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What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …


101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …


What the Cool Kids Are Getting This Holiday Season: The Most Stylish Gifts for Ages 0 to Preteen

Before they can talk, you can give them anything as presents. You can dress them up for Christmas dinner like extras in a road company production of <i>H.M.S. Pinafore</i> and what can they say about it? Nothing. But as soon as they can make their wishes known, they are a force to reckon with, especially …

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel


The 10 most innovative airports in the world

But it doesn't have to be this way.<p>The most innovative airports understand that flying can be a profoundly stressful experience, so they use technology, architecture, psychology, and design to minimize that burden.<p>That can mean building an indoor rainforest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a wave pool in …

Swimming Pools

The Unwritten Rules of Flying

Airlines and the TSA lay out explicit rules for travelers while flying: No liquids over 3.4 ounces, only two carry-on bags allowed, take your shoes off and laptop out of your bag before screening. Though there are many rules that can be researched online, any frequent flyer can tell you there is …


The One Trick That Will Allow You To Change Habits Overnight | Inc.com

The past few weeks, I got into a major slump when it came to taking care of myself. I started eating out with my girlfriend much more and replacing the salads for the burgers and fries. Working out started going from a mandatory once a day event to a, "Well I'll just get to it tomorrow" kind of …

Will Power

12 Little Steps That Lead You to Your Happy Place | Inc.com

Research shows that happier people are more successful people. That's reason enough to make a point of being happy at work. But wait--there's more! Happy people have more successful relationships, better mental health, and live longer lives. Not bad for an emotion that you yourself have control …


2 designers used driverless car technology to create beautiful works of art

Matthew Shaw and William Trossell, founders of the London-based design studio called ScanLAB, are using mobile laser scanners to map the city of London. Their aim is to show the city through the eyes of a self-driving car, The New York Times reports.<p>Driverless cars are decked with technology to …

Autonomous Cars

How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

You’ve just ordered a top sirloin at a five star restaurant and the waiter brings you prime rib. Or you arrive on time for your reservation and still …

Time I

3 Secrets Of Adulthood You Must Learn To Find Happiness

When author Gretchen Rubin embarked on a yearlong "Happiness Project" to figure out what true happiness looks like and how to actually -- <i>realistically</i> -- achieve it, the experience led her to some powerful revelations. Among them are Rubin's practical "secrets to adulthood," the principles she's …


Drink coffee as soon as you wake up? Time it this way for a better boost

Americans love coffee. In fact, most of us brew a cup or two as soon as we wake up.<p>Yet, while many of us feel we can’t start our day without it, when we drink our first cup may matter as much as which brew we choose.<p>Research suggests most of us don't need the caffeine bump when we first wake up and …


How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

The World's Best Cities for Street Art

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

How To Wear A Sweatshirt Without Looking Like A Slob

Halloween has come and gone, holiday shopping madness is creeping up on us, and it's dark outside at 5 p.m. One thing is for sure: Sweats season is upon us.<p>Unfortunately for most people who are not bears, hibernation is only an option <i>some</i> of the time. What's a comfortable warmth seeker supposed to …


13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …


Apple’s giant flagship Dubai & Abu Dhabi stores in UAE officially open [Photos & Video]

Apple’s giant new Dubai Apple Store at the Mall of the Emirates has officially opened its doors today as scheduled. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s head of retail, tweeted the photo above showing the new store’s staff that will be able to “serve in 26 languages.” Ahrendts previously shared multiple photos …

Lost Photographs Uncovered of Truman Capote's Brooklyn


The Top New Year's Destination Is...Not New York

How to Fly $60,000 Emirates First-Class for $300

The Perfect Day in Dubai


The Perfect Weekend in Dubai


19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …


An Education in Personal Finance

Everyone needs an education in personal finance. It’s one critical subject missing from classroom curriculums. When the transition from childhood to adulthood begins, personal finance—money management, investment advice, understanding the merits of a 401K—becomes essential to our development.<p>The …

The Story Behind Seoul’s Latest Street Style Staple

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …


Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks | Inc.com

Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of our time. He was also a man who always seemed to be enjoying himself to the utmost. He died this …


12 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

<i>Success</i> is an interesting word. The dictionary says it's "the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame," but dig a little deeper and you'll find that it means different things to different people.<p>Truly successful people understand that success in life includes many factors. There's …