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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 …

Self-improvement

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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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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 …

Drones

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

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 …

grilled cheese

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.

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, …

Creativity

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 …

Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

100 Best Songs of 2013

Daft Punk went disco, Kendrick Lamar murdered the competition, and a 16-year-old New Zealander dissed bling and made the whole world sing<p>French …

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 …

Photography

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 …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

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 …

Photography

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, …

Snowman

100 Greatest Beatles Songs

From 'Helter Skelter' to 'Sgt. Pepper's,' ranking of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison's output<p><i>By Elvis Costello</i><p>I first heard …

Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 With Epic Set

The Cure, Vampire Weekend, Jake Bugg and more play last day<p>Closing out a festival is no easy task, and Thomas Mars knows it. "Usually on Sunday night …

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 …

Photography

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

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

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 …