Rick Rodriguez

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This app could be the key to speaking a second language

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Artist Transforms Herself Into Mind Bending Optical Illusions Without Photoshop

Artist Dain Yoon is quickly becoming a master of illusion. Last year, the then-art student wowed us with her mind-bending body art that's mesmerizing in both its technical skills as well as its ability to make you do a double take. Using a combination of makeup and watercolors, she creates surreal …

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

Ogilvy & Mather

20 Incredible Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Meditation

How to Draw a Face

Faces are the basic part of the human anatomy, and can display a wide variety of emotions. In a portrait or artwork of people, faces would be the …

Rolls-Royce just unveiled the most amazingly ludicrous self-driving luxury vehicle

If you’re wealthy enough to afford a Rolls-Royce, and a chauffeur to ferry you around in it, then the idea of self-driving cars wouldn’t seem that foreign a concept. But like every other car manufacturer, Rolls-Royce seems not to want to get left behind in the rush to build autonomous vehicles.<p>At a …

Rolls-Royce

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Mindfulness

10 Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happy AF

Trust me, no. 10 is something you could do right now.<p>A lot of the time, "do this and you'll be happy" lists read like directions on how to make ice cubes. Like, duh, you should exercise and eat vegetables. But what else? A recent AskReddit thread prompted users to reveal the little things they do …

Happiness

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

You're reading Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Language Learning

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

15 Surprising Qualities of Creative Geniuses

You're reading 15 Surprising Qualities of Creative Geniuses, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Creativity

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Procrastination

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Self-improvement

52 Mind-Blowing Quotes About Meditation

Meditation is that magical tool which helps us to control our restless mind, every day we encounter with hundreds and thousands of thoughts, some of …

Meditation

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

<i>“Good Artists Copy. Great Artists Steal.” -Pablo Picasso</i><p>No matter what you want to learn or accomplish, there’s someone in the world that has already achieved what you want.<p>In other words, there’s no sense in reinventing the wheel. As Tony Robbins puts it:<p>Many great leaders have proven that the …

A clinical psychologist shares 7 tips for becoming more mindful

While the benefits of mindfulness have been well-documented for decades, learning to be mindful is paramount for everyone in today's quick-paced, multi-tasking, over-scheduled society — for #WomenWhoWork, it's especially key.<p>Mindfulness is defined as maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our …

Mindfulness

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

Top 21 Confucius Quotes to Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Deal With the Stress of Modern Life

You're reading Top 21 Confucius Quotes to Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Deal With the Stress of Modern Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

Motivation

Why You Should Be Drinking This Random Thing Before Your Workout

With spring in our sights, outdoor workouts are <i>finally</i> back in play, and we couldn’t be more psyched. Although we loved our months of stress-reducing yoga and kickass home workouts, we’re totally ready to ditch our home gyms for a little cardio in the sun. Before we put on our colorful workout gear …

Health

15 Simple Brain Hacks to Learn a New Language Fast

Have you ever given up on learning a new language?Maybe you studied Spanish at school, and as much as you wanted to become fluent you just couldn’t …

Language Learning

Kevin Spacey could be your next acting coach

“I don’t give a shit about whether <i>you</i> get emotional at the end; I give a shit whether <i>I</i> get emotional at the end.” Kevin Spacey pokes himself in the chest to emphasize the point.<p>This is a class with the Academy Award-winning actor and star of <i>House of Cards</i>, and he is the mildly sociopathic, …

Entertainment

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

<b>Be the master of every moment</b><p>You are the master of your mind and only you can decide what you're feeling. Don't let other people put you down with …

World's Smallest Camera Drone Now Available for Purchase

The SKEYE Nano Drone which claims to be the world's smallest camera drone is now available for purchase. The TRNDlabs drone weighs just 14 grams (.49 …

How to Finally Start Meditation in 2016: A Complete Guide

2015 was a packed year for me. I worked hard at my day job as the CMO of one of New York’s fastest growing start-ups, Kerry and I got pregnant again …