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Why Does Physical Inactivity Drain Human Brain Power?

Humans throughout the ages have realized that physical activity leads to creative thinking, new ideas, innovation, and optimum cognitive function. …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

The perils of perfection. Part II

There is a paradox in the idea of perfection: on one hand you think you have very high standards and on the other the pressure of perfectionism keeps …

5 quick things you can do today to boost your creativity

<b>1. Want to be more creative? Get happy.</b><p>Our diary study revealed a definitive connection between positive emotion and creativity. We looked at …

Creativity

How To Make Different Kinds Of Creativity Work For You

There are at least two different kinds of creativity, but both appear to function in an irrational way. So how can you work with either?<p>On my way to work each morning, I ride my bike from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the Manhattan Bridge, which has a walkway for pedestrians on its south side and one …

How the iPhone 6 Plus is changing people’s reading habits

It’s too early to tell what long-term effects Apple’s new, bigger-screened iPhones—the 6 and the monster-sized 6 Plus—will have on its shaky iPad tablet business. But according to Pocket, the popular service for saving web articles to read later on your phone, the new iPhones are already taking …

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

The Positive Psychology Behind GTD

“The purpose of life is to discover your gifts; the meaning of life is to give them away.” ~ David Viscott<p>Positive psychology is a branch of …

5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

You won’t believe the surprising tactics that will actually get your butt in gear.<p>Motivation is a tricky thing—and sometimes the best ways to cultivate it aren’t completely obvious. When it comes to these research-backed strategies, that couldn’t be truer. Here are some of the most surprising ways …

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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to …

Canon is out with a new camera and the photos people are taking with it are amazing

Wire Your Brain For Gratitude In 30 Seconds

<i>“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner</i><p>At Thanksgiving many of us reflect on what we are grateful for… and what’s for dinner. While a client was discussing gratitude with me, they asked if gratitude …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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Apps for Happiness and Personal Development

<b>BE MEASURING</b> for more Happiness and Personal Development<p>When I first wrote the Year of Personal Development series my focus was on free printable …

Written a book? Now get a famous writer to blurb it

Finishing the manuscript might be the easiest part of getting published. What about the recommendation on the cover?<p>Up until the time I published a …

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.<p>What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership qualities? There’s no definite formula, but …

Managing Your Mind

Before you can effectively manage your career, relationships, home, hobbies, and the pursuit of your dreams, you’ll first need to master the skill of …

Iconic comic book covers get recreated in LEGO

The Size Of Space As Depicted Here Is Truly Mind-Blowing

The common understanding of physics, the universe, space travel and telescopes is not good. For people like us, there are pictures that illustrate …

The Scientific Approach to Changing Your Life

Last year, a poll indicated that only one in three Americans is reportedly "very happy." Maybe this surprises you or maybe it doesn't, but what it likely tells us is that the majority of the population is looking for a change. Whether it's their job, their relationship, their city or themselves, …

This tiny cardboard capsule is exactly what the iPhone doctor ordered

No matter how big smartphone batteries are, smartphone users still often must rely on external battery packs to keep them going, so it’s no wonder …

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called …

Quantum Physics

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe

Let’s start with a fact: We are all capable of conceiving new, useful ideas. Unfortunately our chances of doing this are hampered by a few stubborn …

The 2015 Pirelli Calendar Is Here

The 42nd edition of the Pirelli Calendar has arrived—for the lucky few, that is. Photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld, <i>Calendar Girls 2015</i> features industry vets Carolyn Murphy, Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima, Karen Elson, Joan Smalls, Cameron Russell, Raquel Zimmermann, and …

What is Boudoir Photography and How to Approach It?

Boudoir Photography<p>Boudoir photography’s increasingly popularity is telling us that people are losing their inhibitions, which can be a great thing, …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

We have had some great lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free so far this week — hurry up and you can still get some of yesterday’s apps …