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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

No. Seven – Vintage Style Script Font Family by Fenotype

No. Seven Script Family.<p>The <b>No. Seven</b> script font family was designed in 2013 by Emil Karl Bertell (Fenotype). Its typeface provides a bold vintage …

Four Lessons From A Social Entrepreneur Tackling The Youth Employment Crisis In Southern Africa

<i>Dorien Beurskens</i><i>, founder of</i> <i>Young Africa</i> <i>(YA) and an Ashoka Fellow who was elected as part of the “Future Forward” partnership with</i> <i>The MasterCard Foundation</i><i>,</i><i>shares key insights and approaches as part of the #</i><i>AfricaYouthFwd</i><i>innovative solutions</i><i>conversation.</i><p>News headlines are replete with stories of a …

How to Build a Happier Brain

A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias<p>There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to …

Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, And Live Happily Ever After

One thing is for sure – I wish Miki Agrawal’s book DO COOL SH*Twas around four years ago, before I quit my day job and started my own business (I’m still working on the <i>Live Happily Ever After</i> part of the book’s subtitle). A masterful mix of personal stories, chapter summary takeaways and …

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

How To See Things With New Eyes

To sort of dovetail on what we were talking about yesterday – “catching magic” in the every day, – I think Ecuadorian artist Javier Perez teaches us …