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How directed daydreaming helps your creativity

Credit: Unsplash<p>Writers often come up with their best ideas when doing something other than writing.<p>Agatha Christie used to mull over her murderous plot lines eating apples in the bath while Dickens spent hours each day strolling around London. So if you can’t crack that darned second act – what’s …

The Best Whiskey Cocktails for Fall

Make good use of your liquor cabinet with these recipes.<p>A drop in temperature pairs deliciously well with a deep, smoky whiskey. Whether it's Irish, Scotch, bourbon, or rye, these whiskey cocktail recipes will carry you through the change in weather and make good use of your liquor cabinet.

Cocktails

Education is broken — but this entrepreneur has a stunningly simple idea to fix it

Salman Khan, also a founder of the free education resource Khan Academy, says we force students to move ahead when they aren't ready.<p>But he has a solution.<p>"We shouldn't drag everyone around at the same pace," Khan told the audience. Instead, he says, we should take inspiration from martial arts …

Education

11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Mira Modi Is About to Make Your Digital Life Way More Secure

Most people rely on passwords that are unsafe, easily guessable and just plain lazy — but it doesn't have to be this way. Generating a secure …

Information Systems

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

Anger Management

101 KickAss Motivational Quotes To Get Your Employees Pumped Up — Prisoner Of Class

When do you need Motivational Quotes For Employees?<p>Your last product launch was a disaster, and the media is on your back. There are reports that …

Motivation

21 Powerful Short Books To Change Your Mindset And Improve Your Life

Summer’s here, and what better time is there to grab some short self care books to read and improve your life? Get outside, even if it’s just to a …

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Elon Musk

9 simple cooking hacks that will make you feel like an expert chef

A quality knife stays sharper longer, cuts better, and helps you save you money because it lasts forever. It's considered an investment for a reason.<p>But if you're stuck with a dull knife, simply stroke the blade against the exposed, unpolished ceramic bottom and voilà, your knife is ready for …

Hacking

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New Jersey

Every single new movie and TV show coming to Netflix in August

Netflix subscribers, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Each and every month, Netflix adds dozens of new titles to its catalog of movies and TV …

Entertainment

Obama paid a high price to get Turkey to fight ISIS

The Obama administration has long tried to persuade the Islamic government of RecipTayip Erdoğan to get into the fray, but the vital question still needs to be asked: Is this "game-changer," as one U.S. official calls it, a good thing or a bad thing?<p>There's no simple answer, but on balance, this …

Middle East

Tough Fitness Challenges That Test Your Strength and Mobility

But I also like physical trials that have additional benefits beyond just kicking your ass. Below are two such challenges: the z-press test and the bodyweight squat test.<p>They not only challenge you physically and mentally, but they also improve your mobility and shoulders and hips, and increase …

8 Netflix Documentaries You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and learn something new. Here are eight Netflix documentaries that you definitely don’t want to miss.<p><b>1.</b> …

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

Jet, a buzzy startup that raised $225 million to take on Amazon, just officially launched

Jet.com, which has raised $225 million to take on Amazon, officially launched Tuesday after welcoming beta testers in April.<p>The site promises to offer prices that are 10-to-15% lower than anywhere else.<p>Products start at about 8% cheaper right-off-the-bat, but the site then offers additional …

eCommerce

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

A startup founder reportedly jumped to her death from the top of New York City rooftop bar 230 Fifth

Faigy Mayer, who was 29 years old, was the founder and CEO of Appton, a New York-based app-development startup.<p>Mayer had developed a number of iOS apps, including NYCTips, a New York restaurant tip calculator, a parking app called Carma, and an app called ExpenseTracker, according to her LinkedIn …

New York City

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

Emotional Obama decries mass gun violence in America

President Barack Obama stood righteous, angry and powerless on Thursday as he responded to yet another mass killing by a gunman in America.<p>“I have had to make statements like this too many times,” Obama said, pausing with emotion, referring to similar statements of grief following at least 14 mass …

Guns

That time 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai left Jon Stewart speechless with a comment about pacificism

Pakistani activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is scheduled to appear on the Daily Show on June 18th, 2015. It is the second time she has appeared on the show.<p>Yousafzai's first appearance, back in 2013, was exceptionally memorable. She appeared on the show just days ahead of …

Pakistan

19 Bad Habits You Should Drop Before You Turn 30

Baby, it's time to let go of that bad blood.

Centers for Disease Control

Fully dressed and preserved 350-year-old corpse of French noblewoman found

17th century widow Louise de Quengo, wearing her shoes and cap, was found along with heart of her husband in lead coffin<p>French archaeologists have uncovered the well-preserved body of a noblewoman who died 350 years ago – along with the clothes in which she was buried, including her cap and shoes, …

Archaeology

The Internet’s Best Reactions To Shia LaBeouf’s Motivational Video

Everyone’s favorite child star (and actual cannibal) Shia LaBeouf is an internet meme again with a green screen and three words: “Just Do It.”<p>The original video was a project by students at Central Saint Martins BA Fine Arts program titled <i>#Introductions</i>. They filmed a series of short segments with …

The 20 Creepiest Things You Can Whisper In Someone's Ear When Giving Them A Hug

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their success. They understand that their success …

4 of the Best Tips I've Heard About Raising Money | Inc.com

Advice on raising money is everywhere. Lots of people are willing to tell you how much you should raise, and where you should spend it. Getting those people to actually write you checks is a different story. The advice also seems to change depending on market conditions, and for good reasons. When …

Venture Capital

The Costs to Your Health When You Stop Exercising

6 Ways Your Health Suffers When You Stop Working Out<p>Hitting pause on your workout plan can do more than just make you paunchy<p>Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect—sometimes almost immediately.<p>Experts call this phenomenon …

How to Calculate the Value of Your Time | Inc.com

A few years ago, my company ShortStack moved into a new office. Instead of paying movers to transport our things from the old place to the new one, my employees and I took the afternoon off to do the job ourselves. At the time, I thought this made the most sense: use the resources we already had to …

Employment