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How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Touring, complete: what gear survived four months of hard-wearing book-tour?

You know all those suitcases that come with ten-year warranties? They're all designed to have a ten-year duty-cycle...assuming that you travel once …

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Why cancer is not a war, fight, or battle

<b>(CNN) —</b> When news of Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis hit the internet, I thought it was beautiful to see so many well-wishers tweet to him with messages of support.<p>President Barack Obama tweeted: "Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John." Rep. Steve Scalise, still …

Cancer

Excellent $5 puzzle book: The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

I bought the Dover edition The Moscow Puzzles in 2014, and it's still one of my all-time favorite puzzle books. Here are a few samples:<p>Book …

Learn 12 different accents in under four minutes

Dialect coach Sammi Grant gives a crash course in a dozen different accents including my favorite, the Transatlantic accent. (Think Audrey Hepburn …

Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" played on a Korean gayageum

In her latest video, Luna Lee, master of the gayageum, plays a stunning version of the David Bowie classic.

Why mutating symbiotic thought germs love the web

Zoologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in his book on evolution, The Selfish Gene, in 1976. In it, he wrote:<p>Examples of memes are tunes, …

Watch “The Daily Show” Rip Apart The Myth of Paid Protesters

<b>WHAT:</b> An incisive, funny exploration of the supposed paid protesters making life miserable for the Trump administration.<p><b>WHO:</b> <i>The Daily Show</i> team, and correspondent Desi Lydic.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> One of the more insidious lies pervading the public discourse since Donald Trump was inaugurated–but take your …

Get primed for a project management certification online

One of the best ways to progress a career in project management is through earning recognized certifications. These certifications carry significant …

This Goldman Sachs flowchart tells you everything you need to know about how Brexit should play out

With the year coming to an end, everyone is starting to think about 2017 might hold for the world.<p>Two of the biggest story lines of 2016 — Brexit and President Trump — will continue in the new year and Goldman Sachs has produced a comprehensive yet concise flowchart showing how the Brexit process …

Calculating solutions to combat Zika

Discovery<p><b>NSF-funded mathematician playing pivotal role in disease mitigation</b><p>Mathematicians have created a virtual world to study a new approach to …

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Ice Cube And Dr. Dre Introduce A Rousing New Trailer For The Movie About Their Lives

The new trailer for Straight Outta Compton feels verrrrry timely (and NSFW).<p>“What a lot of people don’t realize about NWA,” Ice Cube as himself says at the top of a new trailer for his film <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>, “is that it’s nonviolent protest.” So if you were wondering whether Ice Cube might …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

In the Kitchen: How to roast the perfect turkey: The secret's in the soak

So have you heard that the bird is the word? I am referring to the bird you have been thinking about or forgotten about for the last 51 weeks.<p>If you …

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

<b>Memo:</b> From Nick Hanauer <b><br>To:</b> My Fellow Zillionaires<p>You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in …

TaskRabbit is blowing up its business model and becoming the Uber for everything

Since it opened up five years ago, TaskRabbit has often been a godsend to people with more money than time. The company stocks its auction house of personal assistants with people ready to deliver cupcakes to your office, or assemble your Ikea furniture, or clean your home. But last summer, …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

In SpyParty, Your Prejudices Might Just Be Why You Got Shot in the Head

When <i>SpyParty</i> creator Chris Hecker says he wants his tense, psychological espionage simulation to be the most diverse game ever, he's talking …

Two months aboard an Antarctic ice breaker, condensed to 5 minutes

Here's an incredibly cool video showing the prow of a massive ice breaking ship as it plows through Antarctica's Ross Sea. The footage is sped up, to …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

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Watch this: Kevin Spacey becomes a real-life political puppet master in 'House of Nerds'

If you thought <i>House of Cardinals</i>was a spot-on spoof of Netflix's political drama <i>House of Cards</i>, just wait until you see what aired Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, DC. The spoof, titled <i>House of Nerds</i>, brings together an ensemble cast of power players from the …

Singing Sisters Reconsider The Everly Brothers

The Chapin Sisters are a critically acclaimed duo, with tinges of folk, country and pop in their songs. For their latest project, Lily and Abigail Chapin looked to another famous set of singing siblings: Don and Phil, The Everly Brothers.<p>Lily Chapin says the genesis of their new tribute album, <i>A</i> …

Elite Panic: why rich people think all people are monsters

Here's a quote on "Elite Panic" from Rebecca Solnit, It's an idea I'm fascinated by, particularly the notion that if you believe that people are …

Ten ways to be happy #tryingtorememberthis

10 Reasons Why You Have to Quit Your Job This Year - Altucher Confidential

This was going to end badly.<p>My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the …