Logan Hanson

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Hiking

Shocker: Tech’s widening gender gap is all about the bro-ification of Silicon Valley

Last week some sobering news came to us via USA Today.<p>Well, it was sobering news if you care about equality in the tech world, which not everyone …

The White House open sources President Obama’s Facebook Messenger bot

The White House today shared open source code for President Obama’s Facebook Messenger bot to help other governments build their own bots.<p>The White House says it’s sharing the code “with the hope that other governments and developers can build similar services — and foster similar connections with …

Google and Facebook are destined to wage a decade-long war for the future

Back in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his grand ten-year roadmap, showing the company's trajectory from now through 2026.<p>Here's that slide again, in case you missed it:<p>It points the way to Facebook's ideal future: A world where everybody's connected to the internet, where we talk to …

Virtual Reality

4 Reasons Why Introverts Can Be Successful Entrepreneurs

Introverts get a bad rap. They’re often viewed as shy, aloof, antisocial, or just plain weird. But when it comes to entrepreneurship, it appears that …

College & University
Google Play

10 Success lessons from Gary Vaynerchuk – “Wine World's Superstar” for entrepreneurs

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share11<p>+11<p>Shares 17<p>A lifelong entrepreneur and longtime tech investor, VaynerMedia cofounder and CEO Gary Vaynerchuk has invested in more …

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating a router's firmware can help improve or even repair a faulty internet connection.<p>Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when …

Wi-Fi

Flex, a tampon alternative you can wear during sex, just raised $1 million

The Flex Company, the makers of a disc-shaped tampon alternative, has raised $1 million from Y Combinator, Amplify.LA and several others and acquired menstrual disc competitor Softcup for an undisclosed amount.<p>Flex now owns all of the market’s menstrual disc products, which the company says are …

Women's Health

The Complete Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

When visitors enter Rocky Mountain National Park and approach veteran ranger Barry Sweet, he asks them a series of questions that goes something like …

5 Landlocked countries that make for a different Travel Experience

There are 48 countries completely surrounded by land in the world which includes a few with access to enclosed seas. Switzerland is ofcourse the most …

8 Dorm Room Food Hacks

Heading off to college can be a big adjustment for anyone: there are new people to meet, new enrollment systems to figure out, and too many social …

Pope refuses to equate Islam with violence

Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young towards terrorism.<p>"I don't think it is right to equate Islam with violence," he told journalists during his return from a trip to Poland.<p>Pope Francis …

This GitHub repo teaches you basic Web design in 4 minutes

Web design sounds like a simple principle, but it’s not easy — and there’s a lot to it. There’s a GitHub repo that promises to get you up and running in as little as four minutes.<p>Really, its a base for a tutorial that seems to show how the website you end up on was built. It walks you through …

Science: Making Art Reduces Stress (Even If You're Terrible at It)

Even off-key warbling and wonky stick figures help lower stress, a new study shows.<p>As bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert has pointed out, there's no such thing as an uncreative person -- if you're alive, you're creative. Yet as we grow up into serious adults, many of us stop engaging in the …

Art

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Robin Williams

12 Ingenious Travel Hacks Everyone Should Know

Harry Potter's Magic Invisibility Cloak Is Not So Far-Fetched - Scientists Develop a Concealing Nano-Material

In an instance of science bridging the gap with fantasy and science fiction, researchers took a major step in creating an invisibility cloak. They …

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Hospitality

Rate of species decline 'no longer within safe limit' for humans, experts warn

Animal and plant species are declining so quickly that world biodiversity loss is no longer within a “safe limit” and could start to threaten much of …

Ecology

How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.<p>On the outskirts of Beijing, a small …

Humanity

6 Things Recruiters Look For in Your LinkedIn Profile

The saying, as it goes, is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Most people in the job market barely even get a first …

Employment