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Perception Scientist Defines Reality in 6 Words in Reddit AMA

In Marvel’s <i>Dr. Strange</i>, Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular arrogant genius has his mind blown when the Ancient One shows him the world beyond his senses. …

This artist uses amazing Photoshop skill to transfer his subjects wherever they want to be

There are not many photographers left who don’t use Photoshop. Sometimes it’s just a tool for small enhancements, and sometimes it’s used to create a …

Stanford professors created a simple tool to use when you hate your job but don't know what to do instead

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans call this all-too-common quandary being "stuck." And the best way to get "unstuck," they say, is to create a <b>mind map</b>.<p>Together, Burnett and Evans teach a course called "Designing Your Life" at Stanford University's design program; in 2016, they published a book by the …

Stanford University

Starting from Scratch: Becoming a Photographer in Your 30s

You’ve probably seen photographer Sean Tucker‘s work around, on <i>PetaPixel</i> if nowhere else, but did you know he didn’t start his photographic journey …

GET LIT

How To Get Your Fire Back<p>I mean no disrespect…<p>But the fact is, you and me... we aren't "free men."<p>You and I…<p>We are the Modern Slave.<p>We are the men …

Making a Living Online: How to Earn an Honest Income With Blogging

The world of making a living online with blogging often has a stigma attached to it. This is a sad, but true fact. It continues to be fueled by …

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

A Japanese Technique for Overcoming Laziness

At the heart of this method is the idea that a person should practice doing something for a single minute, every day at the same time.<p>Almost all of …

The photographer who immortalized Hong Kong's cool - CNN Style

Written by By Wilfred Chan, for CNNHong Kong<p>Few artists are lucky enough to work for legendary Hong Kong film director Wong Kar Wai. Even fewer are brave enough to defy him.<p>Wing Shya has done both. The first time he worked as Wong's exclusive set photographer, he became so entranced by scenes that …

The music theory principle that unifies 2016’s radio hits

To understand this year’s Top 40, you need to understand ambiguous key centers.<p>Every year, the songs that become staples on the American Top 40 charts have a tone. In 2008, that tone was pure optimism, with songs like Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly.” In 2015, the songs …

Xuebing Du Photography

Dreamlike landscapes and detailed shots of vegetation and urban surroundings by Xuebing Du.Xuebing Du is the name of a young, talented designer and …

Photography

Our Brains Shouldn't Like the "Christmassy" Chord in Holiday Pop

The most beloved Christmas songs are often the jazziest. Holiday mainstays like “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” and even Mariah Carey’s “All …

How To Become A Professional Blogger

You’ve got about three years in your current gig, and you love it. But you are reminded every now and then that there is greener grass somewhere. You …

Employment

4 Tips for When Anxiety and Depression Have Snuffed Out Your Creativity

November was National Novel Writing Month.<p><i>I didn’t type a single word.</i><p>After this year’s election, the loss of a loved one and a myriad of horrible …

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

What Trump Can Teach Reason-Loving Smart Folks

1. Like him or loathe him, Trump can teach us much. Especially smart folk enthralled by an unempirical faith in logic.<p>2. Simon Schama calls Trump’s …

5 Most Powerful Ways to Develop Mental Strength

How to Develop Mental Strength?<p>The mental strength is the ability of the mind to become flexible according to all life circumstances by remaining …

Self-improvement

Music theory for musicians (and normal people), in 50 genius graphics

16 September 2016, 20:45<p>Get to know the rudiments of music in infographic form, thanks to these beauties...<p>Put down those dusty music theory books! …

The Brain Bro

Forget Adderall. Forget Provigil. Eric Matzner says his nootropics will make your brain sharper in weeks.<p>It was 7 p.m. on a Thursday, and Eric Matzner had gathered a group of bio-hackers and futurists in a bright room in San Francisco’s Mission District for an invite-only Meetup. The event promised …

Musician Producer Techniques: How To Boost Creativity and Focus

Chances are that if you’re reading AskAudio, you have access to music production technology on your computer that would have cost hundreds of …

Music Theory Tutorial: 3 Kinds of Minor Scales

The <b>major scale</b> is not very difficult to understand. The pattern is, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, and half …

Unbelievable Shots Of A Photographic Exhibition Under The Sea

“Andreas Frank” Austrian photographer to set up his exhibition, like the legendary Atlantis underwater world created to see to it must be equipped …

How Does Intuition Work?

Humans love a good battle. Red versus blue. Religion versus spirituality. Yankees versus Red Sox. Being a champion implies someone need to finish …

Spirituality

6 steps to creating a perfect layered bass sound

<b>The judicious use of layering is the key to many sounds in electronic music, but particularly bass, where the shape, character and dynamics of a solo</b> …

Music Production

5 Steps to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You

You're reading 5 Steps to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Achieving your Goal in 100 Days with John Lee Dumas

<b>Remember that feeling - the first time you set an important goal?</b><p>You were full of passion and determination. You began with the conviction that yes - you CAN.<p>But you know how the story usually goes.<p>Life happens. You have too many things to juggle and too little time. Or, you procrastinate, putting …

If You Have Many Different Sides, You Might Have A Creative Brain, Here's Why

“If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action …

Creativity