Anne Meixner

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Pay Attention! 3 Tips For Finding Focus Every Day

Information opens up new worlds. It helps us make new connections. And it certainly sparks ideas. But too much information also eats up our attention.<p>…

ADHD, Women, And Work: What It's Like And Ways To Cope

Renee started to notice something wasn’t right when she was 16.<p>“Why was it that I was smart—but I couldn’t pull the grades off? I always understood what I was supposed to do [in school], but when I tried to produce something, it never came out that way. I never finished it. I’d burn out after the …

15 Signs You May Have Adult ADHD

About 4 percent of adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many others have never been diagnosed. (About half of kids with …

Autism

Higher Creativity with Lower Working Memory – Surprises of ADHD, Dyslexia, Giftedness, and More [Premium]

Working memory is that short term memory that you use when we’re trying to keep information in mind just long enough to do something else, like …

Font Designed To Help People With Dyslexia Read Easier

This is Dyslexie, a font designed by dyslexic Christian Boer to help people suffering from the same condition be able to read easier. And being able …

Five ski training myths that are holding you back on the slopes

Snow-sports training done badly can be at best a waste of time and at worst cause more harm than good. Here are five myths about pre-trip ski training that should definitely be ignored.<p>1. Wall squats are the best way to work the legs for skiing<p>FALSE<p>Although well-intentioned, wall squats encourage …

Skiing

This might be the most detailed map of the human brain we've ever seen

Imagine that the first map you ever saw of the United States was simply a rough outline of the country's borders with only about half the state …

This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Neuroscience

A Disabilities Tech Company Is Raising Money on Kickstarter

Furenexo is developing three prototype accessibility products with the hope of serving a large market.<p>Nearly one in seven people worldwide has a disability, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, over seven million people are blind or have low vision, 10 million are …

Disability

NeuroSky helps patients with locked-in syndrome communicate

NeuroSky, the company that brought you the technology behind the Star Wars “Force Trainer,” is moving farther away from the dark side with its development of the MindScribe headset and accompanying software.<p>The MindScribe, which interprets brain waves, is designed for people suffering from what is …

Brainwaves

Drupal already installed | Drupal

• To start over, you must empty your existing database.<br>• To install to a different database, edit the appropriate <i>settings.php</i> file in the <i>sites</i> folder.<br>• To …

Drupal

A Famed Hacker Is Grading Thousands of Programs — and May Revolutionize Software in the Process

At the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2014, industry luminary Dan Geer, fed up with the prevalence of vulnerabilities in digital code, made a …

Cybersecurity

Study Reveals Silicon Valley Is Way Behind on Gender Equality | Inc.com

Yet if the recent brouhaha over Twitter's decision to go public with an entirely male board is any indication, it's clear that there is more keeping women from executive boardrooms than simply the size of the company. (Twitter appointed Marjorie Scardino to its board soon after it went public. …

Silicon Valley

Bamboo fibre is stronger and cheaper than steel, says Dirk Hebel

<b>World Architecture Festival 2015:</b> bamboo could "revolutionise the building industry" and replace steel as the dominant reinforcing material, …

Engineering

Dot One will print your DNA as a scarf or poster

We can visualize DNA all sorts of ways — and now we can wear it. A company called Dot One is taking individual DNA samples and selling them as prints, or even a scarf.<p>It’s pretty simple: Dot One sends you a DNA kit, which is a simple cheek swab. Once you’ve swiped the inside of your mouth, you send …

This $99 Device Transforms Any Smartphone Into a 3D Printer

This is seriously cool.<p>We keep hearing about the awesome applications of 3D printers, such as home-made braces (don’t actually try at home), toys, …

Homemade

This Battery-Free Computer Sucks Power Out Of Thin Air

A quarter-sized computer could change everything from wearables to architecture.<p>Today, the biggest hurdle when it comes to designing new gadgets is battery technology. These big, bulky things restrict the forms our smartphones, computers, and wearables can take, and unfortunately, battery …

Internet of Things

The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

Charisma

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

A$AP Rocky and Skrillex Drop Bass All Over The DR

The opening caption says everything viewers need to know about what they’re about to watch:<p>Directed by Chris Robinson and A$AP Rocky himself, the video for “Wild For the Night” kicks off with the fast-rising rapper quizzing a youngster on the sheer dominance of his crew–the A$AP Mob. As soon as the …

Book

Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career – The Book<p>Engineer Your Own Success is a comprehensive, …

16 Things You Should Do At The Start Of Every Work Day

The first few hours of the work day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight—so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.<p>“Having a good start to the day where you have greater control is critical in achieving better results, …

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

Inspiring the next generation of female engineers | Debbie Sterling | TEDxPSU

These programming skills will earn you the most money

If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more …

You don’t always have to be a coder to build something

Hossein Rahnama Contributor<p>Hossein Rahnama is founder and CEO at Flybits and a visiting scholar at MIT.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Off-the-beaten-path innovation could rejuvenate Twitter<br>• Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem<p>We live in a world where, because of technology and …

Innovation

Yo-Yo Ma on Successful Creative Collaboration

The acclaimed cellist explains how he chooses and works with partners and shares advice on honing one’s talent.<p>Download this podcast<p>ALISON BEARD: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Alison Beard. In every issue of our magazine, we publish a feature we call Life’s Work. …

Yo-Yo Ma

Infographic Reimagines "Smart" to Reveal Nine Types of Intelligence That Everyone Possesses

In school, calling someone smart often meant they were good at math or science, but American developmental psychologist Howard Gardner has a different conception of what makes a person bright. Instead of there being one type of intelligence, he contends that there are actually nine that we possess: …

Infographics

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

San Francisco