Peter Connon

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Heat Your Water Without Electricity

How to make hot water using a thermosiphoning process.<p>A great back up solution for when the mains electricity is down.<p>Power outages are becoming more …

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The Snowden files: why the British public should be worried about GCHQ

In August, the editor of the Guardian rang me up and asked if I would spend a week in New York, reading the GCHQ files whose UK copy the Guardian was forced to destroy. His suggestion was that it might be worthwhile to look at the material not from a perspective of making news but from that of a …

How to Play Guitar

You can use a guitar to play anything from death metal to classical and everything in between. Learning to play guitar is more approachable than many …

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll</b><p>I found Tiny Buddha because I have never dealt with stress and …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Every situation in which language is used – texting your mates, asking for a pay rise, composing a small ad, making a speech, drafting a will, writing up an experiment, praying, rapping, or any other – has its own conventions. You wouldn't expect a politician being interviewed by Kirsty Wark about …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

How to Let Go Instead of Giving Up

The greatest stress in life is the stress we cannot control. Perhaps, it is no coincidence that at some point so many of us experience a painful, …

Amp Your Ride

Charge electronics on the go with a bike-mounted USB hub.<p>I'm a mechanical engineer who loves bicycling. When gas prices soared through the roof in 2009, I rode my bike to save money. I wanted to charge USB devices, such as my phone, during commutes but didn't want to spend $150 (or more) on a …

Meditate Without Sitting Still: Turn Everyday Actions into a Practice

Many of us think of meditation as sitting cross-legged and silent for a long period of time. But you can gain the many important benefits of …

Parkour for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide | The Art of Manliness

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> (and not so seriously in <i>The Office</i>) as well as in movies like <i>Casino Royale</i> and <i>The Bourne</i> …

The 10 best 10-minute meals

Thomasina Miers's chargrilled squid with fiery salsa verde<p>Sweet, acidic tomatoes, a gutsy salsa and peppery rocket all provide a vibrant backdrop for …

The best quiet beaches in the UK: experts share their secrets

Not everyone was glued to the tennis on July 7. As Britain basked in glorious sunshine, thousands of us missed out on Andy Murray becoming the first …

How to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Is your computer slowing down, whizzing and whirring as it tries to keep up with you? Before you spend hundreds or even thousands on a new computer, …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

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How to Let Go of Thoughts and Feelings

Negative thoughts and feelings have a way of popping up at inconvenient times and distracting us from the good things in life. Before long, our minds …

Self-help

Talking Frostbite, Battlefield 4 and Mirror's Edge 2 with EA DICE's big boss (video)

EA's DICE studio is the motor that powers several of gaming's most popular franchises. <i>Need for Speed</i> and <i>Battlefield</i> are just two of the enormous series that DICE's Frostbite engine is behind, and EA's pledged the engine's support to many more of its titles. It's with these things in mind that we …

Turkey's prime minister vows to continue Gezi Park development

Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has vowed to press ahead with the controversial redevelopment of a square in Istanbul, in a move that …

Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

How to Make Smoked Ribs on a Gas Grill | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Mcintyre.</i><p>Learning basic cooking skills was not a priority for me while growing up. The transition from …

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …

The moral case on tax avoidance is overwhelming - and we all know Google wants to do the right thing

Eric Schmidt is an ambitious sort of bloke. The chairman of Google says his tax-avoiding company “has always aspired to do the right thing.” Well, …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

Time-lapse video: “North Country Dreamland” has dancing aurorae, stars, and weather.

After the particularly foul episode I put you through this morning, let me offer this by way of an apology: a superb and compelling time-lapse …