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These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

We Asked a Bunch of Hippies at a Festival In the Costa Rican Jungle About the Key to Happiness

I used a recent visit to Envision—where themes of community, sharing, and positivity towards mother earth reign supreme—to do a little case study in the good life.<p>When digging into the theme of happiness and how it is gained, talking to hippies is probably a good place to start. I decided to use a …

23 African adventures you must have in your lifetime

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

Sadly, many people suffer from depression worldwide – in fact, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people have some …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams

You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in trivial distractions, and …

Guy on Reddit Turns Other Users’ Photos into Fantastic Movie Posters – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Film Posters

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

Happiness

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries & poor people have small libraries and big TVs

Becoming wealthy takes a combination of luck, skill, patience, decision and some good reading too. You have to be at least a little lucky; you build …

Self-improvement

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

The #1 Predictor of Divorce — and How to Fix It

After four decades of research, the world's foremost marriage therapist noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn't stay together.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying …

The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle

Researchers from McMaster University may have just discovered the ideal program for quickly losing weight and gaining lean body mass<p>Muscle changes everything.<p>The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting …

Exercise

Two Words That Are Getting in the Way of Your Happiness

When people talk about why they aren't happy, they usually can quickly tick off a list of things. They talk about a job that is going nowhere, overwhelming financial debt, complicated relationships that are stressing them out, or being unhappy with where they are living. When asked to describe what …

What’s the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

<b>By Deepak Chopra, MD</b><p><b>The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose</b> …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

How I turned my side job into a business that makes $15,000 a month

Yet, as had happened with all my jobs, after the initial novelty wore off I found myself bored and frustrated.<p>When a family friend suggested I start freelancing, I joined Ramit Sethi's Earn1K course, which teaches students how to choose a profitable business idea, identify their target market, and …

Mars Needs Colonists Who Eat Meat And Sleep Late

Just waking up now? You could qualify<p>If you're a die-hard morning person, don't start packing your bags for Mars just yet. A recent study suggests that people who prefer to sleep in and stay up late may be better suited for Mars.<p>Our bodies have internal clocks that tell us how long a day is, and …

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

Five Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga

Yoga is a practice. One I began not too long ago, with the intention of getting into shape. Yet, the practice has brought about drastic changes in my everyday life both physical and especially mentally.<p>I am a married mother of two, a teacher and writer--the chaos of life builds up pretty quickly. …

U.N. poised to act against North Korea after latest nuclear test

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.N. Security Council is set to implement "significant" punitive measures after North Korea's nuclear test and will begin working on a new resolution "immediately," a statement released by Security Council President Elbio Rosselli says.<p>After Wednesday's meeting, the council, which …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Trump says wages are too low

Donald Trump may think the minimum wage is too high, but he revealed Monday that he thinks wages are too low.<p>In a series of tweets, the Republican presidential frontrunner talked about the plight of the middle class, calling out a lack of good jobs and good wages.<p>The mini tweet storm came after …

Marines send its 'AlphaDog' robot to the farm

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3, or AlphaDog) won't be part of the near-future Marine corps. Following years of development and improvements through DARPA and Boston Dynamics, the robot was deemed too loud and difficult for deployment. The robo pack-mule was meant to assist soldiers in the …

Robotics

Top 10 secrets casinos don’t want you to know

Sometime in the distant future, maybe the year 3225 or so, when historians are studying ancient Western society (or what will be ancient Western society by the time), they will marvel at one particular human enterprise perhaps more than any other: the epic, money-sucking efficiency of casinos.<p>The …

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …