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Two Introverts Raising an Extrovert

<i>Images and text by Gabrielle.</i><p>Well, it’s been almost a year since I posted an Ask Design Mom question, but when I shared my 9 year blog anniversary …

Canon's new $30,000 video camera can see where you can't

Canon is already competing with the Arri Alexa and Red cameras of the world, but it's about to take this one step further. Meet the ME20F-SH, a high-end video shooter that features a sleek, subtle and somewhat compact design. Most importantly, Canon's new camera can deliver an ISO equivalent of …

How to separate learning myths from reality

Misconceptions about the brain are embedded in corporate training programs and could be sabotaging their effectiveness. Companies should reevaluate …

Employment

Kindle Unlimited Thoughts

Like everyone else in KDP Select, I've been paying attention to my Kindle Unlimited page reads.<br>When the new accounting began at the beginning of this …

Writing

5 Yoga Poses To Boost Your Energy

Tired? We hear you. And yoga can help. Kundalini, or the science of breath and angles, teaches you to avoid traditional static poses to awaken cosmic energy believed to be dormant in all of us. The following 5 yoga poses from Anna Getty, an instructor at Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles and …

6 self-editing tips to strengthen your writing

<i>Editor's note: This was one of the top viewed stories of 2015. We're rerunning it as part of a look back at the articles that captivated our readers</i> …

Creative Writing

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Tony the Tiger shoots dentist while on holiday in Minnesota

<b>Popular cereal mascot, Tony the Tiger, relaxed on holiday this week by shooting a dentist in the face with a crossbow.</b><p>The face of the nation’s …

Americans Kill Hundreds Of Lions Each Year, For Fun

The needless killing of a famed African lion named Cecil by a dentist from Minnesota has sent shockwaves across the globe. But what's more alarming …

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain

“One day I woke up and realized I didn’t have a life.”<p>That’s how neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki begins her new book, <i>Healthy Brain</i>, <i>Happy Life</i>. Then, with …

Can’t Lose Weight? Fitness Experts Explain Why

From foot tapping and gum popping to obnoxious laughs and pen clicking, everyone has their own set of pet peeves—personal trainers included. But …

Vault startup uses AI to predict Hollywood film hits and flops

Vault<p>There’s a lot of literature that claims a successful Hollywood script can be broken down into a formula.<p>The most famous is the screenplay guide <i>Save the Cat!</i> by guru Blake Snyder, which has swept through the screenwriting world with its minute-by-minute formula for how to wow the audience.<p>Now …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Science-Based Practices for Daily Happiness

Most people I’ve met, if not all, would try like to be happy. There are all kinds of books on happiness, courses on happiness, and documentaries on …

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

7 More Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Sometimes you sit down to a difficult task and find yourself flying through it, solving problems with aplomb, and coming up with new and creative approaches. Other times, you can’t seem to get off square one. You can’t find any solutions to problems. Getting anything done is an impossible chore.<p>If …

Sleep

23 introverts who became extremely successful

Some people look at those they consider introverted and toss out all kinds of hyperbole, such as, "they are so shy they would not being able to deliver a speech in a public," or "she is so shy and introverted she does not like people all."<p>However, these almost prejudicial overstatements are rarely …

Behavioral Sciences

The Human Mind is a Wonderful Masterpiece, But Can Also be a Dangerous Master

The Human Mind is a wonderful masterpiece that has immense potentials. Most of the potentials, however, remain unused at most people, since it is not …

How the world’s greatest artists broke through their creative block

In 1951, Jackson Pollock was at his peak. A landmark 1949 article in Lifemagazine had asked whether he was “the greatest living painter in the United States”—yet he was struggling with his fame and sank into alcoholism and depression. The resulting paintings from that period, the “Black Pourings,” …

Art

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Common Writing Errors

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It …

Linguistics

This is Amazon's latest big move to get you hooked on Prime

As the fanfare surrounding Amazon Prime Day dies down, there’s more news from the e-commerce giant that may have gone unnoticed: It’s been quietly …

eCommerce

NYPD Assaults 11-Year-Old in the Bronx -- On Video

Now that the City of New York has settled the Eric Garner case for almost $6 million, we owe a debt of thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer for taking responsibility for the racially-disparate police misconduct which has plagued our communities of color for so long. By …

Justice

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

Happiness

Get Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Who We Are, the Trap of Language, and the Necessity of Mind-Body Education

“In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.”<p><b>Aldous Huxley</b> endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong …

Burgers

The fate of the $26m scripts Joe Eszterhas sold in the 90s

By the end of the 1990s, the screenwriting career of Joe Eszterhas was in sharp decline. His hyped Hollywood satire, <i>Burn Hollywood Burn: An Alan</i> …

Box Office

What Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Says About You (According To Actual Science)

Short answer: It means absolutely nothing.<p>For those of you who want a little more information, here we go. The Myers-Briggs is an invalidated …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Inc.com

Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."<p>2. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."<p>3. "That's been one of my mantras -- …

Motivation