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6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries

In real life, people don't suffer freaky events like getting struck by lightning or getting part of their brain removed and then suddenly find …

Picasso on Intuition, How Creativity Works, and Where Ideas Come From

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> painter Chuck Close memorably scoffed. <i>“Show up, show up, show up,”</i> novelist Isabelle Allende echoed in her advice to aspiring writers, <i>“and after a while the muse shows up, too.”</i> Legendary composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky …

Vessyl | Smart Cup

Designed by Yves Behar, Vessyl is a smart cup that magically knows what you’re drinking and gives you nutritional info with incredible specificity. …

Rootsrated App

RootsRated is a new app created to connect people with the best outdoor experiences across the country. The beautifully designed app follows the …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

10 Games to enhance Learning and Creative Thinking 

1. LittlebigPlanet2 - lets you design circuits and put them on objects<p>2. SpaceChem - fight for science and produce deadly chemical weapons<p>3. Gratuitous Space Battles - build your own spaceship and its defences.<p>4. Robocode - code, program, and develop your tank for battle<p>5. Node-def - learn hacking, program your node and watch it replicate<p>6. Kodu - create games using visual programming<p>7. The Incredible Machine - think critically to solve challenging puzzles<p>8. Zachtronics - create and use …

From Wine Bottle to Drinking Glass

One way to recycle a wine bottle is to turn it into a drinking glass, like the above picture from Instructables. According to this how-to, you score …

diy project: maggi’s minimalist oak desk

today’s first diy project (of 4!) belongs to brooklynite maggi pattillo. she created this simple but stunning desk with a few boards from lowes and a …

7 Muscle-Building Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

It’s no secret that surefire muscle-building moves are standing, compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and overhead presses. There are plenty of …

Build a Motorized Convertible Standing Desk from IKEA Storage Cabinets

We've seen a lot of standing desks, including those made from IKEA parts, but artist/designer Kelli Anderson managed to make one of the nicest …

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

10 New Skills You Can Learn in 6 Months

If you're entering the job market or a new industry, you may find your resume lacking in skills and experience — especially if you just graduated …

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

There are very few things as stunning and breathtaking as an alpha woman. Her poised sense of self and her kind yet firm ways are a masterful thing …

Self-improvement

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

‘Bettie Page Reveals All,’ A Close-Up Look at the Pinup Goddess and Sexual Icon

A new documentary narrated by the pinup icon sheds new light on her through a bevy of her lovers and confidantes—and what happened to her after her …

I Bought an Apartment Just to Rent It Out on Airbnb

In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on airbnb. I've been managing it remotely for the past year. This post includes everything I …

The 15-Minute Chest Workout

John Alvino

This Kitchen Cheat Sheet Has Weights, Measures, Cuts of Meat, and More

Whether you need to know the part of the cow the brisket comes from, how many grams are in an ounce, how long to steam an artichoke, or how long fish …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

How our minds mislead us – Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman on the pitfalls of our intuition: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/30/daniel-kahneman-intuition/

3 Unique Moves to Blast Your Biceps By Hitting Every Angle

Variety is key to growth. Repeatedly doing the same workout is not only boring, but will eventually cause your results to plateau. Even though you’re …

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

The Best Snacks to Have Before a Workout

A good amount of exercise can burn a lot of calories, so you often need a little extra to avoid feeling excessively hungry. So you reach for a snack, …

This Free Course in Music Engineering Teaches You with Music You Love

The Play With Your Music course is a completely free, hands-on class in music production and engineering. You'll group with students who like the …

David Foster Wallace on Writing, Death, and Redemption

On May 21, 2005 <b>David Foster Wallace</b> took the podium at Kenyon College and delivered the now-legendary <i>This Is Water</i>, one of history’s greatest commencement addresses — his timeless meditation on the meaning of life and the grueling work required in order to stay awake to the world rather than …

The fighter workout

There’s a way to burn fat without doing hours of skull-numbing cardio: martial arts training.<p>That’s right: Used for years in boxing and MMA training, …

Martial Arts

Mark Twain on Religion and Our Human Egotism

A large part of what made Mark Twain the greatest American satirist was his capacity for cultural nitpicking, from his irreverent advice to little girls to his critique of the press to his snarky commentary on the outrageous requests he received. But one subject to which Twain applied his exquisite …

10 Tips to Being Deliciously Happy

<i>Photo credit: Simaje</i><p>Who wouldn't want a delicious life?<p>Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. We often believe we may not deserve the good life has to offer on a deeper level. We may allow so many things or conditions to base our happiness off of and in reality, happiness is a choice. It's not …