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We Hope Someday We Can Love Something As Much As This Sheep Loves Bouncing On A Trampoline

Life is short. If you love bouncing on trampolines, go bounce on them by all means.<p>Revered as the ultimate symbol of cool since it was first …

Arctic Monkeys

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When No One Shows Up for 4-Year-Old's Birthday, Chuck E. Cheese Employees Buy Him Presents

The look on little Evan's face just broke his mother's heart.<p>His mom had invited 30 children to her son's fourth birthday party and not one of them …

Employment

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

I Gave Up on Squarespace and Built My Own Photo Website from Scratch

For the past several years my photography website called Squarespace home. Among online, fully-contained, content management systems, it is hard to …

Web Design

Rare bird sighted after 111 years

An unexpected appearance of a dazzling visitor at a man-made forest in Negros Oriental province set hearts aflutter in the small but tightly knit …

Police officer jumps off overpass to save boy's life in daring New York rescue

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A 12-year-old boy is recovering and remains hospitalized days after he jumped several feet from an overpass and a police officer jumped to help him Friday.<p>"Everything happened so fast and I think my adrenaline was pumping so high" said police Officer Jessie Ferreira Cavallo, of …

First Aid

What we found in an undisturbed rainforest hidden on top of an African mountain

Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing—a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock. Though the mountain was known to locals, the forest itself remained a secret until six years ago, when Julian Bayliss spotted it on satellite imagery. …

Ecology

Brian Gulassa of Modarri Cars Discusses What Goes into Making the "Ultimate Toy Car"

Hint: It's all about design details that encourage play and experimentation<p>Brian Gulassa never lost his childlike sense of wonder and curiosity. It's …

Product Design

Dad recounts horror of taking 4-year-old daughter into stall as he experienced diarrhea

If there’s anything worse than suffering from diarrhea, it’s probably suffering from diarrhea while in a gas station bathroom. But you know what’s …

Wall Street

3 Best WordPress Alternatives For Serious Business Owners

We have all fallen in love with WordPress over the past decade, but there are some seriously legitimate competitors that give it a run for its money. Since most of these competitors focus on certain types of websites only, it ensures a more optimal performance compared to WordPress’ all-in-one …

Entrepreneurship

Force of Nature: How Dr. Drew Lanham Is Changing Birding

The South Carolina ornithologist’s enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience<p>Beneath a heavy sky, swells of powdery yellow and blue wildflowers roll in a sea of high grass. Pale butterflies flit in and out of the growth as if the field is at a boil. …

Birds

If 25% of brands disappeared overnight, nobody would give a FCK

Do you know how the dinosaurs were doing the day before they got wiped out?<p>They were flourishing. Mooching around eating ferns and each other, happy …

Silicon Valley

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

BBQ

Michael Bierut on how to reinvent a legacy brand

The Pentagram partner, who recently redesigned MIT’s century-old Technology Review, weighs in with some tips.<p>This month, the the 118-year old <i>MIT Technology Review</i> launches the first issue of its redesign, featuring a new visual identity and editorial look. The strategic overhaul of the print …

Graphic Design

These 17 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

New Study: Open Offices Kill Teamwork

People don't like to have serious conversations in public, it turns out.<p>Employees hate open office plans, but at least they help employees collaborate and work together? It saves companies money and it increases teamwork, right? Well, wrong.<p>Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, at Harvard Business …

The Workplace

The 1 Misunderstanding That Routinely Kills Relationships

♦◊♦There’s a terrible phenomenon that destroys otherwise good relationships. I call it the “<i>Relationship Death Gap.</i>“<i>Watch the video or read the</i> …

Banksy is back with 9 new fiery murals in Paris

A load of new Banksy murals have popped up in Paris, France, in the past week.<p>The works — which are Banksy's first in the French capital — have been …

12 fast-rising technologies to get ready for

Technology moves at a mile a minute, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t jump on board and benefit from it. We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council which of our current technologies will likely be slated for widespread, innovative use within the near future.<p><b>While our focuses today may be</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Infographic: What PR pros should know about typography and color

There’s more to good web design than avoiding Comic Sans.The typography you choose, as well as the color and other concerns, will convey a lot about …

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life | Inc.com

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Einstein's Secret for Coming Up With Breakthrough Ideas: Do a Whole Lot of Nothing

The genius knew that to do great work you sometimes have to do absolutely nothing.<p>In 1905 Albert Einstein had what is known as his 'Miracle Year.' In just twelve months the 26-year-old genius published a series of four papers that expounded special relativity, introduced E=mc2, and transformed …

8-year-old drummer performs Led Zeppellin

Yoyoka Soma (YouTube) is an 8-year-old Japanese drummer.<p>When I was a just small baby, my parents had a home studio and there were various kinds of …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Infographic: A Visual Guide To A Meeting Agenda That Actually Works

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It’s not a surprise that the word “meeting” often elicits sighs and groans in the workspace, given the number of instances such gatherings go completely off-track and hardly solve a purpose. Even as an <i>MIT</i> …

Middle East

How to Win over Critics and Get People to Love Your Ideas

Get people onboard and get going.<p>One of the skills I've had to develop over the years is the ability to influence people to embrace and accept dramatically new and unfamiliar ideas. In my first career as a designer, I've learned it is best to have at least three solutions for consideration, not …

Text Messaging

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …