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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

This Photography Challenge Will Help You Break Out of Your Creative Rut

We all get stuck in a creative rut from time to time...<p>It might be that you simply don't have the energy to go out and shoot. Perhaps every photo you …

Creativity

News: Why the Galaxy S9's Variable Aperture Camera Is a Milestone for Mobile Photography

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have a rumored feature that Samsung is calling "Variable Aperture." On the surface, that may sound like your typical …

Mobile Photography

Basic Portrait Photography: A Better Way to Shoot

February 15, 2018<p>Portrait photography, I firmly believe is the single most challenging genre of photography. There is so much to learn and so many …

Landscape Photography

Revealed: Virgin billionaire Richard Branson on"Concorde 2" supersonic travel, rival Elon Musk's SpaceX and Hyperloop plans

Could we see a new Concorde take to the skies? Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson thinks so.<p>The man behind the Virgin empire has said that …

Space Travel

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

JUST IN: U.S. jet destroys Russian tank in ‘self-defense’; Also attack last week in Syria was by Russian mercenaries!

Last week we reported how pro-Assad forces attacked the US coalition in eastern Syria. There’s new updates on that conflict…more on that in a minute. …

Middle East

Class assignment surprisingly proves that bacteria can grow in bathroom hand dryers, can it spread to humans?

The assignment from Nichole Ward’s microbiology professor was simple: Choose a location, open a petri dish for three minutes and observe what grew …

Biology

Interview With Romanian Portrait Photographer Monica Lazăr

Monica Lazăr is a a self-taught portrait photographer and retoucher from Bucharest, Romania. Monica loves to make nature a part of her images. She …

Street Photography

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a …

Quantum Mechanics

Dreamy Photos Capture the Storybook Love Between Pastel Parrotlet Birds

Birds have an exquisite beauty that is amplified by fine art photography. Hi-tech lenses and macro techniques showcase the incredible details of their brilliant plumage. Photographer Rupa Sutton has captured a dreamy series of parrotlet birds where every blade is visible and awash in pastel pinks, …

Decorations

The sinking island nation of Tuvalu is actually growing

The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has long been considered at great risk of sinking beneath rising sea levels due to climate change. However, …

Climate Change

What is 5G? Here are the basics

The next generation of cellular technology comes with its own vocabulary. Here's a handy glossary of the key terms that keep popping up.<p>Those crazy-fast 5G networks are right around the corner.<p>Unfortunately, they also come with their own vocabulary of tech jargon and buzzwords that wireless …

Cellular Networks

'Cloverfield' crayfish created a new species of self-replicating female mutants

A global invasion is underway. A 10-legged mutant crayfish is on the march throughout the world.<p>They’re all female. They don’t need males to fertilise their eggs. And they’re proving remarkably resilient and adaptive.<p>Now they’re threatening the destruction of native freshwater species and the …

Biology

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

How Nick Foles and the Eagles Tricked the Patriots

MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Foles throws a football for a living as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. But on Sunday, it was a pass he caught that might be ultimately be most memorable to Eagles fans when they look back on the team’s Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.<p>Foles threw for 373 yards and 3 …

NFL

The Full Text of the Nunes Memo

On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released the controversial document, which alleges surveillance abuses by the FBI.<p><i>On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee, which is chaired by Republican Representative Devin Nunes, released a four-page memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI.</i> …

Donald Trump

In Memory Of The 1.5 Million People Who Should Have Turned 28 With Me

I recently celebrated my 28th birthday, and it was lovely. My brother came to my apartment to go to church with me, and treated me to my favorite …

Pregnancy

This Photographer Shoots Portraits in the Style of Old Master Painters

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk is a Dutch fine art photographer whose portrait photos may make you feel like you’re walking through a museum. Her style is …

Art

I Visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an Infrared Camera

A few years ago, I visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an infrared camera. We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders …

Photography

Sorry skeptics, Trump’s tax plan is actually working wonders

Not that they needed one, but progressive wing nuts and their fellow travelers are getting another reason to hate President Trump. He’s proving that …

Middle-class

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Harvard

The $1.5b Bitcoin heist: Hackers have snatched 14 per cent of cryptocurrencies

The blockchain ecosystem -- the decentralised "distributed ledgers" that track crypto transactions -- is also vulnerable.<p>Those losses could snowball …

Samsung found a way to kill the iPhone X notch, but Apple already has a better solution

When it comes to sweeping redesigns, compromises are inevitable. It’s impossible to push a product forward without taking a few risks, some of which …

3 Reasons We're Sick and Tired of Bitcoin

It's time we took bitcoin off of its pedestal and paid attention to other cryptocurrencies.<p>The cryptocurrency market has been nothing short of …

Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It’s Just Been Revealed - MIT Technology Review

In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …