Chad Murray

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How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

University of California

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After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

TED Talks

Why Inbox Is Way Better Than Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it’s easy to see that Google engineers see …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

What Procrastination Does To Your Happiness?

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?<p>How about a unique spin on …

Time Management

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

How to turn your old PC into a speedy Chromebook for free

A step-by-step guide to making your old machine into a Chrome capable computer<p>One of the great ironies of the cloud computing age is that the five to ten year old laptop gathering dust in your desk drawer probably has more horsepower than a top of the line Chromebook which just hit the market. That …

Operating Systems

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>If only I could have learned Spanish three years ago…”</i><p><i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time for. And as information …

Self-improvement

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Mexican tequila harvest - in pictures

Graeme Robertson went to Mexico to photograph the Patrón tequila process, from harvest to bottling.<p>Order of Patrón production process<br>1 Harvesting, trimming, sorting<br>2 Baking/cooking<br>3 Crushing (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>4 Fermentation (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>5 Distillation (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>6 …

13 Best and Worst Modern-Horror Movie Remakes

Last weekend, horror fans were blessed (or cursed) with a new version of <i>Poltergeist,</i> the 1982 Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg collaboration that taught …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

How to Make a Sporting Life Cocktail

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: The classic Country Life cocktail gets a sporting makeover.</i><p>The mixing of drinks has been, and might very well …