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An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Practical Architect Uses Design/Build Skills to Erect Beautiful Family Home for $180,000 Less Than Quoted Price

Zui Ng's "Chameleon Shotgun House"<p>This is well worth the watch. Houston-based architect Zui Ng used a host of brilliant principles, intelligent …

The Scoop On America's Top 50 Ice Creameries: Is San Francisco On Top?

Citywide, OaklandPhoto: Jeffrey P./Yelp<br>With summer right around the corner, ice cream shops around the country are about to get a lot busier. But …

'4-Hour Workweek' author credits a simple 3-step exercise with putting him on the path to success

There was a moment in 2004 when he reached a turning point, he said in the TED Talk he gave this April in Vancouver.<p>That year, a friend died of pancreatic cancer and the girlfriend Ferriss planned on marrying broke up with him. He spent virtually all of his time working on his nutritional …

Self-improvement

Tiny house GIF shows how to build one from scratch

So you want to DIY a tiny house?<p>While we love to share awesome tiny houses you can order directly from builders, some folks might prefer to roll up their sleeves and build the whole thing themselves. After all, DIY design and construction offers the most customization in terms of layouts, …

House Design

Status Matches: How To Gain Elite Status With Every Airline In The World

Status matches might just be the best-kept secret of frequent flyers, given that elite airline status, in a lot of ways, has become the holy grail. When you have it, the airport experience can be a dream, yet when you don’t, it can be downright horrific.<p>So the question becomes, how can you …

Meet the Mindfulness Guru Billionaires Go to For Advice

Money can buy you a Lamborghini, but it won't make you happy. This will.<p>I was surprised to learn just how many billionaires are depressed. Despite all of their money, fame and success, some of the most remarkable people on earth wake up lacking the sense of fulfillment that they'd hoped success …

Self-improvement

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

When the going gets tough, true leaders take action.<p>Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the …

Tesla

Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley

George Burke has a talent for tossing back his daily cocktail — which contains vitamins, minerals, muscle-building compounds, some little-known research drugs and a microdose of LSD — in almost a single gulp. It’s a weird but handy trick for someone who swallows 25 pills a day, most of them …

Silicon Valley

Woodworking: 6 houses you can build yourself

Who knew that building your own home out of wood would actually be easy?<p>Having a home that we own is often a goal for many of us. In fact, it doesn't …

Sustainable Architecture

DIY: 11 steps to building your own home

Building your own home might sound extreme, but having the simple process laid out before you will make it all the more easy.<p>Are you looking for …

Jackson Pollock

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Self-improvement

Self-navigating cargo ships are coming to an ocean near you

Diminutive drones may be getting all the attention when it comes to the autonomous delivery of goods, but gigantic cargo ships, too, are expected to …

Healthy And Delicious Vegan Burger Recipes To Try This BBQ Season

Sara Forte, the brains behind healthy-eating, veggie-heavy blog Sprouted Kitchen, shared her wonderful Mushroom Burger with Asian Slaw recipe with …

Food

Live-Bait Manual: 10 Simple Rigs for Big Fish

When you absolutely, positively have to catch a fish, live bait is the only way to go, period. While artificial lures are variously new, improved, or …

Fishing

This white reporter from Pittsburgh dressed like a black man for 30 days to expose Southern racism

The new book ‘30 Days a Black Man’ looks back at his story<p>In 1948, a white, Pittsburgh-based journalist named Ray Sprigle laid out in the punishing …

The Top 6 Priorities for Building High-Performance Organizations of Tomorrow

The global business landscape is changing faster than ever before. Don't get left behind. Prioritize and execute.<p>As a former Navy SEAL, we were always operating in VUCA (volatile-uncertain-complex-ambiguous) environments. That acronym is now widely used in the global business environment, and it's …

Employee Engagement

Better Bonfire? Leave Out The Smoke

A double-wall steel case and unique ‘secondary combustion’ features create a new kind of campfire experience.<p><b>Backyard fire pits are pretty great.</b> But …

Outdoors Gear

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

Motivation

This Study Hack From a Stanford Researcher Gets A's out of B+ Students

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Teaching

4 Quick Tricks: Exercises to sharpen your surf game

<b>Surf Fitness</b><p><b>From core strengthening to increasing endurance, these four exercises can help you this summer</b><p><b>Surfersvillage Global Surf News</b>, 8 June, …

Extreme Sports

Chicken Pad See Ew (Broad Rice Noodles Fried with Soy Sauce)

Pad See Ew is a delicious Thai noodle dish made with flat, wide rice noodles fried in soy sauce with meat, egg and vegetables. This recipe for pad …

Go Beyond the City: This Is the Best Hiking in San Francisco

Hiking in San Francisco is one of our favorite things to do. Because the Bay Area city is so hilly and on an incline almost everywhere, it’s a …

Hiking

Our favorite Bay Area Instagram photos from May

May was a month of change in the Bay Area. The winter rains receded, and spring (with Karl the Fog in tow) once again settled into the region. But our monthly Instagram round-up of our favorite photos features a healthy mix of our favorite "Fogstagrams" and sunnier shots showing the beauty of the …

Pluspuu Log Cabins

Using the latest innovations in Finnish woodworking, the Pluspuu Log Cabins give the traditional mountain home a modern revise. The collection …

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

Exercise

The World's Most Breathtaking Country Is a Cinch for Americans to Move To

S S am Rozitis and her partner Kevin weren’t keen on sticking around central Canada after college. Spending three years building a resume to get an …

10 Succulents That Thrive Indoors

Don’t Let Past Failures Deter You<p>Although it’s tempting to snip some cuttings and bring indoors all the fabulous succulents that thrive in the …

Hands Down: These Are the Best Places to Get Your Hair Done in San Francisco

Reasonable price, convenient location, and a talented stylist are just a few of the things we look for in a hair salon. And while we have yet to find …

Hair

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do)

You will find the founders and CEOs of some of the best companies in the world, including The Container Store, Nordstrom, and Zappos, displaying these unconventional traits.<p>I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great …

Leadership