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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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<i>A King’s Daughter</i><p><b>Theodore Robinson, 1889</b>

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Duryee’s Zouaves, Fort Schuyler Adjuant Mess

<i>“I doubt whether it had an equal, and certainly no superior among all the regiments of the Army of the Potomac.”</i> <i><br>- General George Sykes, speaking of the 5th New York Infantry</i><p><b>Duryee’s Zouaves: The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry</b><p>The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, “Duryée’s Zouaves,” was one of the most renowned fighting regiments of the American Civil War. Their colorful Zouave uniform, precise maneuvers, effectiveness in combat and steady bearing under fire, won them universal respect and …

Earth Day: Toys That Teach Kids What Really Matters

How do you teach children to protect the very resources that will affect their future and their children's future? Trying to teach kids to think critically about anything in the future is a worthwhile effort.

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

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Everyone in This Bizarre Australian Town Lives Underground

(Photo: Nicholas Jones)<p>And you would, too, if your local temperatures regularly rose to 125ºF!<p>Coober Pedy is a mining town in Australia. If it …

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

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Death Metal Band Performs in a Soundproof, Airtight Box Until It Passes out

(Video Link)<p>The band did not do so out of kindness for passersby in London, but as an act of performance art entitled "Box Sized Die."<p>The band is …

15 Red, White and Blue Rooms That Are Impressively Patriotic

These stylish spaces proudly pay tribute to America all year long.<p>These stylish spaces proudly pay tribute to America all year long.

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Kinoko Teikoku Releases In 110 Countries

Posted by SYNC MUSIC JAPAN on Monday, February 17, 2014 ·<p>Monday, February 17, 2014<p>Kinoko Teikoku, who participated in a Canadian tour in 2013 to hold …

100 Best Songs of 2013

100<p>The Killers, “Shot at the Night”<p>Produced by Anthony Gonzalez of French dreamrockers M83, this grandiose ballad is where the Killers' gigantic …

50 Photos Captured at the Perfect Moment

One of the beauties of photography is that it can capture and preserve split-second moments that would normally be lost to the human eye. The …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

18 Artists To Check Out Based On The Music You Already Love

Here's your newest obsession, whether you're into Justin Timberlake, Arcade Fire, Adele, Drake, or Avicii.<p>If you're a fan of JT's smooth, modern take on classic R&B on <i>The 20/20 Experience</i>, you're probably going to dig Mayer Hawthorne, who has been working in that zone for years now. The best place …

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Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Top Portrait Photography Trends for 2013

Portrait photography stands out from other professions because it encompasses many different niche specialties, including families, babies, seniors, …

Funny Illustrations: If Animals and Objects Could Talk

Graphic designer David Olenick gives a window into another world with these humorous illustrations that show us what would happen if objects and animals could talk. The clever works feature everything from a cup of coffee smugly saying, “I own you” to a seemingly happy cat sinisterly proclaiming, …

100 Greatest Beatles Songs

100<p>‘Hello, Goodbye’<p><b>Main Writer:</b> McCartney <b><br>Recorded:</b> October 2, 19, 25 and November 2, 1967 <b><br>Released:</b> November 27, 1967 <i><br>11 weeks; No. 1</i><p>McCartney never …

Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 With Epic Set

Closing out a festival is no easy task, and Thomas Mars knows it. “Usually on Sunday night people are really tired,” the Phoenix singer told the …

Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?

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Editing Eyes for Portraits that Pop in Adobe Lightroom

While many will tell you that you should do all your eye-retouching and editing in Adobe Photoshop, there is an amazing amount of editing that you …

This is Why Your Pictures Suck

Dear Charlie,<p>You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but …