David Mainster

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Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

Mental Health

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It …

MBA Students: Choose Your First Marketing Job Wisely

<i>“What internship (or full-time) offer should I take?” “What’s the right first step now that I’m finishing up my MBA?”</i><p>The life of an MBA student is demanding. Managing the classwork and interviewing process today is much harder than when I was an MBA student. Outside of class, students must spend …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

Data Visualization

Is Consciousness A Product Of The Brain Or Is The Brain The Receiver Of Consciousness?

Published on December 14, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment<p><b>“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We</b> …

Don’t Threaten to Punish Your Kids for Lying

Kids of a certain age lie rather frequently. This is both common-sense child-rearing wisdom and a fact that has been observed in experimental …

Your Guide To ‘Serial,’ The True Crime Podcast Everyone Is Freaking Out About Right Now

If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time on the Internet in the past week or so, or spent any substantial amount of time with anyone who has, you’ve probably been introduced to <i>Serial</i>, the new <i>This American Life</i> sister podcast that is taking the world by storm. Created by longtime <i>TAL</i> producer …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

25 Items That Are Cheaper At Whole Foods

The grocery has a reputation for being more expensive than traditional supermarkets, which could be contributing to its current sales decline.<p>But it turns out the specialty grocer has a few hidden deals.<p>Earlier this year, the product review site Cheapism.com compiled a list of 25 items that are …

The Real Election Winner: Weed

If Washington D.C.’s newly legalized ‘grow and give’ pot law works, it could be the turning point for marijuana legislation in the U.S.<p>Four places in …

The 25 Most Powerful People In The World, According To Forbes

"As the undisputed, unpredictable, and unaccountable head of an energy-rich, nuclear-tipped state, no one would ever call him weak," writes Forbes Senior Editor Caroline Howard.<p>For the second year in a row, Putin edges out US President Barack Obama for the top spot.<p>With the exception of Pope …

5 Golden Rules for Good Arguments

Yup, there is such a thing. You just need to learn a few basic principles of productive exchanges, according to this author.<p>Nope, a good argument isn't a contradiction in terms. Many of us view arguments as something to be avoided at all costs. Others see them as an opportunity to dominate …

University of Oxford

The Equalizer: The Ultimate Denzel Washington Role

Cinema's latest old guy on a rampage is a preposterously enlightened assassin—the logical culmination of Washington's career.<p>In the golden years of Hollywood, stars used to be referred to either as “rug actors” or “dust actors.” Rug actors played indoor parts—those requiring love scenes and …

Learn-to-code boot camps open doors for talented graduates

Coding boot camps, which generally focus on Ruby on Rails and front-end coding languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, say they have job placement rates north of 90 percent. These intensive programs are generally selective and expensive. But do they really deliver results that justify their costs?<p>…

What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control

One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.<p>The image is iconic: A little kid sits at a table, his face contorted in concentration, staring down a marshmallow. Over the last …

The 7 Deadly Sins Strong Organizations Avoid

When you observe great businesses and poor ones, it is sometimes the intangibles that differentiate the weak from the strong. What do bad companies and employees do that causes careers and ventures to fail? As we look a little deeper at those who flounder consistent behaviors appear. See how many …

6 Key Business Goals Thought Leadership Will Help You Achieve

When you think of SEO and Google, Matt Cutts probably comes to mind. And when researching the future of Internet marketing, you’d likely read a post on Jeff Bullas’ blog.<p>Despite the overwhelming success and instant recognition of many prominent thought leaders, misconceptions about this buzzworthy …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Fortune.com

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The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

Creativity

Tokyo in Black and White: The Street Photography of Tatsuo Suzuki

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the frenetic atmosphere of Tokyo through richly toned black and white street photography. Suzuki’s use …

Photography

Handy Infographic is a Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat-Sheet

The folks over at Constant Contact recently put together a handy little infographic that will help you better manage and properly ‘dress up’ your the …

Presentation Offers Solid Composition Tips and Examples for Street Photographers

Erik Kim is one of the best-known street photographers out there, today. In his continues efforts to shoot and share, Kim has put out the full …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an …

Flute

Garry Winogrand, street photographer: a retrospective – in pictures

Prolific street photographer Garry Winogrand captured the strangeness of 1960s America. As a major retrospective opens in New York, we take a look at his dazzling images<p><i>All photographs © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy of the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.</i>

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

Satirical Facebook Post Sparks Outrage at Stephen Spielberg for Hunting Triceratops

There are times when you lose all hope in humankind. We may be the most intelligent of all creatures, but just because our brains are the most …

How To Be An Effective Leader

Strange, but true: If you want be a better leader, you need to give up control<p>Invariably, people who start companies assign themselves the position of CEO. That's understandable, of course. It's their idea.<p>But, there are many different ways of being a CEO and unfortunately a majority of people …

Leadership