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Artist Websites: How to Increase Your Traffic and Keep Visitors On-Site Longer

Artist Websites: How to Increase Your Online Traffic<p>and Keep Everyone on Your Site Longer<p>We live in an amazing age where practically any artist …

11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions

As a designer or creative director, you've probably had the experience of working with a client who repeatedly asks for revisions with no end in …

How to decide between freelance life and full-time employment

Some of my mates doing a graphic design degree left me biting my nails to the quick when they announced proudly that the companies that had taken …

New Graphic Design App Allows You To Create Pro Artworks Directly On Your iPhone

Image via App Store<p><b>Australian graphic design platform</b> Canva has been around for a while, initially starting out as a humble tool to simplify …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Shade Flowers That Will Make You Forget the Lack of Sun

Brighten up dark garden spaces with these shade flowers that happily grow where their sunny counterparts won't.<p>1 of 18<p>Bleeding Heart<p>Perk up the dark …

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12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

To Lose Weight, Think Like a Savvy Shopper

If you want to solve your weight problem, lose weight and keep it off, believe me, you can. Thousands have been successful, and the first thing they did was to start thinking differently about themselves and the food they've been eating. One great way is to start thinking about calories and your …

Weight Loss

The Spicier Your Diet, The Longer You'll Live?

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

19 Smart Ways to Fix a Stale Relationship

Fighting all the time? Bored as hell (even with the sex)? Yup, we've been there. Relationship ruts are normal, but they can also be frustrating, …

The Things Successful Leaders Do and Don't Do to Build Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are many components of leadership success, but none of them is more important than the relationships you build, on and off the job. As John McGuirk says, "The ability to form friendships, to make people believe in you and trust you, …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, …

These Infographics Show the Problems With Calorie Counting

You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you’ve had, then calculate the number of calories you’ve burned to offset …

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

Book Talk<p>The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what …

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Arsenic

Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter, According to Science

Science offers some consolation despite the terrible weather - winter actually does your brain and mood no harm.<p>February is basically no one's favorite month. By now, most of us are well and truly sick of winter, yet winter is far from done, continuing to torture us with nose-freezing temperatures …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

University of Florida

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Albert Einstein

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

Be Amazed By This Marvelous Music Machine, Powered By 2,000 Marbles

<i>NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Martin Molin, creator of the marble machine, on</i> Weekend Edition Sunday. <i>You can hear their conversation at the audio link.</i><p>The "Marble Machine" is a musical instrument by way of a Rube Goldberg contraption, the love child of a barrel organ, a kick drum, a vibraphone and …

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25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Interior Design

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …