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6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

Artist Repurposes Starbucks Cups as Canvases for Colorful Creations

19-year-old artist Carrah Aldridge doesn't like to let leftover Starbucks cups go to waste. Instead, she prefers to use her empty drink containers as a canvas for her colorful designs. After she discovered fellow artist Kristina Webb‘s cup-based art, Aldridge was inspired to use her Sharpies, white …

Design Bootcamp: Master Photoshop, Dreamweaver and more

Give your design ambitions a blazing upgrade with Professional Web Design Bootcamp bundle, now just $75 on TNW Deals. Through five courses and 22 hours of hands-on training you’ll master web design skills including Master Dreamweaver CS6 and Adobe Creative Suite, crafting gorgeous wireframes with …

50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent …

Your presentations are putting people to sleep — here's how to fix them

Numbers can be an overwhelming part of a presentation for the average person, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be included. Data plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of business — from decision making to strategy to understanding everyday consumer behavior.<p>The secret to making data …

What Are the Psychological and Environmental Forces Sabotaging Your Effort to Focus?

Manage your attention by identifying psychological and environmental forces that sabotage your focus.<br>Read More

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How to implement gestures into your mobile design

Gestures are the new clicks.<p>Every app, game or tool you open on your phone must includes a swipe, tap or pinch to function. These gestures are the secret to making great mobile apps work. And there’s a lot that goes into it.<p>With clicks, designers and developers really only had to think about where …

50 Best Logos Of 2015

The best logo designs of 2015, amazing collection of <b>top logos of 2015</b> based on logo concept, story board, unique idea and design. We believe that …

Why Women Leave Men They Love: What Every Man Needs to Know

Read on HuffPost Deutschland<p>As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous issues. While many situations are complex, there's one profoundly simple truth that men need to know: Women leave men they love.<p>They feel terrible about it. It …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Make What You Say Sound Better And More Eloquent

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

22 Nature Photos Taken In 2015 That Will Blow You Away

An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a selection of some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>"The …

Why data visualisation experts talk about truth, beauty, revelation and respect

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

7 reasons Costa Rica is the ultimate vacation spot

1. It’s the birthplace of modern zipline tours.<p>As in soaring through treetops, through jungle canopy and cloud forest, protected ecosystems …

Smart U-Lock

After the success of their smart padlock, Utah-based FŪZ Designs created a rugged, easy-on-the-eyes U-lock version for users to easily lock, track and share access to their bike with just a phone tap—thanks to a Bluetooth Smart connection. Should your phone die or go missing, you can still manually …

Florals for Fall: Dried Flowers are Beauty's Prettiest Trend

It’s no secret that keeping flowers around will significantly improve one’s mood, particularly when winter sets in, but for a new crop of oils, salts, and steams, packed with dried flowers, their healing boost is as much about their inherent beauty benefits as their added aesthetic allure. From …

15 Free Retro & Vintage Logo Template Collections

Vintage, retro or classic style of logos (or badges, if you prefer) are very popular at the moment, with many designers using them to create their …

The 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations -- For ANY Budget

<i>By Amanda Chatel</i><p>After the madness of the wedding is over, it's time to relax. Traditionally, that relaxation comes in the form of a nice long honeymoon in some exotic place, of which both you and your partner have dreamed.<p><b>Unfortunately, after the big event and the amount of money you spent on it,</b> …

Interview: Stunning Infrared Portraits Document Indigenous Tribal Cultures of the World

Barefoot nomads roaming the desert; tribe members laughing together, their faces covered in paint; youths on horseback galloping across Tibetan plains—these are the subjects of <i>Still Points in a Turning World</i>, a fascinating series by photographer Terri Gold that documents the few indigenous tribal …

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3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

50 High-Quality Free Fonts For Designers

Typography world can be overwhelming as for a few bucks, thousands of creative fonts can be downloaded in just a few minutes with some clicks but on …

What You Should Really Do When You're Feeling Upset

I bet you know at least one person who somehow always has everything under control – you never see them sad, anxious, or furious. So, how do they do …

10 Ways to Swirl Your Brain

An Idle Mind Is the Devil's Workshop.<p>This proverb is from the "Handbook of Proverbs" by the famous British Publisher Henry George Bohn. I have experienced the effect of an idle mind first hand, and it is downright scary. During my pregnancy, I was advised bed rest due to certain health issues and a …

7 Creative Ideas for a Fun Date Night at Home

If you want to be a homebody, be a homebody! You can still have tons of fun staying in with your significant other, especially if you're armed with …