Adam Fanslau

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What the Panic Over Pot Looked Like in 1967

LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 4<p>“The soft sweet smell of marijuana hangs in the streets of San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle. People pass on the …

Siblings

What psychology tells us about student achievement — and how it is ignored

Modern school reform has focused primarily on “accountability” measures — or, how to hold students, teachers, principals, schools and districts “accountable” for higher standardized-test scores, but, unfortunately has failed to look at many of the real problems children face in their classrooms.<p>The …

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Psychology

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

Garry Winogrand: the man who defined street photography

In the decades following the Second World War, Garry Winogrand, a towering figure in the history of street photography, portrayed New York – and the rest of America – in an innovative and widely influential new way<p>During the 1950s and 1960s the photographer Garry Winogrand stalked the sidewalks of</b> …

Barbara Walters on the Art of Conversation, How to Talk to Bores, and What Truman Capote Teaches Us About Being Interesting

What <i>The Paris Review</i> has done for the art of the interview in print, <b>Barbara Walters</b> has done for it on television. By the time she was forty, Walters was seen by more people than any other woman on TV and had grown famous for her ability not only to land interviews with seemingly unapproachable …

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know

<i>By guest blogger Michelle R. Davis</i><p>One of the biggest complaints about blended learning is that educators don't know if it really has a positive …

Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands.

Most recent advances in artificial intelligence — such as mobile apps that convert speech to text — are the result of machine learning, in which …

The Entrepreneurial Undergrad 3 -- The "So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur" Essentials List

Dedicated to the notion that knowledge often comes when you’re studying something else, I offer up the following pre-enterpreneur (incidentally also the pre Columbia University Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology course) reading (or listening or watching) list.<p>Joe Hyams: Zen in the Martial Arts. …

The State of Probabilistic Programming

For two weeks last July, I cocooned myself in a hotel in Portland, OR, living and breathing probabilistic programming as a “student” in the …

21st Century Smart: Staying Relevant In The Artificial Intelligence Age

Unless you have been under a rock, you know that the world is changing fast. You know that technology advances, especially smart robots and smart thinking machines, will continue to drive change. They will raise serious questions about how anyone over the age of 18 stays relevant and competitive …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

UI Design

Memex In Action: Watch DARPA Artificial Intelligence Search For Crime On The 'Dark Web'

Of late, DARPA has shown a growing interest in open sourcing its technology, even if its most terrifying creations, like army robot wildcats designed to reach speeds of 50Mph, are understandably kept private. In a week’s time, the wider world will be able to tinker with components of the military …

Artificial Intelligence

Online Courses, Classes, Training, Tutorials

Web design color theory: how to create the right emotions with color in web design

The most stimulating color, red is so energizing it has been used to increase blood circulation. Representing passion and power, red is the color that will attract the most attention, which is why it is commonly used for warnings and important notices.<p>Red is very appropriate for the <b>No Way NSA</b> …

9 Lessons From Products That Went To Market Too Soon

Pushing your product to market is about more than just making sure you’re ready. It’s about ensuring the market is ready, too. As a company, you have to hit that sweet spot, along with multiple other factors you may not have even considered.<p>Lucky for us — though not for them — there are some …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

FAIR open sources deep-learning modules for Torch

Progress in science and technology accelerates when scientists share not just their results, but also their tools and methods. This is one of the …

Ello raises another $5 million for its ad-free, invite-only social network

This brings Ello's total funding to $11 million raised in the last six months, with the new round led by Colorado-based Foundry Group and TechStars.<p>Ello first whizzed to popularity last September as a sort of anti-Facebook. By the beginning of October, it was seeing 50,000 sign-ups every hour and …

Adobe's new Slate app aims to turn anyone into a web designer for free

Over the last year, Adobe has been steadily beefing up its mobile offering with several new and rebranded apps. Though most of these require a …

What Happens After Y Combinator: The Marathon After The Sprint

Startup founders obsess about “winning” Demo Day. But even the winners will struggle to build sustainable businesses.<p>As she cleans out the hacker house where she and her employees have spent the past three months, Liz Wessel is experiencing a bit of an emotional whiplash. “We’re going back to our …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Colleges, how in good conscience can you do this to kids?

The Science Leadership Academy is a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia. Photo: Nichole DoboThis year has been a fantastic …

College & University

Why women leave tech: It's the culture, not because 'math is hard'

I knew something was up when Sandhya, a talented project manager I only knew slightly, asked me if we could have lunch.<p>She had recently come back …

To Be A Success, Surround Yourself With The Right People (4 Top Tips)

<i>“If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”</i><p>Like Benjamin Franklin, I’ve always believed it matters who you surround yourself with.<p>Nutritionists tell us: “You are what you eat.” We’re also what we <i>hear</i>. The people you surround yourself with—those you interact with regularly—have a huge impact …

Self-improvement

Google 'makes people think they are smarter than they are'

Searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence, Yale psychologists believe<p>Search engines like Google or Yahoo make people think they are smarter than they actually are because they have the world's knowledge at their fingertips, …

The Internet Has Been a Colossal Economic Disappointment

The Internet is one of humanity’s greatest technical advances. Yet compared to great technological inventions of the past, it is also a colossal economic disappointment.<p>I’m talking about jobs.<p>Yes, young programmers are getting jobs straight out of college at salaries in the six figures. But I’m …

Home Construction

11 reasons why Olympic National Park is the most underrated place in the US

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK’S 1,440 square mile landscape is one of the most diverse cultural and geographic regions in North America, a designated United …

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work is the new normal. But as Peter Hirst, director of the executive education …

Learning