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The Importance of 'Sexuality Awareness' For Self Improvement: Part 2 | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In my last post I attempted to enrich PTB posts that aid our understanding of living healthily in the present by outlining the importance of …

Outsourcing

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

Outsourcing

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part II)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

Scientists Study What to Do If You Drop a Cookie on the Floor

The five-second rule: New study says it's safe to eat food that's been on the floor … or is it?<p>Once again, you've dropped your snack. You bend down, snatch it up, and gently blow off any dust—and, you hope, deadly germs. You're about to put it in your mouth because, after all, you've got the …

How Finding Debris Could Quickly Solve Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight

After a long search, answers could come quickly. Here's how.<p>As a 12-nation hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane spread out Saturday across the Indian Ocean and reached over land toward Kazakhstan in Central Asia, some experts raised the incredible possibility that a 250-ton Boeing 777 might …

What happened to Flight 370? Four scenarios fuel speculation among experts

A Boeing 777, one of the world's most reliable types of airliners, is missing, and no one knows why. Was it a bomb? Mechanical failure? A hijacking gone awry? Pilots and others in the aviation community are deeply disturbed by the mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>It disappeared …

How To Be The Hero Of Your Own Story! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us watch movies as a form of escapism. For 2 hours we are transported into another world and into a life that is often more exciting than our …

Motivation

Why is Asking ‘Why’ Important in Life? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re a child ‘why’ is a question regularly, from the most obvious of questions to the more complicated. It’s a part of growing up and, …

Happiness

8 Superpowers You Didn't Know You Had

<i>By Heather Quinlan for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Though you may sometimes forget they exist, you have incredible superpowers. If you choose to, you can use these powers and change your world, and maybe even impact the world around you. So dust off your cape and let's begin...<p><b>The Power Of Love</b><p>This is a big one, …

Avoid the Comfort Food Trap

The grub you think will give you an emotional lift often leaves you down in the dumps—how to overcome this bad-mood food slump<p>The term <i>comfort food</i> is a bit of a misnomer. We indulge in stuff like milkshakes and cheeseburgers to soothe ourselves, but they can actually have the opposite effect once …

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Dear Airlines: This Is What Your Boarding Passes Should Look Like

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 09.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Designer Adam Glynn-Finnegan's vision …

A Beginner's Guide to Colour Temperature

Lord Kelvin, AKA William Thomson has a lot to answer for. It was this Glasgow University based physicist that developed the scale of measuring …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

5 Reasons Why Not to Become a Professional Photographer

Many people consider becoming a professional photographer. So, there are no shortage of tips and suggestions for making such a leap. However, here is …

5 Reasons Why Blaming Never Works! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Blaming others for anything that goes wrong in our lives is what comes handy to us. In those situations where we don’t prefer to take the call of …

"Global Flight Paths"

Man, that's a lot of frequent flyer miles! Canadian transportation planner Michael Markieta who works at engineering firm Arup in Toronto as a …

5 Things to Make a Better Day

Life is going to throw us some challenges, no doubt about it. My mom used to call them character-building experiences. Apparently, I don't have enough character because this stuff keeps coming my way, but I have a kind of first-aid kit now, a spiritual salve I can lather on every day that makes it …

Why You Should Use Levels in Post Production

How many of you spend many hours and much creativity getting the image as perfect as possible in camera, then return to Photoshop or similar and use …

Exposure Compensation: An Easy Guide

Raise a hand if you spend a lot of your time in your camera’s auto modes, Program, Shutter or Aperture Priority or even Scene Modes. Keep your hand …

What to Wear to...A Work Presentation

Your foolproof guide to getting dressed for a big day at the office<p>Giving a speech or presentation at work can be super nerve-wracking—and getting dressed for the occasion can be just as stressful. When all eyes are on you, you want to look professional and presentable without being ostentatious. …

Another Reason to Slather on SPF

Unless you’re heading to the beach or hitting the trail for a half-day hike, sunscreen’s probably not a part of your morning routine. But if you want …

8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Be Mindful of Your “Why”</b><p>When I’m procrastinating and not feeling motivated to do something, it’s usually because the task itself might be unpleasant …

Motivation

The Exposure Triangle and How it Affects Your Photos

Getting a new DSLR can be quite an overwhelming experience for a new photographer. All the knobs and buttons seem to do a thousand different things …

Shutter Speed

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Lens Flare

Unwanted lens flare can be the bane of an outdoor photographer's life. Yet on a sunny or glary day, it can be very difficult to eliminate and can …

14 Commandments for Fine Art Photography Marketing (with photos)

<i>The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be. – David Ogilvy</i><p>You have created some great photographs and you are considering …

A Brief History of Canon

In a recent article we took a look at the history of Nikon cameras, from their early beginnings to the international brand it is today. Perhaps, …

How to Isolate Subjects in a Photograph: 8 Creative Tactics for Photographers

The world has so much clutter, so much noise that it’s hard to break out of that and stand out. It’s the same with photos. To properly communicate …

How to Fuel For a Marathon

There’s plenty of information about how to train for a marathon: how many miles to run, how to taper, what to wear. But there’s not that much straightforward beta about what to eat, and how to fuel your body. And that’s important. On race day, your nutrition strategy can make or break your …

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