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6 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Happiness, According to Science

And real things you can do about it.<p>Some people see happiness as the feeling in a small moment - a chat between old friends, a warm meal. Some see it …

Happiness

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

Hot And Sexy Bikini Movie Moments From The 1980s

Pools have always played vital roles and settings in film --think <i>Sunset Boulevard</i>-- but seemed to hit their swimmingly breast-stroked stride in the …

Streaming

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a …

Success

Making a mountain out of a mint tin – in pictures

Heidi Annalise has spent the past four years putting mountains into mint boxes. Using small tins as both canvas and palette, the Colorado-based painter creates pocket panoramas of her environment. “Painting helps me soak up vivid memories by studying details that would have otherwise gone …

Study Skills

Power can literally go to your head by damaging your brain, according to psychological research

An article in The Atlantic reports the work of Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at Berkeley, University of California. After several years of lab and field experiments, Keltner found that people in powerful positions acted more impulsively, were less risk-aware, and were less able to see …

Psychology

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

Photo Credit: vchal/Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool …

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning | Inc.com

Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what they had to say. According to Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman, the true hallmark of genius …

Genius

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Here's How Magic Tricks Short-Circuit Your Brain

The psychology of manipulation.<p>We all know magic tricks are just that—tricks. They're not actually magic. Yet we're still astounded by them, and they <i>seem</i> otherworldly. Is it just that we're suspending disbelief, like we would at a <i>Star Wars</i> movie? According to this handy video from Digg, featuring …

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

Project Management

How to bring life to your Characters-Stephen Silver

So That's How the Inside of the Millennium Falcon Is Laid Out

I’m probably not alone in saying I was always curious what else was in the Millennium Falcon. We saw the cockpit, the large hangout area, some …

Science Suggests You Should Not Shower Every Day Anymore

When people say they don’t shower every day, we usually find that weird. However, is showering every day necessary? It turns out that showering on a …

Ask Ethan: How Fast Do Gravitational Waves Travel?

One of the most surprising predictions of Einstein’s General Relativity is the existence of not just matter, radiation and other particle-based forms of energy, but the existence of gravitational radiation itself, or fundamental “ripples” in the very fabric of spacetime. This is one of the toughest …

Physics

Scientists have discovered how your brain wakes you up

The smells of coffee and breakfast foods have long been credited for rousing even the sleepiest of heads out of their beds, but now, scientists …

Neuroscience

Split

Make Your Family’s Morning Smoother With This #OffYouGo Morning Hack

When your morning starts off smoothly, it sets the tone for a great, productive day. That’s why we’re all about setting yourself up for success by learning life hacks to get you out the door with ease! Creating a daily routine that includes a healthy meal, joyful moments and organization will help …

Sewing

21 Facts You Didn't Know You Needed To Hear

Here are some things you don't hear every day...<p>By rough approximation, there are 1049 to 1050 atoms that make up Earth. To figure out how many combinations can be made from 52 cards, you simply have to multiply 52x51x50x49...etc. That means there are on the order of 1067 ways to shuffle a deck of …

Kurt Vonnegut

6 Summer Projects for Your Graphic Design Portfolio

Summer is a great opportunity for new portfolio work. Your graphic design <b>portfolio</b> is one the most essential marketing pieces you have as a designer. …

Graphic Design

Cartoon Brew on Twitter: "http://t.co/J4R2usstFo"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Daily Inspiration #2058

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Inspiration

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

Miniature

Easy DIY Fridge Makeover

Shares 62<p>If you were to come over to my home and see my kitchen, most likely this fridge would be the first thing to greet you.<p>Not necessarily …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

The true story of Bollywood’s undercover female makeup artists

Sexism in Bollywood is old news. Male stars get screen time and lengthy monologues; women get dances in skimpy clothes.<p>But until last week, much of the world didn’t know how deeply entrenched—and official—the discrimination really is. The Supreme Court of India lifted a 60-year-old informal ban on …

Bollywood

Great Characters

A study in creating great characters, by Aaron Ehasz (head writer of Avatar the Last Airbender). A lot of animation lead characters are forced to fit …

Best of Late Night TV: Brad Pitt's Breakdancing and Shailene Woodley's Pumpkin Time Bomb

<i>If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.</i><p>In the mood for some breakdancing? Because Jimmy Fallon and Brad …

Acting Reference: Hands & Eyes

In this clip from Alfie, Jude Law breaks the fourth wall, and his mental state jumps back and forth between deep thought and addressing the audience. …