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23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Scottrade Hacked, Personal Information for 4.6 Million Customers Stolen

Today, popular investment firm Scottrade announced a data breach that affects around 4.6 million of their customers. Any customer with an existing …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Making transformations to your way of being can be one of the most challenging things you can do. It's a dance of taking two steps forward and one step back. Every time you feel like you take a step back, it can be frustrating and you feel like giving up.<p>Have you ever wanted to make an internal …

Social Media

See the supermoon lunar eclipse rise

A rare cosmic coincidence is happening Sunday in dark skies around the world, and you won't need any special equipment to see it.<p>The moon will be at …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

First low-cost 3D printer goes on sale today

Just over a year ago, we featured The Micro – an afforadble, micro 3D printer that would bring 3D printing to the masses. Launching on Kickstarter, …

18 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>"The first 10 minutes can also …

Success

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

If You Want Your Children To Succeed, Do These 6 Things (Backed By Science)

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

The 'time blocking' productivity hack changed my life — here's how it works

Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars, and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work."<p>Interruptions abound and productivity drops. Your day is spent playing catch-up on a million …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Entrepreneurship

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

Introducing Open Assignments for Photo & Video

There's a bit of a chicken-and-egg scenario with creative work: in order to get work (or better work) you have to prove that you are reliable. To …

Procrastination Robs Us From Doing Our Best Creative Work

Video<p>How to Get it All Done<p>On my weekly newsletter, The Fight Spot, I ask people what their biggest challenge is related to focus and doing their …

35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …

7 personality traits of great designers

Like we mentioned above, usability testing reveals smarter paths to satisfying user and business goals. The more you understand your users and their behavior (Empathy), the more-informed your business decisions.<p>Beyond studying users, designers need to also grasp why projects were initiated in the …

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

5 Time Management Personality Types: Which Are You?

Mastering time begins when you know yourself well enough to design a plan that works for you and makes you happy. Given that every other aspect of life is affected by your relationship with time, it can either become your Achilles' heel or the secret to your success.<p>For better or worse, how we …

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How to Create High Dynamic Range and Panoramic Images in Adobe Lightroom

With the release of Adobe Lightroom CC, (also called Adobe Lightroom 6 when sold separately from Creative Cloud) two highly requested features were …

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips

I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of course) a time-tracking app for companies to use with …

Time Management

9 Tricks You Didn't Know You Could Do With Just an Email

There's more to email than missives to the boss and spam from strangers with an eerily accurate takes on your love life. From inside your inbox you …

Apps

How VFX Wizards Got The Brady Bunch Back on Screen to Sell Candy Bars

One of the more memorable moments from last night's Super Bowl—at least before the end of the fourth quarter—was the latest Snickers ad that co-opted</i> …

Brady Bunch

How to Properly Use the Liquify Tool in Photoshop

Liquify gets a bad rap. Its misuse accounts for a pretty alarming number of Photoshop disasters. And although it is easy to learn, it does take a …