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Test Your Creativity With This Simple Word Exercise

When I say “banana,” what’s the first verb that comes to mind? New research explores creativity using a noun/verb exercise.<p>Here’s a simple, non-invasive way to test your creativity. Have a friend give you a list of 10 nouns and then write down an interesting verb that relates to each. Move through …

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A Primer For Doctor Who’s ‘Day of the Doctor’ Episode

The BBC is simulcasting the 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' worldwide. Here's five things you should know about the milestone …

One Week After Typhoon, 'The Mood Here Is Very Desperate'

On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The 220,000 residents of Tacloban — and millions more across central and southern Philippines — were hunkered down one week ago as Typhoon Haiyan bore down on them.<p>A week later, "the mood …

Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC

For the last 10 years, I have been involved in researching the impact of meditation on health and well-being. This infographic summarized some of the …

11 Little Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

<i>Focus on what you don’t have and you will never have enough. Be thankful for what you do have and you will end up having even more.</i><p>It’s a vague …

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

9 Insights on Learning to Deal with Change, Challenges, and Pain

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>This year has been one of unprecedented …

6 Appealing Skills to Include on Your Resume When You Change Careers

So you picked a degree in a career field you thought you’d love, but a few years into the daily grind, you’re no longer feeling it. What can you do …

5 Time Management Techniques Worth Using

There's no magic pill you can take to manage your time better. Instead, try implementing these five strategies to get your work under control.<p>Author, Strategic Advisor, Consultant, and Business Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for …

Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

The most motivated and productive people I’ve seen recently work in an older company on the American East Coast deploying innovative technology products to transform a traditional industry. To a person, they look astonished when I ask whether their dedication comes from anticipation of the money …

IQ is the Best Predictor of Leadership Potential

I’ve heard countless conversations about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI, also known as emotional intelligence quotient or EQ) and …

Oscar Wilde once remarked that “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

Oscar Wilde once remarked that “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”<p>Milan Fashion Week continues the ritual by providing a pitstop on the world tour of fabrics; energizes editors and buyers before they decamp to Paris.<p>Giorgio Armani’s Ready-To-Wear show is always the climactic send-off for the week, giving fashion waters a glimpse into what they’ll be wearing in the Spring.<p>Taking inspiration from the title of the show, “Light and Shadows," The …

OWN Personal Speaker by Simon Lauwerier

<b>OWN</b> is the first real personal transportable speaker. Thanks to this device, you can listen your music, respond to calls or mails, and many other …

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Daily Inspiration #1604

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

This patch of neurons helps your brain make instant decisions - Futurity

The entire process that occurs when your brain makes quick decisions based on color or motion may take place in an area just behind your forehead.

Could Hunger Make Us More Charitable?

Hunger can make people emotional, that's for sure. Some people get "hangry" when their blood sugar levels drop and their irritability rises. Others get greedy.<p>But new research suggests that we may have another, innate response to hunger: a desire to encourage others to share what they …

The 13 Weirdest-Named Academic Journals

I can't believe that's science!<p>Scientists are constantly out proving how the world works, often answering questions most people wouldn't think deserve probing, much less funding: how fast couples walk together, the fluid dynamics of elephant pee, what makes turkeys sexy and how lesbian couples hold …

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

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If the Color Pink Doesn't Scientifically Exist, Why Can We See It?

Absent from the visible spectrum and neither a wave nor a particle, the color pink is, for many, a scientific enigma: how can a shade that doesn't …

Angelina Jolie Baby Photo Might Be The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

PHOTO: VIA LOVE INSTAGRAM.<p>You can file this one under "You Must've Been A Beautiful Baby." We're in heart-emoji overload with <b>this awwww-inducing</b> …

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The Federal-Parliamentary System is Preferable to a Federal-Presidential System: Sticking to the Presidential System may worsen Philippine Politics …

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Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …