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What It Takes to Be Great

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Simply put, passion is the engine that drives excellence. It is what motivates us to continue pursuing our dreams when times get tough, when we get tired, or when others tell us we can't possibly succeed.

The Buenos Aires Tango Dance World Cup: What It Means, What It Takes

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Terence Clarke

Tango is an impossibility if you don't understand the great traditions of its music, and Ramada's background as a musician had prepared him for the dance. "It's profound, what he knows," Ed says. "That ability alone really has helped him with his dancing."

Secrets of the Digital Speed Limit Sign: How to Improve Performance at Work

Edward Muzio | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Edward Muzio

Have you ever wondered why digital speed limit displays work? I'm talking about the ones that flash your current speed in lights on a sign. If you th...

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

Why the World's Best Athletes Use Routines

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Once your pre-competitive routine is organized, try it out at competitions. Some things may work and others may not. In time, you'll be able to fine-tune your routine until you find the one that's most comfortable and best prepares you for competition.

A Stage for One

Kalup Linzy | Posted 09.14.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

In some of my experiences, galleries have found it challenging to accommodate artists who work in a D-I-Y aesthetic or believe there is no need to provide certain technical requirements, just because... it's D-I-Y.

The Fearless Magic Of 'Hyper Flow'

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Clarkson

"Hyper flow" is a mental and physical state in which we tap into our fight-or-flight system to harness its powerful hormones for increased focus, strength and production.

Weirdness Inspired

Kalup Linzy | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

When logging into Twitter last week, I came across a tweet that mentioned me. My heart fluttered. Curiosity got the best of me. When I checked...

Design Driven Branding

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

For a brand to be successful, all the tangible and intangible elements must be considered throughout the design process.

Matthew Goulish With Hannah Verrill And Matt Shalzi At Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery

Artwrit | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts

Painting, like performance, becomes not simply a place of empathic identification but an archive of activity that encapsulates the event.

9 Ways to Practice Being a Humble Leader

Pontish Yeramyan | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Pontish Yeramyan

It is one thing to talk about humility and entirely another to practice it. How do you bring humility to your interactions with your people? What about with your boss? Your customers? These 9 practices can bring out the strength in humility and open pathways to connection and growth.

What Are Some of the Telltale Signs of a Bad Actor?

Quora | Posted 08.07.2012 | Arts

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Marcus Geduld, Artistic Director, Folding Chair Classical Theatre, NYC I'm a theatre directo...

What Is The Meaning Of Art? A Master Of Arte Povera Gives The Answer

Simona Lodi | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Simona Lodi

Piero Gilardi anticipated later movements, in seeing the aesthetic value of shared space and collaboration -- a value underpinning the open-source, Internet-based nature of tech-art today.

Does Memory Training Really Work?

Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D.

The latest research suggests memory training does really work. And while we may have known so all along based on previous findings and our own experience, it is nice to know that the science continues to support all that we do to remember better.

How George Clinton Is Using Indiegogo To #SaveFunk Online

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.27.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

George Clinton goes by many monikers: the Funkmaster, The Granddaddy of Funk, and my personal favorite, Dr. Funkenstein.

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

American Idol Alum James Durbin Performs New Single "Right Behind You"

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

American Idol rocker James Durbin came by the What's Trending live to perform his new single "Right Behind You."

Kraftwerk Takes To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.12.2012 | Arts

This week is a hard one for Kraftwerk fans. Only 450 tickets were available to the general public for each night of the German band's concert series a...

Design Metrics -- Is It Possible to Optimize Design for Innovation?

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

New products must be ten times better than existing products for consumers to switch and the failure rate connected to new product introductions is 35...

...Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

April is here, along with some unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, and that means it's time for our "...Got Art?" blog to encourage you to get out and enjoy a fresh collection of shows and events this month.

Interview With Andrea Fraser On The State Of The Arts

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

For the past 80 years, the Whitney Biennial has introduced to the public the undercurrents running through contemporary art. This year, the Biennial f...

Design Briefs Advance Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Maintaining an open perspective while staying focused on a goal can cause any aspiring design star to run in circles, wasting much of their valuable time and energy. Can a couple of hours spent composing an Inspirational Design Brief significantly improve their performance?

Telework, Silver Bullets, Black Holes and a Dog Named "Cheeto"

Josh Sawislak | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Josh Sawislak

I am not convinced that working from home every day with zero interaction with collaborators is the best solution for most people. And there is a very simple reason for why it's not ideal: we are all human.

In Investing, There Is No Free Lunch

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Irene Aldridge

Many articles on the subject of money talk about different ways to invest the money. Few of the pieces, however, address the key issue underlying any allocation which may be keeping investors up at night.

The Edwardian Ball

Steve Payne | Posted 04.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Steve Payne