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The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful in any area …

Motivation

Chicken Hug GIF

Discover & share this Hug GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

GIF Animations

Photographer Captures Subjects After a Glass (or Two, or Three) of Wine

"The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem." According to Marcos Alberti's …

How To Make An Origami Darth Vader

Darth Vader never looked so cute! Or, come to think of it, so fragile. He certainly doesn’t look capable of leading the Empire’s eradication of the …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

22 Awesome and Inspiring Bill Murray Quotes

Sure, Bill Murray has done his fair share of hilariously random and weird things. But in addition to having a killer sense of humor, the actor is …

Bill Murray

Instead of following your passion, find a career that changes people’s lives

How do you choose a career that’s worthwhile and fulfilling?<p>For most of us, this is one of the most important questions we’ll face over the course of our lives. The average person spends 80,000 hours of their life working—a satisfying life without a satisfying career is almost impossible.<p>Making …

Employment

The 50 Best Free Workout Resources You Can Find Online

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>makeyourbodywork.com</i><p>Do your days fly by? Is it difficult to make time for a trip to the gym?<p>You're in the right place.<p>These are the 50 best resources for free online workouts that make is easy for you to exercise at home. Whether you have just a few minutes for a quick core …

Choosing Happiness Doesn't Mean You Should Settle

This past week I posted on my Instagram and Facebook the quote, "Happiness is a choice."<p>While I obviously agree with the idea that happiness is a choice, the post got me thinking about it a bit deeper and thinking about how others may interpret its meaning.<p>Yes, happiness is something we choose to …

Happiness

11 Notable New Podcasts to Try

This week I pause my podcast crash courses—hope you saw my rundown of excellent history podcasts—to share some new shows on my radar. Got a …

“Perilously close to propaganda”: How Fox News shilled for Iraq War, and Jon Stewart returned sanity | Salon.com

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>“Perilously close to propaganda”: How Fox News shilled for Iraq War, and Jon Stewart returned sanity<p>“Fox Effect” pushed American media to get in line and back the Iraq War. Only two comedy shows had guts to resist<p>Charles L. Ponce De Leon<p>May 23, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “That’s The …

Journalism

Oprah's 2001 Interview with The Dalai Lama on Happiness, Gratitude, and Meditation

In a monumental interview published in <i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> in 2001, Oprah talks to the spiritual leader to get a Buddhist view about values …

Hinduism

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

17 Important Tips For Making The Most Of Curly Hair

Why don't doctors care more about the role of food in treating cancer?

Stories abound of cancer patients who have 'cured' themselves by changing their diet. Isn't it time doctors took them more seriously?<p>When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my wonderful consultant sent me to <b>The Breast Cancer Haven</b> in Fulham. This is one of three Havens – London, Hereford and Leeds …

You've Heard Gratitude Is Good For You. Here's What Science Says

A growing body of scientific work shows that gratitude and kindness are traits that lead to higher levels of well-being. People who are grateful and …

Psychology

5 Ways to Remind Yourself How Powerful You Really Are

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You, yes you, are far greater than any problem or disappointment that may be present in your life.<p>I don’t care who you are or what you have accomplished, we all go through disappointments in life and struggle from time to time with coming …

Motivation

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

5 steps for structuring an ideal work day

With looming end-of-year deadlines and the holidays imminent, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. Are you maximizing your work days to …

25 Funny Internet Memes and Jokes to Crack You Up This Week

Who says technology and geek stuff is boring? No way. So, to crack you up this week for a few laughs and smirks, we’ve scouted some of the funniest …

Why are these clowns winning? Secrets of the right-wing brain

<b>Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Scott Walker (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Ed Reinke/Andy Manis/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Bush tanked the country. Now the right’s again running the show. Neuroscience explains incompetence of all sides<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>November 29, 2014 2:15pm (UTC)<p>When George W. Bush became …

11 Tech Innovations For When You're Out of Gift Ideas

It may be better to give than to receive, but by the time you’ve reached the last name on your shopping list, you may have used up all your …

Here's How the US Could Pretty Much Eliminate Carbon Dioxide Pollution | VICE News

A common refrain heard from boosters of the fossil fuel industry states that converting the US economy to run on renewables would be too costly and rely too heavily on unproven technologies. Why risk tanking the nation's economy, they ask, when coal, oil, and natural gas have powered our vehicles …

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China To Cap Coal Use By 2020 To Meet Game-Changing Climate, Air Pollution Targets

The Chinese government announced Wednesday it would cap coal use by 2020. The Chinese State Council, or cabinet, said the peak would be 4.2 billion …

Solar bike lane produces enough power for three homes

The world’s first solar bike lane has been installed in The Netherlands and it is capable of producing an impressive amount of power. In fact, the …