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Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 14 Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali wasn't just a peerless boxer with historic fights against Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. He also wasn't just the first world famous athlete who forced a nation to reckon with his political and spiritual beliefs. Ali was a father to 9, and he was as loving outside the …

Boxing

Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device

Imagine that future civilisations are looking for evidence of us. Digital human life. And they find nothing.<p>No Buzzfeed. No Slack. No GitHub. Nothing.<p>That’s actually a distinct possibility as the current means of storing our increasingly large digital past exist only virtually, are inefficient and …

Off-grid UFO home is completely powered by wind, water and sun

UFOs could soon be spotted floating on the ocean as cool sustainable homes. Italian boating company Jet Capsule designed what may be the most stylish …

Off-grid

Hoverboards are over, but the HoverCart is kinda genius

Remember those carts in the animated film <i>Wall-E</i> that carted around the obese humans of the future? Good news, the future is now!<p>Someone took a …

Nap under your desk like a professional with the 'Schnap' hammock

Anyone who says they basically live at the office now has an excuse to make that a reality.<p>While taking a quick snooze under one's desk used to mean …

UX Visualization Examples & Tips

via UX Alive, UX Conference & Workshops in Istanbul<p>** UX Visualization **<p>Every UX work needs to be clearly understood by all the stakeholders in a UX …

The complete guide to transforming your desk into a peaceful, productive place to work

Some say a messy desk is a sign of creativity. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg—all notorious champions of workplace disarray—might agree.<p>More often than not, however, a messy desk is just messy.<p>Unless you’re already a creative genius, having a helter-skelter work space is likely to …

Minimalism

Edward Snowden Dismisses FBI Claim in Apple iPhone Battle

Edward Snowden is weighing in again on the FBI’s claim that only Apple can unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>“Respectfully, …

The CEO of billion-dollar startup Gusto has 75 angel investors and warns other startups: 'There are no shortcuts'

You couldn't find two startup competitors with more starkly different cultures than Zenefits and Gusto — both of which sell similar human resources …

Domino's merges pizza pie with actual pie and the result is heaven

Just when you thought pizza couldn't get any better, in comes a random Ukrainian Domino's franchise.<p>Domino's has performed wild culinary experiments …

National Geographic Photographers’ Favorite Wildlife Pictures

In honor of World Wildlife Day, National Geographic photographers share their favorite wildlife photos.<p>In honor of World Wildlife Day, March 3, National Geographic photographers share their favorite wildlife photos from the sea, on land, and in the air.<p>“The future of wildlife is in our hands” is …

The Firefly 2 proves that every vaporizer should have its own app

The first Firefly vaporizer was revolutionary when it debuted in late 2013. Along with the original Pax, it helped take portable vapes mainstream with Apple-esque minimalist design and convection heating. But in the modern Internet of Things era, the OG Firefly now feels laughably out of date -- …

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

UI Motion Design References

There are quite a few things I like to do before opening my computer and using a design tool like Sketch of Photoshop. One of the first things I do …

5 Reasons Why Hiring Is the Single Most Important Skill for Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The longer I’m involved with Codeship, the company I co-founded, and the more entrepreneurs I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team are the lifeblood of a fast-growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that …

Silicon Valley founders who grew up poor can’t shake “mindset inequality”

I grew up in poverty–as did my startup co-founder David Tran. So when the talk in Silicon Valley turned to income inequality recently, our ears perked up. For a moment, our two worlds were colliding.<p>“Closely related to poverty is lack of social mobility,” Paul Graham, who co-founded the startup …

Silicon Valley

What Disney’s Classic Animation Principles Could Teach Web Designers

Disney’s 12 principles of animation are as relevant for today’s interface designers as they were for yesterday’s dancing-broom illustrators.<p>Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’ <i>The Illusion of Life</i> are mentioned in nearly every article about interface …

What does Disney know about interface animation anyway?

Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’ <i>The Illusion of Life</i> are mentioned in nearly every article about …

Silicon Valley's tech titans may be Democrats, but not as we know them

Good news for Hillary Clinton: there are very few Republican voters in Silicon Valley. Bad news: the Democrats there are not Democrats as you know them. They detest trade unions, for example, and they’re very keen on immigration – so long as the immigrants have PhDs from elite Indian or Chinese …

Silicon Valley

SubPac M2 Wearable Bass System

Price: $400Immerse yourself in the virtual world to experience the action in real time with the SubPac M2 Wearable Bass System. Designed to be worn …

Wearable Tech

The rise of Satya Nadella, the game-changing CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.<p>Times change.<p>Now, in 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and …

Bill Gates

That bizarre-looking star just got a lot weirder — and yes, it could be aliens

While the prospect of aliens was first launched by Penn State astronomer Jason Wright, almost everyone in the astronomy community agreed that the chances that this was the case were "very low."<p>Now, the latest investigations into this strange star by Louisiana State University astronomer Bradley …

72% of people get their best ideas in the shower — here's why

Over the last few months, psychologist Ron Friedman, founder of Ignite80 and author of "The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace," has been organizing an online summit on peak work performance, featuring his discussions with 26 of the world's top …

Creativity

Practical 3-D Printing Looks Like a Crazy $4,500 Coffee Table

3-D printing, the technology that will change retail stores forever, still has a long way to go to best injection-molded plastic. But if you want one …

Using Cubii’s elliptical trainer is one of my New Year’s resolutions

I sit at my desk and write posts all day for my job. My fingers get a lot of exercise, but not the rest of me. That’s why I’m looking forward to using Cubii, an elliptical trainer that fits under your desk and lets you exercise while you’re sitting down. In fact, this looks so promising that I’m …

Mount Everest

37 Cookie Recipes That Will Elevate Your Baking Game

Cookie recipes. 37 of them, from chewy to crunchy to everything in between.<p><b>See the full list here.</b><p><b>Gingerbread Lattice Cookies</b><p>Ever made a gingerbread lattice cookie? No? Let us show you the way.<b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sugar Cookies</b><p>Roll them in sprinkles before baking. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Peanut Butter and Jelly</b> …

Eco-Friendly Furniture Uses Glowing Bio Resin to "Self Heal" Salvaged Wood

In nature, trees can heal themselves when wounded while simultaneously promoting healthy growth. Inspired by this self-repairing process, German design company Manufract has created unique furniture pieces that combine salvaged oak with bio resins–this material repairs the wood and forms it into …

Furniture

4 Lessons for Success From the Cofounder of Paypal

The best interview question — what important truth do very few people agree with you on?— is tough to answer. Just think about it for a second.<p>In his …