Dear Pearl,

This letter is hard to understand. It contains my dreams and my ways of thinking, as a whole, you can call it my way of life. It will be rather confusing as it is difficult to write down exactly how I feel. Yet I want to write and let you know about it. I’ll do my best to write it clearly and I hope that you, too, will keep an open mind in this letter, and don’t arrive at any conclusions till you are finished.

There are two ways of making a good living, one is the result…


Time look back on the best photography produced by the finest visual journalists in the industry.

So much of the year’s news played out in the streets. Week after week, protesters poured onto the wide boulevards of Hong Kong, where the photographer Lam Yik Fei seemed to be everywhere. Brexit drew tens of thousands into the streets of London. A subway fare increase was the final spark that led to protests in Santiago, Chile, and people heaved makeshift bombs along a bridge linking Venezuela and Colombia.

The tumult of mass gatherings produced some of the year’s most powerful pictures. But a quiet image of two people stood out as perhaps the saddest: Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez…


Those who tell the stories rule society.

David Mackenzie Ogilvy CBE (1911–1999) was a British advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, and known as the “Father of Advertising”. Trained at the Gallup research organisation, he attributed the success of his campaigns to meticulous research into consumer habits.

Ogilvy & Mather has created over $1,480,000,000 worth of advertising. Here, with all the dogmatism of brevity are 38 of the things we have learned.

  1. The most important decision. We have learned that the effect of your advertising on your sales depends more on this decision than on any other: how should you position your product? Should you position Schweppes as a soft drink — or as a mixer? Should you position Dove as a product for dry skin or as a product which gets hands really clean? The results of your campaign depend less on how we write your advertising than how your product is positioned. It follows that positioning should be decided before the advertising is created. Research can help. …


Four primary elements of ikigai

What Gets You Out of Bed in the Morning?

When asked what is the single most powerful contributing factor to one’s health and vitality, integrative medical doctor Oscar Serrallach answered without hesitation: having a sense of purpose. Serrallach went on to describe that while some of his patients have developed great regimes of nutrition, lifestyle activities and movement to support their wellbeing; those without a clear sense of purpose in their life experience continuing struggle with physical health issues. …


For thousands of years our ancestors hunted, gathered, and survived in the wilderness. Endless grasslands, dense forests and vast stretches of green were an integral part of a place we called home. And forests are known to have great healing properties.

As humans, we have evolved in nature. It’s where we feel most comfortable. It has been scientifically proven that when we spend time in nature, our brain behaves differently. It affects how we feel and think, which has a direct impact on our immunity and healing powers.

Nature does more than just make us happy. It heals us, too. When people leave the hectic chaos of urban settings and venture into nature, they often feel their stress, anxiety, and depression melting away. …


You want to travel and see the world, explore different locations, cities but you don’t have the budget. Why don’t you use your skills? You can find a job in a country that you’ve never been or at the city you want to explore.

Traveling with jobs, you’ll experiencing something new while visiting and exploring those foreign places; you can develop your skills, earn money, meet new people at a completely different work environment. Whether you accidentally spent your last dollar or you’re fed up with your current boss and need a breath of fresh, foreign air, working abroad is a great way to earn more than just money.

The list of advantages is practically endless: broadened horizons, new skills, improved independence, new friendships (and business relations), a new language added to your repertoire, and a boost to take your career dreams to the…


Photograph Courtesy of Ace Hotel

For centuries the city has been a source of inspiration for artists. But while its sensory stimulation might fuel the creative soul, its neon highs are sobered by rising rents and lack of affordable studio spaces.

Thankfully art residency programmes are here to help. Laid on by galleries, cultural foundations, hotels and schools, they offer spaces where creatives can live and work for free in some of the world’s most exhilarating and expensive cities.

From starchitects’ crash-pads to five-star hotels, we’ve rounded up eight of the most enviable urban residency spaces for artists and architects. Our suggestion: pack light. …


A young man in Hong Kong takes a moment to check his mobile phone. | Photography by Ryan J. Lane, Getty Images

These free travel applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip, and have the best travel experience from start to finish.

Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. With two million apps available, these free travel apps were selected for their functionality and usefulness for all kinds of digitally savvy travelers.

For flight planning and saving: Hopper (iTunes/Google Play)

Save the time spent on searching for flight prices with this easy-to-use, app-only tool. Hopper analyzes an…


“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

– Albert Einstein

The Golden Ratio, or Fibonacci sequence, is everywhere. It can be found in ancient architecture, in some of the world’s most beloved artworks (such as the Mona Lisa), and most definitely in nature. It’s for this reason that the intriguing sequence, which begins as 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on forever, has fascinated mathematicians, scientists, designers, and artists for centuries.

Leonardo Da Vinci, for instance, was known to use the Fibonacci sequence in his masterpieces because the pattern…

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Just because other people have limiting beliefs does not mean you need to. // Product Designer @ 1984.design

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