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9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do To Be More Creative

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive disinhibition." Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don't follow the norms of …

Jonathan Franzen

7 Books Every Leader Should Read, According To A Harvard Business School Professor

I hadn't heard of two of these, which I picked up.<p>I think we've all heard of this one. Bazerman says:<p>This is another one I think most of you have heard of but it's a classic. I once used this book as the foundation to make the case to a management team for hiring a group of behavioral …

Harvard Business School

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Poprotskiy Alexey<p>If you’re a Cellular One customer in Louisiana or Texas and need to talk to a doctor, …

Telecoms

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

The Case For Ditching Traditional Job Interviews

No one enjoys the traditional job interview process and it doesn’t always reveal who is the best person for the job. Here’s the alternative.<p>Put it right up there with the annual review on the list of conversations we’d rather not have. The traditional job interview where a candidate sits across …

Why We Hate

Psychologists studying intergroup conflict are trying to understand the atrocities humans are capable of committing. Is evolution to blame?<p>Why do humans do such terrible things to each other? What makes us capable of torture, war, and genocide? These kinds of questions aren’t just broad, rhetorical …

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

Artist Anders Ramsell watercolors his way through an enthralling retelling of the "Blade Runner" movie.<p>While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Why Did Global Warming Slow Down in the Nineties?

A new theory of anthropogenic climate improvement<p>Good news on the climate front, sort of: When we cut emissions of heat-trapping gases worldwide, global warming slows down.<p>In a new analysis of temperatures and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, researchers have found that the measurable …

Potato power: the spuds that could light the world

With a simple trick, the humble spud can be made into a battery, so could potato powered homes catch on?<p>Mashed, boiled, baked or fried? You probably have a preference for your potatoes. Haim Rabinowitch, however, likes his spuds “hacked”.<p>For the past few years, researcher Rabinowitch and colleagues …

Clean Energy

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Photography

Project Loon explained: Can Google's balloons unite the world online?

When Google first announced Project Loon back in July, we had to check the calendar to ensure it wasn't another of the company's elaborate April …

The most important step to keeping a great notebook is organization. No one knows that better than web designer Ryder Carroll. After a decade of development, he has just released a system for note-taking that promises to change the way you work and play, or at least the way you record doing so: http://f-st.co/wOaEVar

Firefly Newborn Phototherapy Treatment lamps for infant jaundice are among our 54 finalists for our Innovation By Design Awards. These are some of the brightest beacons for the future of design: http://f-st.co/wttRLiH

Death To The Resume? How To Go Paperless And Score Jobs Socially

With, well, the Internet, who needs a resume anymore? Here’s the best way to create an online presence that will have employers coming to you–not the other way around.<p>I’ve never liked the idea of a resume. Partly that’s because I haven’t had a normal job since 2002. At any given point, I’m writing …

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively: Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule

Bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to work. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon famously coined this with the 2 Pizza rule:<p>One former executive …

The hottest new thing in recommendations: The "Why?"

Call it a filter bubble, call it personalization overload, call it the Amazon effect. Recommendation engines, created by algorithms, have a serious …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

Digital Art

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar

Tired of the bad rap millennials get? Overcome it with these tips from career expert Dan Schawbel

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Sun's Magnetic Field to Reverse: What It Means

The flip could come in the next three to four months, scientists say.<p><b>The sun's magnetic field, which spans the solar system, is just months away from flipping, observatory measurements show.</b><p>"This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford …

Earth Science

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Digital Art

Cultural concerns about health and obesity are changing a lot faster than Coca-Cola and McDonald's are. That will make future growth tough at both companies. http://bit.ly/1e6BcKY

Beyond “The Last Lecture”: Design lessons I learned from Randy Pausch

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>This week will mark the fifth anniverary of Randy Pausch’s death. Randy was a passionate educator and mentor, and in his final …

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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