Vivek Jacob

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12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Life Is Meant To Be Lived, So Live It

Life is not meant for mediocre moments. Life is not made for you to stay stagnant, doing the same thing over and over again. Life is not meant to …

The best optical illusions to bend your eyes and blow your mind – in pictures

Clive Gifford’s book Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing has just been crowned winner of the Royal Society Young People’s book prize 2014, which is judged by young people<p>Here Clive shares some his favourite optical illusions from the book

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Age of Happiness: The people who refuse to grow old

Weightlifting

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

13 Truths About The Kind Of Woman Who Is Worth Pursuing

1. They aren’t the easy girls. They aren’t the ones that wait around for you or make you a priority the minute you come into their life. The kind of …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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Nat Geo Travel Staff's Favorite Canada Places

Finding favorite places to visit in Canada wasn't hard for our National Geographic Travel editors. Here are some of their picks for don't-miss spots.<p><b>God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia</b><p>To get to God's Pocket, one of <b>Canada's</b> newest and least known provincial parks, I had to take …

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How to Stop Feeling Self Conscious

Have you ever stopped to wonder exactly why you feel self-conscious? For some people, it's worries about certain features of their appearance; for …

24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans

We asked and you delivered. Searching for the best outdoor rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road, we asked our followers to share their adventure vehicles on Instagram using #OutsideMobile. Here are 24 of our favorite setups.<p><i>Photo</i>: Our winning shot! Courtesy of …

Review: Ultimate Practice Shooting System

Dry Fire practice with a shotgun works. It smoothes out your gun mount and keeps your eye-hand coordination sharp. Given the price of targets, …

Self Defense

Eliza Griswold on the Importance of Taking Risks | Outside Online

I WAS A twentysomething divorcée sitting behind a flesh-toned cubicle wall at <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine. This was a desk that many coveted, but not me. Don’t get me wrong—the magazine was a terrific place to work. Its sleek blocks of frosted-glass offices were lined with smart, caustically funny people …

Human Rights

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?<p>I recently posed the question in a career break travel forum to better understand what was holding us back from making this …

Warning: This New App Is Seriously Addictive

Morpholio Board is democratizing the design process by giving enthusiasts access to the same mobile resources and tools that professionals use.<p><i>Morpholio Apps</i><p>Mood boards have long been an essential part of the creative process for interior designers, and in recent years online tools like Pinterest …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

University of California

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

How to Shoot Clearer, Better Photos on Your iPhone

I’ve heard it said over and over again that the best camera is the one you have with you. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I have an amazing DSLR and yet I find that the majority of my pictures are taken with my iPhone. Unfortunately, our iPhones still struggle in a lot of ways that more advanced …

The Top 10 Places Your Next Dollar Should Go

There is no shortage of receptacles clamoring for your money each day. No matter how much money you have or make, it could never keep up with all the seemingly urgent invitations to part with it.<p>Separating true financial priorities from flash impulses is an increasing challenge, even when you’re …

Market Correction? How The Rich Are Investing Now

According to a recent report by Tiger 21, North America’s premier peer-to-peer learning network for high net worth investors with a collective $25 billion in assets, wealthier investors have shifted their investment allocations this year and it may be wise for you to listen and learn what they’re …

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs to stay afloat in the startup world, they have to be able to learn on the fly. Otherwise, they will just sink.<p>While I believe the best lessons come from actual experience, founders can also learn a great deal from …

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone | Inc.com

Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.<p>I know this from experience. When I first got involved in the American Society of Journalists and Authors, I quickly learned a few things about freelance writers. They're (mostly) …

6 Tips for Fighting Anxiety, 1 of Which Is Really Important

A summer Friday seems like as good a time as any to focus on relaxing. And the University of Cincinnati has released a how-to guide for freaking out …