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Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

A Harvard psychologist says these simple body-language tweaks can instantly boost your confidence

In 2012, Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy gave a now famous TED Talk on the benefits of "power-posing," or changing your body language in …

These 'Sea-Nomad' Children Can See Underwater Like Dolphins

And the skill can be learned in just one month.<p>If you want proof of how adaptable the human body can be, look no further than the Moken people - a …

How to Make Money Blogging: Niche Ideas, Case Studies, and Traffic Strategies

<b>“Hey Low, how can I make money blogging like you?”</b><p>Every now and then I get the “make money online” questions from friends and family.<p>Some wish to …

Beat Spacek - 'iOS MIXTAPE' // Clip

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

10 life-changing apps you've never heard of

We live a life under the rule of smartphone apps and quite frankly, wouldn't have it any other way.<p>National Rail, Google Maps and Uber make sure …

Google Maps now features elevation profiles for cycling routes

“Cycling is the new golf,” according to <i>CNN Money</i>. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to <i>The Economist</i>, a growing number of city cycling clubs …

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Self-published ebooks: the surprising data from Amazon

Hugh Howey, author of the bestselling, indie-original science fiction series Wool, has published an eye-popping, and important data-rich report on …

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Turn it Up: DJing with Tinnitus

<b>When you come home from a club with ringing in your ears it can be pretty annoying. For most of us who are regulars on the club scene, this noise is</b> …

How Olympic cauldron fanned flames of fury at American design studio

As the polished copper petals of Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron rose up to form a striking flaming dandelion last July, gasps of awe and …

Why You Should Avoid The Easy Life AT ALL COSTS

<i>There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt</i><p>Never in history has the …

The Day My Nan Died from The Day My Nan Died (2012)

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5 Tools For Creating Your Own Infographics

Five years ago, almost nobody knew what the heck an infographic was. (I sure didn’t, and I was a graphic design major in college at the time.)<p>Now that the infographic craze has saturated us with new visual knowledge (and marketing gimmicks), something interesting has happened: The creation of …

Infogram: Create Infographics, Reports and Maps

Grab your viewer’s attention<p>90% of readers spend more time on pages with interactive charts or infographics and 34% have shared them more often on …

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The original social media agency | 17 Ways to Brainstorm Content Ideas in 2013

17 Ways to Brainstorm Content Ideas in 2013<p>Consistently producing quality content is every blogger, community manager and social strategist’s biggest …

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6 Steps to a Smarter Start-Up

Innovation is about turning ideas into reality, says Frog Design's Doreen Lorenzo, but not every company has the right DNA.<p>Ideas are cheap--it's turning them into reality that's the hard part, says Doreen Lorenzo.<p>"Innovation for me is meaningful change," said the president of Frog Design during the …

Design Thinking

Quiet Your Mind And Embrace Logic-Defying Decisions

We all overthink, well, everything. It’s time to start exercising instinct.<p>I recently gave a commencement speech at Maine College of Art, a wonderful small college in Portland.<p>Getting up in front of bright, creative and capable young adults in the hope of imparting some modicum of wisdom is a …

Is big brother watching you?

A spine chilling new documentary addresses the myriad of new tools for surveillance that are now being put to use in the the UK's capital city.<p>We …

Dexter Gordon’s Elegant Version of the Jazz Standard ‘What’s New,’ 1964

In 1964, when this performance was given, the tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was in the second year of his European exile.<p>Gordon had risen to …

Google Media Player FCC Filing Includes Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Reference, Gets Our Hopes Up

We don’t know a lot about the <b>Google-built media player</b>, other than the fact that Google made it, and it’s a media player, but the device’s <b>FCC</b> filing …

Girls Won't Be Able to Resist this Rainbow Resistor Bracelet - Technabob

It’s been a while since I did any serious circuit board hacking, but back in the day I saw my share of electronic components. One of my favorite …

Black and White Underwater Photography by Hengki Koentjoro | Colossal

<p>Underwater photography of scuba divers, coral, or wildlife can sometimes seem commonplace regardless of the remote destination or subject, but …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …