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15 Times Stars Took Method Acting Too Far

For some actors, just looking the part isn't always enough. Here are several who took method acting to the extreme.<p>1. Adrien Brody // <i>The Pianist</i> …

Black Panther

How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine

You're reading How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-help

Make your Galaxy Note 2 awesome again | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

In our continued series of making older devices feel that much more new, we set our sights on the Galaxy Note 2 today. Sure, it has been replaced …

Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

While there are plenty of great features to be found in Android, one area we feel the OS truly outshines the competition is in its launcher (aka home …

Building a Startup is About Solving Problems, Not Chasing Ideas

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of Arkenea, a company committed to helping entrepreneurs and businesses build, market and monetize their mobile apps.</i><p>Building a mobile app startup is the “I want to build an Internet startup” of the late 1990s. The only difference is, this time, there is no bubble …

Dr. Phil: The One Question You Need to Ask to Get What You Really Want

When I was growing up, my family was often dirt poor. At times we were living hand-to-mouth, so I understood from a very early age that I would need …

Couchsurfing’s Sex Secret: It’s The Greatest Hook-Up App Ever Devised

He describes himself as "amazing, outgoing, funny, smart" and says his interests include friends, eating, drinking, the gym and puppies. His photos show the good-humored Latin American native — dark, handsome, and fit — in exotic destinations around the world, from Cairo to Capri. Nowhere does the …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for some of us, the stress at …

Education Department To Renew Sallie Mae Contract, Despite Allegations Of Wrongdoing

Student loan giant Sallie Mae is currently under fire from lawmakers, federal regulators, consumer groups and student advocates for allegedly violating numerous consumer protection laws. The company is facing accusations that it cheats soldiers on active duty, engages in discriminatory lending, …

Immune system may play crucial role in mental health

Considering inflammation has helped neuroscientists cast a broader net when searching for causes of and possible treatments for mental illness, mood disorders and neurodevelopmental conditions.<p>Last time you had a bad cold, you likely had less energy than usual. You lay around and didn't have any …

Wibidata Machine Learning Platform Offers Capabilities Comparable To Amazon.com And Google

Wibidata, a big data application provider, has a new platform for building real-time apps that shows the increasing accessibility of machine learning and how e-commerce companies can provide an experience similar to a giant like Amazon.com.<p>The new WibiEnterprise 3.0 platform allows a company to …

The fake Facebook profile I could not get removed

I’ll never know why the kids did it, but there it was: Sleazy, horrifying, and I was powerless to get it taken down<p>Susan Arnout Smith<p>February 2, 2011 1:39am (UTC)<p>I've been a writer a long time, but chances are, you don't know my name.<p>I've written thrillers, been an essayist for NPR, won the Stanley …

Anamorphic Painting

Hopefully at one point or another, you’ve been blessed to have witnessed a beautiful <b>anamorphic painting</b> such as the one below. Maybe, you didn’t …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

Trick Photography eBook and Video Course

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Digital Photography

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

The 5 Most Common Pitfalls To Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How many times have you already dreamed about big time change?<p>For example, have you ever wanted to eat better? Be more positive ? Increase your …

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter - step by step help on how to set up and use an incident light meter to balance …

Interns: all work, no pay

Too many young people are still doing real jobs for no money, as unpaid interns. But not for much longer. Around the world, young workers expected to toil for months at a time for little or no pay are battling to be rewarded fairly.<p>For those of us who have been campaigning on this issue for years, …

How To Say Good Bye | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When there is much regret about your relationship with a parent, the end of life is an even more important time. No matter how many times we feel …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Self-help

Forgiveness Brings Healing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There once was a man who lived in a tiny village and who was easily offended. If someone forgot it was his birthday or didn’t compliment him on his …

Positive Thinking

3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

The Importance Of 'Sexuality Awareness' For Self Improvement | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your personal growth is highly dependent on your ‘sexuality awareness’.<p>This awareness begins with the task of knowing what ‘infantile sexuality’ is …

5 Ways To Quiet a Racing Mind

Yawn!<p>That’s exactly how I started every morning when I was feeling the impact of burnout.<p>I was tired and exhausted during the day, and then my mind …

The Simple Yet Effective Not-So Secret Strategy For Motivation

Are you waiting for a sign?<p>The skies to part and a splendid sunrise to stir you?<p>Receiving an unprompted letter in the mail encouraging you to take …

How to Improve Your Personal Awareness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The one person above all else, whose opinion counts more than anything, and who should know you better than anyone else, is yourself. Most people …

How to Raise Kids Who Become Great Adults | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you ask parents of any background what they want, you will overwhelmingly get this response:<p>“I want to raise great kids.”<p>Curiously, that is not …