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10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

Rey Is a Palpatine. Here's Why

<b>Warning: Major plot spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>People know me as that food nerd, but I was a Star Wars nerd long before I ever even picked up a knife. Like other SW fans, I've spent a great deal of time pondering Rey's origins, watching, re-watching, and re-watching <i>The Force</i> …

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

Quantum Physics

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

‘Pikazo’ App Lets You Paint Neural Network Art Masterpieces

This new imaging app allows users to run their photos through a Deep Dream-esque neural network.<p>Just when someone might assume the Google Deep Dream neural network is a bit of a novelty, programmer and artist Johan Nordberg ups the ante by giving Deep Dream visuals motion, sending the viewer into a …

Gary Vaynerchuk Says the Key to Lasting Success Is Practice. Period.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an era when entrepreneurship is the new black, talked about, written about and praised by many a millennial, Gary Vaynerchuk, stands out. That’s because he’s not just talking, he’s doing. Though Vaynerchuk has written extensively about …

How to Wake Up Through Play (and the Wisdom of Bill Murray)

Credit: GDCGRAPHICS“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it …

Does Your Pet Have a Mind?

The fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, the biggest is the blue whale, and the longest-lived is tortoise. But what animal is the …

50 Writing Tips From My 15 Years As An Author

One of the questions I’m asked on a daily basis is some form of, “I want to become an author. Can you help?” There are certainly better people to ask than me. But after writing hundreds of articles and nine books in 15 years—both traditionally published and self-published, both non-fiction and …

Writing

Hate exercising? 5 fun workouts that will get you excited to hit the gym

It’s time to spice things up in the fitness department! While having fun during your workout might not be the No. 1 thing you currently look for in an effective sweat session — trust us, it’s key! Trying something new can increase strength by keeping your muscles guessing, and warding off workout …

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming a better parent, saving more money, and so on.<p>It can be easy to assume that the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future …

The Fire Hose

Data can be daunting.<p>But within those numbers and spreadsheets is a wealth of information. There are also stories that the data can tell, if you’re …

Endless energy is all around us — and this woman has a brilliant idea for how to harness it

You could be the source of light. You could charge your phone with your own movement.<p>Jessica O. Matthews is making this futuristic vision a reality. She spoke about how it could happen at Refinery29's School of Self Expression at SXSW on March 13.<p>In 2008, she invented the Soccket, a soccer ball …

7 Embarrassing Mistakes Even Advanced Writers Make

Your writing is a measure of your professionalism. Use these tips to ensure yours remains on point.<p>In the world of business, the quality of your writing is a large part of how others judge you--both individually and institutionally. Avoid these mistakes often committed by even advanced writers:<p><b>1.</b> …

Is Shyness Holding You Back?

You don’t need to feel trapped by your inner critic’s nagging voice. Nor do you need to suppress it, or escape it. Sometimes all you need to do is …

19 Bedroom Organization Hacks to Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning

Your day begins and ends in the bedroom, so it only makes sense to give it some extra TLC when the spring cleaning begins. Extra organization keeps you sane just by purging your overflowing drawers, that cluttered nightstand and those messy closet hangers. As an added bonus, it’ll also leave you …

Wall Art

Jim Morrison Apparently Predicted EDM To ‘Rolling Stone’ In 1969

Okay, so “predicted EDM” is a bit strong. But that’s how <i>Rolling Stone</i> is framing the time that one of their reporters talked to a fading Jim Morrisson about the future of music. While the Lizard King couldn’t have called “Suns Out, Guns Out” tanks or a king troll in a mouse head, he’s definitely …