Laura Seo

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10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

By Phyllis L. Fagell<p>When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew …

Lifestyle

Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI

Thanks to neural networks - digital approximations of the way that the human brain learns - artificial intelligence has made enormous breakthroughs …

Up Your Camping Game With This Kitchen In A Box

Unless you’re Bear Grylls, going camping involves plentiful tools and sundries: a stove to make food, utensils for cooking, a surface for prepping ingredients, and light so you can see what you’re doing. Piecemeal, that adds up to a lot of stuff, and poses a clutter problem for the other 360 or so …

The Mathematical Voodoo of Triangles

When you try to build shapes out of too many triangles, some bizarre things start to happen.<p>The five Platonic solids are the foundation for a number of geometric studies, and they encompass the only three-dimensional polyhedrons that are both regular and convex. In other words, they are 3D shapes …

The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

Entrepreneurship

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as newer …

Three Common Storytelling Mistakes

I know you think storytelling is important, because you’re reading this blog post. Or do you need to be persuaded? The human mind is structured to remember stories, not facts, or things, or lists, or even ideas. Do you want proof?<p>Here it is. It’s a fact that we are much safer today, in 2016, from …

Hey Future Entrepreneurs: Forget the Law Degree

One of the questions college students and people in their 20s typically ask me is, "Should I go to law school?"<p>They ask because they know I went to law school, they know I never actually practiced law, and I've had some jobs and career experiences they find interesting (in politics as Mike …

Entrepreneurship

18 Reasons You Should Start Looking for Another Job

Thinking it's time to quit? Here are a few signs it might be time to move on from your current position.<p>The alarm clock goes off bright and early on Monday morning. What's your reaction? Are you ready to tackle the day head-on? Or do you hit the snooze button and dread getting out of bed?<p>If you're …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

Could 'method writing' be the future for novelists?

<b>Could writers benefit from the same tactics as method actors, who immerse themselves in extreme surroundings in order to prepare for a role?</b><p>Every February, as the Oscars roll around, movie fans revel in stories about actors who have gone to extreme lengths to prepare for parts.<p>Daniel Day-Lewis …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Peter Thiel

Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver

I discovered that some of these places are way easier to find than you would think.<p>As an adventure photographer and writer I am always searching for the "off the beaten track" activities and photo ops while on my travels. You can find me climbing cliffs and waterfalls and asking around for the …

National Parks

Be Focused Pro for Mac

• Manage your tasks<br>• Track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period<br>• Fast and easy goal tracking<br>• Customize to maximize productivity:<br>• Pomodoro …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Plague app helps you get more likes on your posts

Not getting enough “likes” on your posts? Try this app. A new social networking app called Plague gives you power to decide what posts should go …

Here's Why A Quarter Of The World's Best-Performing CEOs Studied Engineering

Amazon head Jeff Bezos topped the list.<p>As we've mentioned before, the exec has grown his company's value to $140 billion in the 20 years the company has been around, and in that time Amazon has brought in a massive 15,189% on industry-adjusted shareholder returns.<p>But what's also compelling about …

8 Insider Secrets for a Painless Wax and a Bump-Free Recovery

From the editors of ELLE.com, Shoba Tummala, founder of Shoba hair removal salons, shares how to have a seamless waxing experience.<p><b>1) Come prepared.</b><p>"Like brushing your teeth before you go to the dentist, come to your waxing appointment with clean, dry skin. And for best results, skip the lotion the …

The New Hair Washing Rules

How to clean your hair like a pro.<p><b>1) Not everyone can get away with skipping regular shampoos.</b> "How often you wash your hair depends on your texture," says celebrity hairstylist Jasmine Anna Galazka at the Oscar Blandi Salon. "Finer hair needs to be washed daily or every other day; thicker or …