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The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

Self-improvement

15 Things That Emotionally Strong People Don't Do

There is a particular aspect of mental strength that is the deciding factor of whether or not you will have a good life. There are many levels to …

Movie Review - Out of the Furnace (2013)

<b>Out of the Furnace</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Scott Cooper.<br>Starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe and …

My anxious life in an age of anxiety

I have an unfortunate tendency to falter at crucial moments. For instance, standing at the altar in a church in Vermont, waiting for my wife-to-be to come down the aisle to marry me, I start to feel horribly ill. Not just vaguely queasy, but severely nauseated and shaky – and, most of all, sweaty. …

A Brilliant Photo Retrospective On Life In 1970s USA

<i>The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture.</i> - <b>Eric Allin Cornell</b><p>The 1970's are now regarded as the …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

Calvin and Hobbes and the Trouble with Nostalgia

My <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> anthologies sat unread at home on the highest shelf of my parents’ living room bookcase for almost ten years. My father sent them …

Freebie | Christmas Paper Reindeer Ornaments

I love these paper reindeer from Easy Paper Crafts. You can make your own with a free download! Get either a PDF printable or cutting machine file, …

All the Best Christmas Gifts I Ever Got in the 80s

During this season, when commercialism is at its best and I find myself staring blank-eyed at a wall of purses at Strawberry contemplating what to get my "tween" niece, I'm reminded of a simpler time. A time when toys had an inherent awesomeness. A time when the preferred color was "neon." A time I …

4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At a startup or small business, every hour counts. You need to get things done and stay on task if you want to grow your business. As a leader, learning to beat procrastination will make you and your team more productive, more often.<p>We …

Procrastination

The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

When I was growing up my mom gave me a multivitamin every day as a defense against unnamed dread diseases.<p>But it looks like Mom was wasting her money. Evidence continues to mount that vitamin supplements don't help most people and can actually cause diseases that people are taking them to prevent, …

Pushkar Mela: A Fair for Camels or Photographers?

Take a deep breath. Picture it in your mind. The world’s largest gathering of camels. Taking place at a tiny Rajasthani town filled with temples, …

Surprising Friendship Between Norwegian Dog And Wild Fox

Whether or not you’ve seen Disney’s beloved The Fox And The Hound movie, you’ll love Tinni the dog and Sniffer the wild fox, two unlikely friends …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Photography

As long as there are weddings, there will be a demand for wedding photographers. For the right person, it can be a highly profitable business; …

Photographer Brings Woman’s Photo Shoot Dream to Life

Benjamin Von Wong is a busy photographer. His schedule is packed with fantastical photo shoots and highly sought-after workshops. So when his agent …

Photography

Photographers Banding Together to Help Down-and-Out Colleague

Photographers around the country are banding together to figure out the best way to help out a once-prominent photojournalist who has ended up …

The Real Reason Music's Gotten So Loud

iTunes' SoundCheck won't end the so-called "loudness wars." It'll just give listeners a way to counter some musicians' undying instinct to "turn it up to 11."<p>With each passing year since the advent of CDs and mp3s, artists have turned up the volume. Digital recording now allows sound to be louder …

Modern Corporate Headshot Photography Methods

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “corporate headshots”? If you’re like photographer Aaron Nace, you think of words like boring, …

Daniel Radcliffe: 'There's no master plan to distance myself from Harry Potter'

Daniel Radcliffe says he has just been called a national treasure, and it has left him discombobulated. He has a point: most people his age have barely started out. But here he is, at 24, more than half his life spent in the business, 16 movies behind him, eight of them Harry Potter blockbusters. …

Daniel Morel Awarded $1.2M in Damages in Lawsuit Against AFP and Getty Images

The Daniel Morel vs AFP/Getty Images saga has been going on since 2010 when the agencies first pulled his photos off of Twitter and distributed them …

DIY Knockoff Marc by Marc Jacobs Bolt Link Bracelet Tutorial from Henry Happened here

<b>DIY Knockoff Marc by Marc Jacobs Bolt Link Bracelet Tutorial from Henry Happened here. Top Photo:</b> $98 Marc by Marc Jacobs Bolt Link Bracelet <b>here</b>, <b>Bottom Photo:</b> DIY by Henry Happened. I posted an amazing knockoff of a Marc by Marc Jacobs Bolts Necklace by Sprinkles in Springs here and a Marc by Marc Jacobs Inspired Tiny Pave Necklace from Modestelle here. For one of the best DIY hardware jewelry archives online go here: <b>truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/hardware</b>

DIY Easy Nail Polish Galaxy Pendant Tutorial from Oh The Lovely Things here

<b>DIY Easy Nail Polish Galaxy Pendant Tutorial from Oh The Lovely Things here.</b> For many more Galaxy DIYs go here (like copyright free NASA galaxy photos): <b>truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/galaxy</b>

DIY Game of Thrones Sigil and Family Arms Generators. For more unique generators go here and for more shrink plastic DIYs go here

<b>DIY Game of Thrones Sigil and Family Arms Generators.</b> For more unique generators go <b>here</b> and for more shrink plastic DIYs go <b>here</b>.<p><b>Left Photo:</b> 3D Shrink Plastic Game of Thrones Sigil Badges Tutorial from Wrapped Up In Rainbows here. Lannister, Baratheon and Stark Badges.• <b><br>Right Photo:</b> Game of Thrones Personaized Family Arms Generator. I made my True Blue Sigil here (black cat avatar and my motto).

DIY Knockoff BHLDN Dewdrops Halo Headband Tutorial from The Beauty Department here

<b>DIY Knockoff BHLDN Dewdrops Halo Headband Tutorial from The Beauty Department here.</b> This is actually a really easy tutorial - you are attaching crystal beads to chain and then pinning each side of the headband into your hair. <b>Left Photo:</b> $120 (was $220 but sold out) BHLDN Dewdrops Halo <b>here</b>, <b>Right Photo:</b> DIY by The Beauty Department. For more DIY hair jewelry go here: bobby pins and hair combs, headbands and headpieces.

DIY 2 Bike Charm Bracelets

<b>DIY 2 Bike Charm Bracelets.</b> I’m posting this as a reminder of how easy it is to make use a favorite charm into a bracelet or necklace. Charity and craft fairs are coming up because of the nearing holidays and these can be produced quickly and easily.<p><b>Top Photo:</b> DIY Bike Charm Bracelet Tutorial from Twin Dragonfly Designs here. You can find the exact bike charm used for the top photo bracelet on Ebay <b>here</b> or from the ultimate wholesaler Alibaba <b>here</b>. You can also go to Twin Dragonfly Designs’ FB …

Tutorial: Quilted key fob or wristlet

Karin from Leigh Laurel Studios shows how to make a quilted key fob in two lengths. There’s a shorter one that you can carry as a key fob, and a …

I'm With Stupid: The Most Pathetic Phone Call You'll Ever Make

As a part-time comedian, I'm understandably a big fan of other, more accomplished comedians, and one of my favorites is Brian Regan. If you're not familiar with Regan's act, you should be. He works clean, meaning the whole family can enjoy his antics, and he's the man behind one of the funniest …

It's business that really rules us now

It's the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It's the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It's the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media will scarcely whisper its name. It is howlingly absent from parliamentary debates. Until we name it and confront it, politics …

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, …

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Insightful Portraits of Young Women in Their Bedrooms

<i>Mirrors and Windows</i> is a portrait series by Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle that draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces. Like the work of Rania Matar, this collaborative effort presents a number of young women from …

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