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Texas Couple Goes Searching for Mushrooms, Makes Horrifying Discovery Instead

A Dallas couple was reportedly hunting for mushrooms in a wooded area when they came across what appeared to be human remains.<p>CBS DFW<p>The Dallas Morning news reported that the couple first spotted a human skull.<p>The remains were quickly secured by the Dallas County medical examiner. Officials will …

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

Incredible Productivity Advice Given By 21 Successful Young Entrepreneurs

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur (or successful at anything) you have to know how to get stuff done. These 21 successful young …

Time Management

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three …

Physics

Apple Just Made It Way Easier To Switch From iPhone To Android

When it debuted in 2011, iMessage was a game changer. The instant messaging app came pre-loaded as a lightweight alternative to traditional SMS texts, and made it easy for two (or more) friends with iPhones to quickly send texts, photos, and videos like they were firing off IMs on a desktop. You …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

San Francisco

4 Lifehacks From Ancient Philosophers That Will Make You Happier

<b>You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.</b><p><b>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first</b> …

Melinda Gates: Warren Buffett Taught Me How To Be A Good Friend

During his formative years Bill Gates was notoriously hard-nosed. There are many stories of his tantrums when he and Microsoft were young, such as this one: Microsoft employed a person to count of how many times F-bombs he would drop during a meeting, according to a former Microsoft employee. The …

Bill Gates

5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

Time Management

Knife Maestro Skins and Guts a Deer in Less Than Two Minutes (Graphic Video)

There’s fast, and then there’s blisteringly fast.<p>A video posted to YouTube by Peach Orchard Deer Processing in Dalzell, South Carolina, shows a man named David skinning and gutting a deer at a pretty incredible clip.<p>Image via YouTube<p>“Done, a minute and 48 seconds,” the man holding the camera says …

Boob Tube to YouTube: 5 Financial Philosophies That Separate Boomers and Millennials

From the Boob Tube to YouTube, in the span of three generations, Baby Boomers, Gen X’ers, and Millennials have each come to understand money management through starkly different prisms. Even our foundational understanding of wealth accumulation differs.<p>Born into the post war economic boom, Baby …

Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

In the 21st Century, why do so many people still believe in the paranormal? David Robson discovers that there’s good reason we hold superstitions – and a few surprising benefits.<p>Soon after World War II, Winston Churchill was visiting the White House when he is said to have had an uncanny …

Kickstarter

Perhaps the most well-known and by far the largest crowdfunding site, Kickstarter has funded 67,000 projects and raised over $1 billion since its launch in 2009. Claims to fame include the Pebble e-paper watch, the Ouya gaming console and the Veronica Mars movie. The Kickstarter model attracts …

World's Most Pleasant Productivity Hack: The Should-Less Day

Scientists agree you need to switch off your brain periodically for it to work its best. Here's an intriguing trick to accomplish truly restful breaks.<p>Rest, research tells us, isn't just good for energy levels. It's key for learning and knowledge retention, and is an essential component of …

Productivity

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

Grads Get 10 Priceless Pointers From Navy SEAL to ‘Change the World.’ Number One Is Brilliantly Simple.

At their commencement University of Texas students were treated to a speaker who knows a thing or two about fighting through adversity: a U.S. Navy SEAL.<p>Admiral William McRaven, a UT grad who served with SEAL Team 3, delivered a powerful speech last weekend, laying out 10 life lessons for grads if …

Working from home

I’ve been working from home full-time for more than seven years, and running my own business for the same amount of time. Many of us at least have …

A Faster Human: Are We Unique In Our Ability To Get Better?

Sixty years ago today, Roger Bannister accomplished something humans had only dreamed of decades earlier.<p>As he's described it, the first two laps felt easy, and black-and-white BBC footage of the event corroborates this. He looks at ease, his spikes hardly touching the track before springing …

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>W.R. Klemm<p>April 26, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate.”<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

12 Simple Tricks For Saving Time on Email

Sorting through your inbox can be a huge time suck. Here are a few ways you can make the process more efficient.<p>Office workers spend about two hours a day on email.<p>Cal Newport, author of "So Good They Can't Ignore You," argues that this is terrible for your career.<p>While sending emails might feel …

Man Who Made Millions, Lost Everything, and Made It Back Explains Why Helping Others Is the Best Way to Help Yourself

James Altucher, the author of “Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream,” went from having $10 million in the bank to “zero,” he told Glenn Beck Monday. In fact, Altucher has gone from being a multimillionaire to losing everything <i>several</i> times.<p>“It’s been amazing how poorly I’ve done …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …