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Ireland Travel Guide: Incl. Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Connemara and more. Illustrated Guide & Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

Ireland

How to be a great mentor

<i>Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.</i>- Thomas A. Edison<p>Where does the decision to "try just one more time" originate? What quality keeps someone from giving up for just a little while longer -- just long enough to try one more …

Pedagogy

How does a bike stay upright? It’s all in the mind

Our minds are constantly trying to keep us from falling over. We probably don't realise quite how hard they are working.<p>It’s as easy as riding a bike… or so the saying goes. But how do we manage to stay upright on a bicycle? If anyone ventures an answer they most often say that it’s because of the …

Creative Commons

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Self-help

Thinking Can Enhance Self-Control—in Eating and Elsewhere

In December 2014, a series of provocative studies appeared in <i>Science</i>. The finding is still shocking today: imagine eating a food, over and over and …

7 Powerful Words That Instantly Get You What You Want

There are words and then there are powerful words, words that get you what you want when you want it.<p>Many of us dream of being magically persuasive, to be able to enlist our co-worker to help us, our team member to support us, and our partner to listen to us.<p>If you know the right words, you can …

Self-improvement

Beautiful Bird Sculptures Crafted Out of Shiny Recycled Kitchen Utensils

Concerned about effect of trash upon the environment, the Indonesian company Evoware has turned to the plentiful and sustainable resource of seaweed …

7 Camera Apps Better Than the One on Your Phone

You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don’t have to stick with the tool Apple or Google (or …

How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions: Jedi Mind Tricks from Daniel H. Pink

So let me give you a hypothetical. Suppose that you're a parent and you have a daughter, say a teenage daughter, whose room is an absolute mess. It …

Undrafted Free Agent Signings Tracker

The Cowboys had nine undrafted free agents on their roster starting at least one game in 2015: Tony Romo, Barry Church, La'el Collins, Ronald Leary, …

Traditional Goal-Setting Doesn't Work Anymore. Try This Instead

Your success in life is more about the conditions your create around yourself than your internal resolve.<p>Do your goals ever feel impossible?<p>Like, it doesn't matter how hard you work, you don't get much closer?<p>If you're like most people, when you're not getting the results you want, you increase …

Motivation

The 5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg explains a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This cycle, known as …

The New England Journal of Medicine

5 Steps to Generating More Than $1 Billion in Sales Through Facebook Advertising

Here are some key marketing insights from a Facebook Advertising wizard.<p>Those developing a business plan are forced to ask themselves the same basic question over and over again: <i>who is my target customer?</i><p>This question haunts the dreams of many savvy entrepreneurs, who pore over data to better …

How To Tell Stories Like TED Speakers

Would you like the secret to delivering a speech that is as powerful as a TED talk?<p>Akash Karia studied over 200 of the most popular TED talks for his book, <i>TED Talks Storytelling</i>. He analyzed the structure, message and delivery of each speech. What he discovered was that the “magic ingredient” that …

Public Speaking

7 Weird Things You Do, Explained By Science

Your brain has a lot to answer for.