Patrick Hilt

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Black holes might be portals to alternate universes

Black holes are called “black holes” for a reason. No one knows what lies beyond that impenetrable darkness, and there is no spacecraft in existence …

How a Gratitude Journal Can Inspire You to Change and Claim the Life You Want

Jotting a few points of gratitude scientifically makes it easier to act differently and get more positive results.<p>When it comes to most things, I'm a pretty solid realist. I don't think life is all rainbows and pink unicorns or that magic marshmallows will make worries disappear in a sprinkle of …

Happiness

Tutorial for building a Web Application with Amazon S3, Lambda, DynamoDB and API Gateway

I recently attended Serverless Day at the AWS Loft in downtown San Francisco. During the workshop section we built a serverless web application for …

Cloud Computing

RNG (React, Next.js, GraphQL) can slay the MEAN stack

The king valley stack<p>Technologies rise and fall, and in recent years there has been an impressive amount of open-source communities backing libraries …

Software Engineering

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few …

Open Source Software

Why Learning To Love Your Life Can Teach You To Love Yourself

Every day you tend to learn something new. It can be a small thing you heard while eavesdropping at the hairdressers or it can be something larger that affects the way you think about life. Either way, <i>you come to the conclusion that every day there’s something new for you to know, learn, or</i> …

Positive Thinking

Don't Have Time to Exercise? Here's 7 Reason You Should Try HIIT

By Dr. Grant Tinsley<p>While most people know that physical activity is healthy, it's estimated that about 30 percent of people worldwide don't get …

Exercise

Suspended – Medium

How Strength Training Changes Your Body For Good

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Exercise<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Dr. Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry …

Exercise

How to get rich as AI takes over the world

In 2014, MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson created a new zeitgeist with a book declaring <i>The Second Machine Age</i> — a time of …

Artificial Intelligence

Gust Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Launching a Business | Inc.com

David S. Rose, the serial entrepreneur and chairman emeritus of the New York Angels, an angel investment group, has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 120 startups to date. Still, he feels that founders continue to lack some of the most basic resources to help them launch their businesses: …

Startups

Setting Up a Production-Quality Kubernetes Cluster on AWS

Bootstrapping a microservices system is often a very difficult process for many small teams because there is a diverse ecosystem of tools that span a …

How to set up a DIY home security system

3 ways to protect your house<p>You don't have to invest in a multimillion dollar surveillance system to keep an eye on your property and possessions. In fact, you might be able to do the job with gadgets you already own, paired with free software. We've collected three types of systems you can pick …

Home Security

The 8-round fat-loss circuit to burn serious calories

Metabolic workouts are so effective for weight loss because they put your body through the ringer, taxing certain energy systems to maximize …

Add a high-tech Head Up Display to any car for under $50

Some features found in luxury cars are ridiculous and really not worth the expense. I’m sure they’re nice and all, but do you really need seats that …

Luxury Lifestyle

Cover raises $1.6 million to make in-law units easy to add to any backyard

Whether you call them granny units, in-laws or backyard studios, accessory dwelling units are rising in popularity in the U.S., in part due to new regulations that make it easier to obtain permits to build them in California.<p>Now, a startup called Cover Technologies Inc. has raised $1.6 million in …

Prefab Homes

Performance Mobility, Part 4: The Knee

[<i>Author’s Note: This is Part 4 in a five-part series on functional mobility self-assessment and restoration for runners.</i> <i>See Part 1</i><i> on hip mobility,</i> …

Pain

This Quick Meditation Helps You Let Go of Stress and Sleep

Meditation has been shown to be an effective way to wind down and get to sleep—something that’s especially useful after a harried day of work. …

Sleep

Engaging in These 8 Mindfulness Practices Daily Decreased HIV Patients’ Viral Loads

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced in East Asia for thousands of years. In the 1960s and 70s, interest in it brought this Zen staple to the US …

Mindfulness

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

Happiness

What Happens When We Die, According to Buddhism

If you grew up in the west, you were probably taught that when we die we will either go to heaven or hell. Buddhism, however, offers a different view …

Why Investors Are Asking About Your Exit Strategy (and What You Should Say) | Inc.com

Investors put money into risky startups to drive a superior return versus other investments. Investing in private companies has the additional risk of an illiquid stock, but implies some amount of patience with these investments. Ultimately, in order to have liquidity, there needs to be an exit.<p>Why …

Investing

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There Is No “You” Out There

Neuroscience has long been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when the Mind and Life Institute was created by HH Dalai Lama and a team of …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Little Known Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read articles on Hack Spirit before, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat …

Must-Read Free Books for Data Science

Earlier, we came up with a list of some of the best Machine Learning books that you should consider reading through. In this article, we have come up …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on …

Self-improvement

A Harvard Psychologist Says This is the Most Important Thing You Should Do When You Wake Up in the Morning | HelloCare

Mornings can be tough but Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says they can be better if you stay mindful of one behaviour.<p>Cuddy says that before you even …