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10 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Own Creativity

Don't be afraid to challenge your own expectations.<p><i>Originally published by Don Peppers on LinkedIn: Ten Simple Exercises to Improve Your Own Creativity</i><p>A little girl is using a toy shovel to fill a hole in her back yard when a neighbor looks over the fence and asks "Hi! What you doing?"<p>"My goldfish …

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Can your smart home be used against you in court?

On a November, 2015 morning in Bentonville, Arkansas, first responders discovered a corpse floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning. He’d gone to bed at 1 AM, while Collins and another friend stayed up …

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Weight Loss

How your brain tricks you into believing you’re the reasonable one

It’s so natural to ignore everything we disagree with<p>Few people saw Donald Trump’s victory coming, including Donald Trump. There are easy culprits to blame for the surprise win (skewed polls and fake news come to mind), but the biggest enemy might be our own egos. It’s natural to ignore everything …

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Six Simple Tips For Designing Stunning Infographics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Infographics remain one of the best forms of visual content in the digital world today. They catch the eye and they can publicize a great deal of …

6 Ways to Train Your Brain to Literally Get Smarter

Train your brain and get smarter.<p>In today's world, brain is worth more than brawn, and even ancient tricks can help. We live in a digital age surrounded by smart devices and connectivity, where everyone is trying to get smarter, faster. Plus, we're not just competing with humans anymore, thank you …

Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT

According to Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Today’s enterprises are already benefitting greatly from a strong, connected workforce, but as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices move forward, saturating the market, is it possible for them to …

What your handwriting says about your personality

Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to screen potential employees for compatibility.<p>We talked to master graphologist Kathi McKnight what the seemingly insignificant details in your …

The conundrum of mind and matter: what is consciousness?

It’s one of the greatest puzzles scientists struggle to define. Susan Greenfield explains why understanding consciouness remains elusive<p>It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the …

10 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Psychologists call it the "spotlight effect": People generally don't pay nearly as much attention to you as you think they do.<p>Phew.<p>But when they are motivated to pay attention, they <i>really</i> pay attention. Not just to your outfit and your haircut, but to seemingly trivial things, like your handwriting …

Psychology

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

17 Useful Travel Photography Tips For Improving Your Photos

Useful Travel Photography TipsPhotographyLooking to improve your travel photography? I’ve spent the last 5 years shooting photos in exotic locations …

Landscape Photography

Graphology: The Study of Handwriting (Infograph)

<b>Do You Need help with a Dysgraphia Difficulty?</b><p>Our simple online analysis will help you get to the core of the problem and find the right solution for …

4 Secret Body Language Signs to Tell If Someone Is Lying

Joshua Uebergang<p>Read full profile<p>It is completely possible to reduce the likelihood of being manipulated by others. There are slight hints within our …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 August 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>July 27, 2018<p>If you were to have a memorial to celebrate your life, what would you have? A tomb? A plaque? Or a 2.6 …

New Zealand

Meet the Genius Street Photographer You've Never Heard Of

Untitled<br>Charalampos Kydonakis<p>1 of 23<p>I had a great uncle Frank “Yaki” Yakimovich whom I met only once at a family reunion in 1982. He was what you …

5 Natural Steps Towards Long Lasting Self-Confidence

Self-confidence; some people have it, and some people don’t, right?<p>Wrong.<p>Absolutely anyone can attain a high level of self-confidence simply by …

3 Brain Hacks Leaders Use to Unlock Their True Potential

We have the ability to increase our brain capacity and more fully realize our potential as human beings in the process.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a recent interview I conducted with my friend and mentor Dr. Robert Cooper, he shared something that really hit home …

Self-improvement

Do We Have Left or Right Brain Personalities?

Is it true that some people are more 'right brained' or 'left brained?' Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are …

People Can Control Mental Activity Using Brain Scans

People were able to calm activity in the amygdala after seeing visual cues that responded to their mental processes.<p>People who can "see" their brain …

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 …

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

The scary, intrusive thoughts you can only confess to a search engine

<i>Editor's note: This story discusses violent and graphic mental imagery.</i><p>Most people have experienced an intrusive thought even if they can't put a …

Mental Health