Michael Clancy

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Landlords demand rent for flooded homes from Hurricane Harvey victims

Victims of Hurricane Harvey have spoken out after landlords demanded rent from their flooded, uninhabitable homes.<p>As they piece their lives back together, buying new furniture and other belongings after replacing those lost and finding alternate accommodation, some have been slapped with fees from …

Housing

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science …

Peer Review

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

Self-improvement

7 Things You Should Do When Launching Your Startup

These tasks will take your business from "good enough" to "ready to go" in no time at all.<p>You've most likely spent weeks, months, or perhaps years on planning the launch of your small business. Finally, your product or service is just about ready to enter the world, and you're excited enough to …

Marketing

Stanford's humanoid robot explores an abandoned shipwreck

Want to know everything about your town or job? This site will show you

Welcome to Data USA! MIT Media Lab has released Data USA, an open source data visualization engine loaded with all publicly available U.S. data. The …

MIT Media Lab

This Real Life Popeye Doesn't Need any Spinach. Look At Those Huge Hands!

This Real Life Popeye Doesn’t Need any Spinach. Look At Those Huge Hands!<p>Jason Lazarus August 18, 2015 1519<p>When you were younger — possibly yesterday …

Animated Holiday Scene Projector Brings Halloween, Christmas To Life Right In Our Windows

Jason Lazarus September 25, 2017 3302<p>We are, far and away, much bigger fans of handmade or at least tangible holiday decorations. Even we have to …

Igloo Party Bar Lights Up Our Tailgating Parties From Here To The Super Bowl

Jason Lazarus October 16, 2015 362<p>Allow us to level with you: though the year’s highest party season has come and gone, you have absolutely no reason …

Glow In The Dark Beer Pong Table Is The Blitzed Shenanigans TRON Intended

Jason Lazarus October 24, 2015 3534<p>Think of it as being basically like a kegger held in The Grid. Nobody tip off the MCP.<p>BYODPS. That is, Bring Your …

Beer Pong

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective | Inc.com

It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. Amid these expectations, and these are but a …

Apps

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Stormy Sunrise

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

How Much Does It Cost to Make a Custom Website?

In some ways, creating a website is a lot like building a house. There are endless options depending on what you need and want. Each and every website design project, like every house, is always different.<p>After 15 years in the website design and digital marketing industry, the question I most …

Project Management

The water wars are coming: Civilization will never survive climate calamity

Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference<p>At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held. Officially known as the 21st …

Middle East

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

Genetics

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

Prototyping With WordPress: No Coding Required

WordPress is a powerful CMS but it can also be used to build fully functional prototypes. Headway theme’s drag and drop visual editor allows you to create and experiment with different layouts including fixed width and responsive designs. Use the prototypes to collect feedback, test for usability …

Intelligent people's brains wired differently to those with fewer intellectual abilities, says study

The brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of …

The Brain

Snapchat is on track to generate $100 million in revenue

The mobile messaging company is also ramping up its advertising efforts, wasting no time in transforming its new selfie-photo feature into a money-making, ad-friendly product.<p>According to the FT, Snapchat will start pushing "sponsored lenses" later this month to brands, which can pay $450,000 for a …

Advertising

Amazon to stop selling rival streaming devices made by Google and Apple

Internet retailer says removing products that do not work with its TV service will avoid 'customer confusion'<p>Amazon.com will stop selling media streaming devices from Google and Apple that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote …

Televisions

Peeple app will let everyone you know rate you like a restaurant, whether you like it or not

For a long time, my roommate has been threatening to create a Yelp page for me, just so that he can give me a low rating on my cooking ability. Now he won’t have to do that, because a group of insane people have actually gotten together and made a Yelp for human beings, it’s an Android app called …

Apps

Asus joins Samsung, Sony, and Dell in bundling Microsoft apps on Android

At a time when Google's tight grip over Android is arousing interest from antitrust regulators, Microsoft is doing a pretty good job of getting its services onto its competitor's platform. In a joint statement with Asus on Thursday, Microsoft revealed it has expanded a patent-licensing deal with …

Android News

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Startups

Ad-blocking software threatens growing, critical realm of digital ads

The media industry is facing a moment of reckoning.<p>Like never before, consumers have the ability to reject the intrusion of digital advertising. Apple Inc.'s announcement in June that the latest update to its mobile operating system would allow people to download ad blockers for its Safari Web …

Digital Advertising

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<i>This project was a collaboration between 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). The team was led by Mollie Ruskin (USDS) and Julia Elman (18F) and</i> …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

Internet of Things

The despicable backlash against Ahmed Mohamed: It’s nothing new for white America to see the gifted “other” as its greatest threat

When the left and right start sounding alike on racism and xenophobia, history has taught me to listen<p>For a period of about 24 hours Ahmed Mohamed was a genuine feel-good story, the story of the Internet coming together to help a 14-year-old black Muslim kid who’d been wrongfully arrested for a …

World Trade Center