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Anki’s Cozmo robot now has a visual programming mode to teach kids to code

This was inevitable<p>Cozmo was supposed to be the new face of robotics for Anki, previously known for its collection of connected toy cars. After Cozmo’s launch last October, the company offered SDKs for research groups to play with the robot’s facial and spacial recognition capabilities and path …

Want to Write a Masterpiece? Here Are Some Chord Progressions to Get You Started

There are basically three schools of thought on songwriting. First you have those who believe that “either you have it or you don’t.”<p>In other words, …

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

For The Last Time: Rock Is Not Dead, You’re Just Not Paying Attention

For as long as I have been listening to rock ‘n’ roll, people have been telling me that the music I love is dead.<p>When I was a grade-schooler in the late ’80s, people told me rock was dead because of the preponderance of hair-metal bands on MTV. A few years later, I heard rock was dead because white …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

Peter Thiel

The Neuroscience of Trust

Companies are twisting themselves into knots to empower and challenge their employees. They’re anxious about the sad state of engagement, and rightly so, given the value they’re losing. Consider Gallup’s meta-analysis of decades’ worth of data: It shows that high engagement—defined largely as …

Employee Engagement

Movies For Your Monday

Live To Ride - Finding Home: Animal presents Finding Home, a mountain bike journey featuring Blake Samson.<p>William Robert - Quebec: Freeriding near …

Mountain Biking

10 Little-Known (But Fascinating) STEM Fields to Explore

Interested in a career involving science, technology, engineering, or math? The world is your oyster (or your robot, as it were). STEM disciplines …

Using Responsibility Matrix for Strategic Execution - Nano Tools for Leaders

August 2016 | Strategy<p>The Responsibility Matrix: Strategic Execution<p><b>Nano Tools for Leaders®</b> are fast, effective leadership tools that you can learn …

A counterintuitive way to be happier on a daily basis will be the most fun life hack you try all year

Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?<p>Here's the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that happens, oh, whenever.<p>But scientific research is showing giggles, guffaws and jokes are far too important to be left to chance.<p>We're gonna learn the best ways to use humor to …

Veterans

5 new scientific tips for super-charging your productivity

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan, and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It's …

Time Management

Kid Craft: Cardboard Guitar

DIY toy instruments are a great way to introduce creative kids to the joys of making music, and a simple cardboard guitar is a great place to start!<p>Even if you have multiple age ranges in your home, this is definitely a bit of crafty play that will keep both big and little kids entertained. Wee …

Work + Home + Community + Self

<i>Take an assessment—produced in partnership with Qualtrics—of your Total Leadership skills, and learn how to strengthen them and about people who exemplify them.</i><p>Overcommitted. Distracted. Stressed out. Stretched too thin. This is how many of us describe ourselves today. I hear it from men and women; …

Jazz Guitar Lessons

Matt Warnock really is the essential modern source for learning jazz guitar in the web 2.0 era. His e-books are an extension of his encyclopedic …

Acoustic Adventures: Leo Kottke's Invisible Thumb

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Develop a rhythmically strong fingerstyle technique.<br>• Explore the essential elements of Leo …

Guitar

Guitar Amp Recording

In our quest for the ultimate electric guitar sound, SOS tested favourite recording techniques from over 40 top-flight producers and engineers. Hear …

Five new albums to try this week: Spoon, Owl John and more

Spoon – They Want My Soul (Anti)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: It’s been four years since the last record from these Texas-based alt-rockers, and on They Want My Soul they sound tighter than ever. Might this be the album to propel them into the mainstream?<p><b>It might not be for you if</b>… You’re not interested …

Power App: AVID Pro Tools 11

<b>Create a ghost delay to give a track a wider ambience</b><p><b>Objective</b><p>Delay a track and pan the delayed signal opposite of the source track in a stereo mix, …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The National Talk Family, Touring, and More in First Episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Entrevista" Series

As part of Pitchfork.tv's partnership with the Portuguese music and arts television network Canal 180 during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto in June, we're proud to present a new series, "Entrevista". "Entrevista" means "interview" in Portuguese, and this show features behind-the-scenes …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

How to Overcome the Fear of "Putting Yourself Out There"

<i>Image credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>In honor of Arianna Huffington's marvelous book <i>THRIVE</i>, I want to write about a very specific aspect of well-being: …

6 Awesome Things Happening on Earth Right Now that Your Kids Must See!

<i>Photo by Shutterstock</i><p>Open the minds of everyone in your family with these amazing photographs and videos of natural phenomenon occurring around the …

The Fit Five: Bulk Up With Body Weight

Fitness enthusiasts around the world have always advocated for body-weight exercises, but to the beginner and even some seasoned lifters these …

Exercise

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Millennial males seek work-life balance too

“My family comes before my job.”<p>“ I’d rather have an interesting life than make a lot of money.”<p>“I owe it all to yoga.”<p>We’re used to hearing these …

Seven Brain Games for Your Smartphone

Your phone is the last bastion of entertainment when you’re stuck waiting, well, anywhere. But refreshing your Facebook news feed or sending …

Training advice - The Running Bug