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To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

17 Cheat Sheets That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

Sleep > everything, basically


10 Profound Quotes From a Zen Buddhist Master on the Secret of Reaching Enlightenment

Do you also find that Zen Buddhist thought holds some fascinating insights that are relevant to the modern age?<p>You don’t need to be a practicing …

Growing marijuana at home could become as easy as plugging in a machine and walking away

More and more people are going to be interested in growing their own marijuana after this year’s US election, which made marijuana usage legal both recreationally and medically in even more states. The gadget market is, of course, going to respond. We’ve already seen at least one device — the Grobo …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.


How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass'

As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often go hand-in-hand.<p>But a poor night's sleep doesn't just put a damper on your own emotions. New research from The University of California, Berkeley suggests that it may also hinder your ability to accurately read the emotions of …

National Parks With the Absolute Best Beaches

When you think of national park getaways, what comes to mind?<p>Maybe your mind goes to epic hikes in Yosemite, paddling the coast of Acadia or camping out under the stars in Zion--but chances are you didn't think of relaxing on a beach.<p>Most people don't realize that many of our favorite national …

National Geographic Travel

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …