Adam Hardy

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I Didn’t Say a Single Word For 10 Days—Here’s What I Learned

“There was to be no speaking, no reading, no writing, and no listening to music.”<p>My roommate was laying on his bed, staring blankly at the bare ceiling. We were sharing a tiny concrete cell roughly 7 square feet in size, and we hadn't spoken to each other in 8 days. Normally if you haven’t spoken …

Meditation

24-year-old Yik Yak CEO: Running a fast-growing startup is 'crazy stuff'

Yik Yak started with colleges, but CEO Tyler Droll has his sights set on creating a product every bit as compelling as Facebook.<p>The anonymous …

This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the Internet of things

If you want to connect your device to the cloud you have to build in some way to access the Internet, and that’s actually not an easy task when …

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

Copenhagen

With Tiny Smartphone Spectrometers, Everybody Can Be A Chemist

Find out what’s inside the stuff around you<p>Spectrometers are one of the most important tools in science. By measuring the various properties of light coming from or bouncing off an object, the device can help scientists figure out what paint is made of, or detect the composition of faraway stars. …

Here's what to do when an airline loses your luggage

Thankfully, the US Department of Transportation has started laying down the law on what should happen when you arrive somewhere and your baggage doesn't.<p>Unfortunately, this still varies wildly depending on each airline and each specific situation.<p>To help you navigate these tricky waters, we've …

Owe

15 Recipes to Kick-Start Your Paleo Diet

<i>Pictured: Sockeye Salmon Tartare recipe from CHOW</i>Paleo is all the rage these days. From your friend who does CrossFit to celebrities in the tabloids, …

Recipes

Is the Paleo Diet Worth Trying?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, you’ve probably heard someone touting the health benefits of the Paleo Diet. After …

Paleo Diet

How To Do Disney World On The Cheap

<i>Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando (Flickr: tegioz)</i><p>If you're planning a trip to <b>Walt Disney World</b> and are worried about burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to de-stress. Just about every child dreams of a family vacation at Walt Disney World and just about every parent wants to make those dreams …

Irresistible Gnocchi Casserole

Gnocchi casserole couldn't be simpler. This comforting dinner is great for any weeknight, and we know the kids will love it!<p>You know, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m from the Midwest. I mean, based on the number of casseroles I make in a week, it’s pretty obvious.<p>You fancy Californians with your …

Opinion: The only 5 investments you need to own

I write a lot about individual stocks, and while I dabble in stock-picking, the vast majority of my personal portfolio is in rather unglamorous …

Hyperloop Technologies is trying to make Elon Musk's dream a reality

It's still early, but the Hyperloop is potentially a world-changing mode of transportation<p>The Hyperloop, an idea first discussed by Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk back in 2013, is one of the most ambitious technological projects around and would provide the ability to travel between Los Angeles …

Elon Musk

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Aug.07.2014 / 6:15 PM ET<p>Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new …

Quantum Computing

Wall Street and Washington want you to believe the stock market isn't rigged. Guess what? It still is

Michael Lewis woke up Average Joe investors, but the fat cats are still trying to lull you into financial submission with their intellectual dishonesty<p>Most Americans don't think much about the stock market, and that's just fine with Wall Street. Because once you wake up to how screwed up the stock …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World

We asked dozens of our favorite analysts, economists, strategists, and portfolio managers on Wall Street and around the world to send us their most important charts.<p>And the picture these charts paint about the state of investing around the world is fascinating.<p>Some themes that arise are continued …

Markets

Energy Boom Leads to Engineering Shortage

<b>Privacy Policy</b><p>Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals by delivering a comprehensive online vehicle to learn, interact and share.The …

The Virginia Man Who Crowned Himself King In Africa Is Much More Serious Than You Think

Heaton took the land to make good on his promise to make his daughter a princess.<p>Now, as the media descends on Heaton, his ambitions have moved quickly beyond giving his daughter royalty status. He says he plans on turning his land into a living, working kingdom called North Sudan.<p>"My family and I …

Landscape Photography

'Smart' Rocks Diagnose Bridge Stability

<b>Privacy Policy</b><p>Our mission is to connect the world’s professionals by delivering a comprehensive online vehicle to learn, interact and share.The …

BMW, Benz Hold Hands on Wireless Charging, Will Head to S-class, i Cars

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are collaborating to provide wireless charging for their next series (and classes) of electric cars. Under their R&D microscopes is a new magnetic-resonance charging system that eventually may replace wired Level 2 stations altogether. This system of weathered, sealed coils …

Electric Vehicles

The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code

Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that …

New York's Newest Beach Lets You Lay On The Sand While Floating Down The Hudson

Is this the end of nature? Or just the beginning?<p>Though Manhattan’s an island, it hasn’t had real beaches for a few hundred years–sand once stretched from the lower tip up to what is now 42nd Street, but it’s long gone. A new project wants to bring a tiny piece of the sand back, artificially, by …

Manhattan

For When You're Inciting A Revolution Or In A Disaster, A Way To Send Mobile Messages Completely Off The Grid

Firechat offers a way to communicate with people on your cell phone in times when the infrastructure is broken–or when you fear that it is being used to spy on you.<p>Firechat, a mesh networking app that makes it possible to talk to other people who also have the app, even when no Internet connection …

Mobile

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

Income Inequality