Bob Chambers

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Writing: A skill to be learned or an innate talent?

What does the science say about becoming a natural writer?<p>Can you become a natural writer?<p>Is writing a skill one is born with? Or is it a skill to be …

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DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

<b>Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists.</b><p>The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are - and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day.<p>Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found their …

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has …

How blockchain-based apps and sites resist DDoS attacks

Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction! The recent Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on Final Fantasy XIV’s gaming platform are quite surreal, yet a timely signpost of where things are heading. Using traditional cyber security technology, we are playing “whack a mole” against the …

There Are 4 Personality Types. Here Is How Each Will Lead to Great Success (or Massive Failure)

It never fails. Whenever I'm asked to do a client intervention to help diffuse a conflict of some sort, the first thing I do is have the parties …

Yang Maoyuan Turns Animal Hides into Surreal Balloon Taxidermy

The Beijing-based artist constructs controversial spherical sculptures.<p>When we think of taxidermy, we think of stuffed animals sitting awkwardly among old antiques. There are many cases of bad taxidermy, with animals' teeth, eyeballs and ears out of place, these creations still appear to resemble …

Here are the most commonly confused words in the English language, according to Microsoft

If you found all four mistakes in the paragraph above, kudos to you! If not, let's talk.<p>Using data from millions of its subscribers, Microsoft recently rounded up a list of the 10 most confusing word pairs in the English language. The findings come from people who use Microsoft Word and/or Outlook, …

PR pros’ guide to AP style

<i>This article originally ran on PR Daily in March of 2017</i>.<br>For journalists, The Associated Press Stylebook is the industry bible.They live and die by …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

25 Jokes Guaranteed To Make Grammar Nerds Laugh

"You can't run through a campsite. You can only ran, since it's past tents."<p>"There are three things that I love: the Oxford comma, irony, and missed opportunities."<p>Submitted by Mercutio<p>"Knock knock."<p>"Who's there?"<p>"To."<p>"To who?"<p>"To whom!"<p>Submitted by Isabel Bryant and Sally Parker, Facebook<p>"There’s …

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10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …

Do Nice Guys Have More Sex? Surprising Attributes Lead to Luck in Bed

Relationships<p>When it comes to sex, we are quite the shallow bunch: Something as simple as the smell of your sweat, the dilation of your pupils or the proportion of your waistline can make all the difference.<p>Yet science also shows that personality traits matter at least some of the time, both in the …

This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you’re an adult. You get busy with …

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

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An Epic Battle Between Feminism And Deep-Seated Misogyny Is Under Way In South Korea

EPAJeon Heonkyun<p>Seoul, South Korea<p>Last September, the Korean edition of Maxim, a men’s magazine, ran a cover showing Kim Byeong-ok, an actor who …

Art Equipments Scene Generator V4

The Art Equipments Scene Generator volume 4 from Mockup Zone.<p>You may remember the Art Equipments Scene Generator V3, which I introduced to you some …

A 10-year-old's Mario Kart skills help save his Great-Grandmother's life

In July 2013, a 10-year-old Colorado boy named Gryffin Sanders, saved his Great-Grandmother’s life and the humble hero credits Mario Kart for giving …

Slick Alien-Horned 3D Sculptures Seem to Spin Forever

‘BLOOMS 2’ is here to entice, astonish, and make you excited about math.<p>With a tessellating texture and self-moving body that hops into action as if balanced on a turntable, an elegant 3D sculpture dazzles with its pristine mathematical design. Engineered by the technically-deft John Edmark, the …

24 of the Most Powerful Life Lessons

If you are going to succeed in life, you have to learn life's most important lessons.<p>How you approach life says a lot about who you are.<p>There are some who are content to passively coast through, hoping they land where they need to be and know what to do when the time comes.<p>Then there are others, …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

4 ways to bring more meaning into your life

There's no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>"Meaning in life" is one of those things everybody insists …

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Eve-Tech's crowdsourced computer: the laptop designed by its users

The Finnish startup turned to an online community of tech enthusiasts to shape the design of its new device. The result? Something ‘really different’<p>When Finnish startup Eve-Tech launched its first device, the T1 tablet computer, it received positive reviews for its premium feel and budget …

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35 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier

Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve …

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

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Kaymera: The Anti-Spy Android OS Made By The Hottest iPhone Hackers In Surveillance

“We don’t have any relationship with NSO Group,” says Avi Rosen. He’s keen to put distance between the company over which he presides, the secure Android operating system maker Kaymera, and NSO, a spy tech provider whose iPhone malware was caught trying to snoop on a UAE activist and a Mexican …

The Secret To Exceptional Productivity? Living A Life Of Conscious Action

People often ask me about how I manage to find time to run a company, write for Forbes, publish a book, and raise a young family. My answer is always the same. There are no life hacks or secret techniques that one can employ to boost productivity. Instead, I believe productivity is the result of a …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

And don’t worry—creating a personal bullet journal isn’t as overwhelming as it seems on Instagram.<p>Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of …

Productivity