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4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>We should all be comfortable, shouldn’t we?</i><p>Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable …

Motivation

15 Tactics That Will Double Your Productivity In No Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to learn how to double your productivity right away? This is going to be the right place, so stay with me and learn these 15 tactics that will …

Fat Quarter Crafts: 10 DIY Projects that Use Just a Little Fabric--> http://apttherapy.com/1mInEiH Crafters are thrifty by nature. There's a general can-do, can-fix, can-repurpose attitude shared by crafters. We can and will use every single solitary last scrap of material if it is at all reasonable to do so.

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Flavors

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

E-Cigarettes: A Chance to Kick the Habit Or A Health Crises in the Making?

<i>Today, the FDA rolled out plans to begin the regulation of e-cigarettes. The FDA is proposing legislation that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to</i> …

Falafel Scotch eggs

Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas<p>Ingredients<p>9 large eggs<br>• 1 tbsp olive oil, plus …

Eggs

7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average.<p>Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it …

Clean Green Drinks: Chocolate Peanut Butter Monster

My new book, <i>Clean Green Drinks</i>, contains more than 100 muscle-building, fat-burning, health-boosting recipes. But if I had to pick just one for you …

Nutrition

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows 8

It's time to let go Windows XP and embrace the new era of computing, says Matt Warman<p>You could be forgiven for not noticing, but it has been a momentous week in technology. Not because of the first indications that that technology bubble on the Nasdaq is bursting, taking Twitter, Google and …

Mark Cuban Just Invested In A Pot That Charges Your Smartphone By Boiling Water

The makers of the device snagged a $250,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban on the show that features inventors and entrepreneurs pitching to investors. They were initially offering to sell 10% of their company, Power Practical, for that sum — a $2.5 million valuation.<p>Cuban liked the company …

Mark Cuban

Seth's Blog

Steal your business model. We don't have a shortage of business models, it's okay if you pick one that's already working for someone else.<p>Steal your …

What is a tall, green, and stunning focal point, especially for small spaces? Hint: not the Jolly Green Giant. --> http://apttherapy.com/1ix1Csm

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

What Makes for a Really Good Business Idea? | Inc.com

The prospect of starting a business can be frightening. It is a risk and a tremendous opportunity, equal parts challenging and, hopefully, rewarding. Given the enormous risk that's inherent in entrepreneurship, many potential business owners will ask very difficult questions of themselves: Is this …

Entrepreneurship

Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders fall too easily into the trap of seeing the people who work for them as employees first and people second. Yet, it’s <i>the people</i> who determines whether or not your company will be successful.<p>How can leaders better understand what …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Things Really Bold People Do | Inc.com

<i>"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.<br>Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!"</i><p>The day I went off to college, a friend gave me this quote, which is questionably attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Over the years, it has inspired me, and I have seen it posted on the walls and …

Self-improvement

Beware of too much spin about your diet

High-protein diets are as dangerous as smoking? A recent study never, in fact, made that claim, and its results raise more questions than they answer<p>Another day, another piece of research warning us that what we eat is killing us. A study in the medical journal Cell Metabolism made headlines last …

The best pancakes in the world

Pancake Day is big business. Waitrose is forecasting a 500% rise in frying pan sales in the week leading up to 4 March, while Sainsbury's expects to sell enough batter mix to make three million pancakes. Last year, topping de nos jours Nutella sold nearly one million jars in the week preceding …

How the web was born: WWW turns 25

It was 25 years ago that the World Wide Web was born: from a plan to organise scientific data written in a nondescript Swiss office, it has grown to become one of the most important creations in human history. We look at how it all started.<p>In 1989 the internet - a global system connecting computer …

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice (VIDEO)

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice …

Messaging Giant WhatsApp, Now With 465M Users, Will Add Voice Services In Q2 Of This Year

Today Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp — acquired by Facebook last week for $19 billion — delivered another news bomb on top of last week’s milestone: he announced that the messaging giant is finally moving into voice — a move announced at MWC, the conference for mobile carriers that apps like …

Dual-screen YotaPhone has a second shot at greatness

If you caught our review of the YotaPhone at the end of last year, you'll know we were cautious about recommending it -- in fact, we said it was probably safer to hold out for a second-gen device. Well, here's a surprise: that replacement is already at the prototype stage and it brings some big …

Huawei MediaPad M1 vs Apple iPad Mini (Video)

The difference between the Huawei MediaPad M1 and the Apple iPad Mini (and …with Retina Display) is very small: 0.1 inches. …but seriously, we’re …