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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make an Average Day Awesome

Forget efficiency. You want to become incredibly effective. Here's how.<p>Feel like you need to get more done each day and hour? Productivity tips are only a Google search away. Those are important, but what you need is quality, not quantity. This isn't about being merely efficient. You need to be …

The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen

A look at one-of-a-kind homes.<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out.

30 of the Most Inspiring Things Anyone Ever Said

Before the perspiration--even before the motivation--you need to find inspiration.<p>The start of a new week or a new month--heck, a new <i>anything</i>--brings with it an opportunity. You can either keep doing what you've done in the past (whether it's worked well or not). Or you can take stock, take charge, …

Why We Need ‘Travel Experts’

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Pity the poor “travel expert.” Just about everyone wants to be one—or at least drink cocktails on a beach for a living (and do let me know if you find that job description out there). Yet which “title” gets air-quoted more often?<p>This probably happens because, unlike a field …

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Legendary Mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s Advice to the Next Generation

Adventure<p>Adventure<p>“Climbing for me is more than a sport,” writes mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner in his latest book, <i>My Life at the Limit</i>. “Climbing is all about freedom, the freedom to go beyond all the rules and take a chance, to experience something new, to gain insight into human nature… …

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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Road Lessons: Around the Bend in Bali

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Last fall I attended the <b>Ubud Writers & Readers Festival</b> on the Indonesian island of Bali. I had fallen in love with the artful atmosphere and fervent grace of Ubud at the same festival the year before, so I had arrived in the city full of expectations. Yet on my first day …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …


Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Productivity Hack: The Rule of 3

The Rule of 3 is a productivity tactic that has you outlining your long and short-term goals. By making your goals clear, you are making yourself …

Power cube: these giant black boxes could help electrify cities

A giant cube could be coming to your city to help you charge your cellphone. Italian design firm T°RED in collaboration with the energy research institution Ricerca Sistema Energetico created e-QBO, a customizable, modular cube that collects energy from the sun to provide power to public spaces. …

3D Prints of Iconic Images in Art and Culture

Adam Lister, an 8-bit-inspired artist, and Isaac Budmen, an artist working mainly with 3D printing, joined together to produce 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions, …

Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing What You Want

Ever feel like your brain is out to get you? Like it's convincing you to do things that aren't actually in your best interest? Our brain is a funny …

How Can I Fall Asleep Faster?

<i>The latest sleep research has revealed a good night's rest is more important than we ever thought. Sleep doesn't just reinforce memories and make you</i> …