Carol Chau

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IKEA Hack Music Visualizer Table

With an IKEA “Lack” table (they’re only $10!) and some LED’s, and you can have the coolest centerpiece table around. This project is a music visualizer table, an idea that creator crt4041 based upon a tiny Arduino music visualizer project from Adafruit. When music is played near it, it lights …

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The 7 Most Important Steps of Financial Planning

Do you need help with your finances but don’t know anything about the steps of financial planning? To alleviate the confusion, there are 223,400 …

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

The Most Taboo Thing In Our Culture Is Radical Honesty, And That’s Exactly The Problem

We are being suffocated by a culture — and a people — that, out of an irreverence for honesty, has grown an inability to coexist.<p>We call opinions …

A concrete approach to learning how to program

Learn the basics of a weakly-typed language, and avoid languages that force or strongly encourage object-oriented programming with classes. Seriously …

How to Remove Personal Information from your Digital Photos

This iconic Situation Room photograph, captured at the White House, has now been viewed more the 2.5 million times on the web. There’s little …

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Why You're Still Not The Best Speaker In Your Field

I’ve given hundreds of talks, workshops and presentations in the past 10 years, and when I began, I had no clue about the key essentials of crafting a talk that makes a lasting impact and real difference to the audience. In the beginning, one of my chronic problems was that I tried to cram five …

Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p><i>“</i><i>Sure boss, I can have that article to you in two hours.”</i><p>That’s an …

Video: Madrona’s Julie Sandler inspires teenagers with these 3 startup tips

Madrona Venture Group’s Julie Sandler inspired a crowd of 15,000 high school students earlier this year with her talk at We Day, imploring the …

Still asking ‘What do you do?’ Try these 5 better questions

“What do you do?”<p>The classic get-to-know-you question is designed to extract information about your job, that thing you spend a lot of your time …

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'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

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The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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colors shown on computer screens may vary from actual product. Thank you.<p>more awesome quotes for our lovelies!<p>In life, we never know what anyone else is going through, and a simple kindness can make a huge difference. While we all know I love a good snarky and sarcastic quote, I love, adore, …