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By Chris McGuigan | How to become (and stay) the best possible version of you.

Dune Remake Will Be "Star Wars for Adults"

<i>The sleeper has awakened!</i><p>After far too long, someone is taking another crack at <b>Dune</b>, Frank Herbert's classic series of science fiction novels. In …

Science Fiction

Dublin hotel owner bans all social media influencers after 'exposing' one for asking for free 5-night stay

• <b>Social media influencer Elle Darby asked The White Moose Hotel in Dublin for a free, five-night stay in return for publicity.</b>• <b><br>The hotel owner, Paul Stenson, refused and posted her request online.</b>• <b><br>After the hotel received backlash for the post, Stenson banned all social media influencers from his</b> …

Marketing

11 Little Habits That May Make You Seem Less Confident & How To Fix Them

When it comes to social situations, it's perfectly normal to feel nervous. Between finding the right thing to say, to remembering everyone's name, …

Self-improvement

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Ambivalent

Feeling lonely? Meet the people who suffered extreme isolation – then found happiness

The first ‘minister for loneliness’ has just been appointed to tackle a problem that seems more common by the day. We talk to people who were seriously lonely, but discovered ways to break free – including saying yes to every invitation<p>Steve talks in a way that makes you want him to keep talking. …

Loneliness

Lair: What went wrong

We look back at what happened behind the scenes with Factor 5’s big PS3 experiment<p>“<i>Lair</i> was a genuine fuck up by everybody involved, probably me the worst,” says Julian Eggebrecht, one of Factor 5’s co-founders, about the studio’s disappointing PlayStation 3 game. The approximately $25 million …

Sony

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

James Marsden and Pierce Brosnan Accidentally Out-Dressed Their Runway-Model Sons at the Airport

Dad!<p>Dolce & Gabbana casting celebrity progeny and Internet influencers (and those who occupy both spaces) in its runway shows is nothing new at this point. But every season, the Italian brand sprinkles in a few new faces and over-the-top accessories to keep the energy up.<p>This weekend, at the …

Dolce & Gabbana

A 30-year-old who quit corporate life to earn 6 figures working remotely from a Mediterranean island shares his best advice on turning a side job into a full-time gig

• <b>Mike Zima always dreamed of moving from the US to Europe.</b>• <b><br>To supplement his household income during a potential move, he started digital consulting on Fiverr, a platform for freelance and remote work.</b>• <b><br>Today, he lives in Mallorca, Spain; owns his own digital media business; and does all of his work</b> …

Careers

Chasing scale, Instagram influencer networks cut corners

Influencer talent agencies are using social-amplification practices to pump up results, creating erroneously successful campaigns or potentially …

Social Media Marketing

The Best Planners for 2018, According to Productivity and Stationery Experts

There are plenty of apps and gadgets that claim to jump-start your productivity, but if you’re really looking to buckle down and make the most of …

Productivity

Facebook has hit a wall

• <b>Facebook usage by those 18 or over was down 0.1% year-over-year in September, following a decline of 0.9% in August 2017.</b>• <b><br>Facebook's decline in usage may seem small, but is in stark contrast to its biggest competition, Google.</b>• <b><br>In contrast, Google and YouTube grew by 50% and 30% respectively.</b><p>People …

Advertising

Why Sweating Is so Freaking Good for You

There’s no shame in being the sweatiest person in spin class.<p><i>I don’t sweat, I glisten. I don’t sweat, I sparkle. I don’t sweat, I glow.</i><p>The mantras dot cups, journals, T-shirts, all kinds of inanimate objects. But sweat isn’t icky. Or shameful. Nor should it be prettily euphemized. It’s to be …

Fitness

White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

<b>A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise - indistinct electronic hissing - has said five copyright infringement claims have been made against him.</b><p>Sebastian Tomczak, who is based in Australia, said he made the video in 2015 and uploaded it to YouTube.<p>The claimants accusing …

Patents

French hilltop home on the site of a Roman fortress – in pictures

Rule your own empire at this sprawling property featuring a large house, barns, turreted towers, medieval ruins and more

France

Pixatool turns images into pallette-perfect pixel art

You could load an image up in Photoshop, reduce the color depth and fiddle with the pixel diffusion slider a bit. Or you could get Pixatool, a …

Design

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

36-year-old retiree: 'I did budgeting wrong' and lost 'thousands of dollars'

Do you want to know one of the secrets to accumulating large amounts of wealth? Here's a hint: It's not about making a ton of money.<p>In truth, one of …

Learn how to use InDesign to make your own magazine for less than $15

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

Graphic Design

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Privacy

Justin Timberlake's New Album Announcement Is Also One Giant Jacket Commercial

A Man of the Woods is dropping in early Feb, but his new outerwear game—all eight of them—has already been unleashed.<p>Justin Timberlake's last two albums have featured the singer wearing what he wears best: suits, and lots of 'em. His most recent release, 2013's <i>The 20/20 Experience</i>had an actual hit …

Justin Timberlake

The Biggest Revelations From The Last Jedi's Official Guidebook

The arrival of a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie is heralded by several things: Breathless anticipation, piles of ancillary merchandise, and the release of a new …

Star Wars

If someone is friends with their exes, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why

• <b>New research has shown that psychopaths are more likely to stay friends with their exes.</b>• <b><br>It's because they feel they can still get something out of the connection, even after the actual relationship has ended.</b>• <b><br>You can be friends with exes without them being psychopaths, but it is worth thinking about</b> …

The Bad-Weather Boots You Can Wear to the Office

Blundstones are an easy, work-friendly option. And yes, you can wear them in the rain.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>There’s no getting around it: Come wintertime, you need a pair of boots. The …

Clothing

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

UFOs

How to Start Working Out (If You Basically Haven’t Moved Since Halloween)

If you’ve pretty much been planted in the couch cushions since that candy binge in October all the way through New Year’s Eve cocktails, here’s how …

Meet The Senior Gamers Who Take On Kids Globally In Counter-Strike

From Stockholm, Sweden, a group of gamers has begun to get attention for breaking the typical gamer demographic. The Silver Snipers are all 60 years …

Germans only consider 5 places safe to travel to (and one is Germany)

Germans can largely agree on one thing. Stay in the German-speaking world (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and you are likely to come back from …

Kylo Ren Made an Important Choice in The Last Jedi. Here’s What it Means for the Next Star Wars Movie

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains major spoilers for <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>.<p>After killing his father, Han Solo (Harrison Ford), in <i>The Force Awakens</i>, Kylo …