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How to Get iWork for Free on Older Macs

Apple announced yesterday that its iWork suite of apps, which consist of Keynote, Pages and Numbers, would come free with any new Mac that you buy. …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

Adapt Makes Your Earbuds Wireless, Phone Capable

Sitting in the bottom of messenger bags, wrapped around your iPod, tucked into a pocket in a purse… we’ve all got a cheap pair of earbuds somewhere …

Leave Your Personalized Impression In The Sand With Custom Flip Flops

With summer here, your shoes of choice might be flip flops. But why walk around with a set that everyone else can have when you can get your very own …

5 Ways You Can Be Happy NOW Without Changing a Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“I wish that I had let myself be happier.”<p>This is one of the top five regrets of dying people. We often have this false sense of immortality, that we …

3D Ship Drawn on Three Flat Sheets of Paper by Ramon Bruin | Colossal

<p>Artist Ramon Bruin (previously) recently drew this fun anamorphic illusion that appears to be a 3D ship but is actually a skewed drawing on three …

Digital Era Gets Funky And Retro

If you are seeking some cutting-edge retro designs that are updated with the latest tech, then the Lit by Bonzart and Ampel Tilt-Shift Twin Lens …

This Camera Is As Fun As Playing With Lego

And it embodies everything that’s great about childhood.<p>If I could go back in time and ask my corpulent eight-year-old self what my dream camera might look like, I’d probably hijack that time machine/wormhole to do all sorts of other things first. See the dinosaurs. Save Lincoln. Buy a few stocks. …

Lego

Building An App In 45 Minutes With Meteor

That would work, but I was afraid it would prove to be too much effort. <b>If I’ve learned one thing in my years as a designer, it’s that people are …

The Best Part Of Lomo’s Latest Camera: Building It Yourself

If you’re an engineer, it’s an awesome time to be alive. You have 3-D printers, inexpensive microprocessors, and a boatload of SDKs to build things with. But if you’re an everyday person who doesn’t know coding and CAD, the whole world of gadget creation has probably been lost on you (just like it …

Inventions

Design Icon: Revisiting The Sticky Lamp, A Light That Sticks To Anything

Designer Chris Kabel’s Sticky Lamp can be stuck to any wall, ceiling, or just about any other convenient surface.<p>Sometimes the proverbial light bulb just flicks on, and an idea strikes you with immediate force. Other times, you have to throw all your thoughts at the wall and see what sticks. …

Free Shipping

A $34 Cap That Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Humidifier

The Amazing Humidifier lives up to its name.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>“College dorm room” is a design category in its own right. On the typological spectrum, it’s probably slotted …

Industrial Design

A Surprising but Effective Way to Figure out What Someone Really Thinks

Over the weekend, I was trying to remember something I’d read in Tyler Cowen’s book, <i>Discover Your Inner Economist: Using Incentives to Fall in Love,</i> …

4 Easy Diet Tips to Improve Your Digestion and Manage Your Weight | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’re tired of hearing about all the different diets, what you can and can’t eat, and how quickly you should be losing weight. You know there’s no …

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

5 Reasons Why Blaming Never Works! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Blaming others for anything that goes wrong in our lives is what comes handy to us. In those situations where we don’t prefer to take the call of …

Stop Focusing on Time: How to Manage and Increase Your Energy Levels

2017-09-18T18:27:37+00:00 June 5th, 2013/Productivity/By Charles Ngo/<p>Productivity: Stop Focusing on Time: How to Manage and Increase Your Energy …

Things You Have To Learn On Your Own

You have to learn to be strong. Strength is something that people often see as keeping one’s self together at all times – never falling and never …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Why It’s OK to Make a Mistake

For the past few weeks, I had been planning on attending a yoga event in South Denver. One of my favorite yoga teachers and mentors, Desiree …

16 Sneaky Ways You Sabotage Your Own Happiness (And What To Do About It)

Everything just feels miserable.Can you even remember the last time you actually felt happy?<p>The Real Causes of Unhappiness<p>During one summer while I …

The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

<i>“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” —</i>Thomas à Kempis<p>Simplicity brings balance, …

12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything

There are a lot of skills you don’t need. You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, …

Create your life

Why create? Because you’re the only person who can do it with your style, based on your perspective, with your abilities.<p>Creating changes your life, by allowing you to share your stories with others, inspiring and defining yourself as you go.<p>But you can’t create simply because you read it on a poster (or a blog), you have to do it because you’re the only one who can.<p>Hopefully the poster above is a reminder of that (be warned: the poster isn’t going to do the work for you, and shouldn’t be the …