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How To Break The Procrastination Cycle

How often do you find yourself procrastinating? Do you wish you could procrastinate less? We all know how debilitating procrastination can make us …

Procrastination

How to Stop Being an Over-Thinker

As a rule, thinking is a good thing and while some people don’t do it enough, some over-think everything. Both genders can fall into either category …

Self-improvement

Silicon Valley Celebs Star In New Virgin America Campaign

Virgin America has recruited several glamorous frequent fliers to star in its new interactive campaign–not athletes or movie stars, mind you, but tech company founders and other “cultural influencers.”<p>Created by San Francisco-based agency Eleven with digital production by Tool, the integrated …

Would You Like To See How We Make Our Fries With That? Behind McDonald’s Big Transparency Play

McDonald’s Canada gambled with a frank question-and-answer-driven social media campaign that has gone on to earn huge publicity and positive reviews. Here, the CMO behind the campaign explains how and why the transparent approach worked.<p>Is it true that Chuck Norris eats only at McDonald’s? Is there …

McDonald's

Rusty Fire Hydrants, Transformed Into Beautiful Planets

There is beauty in decaying urban landscapes, but that beauty is distinctly grounded in reality. It’s inextricably linked to humanity’s growing impact on the planet. In Planet Universe, film student Adam Kennedy takes that urban decay and turns it into something out of this world.<p>Kennedy’s pictures …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

The Next World-Changing Supermaterial Is Grown, Not Made

Watch out graphene; something's coming to eat your supermaterial lunch. Nanocellulose is poised to be the kevlar-strength, super-light, greenhouse …

No Future: Present Shock and Why Our Now-Fixation Has Changed Everything From Advertising To Politics

In his new book, “Present Shock,” Douglas Rushkoff argues that “presentism” has brought about the end of storytelling and completely changed branding, culture, politics and our personal lives.<p>“I’m working at a reasonable pace where I can focus, intently and undisturbed, for long periods of time on …