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Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Psychology

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Self-help

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Apps

8 TED talks that will change how you think about human psychology

TED talks on psychology rank as some of the most-watched and highest-rated of all-time, most likely because people are endlessly fascinated with …

Self-improvement

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

Mindfulness

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Google Is Putting Its New Self-Driving Cars On The Road

Google’s self-driving cars are hitting the road.<p>The tech giant said Friday it plans to start testing its small, egg-like prototypes on the streets of the company’s hometown of Mountain View, California.<p>The announcement comes three days after Google admitted that its vehicles -- mostly Lexus 450h …

Photographer Spends a Season Watching an Adorable Family of Red Foxes Grow Up

When wildlife photographer Melissa Groo got tipped off by friends that a family of red foxes had set up a home in a backyard shed in Lansing, New York, she made it her mission to photograph them. She didn't just snap one or two shots, she spent an entire season with the family, watching the kits as …

Cute Animals

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

The Secret To Invisibility Has Been Hiding In The Skin Of Squids

Watch out, Harry Potter.<p>The squid may not seem like the most clever of creatures, but the invertebrate sea monster has a surprisingly advanced system for deflecting predators. Aside from the ink its famous for squirting to escape attacks, the squid is able to quickly camouflage, matching …

Driveable LEGO Hotrod Built from 500,000 Pieces and Runs Entirely on Air

This impressive-looking, life-sized LEGO-built hotrod isn't just for show – it really works! A Melbourne-based entrepreneur named Steve Sammartino and a 20-year-old Romania-based technology genius named Raul Oaida came up with the idea after meeting on the Internet. They call it the <i>Super Awesome</i> …

Lego

Audi is making fuel from air and water

Audi has begun production of a synthetic diesel fuel made from water, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen. Unlike fossil fuels, which release additional carbon into the atmosphere, Audi’s “e-diesel,” which is being produced at a plant in Dresden in conjunction with the German alternative energy company …

EXCITING

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

Cooking

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Nature

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Hubble Space Telescope

'Furious 7' premiere concert: We are family

The crowded backstage during the ending of <i>Furious 7 Takes Over REVOLT Live</i> hosted two candid moments for two of the film’s stars. After Wiz Khalifa …

Florida

5 Apps for Refocusing this Fall

After a blissful period of summer hours, relaxed lunches and bare arms, it’s time to start knuckling down again. Fortunately you should have plenty …

Apps

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Invest Without Putting Money Into the Stock Market | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time advising clients on how and where to …

Men's Watches - Latest News, Photos & Reviews

Behind the Wheel: 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Original photography shot with the Canon EOS 6D digital SLR. Unleash the filmmaker in you.<p>With one of the highest thrill-to-dollar ratios of any …

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The Best Men's Wardrobe Basics - Ensure Your Style Always Stays Cool

Getting dressed should never be an ordeal, said almost every guy, ever. No one wants to agonise in front of a mirror for hours, or be the unfortunate …

Men's Fashion

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Visionary Concept Car to Celebrate Aston Martin 100 Years Anniversary

<b>Aston Martin CC100 Speedster</b> is unique and visionary concept car as part Aston Martin’s celebration of its 100 years of achievement in bringing you …

Aston Martin

Garb: Technically Prepared

Water, fire, phone charger — all the essentials.<p>Timberland Earthkeepers Heritage 2-Eye Boat Shoe ($100). Timberland Waterproof Technical Wharf Jacket …