Halle Wehmeyer

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Graphic Means, a documentary on the evolution of graphic design production, premieres this week

<i>Graphic Means</i>, a major new documentary charting the evolution of graphic design production, will premiere on 15 April 2017 at ByDesign film festival …

Spanking Can Lead To Distortion Of Personality, Study Finds

Do you want the best for your kid? Of course you do!<p>Boosting your kid’s learning ability and social skills in less than 20 minutes a day? That’s …

Meditation

29 Awesome First Date Ideas

29 Awesome First Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Sitting at a Bar<p>Tara Fuller<p>Why do first dates seem to be an endless cycle of grabbing drinks or …

Cotton Candy

This is one of the best gravitational waves explainers we've seen

In the distant reaches of the cosmos, two black holes collide and merge in a violent crash. We can't see it or feel it, but the shock of that …

Psychologists say this is the simplest way to get — and stay — happy

It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a result.<p>But that may be a harmful misconception, as science …

Happiness

20 HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE YOU SHOULD ADOPT IN 2017

<b>1. Forgive more.</b><p>The Buddha once said,<p><b>Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one</b> …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for August 11

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, the UK and USA are key consumers of drugs from online cryptomarkets, a new imaging technique allows gene expression …

20 Best Inspiring Vincent Van Gogh Quotes on Motivation

Who could have believed a person who had that variety of talent had lived a life of the unknowns and chased his dreams until his death?<p>Vincent Van …

Motivation

Are You Lacking Focus? This Easy Week-Long Ritual Can Help

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

21 Cheap Date Ideas

Some of the best ones are free.<p>Some dates are extremely formal: your best clothes, a swell restaurant, a show or concert, and a nightcap at a classy …

Comedy

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult—all …

Mindfulness

One Man Single-Handedly Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species In His Own Backyard

The California Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor hirsuta) is a locally rare butterfly within San Francisco. Now, thanks to California Academy of …

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Negative Energy - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

You can’t explain it, but you just haven’t felt “right” lately. You feel moody, exhausted, and drained. Negative energy is all around you. You’ve …

Can Personality Be Changed?

Psychologists have long debated how flexible someone’s “true” self is.<p>Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people’s goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extraverted, agreeable, …

Psychology

How Focusing On Your Mind And Body Can Be The Best Antidepressant

Eat well, feel well, be well<p>Two years ago, it made sense, to put it lightly, for me to go on antidepressants. I was in a rut, a miserable hole of self-loathing darkness with a sprinkling of social anxiety, and so my therapist suggested Wellbutrin. It helped; it gave me just enough energy to face …

7 ways successful people have better mindsets

It's interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others,especially if you yourself are aiming high.<p>What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels of success?<p>The answers are complex, of …

Self-improvement

20 Mid-Century Modern DIYs for Instant Style

You may *love* the vibrant colors and whimsical prints that define mid-century modern decor, but your wallet may not. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend big bucks to turn your home into a scene straight outta <i>Mad Men.</i> Rather than dishing out hundreds, consider these mid-century modern DIY hacks …

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Happiness

What A Relief To Know I Don't Need To Keep Working On Myself

<i>Seek without seeking, for what you hope to attain is already within you.</i> -- Sydney Banks<p>It was such a relief when I realized I did not have to keep working on myself and striving for self-improvement. I had been successful in many ways with an amazing husband, wonderful children, a successful …

Spirituality

As Others See Us

For me, as a woman, I often feel pressure to perform. How I look is ultimately part of that performance but that pressure is felt in many areas of my life and I'm sure others feel it too. Many women have volunteered their beautiful faces to be part of this project which I have titled 'As Others See …

25 Tips for Having Meaningful Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While technology has made it more convenient to keep in touch with the outside world, and even become re-acquainted with long-lost friends, it has also changed how we define relationships. Someone with 1,000 Facebook friends may think …

Self-help

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Dreamlike Paintings Feature Ethereal Women in Peaceful Friendship with Wild Animals

We first discovered self-taught artist Amy Sol in 2009, and she continues to dazzle us with her dreamy and delicate illustrations. Using an intuitive process, she reflects subjective themes to be interpreted by the viewer.<p>Sol experiments with mixed mediums—including acrylic and oil paint on wood, …

Art

This is What Happens to Your Brain When You Orgasm

It's basically like "OH HI THIS IS NICE AND FUN LET'S DO THIS AGAIN," but a bit more science-y.<p>We all know how we feel in ourselves when we orgasm (er, GREAT), but have you ever thought about the absolute fireworks that go off inside our brains when we reach climax?<p>If you have, you're in luck, …

7 mental tricks to stop worrying about what other people think

In fact, scientists in one study found that the reward center in people's brains was active when they were told that someone approved their taste in music.<p>It's only a problem when you're <i>consumed</i> by worries about your reputation — when every decision about what to wear, who to hang out with, and …

University of Exeter

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