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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

A private letter from Darwin detailing his doubts about God just sold at auction for $125,000 — here's what he wrote

When Darwin published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" in 1859, many people saw the book as an attack on religion. How could the world have been created in seven days if the evolution of living creatures on Earth took place over hundreds of thousands of years, as Darwin …

Nobel Prize

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Literature

Intel's Optane Memory Makes Cheap Hard Drives as Fast as Expensive SSDs

It isn’t only the junk processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason …

Computer Hardware

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

Creative Writing

How to raise brilliant children, according to science

<i>; Credit: LA Johnson/NPR</i>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can …

Learning

16 accidental inventions that changed the world

Other stumble upon a brilliant innovation purely by luck.<p>We should all be grateful that the universe gifted us with these world-changing, accidental inventions.<p><i>Alyson Kreuger and Drake Baer contributed additional research to this article.</i>

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Illuminati’s Secret Celebrity Murder and Cloning Centers, Explained

Have you ever noticed that, sometimes, a certain celebrity seems ever so slightly off? Maybe its an errant beauty mark or the fact that their eyelids …

The Division: Best Build For A Solo Character

Some folks don’t like other people. If that’s you, you probably intend to play The Division without a group of close pals or a bunch of random …

5 Things We Learned From Kobe Bryant

After 20 years and five NBA championships, Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of the season. A Laker his entire career, he leaves the game as the greatest Lakers in the history of the franchise, and one of the best basketball players to have played …

Golden State Warriors

Things to Do First - Fallout 4 Wiki Guide - IGN

Fallout 4 is huge, but this day one wiki guide will walk you through every hidden item and secret you want to find on the very first day you …

All Of Steven Spielberg’s Movies Ranked, From Worst To Best

From 1974's The Sugarland Express to 2017's The Post, and Indiana Jones to Abraham Lincoln, we look back at the career of the most successful director in movie history to see which of his 30 feature films soar the highest, and which struggle to take flight.<p>For more than 40 years, no single director …

21 signs you're a narcissist

That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a ruthlessness in getting their needs met — happen to make them super effective at rising up the ranks.<p>To help you figure out if …

Psychology

Elite Chess League makes a game that a billion people know into an esport

Meir Shachar figures a billion people know how to play chess. That’s why he thinks an online version of the game will be the perfect esport. That’s why he has started the Elite Chess League.<p>While the idea may seem pretty old, Shachar hopes to spice it up by setting up tournaments where players can …

Five Ways Haters Will Try To Destroy Your Confidence

One reality that will hit you in the face at some point if it hasn’t already is that not everyone wants you to succeed.<p>As a young person starting out in your career, you might think “Who wouldn’t want me to succeed? I haven’t been in the business world long enough yet to have cultivated any …

Leadership

Large Professor, Part 2: 'I Really Live Through This Music'

This is the second half of <i>Microphone Check</i>'s interview last year with producer and rapper Large Professor. You can listen to and read part one here. Part two covers the making of <i>Illmatic</i>, Paul C's role and Ali's favorite Extra P lines.<p><b>ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD</b>: Can I go back to — I know you probably …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Horror
Rap & Hip-Hop

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Jokes About Kanye, Drake, Meek Mill at Montreal Stand-Up Set

<i>Photo via the Phi Centre</i><p>Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) is no stranger to comedy—he made a few memorable appearances on "Chappelle's Show", for example. Last night, he did a standup show called "Happy Birthday! Shut Up." at the Phi Centre in Montreal, accompanied by Kaytranada. According to Cult MTL, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 Smart Things to Say That Will Reassure People You're a True Professional | Inc.com

What's the difference between knowing what you're doing and the separate (but also quite useful) attribute of <i>looking</i> as if you know what you're doing?<p>We've explored this recently, when I wrote about the time I was on an airplane with a pilot whose cavalier attitude scared all of the passengers. (I …

Self-improvement

Large Professor, Part 1: 'We're Living In The World of Hip-Hop'

Last spring, way back in 2014, we sat down with Large Professor, partly on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of <i>Illmatic</i> but mostly because he's the reason for much of the New York rap we both love so much.<p><b>MUHAMMAD</b>: The Extra P.<p><b>LARGE PROFESSOR</b>: Yes, sir.<p><b>MUHAMMAD</b>: In the building.<p><b>KELLEY</b>: Thank you.<p>…

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why I'm Never Going Back to the Mormon Church

Although I left the LDS years ago, I went to the church's recent Hill Cumorah Pageant, a flashy spectacle designed to tell the origin story of Mormonism and convert new members.<p>I was sitting in my car in a parking lot in Palmyra, New York, listening to a man shout accusations against Mormons into a …

Religion

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

Dark Matter

7 Mistakes Smart People Make

Being smart is a huge leg up in life, but it’s not a golden ticket. Intelligent people, despite their natural gifts, can, and often do, end up …

Self-improvement

How to Spot a Fake Luxury Watch

Remember, always keep a receipt.<p>At the price bracket of Rolexes, Omegas and Tag Heuers, buying a luxury watch is more so an investment; a belief in gradual appreciation, than any sort of fashion statement. Given these heightened stakes then, it’s a bit daunting to think that these future assets …

Badass woman gives birth in a car; chill dad films the whole thing

<i>Warning: This video may be inappropriate for some users.</i><p>Delivering a baby in a car on the way to the hospital is probably many parents' worst …

Pregnancy

10 New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books To Explore This Summer

Vacation season, ahoy! If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can always set off to faraway fictional lands with a new science-fiction or fantasy novel. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from. Below, I picked the best of 'em.<p><b>The Buried Giant</b> <b>by Kazuo Ishiguro</b><p>The breath of an aging dragon casts a …

Science Fiction

Best Graphics Cards

At the time of purchase, PC gamers <i>need to know</i> what the best GPU for the money is. And if you don’t have the time to research the benchmarks, fear …