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Instant Authority: 5 Strategies for Launching a Personal Brand from Nothing

Building a good reputation and personal brand doesn’t happen overnight. People like Seth Godin, Brian Solis, and Neil Patel didn’t suddenly find …

Marketing

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Stop Procrastinating! 10 Inspiring Quotes to Motivate You

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." – Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>Why do we procrastinate? It depends – not just on …

Women fall in love more easily with men who are good storytellers

Everyone loves a good story, but can a good story lead to love?<p>Storytelling is a fundamental form of communication, and research has demonstrated the power of narratives to change minds and influence behavior.<p>For example, personal narratives are often used in advertising and health campaigns, and …

Psychology

A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

This poem about heartbreak has gone viral, but the poet’s response will restore your faith in love

*wipes away tears*<p>A 22-year-old poet from Ohio known only as Taylor has written a poem about how painful love can be, and the internet is going crazy …

Relationships

Google's 360-degree monster short is the future of movies

Teased in trailers last month, Google has finally posted the full video of its epic 360-degree short monster movie <i>Help</i> on YouTube.<p>Directed by Justin …

12 Nature Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

You can learn so much without ever leaving your couch.<p>Binge-watching comic-book shows and savoring prestige dramas are fine pastimes, but sometimes you need to sit back, relax, and look at animals walking around in scenic vistas. If you pay close attention, you might even learn a weird fact about …

Aeropostale has been banking on this YouTube star to save it from the grave

Sales have been down quarter after quarter. For the most recent quarter, comparable sales were down 6.7% compared to this time last year. Net sales were down 16.1%.<p>Aeropostale had a bad year as it stands. Comparable sales for all of fiscal 2015 were down 8.6%, and net sales for all of fiscal 2015 …

The Top 20 Nature Photos on 500px So Far this Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Photography

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Check Out Ben Carson’s Response When Atheist Asks What Role Faith Will Play in a Carson Presidency

During a town hall meeting in Iowa Friday, Republican presidential contender Ben Carson was asked what role his faith would play in his administration. What made the moment unique might not have been the question itself, but the voter who asked it — an atheist.<p>“I’m an atheist voter; I’m not planted …

Government

'The Revenant' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki shares Instagram pics and memories from making the film

Even those who didn't embrace "The Revenant," Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brutal frontier story of survival, surely will concede that the movie's images are stunning — and, as captured by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and his crew, are a must to experience on the big screen. But if …

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

Creative Writing

Singaporean artist quit his job, then went off to sketch the world

When James Tan turned 40, he quit his job, enlisted his wife and went off to sketch the world.<p>The couple bought a one-way ticket to Taiwan and went …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books

The best photographs of 2015 – in pictures

<b>Syrian refugees gather at a supply truck</b><br>Espen Rasmussen/VG/Panos<p><b>20 June</b> I was in Akçakale on the Turkish side of the border with Syria <i>(above)</i> this summer, photographing migrants for the Norwegian newspaper VG. The border was closed and nothing much was going on, until a van stopped and volunteers …

Maria Sharapova

What’s the secret of good writing?

I first encountered Robert Boice’s name about three years ago, somewhere online; after that, it started popping up every other month. Boice, I learned, was a US psychologist who’d cracked the secret of how to write painlessly and productively. Years ago, he’d recorded this wisdom in a book, now out …

Creative Writing

Where All Your Creativity Went And How To Get It Back

We’re coaxed out of creative, big-picture thinking from a very young age. Here’s how to get it back.<p>This week I got a call from my son’s school, informing me that he’d thrown a chair. He’s four years old.<p>He hadn’t hurt anyone, and he’s never done a thing like this before. He was chastened, but his …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man's Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more—the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

New Horizons probe beams back sharpest ever images of Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned the sharpest pictures of Pluto to date, taken during the probe’s historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.<p>The images released by the US space agency on Friday show details of Pluto’s surface, including mountains, craters and ice fields, at a resolution …

Solar System

Here's How To Actually Study For All Your Finals

It's OK, you can put off studying a little longer to read this.<p>But let's skip the introduction. You're here for tips. Here they are.

Productivity

The 20 photographs of the week

The Paris climate summit, Europe’s refugee crisis, Beatles fans in Mexico – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

The Beatles

This Short Film Was Made with 2 Stationary Bikes and 1,800 Long Exposure Photos

“Un Petit Tour Dans Paris” is a new 1.5-minute short film by French director Maxime Baudin.<p>“In a splendid and romantic Paris, while everything is …

10 Practical Tips for Fighting G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

I am addicted to G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I always want to buy new stuff — the newest iPad (Epic), cars (Mustang), phone (iPhone 6s or …

How Photography Saved My Life After I Lost the Love of My Life

My name is Fernando Krasovitzky, and I’m a nature and landscape photographer based in Miami, Florida. My story is one of tragedy followed by good …

Ten of the most badass upcoming documentaries

A lot of great documentaries have come out this year. <i>Dior and I</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>. While they’ll undoubtedly go on to land award season nods or at least a Netflix playback, there are thousands more underdogs toiling to be seen. All of the documentaries mentioned below will be, rather …

Kurt Cobain