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Toronto’s Giant “Story Pod” Unfolds into an Open-Air Library for Public Reading

Architecture studio AKB is bewitching Toronto's book lovers with an inviting design known as the Story Pod. As its name suggests, it's a pod for stories. Located near Main Street in the town of Newmarket, the compact construction serves its purpose as a book exchange where visitors can take a book, …

Solar Panels

Meet the Lonely Japanese Men in Love With Virtual Girlfriends

A Love Plus player holds a picture of himself and his virtual girlfriend Manaka, taken in Atami during a weekend trip pr<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loulou d'Aki<p>1 of …

Virtual Reality Gets Real

The promises—and pitfalls—of the emerging technology<p>In 1965, Ivan Sutherland, a computer-graphics pioneer, addressed an international meeting of techies on the subject of virtual reality. The ultimate virtual-reality display, he told the audience, would be “a room within which the computer can …

Virtual Reality

Mapping the 'Urban Fingerprints' of Cities

Each city’s unique layout pattern has an effect on its successes and failures.<p>Like humans, cities and neighborhoods have their own unique fingerprints. While genes determine ours, a city’s mark is characterized by the relationship between buildings and open spaces. Think of it as “spatial DNA,” …

London School of Economics

A Record-Breaking New Artificial Leaf Makes Power From Sun And Water

A new “artificial leaf” is close to being viable for use at home, say scientists from Monash University in Australia. Using cheap, readily available …

Clean Energy

An architecture firm has an idea to turn the world’s oldest subway system into a giant moving sidewalk

A "travelator" is merely standard British English for the kind of moving walkway you find in the world's airports, but here it lends an appropriately sci-fi ring to the idea, which has roots in the underground cities imagined by writers such as Isaac Asimov and H.G. Wells.

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would hold the solution.<p><i>Avoid procrastination.</i> So …

Ancient sites you've never heard of

Impressive – less travelled – wonders that have stood the test of time

Micronesia

10 Free eBooks Every Content Marketer Has to Read

How often do you hear that content marketing is the sure fire way to success?<p>That it will bring you followers, traffic, leads and sales?<p>Quite a lot I …

The Earth Is Now "Locked In" To A 3 Foot Sea Level Rise, NASA Says

"The best science today says it is going to happen and that we're not ready for it," a climate scientist told BuzzFeed News. "That, unfortunately, is bad news."<p>Steve Nerem, a geophysicist at NASA and the University of Colorado, Boulder, said the world is all but certain to see a three foot sea …

How to stop to-do lists ruining your life

Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy<p>“Unless you set your phone to chime for every task, you must independently remember that you have something to do, then go into the device to find out what that …

The Most Dangerous Word I Know

Even after I knew that I wanted to quit my job, I stayed stuck for three years trying to answer a simple question: If not this job, what else should I be doing? I knew I no longer wanted to be an engineer at Microsoft but was clueless about what I should be doing instead. It wasn't until I finally …

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

10 Things Successful Leaders Remember When Things Go Wrong

It doesn't matter how good your leadership, plan, or team is. Sooner or later, you're bound to run into trouble. When it happens, truly successful leaders are ready to bring everything back into line.<p>We tend to think of good leadership in conjunction with smooth sailing. If you're smart and …

43 Experts Reveal Their No. 1 Daily Success Habit - Success Tips

Many people wonder…<p>How can I be more successful in life and business?<p>They often think it's luck or being in the right place at the right time.<p>The …

Motivation

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

"Not Now" Isn't "No" and 7 Other Things Successful Entrepreneurs Understand About Focus

Photo credit: martinak15 / Foter / CC BY<p><b>Focus.</b> Bring that word up to a new entrepreneur and watch what happens. You'll likely be met with rolled eyes, an annoyed brush off or a comment about how focusing isn't possible or necessary when the goal is to experiment and create something new.<p>And it's …

5 tips for writing science fiction to engage people who don't read it

In addition, I’ve been a futureholic throughout my life. Whether through science fact or fiction, I’ve wanted to know what was coming and how it …

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently

What To Do When Life Doesn't Go Your Way (It's Actually a Good Thing!)

Not where you thought you would be at this stage of your life? Maybe your dream job turned out to be duller than a doctor's waiting room, or maybe …

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

7 Creative and Fun Ways to Manage Your Time

I am swamped. Requests from colleagues, friends and family leave me with no time to do any actual work. I can’t ignore any of the aforementioned …

10 Daily Habits Of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Creative writing lessons from Patricia Highsmith

Highsmith’s book Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction is an inspiring primer for budding psycho-crime novelists<p>Earlier this month, Reading group contributor Mmeritt1 recommended Patricia Highsmith’s book Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. It is “edifying and inspirational”, s/he wrote. And …

Creative Writing