Alistair Bramley

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5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today

Your intelligence isn’t fixed; it’s fluid. Here’s a handful of ways to improve your brain flow.<p>So it turns out that, contrary to what your SAT scores told you, we can actually get smarter day by day–depending on what we do with our days. As Annie Murphy Paul reports, intelligence isn’t set in …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

1970 Chevron B16

View photos of the 1970 Chevron B16 formerly owned by Lord Laidlaw that went across the block with RM Auctions<p>A long-legged, lordly Chevron.

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

A Definitive Guide To Making Better (And Better Informed) Decisions

Eggs or fruit for breakfast? Sell or stay independent? Pants or no pants? Decisions, decisions: They’re everywhere. Worry not, this guide’s here to help.<p>All day, every day, we are faced with an onslaught of decisions both small and large. It’s hard work. Naturally, we often seek help to quell the …

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Thinking about wearing that red tie to a meeting with the managing director today? You might want to think again.<p>Body language and nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life and can ultimately make or break a deal, business …

The Charming Bird watch is an automaton for your wrist

The Swiss watchmaking firm Jaquet Droz has short-circuited the 18th and 21st centuries with the Charming Bird. It's a wristwatch that includes a tiny …

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10 Quick Productivity Hacks To Make Life At Work Better

It can be extremely difficult to maintain creative momentum at the office. That’s why these tips are so simple to implement–but pay off big time.<p>Things are going pretty well in the office.<p>You’ve hit a good groove and the work is getting done. The workplace environment is even, amazingly, fun. …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Mistakes I've Made (And Lessons Learned Along The Way)

14 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology

By Meg Carter3 minute Read<p>Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to …

4 Fast Ways To Understand People Better

What predicts success? Hint: it’s not your test scores, how loud you are, or your follower count.<p>We’re usually wrong about people.<p>Mighty Google once surveyed tens of thousands of interviewers and interviewees, tracking the way one scored the other and then how the candidate eventually performed–and …

When It Comes To Food, Technology Is Changing The Game

We are at the beginning of the most radical transformation of our food industry since the Green Revolution. Until now, food innovation — including agricultural production, processing, distribution and retail — happened in the laboratories and strategy shops of a few select multinationals. These …

9 Ways to Help Your Significant Other Be Successful

Male or female, support from a life partner can make or break the path to prosperity. Here are nine powerful ways to increase success for you as a couple.<p>Books and blog posts from thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and <i>Inc.</i> columnist Carrie Kerpen have triggered many a party conversation about the …

Quit Working Late: 8 Tips

It's entirely possible to do your job well--and leave at a reasonable hour. It all comes down to how well you take control of your time.<p>In a recent survey of more than 4,000 business executives conducted by Accenture, work-life balance was the key factor for more than half of men and women in …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

To Make Better Decisions, Discover Your Inner Marketing Guru

Was the Buddha an enlightened CMO in disguise?<p>I do not believe that big data, customer-driven buying cycles, and a broader set of job expectations are the source of marketing leadership angst.<p>The real culprit is the impermanence of the marketing profession. And that impermanence, when ignored or …

How Honda Turned a Car Into A Mixing Deck

Honda did just that with its Drivemixer project to launch the Fit Twist to the Brazilian market. By hacking the vehicle, all of its features and …

If you don’t feel like cooking your own bugs, opt for an insect energy bar

Look, the U.N. wants you to eat more insects, because it’s a more sustainable way to get protein — and you want to do what the U.N. says, right? …

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Lily Cole Debuts Wild Rubber Jewelry That Benefits Amazon Rainforest

Lily Cole can add a new title to her expanding list of accomplishments: ethical jewelry designer. The British model-actress, who devotes herself to …

Vision is Better III eBook

This new eBook, <i>Vision is Better III</i>, is a collection of 50 articles, tutorials, and photographic essays by David duChemin. DuChemin is a professional …

Coping With A Cycling Accident Injury

Over 20,000 cyclists are killed or injured in the UK every year and the majority of these accidents are caused by other drivers, pedestrians and …

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See Steve Jobs Jesus, Queen Gene Simmons, And More Political-Cultural Mashups

Tsarkova’s series, which is now on display at a show in Moscow, blends larger-than-life figures from the world of politics, religion, and pop …

The Sweet Science Behind How Chocolate Makes You More Productive

Stop for a minute and savor cocoa’s accomplishments: battler of stroke, diabetes, and heart disease; booster of blood flow; and now, research suggests, calmer of the mind.<p>While there are many excellent qualities to chocolate, research at an Austrailian university shows that the <b>polyphenols</b> in …

10 Tips For Launching A Successful Business In 2013

Is it your dream to launch a business in 2013? Many people wish they were their own boss and that they could quit their day job, but it seems …

The Key To Making Smart Money Decisions

I bet you’d like to make wiser decisions about money and get better at making your retirement portfolio grow.<p>There’s one way to do it that doesn’t require becoming an investing savant or getting a certified financial planner’s license: Figure out your life values then manage the way you spend, save …