James Wilson

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The Fast-Paced Lunge That Hammers Your Lower Half

This isn't your standard body-weight lunge<p>One of the most basic—and one of the most effective—body-weight moves is the lunge. The classic exercise targets your glutes, quads, and hamstrings. But if you want to increase the benefits even further, try combining two lunge variations into one …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The 15 Most Popular Cities For Riding Your Bike To Work

Last week, the Bureau released a first-of-its-kind report showing that bike commuting in the U.S. has increased by 60% since 2000, more than any …

Bicycle Commuting

The World's Most Alcoholic Beers

Did you know that you're currently sipping lager in the midst of an all-out beer war? It's true. Brewers all over the world have been in a no-holds-barred competition to see who can brew the highest alcohol-by-volume (ABV), best tasting beer, creating concoctions for the past four years that …

The Best BBQ Joints in Memphis

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In the U.S., Southern barbecue was originally cooked in earthen pits, mostly by African-American men, who stoked fires with hickory logs, swabbed whole hogs with vinegar, and tended them in a swirl of smoke for long hours.<p>As 20th-century jobs shifted from farms to factories, …

A true sea shanty: the story behind the Longitude prize

John Harrison's timekeeping devices changed nautical history. Three centuries later, a worthy successor could win £10m<p>Jonathan Betts, senior curator of horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and I met in a workshop tucked away behind an impressive display of ships' chronometers and a very …

5 Ways to Prepare for an Off-the-Wall Interview

Within fast growing companies like tech startups, the need for additional manpower can arise at a moment’s notice. This makes the traditional …

Beautifully Pristine Relics Of Technologies Past

Technology advances rapidly, with our computers and cell phones becoming outdated practically the moment we start using them. Something newer, faster, better is already on sale, making a cell phone from a decade ago look positively alien.<p>There’s a sentimental pull that emanates from the obsolete …

Thrifting

Laser Cowboys and the Fossils of the Future

3D-scanning technology is changing the way researchers investigate and conserve precious artifacts and major scientific finds.<p><b>One morning in November 2011</b>, trucks were roaring down the Pan-American Highway, carrying loads of ore from mines in the Atacama Desert to the port town of Caldera, Chile. …

On Spontaneous Vacations—and Saying Yes to Adventure

Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport challenges readers to break out of their travel routines and go after adventure<p>Back when I was single, I wasn’t good at vacations. There was the occasional bachelor party, and maybe a golf weekend or two, but in terms of actual trips—you know, the kind with …

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

Startups

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Canonical’s two-for-one holiday special: Dual-booting Ubuntu and Android

Just in time for the holiday season, Canonical has a technical preview available for people to run both Ubuntu Touch and Android on a mobile device, …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

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Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Horsehead Nebula in stunning detail. The nebula, about 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Orion, was …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

The World's Simplest Speaker Is Silkscreened On a Piece of Paper

From afar, designer Coralie Gourguechon's work looks a little bit like macaroni art—or at least a very abstract collage. Up close, though, each piece …