Jory S. Simmons Jr.

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50 Jaw Dropping Cinemagraphs

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. This description would prove to be even truer if applied to a cinemagraph. From the term itself, you …

Here Are 3 Awesome Secrets to Happier Memories, Backed By Research

You can’t trust your memory.<p>Memory is fluid. Every time you recall something you’re essentially rewriting it in your head.<p>Yet you’re prone to …

Happiness

Parenting Tip: How I Use Chores to Keep My Kids Motivated

If you click on this pic you can find the baby bike seat I used for our bike ride… for those of you who asked. As a mother of 8, I’m continually on …

“Optimize Everything” Startup SigOpt Raises $2M From A16Z And Data Collective

Y Combinator-incubated SigOpt is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed funding.<p>The company’s aim is to help customers optimize anything, whether it’s an ad campaign or a formula for shaving cream. In fact, co-founder and CEO Scott Clark (pictured above) told me that his newer customers …

Reveal Picks Up $1.5M To Bring Cryptocurrency To The Mobile-Social Space

Reveal, a startup focused on the mobile-social space, has raised a $1.5 million seed round. The capital event was led by Resolute Ventures, and participated in by Digital Currency Group and Boost VC, among others.<p>The startup’s app is notable for two things: It’s interesting, and fun question and …

Cryptocurrency

Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel Explains Snapchat In A Dimly Lit Room

Inexplicably, Snapchat has posted a video to its official YouTube page in which CEO and cofounder Evan Spiegel describes how the app works – four years after it was founded.<p>In it, he uses a sketchpad, a Sharpie and some secret knowledge to explain why younger demographics of users love Snapchat and …

Social Media

We now have a spacecraft that is propelled by sunlight alone

A new kind of spacecraft that sails on sunlight has been successfully deployed above Earth. On June 11, the LightSail satellite overcame a series of glitches to unfurl its solar sails, a propulsion system that’s entirely different to traditional rockets, thrusters or even solar panels.<p>The prototype …

Space Travel

Inside The Bizarre World Of Scientific Research

Not all brilliant discoveries happen in MIT’s cutting-edge labs or Google’s over-the-top offices. In his new series <i>Ways of Knowing</i>, photographer Daniel Stier documents a less-glamorous setting for innovation: the scientific research institute. What he found tucked away in basement laboratories and …

Science