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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

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Immune System

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Myth of Wealthy Men and Beautiful Women

Similarity and companionship are the currency of attraction, for better or worse.<p>In one illustrious study of love (“human sexual selection”) in 1986, psychologists David Buss and Michael Barnes asked people to rank 76 characteristics: What do you value most in a potential mate?<p>The winner wasn’t …

“Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” Chapter One of E.J.Levy’s HOW TO COOK AN ELK

I have no photograph of my mother cooking, but when I recall my childhood this is how I picture<br>her: standing in the kitchen of our suburban ranch …

Tempest In a Test Tube: Jason Patric’s Brutal Custody Battle

“Hey, everybody,” says actor Jason Patric, an earnest, welcoming expression on his face, in a promotional video for Stand Up for Gus, his new …

Wrong Answer

In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.<p>One afternoon in the spring of 2006, Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. It was the week before his students took the Criterion-Referenced …

Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>Dry rosé wine and lemon soda complement the citrusy flavor of bittersweet Campari, making for a beautifully vibrant summer cocktail.

Creamy (vegan!) Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 mins<br>• Cook Time: 35 mins<br>• Total Time: 55 minutes<br>• Yield: 4 servings<br>• Category: Entree<br>• Cuisine: Italian<p>★★★★★<p>4.6 from 66 …

English Muffin Bread

A few years ago I told my friend Sandra that I thought she should be selling toast, that it would be the Next Big Thing. I like to think that I was …

Angel Food Layer Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Grapefruit Syrup

<b>grapefruit syrup</b><br>Combine the juice and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk constantly so the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer the juice …

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Did You Know? 18 of Our Smartest, Most Surprising Kitchen Tips

We're major fans of anything that makes life better in the kitchen, be it a smart organizing trick or, as is the case here, a few genius cooking tips …

Kitchens

'There are patterns in the language that are the language of suicide'

Back in the 1970s, as part of his own research, Shneidman asked a group of men at a union hall, “If you were going to commit suicide, what would you …

Phoenix To Self: 'Why Am I Talking About This? ... Joaquin, Shut Up'

<b>Listen · 45:45</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Joaquin Phoenix started his acting career in 1982, when he was about 8, on an episode of the TV series <i>Seven Brides For Seven Brothers</i>. (His brother, the late River Phoenix, was a regular in the series.) He tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that he still …

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love | WIRED

With that, he created two profiles, one with a photo of him rock climbing and the other of him playing guitar at a music gig. “Regardless of future …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle and Readmill users, you can also get them as a Readlist.<p>Leslie Jamison | The Believer | February 3, …

There Are Three Types of People Who Can Afford to Write Books

Several editors, agents, and authors told me that the money for serious fiction and nonfiction has eroded dramatically in recent years; advances on …

‘The Millionaire Couple Who Will End Divorce’ Says Three Things Will Keep Your Marriage Intact

Harville and Helen take turns talking and clicking through a PowerPoint that includes slides in both English and Spanish. Helen explains that half …

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This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life

The project, which began in 1938, has followed 268 Harvard undergraduate men for 75 years, measuring an astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits — from personality type to IQ to drinking habits to family relationships to "hanging length of his scrotum"—in an effort …

Psychology

Here's The Measly Amount Bill Murray Made For 'Rushmore' Because He's Awesome

From "The Royal Tenenbaums" to "Moonrise Kingdom," Murray has appeared in every single one of Wes Anderson's films, with the exception of Anderson's first film, "Bottle Rocket," in 1996.<p>But taking a chance on starring in 1998's "Rushmore" — Anderson's second feature film ever — has paid off for …

Bill Murray

Drinking With Your Eyes: How Wine Labels Trick Us Into Buying

We're all guilty of it. Even if we don't want to admit it, we've all been suckered into grabbing a bottle of wine off the grocery store shelf just because of what's on the label. Seriously, who can resist the "see no evil" monkeys on a bottle of Pinot Evil?<p>But the tricks that get us to buy a $9 …