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Three Mindfulness Exercises To Try On The Way To Work
Mindfulness exercises can help clear the head and combat stress, so what better time to try them than on the way to (or indeed from) work? Traveling as part of the hordes with a full eight hours ahead of you is one of the most stressful times of the day for many people, so building a few mindfulness techniques into your commute can […]
The Top 10 Immersive Moments Of 2018
It’s not often we take a step back and review. So, as the end of 2018 draws closer, I’ve taken a moment to do just that. From major hardware news to AR taking to the stage in spectacular fashion, 2018 has been jam-packed. Here are my choices for the Top 10 Immersive Moments of 2018 (in no particular order…ish), counting down from ten. 10. 1st Seven-Figure Deal For VR At Sundance Spheres, written and directed by artist and film-maker Eliza McNitt and produced by Darren Aronofsky, is a three-part VR series which made history when it was bought for a seven-figure sum at Sundance earlier this year. It was the first-ever seven-figure VR purchase at the event, evidence that VR is maturing as an entertainment medium. For those who want to try it out, the experience is now available on Oculus Rift for $10. 9. VR Features Large In Emmy Nominations This year, the Primetime Emmy Awards celebrated its 70th anniversary and once again honored the entertainment industries, including VR. There was a record seven nominations for virtual reality content, spread across two categories. Companies like Google, Oculus, REWIND, Pixar, and NASA were all nominated. To have such a wide […]
Job search depression: What it entails and how to get through it
Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota recently sponsored a study that examines how job loss and the hunt for a new job impact the job-seeker’s mental health and well-being. Perhaps the study’s findings don’t come as a surprise; job seekers often experience an emotional low following the loss of a job, feel better when they begin searching for new opportunities, and then experience another decline in mental health when they haven’t found the right position 10-12 weeks later. This predictable shift in mental health is often referred to as job search depression: the hopeless feeling that settles in when you want or need a new job and can’t seem to land one. What makes everything worse is that the job search process is like an emotional rollercoaster, filled with ups and downs and sudden glimmers of hope only to be followed by disappointment – just check out the typical emotional stages of the job search: While there’s no simple solution to the inevitable ups and downs of a job search, there are some things you can actively do to keep your mind and spirit in good shape no matter what the job hunt throws at you. The first […]
6 steps to take now if you want to change your career path next year
While humans are creatures of habit, they are also inherently curious, and well, most are easily bored. In an age where very few professionals are ‘lifers’ who remain at the same company for their entire lives, more and more are wondering not only what else is out there, but taking actionable steps to discover their passions. Career expert Steve Grant explains changing a career path is oftentimes an important — or mandatory — step to take to achieve success and fulfillment. While it shouldn’t be one that is taken lightly or spontaneously, the pursuit of happiness could be the driving force that propels you to make moves, according to Grant. This doesn’t just mean you’re after a rose-colored perspective from the time you clock in at 9 and leave at 6, but rather, you also desire a more challenging role and you want to be more motivated by doing something you love. Here’s the deal though: Changing careers isn’t an easy process, and may require some unpaid downtime to make it a reality. If this is your professional goal for the upcoming year, experts recommend the actionable steps you should be making right now to prepare yourself for the journey. […]
Can Special Effects Be Special Again?
“You’ll believe a man can fly.” So proclaimed billboards and posters across the nation in 1978, in anticipation of the December release of Richard Donner’s Superman — The Movie. It wasn’t an idle promise. Although the Man of Steel had been depicted in numerous TV shows and cartoons over the years, Donner’s film vowed something special: It would convince us that what we were seeing was actually happening. And the visual effects did, indeed, prove to be remarkable: Aided by a clever front projection technique developed by inventor Zoran Perisic, as well as star Christopher Reeve’s ability to move the way an actual airplane might, Superman set new standards for what could be accomplished onscreen. It was all building, of course, on the earth-shaking work done by George Lucas’s Star Wars just the year before. Special effects had always been around, to be sure; anyone who’d seen a Georges Méliès film from the 1890s knew that they were as old as cinema itself. But together, the space adventure of 1977 and the superhero fantasy of 1978, with an assist perhaps from a certain monster shark movie of 1975, helped establish the supremacy of a new, emerging genre: the visual effects […]