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14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Watch Bob Dylan's Lyrics Evolve Take by Take in New Animation

When Rap Genius launched in 2009, its sole mission was to annotate hip-hop lyrics. But last year, it changed its name to Genius and dramatically …

Songwriting

The Seven Types of Poetry

The simplest but least useful way to think of poetry is as two types: good or bad. Yet for those willing to look deeper, there is much to be gained from attempting to understand and appreciate the wide and varied landscape of contemporary poetry.<p>One of the mistakes of the beginning poet is to …

3 Decisions You Should Make TODAY to Take Control of Your Life

Let’s face it, changing can be difficult, but you must if you want to take your power back and be in the driver’s seat of your life. There are three …

Motivation

Books Bill Gates thinks you should read

oninnovation/flickr<p>While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A …

Scrivener: the pros' choice of writing app – now with 56% off

Many best-selling authors have abandoned Word in favor of Scrivener, an app that provides a clean writing interface and useful reference tools. Right now, you can pick up a copy (Mac/PC) at 56 percent off the MRSP.<p>Unlike a regular word processor, Scrivener is set up for long-form writing. It has a …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

Crime

3 Writing Superpowers Every Blogger Needs

<i>This is a guest contribution from Al Tait.</i><p><b>Confession:</b> I wrote this post twice.<p>I believe in the power of storytelling and I think it’s at the heart of …

Writing

These are the top 30 songs college students are going nuts for, according to Spotify

Now Spotify has tried to capture some of that magic using the brute force of machine learning, and put together a playlist of the top songs for college students.<p>Spotify data "alchemist" Glenn McDonald looked at the difference between what songs college students like versus the average population. …

College & University

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

Electric Guitar

John Fogerty Explains Creedence Clearwater Revival's Hall of Fame Meltdown

<i>There have been many bitter and awkward moments at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony during the past three decades. It's an</i> …

Music

How to train your brain by thinking like an expert

Gary Klein is one of most influential psychologists today. In his 2013 book, "Seeing What Others Don't", he postulated a model categorising all types …

Entrepreneurship

The most iconic landmark in every state

We've rounded up popular and easily recognizable tourist attractions, natural landmarks, and iconic buildings that are so much a part of their state's history that they practically define it.<p>From natural wonders like Yellowstone to man-made treasures like the Space Needle, the U.S. isn't called …

National Parks

Italy: Top 10: Horniest Countries

Share<p>Tweet<p>6. Italy<p>Many Italians live <i>la dolce vita</i> with sex high on their list of things to do on a daily basis. A poll found that 32% of Italians over 60 years old have sex regularly. It's unclear if this means seniors are schtupping around the clock or once a week. However, one thing’s clear; …

Top 10

Think Like A Hugely Successful Screenwriter: 10 Quotes

<b>According to some accounts, Joe Eszterhas was at one time (adjusting for inflation) the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood. He wrote big hit</b> …

Magic Johnson And Michael Jordan Went On A Double Date In Monte Carlo

Can we be the fifth wheel on this double date?<p>Back in 1992, Magic Johnson refused to pose any closer to Michael Jordan than need be during a photo shoot in Barcelona, Spain. The pair were overseas for what would become the Dream Team's legendary Olympic performance, and Johnson wasn't about to let …

Magic Johnson

Piss & Vinegar Papi: Drake Throws A Hissy Fit At Serena Williams’ NY Fashion Week Show

Drake Gets Into Beef With DJ At Serena Williams New York Fashion Week Show<p>Drizzy Drake is trying to do all the right things to be a supportive …

T.I. on Working With Dr. Dre for 'The Dime Trap'

Since scoring two Number One hits in 2008, Atlanta hip-hop trailblazer T.I. has been best known for pop culture power moves: appearing on Robin …

Rap & Hip-Hop

3 Valuable Lessons From Mark Cuban's Cardinal Rule of Investing

Pay attention to Cuban's approach, and your ideas will get noticed.<p>Perennial entrepreneur and <i>Shark Tank</i> star Mark Cuban has bootstrapped his way to the top. In college, he masterminded all kinds of entrepreneurial schemes, including giving dance lessons and running a disco. He was a pioneer in …

Chris Cornell on Secret Folk Influences, Why He Feels Like Neil Young

"In this case, I feel more is more," says singer Chris Cornell of Seattle hard-rock veterans Soundgarden, referring to the recent reissue of his 1999 …

Music

Obama Announces FAFSA Change To Make College Aid Decision Earlier And Easier

The Obama Administration today announced changes to the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the college aid form that millions of Americans complete each year to be eligible for federal and (sometimes) state or college based aid. The changes become effective in October of 2016, which …

College & University

Here are the top 8 Rock 'n' Roll death conspiracies

I love a good conspiracy theory.<p>I mean, don’t get me wrong: I’m not into the loose-cannon, feverishly paranoid, life-is-one-big-false-flag thinking …

Kurt Cobain

Learn Something, Dimwit: Here's a Super Easy Trick to Write Chord Progressions in Every Key

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Motivation

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Did Drake's Alleged Ghostwriter Just Dis Him On This New Track?

Quentin Miller gained notoriety earlier this summer when he was outed as Drake's alleged ghostwriter. Meek Mill even used what sounded like a "Know …

LeBron James to help Ohio parents get their GEDs

LeBron James, basketball star, movie star and philanthropist, announced last month that he would be helping up to 2,300 students get through school, …