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Top 10 Online Resources for Self-improvement that we shouldn’t be Ignoring | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As humans, we are always trying to better ourselves and strive for success. However, without a little support, this can sometimes be …

HBO to offer its programming over the Internet

In a blow to cable and satellite TV providers, HBO will offer its programs directly to consumers over the Internet — potentially giving millions more Americans another reason to cancel their pay TV service.<p>The premium network — home to<p>"Game of Thrones,""Boardwalk Empire,""True Blood"and other shows …

Pop Culture as Scrap Metal Sculpture

These sculptures skillfully crafted out of scrap metal are the work of a metal workshop in Thailand called Ban Hun Lek. Their work runs the gamut …

Modest Mouse Subject of New Photo Book

Modest Mouse are the subject of a new book, <i>Modest Mouse</i>, which collects photos taken of the band between 1992 and 2010, the Fader reports. The photos were shot by Pat Graham, who lived with singer Isaac Brock in 1992 and began following them on tour as their career took off. Graham went on to his …

Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?

Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft’ s woes on founder Bill Gates, while most pointed to his successor as C.E.O., Steve Ballmer. Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of their relationship, the growing …

Tom Morello's New Sound: 'Very Hard and Very Funky'

Last night, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club and the E Street Band guitarist Tom Morello received the Courage …

Music

Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Horror Movie of All Time?

The haunted doll flick <i>Annabelle</i> hits theaters this weekend and is widely expected to rack up big bucks all the way through Halloween at the end of …

Horror

Pharrell Teases 'Gust of Wind' Video With Daft Punk

The talents behind <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s Best Song of 2013 will soon reunite for another single as Pharrell Williams shared a snippet of the upcoming music …

Music Videos

iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

100 people potentially exposed to US Ebola patient

Up to 100 people had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil<p>Up to 100 people may have been exposed to America's first Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.<p>The figure was a significant increase from the 18 people who were previously being monitored for …

Disease

What We Know About the Texas Ebola Patient

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa during the ongoing epidemic is being treated at a Dallas hospital. Federal and state health officials say the patient traveled from Liberia on Sept. 19. Here's what we know about him and the risk to Americans:<p>Where did he come …

White House Urges Calm After First Confirmed U.S. Ebola Case

Within minutes of confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the first confirmed case of Ebola on U.S. soil, the White …

Who Sampled Who? Breaking Down ‘Pulp Fiction”s Iconic Soundtrack

Twenty years ago, Quentin Tarantino’s unorthodox, non-linear <i>Pulp Fiction</i> rewrote the rules on what a movie experience both <i>felt</i> and <i>looked</i> like – given …

Gorgeous, Insane Posters Take You on the Greatest D&D Campaigns Ever

If you have fond memories of early <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> modules, you are going to utterly love these special edition posters by Jason Thompson for …

How Not To Die Full Of Regrets | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you ask anyone what they want in life, chances are they will tell you one of the following things:<p>More money<br>• Peace/happiness<br>• Better physical and …

Motivation

Planning a European Winter Getaway on the Cheap

Instead of hibernating when the colder climates arrive, book a European vacation between November and March to save big bucks and explore without the swell of summer crowds.<p><b>Off-Peak Savings</b><p>The months surrounding the holiday season are considered off-season throughout Europe. Flight prices are …

11 Quotes That Illustrate The Strange, Relentless Genius Of Alibaba Founder Jack Ma

At its helm is founder Jack Ma, a charismatic leader who started the company with 18 friends out of his small apartment in 1999. Although Ma is no longer CEO of Alibaba, he's still the face of the company.<p>Ma has succeeded because he is relentless, and some of his more memorable quotes — "Today is …

Dallas-area secondhand stores offer endless opportunities for treasure hunting

Nowhere is the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” more true than with furniture consignment stores. These once scarce secondhand …

Godzilla Honest Trailer Is Painfully Spot-On

Personally, I loved the new G<i>odzilla</i> movie. But the film as a whole was not without its problems. Enter Honest Trailers, which has just gleefully …

CineFix Shares Their Favorite Iconic Shots Captured Throughout Movie History

CineFix recently compiled 100 of their favorite iconic shots that have been captured throughout movie history. The shots range from the classic …

Metallica Set Guinness World Record for Touring

Over the past three decades, Metallica have played up their road-dog status by giving their treks names like "Poor Touring Me" and the "Nowhere Else …

Music

Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

European Travel

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

These Are Film's '100 Most Iconic Shots Of All Time'

CineFix's 100 Most Iconic Shots Of All Time may start lots of arguments, but probably won't finish any -- so film buffs might be better off just sitting back and enjoying the supercut above.<p>It's hard to dispute a lot of these indelible gems anyway. But if you feel tempted to scream in protest …

Derek Jeter rivals tell tales from second base

Derek Jeter was a celebrity almost from the moment he assumed the starting shortstop role for the New York Yankees in 1996.<p>As his legend grew, a first encounter with Jeter was daunting for even the most accomplished young players. But Jeter, many players say, went out of his way to make newcomers …

The Simpsons' 30 Best Musical Cameos: 30 - 16

Blink and you'll miss them, but the DFW mainstays provide the entertainment at the Springfield Oktoberfest. As an added bonus, they did a cover …

The Simpsons' 30 Best Musical Cameos: 15 - 1

<b>13. The Who - "A Tale of Two Springfields"</b><p>Springfield is a town devided until Pete Townshend tears down that wall via guitar riff. Yes, this is very …

Internet Archive uploads more than 14 million public domain images to Flickr

Kalev Leetaru programatically recovered all the images that were discarded by the OCR program that digitizes the millions of public domain books …