Ibrahim Taher

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What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

Spirituality

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

Architecture

5 Books Bill Gates Says You Should Read Over The Holidays

From David Foster Wallace on tennis to sly statement about Trump, some great reading recommendations (or gift ideas) from the world’s leading philanthropist.<p>When he’s not eradicating polio and pushing his billionaire friends to give away their fortunes, Bill Gates is reading interesting books and …

Bill Gates

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

21 Most Inspirational Quotes of Swami Vivekananda for Positivity

Inspirational Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda<p>Once, a poor man saw in the dream that a wandering monk was coming to his small town. His grace has the …

Kundalini Yoga

‘Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes’: Watch Jon Ronson’s 2008 Documentary About the Master Filmmaker’s Style

The 48-minute film was recently uploaded online.<p>Stanley Kubrick was famously meticulous, and over the years and decades many have searched for …

Stanley Kubrick

10 terrifying books to read when you’re feeling spooky

Horror movies are on every Halloween fan’s to-do list during the month of October. It’s fun to have a reason for a re-watch.<p>But it’s also an …

Modern TV Stands Full Of Charm And Versatility

Living room furniture is often quite diverse. Each element has its own well-defined role in the whole ensemble. The TV stand, for example, is usually …

Interior Design

Hip Weakness May Contribute to Knee Pain

If you have knee pain or problems, your physical therapist may pay close attention to your hips and the strength of your hip muscles. Why? Because …

Pain

6 Marketing Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard of But Should Be Using

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Between your company’s presence on social media to its website traffic, your marketing strategy …

Yoga Stretches for Runners

It's important for runners to stretch in order to improve flexibility, which helps prevent injuries. The following sequence of yoga stretches targets …

With Room Service and More, Hospitals Borrow From Hotels

At the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital outside Detroit, patients arrive to uniformed valets and professional greeters. Wi-Fi is free and patient meals are served on demand 24 hours a day. Members of the spa staff give in-room massages and other treatments.<p>While clinical care is the focus of any …

Health Care

The Kind Of Books You Read Have A Much Larger Impact On You Than You Think

When was the last time you fell asleep reading a book? Or which was the last book you finished without being distracted by Facebook or Instagram? …

Writing

Step into the amazing 6.5m wide house!

La Casa Desnuda, today’s feature property, is an impressive Mexican house that boasts a particularly surprising architectural feature. At only 6.5 …

These are the 27 best universities in Europe to do an MBA, according to the Financial Times

To help out, the Financial Times has released its latest ranking of the world's best business schools.<p>The FT's Global MBA ranking for 2016 took loads of data from business schools, including average salaries, the increase in salary its graduates see three years after finishing their degree, and the …

4 tricks that super successful people use to focus when they're sleep deprived

But not everyone has the luxury of being able to sleep soundly through the night.<p>Take the president of the United States, says Michael Jaffee, the vice chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida<i>.</i><p>It's not a position where crises can wait until morning.<p>Campaigning for the …

From Kale To Cauliflower: 13 Standout Superfood Recipes

What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.<p><b>1. Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>…

This Home's the Shining Star of the Street

Mexican architects, Grupo Arsciniest, have taken a modern family home to the next level with this stunning piece of architecture that capitalises on …

How You Drive Reveals a Lot About Your Personality

People who are obnoxious on the road are usually just as obnoxious (or worse) at work.<p>If self-driving cars become commonplace there will be at least one unintended consequence: it will eliminate a good way to assess the true character of a coworker, colleague or customer.<p>Just as anonymity on the …

This timelapse short film of China uses Prisma app to look like a painted animation

Launched for iOS around five weeks ago, Prisma seems to have taken the world by storm. At least, it has if the images scrolling through my Facebook …

Time-lapse Photography

5 online animation school alternatives

Schools that teach students the necessary 3D art skills to make it as a successful visual effects artist are a fantastic way to get into the …

How I Lost 220 Pounds & Kept It Off For Good

Back in the 1990s, I went through a period of time when my weight was completely out of control. No matter what I did to lose weight, I just kept …

Wellness

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

The Essential Elements of Film Noir Explained in One Grand Infographic

What makes film noir film noir? Like Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart making his famous pronouncement on obscenity, we can honestly claim to know …

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 million copies, it has certainly withstood the test of time. As I have …

Entrepreneurship