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How to Decorate & Style Everything in Your Home

As we head toward a new year of arranging, rearranging, renovating, shopping, and styling, join us in reminding ourselves of our 10 best bits of …

18 stocks that could rise 25% in 2018

If Bitcoin's too crazy a ride for you, here are 18 stocks that analysts say could enjoy their own personal bull runs in 2018.<p>The "18 stocks for '18" list includes oil and natural gas drillers and drug makers. It also spotlights an internet travel company and high-tech firms that make the digital …

Oil & Gas Industry

This Wildlife Photographer Waits Over a Week for the ‘Perfect Shot’

Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife …

Nature Photography

3 things the most successful people do at work every day, according to neuroscience

<b>• Having the right mindset is key to your ultimate success.</b><p><b>• But achieving success isn't as simple as just working hard.</b><p><b>• Strong focus, a positive attitude, and "flow" can all help set you up for success.</b><p>We have an obsession with successful people. From the small things they do every day to their …

Street Photography Tutorial: Zone Focusing

Street photography is all about timing, you have to be ready to capture the moment. One of the most important and misunderstood technique in street …

Street Photography

The world's biggest YouTube stars are seeing a massive slowdown

The internet is a fickle mistress.<p>Popular YouTube stars like PewDiePie and Zoella are seeing a huge slowdown in their online subscriber growth, signalling that even the top earners will need to look beyond video to maintain their popularity and income.<p>Business Insider analysed statistics from …

4 Home Decor Trends That Design Experts Say Are Officially Over

Avoid these four things in your next home remodel.<p>As we leap into a new year, Trulia’s design panel has been busy taking stock of the top trends from …

Home Decorating

Don't Throw Out Prepaid Debit Cards When They're Done

If you were gifted a prepaid debit card over the holidays, first, congratulations. Second, and I’m sorry I’m about to seemingly saddle you with …

Personal Finance

7 Investors Who Put Millions Into Cryptocurrency

Learn from these Bitcoin millionaires.<p>If you're looking for advice about cryptocurrencies, the most important voices to follow come from those who have put their money where their mouth is. Investors who have poured large sums into bitcoin, ethereum and other blockchain-backed currencies aren't …

Cryptocurrency

12 tips from successful execs on how to stop negative people from getting in your way

Chronically-negative people can slow down your momentum and sabotage real success. Top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their bulletproof strategies for cutting ties with negative people once and for all.

An open letter to parents who financially support adult children

<i>This column is the first of a</i> <i>two-part</i> <i>series addressing the financial support of adult children.</i><p>I write to you not from a place of judgment, but instead I address you based on an immense body of work that has brought me great clarity. The financial support you are offering your adult children is …

Personal Finance

Dear adults who mooch off parents: Grow up

<i>This column is the second of a</i> <i>two-part</i> <i>series addressing the financial support of adult children.</i><p>“I can’t afford it” is one of the most powerful phrases in the English language. It causes people anxiety, discomfort, shame and everything in between. How do you — the adult child taking financial help …

Personal Finance

The BEST beauty products of 2017: From this amazing mascara to a scrape-the-bottom face cream

With beauty products launching every week, all with 'game-changing' and 'incredible' claims, it can be hard to know which ones to buy.<p>There's so many …

Time I

Joanna Gaines Has a Tip For Dealing With Sentimental Clutter

If one of your resolutions is to declutter in 2018 (ahem, we have a January Cure for that), but you find it hard to let go of the sentimental items, …

The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

tacotron2

10 Cheap Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home

Create order out of chaos with creative, low-cost—or, even better, no-cost!—DIY ideas.<p>Use Shoe Boxes as DIY Dividers<p>Why pop for manufactured drawer …

Hacking

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

The Most Successful People All Know This One Thing

Follow this one secret that all your favorite famous entrepreneurs followed and you'll be successful.<p>New Year's is just around the corner and that means one thing: resolutions. So many resolutions. We're going to change our lives for the better. We're going to learn a new language, finish that book …

Success

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It)

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

Social Media

Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content

The makers of Index are hoping they’ve created the only app you’ll need to access all your files, notes and links.<p>“We’re giving people a full control panel for the digital world,” founder Brian Cox told me.<p>Cox said he actually developed Index for his own personal use five years ago. And while he …

Apps

8 Reasons Why It's so Hard to Really Change Your Behavior

Long-term behavior change is one of the hardest challenges we'll ever face.<p>Changing our behavior is a self-engineering challenge with few equals. I’m …

How to dodge an awkward question with grace

Essentially, the reason you don't want to answer a question is what gives you a strategy for responding:<p>The asker has not earned the right to have that question answered due to the level of personal relationship they have with you.<br>• The asker has not earned the right to have that question answered …

10 Uncommon Skills You'll Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Are successful entrepreneurs born or made?<p>Do you want to be successful? Of course you do. But are successful entrepreneurs born or made? If you weren't "born with" what it takes to be successful, is it something you can learn or cultivate? Or should you just give up now, and find a new job?<p>Success …

Entrepreneurship

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Bill Gates

Worrying about the future is a waste of time and energy — here's the question that will help you stop

"Marissa, I'm worried about how my life will look in retirement, which is 2-3 years away. What will I do in the second half of my life? I don't want to waste it. Right now I have no real vision."<p>This was part of an email I received from a client asking me to help map out a clear path for his future.<p>…

Overthinking Will Destroy Your Happiness: 3 Tips to Keep Your Sanity

You're reading Overthinking Will Destroy Your Happiness: 3 Tips to Keep Your Sanity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

13 habits to give up if you want to be more confident

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seeded insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

4 Common Creativity-Killers + How to Avoid Them

Learning to channel your creativity to produce awesome work is one of the most valuable skills you can develop (and use to stay inspired!) this year. Not only will your ultra-original style set you apart, whether working on quick projects or making your wildest DIY dreams come true, but it can help …