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Daily Inspiration #2077

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

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Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft | Colossal

<p>Need to do Halloween on a budget this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has a series of inexpensive geometric mask templates that you can download, …

16 Things A Man Should Never EVER Have In His Home

Designers weigh in on what you need to trash.<p><i>Overstock.com</i><p><b>1. A sectional.</b> "<i>Almost</i> anything can be used in a man's interior if some level of discernment is used," says designer, Susan Ferrier. "That being said, there is no proper context for a kickback sectional with cup holders. It is the laziest …

13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable

Everything from how you stand to what you say influences how people see you<p>It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little time, everything from what you wear to what you do …

9 Clever Ways To Use A Bookshelf

Check out our favorite ideas.<p>Yes they look great standing upright, filled with books. But who knew bookshelves could moonlight as bars, cat scratching posts, and gardens? Check out our favorite ideas

‘Real Fake Art’: Portraits of China’s Copy Artists

The art of copying famous artwork and hawking it online has become a multi-million dollar business for Chinese copy artists who blatantly rip off …

4 Mistakes Guaranteed to Get You Friend-Zoned

Follow our expert tips to avoid being banished to relationship purgatory.<p>I’m chatting with my friend Patrick, and he’s telling me about a girl he recently went to dinner with. He says she’s hot, and that she’s been texting him a lot—but what should he text back?<p>I ask him about the content of her …

How to Do Epic Things: The 3 Obstacles to Overcome | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Khaled Allen.</i><p>Two hundred and fifty kilometers across the Sahara Desert sounded perfect. He had just started …

19 Powerful Ads That Will Stop You Dead In Your Tracks

It's estimated we see around 5,000 marketing messages every day. That includes billboards, TV, print, online and even getting a drink out of the …

Rotary Club: Take to the Skies with These 3 Drones for the GoPro

The egalitarianism of modern creative tools is astounding. To make a well-produced film 20 years ago directors needed a few million dollars and a …

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12 Healthy Habits The World Can Learn From Hawaii Locals

The Hawaii experience begins and ends with aloha, a word that manifests love, affection, and mercy. It has become a salutation for hello and goodbye. Broken down, alo means "presence" and ha means "breath" -- the presence of breath.<p>If you look more deeply than the prestigious manicured resorts, …

Surprisingly, It's Semi-Cheap To Rent Out A French Castle

Planning a vacay on the cheap? Consider renting out a château grand enough to accommodate the entire family—extended and all!<p><b>Castle #1</b><p>14th-century La Chevallerie Château<p>Overlooking the plain of Le Mans, this 7 suite castle has everything from horseback riding paths to car racing tracks. If you're …

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Interior design ideas: how to transform a Victorian warehouse for just £800 - in pictures

Bobby Petersen has turned an industrial loft from an abandoned graffitied shell into an airy live/work space using clever ideas and a tiny budget

15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House: http://apttherapy.com/1mAurtC Not long ago I explored ways people have used the super affordable Bekvam spice racks all around the house and today I'm turning to another cheap and extremely versatile IKEA product - the Fintorp kitchen organizer series. Let's take a look at some clever and smart ways folks are using Fintorp at home.

4 Fun Ways to Stay Mindful All Day

The benefits of practicing mindfulness are many and myriad -- increased focus, decreased stress, improved emotional regulation, better immune function, greater creativity, and more. Making mindfulness a part of your daily routine has been scientifically shown to have an enormous impact on your …

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Telltale Signs You're Not Living Your Authentic Life

Are there times when you have absolutely no idea what to do with your life?<p>Times when you don't understand why nothing seems to be going your way?<p>Times when you feel the world, the universe, or the Divine have abandoned you?<p>At one point or another, we've all felt adrift -- as if we just couldn't …

Summering In Alaska Is A 'Thing' And Here's Why You Should Do It

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels like Alaska." Well, you might not know this, but it actually gets warm in Alaska. Yep -- WARM.<p>Sure, there might a little snow on the mountain caps, …

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls. After pouring through the tips and experiences from the minube travel community, we're happy to present this list of …

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Looking for "The Answer"? It's Already in Your Head

Good, you clicked. You're here. If you are with me now, this is good because it means you're open to the idea that there is a "The Answer" (that "a" wasn't a typo) or you're hoping and praying there is, or maybe you are so resigned or cynical that you're just curious about who could be audacious …

Hit the Beach—without Looking Like a Bum

Bedhead hair? Good. Rolled-out-of-bed look? Not good.<p>Whether you're escaping the everlasting winter or just live near the beach year-round, take to the sand in style. Your boardwalk look doesn't have to be a suit and tie to stand out. Look for unique patterns to mix and match—just remember to keep …

Finishing Touches to Look Your Best

The Kooyong House by Matt Gibson Architecture

Matt Gibson Architecture designed the Kooyong House in Melbourne, Australia.<p>Project description<p>The existing site contained a grand Victorian double …

May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date | The Art of Manliness

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a …