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What smartphone photography is doing to our memories - Vox

Sharing photos may subtly change what — and how — we remember.<p>Though they may appear crystal clear in our minds, our memories are not a carbon copy of the events we witnessed.<p>Every time we recall a memory, we may accidentally alter it or diminish its accuracy. Even trivial memories are easily …

The Brain

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth)

<i>We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here.</i><p><b>Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth</b><p>The first day I was in second grade, I came …

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

Apple shares new iPad + iOS 11 how-to videos, features third-party apps

On the heels of releasing iOS 11 today, Apple has published a few new how-to videos to its YouTube channel promoting what’s now possible with its latest mobile OS and iPad.<p>About a month ago, Apple released 6 videos showcasing iPad + iOS 11 features and new ways to make the tablet more capable than …

Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?

What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, …

Ikigai

Escrever 750 palavras por dia, não sabes o bem que te faria

Invadiu as redes sociais, os media e a conversa sempre que se fala de rotinas matinais. Pega na longa tradição dos escritores matutinos e faz disso …

You can start a coding career without a degree — here’s how

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Online Education

A Goal-Setting System I Learned From Google (And Still Use At My Current Venture)

When it comes to great ideas, theft is no sin.<p>During Google’s first year, investor John Doerr pitched the idea of using an organizational system called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for goal setting. He presented it as an effective way to both set high level goals and also measure progress …

Management

13 things mentally strong people don't do

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Following are 13 things that mentally strong people do not do, Morin says.<p><i>This is an update of an</i> …

Self-help

What Bubble? How China Stays In Control Of Its Wild Housing Market

If you have been following China for any significant amount of time you will likely have observed the drastic ebbs and flows that the country’s housing market regularly endures. One day the market is on fire, with the prices of housing in some cities soaring to almost unbelievable heights, and then …

Canadian Real Estate

Seven Signs You’re On The Verge Of Transforming Your Life

Are you wondering whether you’re really ready for the types of change that the Law of Attraction can bring, or asking yourself if <i>now</i> is truly the …

Self-Reflection

This man has visited every country on Earth and made $1m – and you can do it too

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your 9-to-5 routine behind?<p>Irishman Johnny Ward did, and has just completed a 10-year mission to visit every country in the world, a trip which has seen him visit 197 nations, ending in Norway earlier this month, where he celebrated the achievement with his …

25 secret European villages everyone should visit in their lifetime

A few winters ago, my family and I checked into a restored 17th-century estate in the tiny town of Lower Monferrato, in Piedmont, Italy. Our bay window looked out onto rolling hills covered in grapevines and, far, far in the landscape, the snow-topped Alps. No cars passed the cypress-dotted …

Prince Charles

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

<i>Trump’s younger supporters know he’s an incompetent joke; in fact, that’s why they support him.</i><p>1. Born from Something Awful<p>Around 2005 or so a …

This 1979 Stephen King novel is a chilling prediction of Donald Trump's rise

"The man is a clown. He goes charging around the speaking platform, like that at every rally [...] He's a clown, so what? [...] So people want a …

The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe

These are the 30 prettiest towns in Europe, according to the fine people at the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).<p>It was challenged to come up with 30 smaller destinations to promote to holidaymakers. This is what they came up with (and there's only one in Britain).<p>1. Kilkenny, Ireland<p>On …

History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit And Trump

<i>Note: this essay contains a lot of links out, which are underlined. Consider them further reading or me backing up my opinions.</i><p>It seems we're entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals.<p>My background is archaeology, so also history and …

Europe

Orwell’s “1984” and Trump’s America

I have, I’m afraid, a terrible confession to make: I have never been a huge fan of George Orwell’s “1984.” It always seemed, in its extrapolations from present to future, too pat, a little lacking in the imaginative extrapolations we want from dystopian literature. As the British author Anthony …

Donald Trump

3 tips for staying calm under pressure from a bomb disposal expert

Sure, I could pull a bunch of research studies on it and just summarize those for you. But that always leaves the lingering question: "<i>But does this stuff work in the real world?"</i><p>So who really knows about being cool as a cucumber under the most intense pressure imaginable? I'd read that when top …

Self-help

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too) | Inc.com

<i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency counter.<p>He tells how he opened the Palo Alto, California, phone book and …

Hung Up

10 reasons you should wake up earlier — and how to do it

"Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin …" — Mark Twain<p>Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent …

Mark Twain

What is hygge?

An explainer.<p><i>Hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge hygge</i> …

Positive Thinking

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t …

Animal shelter commercial almost cuter than the animals themselves

There is only thing <i>potentially</i> more adorable than baby kittens on this planet — the kind humans who take care of them.<p>Furkids Animal Rescues and …

Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens break the status quo with adorable duet

How is it possible that <i>High School Musical</i> alumni and IRL best friends Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens have never sung a duet? Tisdale decided to …

Cute

How to work less, get better results

When you’ve eliminated everything you don’t need to do, you can focus on ways to increase your efficiency while doing the important tasks.<p>The internet is full of lifehacks that give you tips to help you work better. I’ll just mention a few of them that I use the most (you can Google the rest).<p>The …

The Best New Yorker Videos of 2016

The legendary film editor Walter Murch made a case for the moving image as a sign of the times. “I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others,” he said in 2002. “In the nineteenth century, it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic …

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