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4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Self-improvement

UK switches on the world's largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than some skyscrapers at 640 feet and have 262-foot-long blades …

Ninth Chords Made Easy

As many of you readers begin to dig deeper into learning jazz guitar harmony and voicings, you'll undoubtedly come across various ninth chords—Maj9, …

Electric Guitar

Compression Trick That Boosts Loudness Without Destroying Your Music

The loudness war. You don’t have to like it. But it’s a reality. All else being equal, the average music consumer judges louder music as better …

Say Goodbye to These 5 Web Design Trends

Thankfully, computers, phones, and cameras are not the only areas where technology evolves. Web design has changed drastically since early 2000 and …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Music Theory: Building Chords Chromatically Instead of Diatonically

In Classical music theory, chords are built and analyzed diatonically, or as to how each note that the chord is built on relates to a scale or key.<p>In …

Electric Guitar

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

Diabetes

R2-D2 Laser Keyboard Available for U.S. Pre-order - Technabob

Normally, I think the general idea of a projected keyboard is pretty cool. A small device can use lasers to simulate a much larger device; it’s very …

Star Wars Landspeeder Pool Float

Enjoy the fruits of your moisture farming labor when you set sail aboard this Star Wars Landspeeder Pool Float from Intex. Be like Luke Poolwalker as …

Science Fiction

Surface Pro 3 hands on: Better laptop, yes; better tablet, maybe

Advertisement<p>35 Comments<p>As I walked back from Microsoft’s Surface event earlier today, one question kept creeping into my mind: Did Microsoft(s MSFT) …

Gear & Gadgets

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The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Portable desktops don't make great tablets—at least, not yet

You're forgiven if an ad for "the world's most portable desktop" confuses you. But don't be surprised if claims like that pop up more frequently, …

Toshiba Kirabook is a truly light laptop with excellent performance

In the new 13.3-inch Toshiba Kirabook ($1,600), Windows users finally have a laptop that comes close to and even bests the Apple MacBook Air in some …

First drive: Funky Fiat 500L creates a mixed impression

We had the opportunity to spend some time (and miles) with the new Fiat 500L—the first new four-door Fiat to grace these shores in decades. With its …

Q&A: Is it OK use rechargeable batteries until they are almost run down?

<b>Q:</b> My children have many small electronics that operate on rechargeable batteries (MP3 players, laptops, handheld video game consoles). They play …

Repurpose an Aluminum Can into a Camping Stove

Camping is all about packing light and minimizing bulk. When it comes to cooking, it doesn't get much simpler than a lightweight stove made from an …

Most Popular Razor: Gillette Fusion/Fusion ProGlide

When you want a clean, consistently smooth and nick-free shave, you need a good, sharp, and reliable razor to do the job. Last week we asked you …

Acoustic bass