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How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

5 Creativity Myths you Need to Stop Believing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of <i>General Music Journal</i> where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block. The muse simply showed up and he was ready.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at …

Creativity

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

8 of the Most Notorious Video Game Exploits of All Time

Using bugs for fun and profit.<p>Exploiting a video game for personal gain is a time-honored tradition. Like Destiny's now-defunct "Loot Cave", there's …

Hunter S. Thompson On Finding Your Purpose

In April of 1958, a 22 year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter on the meaning of life when asked by a friend for advice. What makes his response …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

Clean storage: These scientists are making an organic, water-based battery for the power grid

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of USC Photo / Gus Ruelas.<p>Most batteries — whether they’re embedded in your iPhone or they’re plugged …

33 Painfully True Facts About Everyday Life

Danish writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler – the creative duo known as Wumo – has created a brilliant series of graphs that …

Meaningful Activities Protect the Brain From Depression

A new study of adolescents found that those who derive joy from selfless deeds were less likely to be depressed over time.<p>Our entire lives, when you think about it, are built around rewards—the pursuit of money, fun, love, and tacos.<p>How we seek and respond to those rewards is part of what …

The Best Anytime Workout

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Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …