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The Art of Not Working at Work

At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.<p>Two years ago a civil servant in the German town of Menden wrote a farewell message to his colleagues on the day of …

Why I’m glad there’s no British Las Vegas

We have nothing, not even high-season Blackpool, not even the great financial casino of Canary Wharf, that begins to resemble this<p>I didn’t realise that the Rialto Bridge has a moving walkway and muzak, that the gondolas beneath it float on a clear blue pool, and that the school of Tiepolo had so …

You Asked: Is Running on a Treadmill as Good as Running Outside?

To dedicated runners, running outside gets all the glory. Some purists even eschew headphones (and shoes!). But when talking about whether treadmill …

Maybe There's A Ghost Behind You, Or Maybe Your Brain Is Just Lying To You

There's a scientific reason why you may feel the presence of ghosts.<p>A lot of us have had the sense that there's someone behind us, and yet when we turn, nobody else is in the room. To researchers, that's called a feeling of presence, or FoP. It can happen to anyone, although it particularly …

How To Maximize Your Creative Energy

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Going Deep: 7 Features Hidden Inside Your Camera's Menu System That You Should Know

For a photographer brought up on steam powered film cameras, modern day DSLRs seem like science fiction to me. Fifteen years ago, camera functions …

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Team Up For DADDY'S HOME Comedy

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 17: Big Bangs

I was a wayward kid who grew up on the literary side of life, treating math and science as if they were pustules from the plague. So it’s a little …

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

A Religion for the Nonreligious

<i>The mind…can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.</i> ― John Milton<i>The mind is certainly its own cosmos.</i> — Alan Lightman________You go to school, …

You Can Have an Easy Life or an Awesome One. Choose Wisely.

A few years back after one of my more impassioned lectures, a young buck in the back row raised his hand. “Mr. Victore,” he said, “I understand what …

30 Tips To Build Your Personal Brand From 37 Experts

<b>When it comes to building your brand online, the most important thing to do from the beginning is to define your identity and be original.</b> Many …

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Knowledge Is Power: What Learning Style Fits You Best?

<b>Are you a good listener? Auditory learners, who make up 30% of the population, prefer to take in information via the ears.</b> A majority, though, learn …

11 Eccentric Habits of the Tech Elite

<b>Did you know that Bill Gates still uses a whiteboard to come up with complex high-tech ideas?</b> Or that Yoshiro Nakamatsu, the inventor of the floppy …

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9 Smart Ways to Always Pick the Right Movie

Deciding what to watch can be the most difficult part of movie night. Ultimately, finding the right film comes down to personal preference, but we’ve …

This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee

We all know the drinking a coffee first thing in the morning, will increase your energy levels with its caffeine boost. But how exactly does it work? …

Train Your Brain to Think More Clearly

Neuroscience says that honing how you speak and write also hones the way you think.<p>According to the latest neuroscience, the human brain uses neurons in the left visual cortex to process written words as whole word units. The brain combines these words and their stored meanings to remember and …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Want to live to 120? Here’s how ....

Britons could live to 120 if they just exercised more, ate healthily and took beneficial drugs such as statins, scientists say<p>In an era that is obsessed with youth, it is unsurprising that so much time is devoted to fighting the ravages of age.<p>But a new study suggests that slowing the ageing …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about First World War uniforms

The camouflage uniform donned by soldiers during the First World War is, to many, instantly recognisable, but how much do you really know about the …

Remembrance Day