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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

The 20 Best Ads Of 2013

It was a big year for content marketing, desserts and videos that made you cry.<p>Can a pastry ever be an ad? What about a video created with a certain brand’s product but that the brand didn’t create? A Twitter attitude?<p>All of those things feature in our list of the best ads of the year.<p>Rather than …

Marketing

The One Diet That Can Cure Most Disease: Part I - Dr. Mark Hyman

If I told you there was one diet that could cure arthritis, fatigue, irritable bowel, reflux, chronic allergies, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune …

Bliss Meditation

<b>Chi is the life force within you.</b> <b><br>It is important to fully understand what chi is and how it can lead to illness when it is lacking.</b><p><b>Being able to</b> …

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that …

Science Fiction

To be perfect, practice isn't enough - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — There may be more to perfection than a lot of practice, …

Michigan State

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Amazing

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SRAM X0 11-Speed XX1-Style Drivetrain Likely Coming Soon, Hack Your Own Now

It doesn’t take much prognosticative power to deduce that this trickle down was only a matter of time, but now we’ve heard from several of our …

Giro d'Italia 2013: Stage 16 Doesn't Change Vincenzo Nibali's Prospects

Vincenzo Nibali may have placed 12th in Stage 16 of the 2013 Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, but that doesn't change the fact that he's the best rider in the race, or the fact that he still has a solid lead overall.<p>Nibali, ranked No. 5 in the world in 2013 by CyclingRanking.com, is largely considered to …

Bicycles

Making The Impossible Approachable: The Amazing Illustrations Of NASA’s Storyboarder

What if your job was to make sweeping, cinematic images of planned NASA missions? Pat Rawlings, professional space artist, gives us a lesson in finding the story in science.<p>So there’s a project you’re excited about, but you lack funding. You go to the money people, ready to pitch them your idea. …

Amazing

Infographic: An Interactive Guide To The Recurring Jokes On “Arrested Development”

This week marks the final countdown, so to speak, for die-hard <i>Arrested Development</i> fans, because on May 26th, Netflix will release the long-anticipated fourth season of the cult comedy show. To tide you over until that epic day, we bring every recurring joke on <i>AD</i> in infographic form.<p>Created by …

Every Entrepreneur’s Biggest Mistake (And How To Avoid It!)

According to one study, 66% of new products fail within two years. And 96% of all innovations fail to deliver any return on a company’s investment. Here’s how not to be just another ugly stat.<p>In 2006, Salemi Industries thought they had a surefire moneymaking product. It was something totally new …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

A Photog Unearths The Differences Among Like Objects

Ordinary objects take on a new language in Diana Zlatanovski’s Typology series of photographs.<p>You may have collected coins, stamps, or baseball cards as a kid. If you’re Jay Leno, you’re fortunate enough to collect cars. If you’re Angelina Jolie, you hanker after Renaissance knives (at least during …

This Pouch Ensures You Pay Attention To Your Date, Not Your Phone

Blokket blocks cell signals and keeps your phone screen hidden from view.<p>Forget body language–the most effective, ultra-modern way to show someone that you’re into them, you respect them, or you genuinely enjoy their company is to keep your darn hands off your darn phone when you’re hanging out. …

How Prada Grew Its Brand Value Faster Than Any Other Last Year

In 2012, the luxury retailer's brand value skyrocketed 63%, bringing it to $9.5 billion, in the BrandZ calculation. That makes Prada the fourth most valuable luxury brand in the world, but the number one riser in any category. Its value increased more than any other brand on a percentage basis.<p>Even …

Louis Vuitton

Block Says China Banks’ Bad Loans Spread Beyond Government Debt

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …