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How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

The Design Secret That Makes Food Taste Better, According To Science

Redesigning what we use to eat can impact how we perceive food–and could even encourage us to adopt healthier diets.<p>The designer Andreas Fabian got a PhD in spoons (really), and now he is on a mission to bring science to cutlery design. His first utensil, called the Goûte, which he created with …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

U.S. Army

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment

When I practiced massage therapy, clients frequently came to me seeking treatment for lower back pain. Now, as a coach, I see that coaches will …

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. Redesign your life instead, Stanford professor says.

Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve fallen short of our potential and greatest ambitions. We might find ourselves fantasizing over a different career or another partner, wondering if it is too late to change.<p>In their new book, “Designing …

Prototypes

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Former Battlefield finalist Photomath’s app can now solve your handwritten math problems

Learning any new subject can be challenging — for many students, that subject is math. Fortunately, Photomath is here to help. Photomath, a finalist in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe 2014, is an app that solves complex math problems using your smartphone’s camera.<p>Since Disrupt, Photomath …

This Handy Chart Tells You How Many Miles You Can Drive on Empty

Ever wonder what that fuel light really represents? Now you know.<p>Ever wonder what that little low fuel warning dash light actually represents in your car? Wonder no more, because this helpful chart tells you how many miles are left when your tank reaches empty.<p>The chart, put together by …

This Artist Drew One Movie Quote Every Day For A Year

Artist Ian Simmons drew one movie quote for each day of the past year, and they're all amazing.

Pulp Fiction

Here's What You're Getting Wrong About User Research

Or why the coming behavioral science revolution will change product design as we know it.<p>It's a common sight: office walls covered in sticky notes with labels like "frugal Fran" and "adventurous Adam." In the past 10 years, there's been a flurry of interest in this type of empathetic user research, …

12 simple steps to a perfect minimalist home

Thanks to the internet, magazines and media, most of us are well aware of what a minimal interior looks and feels like. A post-war art movement, …

Minimalism

So You Want to Become a Street Photographer?

Street photography presents a challenge in photography in a way that other genres and styles won’t be able to. For one thing, you’ll need to come out …

Street Photography

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

World Economic Forum

44 Inspirational Kids Room Design Ideas

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Interior Design

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

10 Science-Backed Ways You Can Create Happiness in Your Everyday Life

Becoming a happier person, living a happier life — it's something we would all love to achieve, but how exactly can we do it? There are a lot of vague solutions out there, but there are also many scientific studies on the psychology of happiness. And it just so happens that I've spent the last four …

Happiness

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20 Movies That Will Inspire You

Often we cannot put into words what we are thinking, feeling or needing. We are not able to express or connect our thoughts and feelings to others, but there is something about a movie, a book, or a song, that connects with a person in a way that provides them the motivation and inspiration that …

Seriously though, what is UX design really?

One of the most common misconceptions people have is that User Experience Design is all about usability. It’s easy to see why – usability means that a product is both usable and useful.<p>When you walk into an empty room, you can instantly imagine what purpose it will serve. Glance around and you get …

UX Design

8 Entrepreneurs Give Tips for Building a Beautiful Company Website

When it comes to attracting new customers, your first impression is everything. In fact, it’s likely one of the first touch points they’ll have with …

How to Transform Prospects into Buyers with 5 Small Steps

<b>Conversion rate optimization.</b> Once you have a sales funnel up and running, conventional wisdom goes that the name of the game is <i>optimization.</i><p>But when …

Game of Thrones

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

When Inspirational Quotes Don’t Cut It: 3 Scientific Motivational Principles to Reach Big Goals (Without the Clichés)

<i>We all love a clever quote. But when it comes to long-term, daunting, unsavory goals, we need more than a flash-in-the-pan heartstring tug to keep us</i> …

The small, tall home with a perfect layout

Today on homify we are taking a trip to South Korea to explore a truly unique and inventive dwelling. The home is situated on Jeju, the largest …

35 Things You Should Know Before Becoming “SUCCESSFUL”

<b>1. It’s Never As Good As You Think It Will Be</b><p><i>“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,”</i> says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at …

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …

Diabetes

Five Ways To Be More Productive (From An Expert)

As a Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>New York Times</i> reporter, Mr Charles Duhigg has always known a thing or two about getting stuff done. But since writing</i> …

Science Says Burning Sage Can Clean The Air And Improve Your Health

Whether the season is summer, spring, fall or winter, it is a good idea to clean the air in your home regularly to get rid of germs and all the other …

Wellness