Fabricio Ortiz de Montellano

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13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across America. The last time the contiguous United States saw a total eclipse was 1979, and it will be the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years, reports The Associated Press.<p>A partial eclipse will be visible throughout the United …

South Carolina

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

10 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

The first few minutes of your workday are critical to your productivity for the next eight hours.<p>If you show up late to the office or get sucked into …

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements in multi-syllabic scientific jargon give the false impression that they’re supported by laboratory research and hard facts.<p>Magnetic …

Higher Education

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy

6 poems to read on Christmas Day

Reading poetry on Christmas might not be a widespread tradition, but maybe it should be. With all the clamor of kids playing with their new toys, family members catching up with one another and basketball blaring on the TV, it's probably a good idea to reserve a little time to yourself.<p>If it's all …

Literature

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Best space photographs of 2015

Astronomy

Artist Adds Humorous Star Wars Twist To Classic Paintings

Artist David Hamilton recreates iconic paintings in the style of famous artists – but with an added Star Wars twist. Hamilton started the series when he remade Ilya Repin's <i>Tolstoy Plowing</i> by inserting an armed storm trooper into the foreground.<p>By strategically placing quirky elements in the …

Art

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

7 Productivity Secrets of Sports Champions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the main goals of any company is to improve productivity. Increased productivity means higher revenues and a stronger bottom line. So how can you improve productivity in the workplace? In many of the same ways that you improve …

8 Steps to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams -- 11:11

Have you ever found yourself looking at the clock at exactly 11:11 over and over again? This is a common occurrence with people -- especially those on a path of spiritual awakening.<p>So what does this mean?<p>According to Doreen Virtue, in Angel Numbers, 11 is the number of manifestation so when you see …

8 Uncommon Ways To Show You're Thankful

When we show people we are thankful for them, it doesn’t just make <i>them</i> feel good. It’s actually good for <i>us</i> as well. In fact, Dr. Martin Seligman, a former president of the American Psychological Association, and his colleagues found that tangible expressions of gratitude can reduce depression and …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Earth Science

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Art

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

Entrepreneurship

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality

Virtual Reality

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Motivation

The secret to being a great football coach has nothing to do with football

With the new college football season upon us, fans across the country are hoping their team could be the one crowned national champion on January 11 2016 in Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Of course, who is ultimately successful will depend a lot on the talents of their …

College Football

11 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

We’d be hard-pressed to find someone who <i>didn’t</i> know that Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but we’d bet you’d be surprised to learn how many household names are completely made-up, or were inspired by a Shakespearean character—or the result of an autocorrect. On the heels of the …

Olivia Wilde

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Want to get into Rose’s Luxury? Start peeling potatoes.

Aaron Tidman does a lot of pro bono work as an attorney, but last year he tried something different. For one day, he was a pro bono squid cleaner at Rose’s Luxury, the wildly popular restaurant on Washington’s Barracks Row.<p>Tidman, 35, an amateur cook from Bethesda, had seen an appeal for kitchen …

Hospitality

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language