Anika Whitener

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10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

Business Technology

This Woman's Visual Poetry Will Make You Feel Things You've Never Felt

Writer Nikita Gill, 28, is blowing up on social media for her feminist poetry that she presents as images on her Instagram and Tumblr. Despite receiving 137 rejection letters from publishers, the London-based star continues to gain a huge following that includes celebrities Khloé Kardashian and …

22 Powerful Sia Lyrics That Can Stand On Their Own

"I was born in a thunderstorm."

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

Self-improvement

Sunnybrook doctor first to perform blood-brain barrier procedure using focused ultrasound waves

Dr. Todd Mainprize leaned over and peered through his wire-rim glasses at a computer screen showing the brain scan of his brain cancer patient, Bonny Hall, who lay in a magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) in the adjacent room.<p>"This has gone exactly the way we hoped," the neurosurgeon said, …

Neuroscience

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

The best part about your 20s is that you can recover quickly from the inevitable mistakes you'll make as you figure out how to make it in the real …

Self-improvement

7 Important Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Everyone has different abilities when it comes to solving problems, thinking logically, and acquiring new knowledge.<p>Your brain needs exercise just …

Creativity

Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!<p>Creating helps me stay mindful, centred and balanced, …

Creativity

How to find more time to learn something new

Time is the most valuable commodity we have.<p>Unlike money, every minute that goes by is another we can never get back.<p>We have to maximize the time we have each day to focus on what will improve the quality of our lives, like learning a new skill.<p>Whether it’s improving your writing skills, learning a …

7 Steps for Successfully Running Your Day as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule to try to fit as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently …

Productivity

Reserve an hour and a half every day to focus on your goals

<i>This is the latest news and information for workers and managers from across the Web universe, brought to you by Monday Morning Manager writer Harvey Schachter. Follow us on Twitter</i> @Globe_Careers <i>or join our</i> LinkedIn <i>group.</i><p><b>Reach your goals in 90 minutes a day</b><p>If today and every other day seems to …

What It Takes to Design a Good Life

What does it take to have a good life? That’s what <b>Jonathan Fields</b>, author of <i>Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance</i>, wondered when his daughter turned five and he grew tired of reading her fables about the knight who saves the princess to live happily ever after. So he set out …

Einstein vs Bergson, science vs philosophy and the meaning of time

<i>When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her</i> …

Physics

7 Important Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Everyone has different abilities when it comes to solving problems, thinking logically, and acquiring new knowledge.<p>Your brain needs exercise just …

Creativity

Diversity: it’s good for your brain

Living in a multicultural society is like taking a daily run: it keeps your mind fit, says Richard Crisp<p>I recall, a few years ago, being on a flight to Ancona in Italy. As we began our descent the (female) pilot came on the intercom to give the customary report on progress. As she signed off, the …

Gender

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can be traced back to the collections of …

Meditation

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

Time Management

Are You an Introvert Or Are You Shy? (Yes, There Is a Difference)

You may think you’re shy because you’ve been told that your whole life.<p>Since extroversion has long been considered the measure of normalcy in our …

Behavioral Sciences

What Meditation Technique Is Right for Me?

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>We all have our unique differences, and it's important to celebrate those even when choosing a meditation technique. What works for one person may not work for another. We each have predispositions and lifestyle habits that make choosing a meditation technique an important process.<p>A …

Meditation

Guillermo del Toro's Guide to Gothic Romance - Rookie

Illustration by Allegra Lockstadt.<p>Do you ever wonder what goes on in the wondrous mind of director, producer, and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro? …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

Mindfulness: Five Mindless Tips

There's a saying that goes something like "Thoughts are like children. They are better in the backseat rather than driving the car". Most people's …

Mindfulness

On Being a Spiritual Warrior: 10 Truths.

I cannot count the number of times in a yoga class that I have said, “Let go of that which no longer serves you” or start with “letting go of …

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Critical Thinking

Watch: 17-Minute Video Essay On The Essence Of Humanity In The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

What makes a movie character relatable? What makes them fully realized and human? In this new video from Channel Criswell, Lewis Bond offers that …

19 Pieces Of Street Art That Will Make You Question Your Existence

You can't fake it anymore.

10 Personal Finance Rules To Live By

<b>The clue is in the name. Personal finance is personal. The right answer (even if there is one) will be different for everyone. However, it’s good to</b> …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed by Science

<i>BY</i> <i>CAMMI PHAM</i><i> — First appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my …