Garrett O. Thomas

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A regular guy's guide to improving your life with simple mindfulness habits

These range from the mental (daily meditation) to the physical (no zero workout days), the predictable (quitting TV) to the bizarre (Wim Hof breathing and cold water methods).<p>Many focused on mindfulness - being more present, more aware, and more objective.<p>I wanted to identify which behaviors and …

Creative Routines

“We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has” and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead …

Creativity

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Comments Off on Picturing the Great Migration<p><i>This design essay is about the creation of two graphics for a SIGNIFICANCE magazine cover article. You</i> …

Data Visualization

9 Inspiring Books To Get You Back On Track When You're Lost

There comes a point in all our lives when we are completely lost. No matter what we do or how hard we try, nothing seems to work. There is confusion …

5 Body Language Tips You Need to Master | Inc.com

When meeting new people, we often spend a great deal of time rehearsing what to say. What will I talk about if the conversation stalls? Will I sound intelligent? What questions should I ask to keep the conversation going? While these are legitimate questions, it's worth noting that studies have …

Body Language

Unusual Road Trips for L.A.'s Most Intrepid Travelers

Start along the main highway, Ruta 3, which begins on the coast just north of Ensenada. Drive 30 minutes inland and the Ruta del Vino begins. Stay on …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Self-help

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA

Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to "program" how …

Podcast: Alden Mills, Inventor of Perfect Push-Up | The Art of Manliness

In today’s podcast I talk to Alden Mills, former Navy SEAL, inventor of the Perfect Push-Up, and author of the new book <i>Be Unstoppable: The 8</i> …

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

Batteries

We Finally Know Who’s Making Valve’s Virtual Reality Headset

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Shakeup at Google! Bradley Horowitz reportedly now running Google+

Bradley Horowitz, the vice president of product for Google+ since 2008, has reportedly been named the head of Google’s social network.<p>According to TechCrunch, Horowitz has replaced David Besbris, who has been in charge of Google+ for less than a year.<p>It’s not clear what Google’s plans are — the …

The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure

Samsung has done something very different with this year’s flagship – or different for Samsung, at least. The company that has long held on to the belief that it can produce top-tier hardware using plastics as the core component of device industrial design has switched to an all metal and glass …

Meerkat for iOS lets you live stream video to your Twitter followers

No, this is not an app livestreaming meerkats going about their day. It could be though. Meerkat for iOS lets you live stream video on Twitter in one click.<p>Once you’ve downloaded the app and found your good side, all you have to do is hit ‘stream’ and your video goes live instantly, showing up on …

Nokia knocks Net neutrality: Self-driving cars 'won't get the service you need'

Nokia's chief executive has raised concerns about Net neutrality because he thinks futuristic technologies like self-driving cars will be held back by a totally open system.<p>Speaking at industry gathering Mobile World Congress, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri looked to the future of the company following the …

Net Neutrality

IKEA furniture will soon be able to wirelessly charge your mobile device

BARCELONA — You'll soon be able to charge your mobile device directly on various pieces of IKEA furniture, from nightstands and desks to even the …

Mobile

How (and Why) to Ditch Dropbox and Sync Files with BitTorrent Sync

Dropbox (and similar cloud services) are awesome, but they don't give you that much control, security, or privacy over your files. If you want to …

Software

The Rising Trend of Male Cosmetic Surgery

November 19, 2014<p>Like it ? Share it:<p>Share it:<p>New statistics published by BAAPS suggest that there has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of …

Cosmetic Surgery

9 Reasons Biglaw Associates Should Adopt a Goal-Based Investment Strategy

Before you start putting money into the market, ask yourself one question: What exactly are you saving and investing for?<p>This is a serious moment of …

Passcode vs. Touch ID: A Legal Analysis

<i>[Ed. note: Jason Stern is a Criminal Defense Attorney in private practice in New York City]</i><p>8:34 am. A college professor receives a text message threatening to blow up the history building. The professor immediately contacts law enforcement, who trace the origin of the call to a student who lives …

Now even more shots of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s 1810mAh battery have leaked

Yesterday, we reported on purported photos of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s 2915mAh battery pack among other parts, and today, new clear shots of the 4.7-inch models have leaked. Photos of the smaller next-generation iPhone’s 1810mAh battery first hit the web in July, and these new photos add …

Review: How I transformed my workspace w/ LandingZone’s MacBook Pro Dock

Think of it as an iPhone-style dock for your MacBook. At home you might have several things plugged into your MacBook’s various ports (hard drives, USB products, speakers, etc), which means disconnecting and reconnecting everything each time you leave or return with your MacBook. With LandingZone, …

Vibrant Paintings of Minimalist Scenes Throughout Los Angeles

Inspired by the light and colors of Los Angeles, artist Bradley Hankey used a combination of influences from photography and painting to develop these minimalist scenes. To produce each unique painting, a collection entitled <i>#instalite #losangeles</i>, Hankey first photographed around L.A. and then used …

Scientists Discover Bones Of Prehistoric Animals In An Ancient Wyoming Cave

Scientists excavating an ancient U.S. cave believed to contain the remains of Ice Age mammals have discovered hundreds of bones of prehistoric …