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5 Basic Rules on Typography
by Granny's Mettle

Whenever you get projects for designing graphics for different media materials, there are certain rules you need to know before venturing to the complexities and elaborate world of graphic design. One of the elements considered in graphic design is typography. This is how you utilize and create your text to come out with a result that complements your images and design of the whole media material, whether it's for print or web.

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How to Make Your Own Font
by Maui Reyes

If you’ve always thought your handwriting is so much better than the many fonts out there, then maybe it’s time you made your mark: literally. Creating your own font isn’t as hard as it seems—all you need is a pen, a paper, a little program-know-how, and a comprehensible penmanship.

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What is Shavuot? Everything to know about the Jewish holiday this weekend.

Thu, 13 May 2021 19:22:21 +0000

When you think of Jewish holidays, a few may come to mind. Hanukkah, Passover, Yom Kippur maybe. But have you ever heard of Shavuot?


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Wed, 12 May 2021 19:15:22 +0000

The 2021 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame includes Jay-Z, Tina Turner as a solo artist and Dave Grohl, two-time inductee for the Foo Fighters.



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Why NBC dropped the Golden Globes for 2022 and Tom Cruise returned his Globes

Mon, 10 May 2021 22:57:24 +0000

With the diversity problems within the HFPA, NBC said it won't broadcast the Golden Globes in 2022 and Tom Cruise returned his Globes in protest.


Matt Damon on Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez 'Bennifer' rumors: 'I hope it's true'

Tue, 11 May 2021 19:34:05 +0000

As speculation continues over a "Bennifer" reunion, Ben Affleck's longtime bud Matt Damon gave his thoughts on the rumors on the "Today" show.


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Experts recommend that even healthy people should stay inside as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. Here are 100 things to do during the quarantine.


'The Mauritanian': Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster face off in legal drama

Thu, 13 May 2021 23:24:35 +0000

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster face off in surreal circumstances in the human rights drama, "The Mauritanian," now on home video.


Ellen DeGeneres: The talk show host and comedian's career in photos

Wed, 12 May 2021 15:02:46 +0000

Take a look at comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres's hilarious career.


'Twilight': Where are the stars now?

Thu, 13 May 2021 22:04:28 +0000

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson shot to fame in "Twilight." Here's a look at the cast then and now.


John Mulaney splits from his wife, returns to the stage: How comedians use comedy to cope

Tue, 11 May 2021 17:01:49 +0000

John Mulaney is back on stage after splitting from his wife of six years and going through rehab recently. Here's how comedians use humor to heal.


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Staying Apart, Together: A newsletter about how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 19:38:37 +0000

Welcome to Staying Apart, Together, a USA TODAY newsletter that aims to entertain you, distract you and help you cope during the coronavirus pandemic.


I'm fully vaccinated, but am I ready to travel?

Tue, 11 May 2021 20:00:11 +0000

I'm fully vaccinated and so are most of my family members. Am I ready to get on a plane to see them?


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How to talk to your family, friends about racism and white privilege

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 14:42:02 +0000

Here's a guide on how to talk to your family about racism and white privilege, amid ongoing protests and conversations about racial injustices.


Décor galore for the design inclined

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USA TODAY's Home magazine is filled with design inspiration for every room, and the stars of HGTV's Home Town share their home improvement journey.


Ellen claims workplace allegations blindsided her; celebrities called show a 'happy place'

Thu, 13 May 2021 21:22:39 +0000

In sit-downs with the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie and Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres talked about her talk show ending after next season.


Exclusive: Alicia Keys shares her secret to meditation, activating the 'Divine Feminine'

Wed, 12 May 2021 15:58:12 +0000

In a personal essay, Alicia Keys shares her journey with meditation and the "Divine Feminine," tied to a new meditation program with Deepak Chopra.


Why 'Mortal Kombat's ending brings the heat for Johnny Cage and villain Sub-Zero (spoilers!)

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Action star Johnny Cage didn't go MIA in "Mortal Kombat" after all. Plus, all about Sub-Zero star Joe Taslim's finale breakdown. Spoilers ahead!


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"Mortal Kombat" star Joe Taslim explains the story behind his villain's mask, why he needs it and why it was so hard keeping it on his head.


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What is languishing? What is burn out? What is emotional exhaustion? A mental health glossary to explain what you're feeling.



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Alicia Keys shares her secret to meditation and discusses activating the 'Divine Feminine'

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Alicia Keys talks about her journey with meditation and the "Divine Feminine", tied to a new meditation program with Deepak Chopra.


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On the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women, we tell the stories of women through the years who have left their mark on our country.


Celebrities who have been open about mental health struggles

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Celebrities have mental health challenges too. We've rounded up stars who have opened up about their struggles, from Duchess Meghan to Demi Lovato.


'Reassuringly retro': It may not be formal, but Joe Biden isn't giving up his favorite sunglasses at official functions

Thu, 13 May 2021 10:00:18 +0000

Joe Biden's shades are such a part of his political persona that, in a break with presidential protocol, he is donning them for White House events.



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Happy 72nd birthday, Billy Joel! His life in pictures

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Billy Joel has been entertaining fans since the '60s. The "Piano Man" turns 72 on May 9, 2021. His life in pictures.


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Mon, 10 May 2021 17:47:31 +0000

From Ariana Grande to Nicki Minaj to Beyoncé and the Kardashians, these wax figures will have you doing a double take.


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Thu, 13 May 2021 14:00:11 +0000

Gua sha is an ancient wellness practice that is rising in popularity in the United States. Here's everything you need to know, including beginner tips.


Dave Bautista talks WWE action figures collection, Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead'

Thu, 13 May 2021 11:00:32 +0000

Dave Bautista chats with USA TODAY's Brian Truitt about his new Netflix film, "Army of the Dead", and collecting his old WWE action figures.