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Kanban and Agile saved our house

“Call the doctor.” “Did you call the doctor today?” “Don’t forget to call the doctor today.” With nine week old twins at home, there has never been a …

17 Tomato Sauce Recipes for All Your Pasta-Adjacent Needs

Whether you're looking for ways to use summer's ripe tomatoes or doctor up canned tomatoes, your new favorite tomato sauce recipe is here.<p>Homemade tomato sauce is one zillion percent better than the jarred stuff, and yes, that is an accurate percentage point. With numbers like that and recipes like …

Italian Food

Crockpot Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

<b>Crockpot Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup is the perfect way to take advantage of all the ripe and in-season tomatoes. Using a crockpot makes this dish</b> …

Recipes

This mysterious new heat treatment might help cure depression

The obsession was born over Chinese food with a Tibetan monk.<p>Dr. Charles Raison was working as an emergency room psychiatrist in Los Angeles, where …

8 Genius Ways To Use Overripe Avocados

<i>by guest blogger Stephanie Eckelkamp, senior associate editor at</i> Prevention <i>magazine</i><p>Sure, everyone loves a perfectly ripe avocado--they're vibrantly green, ultra photogenic, and tender yet firm enough to hold their shape when sliced and diced. But anyone who has ever bought one knows that they're …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

$500 Fingerprint Clone Unlocked Murder Victim's Samsung S6 -- It Can Hack iPhones Too

When Dr. Anil Jain was approached by the Michigan State University Police Department to unlock a murder victim’s Samsung Galaxy S6 using a fingerprint clone, he didn’t think the solution would be so cheap. But he told FORBES that the equipment needed to produce the high-definition print cost under …

Michigan State University

Two Entrepreneurs Turn Waste Into A Business

Forty-five minutes outside of Coimbatore, India, a Finnish company is producing a new kind of factory which will turn trash into a fashion business.<p>Jukka Pesola and Anders Bengs run Pure Waste Textiles. Their business model is simple: take leftover fabric and turn it into a new, usable piece of …

Three Investing Secrets I Learned From Pokémon GO

OK, it probably seems like a stretch, but the person playing Pokemon Go isn’t entirely unlike the person who neglects to begin investing. As we all know, the earlier you start, the better, to take advantage of the magic of compounding. History has shown: The earlier you begin, the less you actually …

Priceline Founder Wants To Show Business Travelers The Upside Of Monetizing Their Down Time

How much is your spare time worth when you’re traveling?<p>No, not the time you spend having fun with associates or clients at night, or taking in a movie, a ball game, or doing just about anything to avoid sitting alone in a hotel room; your real “spare” time. We’re talking about those extra 10 to 20 …

Want To Double Your Search Engine Traffic? Think Like A PPC Expert

How much is a click worth to you? If you do pay per click advertising, like so many small businesses do, you’ll know the answer to that immediately. Odds are good, too, that what you’re paying for a click is higher than you’d like. Many companies are paying $2, $5, even $10 or $20 just to get …

The Sharing Economy Won't Kill The Middleman

<i>This article is coauthored with Kevin Brocks.</i><p>Many people are worried about the effects of technological progress and new business models on their current and future employment. This fear is especially pronounced when it comes to the online platforms that characterize the sharing economy. The taxi …

Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe

If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone what you will and won’t share? Researchers at CMU have some ideas.<p>Their app is a smart privacy system that …

I Replaced My Fingerprints With Prosthetics to Avoid Surveillance

In preparation for an age of biometric data megabreaches, I covered my real fingerprints with replaceable, fully-functional fake ones that are nearly impossible to copy.<p>With face recognition on the rise and fingerprint readers on our phones, it's no secret that biometrics are quickly becoming the …

6 Story Arcs Define Western Literature, Data-Mining Study Reveals - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | July 6, 2016 3:18 pm<p>(Credit: jorisvo/Shutterstock)<p>Almost the entirety of Western literature can be fit neatly into just six …

Data Mining

3 Things to Ask Yourself When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays out a mountain of work in front of you. Now imagine …

A man famous in China for his superhuman memory beat an AI in a facial recognition contest

At a competition in China to see who is better at recognizing faces, man or machine, Wang Yuheng, representing the humans, emerged victorious.<p>Wang is famous in China for his photographic memory. He successfully identified a specific glass of water out of 520 seemingly identical ones in a Chinese …

Artificial Intelligence

Anthony Bourdain Says This Kitchen Staple Is a Waste of Money

You'll save major counter space if you get rid of it, too.<p>Anthony Bourdain isn't known for beating around the bush. The 59-year-old star of travel food shows, like <i>No Reservations</i> and <i>Parts Unknown</i>, is famous for telling it like it is and being firm in his beliefs. So when we heard he thinks we're …

Plastic roads: India’s radical plan to bury its garbage beneath the streets

In India, roads made from shredded plastic are proving a popular solution to tackling waste and extreme weather<p>Jambulingam Street, Chennai, is a local legend. The tar road in the bustling Nungambakkam area has weathered a major flood, several monsoons, recurring heat waves and a steady stream of …

Roads

Forget Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, the Beef Box lets you perfectly dry-age steak

Properly dry-aging a cut of steak at home is a science. Not only does simply sticking it in a standard fridge risk drying out the exterior too …

In an Age of Mass Surveillance, Encryption Gives Us an Edge

As legal showdowns go, Apple v. FBI came in like a lion and left like a lamb. In February, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) won a federal …

Privacy

9 Free Open Source VPN – Compatible OpenVPN Client Alternatives

A virtual private network (VPN) is a private data network that makes use of the public telecommunication infrastructure(Internet), maintaining …

Are We Headed For 'Automated Luxury Communism'?

As someone who watches technology trends closely as part of my business, I have been thinking about the future impact of all the technology innovations and automation we are currently experiencing and on the cusp of achieving. Many of the headlines I read about these trends — and even some I write …

Artificial Intelligence

New MIT Tool Boosts Computing's Analog Fringe

Also: what the hell analog computing even is.<p>Computing is overwhelmingly dominated by digital machines. This is obvious enough and one could feel safe in just assuming that computing, generally, implies digital information. Transistors, the fundamental hardware unit of most every contemporary …

Ricoh makes metal injection molding obsolete with new highly efficient metal 3D printer

Jun 24, 2016 | By Alec<p>While metal 3D printing is becoming increasingly popular for small batch production, it’s not the only metal manufacturing …

Particles

Brexiters who argued they’d be more “free” didn’t really understand the philosophy of freedom

The pro-Brexit campaign played heavily on notions of freedom. Politicians urged voters to vote to leave the European Union to “take back control of our lives,” and “take back control of this great country’s destiny.”<p>But such statements rely on a grossly oversimplified depiction of freedom, says …

7 Ways the Cops Will Bust You on the Dark Web

The dark web isn’t as dark as some criminals would like.<p>Because users are protected by a veil of technological anonymity, the dark web is often portrayed as a space beyond the reach of law enforcement, where criminals can run amok without fear of prosecution.<p>That couldn't be more wrong.<p>In fact, …

Stylish Shelving Units Help Improve Your Home Decor

Shelving units are becoming increasingly popular and the simplicity and minimalism of modern and contemporary interior designs are starting to make …

Interior Design

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Pork Chops

Fact: pork chops (like this sweet and sour glazed recipe) can be enticing. They're also affordable, easy-to-cook cuts of meat that can be incredibly tasty when made well. To breathe some inspiration into your dinner rotation, we've gathered only the best pork chop recipes from some of our favorite …

How Napping Changes Your Brain That Makes You More Creative

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness