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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Making Serendipity Tactical: Is Randomness Part of Your Leadership Strategy?

Have you ever met a person, come across an idea, or found a resource that was precisely what you needed at exactly that moment in time? These “happy …

Creativity

Reuters News Service

Inside Flipboard / December 9, 2013<p>The global wire service known as Reuters was, from the start, revolutionary and innovative. What would become one …

The Week in Review: Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty

Inside Flipboard / January 10, 2014<p>The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which just completed its 2014 run in Las Vegas, was full of gadgets—some …

Gear & Gadgets

Funny Things Found In Textbooks

It seems like the only funny things found in textbooks back in the day were woefully inaccurate statements, totally outdated information and the …

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago, Dave Kerpen of Likeable Local received a postcard about successful vs unsuccessful people from a fellow entrepreneur Andy Bailey, …

This Bike Moves Forward Whether You're Pedaling Forward or Backward

Imgur member punamenon2 modified an ordinary 5-speed bike so that he can keep moving forward, regardless of the direction that he's pedaling. I'm a …

The Most Insane Truck Ever Built

Bran Ferren has a lifetime of tech behind him. He’s designed stages for rock stars, theme park rides for Disney, and special effects for movies, …

This is What Happens When Engineers Play Paper Airplane

The engineers at Neopost, a company that manufactures postal meter and mailroom equipment, put their expertise to good use by creating a machine that …

The Sustainability Treehouse Reminds Us What's Worth Protecting

While the Boy Scouts are in the news a lot these days for certain conservative policies, their basic values are noble -sustainability, education and …

UPS Delivery Trucks Save 10 Million Gallons of Gas Every Year by Not Making Left Turns

(Photo: zyphbear)<p>Making a left turn on a 2-way street in the United States can take a while. Those few extra seconds add up for a company like UPS, …

The Math Magic Behind Pixar Movies

(Video Link)<p>Pixar movies look so good you know that loads of cutting edge software, mighty powerful hardware and months worth of rendering are the …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare

You’ll be hearing more and more about William Shakespeare as we approach his 450th birthday later this month. So you may as well arm yourself with …

The Pibal Is Both a Bicycle and a Scooter

"Hey, you got scooter on my bicycle!"<p>"Well, you got bicycle on my scooter!"<p>In the near future, you can have both with the Pibal. The French carmaker …

History’s Great Floss-ophers 

History’s Great Floss-ophers

25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come.<p>Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. Because of the tilt of the moon's orbit, total eclipses don't …

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Girls In Corsets

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Mechanical Principles (1930) by Ralph Steiner

Best Space Pictures: Martian Potholes, Space Diplomats, and an Erupting Star

A Mars rover looks back a decade and the moon intertwines with Venus, in the week's best space pictures.<p>International space cooperation continued this week, even amid earthly diplomatic upheaval over Crimea, with a Russian rocket carrying astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit.<p>Gantry arms closed …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Africa

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …