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15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

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15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

Freelancers most often work in a virtual world, which can make collaboration challenging. In the olden days of freelancing, work would be exchanged via document uploading and downloading.<p>Numerous drafts would be created, leading to an inefficient process where it was difficult to know which version …

How Polyglots Learn Languages and Stay Sane: Gems of Wisdom from 10 of the Best

Ever wondered how polyglots do it?<p>Does your mouth water every time you read about Luca Lampariello, who speaks more languages than he has fingers, or …

Which Programming Language Should I Learn First? [Infographic]

Before choosing your first programming language, you should also check out this infographic on What Is Programming And What Do Programmers …

PrintDisplay: DIY displays and touchscreens anyone can print

For years now, we've been promised miraculous new flexible touchscreen displays, but the deployment of such technology in big consumer products, like …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

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15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Demand Success from Your Portfolio

Volume has always played an important role in my analysis as I have discussed in my articles on the On Balance Volume (OBV). Often times looking at a histogram plot of the daily or weekly volume, you cannot get a clear idea whether the buyers are stronger or weaker than the sellers.<p>Some of the best …

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

One of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your …

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing.<p>Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, …

AT&T and Udacity partner to create the 'nanodegree,' a new type of college degree

Online education provider Udacity has partnered with AT&T to create a new type of college degree, the “nanodegree.” The vocationally focused nanodegree is designed to be a lifelong learning portfolio that would be widely recognized by the tech industry and far cheaper to obtain.<p>Since last year, …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. There’s a benefit to knowing the process of …

DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner | Hunker

credit: Debbie Williams<p>Step 1<p>Supplies for this project are cheap and readily available. Five gallon buckets can often be recycled from painters or …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Floating a turbine at 1,000 feet has its advantages. Wind speeds are two-to-three times higher than nearer to land, and more consistent, Rein says. …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Reach Out and Touch Your Next Project with Long Range RC Controller

Long range wireless control of a project is always a challenge. [Mike] and his team were looking to extend the range of their current RC setup for a …

Zuta Labs Is Making An Inkjet Printer That Rolls Free

3D printers may be getting all the hype right now, but an Israeli hardware startup called Zuta Labs wants to inject some particles of excitement back into 2D printing — by turning the standard 2D printer box into a mobile robot that rolls across paper free-style, dropping ink like a road-surface …

LittleBits Announces The Cloud Module, An Electronics Block That Connects Your Projects To The Internet

LitteBits, maker of simple, easy to build electronics kits, has announced what they’re calling the Cloud Module, a small, Internet-connected block that lets you build standalone projects using the kit’s Lego-style connection system.<p>The kits themselves are marketed as toys and, in a large part, they …

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

“The Internet of Things” is one of those trendy, nebulous terms that many people kind of understand, but few people entirely grasp. Ayah Bdeir, …

Cubli cube robot demonstrates incredible balance

Some robots do something useful, like ordnance disposal. Some robots do something artistic, like produce music. Some are more interactive. And some …

Synthetic Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.<p><b>The newest material used to make artificial</b> muscle can lift more than 100 times more than the meaty stuff you have stuck to your skeleton. It forms a sinewy band that's flexible, dynamic, and can be reused millions of times. No, we're not …

Worth the Money: General Tools Carbide Scriber

While doing tool tests and working on their own projects, PopMech's DIY guys find themselves using all kinds of tools, gear, and accessories. Our Worth the Money series will let you know where spending a few extra dollars will make your life easier.<p><b>Price:</b> $6.50<p><b>Price Difference Relative to Similar</b> …

How to Buy Auto Parts Without Getting Screwed

If you don't know how to shop for auto parts, you're going to wind up overspending, buying the wrong stuff, or both. These 10 tricks of the trade will help you score the parts you need at the lowest possible cost. Originally published at Road & Track.<p>If you don't know how to shop for auto parts, …

This $1 origami microscope could boost education and healthcare in developing nations

You remember your high school biology lab’s microscopes: heavy, complicated and expensive machines that you wouldn’t dare take home, let alone into …

How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins

How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Mario Planter Box<p>Crate Lamp/Shelf! Made From Reused Material!!<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Very nice 'ible. And …

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AgIC Is A DIY Kit For Turning A Home Inkjet Printer Into A Circuit-Board Maker

Another startup aiming to simplify the process of prototyping electronics by doing away with the need to wire up breadboards has taken to Kickstarter .<p>This latest one, called AgIC, combines the approaches of two we’ve previously covered — the Ex1 3D printer for PCBs and the Circuit Scribe …

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Beginner’s Guide to Personal Finance<p>Do you want to learn to manage your money successfully? MoneySense, Canada’s trusted personal finance magazine, …