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5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our …

Creativity

7 surprising health benefits of mushrooms

'Magic' indeed: Each kind has a different nutritional superpower.<p>Cultures around the world have eaten or used mushrooms medicinally for centuries, …

Wellness

How to do Classic Japan on a budget, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt Fuji

You might think experiencing Japan means spending a fortune, but with cheap flights and transport deals, free sights and a bit of inside knowledge, …

Japan

This 10-Minute Desk Workout Won't Alarm Your Coworkers (or HR)

Here's the deal: The weather's getting better, which means one thing: You're way more likely to hit up happy hour after work instead of sticking to your New Year's resolution of going to the gym after work. But that doesn't mean you won't be able to squeeze in a good workout today. You'll just have …

9 Beauty Ingredients to Avoid During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a glorious time, but it can also be a confusing time, particularly when it comes to matters of beauty. Hormones throw your usual skin balance out of whack, and a glow on some complexions might be a greasy slick on others. Hair is simply <i>different</i>. And then there’s the more pressing …

Skin Care

The Surefire Way to Get Crispy Fish Skin That Doesn't Stick to the Pan

Crispy skin on a fish fillet is a beautiful, beautiful thing.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Brandon Collins confesses his soggy fish skin to associate food editor Rick Martinez.</i> …

Green Residence in Singapore Grows Grass on Every Level

Located in a lushly planted residential area of Singapore and surrounded by mature trees, this green modern residence aims to capture the spirit of …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

18 Classic Downton Quotes That Are Also Hilarious. Take it away, Countess Violet…

Downton Abbey is about to return to our screens for the final series. Take a look back with brilliant quotes from the one lady we're going to miss …

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 …

Avocado lime cheesecake

<b>Sugar, flour and dairy-free, this lime-flavoured cheesecake (made with avocado flesh and coconut oil) is delicious straight from the fridge.</b><p>We always soak and dry nuts and seeds before we use them. This removes bitter tannins and aids digestion. Dissolve ½ tsp salt per cup of nuts or seeds in …

Are these the greatest movie quotes ever?

Some are plain wrong, others stink like overripe cheese, and many of the best are not there at all. David Thomas begs to differ with the Radio Times’s selection of classic lines<p>In a search for the nation’s favourite film quotes, the Radio Times has launched a poll with a shortlist of 50, as chosen …

Shape the light in your photos with Photoshop and Camera Raw

In this excerpt of a CreativeLive class, <b>Jack Davis</b> shows you that the lighting that you captured in your images is <i>not</i> carved in stone. He shows you …

What is the best glass for champagne?

Experts now believe that it may be best served from a simple white wine glass, rather than a flute or coupe<p>Wine connoisseurs have long argued over whether a flute or coupe is better to bring out the taste of champagne.<p>But experts now believe that it may be best served from a simple white wine glass.<p>…

Remodeling 101: Everything You Need to Know About Limewash Paint

When it comes to paint, do the Belgians know best? Mineral-based, natural limewash is a Belgian basic with a chalky, nuanced texture that only gets …

The 5 Lightroom Shortcuts Everyone Needs To Know

<i>Editor’s Note: We’d like to officially welcome Zach Sutton to the Photofocus authors team. Zach is a photographer and educator who specializes in</i> …

Free Diving World Record Will Soon Be Pushed to 1,000 Feet, Author Says

James Nestor says diving the ocean shows how much we can learn about our planet and its inhabitants—including us.<p>When James Nestor first witnessed free diving, he nearly threw up. Then he got hooked. He learned to hold his breath for four minutes, hung out with a “shark whisperer,” and even …

Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …

Cameras

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

22 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Doesn't Drink

Don't get us wrong. We love drinking. But there's a way to love it without being a dick.<p><b>1. "You're so uptight."</b> I may like to be in control, but just because I don't want a beer doesn't mean I can't relax or don't like fun.<p><b>2. "Come on, live a little."</b> I am! Alcohol isn't the only way to do so.<p><b>3.</b> …

The 3 Stretches You Need to Do Every Day

Don't scam on these—they're important!<p>Stretching is kinda like drinking enough water during the day: You know you need to do it, but chances are, you probably don't do enough of it. Well, to make things as easy as possible for you, we checked in with stretching expert Beret Kirkeby, orthopedic …

Interview with Wildlife Photographer Mario Moreno

<b>Have you ever had to put yourself in harm’s way to get the perfect shot?</b><p>A few times. I specially recall the one image of a rhino at sunrise. I had to …