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How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p><i>Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine</i> …

Neuroscience

Fascinating Photos Inside China’s Toy Factories by Michael Wolf

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his …

I paid $300 for a $60K round-the-world adventure

Think it’s impossible to shell out just a few hundred bucks to fly around the globe — in mega-pampered first-class seats, no less? It’s not.<p>Sam …

Credit Cards

11 Offbeat And Revealing Interview Questions

Struggling to find the right candidates for your high-intensity startup? You might not be asking them what you really need to know.<p>Working for an early-stage startup can be hard. New companies need teams that are agile and active, resilient in the face of setbacks, and cool under pressure. Startup …

Ashton Kutcher nailed his 'Shark Tank' debut

But after watching the seventh season's premiere, they'd see he's a formidable investor.<p>Kutcher made a deal, imparted valuable insight to entrepreneurs, and even sparred with Kevin O'Leary.<p>We recently spoke with "Shark Tank" mainstay Robert Herjavec, who said he found Kutcher's time on set earlier …

Entrepreneurship

Pope Francis ditches political speech for jokes and improvised address on family

Pontiff displays human touch in Philadelphia, avoiding culture-war issues and planned remarks on workers’ rights in favour of a mother-in-law laugh<p>It was billed as a sort of Catholic variety show, with world-class performers from Aretha Franklin to Andrea Bocelli and even a stand-up comic. Nobody …

Business Insider is hiring a graphic design intern

Projects would range from basic Photoshop requests to more creative assignments such as maps, charts and infographics — like these.<p>As an intern here, you'll gain valuable experience collaborating with journalists and designers in a fast-paced and fun work environment.<p>Other perks at BI include free …

Graphic Design

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing …

5 Body Language Tips You Need to Master

It's possible for your words and body language to actually contradict one another and send your listener mixed messages.<p>When meeting new people, we often spend a great deal of time rehearsing what to say. What will I talk about if the conversation stalls? Will I sound intelligent? What questions …

22 Habits That Will Make Your Life a Little More Peaceful Each Day

<b>1. Throw out, sell or donate everything you don't need.</b> Use this guide to minimalism to help you decide what you're keeping in excess. If there's anything that will immediately release your anxiety and put you at ease, it's making the choice only to keep the physical things that either serve a …

The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them

You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed and fostered a raging appetite for infographics. Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a former editor at <i>The Boston Globe</i>, has been sifting …

Infographics

23 Things You’ll Never Hear a Pro Photographer Say

Here’s a list of 23 things you’ll (probably) never hear coming out of a professional photographer’s mouth.<p><b>#1:</b> I love it when clients re-edit my …

How to Get Free WI-FI when you are in Japan! – Japan Info

Almost all my friends who are planning to go to Japan for traveling or having a short trip have this one (long) question: “How can I get connected to …

Wi-Fi

No Charges For Teen Arrested After Bringing Homemade Clock to School

Police in Texas said Wednesday that charges will not be filed against a 14-year-old Muslim high school student who was arrested after he brought in a homemade clock that a teacher said looked like a bomb.<p>The arrest drew an outcry on social media. Hundreds of thousands of people used the hashtag …

High School

The 1 Question You Must Ask Your Mentor

Entrepreneurs aren't getting the most out of a potentially valuable relationship unless they ask this.<p>How important is mentorship for business owners? Incredibly, according to research. In fact, having a wise head with whom you can talk through the ups and downs of your business has been shown to</i> …

How I Decided to Have Sex Reassignment Surgery—and What It Was Like

One woman's personal journey to physically becoming her true self<p><i>Gender-identity issues are quickly gaining some much-needed visibility. On April 24, Bruce Jenner revealed he’s a transgender woman in a groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer (according to GLAAD’s guidelines, we’ll refer to</i> …

Tips for Shooting Better Portraits

Creating a compelling portrait can take a lot of thought and design. But here are three practical tips you can use to improve your image.<p>Choose the …

JPEG 2000: The Better Alternative to JPEG That Never Made it Big

At the turn of the century, the Joint Photographic Experts Group created what they considered to be the next generation of JPEG image compression. …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

But it's partially our fault because we've been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and that it's better to charge them when they're close to dead.<p>But we couldn't be …

Electric Vehicles

Watch a Disney artist draw The Little Mermaid in a mind-blowing, new way

Your favorite Disney characters now look even more amazing, thanks to virtual reality.<p>In a video from Future of Storytelling, legendary former Disney …

How to pick the perfect workout based on your 9-to-5 life

Head to a 5 a.m. Soulcycle class on any given weekday and it's bound to be filled with high-powered execs, dynamic entrepreneurs, and successful …

Articles about highly flexible house designed musician budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>In a lush village in Northeast Brazil, a Mediterranean-inspired holiday home features a …

Kansas City

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Self-employment

8 things Apple didn't tell you about the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is gargantuan. Its 12.9-inch Retina HD display dwarfs the iPad Air 2. Its Hulk-powerful, but still thin and light. It's basically …

How to Retire Your Husband Before 30 with a Near Million-Dollar Business

When I first heard about Kimra Luna, I had heard of my fair share of rags to riches stories, but few were as inspiring as hers -- she not only went from welfare to almost millionaire in three years, but she was also able to retire her husband before 30.<p><i>I am honored to be introducing Kimra, a</i> …

10 Ways To De-Clutter, Simplify, and Streamline Your Life

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity

Google Chrome just made big changes to save your battery

The notorious battery drain is cleaning up its act<p>Amid much vocal complaining about Chrome's woeful effect on laptop battery life this year, Google began cleaning up its act with a series of improvements that bolster the browser's performance. Today the company rolled out a new version of Chrome …