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Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

That Snooze Button Habit Is Putting Your Productivity To Sleep, So Quit Hitting It

You need to respect the alarm. But don’t just take it from us–consider recent research. Here are five ways to get out of bed the right way.<p>Every morning, millions of people fight a battle–with themselves.<p>The battlefield is the bedroom, and the weapon is the snooze button. When the alarm goes off, …

Sleep

How to Travel Like Anthony Bourdain

Because the man travels a lot.<p><i>The globetrotting chef, author, and TV host estimates that he's been away from home "about 250 days a year, for nearly the past decade," which makes him, among other things, one of the world's foremost experts in surviving the constant indignities of travel. Here,</i> …

Foodies

Math matters: how big data is building the future of everything

To speed up innovation, scientists are sequencing 'the materials genome'<p>New materials lead to new innovations. Gorilla Glass is a big selling point for smartphones. Kevlar saves lives and has worked its way into consumer products. Lithium-ion batteries have enabled a host of energy-storage …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

The Easiest Way To Protect Your Time

Productive people have empty schedules. That requires a lot of “no.”<p>As Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have told us, you need to say no to most everything if you’re going to get your best work done. Some people are very good at it. They include:<p><b>Tracy Morgan</b><p><b>An ambiguous Olsen twin</b><p><b>George Costanza</b><p>Some …

Bill Gates

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Note-Taking

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Success

Mies van der Rohe is My Travel Consultant

I consider myself a minimalist. I have certain rules which keep me from overcrowding my life. I like to think an uncluttered house equals an uncluttered mind. The man who owns little is little owned. And, as Mies van der Rohe is so often quoted, "less is more."<p>In other words, "Hoarding" is …

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

Productivity

Cute Portraits of WALL-E the Robot by Meddy Garnet

Originally from Kentucky, Meddy Garnet now works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a kitchen manager. Photography is her “little hobby” that she’s slowly …

Why Every Email Should Be 5 Sentences Long

“Proper email is a balance between politeness and succinctness,” entrepreneur-investor-author Guy Kawasaki tells Entrepreneur.com. “Less than five sentences is often abrupt and rude, more than five sentences wastes time.”<p>In this way, the email is like poem. A sonnet maybe, with the way its …

Guy Kawasaki

Quants: the maths geniuses running Wall Street

Forget Gordon Gekko. Old-style City traders are being replaced by maths geniuses who use super-computers to beat the markets. But are 'quants’ a force for good or evil?<p>At seven minutes past one on the afternoon of Tuesday April 23 this year a tweet from the AP news agency in Washington was …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

J.CREW FALL/WINTER 2013 LOOKBOOK by Maro Onokpise

When it comes to delivering a collection, few can do it better than U.S. based J. Crew. For their upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 collection, J. Crew …

J.Crew

Naughty Paintings from a Soviet Erotic Alphabet Book

Famed Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov, best known for his towering monuments honoring leaders like Stalin and the death masks he created (the faces …

Distracted Walking Puts 1,500 People Into the Hospital a Year

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Will Humans Still Be Humans in an Age of Artificial Intelligence? - The Atlantic

PBS's OffBook series explores the future of robots.

To Make Better Decisions, Map Them Out

When you’re making a tough decision, be sure to sketch out its component parts–it will help you to actually see your mistakes later on.<p>When Legg Mason chief investment strategist Michael J. Mauboussin met Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, the investor asked the <i>Thinking, Fast and …

Daniel Kahneman

My keyboard tried to kill me: the overly complicated story of an ergonomics war

<i>tl;dr? No prob! Just scroll to the bottom.</i><p>All of a sudden I couldn’t bring myself to type anymore. It had been creeping up on me for years. I was taking a break in the middle of an editing marathon but this time when I sat down again I could hardly bear the discomfort of turning my palms down to …

Poverty Maps From 1980 Look Astonishingly Different Compared to 2010

How To Completely #Unplug Your Morning Routine

Most days are abuzz with activity. Which is why you need to begin them with calm.<p>“Just as noise is meaningless without quiet,” Fabrica CEO Dan Hill once observed, “connectivity becomes meaningless when pervasive, when it is without a few ‘sanctuary spaces’ as contrast.”<p>For many, that contrast is …

Time Management

8 Steps To Actually Get Good At Phone Calls

Remember phone calls? You should, because they are often the best way to get your ideas across. Here’s how to give good phoners.<p>We can’t hide behind email. Why? Real business relationships are formed in two ways, says entrepreneur-turned-investor Mark Suster: in person and over the phone. The dude …

Networking

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

The Women of Instagram: Emily Ratajkowski

<i>In which we search social media's most visual platform for the world's most beautiful women.</i><p><b>Ford model Emily Ratajkowski</b> is undeniably charming and beautiful. So why wouldn't she be perfect for Instagram? Born in London, raised in Encenitas, California, and from a Polish-Israeli background, …

Emily Ratajkowski

10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter

Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions–here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.<p>No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, …

Employment

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Guarantee You'll Get Food Poisoning This Summer, Probably

My best friend has a saying: "What's life without a little risk?" This is usually applied to a select few scenarios, most often involving the possibility of death and/or a very good story. But when it comes to summer grilling, more than a couple "what ifs" come to mind that make taking the …

Sausages

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

The most persuasive word you can use in a meeting is “yeah”

Words have power, especially in meetings. A new study from MIT’s Sloan School of Management finds that saying “yeah”, “give”, “start” and even “meeting” can boost a person’s persuasive powers among co-workers.<p>Statisticians Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim studied 95 meetings for the vocabulary used in …

MIT Sloan