Annalee Locke

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This woman sent a seriously creative job application to Spotify and it actually worked

The jobs market can feel like a rat-race, but one ingenious job-seeker found a way to stand out and boy did it pay off.<p>Back in April Jessica Bain …

Employment

Turns Out, UPS Drivers Have A Facebook Group About Animals They Meet On Routes, And It’ll Make Your Day (New Pics)

Long gone are the days when dogs were every postman's worst nightmare. If 'UPS dogs' is anything to go by, it seems we have gone full circle and they …

Cute Animals

IDG Contributor Network: Creating an organization with service excellence as its foundation

In "Service excellence in service management," I wrote about why service excellence matters and provided some first steps you can take towards it. …

Las Vegas

Questioning Truth, Reality and the Role of Science

In an era where untestable ideas such as the multiverse hold sway, Michela Massimi defends science from those who think it hopelessly unmoored from …

Philosophy

How to Tell the Negative Voice in Your Head to Shut the Hell Up

Easier said than done, you think. Nobody <i>wants</i> to listen to their inner voice prattle on about how ugly, unfit, and unworthy they are.<p>If it was easy …

Self-help

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National Parks

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adult ADHD

What sets CBT apart from other forms of psychotherapy is the emphasis it places on the interactive role of cognitions—automatic thoughts, images, …

ADHD

This Corgi Sneaks Over to a Farm at Night to Ride His Pony Best Friend

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a dog making friends with an animal of a different species is always adorable. There’s no shortage of …

Cute Animals

The 3 Types of Diversity That Shape Our Identities

Diversity means different things to different people. In a study of 180 Spanish corporate managers, we explored perceptions of diversity and found that depending on who is answering, diversity usually means one of three things: demographic diversity (our gender, race, sexual orientation, and so …

The Workplace

25 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate from Cuttings

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your stock in a relatively short time. Rooted cuttings are often sturdier than seedlings, …

Gardening

Artist Brings Rooms to Life With Impressionist-Inspired Relief Sculptures on Walls

Russian creative Goga Tandashvili adds an artistic touch to otherwise ordinary walls with his intricate bas-relief sculpture work. Using a combination of hand building and carving tools, the Russian sculptor brings nature-inspired scenes to life as they integrate seamlessly with their surroundings. …

Art

Please, Please, Please, Don’t Call Me Athletic | by Ben Scrivens

There are people who will shoehorn a term into a sentence to make them seem like an expert, but the term they splice in is such an overused cliché …

Ice Hockey

Balenciaga’s very ugly, very expensive sneakers are a huge success

The Balenciaga Triple S is a monstrous sneaker. At its core you can see hints of a classic mesh-and-leather running shoe. Only it’s been overgrown with additional bits of leather, and then at its base, several wave-like strata of rubber. The sole looks like its made of soles from multiple sneakers …

Clothing

Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

Photography

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

The single woman's guide to managing money at every age

More U.S. adults than ever before are single — 110 million at last count, according to the US Census Bureau — though the number continues to rise. The majority of them, some 53%, are women. That, as singles expert Bella DePaulo points out, can be a positive. Singles are having more sex than …

Personal Finance

‘What Does Paranoid Mean?’ The Story Behind the Black Sabbath Hit - WSJ

In early 1971, when Black Sabbath released its second album, “Paranoid,” in the United States, the band was among only a few groups pioneering hard rock driven by metallic-sounding guitar riffs and wailing vocals.<p>The title song, released as a single, helped push the album to No. 12 on the Billboard …

Guitar

14 Digital Side Hustles You Can Start Today

<b>By Victoria Greene, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Looking to make some money or start a side project? The internet is full of voices telling us we can make money by doing this, that or the other, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds and more than half of it of it is probably spam. There are, however, …

Small Business

Humans of Late Capitalism reveals the dystopia we all live in

The year is 2018. The world’s richest man, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, eats an iguana. He builds a home with 25 bathrooms. He says in an interview that he …

Globalization

The difference between intelligence and wisdom—and how to acquire both

It’s often been said that wisdom is the art of knowing that you are not wise.<p>The great philosopher Socrates famously denied being wise more than two thousand years ago, and since then, we have taken him at his word.<p>There is a truth there, but that definition isn’t very helpful. I mean, I’m all for …

Self-improvement

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Anything worth doing is not easy.Successful people keep going.<p>Anything worth doing is not easy. So getting discouraged when trying to reach your goals is only natural. But that doesn't mean you should give up, no matter how impossible things are looking at the moment. Here are 5 tips for sticking …

Motivation

Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were …

Success

Artist Creates Fine Line Tattoos Surging With Themes of Feminine Power and Fertility

South Korean artist Zihwa Hongdae (aka Le jardin de Zihwa) creates feminine, fine-line tattoos in black ink that are inspired by nature. Her beautifully delicate tattoos are etched onto the wearer’s skin using an ultra-thin needle, resulting in detailed line-work and expert shading that resembles …

Art

15+ Best Woodworking Art From Around the World

Woodworking has a rich place in the history of human civilization. Used for thousands of centuries, it provided early cultures a way to construct shelters, furniture, boats, and more; in doing so, it made life easier and ultimately allowed a society to advance. The art of woodworking continues …

Woodworking

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

It sucks to feel stuck.<p>You’re in a rut, and you can’t get unstuck.<p>You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. …

Motivation

Degas’ Dancers: How Ballerinas Inspired the Iconic Impressionist Artist

No matter how many muses inspired them, certain Impressionist artists are associated with a single, signature subject. From Claude Monet‘s <i>Water Lilies</i> to the mother-daughter relationships captured by Mary Cassatt, each theme offers viewers a glimpse into the artist's interests, influences, and …

Art

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are …

Mindfulness

Life Out Loud: Wayne Gretzky | by Wayne Gretzky

Andy Warhol. Ping pong. The psychology of “the safehouse.” The benefits of a 28-year marriage. The guilt of chasing down your hero.<p>This is not your …

Ice Hockey

Gorgeous Phenomenon Is Making San Diego’s Beaches Glow Blue at Night

The people of San Diego recently had the chance to witness one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful phenomenons: <b>bioluminescence</b>. Caused by a “bloom” of marine planktons known as <i>dinoflagellates</i>, the tiny organisms emit radiant blue bioluminescent light when they are disturbed. Earlier this week off the …

San Diego

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help