket List Here’s a whole bunch of things to add to your to-do list. Whether it’s jumping out of a moving airplane or writing hand-written letters to those who’ve made a major impact on your life, most gents will hopefully get inspired by a few of these… – Start a business at some point, even if it’s just a side gig. – Learn to fly an airplane. – Coach a youth sport. – Own your dream car, pay cash. – Buy a plane ticket on the same day it takes off. – Buy a nice watch, pass it down to your son when he turns 18. – Go to the Super Bowl once. – Go to the World Series once. – Go to the World Cup once. – Learn a martial art. – Visit every continent, Antarctica optional. – Get a suit custom made for you. – Join the mile high club. – Write hand-written notes to those who’ve impacted your life in serious ways. – Improve your diet and fitness, get a 6 pack. – Learn to play an instrument decently well. – Learn the ins-and-outs of wine, actually know what you’re talking about. – Play golf at a legendary course.
40 Free Branding & Identity Mockup Templates to Download This roundup of 40 free branding and corporate visual identity mockup templates will add a whole new level of professionalism when presenting design work to clients. Note: Click on the preview image of the mockup template you’re interested in to go to its download page. Related Content Author: Ashlee Harrell Ashlee is a design fanatic and the creator of Vector Chameleon - a design resource site that aims to help designers of all levels with amazing, exclusive, handcrafted resources.
Beautiful examples of calligraphy Compare your own handwriting to that of your grandmother and the conclusion may be that once people where paying more attention to the art of it. Nowadays we type everything on a keyboard and I for one have to ‘push through’ if I have to write more than a couple of sentences. But recently I have been studying calligraphy and have found the beauty of creative lettering. Below I have listed a couple of gorgeous examples of calligraphy for your inspiration. 10 Baffling Scientific Mysteries Of Everyday Things Our World How do bees fly? Why do some corals pulsate? What is ball lightning? Those questions are now answered (or at least mostly answered). 10Sticky Tape If you peel certain kinds of sticky tape (including Scotch tape) in a vacuum, it produces short bursts of X-rays. We know that peeling the tape causes charge to build up, just like static charge builds up if you pet a cat with a credit card. 9Protons Everyday objects are made of atoms and every atom contains one or more protons. Scientists wanted a smaller uncertainty than 0.0051, so Randolf Pohl and his colleagues did experiments with an exotic form of hydrogen called muonic hydrogen. Here’s an analogy. Maybe the stated uncertainty in the CODATA 2010 value is too small? 8Women Men have an X chromosome from their mom and a Y chromosome from their dad. Suppose we have a cell from a woman where the X chromosome from her mom is inactive and the X chromosome from her dad is active. 7Animal Magnetoception 6Blushing 5Glass 4Peanut Allergies 2Ice
Social Media Design Cheat Sheet Are you ready to start maximizing your social media efforts? If so, then a great place to start is to customize each account with a professional design. In this post you will find a handy cheat sheet [infographic] for you, or your designer, to reference when branding your primary social media accounts. Social media pages can be some of the best tools for promoting content, finding new customers and engaging your existing customers. In order to leverage these pages correctly though it is important to properly brand and customize them first. By showcasing and communicating a consistent brand message across all of your web properties you will effectively build your brand and establish trust amongst your visitors. Our simple social media design cheat sheet will save you from scouring Google and pages of documentation to find the best dimensions and settings to build your designs around. Save it, share it or embed it on your blog. Embed this Infographic Step Up Your Social Media Efforts