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17 Powerful Ways to Learn Project Management

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

Time Management

7 Cheap Marketing Tactics That Drove $100k in Sales in Six Months | Inc.com

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled, "How I built a $100k jerky business in 6 Months for Less Than $100". I was extremely delighted to receive a flurry of people reaching out in response.<p>Most of the messages I received were from those who had questions, or wanted to let me know of a good jerky …

Marketing

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

Read Isaac Asimov's Essay on How to Be Creative

You don't need to hire a consultant to help you foster creativity at your firm. You just need the wisdom of the greatest science fiction writer.<p>Science fiction lovers, rejoice. Isaac Asimov—one of the greatest and most prolific sci-fi writers of all time—is still publishing. His longtime friend, …

A Lighter, Better Pack to Power Our Troops

A wearable solar-energy system drastically reduces the weight that U.S. Marines carry into battle—and helps them survive.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O),* Arlington, Va.<p><b>FIELD</b> Military Technology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Lightweight solar power system for Marines on patrol.<p><b>When a Marine</b> …

PM/AM: What if a Solar Flare Hit the Earth?

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Recently, there's been news of a humongous solar flare that narrowly missed the Earth in 2012. If it had been one week earlier, one …

The Watch That Would Make Even Inspector Gadget Jealous

Heads up, tech geeks: the future is NOW. Like something straight out of a ‘90s sci-fi film, a team of young Canadian developers has invented a …

This Material Is So Black Your Brain Cannot Comprehend It

Vantablack, a coating made of carbon nanotubes, traps all but 0.035 percent of all light.<p>After staring into this eternal abyss of darkness for 15 minutes straight, I can say that this carbon nanotube coating is incredible, yet unsettling. The material is called Vantablack and it may be the closest …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

The Monumental Challenge of Mapping the Human Brain

Alessandro Napoli is a bioengineer and neuroscientist at Temple University in Philadelphia. As the European Union's Human Brain Project draws fire for an ambitious computer-simulated brain project, Napoli explains why modeling the human brain is so difficult—and how a few new technologies may help …

The Brain

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

Fishing

UK Bans Creationism While US Still Fights Loch Ness Monsterism

Last week, the UK updated their requirements for all state-funded schools and academies (click "Church of England and Catholic single academy model supplemental agreement") to clearly prohibit the teaching of creationism as science. It's not exactly a groundbreaking change, since future schools and …

Loch Ness Monster

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Engineering

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.<p>A motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again, just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so.<p>The device, called ReWalk, straps on user's bodies …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

Malcolm Gladwell

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How to grow broccoli

If you don't like broccoli… well, firstly, why are you reading this? Secondly, you may have problems with your so-called "brussels sprout gene"; thirdly, you may simply be a big baby who needs to snap out of it; and fourthly, you should take it up with the Flemish sculptor Peter Scheemakers. Except …

The Decorating Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Home's Value

The unexpected little details that could cost you big time.<p>Thinking of selling your home...even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run.

Home Improvement

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

The Case Against Perfectionism

I'm a perfectionist. But guess what? When it comes to remodeling an old house, the pursuit of excellence can be a complete waste of time.<p><b>When I'm fixing something, building</b> something, or renovating some part of my 65-year-old house, my default mode is that everything should look as if it's been …

9 New Tools That Will Change the Future of War

These weapons, drones, and battlefield devices—some recently deployed, others in early R&D—will help the Pentagon fight more effectively with fewer troops.<p>The landscape of war is always changing, but now more rapidly than ever. These weapons, drones, and battlefield devices—some recently deployed, …

Military