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Europe DIRT CHEAP with discount carriers

Tickets to Europe are currently being offered at rock bottom prices from discount carrier Wow Air, with flights to Europe starting at $70 one-way …

Scientists finally figured out why you get goosebumps when you hear your favourite song

If so, you're not alone. And researchers think they've figured out why it happens. When you have intense emotions towards something, adrenaline is released and races through your body. Goosebumps are your body's biological response to that.<p>It's basically another factor of the fight-or-flight …

The Brain

‘Shark Tank’ investor Chris Sacca calls this 15-year old founder who works 130 hours a week ‘pure hustle’

But if you're Stefan Stokic, a 15-year old high school sophomore from Jackson, Mississippi, that's part of your every day language — and perhaps, the idea for a future rocketship startup.<p>In fact, Stokic already has a startup called Slik, cofounded by fellow 14-year old student Soroush Ghodsi, and …

Venture Capital

7 Hacks Guaranteed to get you Killer deals on Airfare

Shares 559<p>Buying flights at full fare is a thing of the past. Now-a-days with so many error fares, booking engines which let you search for months …

11 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eleven of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them. Here's what we learned.<p>1. …

Psychology

Four Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Self-improvement

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

Inspiration

Beginner's Guide to HTML and CSS

When you write HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) you are telling a browser what should appear on a page. CSS (Cascading Stylesheets), on the other …

Warum man mit Kindern reisen sollte

Es gibt Menschen, die unheimlich gerne reisen. So jemand bin ich. Ich würde gerne noch viel mehr reisen, aber ich bin an die Schulferien meines …

3 Proven Ways Highly Successful People Get Motivated in Life

How Highly Successful People Get Motivated Themselves?<p>In my teen ages, I used to read the biographies of the highly successful and great people who …

Motivation

Opinion: How to buy low and sell really high in the stock market

Investors tend to chase performance, flocking to stocks that have posted the best recent performance. But that strategy can easily backfire.<p>Hot …

Top 20+ Smartest People Who Ever Lived

Making a list of the smartest people who ever lived may not be a smart thing to do. After all, intelligence can be measured in a variety of different …

William Shakespeare

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

The 10 Coolest Jobs You Can Get By Learning a Foreign Language

Knowing a foreign language can help you in many aspects of your life, including travel, family connection, and even mental health. But did you know …

Language Learning

15 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Studied A Foreign Language

If you studied a foreign language, here are some things that you'll immediately be able to relate to.

Language

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Consciousness

The language rules we know – but don’t know we know

Mark Forsyth tasted internet fame this week when a passage from a book he wrote went viral. He explains more language secrets that native speakers know without knowing.<p>Over the weekend, I happened to go viral. Or rather a single paragraph from a book I wrote called The Elements of Eloquence went …

Language

The 6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used To Boost Creativity! - David Avocado Wolfe

Shares 36<p>Even a seemingly calm brain can be an incredibly busy place. <i></i>It’s only really through meditation that we learn to work with – not change – …

Meditation

How to Increase Your Creativity Using 5 Simple Words

Here is a simple trick that will let you measure how creative you are and increase your creativity as an individual and as a boss. All you have to do is record yourself and watch for this.<p>It's simple. There are five three-letter words that creative people use more than anyone else. If you use these …

Creativity

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-improvement

The Dark Knight: Heath Ledger's Joker greatest villain in video essay

There’ve been many cinematic iterations of the Joker, including Jared Leto in <i>Suicide Squad</i>, but a fan-made video essay on <i>The Dark Knight</i> explains why …

What is Film and How it Works

Film has been around for well over a century. It’s by far the most used medium in terms of the length of time it has been in use and the sheer volume …

The CEO of $3.8 billion Slack has a smart idea to help people get off work early

It's why one of Slack's internal mantras is "work hard, go home."<p>"The most productive employees from my experience are those who go home at 5:30 p.m. but are hyperfocused at work," Butterfield said at a press gathering on Friday. "People can only think really hard for six to eight hours a day."<p>But …

Chatbots

You Have a Plan B? Science Says That's a Really Bad Idea

You're just being rational, right? Perhaps you shouldn't be.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're a lot more sensible than I am.<p>You look ahead and plan out the beautiful trajectory of your career.<p>You know where you want to be …

This is How I Invest My Retirement Money

Vanguard just closed its most popular dividend fund to new money. If you’re not already in, I’m afraid you’re out of luck.<p>But I’ve got a backdoor way …

Investing

Twitter's First Investor Says This Is How He Spots High-Potential Founders

placeholderThe most successful entrepreneurs are actually a little bit naughty.<p><i>How do angels and VCs gauge the potential of founders? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Maples, Founding</b> …