Alex Mădan

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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Motivation

Breakfast Recipe: Cornflakes with an unexpected twist

Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known for his innovative recipes and here he gives the ordinary cornflakes an incredible Indian makeover. Breakfast …

Best Practices for Minimalist Design

With the growing use of mobile devices, minimalism is on the rise. Minimalism brings additional benefits to apps and websites, in the shape of faster …

UI Design

An ancient Buddhist strategy for overcoming paralyzing fear

The first step in taming all-consuming dread of a Trump presidency is to get calm.<p>In the days since November 9, an oppressive cloak of fear and dread has descended upon a great many Americans.<p>The causes are endless: Our government is at risk of becoming “systemically corrupt” under President-elect …

Meditation

New Method to Slow Brain Aging

Until recently, <b>Alzheimer’s disease</b> was viewed as an incurable consequence of aging.<p>Nearly everyone predicted an <b>explosion</b> of <b>dementia</b> victims as the …

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to …

How To Use Honey To Fade Scars, Delay Skin Aging, And Stop Hair Loss

Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy fix for tanning, dry hair, acne or dandruff,raw organic honey is an excellent natural solution for …

Skin Care

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Stop overthinking UX and try the coffee shop test

If you work in product development you hear a lot about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). When people don’t really know what they are talking about, they use these terms interchangeably, along with buzz phrases like “human-centric design,” “process guided customer control groups,” and …

UX Design

Kids Say the Dharmdest Things

<i>(Meta)Physical Education is a series about the lessons that Alex Tzelnic, a Zen practitioner, has learned while teaching gym at a Montessori school.</i> …

What bot design and mullets have in common

In 1990, Jakob Nielsen developed 10 usability heuristics for evaluating user interfaces. These heuristics have stood the test of time, providing designers with a quick and easy way of evaluating the usability of software interfaces against a set of universal design principles.<p>Are Nielsen’s …

Mantra Rocks And Other Fun Crafts To Make With Your Little Yogi

Kids' yoga tends to be considered “asana heavy.” The practice for children is often thought of as being all about the poses, while in reality, …

Yoga

6 Toxic Relationships You Should Avoid Like the Plague

At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they're a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness.<p>In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that …

How the Universe Solved the “Hard Problem"

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience--consciousness--has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness--if it does--is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of “the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, who …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Tips for Creating Beautiful and Engaging UI

Advertise here with BSA<br>User interface, or UI, is a consideration in the design of anything created to be used. Although industrial and graphic …

UI Design

What Donald Trump really represents: America’s addiction to competition

Much has already been made of Donald Trump’s meteoric political rise. But not enough has been said about this<p>There is one overriding story this election season, and it concerns how Donald Trump has confounded pundits who assumed he was the kind of joke people would laugh at rather than vote for. …

These Apps Will Make You Enjoy Traveling Even More

For the last 20 months, I have been traveling and working as a digital nomad. I’m extremely grateful for the technology and apps that make my everyday life so much easier and my journey more enjoyable.<p>Today I’d like to share with you 10 great apps that will make you enjoy traveling even more. …

Apps

10 Places You Could Be Meditating (But Probably Aren't)

You've heard it before: meditation is worth it. Incredible physiological shifts take place when we meditate, causing an actual change in our brains …

Meditation

UX Design for Mobile: Bottom Navigation

Designers know that design is more than good looks. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product, whether it’s a website or app. It’s like a …

A Quick Cure for the Anxiety That Arises When You Feel Rushed

Surely you know the feeling. You've got more to do than you've got time to do it in.<p>The feeling of being in a rush to get something done, or to get somewhere, is not a pleasant one. It's the feeling of anxiety. You might be tense in the neck and shoulders. Your teeth might even be clenched. If …

Deep or Shallow, NLP is Breaking Out

Neural net advances improve computers' language ability in many fields.

Language

12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

A Layman’s Visual Guide To Google’s Knowledge Graph Search API

Google released their much-delayed Knowledge Graph Search API on December 16, 2015, which was announced in a post on Google Plus by Freebase. (They …

SEO

The 5 Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

Spiritual Ego<p>With so many people joining the <b>meditation revolution</b> what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant …

Meditation

4 creepy psychological tricks companies use to get you to buy things

The human brain is a powerful reasoning machine, but it has its Achilles' heels. These mental shortcuts help us navigate the enormous amount of information we're exposed to at any given time, without feeling paralyzed.<p>And companies are aware of these pitfalls.<p>Here are a few of the ways marketers …

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Self-improvement

‘Genetic testing is a responsibility if you’re having children’

23andMe <b>offers a saliva test to create a DNA profile covering health, traits and ancestry. Have you taken the test yourself?</b><p>My family and I were some of the first people to be genotyped. It revealed I was a carrier for Bloom’s syndrome and my husband [Google co-founder Sergey Brin, from whom she is …

Molecular Biology

Can You Spot a Liar?

Probably not. But here are some techniques grifters use, courtesy of Maria Konnikova and her new book about con artists.<p>In November, I came across a story that made absolutely no sense to me. A 33-year-old consultant named Niall Rice gave $718,000, little by little, to two Manhattan psychics who …