Tom O'Halleran

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The Roads of the Roman Empire as a Subway Map

All roads lead to Rome, and now you can understand them at a glance.<p>Subway maps, the product of months of research and design, can distort reality to make geographic space simpler and easier to understand at a glance. Designer, economics student, and self-described geography and data nerd Alexandr …

Maps

Grow Hydroponic Crops On Your Desk With These NASA-Inspired Planters

Hydroponics, or growing plants using nothing but water, light, and air, has been hailed as the future of farming–on Earth and also in space, where size and weight are severely constrained. But hydroponic systems often require pumps, tubes, wires, and near-constant oversight, which might be feasible …

Aquaponics

Top 10 Plants for Hydroponic Gardening

By Teo Spengler<p>Hydroponics is a different kind of gardening than you may be used to. It is essentially growing plants without soil. The term …

7 Tech Stocks That Will Crush the Market for Years

They say that anyone who bought tech stocks right before the dot-com bust is well-familiar with the perils of diving into technology. But you don’t …

Investing

Google wants to use Chrome to suck you into virtual reality

Chrome now supports WebVR, which brings virtual worlds to web browsers. Allies include Mozilla, Microsoft and Facebook, but we can expect some rough patches.<p>Google says it's now time to marry two computing realms: the web and virtual reality.<p>Its latest version of the Chrome browser includes a …

Virtual Reality

Side Hustler's Life: 5 Ways to Make It Work

The one thing side hustlers don't have enough of is time. Here are a few strategies to help you.<p>You are working a full-time job, expectant to have a social life (debatable if this expectation is even realistic) and grinding away on your side project – with only 24 hours in a day. Oh and then …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

Investing

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

TV shows

How to slay your money fears and take control of your finances: 'The Payoff,' with Alexa von Tobel

Money guru Alexa von Tobel — known for dishing out millennial financial advice in her 2013 best-seller <i>Financially Fearless</i> — wasn’t always so smart …

Personal Finance

Unf*ck Your Habitat Got Me to Finally Start Cleaning My House

My office is a mess. So are many areas of my house, to be honest. I don’t like cleaning, so I tend not to bother with cleaning books. Even if they …

Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi.<p>Google is planning to bring …

Raspberry Pi

'Snatch' Trailer Basically Shows What Would Happen If Ron Weasley Was A Slytherin

Ron needs to sort out his priorities.<p>In Crackle’s new trailer for “Snatch,” former “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint dives into a different kind of role. The series, based on the Guy Ritchie movie of the same name and inspired by a real-life London heist, centers on a group of 20-something hustlers …

Ron Weasley

The “Points Guy” made a career of gaming credit-card rewards to get luxury travel

Brian Kelly, also known as “The Points Guy,” booked his first trip using credit-card points at the age of 12. His father was a health-care consultant who traveled for work and Kelly found on the internet that he could use the points—then a relatively new invention—to book a family vacation. He …

Personal Finance

From Selling Water on the Street Corner to a Multi-Million Dollar Online Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Make millions from just your laptop!”</i> I know what you’re thinking: That sounds more like a cheesy infomercial or a daydream fantasy. But think again and meet Army veteran Emanuel “Manny” Hernandez, who went from street-corner water …

Entrepreneurship

How I Use Evernote to Keep My Entire Life Organized

Evernote is life-changing. I've been a happy user for years now (this isn't an ad, just the ramblings of an enthusiastic evangelist) and I seriously …

Productivity

I tried to work all day in a VR headset and it was horrible

Alex Hern wanted to get closer to his work by spending a day in a VR world. Future of employment, or a digital headache?<p>Virtual reality is here. You can pilot a starfighter, make sculptures out of virtual clay and experience award-winning journalism … but can you use it to get some work done?<p>I …

Virtual Reality

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

Time Management

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

11 Tiny Things To Do That Take Less Than 1 Minute & Can Change Your Entire Day In Huge Ways

I've often found that the things that make the biggest difference in my daily life are the ones that require the smallest actual adjustments. That's …

7 Bio Hacks For Increased Productivity and High Performance

Learn what the most successful do to increase their energy level, which is crucial if you want to increase your productivity, performance and …

How This MailChimp Employee Limits His Email Time To 90 Minutes A Day

MailChimp’s Jon Smith made tons of folders, then he scrapped them. Both approaches were a mess. Here’s what he does now instead.<p>A lot of people see email as a chore, but for me and many of my colleagues at MailChimp, it’s the center of our work universe. But that doesn’t mean I spend all day …

Productivity

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Startups

Interior design: a house with 6 amazing ideas to copy!

If you're thinking about commissioning an architect to design you your dream home, take a look at what we think is an inspiring home! Not the largest …

Interior Design

This Rustic Farmhouse Shines With Refined Style

Set amongst the picturesque fells (mountains and hills, to us Canucks) of northern England, this beautiful historic farmhouse may be enough to make …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>This column is by Journalist & Consultant Benjamin Hardy</i><p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job …

Our Own, Personal Hardest Sections on the AT - The Trek

Pennsylvania rocks.<p>White Mountains of New Hampshire.<p>Southern Maine.<p>The Virginia Blues.<p>The climb out of the NOC.<p>Overcoming blisters the first two …

Hiking

7 Good Dividend Stocks to Buy While They Are Cheap

These undervalued picks each yield 3% or more.<p>The best cheap stocks to buy now are not necessarily those trading for $1 or $2 a share — particularly …

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack …

Backpacking

Microsoft's FlashBack can bring high-quality VR to every low-end phone and laptop

Virtual Reality has a staggering number of potential applications from the obvious gaming and entertainment angle to education and communication …