Quin Steinmetz

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You Don’t Need More Free Time

AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is one of <i>quantity</i>: We simply do not have enough free time. “If I could just get a …

Stanford University

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Self-help

Five Best To-Do List Managers

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person's best is another's junk—but there are some that are better than …

Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

As per that ancient Chinese curse, SF and fantasy have been living through interesting times. This year attempts to rig the Hugo ballots by disaffected, right-wing, mostly American fans – known as the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies – were heartily rebuffed by fandom more generally. The Puppies …

Books

Fact, Not Opinion: Climate Change Is Happening and Is Caused by Human Activities

If planet Earth went to see a doctor because of its persistent and growing fever, the results would likely be: (i) the symptoms are clear: the planet's temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide are increasing; (ii) the diagnosis would be that these two things are linked and human activities are …

Climate Change

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

You Know You’re a Photographer When…

Being a photographer is more than just a hobby or a career choice—it’s life. Something you feel you literally could not live without. Every instant …

Amazon Book Review

You might have noticed our new address: amazonbookreview.com. When we launched this modest blog with an immodest name in 2007, "omnivoracious" …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Happiness

6 Movies Worthy of Your Time This Thanksgiving Weekend

How to Discipline a Child with Creativity and Fun

Punishment doesn't always have to fit the crime—it just has to be a deterrent<p>Shutterstock<p>Your son has left his breakfast bowl on the table again, …

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Creativity

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

Free Pizza Only Gets You So Far. Is Your Creative Team Structured for Success?

Everyone loves a pizza party, but if you are looking to take your creative team to the next level of professionalism and growth, then you will need more than quick morale boosters to ensure your continued success and prosperity. Read on for helpful advice on how to evaluate where you're strong and …

Creativity

Are You A Risk Taker? You May Be More Intelligent

Meet your new reason to skydive or pursue your "crazy" dream: People who take chances may have a more developed brain than their cautious counterparts, according to a new small study.<p>Scientists from the Scandinavian research organization SINTEF and the University of Turku in Finland found a …

How reading inspired my own real life adventures

A TV-less childhood took teen author Ryan Graudin to Narnia, Middle-earth and Hogwarts which led to a desire for experiences completely different from her own in the real world. Now Ryan urges teenagers and young adults to step out of their comfort zone and go see the world with their own eyes<p>When …

Cancer

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

Money