Sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time to get everything finished. From the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, it can seem as if the entire day just flew by.
An unfortunate side effect of this stress is that many people shirk their responsibility of sleeping. Instead, they choose to forfeit that vital time for an extra few hours of typing at the computer or reading another document.
But what if you didn’t have to say goodbye to sleep in order to be productive? What if you could utilize your sleeping hours to actually get chores and tasks done?
When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the more we complicate things for ourselves.
"Here we’d like to share a few of our favorite books. Some of these were written just for filmmakers, helping us understand how each technical decision affects our stories. Others take a more general approach, examining how human beings are wired to respond to narrative, and how you can craft your stories to better engage your audience."
Read the full article to find out more about why these 7 books that will help you to tell better stories:
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
Wired For Story by Lisa Cron
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age by Steven Ascher
We live our lives trying to fulfill expectations, both our own and others'. Sometimes, they can be daunting, but ignoring them won't make them go away. You need to learn how to deal with them, and rise to the challenge.
Psychologist Steven Reiss argues that there are 16 core values/desires/motives.
Knowing how we priortize them and how others do the same can explain a lot about why we do the things we do. More importantly, knowing how these 16 basic values are priortized can help us to motivate other people–whether we are interested in rewards or punishments.
Back in September 2014, it was estimated that there are now overone billion websites on the internet, with that number increasing every second. With so many sites out there, it can be extremely difficult to locate a resource that will actually fulfil your needs and help you with your projects or inquires. Fortunately, the list below features over 100 websites you can use for almost any creative project, intellectual research or simply for fun!
Check out the list below and let us know about any great resource websites that you use....
In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully.
If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so.
What do you think of when you hear the word "collaboration"?
Do you associate it with the frustrating clunkiness of trying to synchronize everyone’s work? Many collaboration tools require an account to even get started before you benefit from their collaboration features. That in itself negates the act of swift collaborating, with people coming from all ends of the spectrum to combine ideas, talent and work.
Many believe that collaboration should be as “painless” as possible. We dug through the web with simple guidelines in mind.
Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.
Productivity, or at least how productive you consider yourself, is surprisingly subjective. As a leader, your most important work--mulling strategy, blue-skying for innovation, imagining the future--may not feel all that productive because it is open-ended and the outcome is uncertain. At the same time, more (subjectively) unimportant work, like clearing out your inbox, can leave you quite satisfied.
As more and more people find love online, the art of dating has become a science, with data scientists poring over millions of fleeting interactions.
For the current study, the motivation was personal: Dr. Sameer Chaudhry, an internist at the University of North Texas in Dallas, was having no luck finding love online. So he looked to his friend Khan, whose research focuses on aggregating scientific data to figure out the best practices in health care systems, to help him figure out what he was doing wrong.
Khan and Chaudhry searched the literature for studies on attraction and persuasion, including studies that specifically focused on online dating.
"The findings from this literature are directly relevant to how one can employ online dating to be most attractive."
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