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10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …

Woodworking

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

Creativity

6 Sunday-night habits that will set you up for success all week long

The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend — and that's especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays have a carefree vacation vibe.<p>Even if you love your job, the angst of having to go back to the grind on Monday can leave you disorganized and spinning your …

High Fiber

Google makes Nik photo-editing tools free to download

When Google snapped up Nik Software, it acquired not just Snapseed, but also the company's photo-editing plug-ins for Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Now, the company is making those plug-ins completely free to download. The Nik Collection, a suite of seven editing tools that used to cost $150, can …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Nilüfer Yanya - Hey (Pixies cover)

Brooklyn Artist Mike Perry Wants To Blow Your Mind (Again)

You might not think you’ve seen artist Mike Perry’s work but, then again, you probably have. His illustrations look like hand-drawn doodles. The kind that make you think to yourself that just about anyone can be an artist, until you go ahead and try it yourself. To be more specific, until you …

Art

How to Stop Playing at Entrepreneurship and Get Serious About Your Business

If you're struggling as an entrepreneur, you might be sabotaging your own success.<p>Just to be clear - this isn't one of those "three easy steps to magically transform yourself into a success" articles. And after reading this post, you will still have to do the same hard work to overcome the barriers …

Entrepreneurship

A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

<i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. If you felt some <i>really</i> strongly -- or for an extended period of time, not just a fleeting moment -- feel free to add one, …

Happiness

23 Artworks

<i>NOTICE: This blog post includes images of nudity in painting and drawing.</i><p>--<p>What we have here are 23 pieces of art, with my notes on each. These works are by 23 of 50 artists -- representing 23 of 100 artworks -- included in issue #68 of <i>Poets/Artists</i> magazine, which I had the honor of curating under …

Art

A slow-motion disaster is underway in South Carolina right now

The rain may have stopped falling, but South Carolina is still facing a precarious situation as floodwaters course through a complex network of …

Wish To Be Successful And Rich? Then Quit This One Terrible Habit

Complaining.<p>The amount of complaining you do is equivalent to the amount of power you don’t have. It’s the sound wave of defeat. Becoming a repeat …

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 …

Self-improvement

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness | Inc.com

<i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. Guess what? I bounced back. …

Motivation

The 17 coolest tattoo artists on Instagram

Tattoos come in more forms than ever, with styles ranging from abstract to geometric, watercolor to surreal.<p>Whether you have a tattoo already, are thinking about getting inked for the first time, or just like the look of the permanent art, Instagram is the place to go for inspiration.<p>Scroll down to …

The Arts

What I learned when I followed Benjamin Franklin’s schedule for a week

I've heard time and again that the most successful people in life rise and reflect before the sun does, so I figured why not give it a shot myself and see if I magically get successful over night too?<p>Even though I hated myself the second I hit "publish" on that post, because who the hell wants to …

Game of Thrones

Cuphead Artist Shares Hand-Drawn Animations

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the mermaid boss and Jelly.<p>Over the past month, Cuphead artist Jake Clark has shared a collection of hand-drawn …

Cuphead

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone …

7 psychological traps that can undermine your success

But when it comes to professional achievement, you can easily be your own worst enemy. By keeping quiet in meetings when you've got a different opinion or toiling over a project report past midnight, you may actually be acting against your own interest.<p>Here, we've listed seven ways people sabotage …

Psychology

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Agriculture

First Cabin Is a Luxurious Take on Japanese Capsule Hotels

Width unfortunately is not the luxury upgrade here.<p>Capsule hotels in Japan are world famous for their minuscule size and mind-bending efficient use of space. First Cabin, however, is a a capsule hotel that’s been given the Midas touch. Self-proclaimed as the “Business Class” of capsule hotels, …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

A digital marketing CEO explains why he left his 9 to 5 to start his own business

For me being an entrepreneur is built in, I don't have to learn how to be one, I just am one to the core. My mother recently told me that my sister is looking for an apartment but can't afford one in a certain area.<p>I told her to have her rent one in a place where she can afford it and AirBnB it …

Entrepreneurship

Best Frenemies: This Show Reveals the Surreal Relationship Between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali

When Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney announced an animation they were making together in the summer of 1946, each had his own way of describing the work-in-progress. According to Dalí, the cartoon was to be “a magical exposition of life in the labyrinth of time.” According to Disney, it was “just a …

Salvador Dalí

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

OMGFacts

F-U-N-D-E-D: New rules mean you, too, can be a startup owner

Beginning Friday, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can give the public the chance to be startup owners, not just donors.<p>"Unless you're a rich person, you can't participate in the next Facebook or Apple or Tesla. Friday opens that up."<p>Ron Miller, CEO of StartEngine

Startups