Laurie McGinley

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Female Photographer Imagines Her Life with Dozens of Different Partners in ‘Self Portraits with Men’

Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

Free CAD Files of 241 Major World Cities

Creating designs for cities all over the planet may have just gotten a whole lot easier - thanks to Brandon Liu, a Software Developer from San …

Use Mindfulness to Overcome Unhealthy Cravings

Mindfulness can provide a clutch that can build some decision-making ability into any mindlessly addictive behavior, whether cutting back on chocolate binges, stopping smoking, turning off Netflix after one or two episodes of your favorite show, or more serious, life-destroying addictions.<p>I love …

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

Compelling Photos Document the Contents of Abandoned Suitcases from a 125-Year-Old Psychiatric Center

Willard Psychiatric Center began its life in 1869 as Willard Asylum for the Insane, closing down over 125 years later in 1995. Thousands of long-term …

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Zachary Levi and 'Sesame Street' Want You to Unplug and Go Outside

Stop snapping selfies and look up at the spectacular world around you.<p>Zachary Levi and <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Bert know that a day in the park doesn't need a …

3 Secrets to Rewriting Your Past

We each are traveling our own paths, some experience a personal discovery, or revelation, early on in life while others are much later. Sometimes …

How are you spending your 24 hours? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Everyone has the same 24 hours each day. How are you spending yours?</b><p>Our time is incredibly valuable. We can choose to spend it having coffee with a …

Why Can’t Work Be More Fun?

For many, work is a 4-letter word. Songs are written about how much we hate it. There are television shows that share how awful some jobs are. The …

Don't Give It All Away At the Job Interview!

When I first started advising job-seekers to stop grovelling on a job search, people were skeptical. I'd write a story about putting a human voice in …

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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Your story about money | Seth's Blog

Is a story. About money.<p>Money isn't real. It's a method of exchange, a unit we exchange for something we actually need or value. It has worth because …

Photoshop ‘Street Eraser’ Blends The Digital With Reality

Every time I’m in London, and that’s rather often, I’ve noticed it’s growing increasingly more common to see tourists desperately trying to …

Vibrant Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska | Colossal

<p>Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

How to Focus a Wandering Mind

We’ve all been there. You’re slouched in a meeting or a classroom, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has long since wandered off, churning …

Busy isn’t respectable anymore.

Why busyness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and a challenge to put it behind us. “The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, …

How To Be More Present With Your Family in 3 Steps | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You have set your workspace to be at the corner of your kitchen table. Although this place is far from optimum, you are still getting your work …

Connected Culture Could Be Bad for Your Health

Our lives are increasingly dominated by never-ending to-do lists and full email inboxes. We try to jam 54 hours into a 24-hour day. We no longer have …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …