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15 kid spelling errors that are equal parts worrisome and hilarious

Lots of kids — and adults, for that matter — are still working on their spelling skills. So mistakes are inevitable.<p>Sometimes, though, kid …

Find Your Stolen Bike

So your bike has been stolen. Once you get over that initial disbelief—and the punched-in-the-gut feeling that follows—you’re likely going to feel helpless. Your favorite thing in the world has been taken. Your means of getting around is gone. Your faith in humanity has been shattered. What’s left, …

Stream Nappy Roots’ ’40 Akerz Project’ Album

For the past few months now, Kentucky quartet Nappy Roots have been dropping nothing but <i>flames</i> with ATL collective SMKA – all leading up to their <i>40</i> …

17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to think about questions that hit closest to home.<p>Technology, society, war, existence, family — these main sci-fi themes are things that we all deal with every day.<p>No literary list is exhaustive, but we've put …

Science Fiction

How chewing gum can save you money — and 5 more tricks to put away cash

Who doesn't want to save more money? And with this plan, it's never been easier!<p>I kicked off this 52-week savings challenge on TODAY in January, so if you joined back then, right now you’re at the point where you should start feeling pretty good about the amount of money you’re putting away. If you …

Personal Finance

13 Valuable Ebooks to Market Your Business Website

You have applied certain efforts to create your website, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. Now you need to think over the ways of bringing …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

While we all want a spectacular home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that blends with its surroundings and …

GoPro's Nick Woodman On Life As Head Of A Public Company And Microsoft's "Mistake"

Since the last time we spoke with GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman, some things have changed. Over the last year and half, he’s cut out a lot of the “dude’s” from everyday conversation, had another kid and led his company through one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2014. …

5 Characteristics Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Nobody is born a perfect entrepreneur, but some have more of these traits than others.<p>Knowing the most common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs is a good place to start in order to better your own business chops. The good news? If you don't have these traits, you can develop them over …

Entrepreneurship

23 Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter

In a recent Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared their advice on good habits you can establish.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p><b>1. Come up with 10 ideas every day.</b> Think about how to reduce poverty, how to …

Whiting Petroleum to buy Kodiak Oil in $6 billion stock deal

(Reuters) - Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL.N) said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp KOG.N for $3.8 billion in stock, to become the largest producer in North Dakota’s Bakken shale oil formations, eclipsing Harold Hamm’s Continental Resources Inc (CLR.N).<p>James Volker, chairman of the …

'Biohacking' Entrepreneurs Turn to Smart Drugs to Supercharge Their Productivity

Can smart pills make you a better entrepreneur?<p>Around 7 a.m., Dave Asprey rolls over in bed and reaches for the pills on his dresser. There’s the thyroid hormone, the testosterone cream that he rubs in his armpits, and the cognitive enhancers phenylpiracetam and aniracetam. Depending on the day, …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …