Ben o'Dwyer

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The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy

When I was around 10 years old, my stay-at-home dad went back to work. For the next few years, he switched jobs a lot. For a while he took portraits in a photography studio; another time, he managed a bookstore. He told me more than once that he was looking for a job with plenty of autonomy. He was …

Employment

The Important Habit of Just Starting

Every single day, my to-do list is a reminder of all the <i>other</i> projects I haven’t started. The passion projects that I ‘just don’t have time’ to do. …

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Employment

Why one designer is breaking all the logo design rules

If you've read our pro guide to logo design, you'll know the most effective logos are those that are simple, memorable, timeless, versatile and …

1000 New FREE Vector Mini Icons For Web Designers (PSD / AI / EPS / PNG / SVG)

This is a really huge set of vector mini icons designed and released as a freebie by <b>Ray Cheung</b>.These icons will look great with clean and minimal web …

Graphic Design

The Core Workout That Tightens Your Middle and Fends Off Back Pain | Men's Health

And since they’re stability exercises, you’ll train your core to resist potentially spine-damaging motions like rotation, flexion, and extension, Gaddour explains.<p>Watch the video above to see Gaddour demonstrate the movements. Then try this classic core workout for yourself.<p><b>How to Do the Core</b> …

10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next, instead they …

Graphic Design

The Best Time of Day to Drink Your Protein Shake

Drag your butt to the gym, slay your session, down a protein shake within 30 minutes, and go on with your day—we all know the formula to carve killer …

Nutrition

The 10 Worst Reasons to Quit

1.You're tired of repetition.<p>My mom used to say that learning, accomplishing or doing anything is like playing the piano. You'll never be any good if you don't sit down every day and do it. Repetition is the secret sauce for getting shit done.<p>Unfortunately, repetition can be boring. Almost mind …

Motivation

4 Google Analytics features which you must use

Google Analytics is one of the most useful online tools available that helps you track the performance of your website by determining how many …

Analytics

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Vincent Van Gogh

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

Add This 12-Minute Workout to Your Routine For Sculpted Abs

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jill Conyers and written by Jill Conyers, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Ever have one of those weekends that is exceptional and you hate to see it end? That was my weekend. It was relaxing, productive, fun and with a lot of laughs. See why I …

The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

South America

The 9 worst logo changes of 2015

This year, several major companies changed their logos, and some simply fell flat.<p>To identify the worst revamps, Business Insider looked through graphic-design publisher UnderConsideration's Brand New blog archives and picked out our least favorites. We only considered large, non-athletic-team or …

Graphic Design

Find Your True Self Through Silence

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are..." -- Gunilla Norris<p>Many great spiritual traditions honor the practice of silence as a way to deepen the connection to our innermost selves.<p>As we …

Meditation

Tattoos Elegantly Combine Delicate Natural Subjects with Bold Geometry

Spanish tattoo artist Marla Moon adorns her clients with works that beautifully combine nature and geometry. Although minimalist in their appearance, her permanent body art makes a bold statement using elegant lines and carefully-stippled dots. Together, these two elements depict animals, trees, …

Geometry

8 Ways Confident People Live Differently

Some people just have that "it factor."<p>They command attention whenever they walk into a room. But the truth is, they weren't born with a confident gene. Instead, their daily behaviors contribute to their self-assured personality.<p>That's good news: It means <i>anyone</i> can adopt the habits confident people …

Body Language

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She is the author of <i>Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha</i>, and <i>True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart</i>. On Dec. 4, Tara will be …

Spirituality

Don’t Let Secondhand Stress Affect Your Mood

Our brains are hardwired to pick up on and spread others’ emotions. Whether it’s an angry taxi driver or a harried boss, just seeing someone look stressed can make us feel anxious too. This is a real problem in open office plans, where you can see everyone’s nonverbals, so it’s important to find …

OpenOffice

A Radical New View of Mindfulness

A controversial article published this week in <b>Psychological Inquiry</b> by <b>Eric Garland, Barbara Fredrickson, Philippe Goldin and Norman Farb</b> claims to be offering a solution to what the authors maintain is a vacuum in the study of mindfulness. Their contribution, the <b>Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory</b> …

Mindfulness

What Exactly Is Emotional Meditation? Part 1

<b>So what exactly is emotional meditation?</b><p>To really understand emotional meditation we will need to understand the way in which our emotions serve us.<p>Our emotions are an extraordinary gift; they are the ultimate relational tool. They are ultra-responsive and very immediate. <b>Like an internal satnav</b> …

Mindfulness

50 Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of 2015

The best <b>Photoshop tutorials</b> of 2015, beautiful collection of top Photoshop tutorials to learn from beginners to advanced techniques and improve your …

Tutorials

The 4 Main UX Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing Your Website

<i>This article has been contributed by Efrat Ravid.</i>Graphic design, user interface, and user experience are complex fields. Volumes can (and have!) been …

UX Design

The Latest Web Design Tools Made To Focus On Design

Web design tools have not been keeping up. Trends are evolving so fast designers cannot keep up using traditional tools. As a result, Designers are …

Web Design

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity