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Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

Get That Graphics Tablet Functionality With Astropad

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand new app that literally mirrors your Mac desktop via Wi-Fi or USB.<p>Created by two ex-Apple engineers — Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli — Astropad works with several …

Batteries

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers<p>It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.<p>But child psychologists say it may be stunting …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

The Big Future: Can we build a better brain?

How will the future change the human brain? This week's <i>Big Future</i> takes a look at a new wave of neurological techniques that directly alter the brain's electrical patterns, correcting seizures and movement disorders. Some doctors are even experimenting with using it to treat depression. Could the …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Arsenal drifting, but in which direction?

What now with Arsenal? The recent shareholders’ annual meeting left more questions than answers.<p>We know that Arsene Wenger has had his contract renewed for three years, despite some catastrophic results last season and the fact that the somewhat laborious FA Cup final victory against Hull City gave …

How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

<i>For the full story, read this week’s TIME magazine.</i><p>With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Apple is attempting to put …

Real Madrid Are Buying James Rodriguez to Replace Cristiano Ronaldo

James Rodriguez looks increasingly likely to join Real Madrid, and with Cristiano Ronaldo turning 30 this season, the timing couldn't be better.<p>Nobody's writing off the Portugal star, and he could easily have two or three more seasons at the very top of his game left in him and more before slowly …

Soccer

It's True: Massages Really Are Good For You

Go ahead and book that massage -- a small new study shows that massage therapy isn't just a way to relax and indulge, but it also could help you after exercise.<p>The study, published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, showed that massage therapy relieves muscle soreness …

Queen's Baton Relay: The secret of Jamaica's sprinting success

Jamaican sprinting superstars Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are part of a proud Olympic record that stretches back 50 years.<p>During the 1960s, Jamaican athletes were growing up through the prestigious high school 'Champs' before gaining scholarships in America to pursue their …

How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.<p>When people hear how I quit my job as a lawyer after six years of corporate work, they assume I burned out and fled the nine-to-five (or, more …

Another dimension

Turn people into virtual characters with motion capture

Have you ever wondered how computer-generated characters are created in the movies?<p>BBC Click's Spencer Kelly puts on a special motion capture suit that can turn him into a cartoon character in an instant and looks at the technology that is transforming the cinema and giving new creativity to …

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious component. Marriage is regarded as "sacred". Weddings are planned that few really want to attend; pointless dresses are worn …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

A Primer On The Math Behind F-Stops

Have you ever wondered why the aperture number skip in such a weird way? What does 1.4 has to do with 2? The video below by Dylan Bennett has a great …

Four Extreme Leadership Principles Of A Navy SEAL

Have you ever felt like making a comparison between entrepreneurship and extreme competitive sports? If so, you’re not the first. My team member Adam Torkildson drew my attention this week to someone he met through his interest in extreme fitness–Mark DeLisle, a former Navy SEAL and current fitness …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Tutorials

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

4 Useful Tips for Creating Compelling HDR Photography at http://bit.ly/15gVbmE Words and Image by Jimmy McIntyre.

Which Online Services Are The Best For Photographers?

Last week we saw a few news worthy announcements from a couple of the larger photography portals. Livebooks went dark from their clients until the …

How to schedule your day for peak productivity: http://trib.al/h1Z3zQU "For each day, I outline my 'Top 3,' meaning the three most important things I will have accomplished by the end of the day. Sometimes I'll map out the entire week on Sunday because my priorities are super clear. Other times, I'll decide on my Top 3 on a day-by-day basis."

10 Travel Photography Tips to Help Avoid Regrets When You Get Home

By Hélio Dias. I have lost count of how many times I’ve came home and regretted not having done something to get better pictures when I was …