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12 Hidden Gems You Had NO IDEA Were In Tennessee Finding a place rife with character and mystery, buzzing with potential and existing on a plane of complete excitement can be a difficult endeavor. Tennessee, though? We got you covered. Take a trip out to one of these neat spots and you won’t want to head anywhere else. The Psychology of Self-Control by Maria Popova “Everyone’s self-control is a limited resource; it’s like muscle strength: the more we use it, the less remains in the tank, until we replenish it with rest.” Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for self-help books and to-do apps and productivity tools is any indication, a great many of us still struggle with either understanding the psychology of habit and willpower or applying it to what really matters. In Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick (public library), psychologist Jeremy Dean illuminates an important common misconception about how willpower shapes our habits and behaviors: Donating = Loving

Ricci Adams — Pixel Winch Pixel Winch is a screen measurement app with a unique approach. Rather than overlaying complicated controls on top of your existing workflow, it combines aspects of a traditional image editor with the quick access of a modal interface (similar to OS X's Launchpad or Dashboard). Select a region on the screen to load it inside of Pixel Winch. The captured region will automatically magnify and center on your display. Freaky Game Transforms Your House Into a Horror Movie When You Walk Around at Night With a Smartphone Just walking around your home at night can be scary enough, but a gaming company is developing an augmented reality game that can turn it into a movie-like house of horrors in which you are the star. “Night Terrors” by Novum Analytics is game that you play at night with your smartphone and its LED light. “Where are those games that are so believable and so immersive that you’re afraid to play them?” Brian Mitchell, the developer, asked. Night Terror uses algorithms that play upon various features of your phone to map your environment and allow you to see your home through the lens of a horror game. (Image source: YouTube)

The Crash Reel This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports. An escalating rivalry between Kevin and his nemesis Shaun White in the run-up to the 2010 Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma follow- ing a training accident in Park City, Utah. Kevin's tight-knit Vermont family flies to his side and helps him rebuild his life as a brain injury survivor. But when he insists he wants to return to the sport he still loves, his family intervenes with his eloquent brother David speaking for all of them when he says, “I just don’t want you to die.” Kevin’s doctors caution him that even a small blow to the head could be enough to kill him. Will Kevin defy them and insist on pursuing his passion?

How to Install Windows 8 with Boot Camp on your Macbook or iMac Learn how you can easily download and install the newest version of Windows 8 on your Mac with the help of Boot Camp. This is a step-by-step guide that illustrates how you can quickly and easily install a copy of Windows 8 on your MacBook or iMac using the free Boot Camp software. As you’ll soon learn, installing Windows 8 on a Mac is quite an easy process and chances are good that your existing Apple hardware – like the Magic Mouse or your Apple Wireless Keyboard – will work just fine under Windows 8 without requiring additional drivers.

I spent 2 years cleaning houses. What I saw makes me never want to be rich. Let me tell you something you already know: Your housekeeper spies on you. We work alone. We get bored. What do you expect? I worked for a company cleaning houses for two years. (Dis)Honesty Interweaving groundbreaking experiments from celebrated behavioral economist Dan Ariely with personal stories from individuals affected by the unraveling of their lies, Ariely and a team of scientists uncover our propensity to be dishonest—sometimes even unknowingly. What’s revealed is a fascinating look at the forces behind our collective behavior and the many truths behind lies. Institutional & Public Viewing Edition Includes: - An unlimited public performance license for a single campus or location HandBrake: Downloads Unidentified Developer (OS X Download) We are not currently able to sign the HandBrake downloads. Since our download is not code signed, OSX will flag the application as from an unidentified developer.

How to see everything you’ve ever Googled (if you’re so brave) (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) You probably don’t remember what you Googled 10 minutes ago, let alone the myriad inane and fleeting things you’ve searched since the engine’s beginnings. But unless you’re browsing in incognito mode or have tweaked your account settings, Google remembers those things. Not only that: Google logs all of your searches, analyzes them, and uses them to individually personalize the search results you see — which has pretty profound implications for both literacy and privacy. [Everything Google knows about you — and how it knows it]

10 Steps To Become Better .NET Developer Here's a list of things you might want to learn about in order to become a better .NET developer. Better developers are eligible to higher paychecks, exciting projects and more freedom in their lifestyles. As you can see, the list is not endless. There are just ten distinct topics structured in the recommended order of learning and practicing. Diligently walking through them is certain to get you way above the level of Senior Developer, opening a whole set of opportunities all around the world. And if you happened to learn, understand and master all these steps and still don't have interesting job or project offer - drop me an email; I might get you in touch with folks desperately looking for developers with this set of skills.

The Federal Government Will Put You Up In This Haunted Ghost Town, If You Dare The federal government wants to give you free food, free housing and a job. No, it's not a scary story that libertarians tell each other around the campfire. But there is a spooky catch to the arrangement. Garnet, Montana, is the state's most intact ghost town, and some people maintain that it's actually haunted. The remote mountain town grew rapidly in the late 19th century following the discovery of gold and silver in the area. How being called smart can actually make you stupid A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide. The post covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research. This post is my follow up, in which I look at the case for one tip for learning that it seems really could have a big impact. A growing body of evidence from the last two decades suggests that our attitude towards our own potential for intelligence has a considerable impact on our lives, furthermore we are incredibly vulnerable to having this attitude or "mindset" moulded for better or worse, by how people praise us in a way that is both shocking and problematic. Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck has presented a range of startlingly fascinating findings on the topic which have been broadly supported by further research. References:

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