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5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Creative Writing

How to Battle Your Enemy, The “Adverb”

My prose has a natural enemy. It’s called an “adverb”.<p>Adverbs have <b>relentlessly</b> raided my prose and now it is <b>severely</b> battered.<p>Now read again.<p>Adverbs …

Creative Writing

How This Writing Contest Will Transform Your Writing

If you want to become a better writer and eventually get published, you should join a writing contest. Here’s why: writing contests are one of the …

These are the plants that will actually clean up your air

No matter how clean your home is, chances are, the air’s still got a <i>little</i> somethin’ somethin’ in it that isn’t exactly *great* for your body …

Plants

Essential Oils for Asthma

Aromatherapy involves the aerosolization of naturally occurring extracts from plants. Aromatherapy is is a method of using natural aromas and …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Nature Turned the Sky Above Rome into Terrifying TV Static

Drivers looked up and saw the Matrix.<p>William Gibson’s seminal sci-fi novel <i>Neuromancer</i> opens with an unforgettably bleak line: “The sky above the port …

Eastern Europe

Start a Happiness Jar Now to Have a Year's Worth of Memories to Look Back On

Rather than ending the year wondering what you did for the past 12 months, keep track of your best memories with a simple DIY. All you need is a …

Happiness

How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior

Long-term smokers are at a higher risk for negative effects.<p>Smoking marijuana is becoming increasingly legal and mainstream in the United States. …

The Brain

How Does the Brain Work? Minds of Creative People Show Unexpected Neurological Connections

Sure, we’re all capable of creativity, but some people are arguably more creative than others. New research may have found a biological reason for …

People say this optical illusion with 2 dots is blowing their minds

This optical illusion will have you questioning what's right in front of you.<p>This illusion posted on Reddit by user d023n involves flashing dots that strobe onscreen — the only question is, how many?<p>Are we looking at four dots flashing? Or are we seeing two dots moving around? To me, it looks like …

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

Imperial College London

Nebulas and Night Sky: DIY Crafts that Add Starry Brilliance to Your Home

New Year is upon us and much like the years before, 2018 brings with it a new hope, a refreshing new attitude and energy to once again take on the …

DIY Cardboard Sniper Rifle

LinkMaker of all the things The Q is back with another nifty cardboard, popsicle stick, and rubber band build – a sniper rifle that has a working …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Help You Overcome Your Fears

There are three natural responses to fear: fight, flight, or freeze. These talks will give you the confidence you need to fight onwards.<p>What are you afraid of?<p>This question is one that holds back many people from their ultimate potential.<p>Whether you are an entrepreneur who is fearful of taking the …

Motivation

A psychologist explains why self-esteem is a 'sham'

Perhaps the biggest bombshell she drops along the way is this: <b>Self-esteem doesn't necessarily make you more successful</b>. In fact, thinking highly of yourself — despite having obvious character flaws — can <i>hurt</i> your chances of personal and professional success.<p>This is hardly a new idea. Eurich cites a …

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Art

31 Of The Most Heartwarming Books You'll Ever Read

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Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

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