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A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

Warren Buffett & Bill Gates Discuss Success, Mistakes and Work/Life

In this discussion, students from the University of Nebraska got to ask Bill Gates and Warren Buffett questions of their choosing. The questions vary …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books

Business is always changing, but the foundations of great entrepreneurship never do. These classic business books are a must-read for every founder.<p>Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, …

Everything Apple Announced at its March 2016 Event

The Apple event is a wrap – if you missed the hour-long keynote, we’ve got everything Apple announced summarized in one place for you. For further details, see the link below each sections for full reports.<p>First things first…<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the announcement with a brief statement …

Apple

Meet the internet maths guru who could become the next million-dollar teacher

Colin Hegarty says Global Teacher prize nomination is down to ‘working like a dog’ – and he tries to instil same work ethic in students<p>At the back of Colin Hegarty’s classroom, on a display made from wavy pieces of blue sugar paper, is something he calls his “wall of inspiration”. It features …

Malala Yousafzai

The one thing that could make or break solar energy

I'm not talking about subsidies, like the US' Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, but rather ways the solar industry gets access to the grid, particularly for very small projects.<p>But as the solar industry grows to become a larger piece of the electric industry, it puts a strain on utilities that …

Solar Power

6 futuristic cars powered entirely by the sun

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Innovators around the world are obsessed with harnessing the power of the sun. Solar energy has been used to power lamps that light up the night, to run desalinators that create clean drinking water, and to offset fossil fuels on utility grids. But what about solar cars? The world …

Clean Technology

A retired Navy SEAL commander breaks down his morning fitness routine that starts before dawn

Jocko Willink retired from 20 years serving as a US Navy SEAL in 2010, but his morning routine is as intense as ever.<p>Willink is the former commander of Task Unit Bruiser, which became the most decorated special-operations unit in the Iraq War. In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs …

Athletic Apparel

“77 Seconds To Sales Success” Will Give You the Skills You Need

When it comes to sales, you’ve either got what it takes or you don’t. And I, for one, would make a lousy salesman! However, if I did have the …

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …

Coca-Cola

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Brain

Covering the deserts with solar will also change the climate

But the effect is small compared to greenhouse warming.<p>Currently, the Earth's inhabitants are, on average, consuming about 17.5TeraWatts of power. …

Get Smarter with the 5 Best Brain Boosting Supplements

If you are looking for supplements to help improve your memory, mental clarity, focus and concentration, and to combat the hazards of age-related …

Lose Weight with this $50 Grocery Shopping List

A new study by Eat This, Not That! magazine advisor Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, found that a woman’s weight can be …

Nutrition

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language

IKEA's Modular Better Shelter Housing Unit is a solar-powered emergency home for refugees

The refugee crisis has finally captured the world's attention, but IKEA has been helping people on the ground for years. Due to natural disasters and …

How the new iPhone could save Apple

Apple is expected to unveil its latest device, the iPhone 6s (or 7), on September 9 in what should be a sigh of relief for investors, who have had a …

I would drive 500 miles: Scotland’s new North Coast 500 route

Photograph: Graham Mackay<p>The northern lights over the coast of Caithness.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/20/1440081110392/510d5c28-cf18-420b-898c-d1df2f9c0e2a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Graham Mackay<p>The northern lights over the coast of …

Northern Lights

How Phil Knight built Nike into one of the biggest brands in the world and became a billionaire

With a net worth of $21.6 billion, he's also one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>Knight might be stepping down as the brand's longtime chairman this year, but his legacy will live on.<p>Here's a look back at how Knight's marketing prowess and relentless spirit have driven Nike from a …

Shoes

What I learned when I followed Benjamin Franklin’s schedule for a week

I've heard time and again that the most successful people in life rise and reflect before the sun does, so I figured why not give it a shot myself and see if I magically get successful over night too?<p>Even though I hated myself the second I hit "publish" on that post, because who the hell wants to …

Game of Thrones

The Superman Training Program: Add Size, Gain Strength, & Burn Fat

<b>Duration</b> 5 weeks<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p><b>Super Specifics</b><p>This program is novel for many reasons, and your muscles will respond well to it. That said, you’ll have …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

India is now home to the world’s first airport that runs entirely on solar power

If you thought that globetrotting solar-powered airplane was impressive, wait until you see the solar airport that India just finished building. …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

Biofuel

Immortus solar sports car to offer unlimited range on sunny days

If you’ve ever scanned the comments section on an electric car or bike article, you’ll be familiar with this complaint: "that’s not green, it’s just …