Leslie G

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This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password

Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Netherlands app can now long into their bank account, check balances and make transfers using <i>just their</i> …

Bendy tech promise for graphene

<b>Graphene, a sheet of single carbon atoms, has been manipulated into tiny complex structures like springs using the paper art technique of kirigami.</b><p>Origami and kirigami, a sister technique where cutting is allowed, have increasingly influenced engineering and scientific research.<p>Some mechanical …

Graphene

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

14 Girls Explain Why Women Should Learn How To Code

Narrowing the gender gap in technology, one girl at a time<p>These girls want to change the face of coding.<p>This summer, over 1,000 girls around the country are participating in a free summer program that gives them intensive instruction in computer science and mentorship from top female technology …

Computer Science

Kiva Co-Founder on the Future of Microfinance

Microfinance pioneer Jessica Jackley shares her views on emerging trends in social entrepreneurship.<p>Jessica Jackley has had her hands full since stepping away from Kiva, the peer-to-peer microlender she co-founded in 2005. Between investing in startups through the Collaborative Fund; launching …

4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively

Move beyond the bar chart and wow with charts from these inspirational sites.<p>Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're …

Data Visualization

4 Mistakes Really Nice Leaders Make

We all want to be liked and accepted in both our personal and professional lives. But when it comes to effective leadership, a high need to be liked …

Leadership

7 Essentials for Making $1 Million From Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a million dollars is a big dream that many individuals have. The financial freedom that comes with being a millionaire is enough of a lure for any person, in any profession to take on this type of challenge. But how do you make a …

Self-improvement

Articles about 5 smart renovations use reclaimed materials on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple renovates one of their childhood homes to suit their modern taste, while preserving some sentimental value.<p>Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the...<p>Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for …

How Meditation Heals Your Mind and Your Home

Everything seems to be closing in on you. The clutter in your home is unbearable; the piles seem ready to topple and you are ready for a full-on …

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

Meditation

Follow Your Opportunity First, Then Apply Your Passion

“Follow your passion” may not always be the best advice. If you have to be passionate about your work before you ever start, you might leave a lot of …

Today the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions is playing a game with Norwegian artist Dino Tomic of Atomic Circus. Using color pencils on a piece of plain white paper he drew a single green leaf so realistic that, when surrounded by real leaves, it’s difficult to tell which leaf isn’t real. Can you tell the difference between the real leaves and the drawing? This video reveals the answer: Did you guess correctly? Last week Tomic created a new challenge using daisies. This time two of the flowers on the paper are drawings and the rest are real: Look carefully and make your guess. Tomic will be releasing the answer soon so keep an eye on his Facebook Page, DeviantArt gallery, or Instagram feed, where you can also check out more of his marvelous artwork. [via Neatorama]

Today the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions is playing a game with Norwegian artist Dino Tomic of Atomic Circus. Using color pencils on a …

Etsy Debuts Crowdfunding Platform, Takes On Kickstarter

If you have a killer idea for handmade Father’s Day tool belts–but don’t have the cash to get started–Etsy just made life a little easier. Today, the online marketplace announced Fund on Etsy, its own spin on the crowdfunding model made popular by Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>With Fund on Etsy, the …

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

In a deceptively drab black crystal, physicists have stumbled upon a baffling behavior, one that appears to blur the line between the properties of …

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Try to answer the 3-question quiz the cofounder of $2.8 billion startup Slack once asked every new hire

But to judge by a quiz favored by the cofounder of enterprise-communications startup Slack, which is valued at $2.8 billion, it seems that the bar for nontechnical knowledge at hot startups is much lower.<p>In an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, Slack cofounder and CEO Stewart Butterfield …

Startups

15 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Become Highly Successful

Dr. Kerry Petsinger<p>Entrepreneur, Mindset & Performance Coach, & Doctor of Physical Therapy Read full profile<p>Have you ever wondered what the secret to …

Time Management

China's new sweeping national security law has European and American companies shaking

The European Union delegation to China sought clarification over the definition of national security and suggested specific changes in five pages of feedback on the draft of the new national security legislation during its public consultation.<p>"But none of [the changes] has been taken up," Clauss …

Disney, Brain Science and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional intelligence. Seeing <i>Inside Out</i>, the new movie from Disney/Pixar got me thinking about how we think.<p><i>photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar</i><p>Almost the entire animated movie takes place inside the brain of a young …

Emotional Intelligence