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Study: Being forgetful might actually mean you're smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, selective memory can even be a sign of stronger intelligence.<p>Traditional research on memory has focused on the advantages of remembering everything. But …

Vacation Photo Tips: Using Photoshop to Remove Tourists Who Clutter Up Your Shot (VIDEO)

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous …

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

HTC Vive

Strange and beautiful things under a microscope – in pictures

A competition, now in its 43rd year, dedicated to showcasing the beautiful and bizarre as seen under a light microscope attracted over 2,000 entries from 88 countries. Here’s a selection of the winning and commended images from the 2017 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition

Photography

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

Watch Humans Take Over the World in 200,000 Years

In the grand scheme of things, it really hasn’t taken humans very long to conquer the world. Modern humans didn’t evolve until 200,000 years ago, and …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

GeForce GTX 1070: This is the graphics card you've been waiting for | Polygon

Solid price, better performance<p>It was clear the day Nvidia announced its new Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card that there was a new champion for desktop gaming. The GTX 1080, according to Nvidia's tests and our own, provides a significant bump in graphics power compared to the GTX 980, …

Essay writing industry 'booms' as students demand tailor-made coursework

For most people, essay writing becomes a thing of the past as soon as they step out of university and prepare themselves for the world of work.<p>But for others, the dissertation is just the beginning. That is because it has become increasingly easy to make money out of the very thing students spend …

Netherlands sees sharp increase in people choosing euthanasia due to 'mental health problems'

The Netherlands has seen a sharp increase in the number of people choosing to end their own lives due to mental health problems such as trauma caused by sexual abuse.<p>Whereas just two people had themselves euthanised in the country in 2010 due to an "insufferable" mental illness, 56 people did so …

16 Conditions You Didn't Know Physical Therapy Could Help Treat

Physical therapy has long been heralded for its ability to help people with musculoskeletal and sports injuries. But in reality, more than 93,000 …

How you can use boredom to increase happiness and creativity

Harness boredom to boost your creativity, productivity and happiness with Doctor Sandi Mann<p>It is the plague of modern society, and what Gayatri Devi …

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

When we think about "leadership books," we tend to think about non-fiction titles like "Talent Is Overrated," "High Output Management," or the …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

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How to Use Surprise to Build Suspense

<b></b>This guest post is from Jane K. Cleland, author of <i>Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot: How to Writing Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the</i> …

Creative Writing

Break Through Writer's Block With the "Kindergarten Trick"

If you can’t seem to get the words flowing, this trick will make beating your writer’s block as easy as filling in the blanks. Sometimes you just …

Short Films: Tell Stories with Stop Motion | PES .

Start watching PES .'s class on Skillshare.<p>Join PES on Skillshare and get 2 months of Premium Membership.<p>Unlock unlimited access to this Premium …

Stop Motion

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