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A Quick Animated History of Why We Use the Numbers We Use

I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers. Who cares about learning calculus, when you can geek out on …

How To Make French Toast: The Video

<b>Dry out the bread:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 285°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

13 podcasts that will help make you a better human

The humble podcast has finally come into its own. Apple first added the format to its iTunes suite back in 2005 – but it probably wasn't until 2014, when Serial’s explosive first season captivated an audience of 40 million listeners, that the medium's potential became clear. Since then, the podcast …

Meal Prep Ideas to Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity

AKA how to not get bored after two days of leftovers.<p>Raise your hand if you pin a dozen recipes to meal prep but never <i>actually</i> end up cooking any of them. Okay, I can't see your hands, but it's a common problem that I can relate to. In 2017 I embarked on a food lovers' budget plan that relied …

Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

What is agile?Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called “sprints” to focus on continuous improvement in the …

Project Management

Squeezed light cools tiny drum to coldest temperature ever

It’s the coolest drum of all time. The temperature of a tiny round membrane, only 20 micrometres wide and 100 nanometres thick, has been lowered …

Zoom vs. prime lenses - breaking the two most common misconceptions

In addition to “analog vs. digital”, there’s another everlasting argument between photographers: <b>zoom vs. prime lenses</b>. Many people choose one side …

The best glute exercises to do at home

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your glutes and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

This rarely discussed neurological condition makes you dislike music

Not a music person? Don’t worry, you’re not weird: You might actually have a neurological condition that prevents you from enjoying music.<p>Specific …

You’ve Never Seen an Omelet Like This

Step 1<p>Separate the egg whites and yolks and place in two medium-sized bowls. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form (when you hold up the whisk, the …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Read one. Better yet, read them all.<p>Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

What Does the World’s Oldest Surviving Piano Sound Like? Watch Pianist Give a Performance on a 1720 Cristofori Piano

Imagine your favorite works for the piano---the delicate and haunting, the thundering and powerful. The minimalism of Erik Satie, the Romanticism of …

Piano

Make 2017 the year you become an elite coder with this top-down training

It’s one of those perennial New Year’s resolutions for the tech-inclined: learning to code. If you’re in the dark about where to start, look no further than this Learn to Code 2017 course collection. You can now get this 10-pack of coding tutorials from TNW Deals… for any price you want to pay.<p>To …

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway's Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Arctic Circle

Sphere is a Lens That Turns Your DSLR Into a 360-Degree Camera

Sphere is a new lens that’s designed to turn any DSLR camera into a 360-degree camera. It captures a full 360-degree view horizontally and a …

Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction

If any one painting stands for mid-twentieth-century America, <i>Nighthawks</i> does. In fact, Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas of four figures in a late-night …

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

Jesus Christ: Jewish radical or bathrobe Republican? The “reason for the season” remains an enigma after 2,000 years

<b>(Getty/David McNew/Wikimedia/Reuters/Parth Sanyal/Salon)</b><p>We reverse-engineered a pagan solstice party for this guy, so he must be important. But nobody can figure him out<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 24, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>A few nights ago, on a sharp, cold evening in New York, I took my kids into St. …

Jesus

The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2016

I still have to post my choices for The Best Infographics of 2016 but, in the meantime, other people are beginning to publish their own choices. So I …

Infographics

Interactive Camera Diagram

This is a reduced version<br>(it still works there's just less info). <br>To see more:<br>try flipping your screen into landscape,<br>or email yourself a link to …

Battle over sale of Victorian sex cult church

A London church built by a Victorian sex cult is at the centre of a legal battle over who should receive the proceeds from its sale.<p>The £1 million grade II* listed building was erected by a sect called the Abode of Love, which was founded by a defrocked priest alleged to have had sex with a virgin …

'My ex-girlfriend is emotionally abusing me'

<b>My girlfriend and I recently split up after nine years, having both fallen out of love. Pretty quickly after we finished she told me she’d met someone else. It felt a bit weird, but I was relieved she was happy. We haven’t spoken in several weeks, but today I got a 10 page letter from her listing</b> …

You could win one of the largest literary cash prizes ever for a book you haven't even written yet

Do you dream about writing the Next Great American Novel? If you’re like many other would-be writers across the country, then writing a novel is at …

Don't Count on the Russians Backing Down this Time

Happily, Russia and the U.S. seem to have pulled back from some of the bitterness, outrage and disappointment that set the tone between them 10 days ago.<p>But the stakes in Syria remain incredibly high. There's a real danger that both sides, which had appeared to be on the verge of pragmatically …