Ian Akam

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Love And Making Relationships Work

<i>"Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love." ~ Kahlil Gibran</i><p>My life has been turbulent lately. On top of feeling the collective angst occurring in the world right now, I've been experiencing, both, …

Relationships

12 Highly Bingeable Urban Fantasy Series

By now. you’ve probably finished your Netflix <i>Luke Cage</i> binge. Undoubtedly you feel bereft, adrift, and without anything new to fill your brainspace. …

8 beautiful houses that were very cheap to make

Less is more with these modern home designs, using sustainable architecture and low-cost housing technology to construct your dream home on a small …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

Top 10 New IKEA Products: ROSKILDE & LOBBAK Rugs

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>#6 (TIE!): ROSKILDE Rug ($79.99)<p>Two new stylish, well priced rugs were too hard to chose between: and why should we? The ROSKILDE …

Top 10

Parking Garages Poised For Big Makeover in Autonomous Age

<i>Created by</i> Car and Driver <i>for Toyota</i><p>Back in January, Tesla Motors introduced “Summon,” a feature that allows many of its newer vehicles to park themselves. Using a smartphone or key fob, car owners can remotely command their vehicles to open garage doors, enter, park themselves and shut down. When …

The Raspberry Pi Has Revolutionized Emulation

Every geek goes through a phase where they discover emulation. It's practically a rite of passage.I think I spent most of my childhood – and a large …

Raspberry Pi

ABRA's Darkwave EP 'PRINCESS' is the New Teenage Dream

'PRINCESS' spans the wild evolution of popular music in the last 30 years.<p><i>Image courtesy of Remote Control</i><p>ABRA, the Atlanta-based songwriter, producer and singer, refuses to be categorised into any cheesy new definitions of genre (“PBRnB” I’m looking at you). Drawing on influences as diverse as 90s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How We’ll Put a Carbon Nanotube Computer in Your Hand

Circuits built from carbon nanotubes will give silicon real competition Illustration: Eddie Guy Illustration: Eddie Guy <b>The silicon semiconductor</b> …

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Stanford Professor's Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation<p>In the best way possible, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson‘s new house is like a giant Erector Set, snapped together in less than a week on an irregular, pie-shaped lot near the …

A 23-year-old rapper who refuses to sign a record deal is tearing up the hip-hop world all by himself

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, "Coloring Book," released in May, is one of the best-reviewed albums of the year and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 list. It's the first streaming-only album to chart on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

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> …

Graphic Design

The sticky note that made Canada Post think like a startup

<i>Deepak Chopra is chief executive officer of Canada Post.</i><p>Five years ago, I was barely 30 days on the job when I found myself reading a proposal to downsize a small innovation team. A yellow sticky note on the cover said, "Sorry, this proposal got caught in the transition, please sign and return back …

Mike Brooks On How He Created a Well-Worn Universe for His Novel Dark Run

There’s a category of science fiction that we really like: the well-worn space opera. Spaceships, crews, mysterious cargos, smuggling runs across the …

Science Fiction

This Teen Discovered An Ancient Mayan City By Studying The Stars

Remember when you were little and you’d obsess over things? Things like Pokemon cards or My Little Pony? Maybe you remember doing everything you could to soak up all of the Transformers knowledge out there. Over time, though, you probably moved on… at least a little. Kids ultimately get caught up …

Teen Uses Google Maps to Discover What Could Be Ancient Mayan Site

Unfortunately, the driving directions are pretty beastly.<p>Next time you think there's nothing left to explore—that GPS and satellites have already discovered everything on Earth—just think about the 15-year-old kid from Canada who discovered an ancient Mayan city, The Fire Mouth.<p>It sounds like a …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

The funny things happening on the way to singularity

John Hauer Contributor<p>John Hauer is the CEO of Get3DSmart.com<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The diagnosis and the cure of automation<br>• Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between<p>People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The …

You can stay in 15 architectural masterpieces on Airbnb for anywhere from $77 to $3,750 a night

Airbnb shared a curated list of 15 of its magnificent homes with Tech Insider. Keep scrolling to check out these spaces, which range from $77 to $3,750 a night.

5 folder secrets every Windows user needs to know

If you have photographs, videos, documents and PDFs saved to your computer, and who doesn't, you're using folders to organize them. Just like their real-world counterparts, folders are useful to keep your information organized.<p>Unfortunately, as you get more files and more folders, in no time you go …

Netflix: 10 New Additions You Should Watch This April

by Jake Black<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Let’s breathe a sigh of relief; we’ve all made it through the winter. The worst is past, the sun is coming, and spring is …

Solar powering your home? An accountant and an economist weigh in

This past year, our family's combined monthly electric and gas utility bill hit $500 for the first time. It wouldn't be the last. In fact, even though we use roughly the same amount of energy we always have — perhaps even less — exorbitant energy costs appear to be the new normal for us.<p>This …

Solar Power

These $150,000 Prefab Houses Don’t Need Any Energy From The Grid

Deltec’s factory-built houses get their power from solar panels—and incredible gains in efficiency.<p>When a home-building company called Deltec Homes first launched in 1968, they focused on designing houses that could survive a hurricane. Now one of their main focuses is a different challenge—how to …

Thousands Of People Are Sharing Diplo's Facebook Post About Filming "Lean On" In India

"We are feeling like the rebel alliance against the death star of pop YouTube. One love."<p>View this post on Facebook

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

A Harvard psychologist describes a simple exercise to reduce your anxiety in stressful situations

There's a simpler and more effective way to beat anxiety. The trick? Remind yourself of what you value most.<p>In her new book "Presence," Amy Cuddy, the Harvard psychologist who popularized the idea of "power posing" to increase confidence, offers a simple exercise to get over your nerves. Take a few …

Psychology

This Singapore apartment complex was just voted the best new building in the world

One of the most prestigious prizes in architecture has just been awarded to a housing complex in Singapore.<p>The judges at the World Architecture Festival 2015, which ran from November 4 to 6, has bestowed its top honor, the World Building of the Year Award, upon an apartment complex known as The …

Architecture