Want to be happy? SLOW DOWN In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and Ricard has spent the past 40+ years living in the Himalayas, studying mindfulness and happiness. In this free-wheeling discussion at TED Global in October 2014, Ricard talked with journalist and writer Pico Iyer about some of the things they’ve learned over the years, not least the importance of being conscious about mental health and how to spend time meaningfully. An edited version of the conversation, moderated by TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz, follows. First, Pico Iyer on how he became taken with the idea of staying still:
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21 Best Comic Book Artists from Comic-Con: A Designer Guide The world’s largest comic book convention has some secrets that are practically unknown to lovers of graphic design and illustration. San Diego Comic-Con International is famous, as well as feared and loathed, for its lengthy lines of lemmings endlessly waiting to get into mammoth show biz hype-fests that are usually available to the whole world on YouTube within hours. But what gets all the press is just a piddling part of the Con experience, quality-wise. The truth is, you can easily spend most of your time in the company of like-minded creative spirits and comic book artists who share your passions, whether it’s cartooning and illustration, storyboards and animation, product and poster design, or whatever.
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The 300 Hours Spent Making “Patience & Discipline” Squeezed Into A Video A few months ago, I shared with you the artwork “Patience & Discipline”, an illustration that took Rémy Boiré and I 300 hours to complete. As we had a great feedback from it, we decided to share the making video of this piece, to show how we mixed my stippling technique with his linework in a single piece. Our friend Bastien Rossi filmed us and directed the creation of the video. Here are a few facts about the illustration: • 56×76 cm sheet (22×30″) • 300 hours of work • Millions of handmade dots & lines 50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students