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The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Reality TV

7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

How to Find Peace and De-Stress with a Simple Tea Meditation

Buddhaimonia. “The art of the tea Way consists simply of boiling water, preparing tea and drinking it.” – Rikyu About a month ago, I wrote an article …

Meditation

How to Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely to Bring You Joy

While true happiness may be something that can only be found in the heart, there are plenty of arguments that say money <i>can</i> actually buy you some …

FKA Twigs Proves That Yes, Pop Music and Rope Bondage Can Go Together

The master of sexiness continues to redefine eroticism in her brand new video for "Pendulum."<p>FKA Twigs, aka the only British popstar who understands the actual sexiness of sex, has released a new video for “Pendulum” in which she suspends herself from an invisible ceiling wrapped in her own hair, …

FKA Twigs

Read More Every Day By Creating Reading Triggers

A lot of us have a stack of books -- some real, some digital -- that we've paid for, but haven't found time to finish. If you're trying to read more …

Orlando City SC

Sheryl Sandberg Helps Launch The Next Social Media Challenge For Charity

The challenge spread because people publicly called upon others by name to participate.<p>We are now seeing the start of the next such "I call upon you" charity challenge. This one was started by Schoola, an organization that helps raise money for schools by selling gently used apparel.<p>And it's first …

Social Media

Skout app review: find a brand-new friend

Introduction<p>Do you ever feel like your social circle isn't quite what you want it to be and you're looking to meet some new friends? The Skout app …

Alibaba developing DingTalk, social app for small-medium businesses

If Facebook and LinkedIn weren’t enough, China’s Alibaba is looking to dip its toe in the enterprise service waters, specifically with a social app …

Messaging

Brandi Edwards: School Social Worker Has Sex In Car, Forest With Chicago Boy

When Brandi Edwards isn’t having sex with students in her car, she actually has a good work ethic, she says. But today, Brandi Dominique Edwards, a …

High School
Hackathons

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Dan Dennett: misguided about free will, accurate about Templeton

I was originally going to write in the title that philosopher Dan Dennett was “wrong” about free will, but whether or not humans have “free will” …

Michael Stipe
Physics

The truth about free will - and more good reads

The best reads from around the web, including the language we’ll speak in 2115, and whether free will is an illusion.<p>A mile wide, an inch deep<p><i>Evan Williams | Medium | 5 January 2015</i><p>Quantity is easy to measure; quality much harder. Is Buzzfeed “bigger” than the New York Times? In page-views, perhaps …

Social Media

3 dietary lifestyles up close: Paleo, veganism and Slow Food movement

I wasn't sure what to bring to the dinner party. My hosts were not only gluten-free, they were also on the Paleolithic diet. Based on the premise that people are healthiest when they follow a diet that early humans evolved to eat, the "Paleo" diet consists of foods similar to what might have been …

Tone of Arc - Retox

Keep Calm and Put Down the Sriracha

It has come to my attention that some of you are becoming unable to eat good food unless it is spiced to within an inch of its life.<p>I've been …

Facebook at Work: social network launches 'pilot' for companies

Many companies still ban staff from accessing Facebook during office hours, but the social network is hoping to win over the corporate critics with Facebook at Work, a version of its service designed for use within companies.<p>The new service launched on Wednesday as a test for “pilot partners”, …

Social Media

Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …

Language

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

The Atticus Institute - Trailer 1

The Atticus Institute was founded in 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities. Judith Winstead outperformed every subject they …

Supernatural

Talking Books, Movies, and More with Tami Hoag

<i>Editor's Note: Tami Hoag is the number-one international bestselling author of more than thirty books, with forty million copies of her books in</i> …

Writing

Matthew McConaughey's 'Dazed and Confused' Audition Is Alright, Alright, Alright

Long before the McConnaissance, in 1993, Matthew McConaughey was just a film student at the University of Texas at Austin looking for a break. He got one from an unknown director named Richard Linklater, who was making a little movie about high school kids.<p>Well, that little movie, "Dazed and …

Matthew McConaughey
Ben Affleck

Why American Sniper is fighting an uphill battle in Hollywood

Will Clint Eastwood’s biopic about military marksman Chris Kyle succeed where other Iraq war films have failed?<p>• First look review<p>In Hollywood, the Iraq war is a story few want to tell and even fewer want to hear. American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s biopic of military marksman Chris Kyle – who …

Box Office
Black Hat

Woody Allen Is Coming to TV

Perhaps emboldened by <i>Transparent’s</i> triumphant win at the Golden Globes this weekend, Amazon and <b>Woody Allen</b> have decided to go into business together. That’s right, Amazon is cementing its reputation as the arthouse cinema of television providers by convincing the king of independent cinema to dip …

Woody Allen