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The greatest villains in literature

Literature

Game of Thrones’ Mountain went from skinny to 150kg muscle mass. His secrets revealed

Mark ‘Conan’ Stevens is 7 feet tall and all muscle. The Australian stuntman, actor and former professional wrestler was the original Mountain- Gregor …

Is an Excellent ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending Even Possible?

Watching <i>Game of Thrones</i> recently has often been synonymous with watching long-held predictions come true before your very eyes. That was never more …

I write viral news for a living. What it's like will shock you

Everyone knows clicking on an article promising to tell us “What REALLY happened,” or “The devastating truth,” is pointless, but something compels us …

Icy molecules hold 25,000 gigabytes in a space the size of a quarter

A team from the University of Manchester has made a major breakthrough in the field of molecular data storage proving that high volumes of data can …

This genius video is basically every movie trailer ever

We've already established the trailer tropes that we're totally over, and on that same wavelength is this hilarious video tells you how to make every …

How Flipboard Can Super-Charge Your Blog

It’s safe to say that blogging is almost commonplace. It is the new business card. In today’s market, you need a blog to get not only seen but …

6 Dirty Secrets: How to Make Money as a Filmmaker

A new video series from Zacuto spills the secrets to making a living as an emerging filmmaker.<p>"The single least talked-about thing in our industry is …

Filmmaking

22 Things You Never Knew About 'Blade Runner'

Given how vastly influential "Blade Runner" has been over the 35 years since its release (on June 25, 1982), it's hard to remember that the movie wasn't a hit. Neither critics nor audiences were certain what to make of Ridley Scott's visionary adaptation of a mind-bending Philip K. Dick novel; nor …

4 Super Easy Ways To Create Characters For Short Stories

Creating characters in short stories is the same as creating characters in novels, but once again, when dealing with a reduced word count we have to …

The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

What Is Transcendental Meditation? Katy Perry’s Teacher Explains Hollywood’s Favorite Pathway to Inner Peace

In May’s cover story, Katy Perry reveals the secret to her seemingly superhuman success: twice-daily sessions of a mindfulness technique called Transcendental Meditation. “It’s a game-changer,” she tells Vogue’s Hamish Bowles. “I will feel neuro pathways open, a halo of lights. And I’m so much …

Meditation

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re looking to grow a company or build a personal …

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

New Evidence Shows We Might Have Gotten Cosmic Evolution Entirely Wrong

Galaxy Formation<p>Galaxies started out low-mass and tiny, busy forming stars. At least, that’s what we thought until astronomers spotted an inactive …

Before you can master design, you must first master the fundamentals

Finally, learn how to pair fonts together. A great resource for this is FontWolf and FontPair. Being able to pair fonts together will dramatically …

<b>Ariel Leve</b> offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration<p>Right now, many Americans listening to their president are experiencing what I experienced frequently a child. Nothing means anything, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Golden Rectangle Composition

For today’s composition lesson, we will discuss the Golden Rectangle.<p>The Golden Rectangle is based on the ‘Golden Ratio’, the idea that there is this …

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An Open Letter to Microsoft About the AI in Word's New Editor | Inc.com

Dear Satya,<p>I know what you're trying to do and it won't work.<p>Last week, as I was trying to finish a document in Microsoft Word 2017, a new feature caught my eye. It's called Editor, and it is a little frightening. Here's why.<p>I remember the good old days when Word would happily suggest passive voice …

Living Rooms

6 Psychological Tricks That Will Make People Buy Anything | Inc.com

"We tend to think our message is what moves people," says Robert Cialdini, the author of <i>Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade</i>. "But it's what we do first to create a particular state of mind in our audience that makes them receptive." Offering coffee, for instance: Research has …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Plastic surgery is on the rise for men.<p>11:35 a.m. Today11:35 a.m. June 19, 2018<p>This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great …

Die Hard

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Blackbox

Discovery of time crystals could radically change our understanding of the space-time continuum

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their …

Quantum Physics

Content Is King: The Greatest Lie Ever Told in SEO | SEJ

<i>Content is king.</i><p>There it is. That deeply flawed slogan of the white hat SEO community — the ultimate over-simplification of what it takes to drive …

SEO

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Scientists Created A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

How to Prepare Your Photos for Printing

If you’ve ever printed a photo directly from your computer to your printer, you might have been surprised to find out that the color in the images …