Melinda Vaughn

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

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, …

Productivity

The 10 best westerns – in pictures

Our film critic picks the finest movies from his favourite genre<p>Who else should have made the list? Have your say in the comments, and your idea could be featured in our alternative readers' 10 best next week

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks

408 Hot Air Balloons Just Took Off at the Same Time — Here's Video

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

Miley Cyrus

The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

Stylish

Denim Guide Fall 2013

Shop our favorite styles of the season

Clothing

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Brand Marketing

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

Harrison Ford: A Grumpy Timeline

<i>UPDATE: Even Ford's Reddit AMA was kind of grumpy! On who shot first: "I don't know and I don't care." Grump on, Harrison, grump on.</i><p><b>Harrison Ford was once the epitome</b> of rakish charm and cool. Yet as the years have grayed his hair and drawn lines on his face, he's become more like the epitome of …

Movies

The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

The Most Awesomely Eighties 1980s Music Videos

From big hair to big budgets, remember the kinds of gems that ruled the age of MTV<p>Remember how, like, totally awesome MTV was back in the Eighties? …

Michael Jackson

Closet Case: 8 Steps to Perfect Organization

Lisa Adams of L.A. Closet Design breaks down the how-to.<p>Our search for well-formed closet inspiration began where much of our time is currently spent, ogling Instagram. There, we came upon Lisa Adams's chic compilation of images of well-controlled chaos under the name of her company L.A. Closet …

Selling

'It' Girls Through the Ages

A look back at some of our favorite women who have that elusive "it" factor<p>Before Alexa, Leandra, and Olivia. there was Edie, Suzy, and Penelope. And before them, there was Clara. And before Clara, there was Eve (as in, Adam and...). In honor of our look at the state of the modern It Girl in our …

Andy Warhol

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection - TODAY.com

Today<p>James Patterson, Samantha Shannon and Khaled Hosseini talk about how they dealt with rejection and got their careers going.<p><i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie</i> …

Writing

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Admiral's Club: The Best of Fall's Nautical-Meets-Military Trend

Shop the military trend<p>When it comes to adding an edge this season, it's all about the uniform—right down to the details. Think felted wools, sailor-style buttons, and epaulettes.

Clothing

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

Dessert

Photographs of Outdoor Trees Framed by Giant White Canvases

For his project titled “Tree,” South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee found solitary trees out in nature and then erected giant white canvas …

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble

Caramelized Peaches + Cream with a Toasted Crumble.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 30, 2013 68<p>You know my stance on peaches.<p>I firmly believe that you really only …

Jack Nicholson: a career in film - in pictures

Reports from Hollywood suggest that Jack Nicholson has called time on his film career. The 76-year-old has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times, more than any other male actor, a good reason for us to bring you some highlights.

7 Tips for Photographing Kids

This is not an article about taking 'portraits' of kids - rather it's about photographing kids as they are in all their movement, fun and true …