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These 500 Drones Flying In Formation Are The Fireworks Of The Future

No smoke, no explosives. See what your Fourth of July will look like once drones take over.<p>In the 18 minutes it takes to blow up 30-some tons of fireworks for the Fourth of July show on the National Mall in D.C., it costs the government more than 200 grand. Bigger shows–like the massive Macy’s show …

10 best security apps for Android that aren't antivirus apps

When you Google Search the term security apps, you get a ton of antivirus and anti-malware app listings. Unfortunately, that’s a very narrow view of what’s out there. There are tons of apps that can boost your security. Most of them are fairly easy to use and don’t use a ton of resources. Here are …


This gorgeous new PlayStation 4 game looks like a Pixar film

Games look better and better every year. Take this as exhibit A:<p>Not bad, right? This is the new "Ratchet & Clank" game, which arrived on the PlayStation 4 this past week.


4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

West Africa

Top 3 BIM Myths Dispelled

There’s a lot of noise about building information modelling (BIM) in our industry and that noise has helped to establish some pretty unhelpful myths. …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …


How to Make Someone Fall In Love With You

<b>Here’s How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You</b><p>When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most …


'Minecraft: Education Edition' is launching this summer

<i>Minecraft</i> has become a popular tool to teach children about countless subjects including art, geography and computer science. A tweaked version of the game called <i>MinecraftEdu</i> has long helped educators with this task, but now it has a new owner: Microsoft. The company, which bought developer Mojang …

How to Parent Like a German

The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to …


10 of the Most Controversial Productivity Tips That Actually Work

We’ve all heard what makes us more productive. To be more productive, get: Better sleep, better food, better work environment, etc. And I think these …

Time Management

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …


How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …


How to Improve Your Writing: 5 Secrets From Hollywood

Thanks to the internet, people are reading and writing more than ever. But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>…

Creative Writing

How to Increase Willpower: 10 Secrets From Research

Some insights about willpower from research, with links to the studies:<p>Practicing a little willpower every day increases self-control over time.<p>For …

Will Power

The Secret to Model Perfect Hair

Supermodels like Chrissy Teigen, Jourdan Dunn, and Caroline Trentini share the hair care rules they live by.


14 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

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The 10 Qualities of Exceptional People

Counter to what many believe, accolades are not really what success is about. To be rich is to have money and status, but to be wealthy is to have …


Luxury Yacht with Underwater Rooms Boasts Amazing Views of Ocean Life

The Dubai-based Kleindienst Group has designed a contemporary marine yacht concept that's unlike any other. Called the <i>Floating Seahorse</i>, it boasts an underwater master bedroom and bath that offer amazing views of the surrounding ocean.<p>This aquatic accommodation is a luxurious home away from home, …


9 Warning Signs Your Employee Is Quitting

No matter the state of the economy, employee turnover is always an issue for employers, especially those in small businesses. Research has shown that people who are contemplating a job change are more likely to share company secrets or do things to sabotage the organization's goals.<p>For this reason, …

Employee Engagement

"It Is Important That Our Children Understand Humility"

Being a mother is simply the greatest achievement of my life. It has taken me on an unexpected journey that can constantly surprise, educate and …


7 Conversational Tips to Be More Confident

Confidence can carry you through a lot in life. It can help you perform better in job interviews, appear more authoritative when addressing a crowd, …

Public Speaking

3 Strategies for Answering "How Would Your Boss or Co-workers Describe You?"

Saying nice things about yourself tends to be a lot harder than saying nice stuff about others. For most people, it can be really awkward to talk …


Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

“I’ll just read this article a little later.”<p>It’s bad enough that procrastination can ruin your work day—an earful from the boss for blowing a deadline, say, or just a later evening at the office than you planned. But the effects of habitual delay can infect you at the physical level as well as the …


Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

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Virtual Reality

The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of March 2015

February was a bit slow as far as video games go.<p>Worse, it was sprinkled largely with disappointments.<p>Sure, there were some winners—<i>Apotheon, Majora’s Mask 3D,</i> Telltale’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>—but the biggest releases of the month were both letdowns.<p><i>Evolve</i> is a decent game with a neat premise that got old …

Game of Thrones

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled <i>Preservation</i>, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to …

Los Angeles

Insightful Infographic Instructs You on How to Have the Perfect Workday

If you feel like you don't accomplish as much as you'd like during the day, perhaps there's a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break. To …

Time Management

Google said to be in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B valuation

SpaceX has gone where most startups never have: to space. And it looks like Google may well want in on the excitement.<p>According to a report this morning from The Information (subscription required), Google is close to putting a substantial investment into Elon Musk’s rocket company at a valuation …