Shawn Pavlas

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Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

Research Shows This 1 Mindset is Why Some People are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why...<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the …

Happiness

Woman Plans to Marry Tetris Video Game After Failed Relationship with a Calculator

A 20-year-old mathematics student from Orlando, Florida has announced her intention to marry the vintage computer game Tetris, after losing her …

Understanding And Using REST APIs

There’s a high chance you came across the term “REST API” if you’ve thought about getting data from another source on the internet, such as Twitter …

10 Instagram Tools to Help You Build Your Following in 2018

Successful brands and influencers have used these tools in order to generate sizable Instagram audiences in no time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do the world's best brands and most successful influencers have in common? One comonality is a massive Instagram …

Marketing

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new …

Creativity

JS things I never knew existed

I was reading through the MDN docs the other day and found these JS features and APIs I never knew existed. So here is a short list of those things, …

JavaScript

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Internet (and WordPress)

Very few other technologies are ready to disrupt our future lives more than artificial intelligence. Machines are getting better and better at …

Artificial Intelligence

Building a simple static page generator with Node.js

Static page generators are great and super convenient when developing reasonably simple websites. I’ve used probably two or three out of what seems …

JavaScript

Samsung DeX review: The impressive, unnecessary, phone-powered PC

My family's first computer was a boxy, squat Tatung with an AMD K2, a handful of RAM and a 4GB hard drive. It was ugly and slow, even by 1998 standards, but it (somehow) got the job done. The decade and change that followed brought staggering leaps in performance and huge reductions in size. I'm …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

7 Strategies That Will Help You Eliminate Procrastination

This column is by Zdravko Cvijetic, Founder of Zero toThe post 7 Strategies That Will Help You Eliminate Procrastination appeared first on iamwire.

Procrastination

Car Designs by Andrey Tkachenko - Industrial Design

Just to continue with our streak with Industrial Designs, we would like to feature the work from Andrey Tkachenko who is a freelance artist based in …

Industrial Design

10 best new web design tools for November

This month we’ve got a bunch of tools that will help you code more efficiently in various ways, whether that’s by offloading complex calculations to …

JavaScript

Daily Inspiration #2094

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

Books

Logo Design: Creative Stages.

Logos are perhaps as vital and crucial for marketing success of a brand or company as appearance is important for the first meeting with a client or …

8 Tough Lessons You'll Learn Your First Year as Your Own Boss

Being your own boss sounds like a dream come true, but every path has its downsides.<p>Being your own boss sounds like a dream come true. You get to set your own schedule, control your own destiny, pick your own projects, and leave office politics behind. No wonder so many people dream of setting up …

Freelancing

This Couch Is Designed to Hold You All Night Long

Because is there anything better after a terrible day?<p>Everyone's experienced one of those deep, warm hugs that seem to have magical powers. Maybe from your mom, or spouse, or your kids when they are feeling really generous. The point is, sometimes you just need to be held after a terrible day. And …

Furniture

Why Your Creative Outlet Is More Powerful Than You Realise

Web Design

When will responsive websites respond to user context?

<b>Terms like “mobile first” and “responsive web design” sound dynamic and user-centric, but the reality is most mobile-first responsive websites are</b> …

Local Search

UI/UX Glossary. Web Design Issues.

Perhaps you remember our previous issue of UI/UX Glossary dedicated to general terms of creating design with high level of usability. We were …

3 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Through the habits of relentless execution, surrounding yourself with awesome people, and measuring success you can accomplish the impossible.<p>Entrepreneurs are today's rock stars! I even heard Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have paparazzi following them around.<p>People talk about the glamour of being …

Self-improvement

Tate Modern: New Art for a New View of the World

<b>New</b> <b>Tate Modern</b> <b>by</b> <b>Herzog & de Meuron</b> <b>opened to the public on Friday. Do you know what New Tate Modern exhibits inside?</b> The new Tate Modern is a new …

Bangna House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Set on the 10 x 40 metres piece of land the entrance of Bangna House confronts a narrow lane. With a …

How I Officially Turned My Side Business Into My Full-Time Job

Before I became an “official” entrepreneur, I was just an entrepreneur at heart, working one of those 9-to-5 marketing jobs. However, I had dreams …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness