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Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel …

Creativity

These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it's a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. <i>Headbones</i> might initially sound like it'll fall in the latter camp, but you'd be wrong. Once you know they're bone conducting headphones, the name reveals its clever twist. Yes, you may have seen bone conducting …

Your Dinner Table: Soon to Be Cleared by Robots

Sympathy for machines' experience has led to a new way for them to interact with the world.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Robots can be awkward. Even the most advanced we have—DARPA's automated pack mule, Softbank's "emotional" machine—are reminiscent of toddlers taking their first, tentative steps. "The Robot" is …

Even the Editor of Facebook's Mood Study Thought It Was Creepy

"It's ethically okay from the regulations perspective, but ethics are kind of social decisions."<p><i>Updated, Sunday, 6/29, 9:54 p.m. Eastern.</i><p>Catching a glimpse of the puppet masters who play with the data trails we leave online is always disorienting. And yet there's something new-level creepy about a …

Facebook secretly experimented with the moods of 700,000 of its users

In an experiment it conducted earlier this year, Facebook injected the feeds of nearly 700,000 of its (unknowing) users with negative content to see if it would make the posts they wrote more negative.<p>The researchers believe that it did. The mood of the posts seen in the news feeds of the …

Why the 3DS is Nintendo's portable nostalgia machine

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The Nintendo 3DS handheld turned three years old this year. In those three years, it has seen the most action of all the consoles and portables I own. While a …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Phone

Image: Mashable, Isar Chang<p>Whether it's from the car keys in your pocket or an accidental drop, our phones are bound to be victims of scratches and …

Facebook or Twitter? Here's What 4,700 People Say

Most people use two to three social media networks. And though Facebook ranks as the most popular, it's also the network that people say they could …

The lost promise of the Internet: Meet the man who almost invented cyberspace

In 1934, a little-known Belgian thinker published plans for a global network that could have changed everything<p>Tales of lost horizons always spark the imagination. From the mythical kingdom of Shangri-La to the burning of the library at Alexandria, human history is rife with longing for better …

Why Sonic should return to his 2D roots.

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It’s no secret that Sonic hasn’t done so well in more recent years. We all know of the Sonic cycle, a three step waltz of excitement, optimism, and …

Apple vs. Google: The race is on for the wrist, TV, car

SAN FRANCISCO — Google and Apple are reaching beyond smartphones, tablets and computers to connect with our living rooms, cars and even our bodies.<p>This month, both tech titans detailed presentations to software developers, outlining their vision. Which one is closer to making it happen?<p>The short …

Data And Your Doctor Are Coming Together To Revolutionize Health Care

What data can tell us about how to treat patients is about to explode. Combine that revolution with the human intuition of doctors, and treatment is going to get better, more personalized, and more effective.<p>Considering your own medical data, try answering a few questions:<p>What was your blood …

This Cup Supposedly Tracks Everything You Pour Into It

You can track your food intake, your exercise, your sleep and now... your liquid consumption.<p>There's a new "smartcup" (yes, you read that right) that can tell you exactly what you put inside of it. The cup, called Vessyl, recognizes the liquid you pour into it and records all of the water, soda, …

The nuclear submarine that can remain underwater for 25 years

In a Barrow-in-Furness shipyard, Stuart Godden, the director of engineering for BAE Systems' submarines division in Cumbria, is narrating a slide …

The silly icons used to indicate sharing in apps

"Share" is a nearly universal concept in the apps we use daily on our phones and tablets: <i>here's a thing I want to put in an email, a text message, a status update, or a tweet</i>. Yet, as designer Min Ming Lo points out, the icons used to indicate that concept are strange and completely different …

On the Red Couch with Author James Dashner

Inside Flipboard / January 8, 2014<p><i>Sci-fi author James Dashner wanted to be a writer since he was a kid but decided to try his “backup plan” — finance</i> …

Let the Games Begin

Inside Flipboard / February 7, 2014<p>Welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts today in Sochi, Russia. And not a moment too soon. With a run-up …

The Week in Review: From the Global Desk

Inside Flipboard / March 21, 2014<p>In the past two years, the ideological fires lit by the Arab Spring have burned throughout the rest of the world. …