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9 ways to create better transitions

<b>Think of the word 'transition' and you're perhaps more likely to think of the ways in which it's possible to move between scenes of a movie file than</b> …

'Cool' 71-year-old sets internet on fire[1]

A 71-year-old man has become an internet celebrity, or Wanghong, after photos of him wearing trendy clothes were posted online.<p>Wang Zhousong, who …

How To Turn Your Voice Into An Instrument in Logic Pro X

Popular in tropical house, deep house, trap and more, playing sampled vocal stabs is hot right now. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to …

Music Theory: 4 Jazz Techniques for Electronic Composers

1. Mode of Operation<p>An important tool in the toolbox of any jazz musician is the mastery of modes. Having a diverse musical vocabulary helps the …

Technical vs Producer vs Club DJ Careers: Which One Is Right For You?

We hope last week’s article on the lifespan of a DJ inspired some of you to consider that DJing can offer some compelling career opportunities. Just …

The Stage Principle: Telling a Story With Your Music

There are many plays that have only one or two actors, but the most dynamic often contain many characters – rotating in and out of the spotlight. …

David Bowie: An Innovator Who Understood The Power Of Business As Much As Pop Culture

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” There are so many quotes that encapsulate the astonishing creativity of David Bowie, pop music’s greatest polymath, but for the purposes of this tribute that’s a perfect start.<p>His death Sunday at the age of 69 from cancer, …

David Bowie

These headphones were designed by audiophiles, and they're glorious

Fostex and Massdrop were, I confess, unfamiliar names to me before this November. But their collaboration on a glorious new product has turned me into an immediate and enthusiastic fan. I’m talking about a set of headphones designed by the audiophile community at Massdrop and built by the pro audio …

The Engadget Guide to Tokyo

Robots, the <i>otaku</i> culture epicenter, the country that gave us Nintendo, Sony and Hatsune Miku. In Tokyo, there's so much to see -- and maybe that's why I live here. Being the good friend that I am, I've curated a map of restaurants, shops and attractions that are a must for tech-happy tourists and …

China Is Making Domain Name History

Alan Dunn Contributor<p>Alan Dunn is the managing director of NameCorp and a senior digital naming expert and brand consultant.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>.me — 10 years and two percent of exports<br>• The silent evolution of domain names<p>Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company …

Can you be too clean?

We take long showers, change clothes every day and wash our hands regularly. Is this doing us more harm than good?<p>What’s your routine? Do you shower every morning, or skip a few days? Do you change the bedsheets weekly, or only when they get smelly? How about your towels: New ones – like clockwork …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …

"Two-Child" Is Too Late

When Chinese leaders convene this week for a four-day meeting on the future of the country’s economy, the biggest news might have to do with babies. …

Michael Bierut is the definition of what excellent graphic design can do

It’s a Michael Bierut world after all.<p>The staggering array of logos that make up the Bierut retrospective at the School of Visual Arts Gallery in New York testifies to the huge impact this prolific American graphic designer has had on our everyday environment.<p>These days, Bierut is known as the …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physics genius, but the mystery he finds most intriguing is women

Hawking has been outspoken about the dangers of AI, which he has warned "could spell the end of the human race."<p>He himself uses a primitive form of AI to produce his characteristic robotic speech, since he suffers from a motor-neuron disease similar to ALS.<p>Here are a few of the best questions and …

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

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5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

20 Teenage Entrepreneurs Set for Success | Inc.com

These teen entrepreneurs serve as inspiration for people of all ages, showing that hard work and ingenuity can lead to great things. Here are 20 teens who have gained serious notice in the business world.<p><b>Nick D'Aloisio, Summly</b><p>Like many other young entrepreneurs, D'Aloisio taught himself to code at …

Luxury automakers roll out powerful SUVs at Frankfurt show

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Does anyone really need a sport-utility vehicle so fast it can hit speeds close to those seen in Formula One races? Luxury …

A study finds men are overconfident and immodest — which may be why they're more successful as entrepreneurs

Yet new research, spotlighted on NPR, yields some insight into the qualities that may make men more inclined to launch their own companies.<p>According to the research, men are significantly more overconfident and less humble than women. Even after they've failed once — or multiple times — they're …

$200K gets you the Nick Saban luxury van

Want to ride in style like Nick Saban?<p>Want to work the phones as if five-star recruits were on the other end of the line?<p>Or do you just want to kick …

The 7 Gifts of Adopting a Personal-Development Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no greater path to success than through your own self-development. Those who are radically successful are immersed in themselves. They are endlessly curious and passionate about self-education. To rank among them, you must invest …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

Building Confidence

Building Confidence: 20 Personal Growth Experts Share Their Advice<p>I've had plenty of times of low confidence in my life.<p>I'm sure you have as …

Self-improvement

The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results?<p>It is while …

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life | Inc.com

One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational intelligence."<p>Simply put, conversational intelligence is the currency of success. It's the rare …

The Brain