Ken Blackmore

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The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

Self-help

Sacha Baron Cohen demands apology from Sarah Palin, as more victims come forward

Sacha Baron Cohen has long been adept with a publicity stunt, and ahead of the release of his new television show the British comedian is continuing to skewer authority figures with aplomb.<p>His latest target has been Republican politician Sarah Palin, who released a furious attack on Cohen admitting …

Joe Walsh

How to make the perfect fish tacos | Felicity Cloake

As a California girl, the new Duchess of Sussex claims “few bites of food” make her happier than fish tacos from Mexico’s Baja peninsula just south of the border: “Being from Los Angeles, I was conditioned to like Baja-style food from the womb … trust me, they are insanely good! I dream about those …

Recipes

Want to Do the Impossible? 7 Things to Learn From the Navy SEALs

It's no surprise Navy SEALs got the call in Thailand. Here's how they organized the rescue of the Wild Boars--and how they had the humility to ask for help.<p>The world is focused with gratitude on the incredible underwater rescue of 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach from a submerged …

Military

Serena Williams's Secret for Never Cracking Under Pressure Can Work for You, Too

It's used by sports stars and Zen masters, but it can help business leaders handle high-pressure situations too.<p>Watch Serena Williams play at Wimbledon today and you'll no doubt be left in open-mouthed awe at the speed, strength, and precision of her play. But perhaps the most impressive thing …

Serena Williams

In the Distance by Hernan Diaz review – a western unlike any other

It’s a thrilling narrative, full of twists and turns, David Copperfield with a twist of Tarantino and Deadwood perhaps<p>Hernan Diaz’s captivating debut novel opens with an unforgettable scene: a huge, unnamed man – naked, grizzled and old – hauling himself through a star-shaped hole in the Alaskan …

Books

Bumbling Canadian Robbery Video Improved Further By Metal Gear Solid

That botched Canadian convenience store robbery was funny enough on its own, but set to <i>Metal Gear</i> music and sound effects—thank you, Omar …

Metal Gear

The best tech of 2018 (so far)

We can't believe it either, but we're already halfway through 2018.<p>CES, Mobile World Congress, and developer conference season are fading in the …

Gear & Gadgets

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

The Top 20 Best Horror Films Of The Past 3 Years

Every few years, I like to take time to highlight the best and most recent films of various genres. Horror in particular is a genre deserving regular updates and assessments, because there’s been such a wonderful resurgence of high-quality, unique horror filmmaking. We often talk about being in a …

Horror

An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …

Art

LinkedIn is a hellhole and this Twitter account proves it

LinkedIn is a unique kind of toxic nightmare. The type that, if it were a real city or town, would be the desolate setting of a video game where you blast its mutated inhabitants with railguns.<p>Highlighting the weapons-grade twattery of the residents of <i>LinkedIn-upon-Thames</i> is my current favorite …

Music Videos

This Netflix hidden gem is the must-watch comedy for our dark times

At times like these, politics can make it feel impossible (if not downright irresponsible) to laugh. Ironically, these are also times when we most …

Entertainment

David Lynch: ‘All I wanted to be was a painter’ | Financial Times

The silver hair stands upright in a gravity-defying wedge. The suit is dark. The accent is a flat, aw-shucks American west twang that makes him sound …

Art

11 Korean movies on Netflix you need to see

Over the past two decades, Korean cinema has slowly built an American audience. Streaming services have played a large part in that, introducing …

Entertainment

Nile Rodgers: ‘My family were high-functioning addicts. I inherited that gene’

‘It’s been crazeeee,” Nile Rodgers says of his 65 years on the planet. We have barely met and he is already on to his parents’ heroin addiction, his mother’s three coat-hanger abortions, sexual abuse he witnessed at the convalescent home he was sent to for acute asthma as a child, mingling as a …

Music

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

Want to Be Happy and Successful at Work? Stop Doing These 10 Things

Often we're so focused on doing more, when we should be focused on doing less.<p>With a world of advice on how to improve our working lives at our fingertips, it may seem ironic that the most simple things can often derail our productivity and our happiness--both as an employee, and as a leader. And, …

Self-improvement

This $119 Windows 10 computer is the size of a flash drive

The Intel Compute Stick CS125 Computer is more portable than any laptop on the planet, but it isn’t a notebook computer. Instead, it’s a full-fledged …

Windows 10

Fan's photo with Jason Momoa goes viral for obvious reasons

Any photo with Jason Momoa in it is already a cool photo — but the one below is on a whole other level.<p>Reddit user twoforjoy recently shared an image …

Jason Momoa

Downhill MTB Boardwalk Will Make You Squirm

Watch the vertigo-inducing twists, step-ups, and drops of Scotland’s famed boardwalk mountain bike course, Top Chief trail.<b>Flowy singletrack takes</b> …

Hiking

Stop Procrastinating With This Mental Exercise

The hardest task on most to-do lists is the invisible one: getting motivated to do anything at all. And the more important your tasks are, the more …

Time Management

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

Taylor Sheridan Has Become Our Generation's Greatest Western Storyteller

This century's John Ford has reinvented the genre for an era in which drug cartels, developers, and fracking companies divide the riches.<p>Deadlines loomed. Episodes needed editing. The L.A. suits expected callbacks. But first, we rode. Or rather, Taylor Sheridan straddled a sleek quarter horse named …

Native Americans

This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Is a Huge Red Flag to Hiring Managers

The secret to a good LinkedIn profile is in the text.<p>While LinkedIn has tried to make it easier for us to create a professional summary of our skills and experience, it's still pretty daunting for most people to fill out their online profile. Especially, if you're a job seeker. LinkedIn is …

Employment

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

This adorable little girl's graduation dance will warm your heart

If all grads were half as cute as 5-year-old Aubrey Toby, graduation ceremonies would be 1,000 percent more bearable.<p>Dressed in a purple cap and …

These 32 Handy Products Are Trending On Amazon Because They're Effing Brilliant

When was the last time you organized your cabinets or found a way to scrub your counter so well that it gleamed? Annoying chores like this can be a …

Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins

Prolific artist Greg “Craola” Simkins presents a new series of surreal work in his solo exhibition <i>The Escape Artist</i>. The native Californian has a long career that has seen him move from graffiti artist to video game designer to full-time fine artist, while still maintaining a presence on the …