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4 Ways to Remember Everything You Learn

If you’re going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge:<p>knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or …

Adidas Partners with Conservationists to Create Shoes Made out of Ocean Trash

Sports retailer Adidas recently teamed up with a conservation organization called Parley for the Oceans to put the ocean's overwhelming amount of trash to good use. In a world's first prototype, the two groups created a shoe whose upper construction was harvested from ocean plastic and illegal …

Shoes

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

Android Phones

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Wall Street

Iran uses the pen and the sword against Islamic State

Whether the pen is mightier than the sword may be open for debate, but one country is taking no chances and using both weapons in the fight against<p>Islamic Statemilitants.<p>Iran, which has provided military aid to the Iraqi and Syrian governments in their battles against the Islamist extremist …

Middle East

The Walk - Trailer 2

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

70+ Ideas for Developing Unstoppable Motivation in Pursuit of Your Goals

Zig Ziglar<p>People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.<p><b>The Truth About Motivation</b><p>Have …

The World's Easiest Way to Be More Productive | Inc.com

Taking lots of breaks might not sound like the route to incredible productivity, but according to tons of research, giving yourself regular breathers is a sure-fire way to get more done. One study showed 20 minutes of yoga could significantly improve brain functioning, another that a quick nap …

Wall Art

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

Emotional Pain Chart

Immortal but Damned to Hell on Earth - The Atlantic

Imagine a supercomputer so advanced that it could hold the contents of a human brain. The Google engineer Ray Kurzweil famously believes that this will be possible by 2045. Organized technologists are seeking to transfer human personalities to non-biological carriers, “extending life, including to …

Singularity

A Beginners Guide To Meditation

11 critical things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>Time is really the only capital …

Craftsman Fills Chicago's Potholes with Playful Mosaics of Ice Cream

Recently, colorful works of art have been appearing within potholes along Chicago's deteriorated roadways. To make these scarred areas beautiful, artist Jim Bachor has started filling cracked asphalt with mosaics of ice cream for a project known as <i>Treats in the Streets</i>. Each piece perfectly blends …

Roads

Toddler Throws Tantrum in Front of President Obama

Well, <i>someone’s</i> not very happy about meeting President Obama.<p>A toddler visiting the White House in April for Passover dinner had a fit and threw …

30 Photographs Capturing the End of World War II in Europe

On May 8, 1945, Germany conceded World War II and the world celebrated.<p>On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, ending World War II in the West. The next day, parades marched, kisses flew, beer flowed, and the globe erupted in celebration. Though the Pacific theater continued to …

Winston Churchill

The yearbook photos of 13 famous titans of tech

From Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, we've collected some of the most hilarious, awkward, and (sometimes) suave yearbook photos of some of the world's most famous leaders in tech.

Silicon Valley

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Lifehacks

The amazing psychedelic GIF art of Bill Tavis

His art is so mindblowing.<p>Some of the multicolor GIFs remind me of Huichol yarn/bead paintings, and peyote-stich beadwork of the Native American …

Art

The world's most eye-catching art galleries

Architecture

Seven times Kanye West dressed like a 'Final Fantasy' character

Apparently the Kanye West role-playing game, <i>Kanye Quest 3030</i>, contains an eerie hidden area involving a butterfly and a New Age cult called Ascensionism. We know, it's hard to believe that Kanye has a video game. Anyway, this secret game-within-a-game is weird, but it's certainly not surprising …

The History of Flower Crowns and the Women Who Wore Them: From Frida Kahlo to Kate Moss

Few accessories have aroused such commentary, for and against, than the flower crown, so trendy of late among the neo-hippie festival crowd. Despite detractors, these decorative headpieces, whose history in mythology and art can be traced back to ancient civilizations, show no signs of fading from …

Why does the Vatican accept the Big Bang but not evolution? – John Farrell

There was a moment in the recent history of the Roman Catholic Church when an influential Jesuit tried to forge a deep synthesis between religion and …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

‘Air Sex: The Movie’ Is An Insincere Masterpiece About Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

<i>Part tour documentary, part comedy special, part exploration of sexuality in today’s society, Air Sex: The Movie follows comedian Chris Trew as he tours North America hosting the raunchy, weird and hilarious phenomenon known as The Air Sex Championships. Longstanding rivalries clash. Old and new</i> …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

This was a terrific week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but all good things must come to an end. Friday’s list is the last one of …

Microsoft won a patent for goggles that detect feelings of people near you

Wish you could better sense how those around you are feeling? Microsoft has been awarded a patent for goggles that may be able to detect those …