Kiran Shastri

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Can You Find the Perfectly-Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden On This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

United's crazy low fare sale from SFO

Big fare discounts from United just keep coming<p>United has been on a tear this week with tons of low fares for winter trips from the Bay Area. At TravelSkills, we can barely keep up! Take a look at these jaw droppers:<p>First it was Hawaii roundtrips at $325, which seemed like a great deal until fares …

4 rituals that will make you mentally strong

Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn’t. Why?<p>Because there have been good solutions to the …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Just Try Not to White-Knuckle Your Way Through This Unbelievably Tense Short Horror Film

A desperate woman trapped on a smooth precipice tries to figure out how to keep from plunging into an abyss of certain death. The premise of …

Where to see the best wildflower shows around Los Angeles

If you haven't seen a blazing hillside of California poppies in the last few weeks, you just aren't paying attention — or going to the right places. Drive to a park in just about any direction away from downtown Los Angeles, and you're bound to see one of the best wildflower displays in …

California

A physics genius reveals the smartest way to inspire a child's love of math and science

Theoretical physicist and one of the world's leading string field theorists, Brian Greene came by to discuss how to get kids fired up over science.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series. The third event …

6 Must-Know Tech Hacks for Planning an Awesome Last-Minute Road Trip

Do you have these apps for the long weekend?<p>In the event that you are behind on this weekend's planning, do not panic. We've got you covered. We took off a week early with a group of editors in a Toyota Prius C, Scion iA, and iM and are here to present you with a master list of hacks so good you'll …

Hacking

JET.COM FOUNDER: This is what makes Jet different from Amazon

Walmart is buying Jet.com in the largest e-commerce acquisition in history. We interviewed Jet.com CEO and cofounder Marc Lore in October 2015. During the interview, he explained what makes Jet.com different from Amazon.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Grizzly Bear Kills Biker Near Glacier National Park

A grizzly bear attacked and killed a mountain biker riding along a trail outside Glacier National Park in Montana on Wednesday.<p>Brad Treat, 38, and …

Hike Through History on the Infamous Donner Pass Trails

Donner Pass (about 9 miles west of Truckee) is most famous for its role in destroying the unfortunate Donner Party more than 150 years ago. If the …

Hiking

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

Want to Code? A University Degree Might be a Huge Waste of Time

A lot of people think they need a university degree to get a job as a software engineer.<p>A few days ago, I published a post called “Learn to Code: 13 …

Geoffrey Hinton, the 'godfather' of deep learning, on AlphaGo

Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of ‘deep learning’—which helped Google’s AlphaGo beat a grandmaster—on the past, present and future of AI<p>In the right …

Artificial Intelligence

16 Best YouTube Channels To Start Learning Web Development

Want to be a web developer but <b>not sure where to start</b> or<b> which programming language to begin with</b>? There are plenty of resources you can fall back on …

Programming

Want an open-source deep learning framework? Take your pick

Earlier this week, Google made a splash when it released its <b>TensorFlow</b> artificial intelligence software on GitHub under an open-source license. Google has a sizable stable of AI talent, and AI is working behind the scenes in popular products, including Gmail and Google search, so AI tools from …

Machine Learning

You Must Be Happy: What the Commercialization of Feelings Does to Workers

The end of capitalism has often been imagined as a crisis of epic proportions. Perhaps a financial crisis will occur that is so vast not even …

Burnout

Are computers making our lives too easy?

It’s easy to assume that automating everything will lead to a better world. Computers that supercharge our productivity. Apps that make life faster …

Singularity

CEO Sundays: 5 Reasons Research Professors Make the Best Tech Startup Founders

As a research professor, I played a role in both developing cutting-edge technologies and inspiring the next generation of tech professionals. I …

Startups

Data Science From Scratch: First Principles with Python

I am super-excited to announce that the book I've been working on for more than the last year, <i>Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python</i> …

Data Science

How To Become A Hacker

<b>Revision History</b><p>Revision 1.50<p>06 October 2017<p>esr<p>Link to "Things Every Hacker Once Knew." Mention USB-stick distros. Mant updated translation …

60 Free CS College Courses to Take Online in 2015

Spoiler alert: computer science is in. Like, it’s really in – so far in, it’s reached the center of the Tootsie Roll pop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Of all the things …

18 free and widely used Open Source NoSQL Databases - Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.

NoSQL is a new breed of database management systems that fundamentally differ from relational database systems. These databases do not require tables …

My amazing arranged marriage: I resisted at first

I resisted at first, confused about love, and whether I should find it myself. I see it differently 19 years later<p>My father’s phone call at work that morning changed everything. “Don’t go out with your friends tonight. We’ve made dinner plans for you.” I knew what that meant. And there was no …

Mobile Verification Service Zumigo Closes $6 Million Series B Round Led By Intel Capital

Mobile device and location verification service Zumigo closed a Series B funding round led by Intel Capital on Friday, reporting it raised $6 million.<p>Zumigo wants to take the password out of the authentication process. Using the location of your phone, Zumigo can identify whether you’ve made a …