Bryan Russell

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How To Tame Your Anxious Mind

Our humanness dictates our varied perceptions, evaluations, judgments, and expectations. These develop over time based on our physiology, history, …

Mindfulness

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Entertainment

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

MySleepButton Lulls You to Sleep Using Cognitive Science

Android/iOS: If you struggle to fall asleep sometimes, check out this app. MySleepButton helps knock you out by making you imagine random</i> …

Turn your old Raspberry Pi into an automatic backup server

Put your old Raspberry Pi to work as an automatic backup server with rdiff-backup.

The Best In-Ear Noise-Canceling Headphones for Every Budget

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017.<p>The market for active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones is saturated with over-ear …

19 Writing Tips To Help You Become The Next J.K. Rowling

We asked writers what helps them stay motivated.<p>1. No cute coffee shop with notebook for me. It's all about <b>snuggling up in bed with the laptop, a cup of tea and SoundCloud drip-feeding me music</b> with the perfect ambience for the mood of the story.<p>And when I need to get out of my bubble, I go to …

This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You’re Stretching

Ever wonder what’s going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by …

Archer Quotes Work Really Well With James Bond Stills

Sterling Archer can't even dream of being as good as James Bond at the secret agenting game, but that doesn't stop him from trying to channel that …

19 Healthy Drinks Your Bartender Won't Hate You For Ordering

A Bloody Mary is a vital part of your five a day.

East London

Portraits of Dancers and Acrobats Creating Hypnotic Light Patterns Around the World

Visual artist Eric Paré toys with the concepts of time, light, and space with his signature light photography. Each enchanting image is expertly brought to life through long exposure. Paré’s portfolio showcases a bewitching collection of images that explore the delicate beauty of the human body …

Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they’re as harmful as smoking<p>Just under a year ago, I wrote a response to an article by a journalist who claimed there was no …

Public Health

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Use an Arduino and Relays to Control AC Lights and Appliances

Photos: Christopher Alden<p>In building our latest project, The Great Houdini Escape Room, located in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, we tackled many Maker challenges. Everything in the room was built from “scratch.” The room uses over 5,000 feet of wire and is operated on over 5,000 lines …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Could the kind of coffee you drink affect your brain function? New studies say yes

What do you like to get from your <b>coffee</b>, <b>relaxation or focus</b>? Apparently, <b>the type of beans can change the affect on your brain</b>, but which does …

My Favorite Albums of 2015

Music is about as personal as it gets, so here’s my list of music albums that resonated with me this year.<p><b>Hamilton — Soundtrack</b><p>In 2015 one New Yorker …

The Memobottle Rethinks the Traditional Shape of Water Bottles

For many commuters, carrying a water bottle is essential, and yet its archetypal design doesn’t<p>For many commuters, carrying a water bottle is essential, and yet its archetypal design doesn’t exactly fit well with the smorgasbord of shapes within your bag. Insert the Memobottle. Mimicking the …

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

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Deteriorating Swimming Pool is a Stunning Optical Illusion

The pool that artist Jeroen Bisscheroux crafted isn't the type that you'd swim in. Instead, it's a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled <i>POOL, loss of color</i> and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool. Although it's an impressive …

Getting Unstuck in Life: A Different Perspective

As a dharma teacher, part of my work entails providing one-on-one meetings with practitioners in my community, which I've been offering for over a decade at the time of this writing (the only unfortunate result is that these meetings have become too popular, and I now have a long waiting list …

The New World Order Agenda Is the Alien Agenda | Watercooler

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>The following article written is written by</b> <b>Makia Freeman at</b> <b>Tools For Freedom</b><b>, supplemented with my own comments or findings in bold print,</b> …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

Five Best Photoshop Alternatives

Adobe Photoshop is the market leader when it comes to photo retouching, image editing, and creating new images from scratch. However, for most …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

How Millionaires Manage Their Email

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to “inbox zero” every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Time Management