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The 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards

The research, innovators, scientists, and students who've made the world a little better this year.<p>If you ever need evidence that this is a remarkable time, take a look at a billboard: Buy a car that runs on electricity! Visit the stratosphere in a space baloon! Clearly we live in the future, but …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Motivation

6 fixable flaws that are holding you back from success

To be successful, we have to first learn to guard against destructive behaviours — most people will be confronted with them (or even exhibit them) at some point in their careers.<p>Let me highlight six of the biggest mistakes for anyone in a leadership role.<p>These characteristics are what make us …

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

Leadership

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

Nation's first K-8 urban farm school teaches kids how to grow their own food

Children are the future of humanity – so if we want to cultivate a sustainable society where people are connected to our food and the land, it is …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

6 Top Tools That Will Have Your Business Growing in No Time

Whether you're looking to make the right hire or see what your customers are doing on your site, there's a tool out there ready to help.<p>Every new customer converted is a battle won for a small business. It's no easy task to reach a broad audience and convince strangers to trust your business with …

Small Business

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

The Master Algorithm : Book Summary

This book gives a a macro picture of machine learning. In this post, I will briefly summarize the main points of the book. One can think of this post …

3 soon-to-be social media trends you can profit on

What is the next big wave of social media?<p>Maybe it’s Peach — or another hot new social network. Maybe it’s a strategy like posting times or text faces.<p>It’s really hard to say!<p>(And yet here I am saying it…)<p>To ride the wave of <b>the next big thing in social media</b>, it often takes a lot of …

Social Media

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

3 Meditation Apps That Will Clear Your Mind In As Little As Two Minutes

To say I’m a worry wart would be a <i>serious</i> understatement. I’m constantly telling myself to breathe (I even have it tattooed as a reminder) or to take …