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4 Ways Being Selfish Is A Good Thing! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

All through my life I’ve been the kind of person who put other people’s needs first, whether that’s a lover, a friend or a boss. It was as if I …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

A “Dynamic Interaction”: Leo Buscaglia on Why Love Is a Learned Language

Love might be one of the most quintessential capacities of the human condition. And yet, for all our poetic contemplation, psycho-scientific dissection, and anthropological exploration of it, we greatly underestimate the extent to which this baseline capacity — much like those for language, motion, …

The Science of Mental Time Travel and Why Our Ability to Imagine the Future Is Essential to Our Humanity

Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> remains one of my all-time favorite books, largely because Carroll taps his training as a logician to imbue the whimsical story with an allegorical dimension that blends the poetic with the philosophical. To wit: The Red Queen remembers the future instead of the …

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won’t Even Notice

Google’s new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.<p>“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, …

Deep dives of devil rays solve 'mystery' of warm brain

<b>A new study shows that devil rays plunge nearly 2km below the ocean surface, making some of the deepest and fastest dives ever observed in the sea.</b><p>Scientists tracked 15 of the large, winged fish, previously thought to be surface dwellers, for several months.<p>In between their icy dives, they appear …

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Bambu Indah Resort In Bali, Indonesia – An Unforgettable Experience For Nature Lovers

When I think about Indonesia, there are several words that come into my mind. It’s like a brand new world where exotic, luxury and culture are …

18 countries, 18 standards of beauty [pics]

JOURNALIST AND BLOGGER Esther Honig sent a photograph of herself to nearly 40 professional and amateur Photoshop designers from more than 25 …

Q&A: Facebook Uproar Exposes Concerns Over Corporate Experiments

Free social media isn't free, an expert on digital commentary says.<p>Revelations about a secret mood manipulation experiment that Facebook conducted on nearly 700,000 social users created a lot of bad feelings this week.<p>The June 17 <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> study, led by Facebook …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #69

Wildlife<p>There were so many amazing submissions this month that we decided to publish two editions of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” this week! An amazing collection of wild bird photographs that adds to an already amazing catalogue of 69 editions! Please submit your best wild bird …

Best honeymoon destinations for 2014

This is the time to shoot for the moon: travel further, stay longer, eat more and bring home a lifetime’s worth of romantic memories.<p>Hot air balloons take off in the early morning light over Göreme town in Cappadocia. Image by Christopher Pillitz / The Image Bank / Getty Images.<p>Cappadocia, …

Abominable news: scientists rule out yetis

The yeti, and his shambling hairy cousins the bigfoot, almasty, sasquatch and migyur, may still be out there, high in the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, Rocky Mountains or Urals – but they have escaped a team of scientists who have been testing dozens of samples, all claimed to be genuine chunks of …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

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Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It’s Ready When We Get There

For almost two years, the University of Southern California’s Dr. Behrok Khoshnevis has been building machines that can extrude lunar and Martian …

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How to Remove Objects From an Image With Photoshop

Photoshop has such a diverse range of tools and image editing capabilities that it’s hard for one person to learn how they all work. It’s easy to …

10 Keys to Enlightenment Revealed in Cinema

Marc Oromaner, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>When you’ve seen as many movies as I have, you begin to see that they all follow a certain pattern. This is true …

This Is How To get High Without Using Plants Or Drugs

Humans have enjoyed getting high since the beginning of time. From orgasm, to booze, to fasting- people love to have their consciousness altered and …

Reality Cramps & Sensory Overload

Some of my good friends are having a sensory full impact overload these days. They feel that their nervous systems are about to crack and it could …

Using Your Monkey Mind to Redirect Negative Thoughts

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>I grew up in what I like to call The Box of Daughter: a rigid …

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How to Change Your Life One Thought At A Time

One of the key reasons that I wrote “The Law of Sobriety” is because too many people focus only on the medical and behavioral aspects of addiction …

Trouble With the Pineal Gland?

There is much hype about activating the pineal gland. I touched briefly upon it in another post since it can be very problematic. I’m well aware that …

14 Ways To Bust Out Of A Creativity Rut

The mind is a temperamental thing when it comes to creativity. We all know that the right place paired with the right activity at the right time can spark some of our most profound, thoughtful ideas. But without that combination, we are often left feeling uninspired, and truthfully, a little …

Why Failing Is Good | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Fear. It’s a common denominator in all that we do. Or rather, it is a stop-gap measure in all that we want to do. Too often, we let our fears get the …

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Many people overlook the fact that working out your mind can be as important as working out your muscles! The first in a line of tangible tools that …

Should You Learn To Code?

The release of a new programming language at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week highlighted one of the most marketable skills in the digital world: the ability to code. How necessary is it, really? And is that even the right question?<p>Once again, the haves and have-nots of the digital …

Why Microsoft Turned Cortana Into A Chatterbox

Will the AI we talk to be our servant, friend, or god?<p>Apple’s voice-recognizing digital assistant, Siri, has a dry wit. Ask her to talk dirty, and she’ll respond, “Humus. Compost. Pumice. Silt. Gravel.” Microsoft recently debuted a similar digital assistant of their own. She’s called Cortana, …