Rob Wilson

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Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

Handmade Bamboo Death Star Looks Better Than the Real Thing

Even woodworkers celebrate Star Wars day. For Frank Howarth, the project was obvious: construct a wooden Death Star.<p>Howarth is best known for his …

New MIT Tool Quickly Roots Out Hidden Web App Security Bugs

In 50 Ruby on Rails web apps it quickly busted 23 previously undiagnosed vulnerabilities.<p>It's a funny time for software testing. As more and more software is replaced by web applications—the cloud, that is—software bugs have more and more come to mean security holes. That is, interacting with …

New Leadership Books To Influence The Way You Lead

In this election year, leadership is a big conversation. What does it take to be a good leader? How is leadership changing in a world where we are …

Small Business

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

VoCore: Mini Linux Computer opens up DIY tech building – for only $39

It’s less than an inch wide and less than an inch high — and it’s just about the coolest mini-computer you’ll ever come across. DIY single-board …

Raspberry Pi

Cybersecurity pros should beware of exploding job offers

If you're an experienced cybersecurity job-seeker, then you ​might receive an 'exploding job offer' -- a phrase used by headhunters and corporate …

Employment

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Subgraph OS Wants to Make Using a Secure Operating System Less of a Headache

The new Linux-based OS aims for security with usability.<p>While tools for message encryption have become easier to use in recent years, one gaping hole remains in many people's infosec: the security of the device they use (their "end-point"). A new secure operating system called Subgraph OS aims to …

WATCH: This Simple Maths Trick Will Get Your Friends Every Time

This is the best.<p>If you ever get tired of discussing current events and <i>Neko Atsume</i> updates with your friends, try dazzling them with numbers by …

This Man’s Hilarious Journey To Weight Loss Should Be An SNL Sketch

This viral video is unlike typical fare because it features a few recognizable faces, but it suitably parodies self-improvement videos across the internet. The short film, directed by Ben Berman, premiered last month at Sundance, and now it’s bursting across YouTube. Current <i>SNL</i> star Beck Bennett …

An entrepreneur who raised over $1 million for his company at age 19 shares 3 tips that will make you more successful

Nearly five years after launching One, the app is connecting college students at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more than 20 other campuses. Levy serves as the company's chief operating officer.<p>He's also the founder of Silicon Valley's NextGen conference, which brings together future startup …

Turn Data Into Visuals: 28 Apps that Generate Reports and Charts

Humans love patterns—in fact, our superior ability to process patterns is what sets us apart from other species.We still need help drawing …

Project Management

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, you find all three of these important--in varying …

Bill Gates

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Best Hacking Tools Of 2017 For Windows, Linux, And OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Fossbytes has prepared a useful list of the best hacking tools of 2017 based upon industry reviews, your feedback, and its own</i> …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

7 Mental Shifts That Allowed Me to Become a Millionaire at 22

As of this writing, I’m 22. In the last 12 months I’ve generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the …

15 Practical Ways To Find Your Zen At Work

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh on the power of mindfulness.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Given how much time we spend at work, it is a crying shame if we don’t get the most out of …

Meditation

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016 | Inc.com

Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander the last three days of the year. You pop out to …

Productivity

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

My top 5 ‘new’ Python modules of 2015

As I’ve been blogging a lot more about Python over the last year, I thought I’d list a few of my favourite ‘new’ Python modules from 2015. These …

Python Programming

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

'4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss explains how to teach yourself to read 3 times faster in 20 minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement — period.<p>This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a …

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …