The idea that print books exist at the top of a storytelling hierarchy, with video games, web series, YouTubers, podcasts, zines and interactive apps beneath them, is archaic and regressive: all platforms should be as highly regarded as print.
In 1418, Filippo Brunelleschi was tasked with building the largest dome ever seen at the time. He had no formal architecture training. Yet experts still don't fully understand the brilliant methods he used in contructing the dome, which tops the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy.
Mindfulness is a way to be aware of yourself and what’s going on around you.
Mindfulness is a growing movement that encourages people to take a minute to notice their body and its surroundings.
To get a little more information about mindfulness, what it is and isn’t, and how people new to mindfulness can begin practicing awareness, we spoke with Cheryl Jones — one of Aetna’s wellness program strategy leads..
Airbnb has proclaimed what it thinks are going to be the 16 hottest neighborhoods to visit in 2016. The company crunched the numbers on 40 million stays in the past year to help determine which areas experienced the most growth.
The full list along with their percentage growth over 2015 can be found below.
16 Neighborhoods to Visit in 2016
Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan – 7,000 percent Growth
Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand – 1,230 percent Growth
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1,200 percent Growth
Capucins in Bordeaux, France – 960 percent Growth
Koukaki in Athens, Greece – 800 percent growth
Triana in Seville, Spain – 770 percent growth
Hammerbrook in Hamburg, Germany – 415 percent growth
Kaneohe on Oahu, US – 320 percent Growth
Meireles in Fortaleza, Brazil – 285 percent Growth
Roma Sur in Mexico City, Mexico – 275 percent Growth
Oak Lawn in Dallas, US – 260 percent Growth
Poncey-Highland in Atlanta, GA – 240 percent Growth
District VII in Budapest, Hungary – 145 percent Growth
The Bukit Peninsula, Bali – 130 percent growth
Richmond in Melbourne, Australia – 126 percent Growth
Constitución in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 125 percent growth
Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, releases its annual Prosperity Index. The index ranks 142 countries in terms of their so-called prosperity.
Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about money, but the Legatum Institute thinks there is more to it than that.
It takes into account 89 different variables, ranging from indicators like a country's unemployment rate to asking citizens about how much political freedom they feel they have.
The data is then broken down into eight subindexes — economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital. Each one is given a score and the prosperity of countries is calculated.
Showing off how smart you are on your résumé could have a negative effect on recruiters. Attitude trumps IQ when it comes to success.
According to several recruiters and hiring managers weighing in on Quora. Indeed, a Mensa-level IQ—widely considered to be genius level by scoring anywhere from 132 to 140 on standard intelligence tests— when listed on a candidate’s résumé, has had the opposite effect.
Turns out, you don’t need a car to see America. Traveling coast-to-coast across the United States by train is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences. Amazingly, it’s also one of the world’s greatest travel bargains...
Some of the best high-fat foods recommended eating are avocados, olive oil, and nuts. Of course, these fatty foods have to be balanced out with other healthy, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and protein.
Learn the habits of happy, healthy, and successful people.
Read one book per week
Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. It is common for the world’s most successful people to read at least one book per week. They are constantly learning.
Write in your journal five minutes per day
This habit will change your life. Your journal will.
Do something kind for someone else daily
If we’re too busy to help other people, we’ve missed the mark. Taking the time to spontaneously — as well as planned — helping other people is one of the greatest joys in life.
Get seven-plus hours of sleep each night
Let’s face it: sleep is just as important as eating and drinking water. Despite this, millions of people do not sleep enough and experience insane problems as a result.
That’s the tagline at the top of the site Thought Questions. The site thrives on the philosophy that a question that makes you think is worth asking.
Over the past year we have received countless requests to compile all the questions and place them on a single page that can be easily printed and reviewed. So here it is. A whole year’s worth of thought provoking questions to get your mind moving.
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the source of the disturbance.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
Caused by smartphones and other digital devices, the collapsed form, looking downward with an arched back, is a familiar posture in our technological era.
But not only does this posture put massive weight on our necks (about 60 pounds' worth when we bend our necks at a 60-degree angle), it also hurts us in "insidious psychological ways," writes Amy Cuddy recently in the New York Times.
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