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These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand gestures have their time …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Motivation

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

10 communications errors that are ruining your career

Everyone knows communication is key to a productive relationship—and yet everyone makes communication mistakes.<p>It’s all too common to send an email …

The 20 best films of 2017

2017 didn’t improve much on 2016. If anything, the horror and dread of last year only seemed to take root and blossom this year, as some of our worst …

George Lucas

The 10 best films of 2017

From The Florida Project to Paddington 2, BBC Culture film critic Nicholas Barber chooses his favourite movies of the year.

Florida

5 Composition Photography Lessons From Johannes Vermeer

I’m super inspired by Johannes Vermeer — his compositions, and photographic vision.Camera obscura as drawing aidJohannes Vermeer probably used a …

Street Photography

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.<p>On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin fluctuated by …

So This Is How to Read Body Language Like a Pro

Do you remember when you were little and your parents told you to "stop slouching and stand up straight?" Well, so much of how we carry ourselves and …

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

He said it 22 years ago but it's just as true today.<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be …

Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Boosts Mood and Focus for People With Anxiety

People who suffer from anxiety are often plagued by repetitive thoughts, which can distract from the task at hand and affect mood and productivity. …

Mindfulness

When You Start Practicing This, You Start to Grow as a Person

Honesty is the best policy, especially when we apply it to ourselves.<p>It's easy to see why people lie to others: to keep their jobs, to avoid an argument with someone, to protect their reputation, or because they think everyone will be better off for it. It's wrong, we know, but sometimes we figure …

Keynesian Economics

Forget 10,000-Hours: Edison, Bezos and Zuckerberg Follow the 10,000-Experiment Rule

<b>Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.</b><p>Most people think that Thomas Edison invented the …

Using Contrast in Graphic Design and Page Layout

Contrast is one of the principles of design. Contrast occurs when two elements are different. The greater the difference, the greater the contrast. …

Take Better Photos by Breaking the World Down Into Elements

Today I want to share a super-simple idea that, if you can grasp it and put it into practice, I guarantee will really help your photography.<p>Break the …

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

Zen and the art of family maintenance – lessons from the bestselling Buddhist monk

Haemin Sunim says a happy relationship and contented children are within reach for us all – if we could just slow down and pay attention to each other<p>Some people, if you ask them a question, answer quickly. Others take a moment to think first. Haemin Sunim looks up, slightly to the right, and …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …