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.
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
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
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Toys from Trash Slate for the Blind Do it details This at There Penguin Design Award - Home Adult Fiction Cover Award Title brief: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Adult Non-Fiction Cover Award Title brief: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Children’s Cover Award Title brief: Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden The Penguin Random House Design Award is an opportunity for students on an Art or Design course at HND or degree level to engage in design for publishing during their studies and to experience real cover and page layout design briefs first-hand. To make the process even more similar to the way our designers work, once the judges have selected the shortlist, the Art Directors will give the shortlisted entrants feedback and further art direction on their submissions. The closing date for entries is 12 noon (GMT) on Wednesday 11 March 2015. The shortlisted entrants will be announced on this website by Friday 24 April 2015. See a short video on the 2014 winners and shortlist. The small print There is no fee for entry.