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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

3 Questions You Must Answer to Overcome Your Fears

People who seem fearless have gained control over their thoughts and feelings toward their fears.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To succeed in business, you need to overcome your fears. These fears can include the fear of failure and concern about treading into the …

Mom's Healthy Toddler Meals Look Instagram-Worthy, but Are Actually So Easy, They Don't Even Require Cooking

I used to get so excited for meals . . . and then I had a toddler. I soon realized that those early months of my baby gleefully eating every spoonful of pureed kale (and me thinking I'd heroically and effortlessly solved childhood nutrition) was the true "phase" and that what followed was the norm. …

Mom Shares Photo Her Daughter Took of Their Messy Living Room for One Powerful Reason

Esther Anderson — a stay-at-home mom to two littles, blogger, and all-around extraordinary woman behind the page, Story of this Life — has a way of …

5 Things Everyone Must Understand About Verbal Abuse

The most maddening—and the most common—response I get when I write about the daughters and sons of unloving mothers is that people point out that the …

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Aerobic exercise: 'A maintenance program for the brain'

A new study finds that aerobic exercise slows down decreasing brain size in older age, helping to maintain cognitive function.<p>Aerobic exercise is a …

Palettes of the Masters: Gauguin

A look at the colors the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin used.<p>If you’ve never been to a spot in the world where the colors around you change …

The Elegant Mathematics of Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci’s Most Famous Drawing: An Animated Introduction

Nearly 500 years after his death, we still admire Leonardo da Vinci's many and varied accomplishments in painting, sculpture, architecture, science, …

Ballet Rotoscope, Animated Geometric Lines Illustrate the Graceful Movements of a Ballet Dancer

“Ballet Rotoscope” is a short experimental film by Masahiko Sato and EUPHRATES that very cleverly uses the foundations of rotoscoping to illustrate …

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Papua New Guinea

The Top 3 Personality Traits of Wildly Successful People | Inc.com

Throughout my work helping A-list actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, politicians, world leaders to launch their careers and effect maximum change in their audiences, I've witnessed many clients crash and burn as a result of self-destructive and self-sabotaging behavior.<p>When people think of …

13 Things Girls Should Never Do

These days, we're so busy telling our daughters all the things they can do that we don't stop to think about the things they shouldn't. Toni Hammer, …

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

5 things I had to give up to be successful

An uncomfortable but powerful truth that took most of my 20s to internalize: There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life. No matter …

Motivation

The Secret to Happiness Is Just Love

“ ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you.’ ”<p>In 1922 Margery Williams tackled a particularly complex …

Cindy Sherman Just Made Her Instagram Account Public and It’s Amazing

Art World<p>The artist quietly made her account public, raising the question: can her posts be considered new work?<p>,<p>Before the age of social media and …

Fine Art

Want to Accomplish More in Less Time? 9 Things the Most Effective People Always Do | Inc.com

Some people are highly efficient. They get things done. They consistently check items off their to-do lists. They're extremely busy -- but are they accomplishing what matters most?<p>Highly effective people are highly efficient, but they take their effort to the next level: They focus on accomplishing …

Self-improvement

Tech firms are forgetting about STEM and focusing on STEAM

It was recently thought that four subjects alone could spur innovation by bringing order and logic to creative thinking: Science, technology, engineering, and math—fields known to much of the modern world by their acronym STEM. But STEM is already passé.<p>A new acronym has come to the fore, pioneered …

Leonardo Da Vinci

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult | Inc.com

We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, even those we care about may use them when they feel slighted or threatened.<p>Of course, we shouldn't discount all critical …

Demonstration

3 Creative Problem Solving Strategies You Should Steal from the MoMa | Inc.com

The most unique thing about the player was that it went beyond the functional "press one to play the patter about the art piece" feature and instead created an interactive experience from the start with such features as emailing yourself links which recap your visit for the day and copies of audio …

Creativity

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

For me, at least, terror became inspiration. I’ve never forgotten him.<p>In education there’s a lot of talk about standards, curriculum, and …

Leonora Carrington, the surrealist storytelling genius you've never heard of

Painter and storyteller Leonora Carrington was the kind of wild, visionary character who ought to be emblazoned on our cultural memory. Instead, she's almost invariably relegated to footnote status, as a muse to Max Ernst and the Surrealists, a marginal figure in the grand narratives of other …

Books

Over 200 free art books released online by the Guggenheim

Enough art books to rival any expensive school have been archived online by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. And best of all, it’s all available to download for free.<p>Over 200 books have been added to the online catalogue, including works exploring the art of Kandinsky, Holzer, Lichtenstein, …

Art

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2pm on Saturdays and spending all their …

Your no-fail guide to using sage to clear your home

For thousands of years, cultures around the world have believed that a person’s energy is like perfume—once you come in contact with someone else’s …

Ask Ethan: Is There Any Such Thing As Pure Energy?

Energy plays a tremendous role, not only in our technology-rich daily lives, but in fundamental physics as well. The chemical energy stored in gasoline gets converted into kinetic energy that propels our vehicles, while the electrical energy from our power planets gets converted into light, heat …

Physics

New Study Suggests Our Understanding of Brain Cells Is Flawed, And Here's Why

Our neurons could be 10 times more active than we thought.<p>A new study has found evidence that a section of our neurons, called the dendrites, aren't …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

You Need to Give Up These Toxic Habits If You Want to Be Exceptionally Successful

<b>These common habits are standing in the way of your</b> <b>ultimate success.</b><p>The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine (I’ve even written about quite a few myself) but what about bad habits?<p>Whether it’s finally dragging ourselves to the gym or writing daily, we tend to shift our …