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Don't Forget the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

In January we celebrate the birthday of Hermann Ebbinghaus, the psychologist who discovered the learning curve, the forgetting curve, the spacing …

Build a great website with no coding skills and host it for life for under $50

If you start a hot new project or get struck with divine inspiration, you may need to get a website up and running fast. Unfortunately, if website building isn’t necessarily your thing, that task can feel like a monstrous headache.<p>However, this smart little Dragify bundle from TNW Deals, including …

These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

Books

The “True Size” Maps Shows You the Real Size of Every Country (and Will Change Your Mental Picture of the World)

We all understand, on some level, that as adults we must go back and correct the oversimplifications we learned as schoolchildren. But for a sense of …

ELLE Brazil Recreates 5 Iconic Paintings With Real People, And The Results Are Impressive

We’ve seen many recreations of famous artwork over the last couple of years, each time breathing new life into all-too-familiar landscapes. The …

The 12 x 12 x 12 Rule for Successful Networking

If you follow the three parts of this rule carefully, you can learn to network successfully.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Ivan Misner, Ph.D.</i> <i>and</i> <i>Brian Hilliard’s</i> <i>book</i> Networking Like a Pro<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

Body Language

Top 10 Professional Life Hacks | Inc.com

We all have the same 24 hours in a day.<p>When you see certain individuals achieve a level of unimaginable success, it's not because they have more hours in the day than you. It's because somehow they've figured out how to deploy those hours in a way that is more effective and more productive, and …

Time Management

NBC Receives at Least 2 New Complaints About Matt Lauer

The fast-moving national reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace toppled another television news star on Wednesday when NBC fired Matt Lauer, the co-host of its most profitable franchise, “Today,” after an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a subordinate.<p>The downfall of Mr. …

Media Industry

The Sneaky Early Signs of Dementia You Should Know About

Very early dementia may cause changes in personality and behavior—in ways that have nothing to do with memory loss, according to researchers who …

Dementia

The US Coast Guard is operating floating prisons in the Pacific Ocean, outside US legal protections

If you've followed the War on Terror at all, you're almost certainly familiar with the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — a US prison that exists outside the realm of the US justice system.<p>Now, it turns out, there's a secret US detention system in the War on Drugs, too — and this one …

Walter Isaacson Goes Inside the Most Creative Mind in History: Leonardo da Vinci

The award-winning author explains what drew him to Leonardo da Vinci, and what we can all learn from this self-made Renaissance man.<p>Midway through …

Leonardo Da Vinci

United Airlines becomes latest carrier to put economy passengers in rows of 10 seats

If you hate the middle seat on a plane, you probably won’t like the new seat configuration on<p>United AirlinesBoeing 777s.<p>The Chicago-based company announced that it is the latest carrier to reconfigure the seating on the Boeing 777-200 to add 21 additional seats.<p>The plane, to be used starting this …

Why I Capture the Castle has gained a secret cult of book lovers

“Every time I meet someone who also loves <i>I Capture the Castle</i>,” writes Jenny Han in her foreword to the new edition of Dodie Smith’s 1948 classic, “I know we must be kindred spirits.”<p><i>I Capture the Castle</i> is that kind of book. It’s not quite famous, even among Smith’s works (her most famous title …

Books

The Mysterious Death of a Tantric Sex Guru

Psalm Isadora escaped a Christian cult and grew to become a sex and healing guru to the masses. Then she was found dead. Many of her disciples aren’t …

Yoga

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life Starting Next Week | Inc.com

If personal development and self-improvement is your thing, you should really appreciate this list to kick off your week on a high note. First off though, I need to communicate its true intent so there are no misgivings or misinterpretations.<p>As you scroll further, you'll notice a pattern (which …

Happiness

Old school: 7 ideas from ancient thinkers to improve your modern life

The modern world has brought us a lot of great stuff. (I, for one, am a <i>huge</i> fan of antibiotics.)<p>That said, <b>we know there are things that were better</b> …

Self-improvement

25 Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

If there’s one thing that’s sure to irritate a nit-picking grammar pedant, it’s someone saying that they “literally” jumped out of their skin, or …

Rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci painting expected to fetch $100M

<b>(CNN) —</b> A painting once bought for $60 is about to go under the hammer, billed as "the greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century."<p>Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" was unveiled at Christie's New York Auction house last month, and is expected to fetch about $100 million when it goes on …

Art

I Wake Up at 3:45 A.M. and People Call My Daily Routine ‘Truly Insane’ — Here’s Why You Should Follow It

"My routine guarantees that I live my life to the best of my ability, every single day."<p>I’ve seen my future. Honestly, I have. It involves me, about …

Living Rooms

Inside the forgotten underground city that once housed 20,000 people

6 Highlights to Check Out at this Year’s IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair in Chelsea, NYC

Now that autumn is in full gear, a slew of exciting events are taking place throughout New York City: one to include on your radar is the 2017 Fine …

katrien vanderlinden transforms belgian basketball court into colorful mural

<b>within the existing lines of a basketball court in the city of aalst, belgium, muralist katrien vanderlinden has created a captivating, geometric</b> …

Dr. Martens Transformed Provocative Paintings Into Wearable Art

Dr. Martens’ iconic shoes are presented in a new light as the classic silhouettes showcase the provocative artwork of English painter William Blake …

Art

These garish postcards of racist stereotypes were once American keepsakes

Before mass media went pictorial, people learned about the world through cheap, collectible imagery<p>Photographs aren’t an objective truth. The medium …

New York City

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Literature

Unseen letters show Hemingway's fight against 'bull**** publicity'

His writing so alive, so vibrant, it may seem as if Ernest Hemingway offered a large part of himself to readers. In truth, he was a far more private …

Ranks of world's refugees swell as asylum space shrinks: U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 2 million people fleeing wars or persecution have joined the ranks of the world’s refugees this year, but often face more restrictive asylum policies, including in Europe and the United States, the top U.N. refugee official said on Monday.<p>Newly arrived Rohingya refugees …

North Africa

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Psychology

This Sentence Will Help Guide Your Career

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life -- the work that is going to make you happy and fulfilled. Now, describe the entirety of that vision in just a few words. Not so easy, right?<p>This is a topic that …

Employment

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he was barely even known when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed us his calm, unpretentious genius<p>Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a …

Art