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Anti-Anorexia Ads Imagine If Real Women Looked Like Fashion Illustrations

In keeping with current trends, Brazilian modeling agency Star Models is using illustrations to address body image issues. But its effort is more grim and cautionary than Dove's hotly debated Real Beauty Sketches.

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There is a lot of emphasis on the imagery related to women---and it's about time.  This includes self-perceptions as in the new DOVE campaign. 

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Fab Storytelling Secrets From 3 TED Talks

Fab Storytelling Secrets From 3 TED Talks | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

"When I decided to write an article on brand storytelling inspired by TED talks, I went about it all wrong.

 

Scouring YouTube for tactics, elements, and components of brand storytelling, I was aiming to find five or ten (or 17) actionable tips that you can use to tell you brand’s story.

 

I was already boring myself to death and I hadn’t even begun to write.


Via Gregg Morris, Karen Dietz, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 23, 11:49 AM

Very good POV on story and some interesting TED Talks - especially Nancy Duarte. Worth your time!

Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 6:37 PM

Fellow curator Gregg Morris discovered this gem for his Story and Narrative curation and I thought you should know about it too.


3 TED talks are featured here and they are all worth watching. The first one from Andrew Stanton on the Clues To A Great Story I've curated before. It's a keeper. 


The second one from JJ Abrams is new for me -- and I love it. It's all about adding mystery into the storytelling toolbox. As the author of this post Julie Newmark says, "For example, creating puzzles to solve, challenges and even small adventures within your brand stories, you are involving customers and inspiring them to use their minds together as they seek to discover more. Engagement and connection to your brand is the point here and using mystery creates the potential for taking it all to a deeper level." Right on!!


And the third video from Nancy Duarte focuses on one of the most powerful dynamics for moving people to action -- before and after pictures.


Have fun with these and incorporate these lessons into your business storytelling.

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, July 27, 12:02 PM

Stories need to be captivating from the beginning or you'll bore the pants of your audience, whether it's fiction or brand storytelling.

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Recyclart, Upcycled, Recycled & Repurposed Ideas for your inspiration!

Recyclart.org: Thousands of ideas made from Reusing, Recycling, Repurposing & Upcycling…Projects may be artistic or homemade, it’s all about brainstorming creativity.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 13, 11:11 PM

When you look at these creative creations, you might never throw anything away again!

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Cowbird · A Story Sharing Portal of Human Experiences

Cowbird · A Story Sharing Portal of Human Experiences | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A witness to life.
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I love to scan Cowbird and read the stories most frequently shared...

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Was 'Seinfeld' a Disney Knockoff?

Was 'Seinfeld' a Disney Knockoff? | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Seinfeld's fab four took TV audiences by storm 25 years ago, but they bear an uncanny resemblance to an even earlier quartet of beloved characters.
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I totally get the Disney character resemblances.... Maybe Larry David was channeling his inner child when he created Seinfeld?

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(Florida & Louisiana Watch Out!) Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming

(Florida & Louisiana Watch Out!) Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Treasury secretaries dating to the Nixon years backed a new report predicting a heavy loss of coastal properties, a shift of farming northward, and dangerous outdoor conditions because of climate change.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 24, 3:11 PM

Global warming is happening. Corporations and lobbyists have been trying to prove the opposite. However, more and more evidence is unfolding. Top 'ex'-politicians are speaking out.

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The 5 Best Reasons Cooking Makes Me Happy | Chef Todd Mohr's Web Cooking Classes

The 5 Best Reasons Cooking Makes Me Happy | Chef Todd Mohr's Web Cooking Classes | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Some people see cooking as a chore and they hate doing it. I LOVE cooking and you can too if you adopt my 5 reasons why.
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This article is for my husband who loves to cook!

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The BEST Commercial I've Ever Seen! "Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014 :

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Reverse Food Truck Takes in Food to Feed the Hungry

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When an idea's time has come, everything seems to fall into place. Such is the case with Finnegans Reverse Food Truck (RFT). Last December, Finnegans (a brewery, more below) founder Jacquie Berglund was in a meeting with her pro bono advertising team at Martin Williams when they pitched the idea of a Reverse Food Truck that would collect food rather than dispense it.
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Love this idea!  In Phoenix, the mail carriers also have a day when we leave bags of food at the mailbox and they collect them.  

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Turning Trash into Treasure

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It’s known that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, but this summer’s Art of the Dumpster exhibit takes this idea to another level.Commissioned by Power Inn Alliance and curated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, this ...
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I wish every dumpster looked like this one!

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14 years old from Kerala invents Washing Machine. Wins National Award. The Better India

14 years old from Kerala invents Washing Machine. Wins National Award. The Better India | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
She didn't take her adversity lying down. In stead, she decided to do something about it. Watch her in action!
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Yay Kerala! Watch the YouTube piece. I love this small, productive machine that doesn't need electricity and simultaneously provides you with a workout.  Now if only someone could create a machine that collects, washes, & folds clothing all on its own!

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Just Like Taco Trucks, Art Takes to the Road

Just Like Taco Trucks, Art Takes to the Road | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Mobile art galleries are gaining traction across the United States as owners and artists shun the cultural establishment.
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This brings more art into neighborhoods and within reach of a wider audience....

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Aspirin: A Cancer Treatment in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Aspirin: A Cancer Treatment in Your Medicine Cabinet? | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Aspirin may reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. Why aren’t we studying it?
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7 Stretches for Healthy Joints

7 Stretches for Healthy Joints | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Psoriatic arthritis and stretching are a great combination. Find out why stretching is important and get some psoriatic arthritis stretching tips
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Everyday Health:  M. Elaine Husni, CWRU assistant professor of medicine, discussed the importance of stretching for overall join health, "Daily stretching is an underemphasized part of psoriatic arthritis exercise," she explained. 

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Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing

Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Dietitians ar enow using 3D printing to make insects more palatable and acceptable as a mainstream delicacy.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 22, 11:25 AM

Who knew? Is this the secret for getting past the ick factor?

H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, July 22, 1:52 PM

Would you be willing to switch to this protein source?

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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
For the last two weeks, bored pandas from around the globe have been submitting their pictures of the best sculptures and statues. We have received more than 160 pictures and hundreds of votes which resulted in this awesome list. We added a couple of our own pictures, and made the final list. Did we miss any? Feel free to submit pictures by pressing
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10 Things to Evaluate Your Painting

10 Things to Evaluate Your Painting | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Greg Manchess has some tips for how to evaluate your painting. Ask yourself these questions about your artwork. Analyze and evaluate.
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Meryl Streep Elegantly Destroys Sexist Director Who Called Her An "Ugly Pig"

Meryl Streep Elegantly Destroys Sexist Director Who Called Her An "Ugly Pig" | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
She doesn't get angry. She's too smart for that.
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Always brilliant!  Meryl talks about her career and shares that the world is progressing from years ago--but then one has to wonder if that's true some weeks! 

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What Jim Carrey Explains In 1 Minute Will Change Your Life Forever. Seriously.

What Jim Carrey Explains In 1 Minute Will Change Your Life Forever. Seriously. | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Just one minute. You'll be glad you saw this.
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Watch the entire commencement address--you'll be glad you did.  Jim Carrey rocks the house with this heartfelt, funny, profound and informative talk.  Awesome!

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In Philly, an evolving art show attracts attention of rail riders with splashes of color

In Philly, an evolving art show attracts attention of rail riders with splashes of color | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
“@KnightArts: In Philly, an evolving art show attracts attention of rail riders with splashes of color http://t.co/3BZdV2pK0k”
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A viewer calls the splashes of color a "jolt of caffeine." The rail riders have had a bleak landscape of graffiti and drab to view on their daily commutes, but art and color now temporarily transports them out of the hum of the train and thoughts of work & family... 

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What’s The Deal With That ‘Go, You Chicken Fat, Go’ iPhone Commercial Anyway?

What’s The Deal With That ‘Go, You Chicken Fat, Go’ iPhone Commercial Anyway? | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Apple new iPhone commercial features a song with the lyrics "Go, you chicken fat, go." Allow us to explain.
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Brilliant advertising campaign.  If you found yourself singing the words and can't recall why, here is the history of that Chicken Fat song.  Oh, you likely went to public schools during the Kennedy era...

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Hidden Painting Found Under Picasso's Masterpiece The Blue Room

Hidden Painting Found Under Picasso's Masterpiece The Blue Room | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Scientists found a portrait of a bearded man underneath Picasso's 1901 painting "The Blue Room."
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Who could afford to purchase so many canvasses! 

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India must protect its women; don't politicise rape - Modi | Reuters

India must protect its women; don't politicise rape - Modi | Reuters | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India should respect and protect its women, breaking his silence on a crime wave that included the rape and hanging of two girls
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There is reason for hope and optimism given Modi's first address to Parliament. 

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Its hard to believe something this beautiful can be created with broken pieces of old CDs

Its hard to believe something this beautiful can be created with broken pieces of old CDs | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Artist Sean E Avery cuts old CDs into shards to create these beautiful sculptures of birds and animals. Sean first creates a wires mesh frame then sticks the s…
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Lindsey Lindgren's curator insight, June 8, 9:36 PM

How awesome are these critters?! The recycled material is being re-purposed in the most unique way I've ever seen. I like how the little creatures are staged back into an out door environment. I can see this evolving into a project for 3D with high school. 

FraboomBuzz's curator insight, June 10, 5:43 PM

Turn old Cd's into art?! GENIUS!

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The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees? | Earthjustice

The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees? | Earthjustice | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
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Paint old bricks to look like books for your garden

Paint old bricks to look like books for your garden | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

Australian artist, Daryl Fitzgerald of Light Reading Melbourne turns recycled bricks into literary, and definitely, home decor gold. These made-to-order pavers are hand stenciled with paint and meticulously created to mimic real novels, worn pages and all. What’s especially genius and unique about these intentionally vintage-looking “books” is that their texture has been naturally revealed by time.


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Joe Brant's curator insight, May 11, 9:17 AM

Awesome idea!!  Are there any Artists in NC who would be interested in making these?  I have little time or talent, but would be a pretty decent customer.

Camacho Land Design's curator insight, May 21, 3:43 PM

Upcycling old bricks into poignant displays of literary art ...

Rebecca Evans Was Carroll's curator insight, June 26, 3:39 PM

These are a bit of a hard read !!