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How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

MIT Creates A Robot That Will Craft Your Furniture For You

Anything to avoid getting lost in Ikea.<p>Jason Dorfman MIT CSAIL<p>You’ve decided you want some new furniture, now rather than spending hours trawling …

Complex geometric tessellations are folded from a single sheet of paper (Video)

When one thinks about the art of folding paper origami, one typically might associate it with paper cranes, or perhaps other animal forms. But …

The 4 Types of Problem-Solvers (and Why Knowing Which One You Are Will Make You More Successful)

There is more to motivation than ambition and work ethic. Learn how to recognize and maximize key drivers for business success.<p>Entrepreneurs are typically highly motivated individuals. Driven and ambitious, they see the reward in taking less predictable approaches and embracing routines that stray …

Self-improvement

7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed)

All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.<p>Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in …

Self-help

The US government just gave someone a $120-million robotic arm to use for a year

Johnny Matheny is the first person to live with an advanced mind-controlled robotic arm. Last December, researchers from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab delivered the arm to Matheny at his home in Port Richey, Florida. Aside from the occasional demo, this is the first time the Modular Prosthetic …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You

As flying, camera-wielding machines get ever cheaper and more ubiquitous, inventors of anti-drone technologies are marketing every possible idea for …

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Bill Gates

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

Machine Learning

Here's the Full Transcript of Oprah's Inspirational Golden Globes Speech

She received the annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.<p>Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes' annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night's ceremony. She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who …

Black History

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch

Fergus Walsh @BBCFergusWalsh on Twitter<p><b>Scientists in Rome have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory.</b><p>The recipient, Almerina Mascarello, who lost her left hand in an accident nearly a quarter of a century ago, said "it's almost like it's back …

Luke Skywalker

Japanese courtyard house makes the case for simplicity

Lovely<p>We have a soft spot for courtyard houses, and this example in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture further demonstrates why. Respectful of tradition yet imbued with a modern polish, the simple building creates a comfortable home around a central courtyard—and a tree that’s been cared for by the same …

Architecture

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Stress Relief

We can't always change the circumstances that cause us stress, and sometimes we can't even influence them. For example, you can't always leave a …

Mindfulness

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

'PUBG' sets new record with three million simultaneous players

In case you needed further proof that people really, really, <i>really</i> like <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> (<i>PUBG</i>), Steam has your back. Today, the game shattered its previous concurrent-players record by more than double the amount, peaking at 3,106,358 this morning, according to Valve's game-selling …

Gaming

The 10 Top Skills That Will Land You High-Paying Jobs by 2020, According to the World Economic Forum | Inc.com

Professional development: it's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job -- or prepare you for your next one?<p>According to the World …

World Economic Forum

9 Habits Unhappy People Have In Common, According To Science

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing you will be unhappy no matter what you do, but how you spend your time can actually change how you feel …