Antonio M. Raimo

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I drove in LA traffic for 10 years, and Elon Musk's Boring Company tunnel plan is the most depressing thing I've ever seen

On Friday, Elon Musk offered more detail on the Boring Company's plan to dig tunnels for high-speed transportation beneath a number of major freeway arteries in Los Angeles.<p>Let's cut to the chase: the Boring Company's master plan is to "solve" the freeways by connecting all the cool places in town …

Transportation

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Are there mental habits that will increase your self-confidence? Most definitely. You’ll read about 7 such powerful thinking habits below.<p>My last …

Self-help

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better

There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire. Some academic studies support this perspective: one …

A Scorecard to Help You Compare Two Jobs

You have a big career decision to make. Maybe you’ve been offered an exciting new opportunity <b>—</b> on the other side of the country. Or maybe you’ve been unhappy in your job and need a change <b>—</b> but haven’t been able to find inspiring alternatives.<p>Several of the professionals I’ve coached share a common …

The One Odd Trait Most Successful People Have That Is Often Confused For A Weakness

Pain moves us. Comfort keeps us still.<p>This is why people color their hair or move to Costa Rica right after a breakup. It’s why people find the courage to start their own businesses only after they’ve been let go or burned by their old job. It is also why people find it so hard to initiate change …

Self-improvement

Optimistic Nihilism

Why Should You Walk a Labyrinth?

Labyrinth walking in an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation, and prayer. Entering the serpentine …

Meditation

What is box breathing?

Box breathing is a powerful, yet simple, relaxation technique that aims to return breathing to its normal rhythm. This breathing exercise may help to …

Mindfulness

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Artificial Intelligence

Professor Stephen Hawking's final theory: The universe is a hologram

Stephen Hawking has revealed from beyond the grave his final scientific theory - that the universe is a hologram.<p>The cosmologist, who died on March 14, has challenged previous theories of cosmic "inflation" and the "multiverse" in a new paper published in the Journal Of High Energy …

Physics

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Want to remember your dreams? Make sure to take *this* vitamin before bed

If you’ve had one too many dreamless nights lately—or maybe you just tend to forget them the instant you wake up—there might be a way to start …

Wellness

Facebook’s new data sharing policies, translated so a 13-year-old can understand

Facebook wants to be friends again.<p>In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media behemoth has faced a lot of backlash over its intrusive data collection policies. In an attempt to give users the impression that they have more control over their personal information, the …

Social Media

12 Dystopian Books to Read If You Couldn't Put Down The Hunger Games

There's a soft spot in our hearts for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in Lionsgate's adaptation of <b>The Hunger Games</b>, but we definitely shouldn't forget about Suzanne Collins's dystopian novel that started the entire franchise. It's a page-turner of a book about the society of Panem, where …

Books

Getting just 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues

You might think you can get by on 5 or 6 hours’ sleep a night, but people who get less than 7 hours are more likely to have mood or mental health …

This core workout takes as much time as one hit of a snooze button

Workouts are fun when they start and end to the beats of Beyoncé, include props like ballet barres, balls and weights, and have instructors that …

Six Fitness Myths People Swear By That Aren't True

Even at my fittest, I never had a body that I felt was commensurate with the amount of effort I was putting in.<p>Getting in the best shape of my life at the ripe old age of 41 was an eye-opening experience. Beyond feeling and looking better, I became acquainted with how the human body functions, how …

Elon Musk’s advice for when you’re dragged into useless meetings

Were Elon Musk to write a guide to business etiquette, it would likely be a slim volume, though a lively read, if his recent email to employees is any guide.<p>Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, is reportedly pushing to double production, beginning in June, of the company’s Model 3 compact car, an …

Tesla

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

Early images of Netflix.com show how far the service has come in its 20 years

Would you believe Netflix is 20 years old? While the web-video giant is known for streaming video now, it first launched on April 14, 1998 as an online-video store shipping DVDs in the mail in red envelopes.<p>The first screen grab of Netflix.com captured by the Internet Archive was from Jan. 17, …

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Can Your Abs Handle This Tricky Plank Variation?

While they're not necessarily for the faint of heart, planks are ideal for those of us who can't necessarily find the time to log a full gym …

The Best Foods & Supplements For A Healthy Gut: A Doctor Explains

<i>Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League-trained, double board certified physician, is one of the few doctors who masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with</i> …

Wellness

10 Tips for a Healthy Digestive System

Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into the nutrients your body needs. If you neglect your digestive health, your body could run …

Wellness

50 Ideas to Help You Design Your Perfect Morning Routine

The best morning routine is the one that's perfectly tailored to you.<p>The internet is chock-full of morning routine ideas, as well as examples of how the great and good organize their mornings. But the truth is no one can tell you what constitutes the perfect morning routine for you but you.<p>That's …

Yoga Inversions Are Hard AF, But These 5 Beginner Poses Will Help You Flip Upside Down

When you begin to experience the physical and mental growth that a consistent yoga practice brings, you might start craving those sacred moments …

8 people reveal why they stopped being sexually attracted to their partners

At this point, you should know that sex isn't the only reason to be in a relationship with someone.<p>But sex <i>is</i> a big component of a relationship for many couples. Establishing sexual compatibility is vital for a healthy relationship, and if it isn't there, some couples might just call it quits.<p>It is …

I Tried a Cannabis-Infused Yoga Class, and It Was F*cking Amazing

There are endless ways to incorporate cannabis into your wellness routine, and one area that may not naturally come to mind is yoga. But if you think about it, cannabis and yoga actually make the perfect pair. Relaxed, present, and happy are just some of the positive side effects of smoking weed, …

Yoga

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature