Simon Prokop

17 Added | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 4 Following | @SimonProkop | “I want to do things ‘the right way’ and make everybody happy, but when I do, I usually fail. I’ve generally just done better when I tried to ignore how I think something ‘ought’ to be done and just listened to the bizarre little worm that lives in the apple of my heart. Be still and listen to the worm.”

Top 20 Anime You Should Watch on Your Last Day Alive

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Anime

Man dies from brain-eating amoeba in Oklahoma lake

An Oklahoma man has died after contracting a waterborne disease while swimming in a local lake, the Oklahoma State Department of Health told OKCFox.com.<p>The man, referred to only as a Carter County resident, contracted Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), a rare infection that derives from …

6 Stretches Everyone Should Do Before Getting Out of Bed

Finally, a really good reason to stay in bed longer in the morning.<p>There's a legit reason to hit snooze and stay in bed a bit longer: Stretching there can make mornings less painful by gently waking up your muscles. Which is particularly delightful if you slept strangely or recently soldiered …

Emma Watson: "If You Stand for Equality, Then You’re a Feminist"

Emma Watson has truly become a face of women's rights. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador—whose speech about gender equality went viral last September—is …

Feminism

This Designer’s Beautiful Illustrations Celebrate Women Who Changed The World

It’s a statistic that’s impossible to ignore: Nearly half of the U.S. workforce is comprised of women, yet only 26% are in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. What’s worse is the number of women who are actually in STEM careers is dropping due to a lack of promotions …

Women in Science

Ask An INFP: How Do You Manage Your Emotional Intensity?

INFPs are the compassionate, introspective ‘healers’ of the MBTI world. This type is driven by an intense desire to understand the human condition …

17 Things That Happen When An Overthinker Develops A New Crush

<b>1.</b> Try to convince yourself you actually <i>don’t.</i> Because crushes are a damn commitment! And you certainly don’t have time for *feelings* and all the …

17 Larry David Quotes That Sum Up Everything You Wish You Could Say Out Loud

“I had a wonderful childhood, which is tough because it’s hard to adjust to a miserable adulthood.”<p>“He wanted a stop and chat with me, and I don’t …

8 Things You Need To Know Before Dating An Introvert

If you want to have a flourishing relationship with one of the “quiet ones,” here are a few things you need to know<p>Introversion is a blessing in …

17 Insanely Easy Ways To Be A Bit More Charming

How to listen, talk, and ~connect~ better. Inspired by this Quora thread.

10 Things That Introverts Have The Hardest Time With

en_US<p>article<p>A list of situations introverts hate to find themselves …

Are you an ambivert?

I've always thought of myself as an introvert: I definitely seek out my fair share of alone time; I feel in need of a recharge after spending a full day with people; and it's never bothered me to leave a party early if I'm not feeling it.<p>In recent years, though, I've realized the label doesn't …

Sheryl Sandberg

Infographic: Iconic Robots And Artificial Intelligence From Sci-Fi And Fantasy

<b>Over the past decades</b>, robots have remained a constant figure in our imaginations of what the future would be like. From films like <i>Star Wars</i> to <i>The</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Mycroft launches Kickstarter to create ‘artificial intelligence for everyone’

A Lawrence-based startup team opened a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday to launch Mycroft, an open-source, open-hardware artificial intelligence platform …

Smart People Live Longer — Here's Why

Smarter people tend to live longer than those with less luck in the intelligence department. Now, a new study hints at why: It's (almost) all about …

Nobel Prize

Your Perfectionism Is Ruining Your Creativity. Here's What To Do About It

These days, I regularly pour my unfiltered thoughts and life experiences out on the page (and the Internet). But for a long time, the drive to be …

Sarcasm Can Boost Creativity According to Research From Harvard & Columbia Business Schools

<i>Underlying image by Gage Skidmore.</i><p>Echoing Bill Murray, the Urban Dictionary defines sarcasm as “your body's natural defense against stupid,” noting …

Creativity