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Life of Alexander Calder, Sculptor Who Reimagined Mobiles

<b>Alexander Calder</b> (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was one of the most prolific, recognizable, and beloved American artists of the 20th century. He …

Art

Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

Procrastination

Tiffany is giving cool a try. And it's working

Tiffany is rebranding as a company for the young and hip. And actually pulling it off.<p>With the help of campaigns featuring inclusive messaging and young celebrities, a new Instagram-friendly cafe and homages to its glamorous heritage, the jeweler boosted sales over the holidays and in the first …

Same-Sex Couples

Southeast Europe targets luxury brands' fast fashion catchup

ROUSSE, Bulgaria/PRAGUE (Reuters) - Miglena Hristova's factory near the Danube is among a growing number in southeastern Europe positioning themselves to help top brands adjust to faster fashion cycles.<p>Bulgaria, Romania and other countries in the Balkan region have established a foothold in the …

Clothing

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

Amazon needs to get a handle on its counterfeit problem

Chances are you wouldn't suspect that whatever you're buying from Amazon, whether it be clothing, sunglasses or a handbag, is fake. And, for the most part, that tends to true. But that doesn't mean you should trust that every product is legit. In fact, right now if you search for "Yeezys," a highly …

Are You Shy or Introverted? Science Says This Is the Difference Between Them

It's surprising, but makes sense.<p>Shyness and introversion have long been confused. Some people who are introverted resent being called shy, and vice versa. Others use the two terms interchangeably.<p>Yet many psychologists argue that there's a major and compelling difference between the two states. …

Psychology

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.<p>It is a scene that plays out each weekday morning across Tokyo. Suit-clad office workers, gaggles of schoolchildren, and other travelers gamely wend their way through the city’s sprawling rail stations.<p>To the …

Trains

Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes

It is a heartwarming story: In spite of the endless onslaught of digital content, American readers have collectively put down their screens and decided to embrace once more that beloved tactile rectangular prism that reminds us, with its weight at the bottom of our bags, of its immeasurable heft. …

Writing

This Swiss CEO Is Sounding the Alarm on Apple

<i>Originally published by Joe Thompson on Hodinkee.</i><p>On March 11, Peter Stas, co-founder and CEO of Frederique Constant, sounded the alarm about what he …

18 British words and phrases that don't mean what you think they do in America

It's been said that England and America are two countries divided by a common language.<p>Different words, different pronunciations, and different spellings have created two distinct separations in the English language: British English and American English.<p>Words, phrases, and slang that mean one thing …

The Real Reason Why Your Brain Is so Scared of Failure

Failure doesn't scare you. Not knowing does.<p>You've just recklessly jumped ship -- left the security of your job or refused the investor who isn't offering exactly what you want. You find yourself gripped by a cold, raw fear. What are you <i>actually</i> afraid of?<p>Imagine you're driving along a clear …

Self-help

The inventor of the iPod has made a new kind of high-end wristwatch

Belgium-based Ressence has a track record of reinventing the wristwatch. And for its latest concept the firm is collaborating with none other than …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

6 Self-Care Lessons From The World's Most Expensive Woman Artist

If you don’t know artist Yayoi Kusama by name, you definitely know her from Instagram.<p>Famous for her infinity rooms comprised of mirrors and mesmerizing installations—AKA #selfiecentral—Kusama is 88 years old and as prolific as they come. Her latest concurrent exhibitions, “The Festival of Life” …

New York City

The war for wearables is over, and Apple won

The Apple Watch conquered all comers and became the most important wearable in the world in 2017.<p>The iPhone maker flexed its muscles to take over the …

A psychologist says a simple word swap can make you more successful on a daily basis

In her new book, <i>Insight</i>, the psychologist Tasha Eurich argues that the more accurately you see yourself, the more successful you'll be.<p>To that end, …

Smartwatches know when you’re getting sick before you do

Have you been looking for a reason to wear your heart-rate tracking smartwatch or fitness band more often? How about that if you do, it has a better …

Android Wear 2.0 will finally arrive in early February

Smartwatches might have failed to take over the world last year, but Google will still make good of its promise to release Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017. According to a letter addressed to developers and published by <i>Android Police</i>, the long-awaited update to its wearable platform will finally arrive …

Fitbit acquires the Vector smartwatch startup, as the wearable giant continues its roll-up

Well this is a relatively fast exit. In March last year a brand new smartwatch brand appeared, hoping to offer something different. Combining the incredible engineering talent in Central Europe’s Romania with the business smarts of London and former executives from Citizen watches, the Vector …

Wearable Tech

The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2017

Highlights of the best devices we saw in Las Vegas this year.<p>LAS VEGAS—The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tries to get consumers (and …

Is Apple Now The Wearables Leader?

There have been various opinions regarding the success of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Watch since the product was first unveiled in 2015. While the …

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Set New Sales Record in First Holiday Shopping Week

Earlier today data from market research firm IDC said that Apple Watch's share of the wearables market fell to 5% as fitness trackers "reigned supreme." In an email responding to a <i>Reuters</i> inquiry about the report, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple Watch's sell-through rate hit a new high …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Is Hermès and the Apple Watch going well together / Trend Report

A Two Week Snapshot of What’s Trending in the Luxury Watch Industry (5 September – 19 September 2016).<p>In this series of trend reports we aim to discover which stories, pieces of news and industry developments in the world of haute horology gain the most amount of traction in the digital sphere.

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? Create a Not-To-Do List That Eliminates Your Bad Habits

You're only as good as your worst habits.<p>As the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, people often ask me why I would write a book about what <i>not</i> to do. While I outline the personal story of how I developed that list in my TEDx talk, the simple answer is this; it only takes one bad …

Physiotherapy

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-help

The 8 Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Right Now

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Wearable Tech