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The Best Books About Science of 2016

Take a journey to the edge of human knowledge and beyond with one of these mind-boggling page-turners

Science

Year in review 2016: The 50 most important stories about birds and birders - BirdWatching

Year in review 2016: Tricolored Heron at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach Florida, July 16, 2015, by Marilynne Strazzeri. View photo.<p>hat a year …

Nature

Here are 25 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz, the head of exchange-traded funds at JonesTrading, recently released his annual "Spring Break reading" list.<p>Over 600 Wall Streeters around the world contributed to this list of great books for outdoor reading.<p>From science-fiction thrillers to business profiles, the full list is stellar, …

Simon & Schuster

Most Popular Spices by Cuisine

With the explosion of cooking shows on TV and more information on recipes from far away places available on the internet Americans are more willing …

Spices

Windows 10 problem solvers: My must-have utilities (and many are free)

Overcome annoyances and solve problems<p>Windows 10 comes with plenty of awesome built-in apps, but sometimes... I want more. When I need to support …

Linux

The Best Features of the Alexa Phone App You Might Not Know About

The big appeal of the Amazon Echo is that you can get things done without touching your phone. So, you might’ve missed that the Alexa app you used to …

8 Great Chapter Books for Third Graders

Wondering what book to pick up for your third grader?<p>As they develop more independence and the ability to read longer and more complex stories, the …

Education

How Can I Find Out If Someone’s Stealing My Wi-Fi?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Lately it seems like my high speed connection is bogged down, and I'm getting a creepy feeling that someone's stealing my bandwidth …

Wi-Fi

Redwood National Park Is Simply Unbelievable

More Than Just Parks' latest film, <i>Redwood</i>, comes after several weeks spent exploring Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California. The parks are home to the tallest trees in the world, which can reach staggering heights of over 360 feet. Combine the incredible trees with miles of …

National Parks

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

iOS

Tips for keeping Pinewood Derby 'dynamos' focused on fun

Boy Scouts of America

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Is This the Underground Everest?

Far beneath a remote mountain range in Uzbekistan, explorers are delving into a labyrinth that could be the world's deepest cave.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>‘Don’t worry, you can’t get lost down here.’</b> Larisa Pozdnyakova’s words, in her thick Russian …

Adventure Travel

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the paprika, mustard powder, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture …

Back Pain

How to Choose and Buy Your First Kettlebell

If you’d rather not fight for kettlebells at the gym or just want to work out at home, one well-chosen kettlebell is versatile, compact, and pretty …

5 Ways to Connect With Your Daughter | National Center for Fathering

Dad, connecting with your daughter is one of the most important things you can do with her. Setting time aside for moments to connect can shape the …

How to avoid the 7 most common mistakes of Big Data analysis

One of the coolest things about being a data scientist is being industry-agnostic. You could dive into gigabytes or even petabytes of data from any …

The Best Password Managers

If you’re not using a password manager, start now. As we wrote in Password Managers Are for Everyone—Including You, a password manager makes you less …

Chromebook

Let’s Learn JavaScript Closures

Closures are a fundamental JavaScript concept that every serious programmer should know inside-out.<p>The Internet is packed with great explanations of …

JavaScript

Top 5 Benefits of Docker

In case you missed my webinar, you can still watch the recording on YouTube. Or check out the slides.<p>Benefit 1: Solve "Works on My Machine" …

DevOps

The Best Books of 2016

6 toys that will make your kids actually like learning

<i>– Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Educational toys don't …

Kids

I've run my first design sprint and it's been awesome: this is what I learned

An incredibly powerful tool for product design<p>You are at the very beginning of a new project. You feel the incredibly fast pace of change of the …

Product Management

CIA declassified its map collection on Flickr and it is totally awesome

“An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information and intelligence in support …

Infographics

I Took Squat Breaks At Work Every Day For A Month, And Here's What Happened

My usual "strength training" consists of half-heartedly doing crunches after an easy run or hauling a dangerously full basket of groceries around the …

Workouts
Silicon Valley

How To Survive Sitting in an Office All Day

<b>Although it’s “just a desk job,” working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies.</b><p>If you’re somebody who spends all day at a desk and …

Productivity

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It

Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has …

Wellness