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When Your Inner Critic Stifles Your Creativity: 4 Helpful Truths

“<b>The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.</b><b>” ~</b><b>Steve Furtick</b><p>We live in an …

4 Short Stories that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can<br>transport people to another place.”<br>―J.K. Rowling</i><p>Let me distract you for a moment and tell you four short …

andbeyond: ngorongoro crater lodge perched at a crater's edge in the unspoiled landscape of tanzania, a cluster of lodges unites traditional african banana leaf ceilings and palm roofs with opulent, whimsical design. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/andbeyond-ngorongoro-crater-lodge-tanzania/

This 9-Year-Old Girl Told McDonald's CEO: Stop Tricking Kids

It's not every day that a 9-year-old girl chastises the CEO of one of the world's biggest fast-food chains.<p>Yet that's exactly what young Hannah Robertson did Thursday morning at McDonald's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago. When the meeting opened up to questions, Hannah was first up at the …

Can This Sleek Lighter Challenge The Zippo?

Alessi’s new Sushi lighter is at home both in your pocket and your kitchen.<p>Design is a search to perfectly integrate form, function, and meaning. A single design can take years of iterations and refinements and still may never embody that ideal. But if it becomes iconic–think the <i>Coca-Cola</i> bottle …

5 Unexpected Ways Meditation Will Change Your Life

We all know meditation can help us to relax and reduce stress by cutting out the continual white noise of our chattering mind. When I started …

Mindful Movement

It’s week three of the mindfulness-based stress reduction courses I’m currently teaching, and that means our main work is mindful movement. It’s an …

U.S. Trust Study Finds Wealthy Americans Underinvested And Unprepared

U.S. Trust released its 2013 Insights on Wealth and Worth report on Tuesday. The nation’s oldest trust company, under the wing of Bank of America since 2007, surveyed 711 wealthy American adults over the age of 18 with investable assets north of $3 million on a variety of wealth-related topics. The …

Charts show how Facebook destroyed $40 billion in value during its first year as a public company

Hard to believe but it’s true. Facebook shares priced exactly one year ago today at $38 a share, giving the social media behemoth a market value of round $104 billion. (“Pricing” is when the company gets the money and the investment bank gets the shares, which it then turns around and sells to …

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How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service

Sources say iRadio is still mired in licensing talks and may not be ready for WWDC<p>Google's long-rumored Play Music All Access service is already out the door, while Apple's iRadio is still bogged down in licensing talks. According to music industry sources, all the haggling could prevent Apple from …

Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding

Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history.<p>Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system is accelerating the collapse, says IDC. The new tile-interface is …

From Inside 3D Printing Conference: Where to Invest in 3D Printing?

On the very day that Shapeways announced its latest round of $30 million in funding, an afternoon panel discussion at the Inside 3D Printing …

3D-printed jet engine parts help increase fuel efficiency by 15 percent

CFM International, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial airline engines, is using some 3D-printed components to help improve the fuel efficiency of its new line of jet engines by 15 percent. Earlier this month, the company — which is co-owned by GE and French aerospace giant Snecma — …

General Motors urges Obama and Congress to unite on climate change

General Motors called on Barack Obama and Congress to work together on climate change on Wednesday, saying the effort would be good for business.<p>GM, …

A Sleep Gene Has A Surprising Role In Migraines

Mutations on a single gene appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraines, a team reports in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>.<p>The finding could help explain the links between sleep problems and migraines. It also should make it easier to find new drugs to treat migraines, …

Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week

Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet.<p>The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>That's based on preparing all the meals and snacks at home …