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We Did Not Expect To See THIS On Bathing Suits—But Now It’s A Huge Trend

You probably didn’t wake up this morning thinking, “You know what my favorite bathing suit needs? A belt!” But, that’s exactly what the summer’s …

Clothing

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Public Speaking

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

Motivation

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that enable devices and services to intermingle and act based on "triggers." For example, you can make your smart lights pulse a …

The talent trap: why try, try and trying again isn’t the key to success

The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.<p>Angela Lee Duckworth …

Top 10 Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper

Whether you love switching out beautiful desktop wallpaper or you just want something minimal that you’re going to open windows over anyway, there’s …

A Grandmother's Exceedingly Polite Google Search Charmed the Internet

It never hurts to mind one’s P’s and Q’s. A grandmother’s unusually polite Google search has charmed thousands of social media users — and even the …

Google Search

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

8 Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful Freelancers

Why do some solopreneurs struggle while others knock it out of the park? Here are eight habits of the most successful.<p>Working for yourself offers a number of advantages when it comes to productivity. You have a great deal more control over how you spend your time. You may still have to attend …

Time Management

The Anatomy of a Personality

In the Enneagram system of personality, one of the 9 types is our main one. We also have a special connection to four other types: our two wings and …

Idealism

27 essential keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign and more

Adobe’s software and tools enable the creation of amazing digital works, whether you're using Photoshop to whip up multi-layered visuals, putting …

The marijuana industry needs to stop using the pot leaf as its logo — here’s what brands should do instead

Shutterstock<p>The seven-pronged pot leaf is the most tired logo in the marijuana industry.<p>Need proof? In April, Surface Magazine challenged 12 leading …

Interesting Animation Explains How Airplanes Are Able to Fly

Drag. Thrust. Lift. Jet engines. Propellers. Wings. This animation breaks down just exactly how an airplane flies and it’s pretty damn interesting. …

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

5 Easy Steps to Experience More Balance in Your Life

Balance is such a mainstream topic these days, yet some articles leave you more confused and limited than you were before.<p>You hear a lot of success coaches telling you that you need to make sacrifices now in order to live a better life in a few years, but isn't that exactly what the classic 9 to 5 …

What The Interview Process Is Like At Google, Apple, Amazon, And Other Tech Companies

The best and worst interview processes according to job applicants will surprise you.<p>It’s kind of a perfect storm.<p>A record 78% of hiring managers anticipate more hiring in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of 2015, according to the latest report from career site Dice. That means …

Employment

4 clues your design neglects the user (and how to fix it)

During my first full-time UX design job, I remember a lot of the conversations within our UX team would go something like this:<p><i>“The user wouldn’t really think this way…”</i>• <i><br>“The user would probably do this…”</i>• <i><br>“The user will get confused here…”</i><p>Throughout our discussions and design presentations, the …

The 15 Most Uncomfortable Moments Of Female Nudity In Movies1. "Ass to ass" in <em>Requiem for a Dream</em> (2000)

By the time Darren Aronofsky’s incredibly depressing, but altogether excellent, <i>Requiem for a Dream</i> gets to its “ass to ass” sequence, the film’s …

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful …

The real psychology behind 'Inside Out' is blowing our minds

Video essayist Evan Puschak, aka The Nerdwriter, is known for dissecting the realities behind pop culture phenomenons. In his latest segment on the …

Clear the Clutter: 5 Apps to Organize Your Digital Life to Create Clarity

I had to take a stand. <b>My digital life was becoming unwieldy</b>.I’d groan when another email came in. It took multiple clicks to find events on different …

Work Less and Do More by Applying the Pareto Principle to Your Task List

The Pareto Principle says that in most situations roughly 80% of effects come from only 20% of the causes. We can use the Pareto Principle to better …

Time Management

23 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users, and it means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy the best news and weather apps, exclusives from Instagram and Adobe, and the most beautiful game we've seen this year.<p>In these 23 iPhone-only apps, you are guaranteed to find …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

10 Things I Learned About UX By Being Drunk

Hi. Since this blog post won't be your usual blog post, I figured I would start by breaking the fourth wall immediately. I'm Richard: I am the brains …

Web Design

30 Attractive and Versatile Free Vintage Fonts 2015

Our today’s compilation is inspired by the extremely beautiful vintage fonts. Old styles used in rough textures, grunge patterns, and brushes …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

Happiness

The 15 Coolest Products of 2015 | Inc.com

From all-terrain adventure seekers to workplace warriors, you'll have a leg up over the competition this year and beyond with these nifty gadgets.

Gear & Gadgets