Adrian Merchan

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Nas: Hip-Hop at Harvard

Last July, Harvard established the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, a program in honor of the Queensbridge MC that aims to fund students involved in …

How to Build a Core of Steel

You’ve read a lot about how important it is to have a strong core.<p>But you’ve come across plenty of different opinions about the best way to get …

Martyn Ashton and Others Do Things on a Road Bike You Didn't Know Were Possible

Mountain bike trials rider Martyn Ashton recruited the help of trials cyclists Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill to pull off this impressive trick video "Road Bike Party 2," done all while on the narrow tires of a road bicycle.<p>Here are some of the most mind-blowing moments.<p>Hat tip to Devour for the …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

5 Eminem Tracks Only Hardcore Fans Know

So, you think you’re an Eminem fan just because you memorized the first verse of “Lose Yourself”? Prepare to have your mind blown by these …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Author Vaclav Smil tackles the big problems facing America and the world. Andreas Laszlo Konrath<p>"There is no author whose books I look forward to …

The complete guide to fixing your credit score

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a catch-22. I decided it was time for me to start building my credit. The advice from nearly everybody: "Just apply for a credit card." Easier said than done: as soon as I started applying, I received rejection letters letting me know that I was not eligible …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.<p>The water splitter is a silicon …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Why Elon Musk is a utility executive’s worst nightmare

Attention US utility executives: You have a decade at most before the boom in renewable energy makes your century-old business model as relevant as a rotary telephone. In the time it takes to get a transmission line built in California, solar energy production and other new technologies could …

Renewable Energy

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

Jeff Bezos

Most Popular Articles of August (Top 5)

The push up is a simple exercise. But that simplicity shouldn't discount it's value. Like anything, in doing a push up well there is much more going …

9 Great Ideas to Improve Your Workouts

Here's what you need to know...<p>For reps, consider counting backwards like a space launch instead of counting up, and using the "and-one" method for …

Physiotherapy

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the great outdoors: AlphaDog is still trudging through the wilderness too. A flurry of updates to the firm's YouTube channel reveal that the four-legged robot (officially known as the LS3) has been …

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being …

Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

How to Gain Lean Muscle Fast

Are you in the market to gain muscle? Building some hardcore muscle—without gaining fat along with it—is easier than you might think. Here are some …

Protein

The Man Who Gets The Science Right On 'The Big Bang Theory'

Sure, Bob Newhart may have won his first Emmy for guest-starring as Professor Proton on the hugely popular show <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, about four young scientists at Caltech. But behind the scenes is a real-life professor, David Saltzberg of UCLA.<p>Saltzberg studies high-energy particle physics and …

Master Your Running Form

Stick to the basics:<br>• Increase your cadence to roughly 170-180 steps per minute.<br>• Land with your foot underneath your body, as opposed to “reaching” …

30 minutes of exercise better for weight loss than longer workouts

A short daily workout of just 30 minutes a day can help dieters lose more weight than exercising for an hour, scientists have found.<p>For anyone wanting to lose weight, you may need to exercise less than you thought.<p>A new study has found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost a …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Johnny Heineken, Wind Engineer And Kitesurfing Champ

This month, <i>Sierra</i> magazine published my profile of Johnny Heineken, a handsome young engineer at Makani Power and a reigning world champion in kitesurfing.<p>The story was shortened by the magazine for lack of space, sacrificing details that paint a fuller picture of Heineken and the remarkable …

How the Hyperloop Works

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, has given us snazzy, new electric cars courtesy of Tesla Motors and private spaceflight through his …

10 Ab Training Mistakes You Need To Stop Making!

The rise of the core has led to a profusion of misinformation and confusion. Eliminate the training flubs that keep your abs in the shadows!<p>"The …

The Proof Is in the Pull-Up: 10 Tools for Getting Better at Pull-Ups

Once upon a time, I could not do one pull up. Heck, I couldn’t do a push-up, either. I used to ask my mom to write me notes to get me out of gym in …