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Modern Glass Extension on a 5-Story London Townhouse

When an interior designer and a media company CEO bought and moved into this 5-story, 6-bedroom townhouse in 2011, it became clear that the …

8 Writing Tips from Paulo Coelho

<b>On Confidence</b> <br>You cannot sell your next book by underrating your book that was just published. Be proud of what you have.<p><b>On Trust</b> <br>Trust your reader, …

Your Power is in the Now Moment

Beverly Blanchard, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is the thought you thinking right now? Is it an empowering thought? Is it a thought about the argument …

Lessons Learned From 4 Steve Jobs Quotes

Are there certain leaders that you find inspirational? Steve Jobs inspires me because he faced tremendous adversity in his life, but he never gave up. Jobs influenced the transformation of many industries including computing, telecommunications, entertainment, retail and digital publishing.<p>Steve …

10 Techniques for More Precise Writing

<b>Randel Alleeon July 26, 2014 4:34 pm</b><p>This website is spot on. An excellent command of the language is crucial to concise writing. Synonyms exist, true …

The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

<b>*UPDATE 12/17/2013* THE TOP 100 ‘PICTURES OF THE DAY’ FOR 2013 HAVE JUST BEEN PUBLISHED! CHECK IT OUT!</b><p>At the end of every quarter the Sifter …

I Heart My City: Emilio’s Amsterdam

<b>Emilio Brizzi</b> has been a professional photographer most of his life, and one of his favorite subjects is the city where he lives: Amsterdam. His love for the Dutch capital — from its detailed-oriented architecture and modern take on tradition and history to the laid-back independence of its …

I Heart My City: Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

Script Analysis for Directors – Five Top Tips

As a film director, we may be very technically adept, have a great visual style or be skilled at soliciting a strong performance from our actors; we …

Photographs Of Strangely Expressive Safety Pins That Display Human Emotions

<b>While it is</b> already quite a feat to capture human-like qualities on animals like dogs, Chinese photographer Jun C has managed to produce photographs …

The World's Last Great Quiet Places

Though an escape from man-made noise is becoming harder to find, the natural world continues to sing all around us.<p>Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota<p>Marconi Beach, Massachusetts<p>Popular Galleries

All the Feels: Getting Real about Writing Time

I recently had the following conversation at a writer's conference...<p><i>Attendee: So what do you do for work?</i><p><i>Me: Well, I'm a therapist for a public</i> …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

4 Questions Successful People Always Ask

I was at happy hour the other day (why do so many of my stories start this way?) with two people I admire very much. Both of these individuals are entrepreneurs and they’re both incredibly successful. I always jump at the chance to chat with these two and enjoy any opportunity I can to just sit …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Famous Directors Who Never Went to Film School

It’s an exciting time to be a filmmaker. The Internet has extended the reach of budding directors, and the best technology is at our fingertips, …

'Don't Go To Law School,' 'Move To Asia,' And 28 Other Pearls Of Wisdom For 2012 Grads

This month, a huge batch of 20-somethings will be loosed upon the country with shiny new degrees in hand. We’ve crowd-sourced advice for the graduates of 2012 from our host of writers based on their areas of expertise. Here are 25 pearls of wisdom from Forbes. Spend them wisely.<p><b>Via Monte Burke, who</b> …

10 Things New Writers Need to Know

There’s only so long you can coast on that first burst of writerly inspiration. Then, if you’re serious about writing, reality sets in — and the work …

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option

Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short but compelling video why creativity is crucial for learning, and why it will …

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Learn

When I read 20 Things 20 Year Olds Don’t Get, by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar, I immediately imagined parents frantically forwarding the post to their kids. Baby boomers, myself included, want our adult children to be successful in the workplace. But there’s an ulterior motive, as well … we want …

10 Tips On How To Write A Book

A few days ago Delilah S. Dawson wrote a post on Chuck Wendig's blog, Terribleminds, about how she writes a book. It's awesome! I wish I'd read …

13 Ways College Students Waste Money And Opportunities

While a college degree may give graduates a leg up in their careers, students who graduate with high student loan debt can find that ticket to be a costly one.<p>According to a study by the public policy research organization Demos, student loan debt may be more detrimental to your financial future …