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8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

11 Little Ways To Focus On Your Own Self-Improvement

Even if your life is going swimmingly, there is always room to focus on self-improvement. But this never more so the case than when your life has …

Obama Administration

Microsoft’s AI has learnt how to write it’s own code and create its own programs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>An AI that can code and build new computer programs from scratch could change the world, give rise to a whole new generation …

Spotify Playlists To Fuel Your Coding And Design Sessions

Get Into The Flow<p>Positive psychology describes <i>flow</i> as the mental state when you get fully immersed in what you’re doing, feeling energized, focused, …

WTF Workouts: Do You Have What It Takes to Complete Them?

<b>WTF workouts are challenging</b>. If you can complete them, you must be in fine shape. They can be brutal and can lead to you saying, "Why the flip am I …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

20 Hilarious Comics That Get Real About Fatherhood

From chasing after kids to completely giving up on privacy, dads know that parenting is no picnic. But there are many occasions for humor and lightness.<p>In honor of Father's Day, we put together a roundup of hilarious and heartwarming dad-themed comics. Enjoy the fatherly fun below:

Parenting

I’m a rocket scientist designing wood stoves that burn without smoking–to save lives and save the planet

“Where did you put the smoke?”<p>When you hear that, you know a village demo is going well. It’s one of the best reactions we get in the field when we take our stove out into a public space, light a fire with a few pieces of wood, and gather a crowd just as a bright orange flame pops out from the top …

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

Selling

If you drop an ant from the top of the Empire State Building, will it die?

Please tell me I need to know<p>One of the benefits of being (somewhat) bilingual is you get double the internet content. I feel very blessed to be able to enjoy both American internet full of dat bois and amusing Chrome extensions, and Korean internet, full of Zootopia memes and fan art. Korean …

Swimming Pools

Scientists turn carbon dioxide into stone to combat global warming

And it works much faster than expected<p>Researchers have developed a way to capture and store carbon dioxide by turning it into stone. Their technique, described in a paper published this week in the journal <i>Science</i>, could provide a safer, faster way to sequester CO2 and limit global …

Climate Change

We’re Reinventing the Sandwich and Using the Bread As the FILLING!

Our minds are officially blown. Bread on the inside of our sandwich? Yes, it’s true. And you know what that means? A) They’re low calorie and low carb (if that’s what you’re into), but you can still enjoy <i>some</i> bread. After all, who doesn’t love bread (especially these no-knead bread recipes)? B) …

Breakfast

Part microbe, part machine: Bionic leaf sucks up carbon dioxide as it makes liquid fuel

A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in the journal Science, offer an alternative path to making carbon-neutral solar fuels.<p>Part microbe …

How to do the most work in the shortest time

Here are eight simple rules to be time-efficient (so you can do some really focused work when you’ve finished). What are you waiting for?<p>We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an …

Time Management

Want to Be a Great Leader? Ask Yourself These Questions Weekly | Inc.com

Whether you're running a business, an aspiring entrepreneur, or somebody with big dreams, achieving requires that you have goals, plans, and a way to hold yourself accountable. If you really want to stay on track, a weekly check-in can be a valuable tool.<p>Spend some time every week with these …

Motivation

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought

And it's giving Einstein a run for his money<p>A beautiful thing about science is that it’s constantly revised. In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was expanding. This means that the galaxies around ours are moving away from us as space is also expanding. As my Astronomy 101 professor …

Universe

Berlin clubbers are now snorting chocolate to get high

Looking to score tonight? Well, according to reports from Berlin – the home of Berghain, techno and three-day club nights – it may be more easy (and legal) than you think. Residents of the German capital have apparently chosen chocolate as their brand new drug of choice; snorting it at electronic …

Why Are We Still Teaching Kids Cursive?

It's pretty, but only if you practice all the time...which no one does.<p><i>Why Is This Still a Thing</i> <i>is a column exploring the anachronistic, seemingly-outdated technology that surrounds us. New columns appear every Friday.</i><p>If you've recently seen a teen text or even a toddler wield a smartphone, it's …

Calligraphy

41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most | Inc.com

Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times when you need some inspiration.<p>Here's some collected wisdom to help motivate you …

Motivation

Why It’s Better To Be Liked Than To Be Respected

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

Leadership

Getting Ripped on the Road

Don’t tackle that resolution alone. These trips will teach you skills, lead you up summits, and leave you plenty of time to relax.<p>Lausanne, Switzerland<p>The hardest thing about training for a triathlon is the tedium. Mix it up with one of Brevet’s new five-day training camps in the Swiss Alps, based …

Adventure Travel

This palm-sized 'selfie drone' fits in your pocket and has foldable blades

Drones are the new hotness in the gadget world and no one makes better drones than DJI. But while DJI's Phantom 4 is both super smart and easy to …

​We Asked an Expert if Shark Attacks Are Really Getting Worse Because of Climate Change

Shark attacks are really just "love taps."<p>Every summer, our collective obsession with sharks fucking humans up rears its ugly head. Ever since Jaws dah-domped its way into our collective unconscious, society has gone into a mass freakout over "man-eating" sharks, which manifests in sensational …

InterAct
Machine Learning