Esther Ling

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

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 Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Old Technology Making Music: ‘Eye of the Tiger’ on a Dot Matrix Printer and ‘Tainted Love’ Played on Hard Drives | Colossal

<p>I’m such a sucker for these clips of outmoded technology making music. In the first video by MIDIDesaster we listen as <i>Eye of the Tiger</i> by Survivor …

M Is For Meerkat: A Beautiful Alphabet Inspired By Animals

Remember those phonics songs from elementary school that helped teach the alphabet? “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”? London-based illustrator Marcus Reed does, but his tastes run more toward beautifully drawn illustrations of animals for (we’re hoping) adults as well as kids.<p>The alphabet features …

Canon Master:: Darren Jew

Photography by Matias Alonso Revelli

Atmospheric Landscape Photography.<p>Matias Alonso Revelli is a young and very talented photographer from Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He takes atmospheric …

Landscape Photography

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Back to Light: Artist Caleb Charland Uses Fruit Batteries to Illuminate Long-Exposure Photographs | Colossal

<p>Artist Caleb Charland (previously here and here) just unveiled several new images from his Back to Light series, where the artist uses nails inside …

Playfully Adorable Illustrations That Will Make You Smile

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with …

Cute

2 Easy Ways To Increase Willpower — Courtesy Of The Cookie Monster

Willpower Is Destiny<p>Haven’t we all heard of Mischel’s Marshmallow Self-Control Test by now? If not, here’s a quick summary:<p>Stick a little kid alone …

Kids

7 Tips for Pursuing Your Passion, Even If You Feel Behind

<b>“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”</b> …

Positive Thinking

10 Motivational Quotes That'll Make You Fearless

When is the last time you missed an opportunity because of fear or self doubt?<p>We’re all guilty of it. Sometimes, it’s staying in your comfort zone in …

Motivation

This Is Scientific Proof That Happiness Is A Choice

One theory in psychology research suggests that we all have a happiness "set-point" that largely determines our overall well-being. We oscillate around this set point, becoming happier when something positive happens or the opposite, afterwards returning to equilibrium.<p>But this set-point, to a …

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Positive Outlooks

10 Reasons to Smile

It is known that Laughter is the best medicine however a <i>smile</i> on the other hand, soothes the soul, and oozes infectious radiance.<p>There are so many …

Immune System
Design

Why Smaller Plates Can Help You Lose Weight

Dishware design might guide our food portions in ways we don’t even realize.<p>It’s always nice to have someone to blame for a problem, so if you’re struggling to keep off weight these days, feel free to direct some spite at Joseph Delboeuf. (Don’t feel too bad–he’s long dead.) Delboeuf was a …

Artist Transforms Books into Exciting Sculptural Stories

Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction …

Books

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

The storms that have flooded towns, battered coastlines and frozen North America have sent big waves barrelling across oceans all over the world, with some surfers going to extraordinary lengths to ride the extraordinary seas. Here Chris Power introduces the work of some of the world's best surf …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Smart Homes

Shine on you crazy Diamond!

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

Apps