Mirror's Edge Parkour POV 20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World | Huffington Post Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it’s your life. Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Night train from Belgrade to Sofia. In the last 12 months I learned a lot about long-term travel, what I need to be happy, and how to survive outside of the U.S. Well, here’s part of the answer. “There’s no substitute for just going there.” My trip hasn’t been about sightseeing (although I’ve done that) as much as just being somewhere. When I was younger my dad often said, “The hardest part is just getting out the door.” If you’ve already traveled extensively, you may get a kick out of this. #1) Most of the world’s people are friendly and decent. Except for the French*. Some stereotypes really hold up, but on average, most of the people I’ve met around the world are extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Ha ha, not at all mom!
Body Painter Transforms Humans Into Breathtaking Portraits Of Animals There’s more to this beautiful heron than meets the eye. It’s actually a human body covered intricately in paint. The stunning work was created by artist Shannon Holt, a body painter from Florida who’s known for her ability to transform the human body into a canvas for beautiful art. The piece is part of Holt’s “Florida Wildlife Series,” a collection of several animal portraits, all painstakingly drawn on human bodies. Each portrait is said to have taken Holt about six to 12 and a half hours to complete, according to Caters News. In a May interview with the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Holt explained what it is about body painting as a medium that she loves so much. “You can have a really beautiful work that transforms the body into a human sculpture or abstract piece that touches on art history, or is a master copy of an Italian Renaissance painting,” she told the news outlet. She added that she loves the “ephemeral” nature of body painting.
7 Steps to Financial Freedom: A Formula for Success | Brian Tracy One goal that we all have in common is that we all want to make more money. However, only a small percentage of us actually achieve the financial freedom we long for… We all want to have enough money so that we never have to worry about money again. The good news is that there are more people achieving financial freedom faster today than ever before. Will More Money Make You Happy? There is also the question of whether or not having more money will make you a happier person. According to my good friend John Assaraf and the leading neuroscience research, it can. Here is a seven-point formula that you can use to help accumulate wealth, become happier, and achieve financial freedom in the years ahead. 1. Part of becoming rich involves thinking positively about money. Thinking negatively about money is an emotional obstacle that you must eliminate in order to achieve financial freedom. 2. Set financial goals for yourself. 3. Plan every day in advance. 4. 5. Listen to audio programs in your car.
Astrophysicist Writes Brutal Response To WSJ Article Claiming Science Has Proven God Exists Recently – Christmas Day, in fact – the Wall Street Journal published an article by a Christian apologist who boldly declared that science was “increasingly” making the case for God, year-after-year. Eric Metaxas is best known as a biographical writer, but he is also lauded (in conservative circles) for his work promoting the pro-life movement and making sweeping, outrageous conclusions about the existence of God based on whatever tenuous evidence seems handy at the time. If sweeping, outrageous conclusions be Metaxas bread-and-butter, than his Wall Street Journal article is perhaps his magnum opus. It’s a doozy. After subtitling his work “The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?” The arguments aren’t new. Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met, or the whole thing falls apart. Feature image via The Conversation
The 48 Laws of Power Background Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history. In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers. Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment. Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky. However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War. Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power. He would note this as the turning point of his life.
The Internet in Real-Time The 48 Laws of Power Quotes by Robert Greene “A heckler once interrupted Nikita Khrushchev in the middle of a speech in which he was denouncing the crimes of Stalin. “You were a colleague of Stalin’s,” the heckler yelled, “why didn’t you stop him then?” Khrushschev apparently could not see the heckler and barked out, “Who said that?”
▶ One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (5 Piano Guys, 1 piano) - ThePianoGuys We're on Tour! Sheet Music: Album here: song here: Subscribe to our main channel: to our BTS channel: us on Facebook: us on Twitter: Get PianoGuys T-Shirts, Wristbands, Sheetmusic here: STORY BEHIND THE SONGThe idea: A couple months ago the 5 of us were gathered round a piano prepping for a video shoot scheduled for that day. We were brainstorming ideas when one of us (can't remember who!) The song: We went through several song possibilities before landing on "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. The location: Where to film? Many thanks to the awesome guys at Annex Recording and Giles Reaves (engineer) for letting us record at their studio.