Rik Fernandez

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This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

Stephen Colbert brings Hungry for Power Games to the DNC

All Stephen Colbert wanted to do was get on stage. On Monday night, <i>The Late Show</i> host kicked off the Democratic National Convention by bringing his …

Tolkien fans dress up and do battle in a Czech forest

It started about 20 years ago with just a few dozen fans of the of the JRR Tolkien book The Hobbit meeting in a forest in the Czech Republic and acting out some of the famous battle scenes from the fantasy novel.<p>Now, two decades later it draws hundreds of would-be Orcs, Elves, Rangers and Dwarves …

You have 70,000 thoughts a day. This is how to organize them for maximum productivity

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day, and if you don’t learn to organize them, they have the potential to wreak havoc on your productivity.<p>When you succumb to the flurry of thoughts running through your head, your mind …

Time Management

Cutaway Practice Padlock & Lock Pick Set

You can pick your nose, but you can't pick your lock. At least not until you've had proper training from Ehdching's cutaway practice padlock and lock …

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

Dolphins sign Ryan Tannehill to six-year, $95 million extension

Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson are still awaiting contract extensions. But one member of the 2012 quarterback class is now locked up for the long haul.<p>The Miami Dolphins announced Monday they've signed Ryan Tannehill through the 2020 season.<p>It’s a four-year, $77 million extension on top of the two …

June 2015

The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site <i>The Intercept</i>, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the <i>Terminator</i> version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempted to annihilate humanity, the NSA's Skynet uses metadata …

Surveillance

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Which active desk designs are best for your body and mind? Read on.<p>If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, it’s become painfully clear through science that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What’s especially alarming about this evidence is that extra physical activity doesn’t …

Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and …

Architizer

Architizer

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the Bank's Agenda: Transforming Development

First Photographs Emerge of New Pacific Island off Tonga

Tonga

The Best, Worst and Weirdest Of The Week - PAPER

<div style="text-align:left;font-size:x-small;margin-top:0;width:640px;"><br/><font style="font-size: 1.25em;"><b>Best Mindfuck:</b> Michael Bolton (musician) playing Michael Bolton (character) from <i>Office Space</i> in this Funny Or Die sketch. Michael …

6 Simple Steps to Improve User Experience

There’s a reason we come back to the same grocery store each week. It’s the same reason that we return to the same barber, home improvement store, or …

Customer Experience

A ‘weird’ place for business, but not cowboy boots

Business travellers will find they’ll work hard during the day — but shouldn’t plan to go to bed early.<p>There is something odd about rush hour in the heart of Austin’s business district.<p>Corporate workers are hustling to work at 08:00 on a Wednesday morning, but not in the typical suit and tie or …

Here's What Shopping With Apple Watch Will Look Like

Are you comfortable paying for your weekly grocery shop with a mere wave of the wrist? You’ll be able to in a few short weeks when the Apple Watch makes its much-hyped debut.<p>If you move your Apple Watch-wearing hand anywhere near a store’s payment terminal, mobile wallet system Apple Pay will …

Chamberlain goes from the garage to the front door with Notifi

Chamberlain, a company that’s long been known for garage door openers and is the maker of one of my favorite connected products (the Chamberlain MyQ …

Beginner Home Back Workout