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Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

Blockchain

The Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Photography

Seasoned landscape photographer Craig Roberts has some tips for the newbies out there, so get out your pen and pad and listen up: here are some top …

8 Best Books For Stylish Men

There’s just something about a coffee table book. Whether you use it to decorate, to act as a doorstopper, or as actual reading material, a coffee …

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Travel

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …

Motivation

Patagonia Dreaming: Adventures in Torres del Paine

If anywhere can make you feel like a dwarf before nature, it’s <b>Torres del Paine National Park</b> in Chilean Patagonia.<p>If the rugged Cordillera del Paine mountains are the 600,000-acre park’s backbone, the 9,300-foot granite spires form its heart.<p>Along Torres del Paine’s western edge, massive fingers of …

Ancient Roman Road

Instagram Star Quits, Reveals How Photos Are Edited, Contrived, and Paid For

<b>Update</b>: O’Neil has apparently deleted all of her social media content, including the video and photos that were originally in this post.<p>18-year-old …

Social Media

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

Humanity

The Travel Jacket That Raised Over $6 Million USD on Kickstarter

The World’s BEST Travel Jacket.<p>A utilitarian hooded jacket has raised over $6 million USD, and counting, on Kickstarter, vastly outstripping its original target of $20,000 USD. Titled “The World’s BEST Travel Jacket,” the project by BAUBAX is available in four styles and comes equipped with with a …

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …

Management

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Focus on These Four Aspects of Your Life and Evolve

Ever spotted how we cling on to that ratty old T-shirt or worn out pair of PJs though our wardrobe might be bursting with clothes. Or that special mug which we need to enjoy our coffee. The side of bed which is mine should always be mine. It is what it is and there is no harm.<p>There are many of us …

Hoarding

The one crucial reason Apple Music and Spotify can never replace your music collection

It's not that streaming music often fails to properly value artists' work — though there have been grumblings for years about the amounts paid out by Spotify to rights-holders.<p>And it's not the overall cost of a lifetime of a streaming service, though Apple founder Steve Jobs hated streaming …

Apple Music

An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education by Tony Little, review: 'humane and committed'

The departing headmaster of Eton has some pleasingly wacky theories about education, finds Tom Payne<p>A boy in my house at school once told our housemaster that his father had said, “I don’t love you.” “Well,” the housemaster replied, “I love you.”<p>I suspect Tony Little would approve of this. The …

50 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

How To Master The Opposing Sides Of Your Brain

People are often promoted for their analytic ability, but they may lack the people skills needed to be a good manager.<p>Do you have a business-focused brain or an empathetic one?<p>In other words, do you typically work with a task-oriented focus, meaning you’re comfortable solving problems, focusing …

Case Western Reserve University

De zin van jouw bestaan

• <b>Auteur:</b> Frank Janse<p>Wat is de zin van ons bestaan? Een vraag die een ieder van ons zich wel eens stelt. Zingeving houdt alle mensen bezig. Soms is het lastig het leven meer betekenis te geven. Vooral in een leven vol met problemen en teleurstellingen. En het valt niet mee om de abstracte vragen op …

Hands-On: Emulsion for Mac is a Simpler Alternative to Adobe Lightroom

Last week, we took a look at an excellent Photoshop alternative for Mac OS X, Affinity Photo Beta. This week, we are taking a look at a possible …

Tutorials

10 Straightforward Techniques That Can Boost Your Personal Credibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur lives or dies based on his or her credibility. You may have the world’s best product or service, but if customers can’t trust you, they won’t buy from you.<p>Personal credibility is not simply created out of nothing. It is …

Credibility

Steve Jobs and His Remarkably Simple Secret of Life | Inc.com

Without a doubt, Steve Jobs was a creative and business genius-perhaps the most successful of our time. However, like anyone who has achieved great success, Steve Jobs also experienced massive failure. In 1985, he was pushed out of the company he co-founded-Apple-by his board of directors, and more …

Steve Jobs

Erogenous Zone Guide: Hit Every Hot Spot

1. The Brain<p><b>Why it’s hot:</b> Have you ever heard someone say that the mind is a woman’s biggest sex organ? Believe it. “Sex can easily become boring if …

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

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