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Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

How to Impress Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

Some experts estimate that 85 percent of your financial success comes not from your skills or knowledge but from your ability to connect with other …

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

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Autism to Astrophysics: Jacob Barnett.

A boy labelled as severely autistic, and never to learn how to tie his own shoe laces, was placed into a special needs school after his diagnoses …

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was <i>trying</i> to grind out some important work on his thesis.<p>But …

Procrastination

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Mike Huckabee Likens Being Gay To Drinking And Swearing

"People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle," the former Arkansas governor told CNN.<p>Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice akin to drinking alcohol or swearing, potential Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee told CNN on Sunday.<p>Speaking on <i>State of the</i> …

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Here's the secret underlying all good writing

According to Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, author of "The Sense of Style," that topic sentence helped catalyze the most important aspect of good writing.<p>It's what Pinker calls an "arc of coherence."<p>The truth is, our brains don't like to work too hard, let alone when we're reading.<p>The …

44 Inspiring John C. Maxwell Quotes for Leadership Success | Inc.com

Being a great leader is all about having a genuine willingness and a true commitment to lead others to achieve a common vision and goals through positive influence. No leader can ever achieve anything great or long-lasting all alone. Teamwork goes hand in hand with leadership. Leadership is <i>about</i> …

Motivation

5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …

6 Tips That Will Help You Achieve Massive Success

In the book, Mastery by Robert Greene, he talks about how some people are born with higher IQ’s and have a lot more natural talent than others.<p>They …

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

As Long as Government Exists, Our Freedom Is Insecure

An article by George H. Smith from a few years ago makes a distinction about freedom that seems worth pursuing. In "Jack and Jill and Two Kinds of …

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

Student Says His Is Too Smart For First Grade The Principals Response Is Hilarious

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

<b>Imagine waking up to the best day of your life -- every day. No exception. That's the promise of ‪‎mindfulness‬.</b><p>Don't believe me?<p>Did you know the Surgeon General of the United States meditates daily and considers mindfulness practice one of his four rules for health?<p>I'm focusing on my emotional and …

7 Things the Best Leaders Never Fail to Do | Inc.com

How does a seemingly ordinary woman become a super-successful business leader? What qualities do you need to reach and then effectively fill a top leadership position? And what qualities or actions are likely to hold you back?<p>To find out, Kathy Hurley and Priscilla Shumway, who are themselves …

Thirty-one-year-old behind illegal online drug emporium handed five sentences – including two for life – to be served concurrently with no chance of parole<p>Ross Ulbricht, the man behind illegal online drug emporium Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday by Judge Katherine Forrest of …

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Memory alloy bounces back into shape 10 million times

<b>Engineers have produced an alloy that springs back into shape even after it is bent more than 10 million times.</b><p>"Memory shape alloys" like this have many potential uses, but present incarnations are prone to wearing out.<p>The new material - made from nickel, titanium and copper - shatters previous …

Everything Google Announced at Google I/O 2015

That’s a wrap on all things Google. In case you missed the keynote, here’s a recap of all the highlights you may have missed.<p>Android M<p>Kicking off the keynote, Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai announced that HBO Now is officially on the Play Store before bringing ‎VP of Engineering …

Breaking Procrastination: The New Way To Succeed

Procrastination is an efficiency thief and can be crippling. I've been stuck there many times before and often catch myself falling back into it. Whenever it hits me, I turn to these four remedies to get back on track.<p><b>1. Ask Yourself Why</b><p>Is it lack of motivation, lack of sleep, excess stress, lack …

South Korea's Startup Culture Marred By Misguided Ambitions

South Korea’s startup culture has been gaining more attention as of late. According to Korea’s Small and Medium Business Administration, the number of startups in the country soared to roughly 30,000 as of January this year, up from a mere 2,000 some 16 years ago. And among that group, 63 have …

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to trump conventional solar power, and there's now some proof that this is happening. Aalto University researchers have developed black silicon solar cells that achieve a record 22.1 …

Clean Energy

The Seismic Shift in Irish Values, and One Reason It Happened

The landslide victory for marriage equality in Ireland caught some conservatives off guard. What happened to the staunchly conservative, almost fanatical Catholicism of the Irish people?<p>Paul Valleley, a professor of public ethics at the University of Chester, offered some important suggestions. He …

46 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) was a German philosopher. In his brilliant but relatively brief career, he published numerous major works …

NBC Host Comes Out for Capitalism, Opposes Price Controls

On Wednesday’s NBC <i>Today</i>, co-host Tamron Hall stumbled upon conservative economic philosophy as she defended a hot dog vendor’s right to charge …