I’m feeling lost

Right now I'm going through a spiritual awakening. I'm 19 currently and I started my journey when I was 15-16. I am at the best I have ever been mentally. I am no longer a slave to my diagnosis'. Things have aligned so perfectly for me. I'm beginning to realise that that the friends I've been close to since the beginning of high school (around the age of 13 for me) are asleep. Some of them claim to be spiritually awake yet they say and do so many things out of anger, hate and jealousy. I know they are capable of being amazing beings of light, but I also know if I were to approach them about the situation, I …

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Watford need points, Everton need goals and Brighton need to be bold When did Tottenham last play well in a league game? Arguably not since their Boxing Day thrashing of Bournemouth, a win they followed up with a drab home defeat to Wolves three days later. The latter display became far too commonplace as the campaign rolled on, with a light squad wearied by the run to the Champions League final and possibly distracted by Mauricio Pochettino’s grumbling in public. Pochettino has seemed unsettled for a while and last weekend’s defeat by Newcastle means Tottenham have lost 15 league games in 2019. Continue reading… Read more: theguardian.com

Conceiving Present Day of Future: A Talk with Zeng Qun

Theme Pavilion of World Expo. 2010 Shanghai. Image © Zeng Qun Arc Lab When architecture has been evolving within the context of “Chinese characteristics”, Shanghai as one of the national creative centers provides us with a glimpse of the transformations and the prospects of Chinese contemporary architecture. As a matter of fact, corporations are the main actors in shaping Shanghai’s cityscape, among which state-owned design groups play a significant role. As the chief architect of Tongji Architectural Design, Zeng Qun stays in the core of an institutional power with many large-scale built projects and has been experiencing the evolving of contemporary architecture in China. In the following excerpt from a conversation between Zeng Qun and the author, he talks about …

Study: Deaths From Blowing Red Lights Reached 10-Year High

Deaths from drivers running red lights reached a 10-year high in 2017, according to a new study, USA Today reports. The number of people killed when someone plowed through a light reached 939 in 2017, the last full year numbers were available, according to the study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That was up 31 percent from a low of 715 in 2009. And the fatalities in those red-light collisions increased for a fifth straight year in 2017. The study tracks anyone who was killed, including the driver, passengers, people in another vehicle or people outside the vehicle. The study, which tracked the figures back to 2008, did not attempt to ascertain the reasons for the spike, but …

Help with my Graphic Arts Resume for applying

So figured I would be wondering how I should spruce up my resume. I feel that the information on it could be better presented or I can leave out info about certain things. I made 2 versions in different styles. My major is for a position in some kind of graphic design field. I'm working on my B.A. on it now and will graduate April next year if that's any useful information. My main thing is that I was wondering if it's worth putting down freelance designer or some kinda of variant as work experience as I put a link to my portfolio in the document already for that answer. I'm also near Boston if that's another useful piece of …

Our Guide to a Worry-Free Rainy Day Wedding

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Makes sense, too…have YOU ever tried to untie a wet knot? 😉  But in reality, there is a special kind of gut-wrenching feeling that sinks in as you obsessively refresh the 10-day forecast and see a rainy wedding in your future. photo: By Amy Lynn from this Moody Bohemian Weddingphoto: Brasspenny Photography from this Rainy Industrial Weddingphoto: Pervak Photographyphoto: Jenny Smith & Co.photo: Lydia Stamps Photographyphoto: Cait & Co. Photophoto: Mark Pacura from this Rainy Scottish Countryside Weddingphoto: Brian Paul Mallik See the rest of this post → The post Our Guide to a Worry-Free Rainy Day Wedding appeared first on Green Wedding Shoes.   Similar Posts You’ll Love 5 Insider …

17 Napkin Sketches by Famous Architects

Wolf Prix. Image Courtesy of NewSchool and AIAS San Diego The napkin sketch has always had its place in architecture. In 2015, some of the world’s more respected architects donated their very own conceptual doodles to the NewSchool of Architecture & Design and San Diego American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) in an effort that helped raise thousands to fund scholarships and programs for architecture students. “The event was a big success,” said David Garcia back then, a NewSchool architecture undergraduate and fundraising chair for the AIAS event. “Personally, this project means a lot to me, and not just because of the time and involvement, but because this is a nice way to bring students and their favorite architects together, …

Erica review – a captivating FMV thriller

Erica is a full-motion video game for PlayStation 4, a surprise drop at Gamescom last week that’s got an uphill battle to get people to care. But you should, because it’s good. At around 90 minutes in length it’s slight, and it’s very much in the vein of a game like Until Dawn – the kind of experience best played through with other people in the room. Indeed, that feels like part of the design, with decision points flashing up and you (and the people with you) deciding what to do, and which path to take. It’s less of a traditional game than Until Dawn. There aren’t any time-pressured, button-matching sequences, nor any reflex challenges really. You only ever slide …

AsRock X570 Taichi review: Flawed design

On paper, the AsRock X570 Taichi sounds like a well-equipped X570 motherboard. All three of its PCIe x16 slots support the new, super fast PCIe 4.0 standard, as do its trio of M.2 NVMe SSD ports. It also comes with its own screwdriver for easy assembly in the box, as well as multiple M.2 screws and standoffs, an SLI HB bridge and four SATA cables. And yet this £297 / $300 X570 mobo for AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 CPUs has one crucial flaw. Its heatsink cover can’t be detached from the main motherboard, making it nigh on impossible to use with the only PCIe 4.0 SSD available right now, the rather fat Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4. (more…) Read more: rockpapershotgun.com

Google smart light starter kit is only $35 at Walmart — save $20

TL;DR: The Google smart lighting starter kit will make your days brighter and your life easier — pick up the Google Home Mini and GE smart bulb bundle at Walmart for $20 off; just $35.  True pain is getting cozy in your bed after a long day only to realize that you left the light on. Now what? Do you get out of your ideal sleeping position to flip the switch? Will yourself into slumber with a light bulb blaring in your face? Pull the blanket over your head and sob into your pillow?  With smart lighting, you’d never have to worry about that situation — and you can get this starter kit from Google for just $35 at Walmart …

NBA 2K20’s loot box-y MyTeam mode even has faux gambling machines

It’s quite clear that many games with loot boxes are cribbing from the design and psychology of gambling machines, but it’s rare to see this as brazen as in NBA 2K20. For the MyTeam mode (similar to Fifa Ultimate Team) of their next b-ball ’em up, they’re going all-in with slot machines, pachinko, and even a spinny prize wheel. Players can’t pay money to play these but they are meant to add an extra thrill and engagement to a mode which does sell packs of character cards. That’s mighty bold considering parent company Take-Two are trying to convince governments that loot boxes are nothing to do with gambling. (more…) Read more: rockpapershotgun.com

An interview about what the hell’s going on in Little Nightmares 2

This year’s Gamescom didn’t have much in terms of big news (aside from pissing in Death Stranding) – but one announcement that did sneak up on everyone was Little Nightmares 2: the sequel to Tarsier Studios’ spooky platformer from 2017. Coming out next year, the game looks like it’s bringing plenty of additions to the original formula, including a new character, different locations, two-character gameplay, and some form of “combat”… if that’s what you can call the ladle fight going on in the announcement video. Naturally, the trailer left fans asking plenty of questions, with many assuming the two-character gameplay meant co-op, and others wondering whether the ladle-slamming combat would form a core component of the game. I pitched these …

Fall movie preview: What to watch if you’re with the family

Welcome to our 2019 Fall Movie Preview. All week long we’re covering the films you need to know about as we head into the final months of the year, from indie gems to awards hopefuls to blockbuster smashes.  The cooler months tend to bring people together, whether to celebrate the holidays or just to cuddle up and feel cozy. But the problem with having so many loved ones in the same place is that it can be difficult to figure out what to do with all of them. Maybe a movie? But which one? Ahem. We’re here to help. Here’s what to watch if you’re with the family… Read more… … and you bond over costume dramas: Downton Abbey (Sept. …

Denver City Council officially delays pollution-tax effort

DENVER — The Denver City Council approved postponing a proposed pollution tax initiative, delaying by a year an effort that would have asked voters whether to impose a carbon tax on commercial and industrial users. Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the effort, and in the weeks since its unveiling, he worked with the council on a compromise: the administration will commit $8 million in the 2020 budget to emissions-reduction efforts and establish a climate office by November of this year. The council will now have several months to craft a new proposal, with a goal to have a new ordinance crafted by June 2020 and a ballot item before voters in November 2020, said Jolon Clark, the District 7 councilperson who …

Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1 Gets Remixed In Classic Chicago Colorway

Sneaker customizer Dominic Ciambrone, more commonly known as The Shoe Surgeon, has another lux Air Jordan 1 on the market, this time combining elements of Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1 collab with the iconic Chicago colorway. The kicks come equipped with premium leather and reptile detailing, highlighted by the familiar, backwards black Nike swoosh just as it appears on the Cactus Jack 1s. The customs were actually crafted from a regular Air Jordan 1 but The Shoe Surgeon perfectly replicates the design of La Flame’s popular collab. Of course, these handcrafted, ready to order 1s don’t come cheap. Dubbed the Air Jordan 1 “TS Expensive Chicago,” the sneakers are priced at $4,000 with sizes ranging from 5-17. Check out some additional images of …

Kengo Kuma on Career Choices, Cross-cultural Education and His Proudest Moment in Architecture

Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates © Takeshi Yamagishi Design:ED Podcast is an inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to worldwide recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level. In this episode of Design:ED Podcast, host Aaron Prinz speaks with Kengo Kuma about …