Mahima Rao

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John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Popular Fiction

1. DO — WRITE A PAGE EVERY DAYThat’s about 200 words, or 1,000 words a week. Do that for two years and you’ll have a novel that’s long enough.Nothing …

Writing

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

There aren't many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas.<p>In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand …

How To Discover What You Really Want To Do

Imagine you had a roadmap to meaningful work.<p>We’re all chasing that one true goal: finding work that <i>feels good</i>. At times, it can seem as though the dream of waking up every day and loving your job has been placed in the rear view mirror. But is there a way to finally get what we want? Can we truly …

Hung Up

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

The scary, unimpeachable evidence that climate change is already here

When Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump about his thoughts on climate change, the president-elect responded, “Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.” He’s not alone; according to Pew Research less than half …

Global Warming

51 Iconic Tech Gadgets Through the Years From 1966 to Today

Take a trip down tech memory lane.<p>From the first home microwave oven, through the Apple 1 computer, all the way to AI-powered robots you can play with, we take a look at 50 iconic products that defined technology for the past 50 years. Take a walk down tech memory lane and shop their contemporaries.

Nikon Cameras

Why These Artificial Intelligence Startups Joined Salesforce, Amazon, and Uber

Say you’re a giant company that’s heard about a fancy “new” technology called artificial intelligence and you’re interested in adding some …

7 Ways to Hack Your Way to More Storage in the Living Room

A living room closet is a godsend, a convenient place to cram all your belongings so your living room can be clutter-free for relaxing and …

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016 | Updated on May 3, …

Retirement

10 Success lessons from Napoleon Hill – “Rich Man, Poor Man” for entrepreneurs

Share119<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+17<p>Shares 357<p>Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers …

Motivation

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

3 Genius Ways to Ditch Popcorn Ceilings

Buh-bye, eyesore!<p>We love old homes, but that doesn't mean we need to live with '80s trends that quickly turned into modern nightmares. Give your rooms a makeover from the top down with these impressive DIY fixes for popcorn ceilings.

Home Improvement

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Cosmologist’s tweet appears to confirm rumours of discovery that could ‘open a new window on the universe’<p>Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State …

Physics

The scientists whose garden unlocked the secret to good health

When Anne Biklé and David Montgomery fed their failing soil with organic matter, they were astonished by the results. Stimulating the microbes that live beneath the surface led the garden to flourish. Then, when Biklé was diagnosed with cancer, the couple had an idea…<p>Juicy is the best word to …

Gardening

10 Simple Steps to Clarity

"I can't focus, my mind's all over the place!" If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say this to me, I'd be rich. I hear friends say they take on a million tasks at once and they're onto the next task before finishing the first one -- which really means nothing ever gets done.<p>Our minds …

The 5 Drinks That Can Help Fight Aging

Drink to your health.<p>You won't find the fountain of youth in anti-aging creams or potions. Anti-aging begins on the inside. Here are some delicious drinks that can help turn back the clock -- inside and out.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>8 Exercises to Reduce the Effects of Aging

Wellness

20 Things Women with Amazing Abs Do Every Day

Make their tricks yours and flat abs should — in theory — follow.<p>Amazing abs are much easier to envy than to come by — and it's no secret that perfect abs take a whole lot of work. To get the core you want, just follow the daily practices of women with the strongest, flattest abs:<p>Carmel Rodriguez, …

The Interesting Literary Origins of ‘Selfie’, ‘Unfriended’, ‘Twerk’, and Other Modern Words

The true origins of some modern additions to the Oxford English Dictionary and other ‘new’ words This post is a sort of sequel to our earlier post, …

Literature

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

New Species of Human Relative Discovered in South African Cave

The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced today (Sept. 10) by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), the …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

India's Mars orbiter captures beautiful 3D images of the red planet

The Indian Space Research Organisation has released a series of beautiful images taken by the country's Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter. The images reveal striking details of the Ophir Chasma, a canyon that spans about 186 miles of the planet’s surface.<p>(Indian Space Research Organisation)<p>The orbiter marks …

9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

<i>By Heike Young</i><p>No matter how good you are at your job, you probably often think: <i>I could be doing more</i>.<p>Call it work-life balance, work-life …

10 Things You Must Give Up To Move Forward