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Current Obsessions: Flower Shows Around the World

Aside from exploring The Power of Scent, here are a few things we obsessed over this week.<p>Sleep suspended between two trees.<br>• Did you enjoy our preview …

Jihadi John hated Britain and was 'always ready for war'

Two medics who met Mohammed Emwazi said he often visited his friends in hospital and brought them sweets and ice cream in a shopping bag<p>Two British trainee medics who say they met "Jihadi John" in Syria said he hated Britain and was "always ready for war".<p>The men claimed they met Emwazi when he …

Electronic tattoo tracks the heat running through your veins

Wearable sensors can tell more and more about what happens inside us<p>Thermometers don't seem like they need reinventing. Just stick one beneath your tongue, wait a minute, and everything you need to know is right in front of you. But there's a lot more that temperature can tell us if we're paying …

Alternatives to Ivy: Vertical Growers

Recently we offered a professional’s recommendation of the perfect Ivy plant. Little did we know this benign (OK, maybe “invasive” is more apt) plant …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

How to Write Interesting Content for a "Boring" Topic - Copyblogger

If you’re lamenting how “boring” the niche you’re writing in is, take heart … I’m here to tell that you <i>can</i> make it interesting to the right …

Plant bacteria breakthrough enables crops worldwide to take nitrogen from the air | Kurzweil

Dr Philip Stone from The University of Nottingham tending to the plants undergoing the atmospheric nitrogen fixation trials (credit: The University …

Farming

Invest in Yourself at the Low End and High End

Suppose you categorize your <i>existing</i> skills and knowledge into three buckets: low, medium, and high. There are things you have no expertise in or …

Front-Load Your Week + 3 Other Stress-Busting Time Management Strategies

We know that creativity can flourish when our minds are free to wander during unstructured time. However, a completely open calendar can lead to a …

How to Make Soft Serve with Only a Banana! - CHOW Tip

Make Potato Chips in Your Microwave - CHOW Tip

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

However, this survivorship bias is problematic. Jason Cohen of Smart Bear Software does a nice job articulating this issue stating:<p>Luckily, the startup community often courageously shares their stories — even when things don't end well.<p><i>This list was compiled by ChubbyBrain and was suggested by</i> …

Massive data collector Acxiom plans to reveal the dirt it has on you

One of the biggest personal data collectors around is getting ready to open its vaults to the public. According to <i>Forbes</i>, you'll soon be able to request your personal files from Acxiom, a marketing company that holds a database on the interests and details of over 700 million people. That database …

Need help with stock options or patents? UpCounsel wants to be a TaskRabbit for lawyers

Lawyers are an essential part of the Silicon Valley economy but, despite the region’s reputation for innovation, the legal industry largely operates …

Can Anybody do Anything? 5 Steps to Find your Calling

<b>‘Talent doesn’t exist,’ I heard someone say. ‘It’s all about the hours. You’ve got to put in those 10,000 hours or 10 years and then you can become a</b> …

Self-improvement

Donhou Bicycles Flying Miler

What middle-aged male raised in the British Commonwealth wasn’t entranced by stories of the Blue Bird land speed racers, attempting to break the ‘Flying Mile’? Or the streamlined Golden Arrow? Numerous airstrips and Royal Air Force bases in the United Kingdom have played host to record attempts …

Appfuel Is A Simple Way For App Developers To Balance Monetization And Growth

Appfuel is aiming to make it easy for mobile app developers to manage the tradeoff between user growth and monetization.<p>Cross-promotion between apps is a big part of the ecosystem, but CEO Andrew Boos said Appfuel is unique because of its simplicity. Developers add a “suggested apps” unit to their …

Bitcoin's successors: from Litecoin to Freicoin and onwards

Everyone in the cryptocurrency world has heard of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin. But not many have heard of Peter Bushnell, …

Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious

When students show up at college in the fall, they'll have to deal with new classes, new friends and a new environment. In many cases, they will also have new roommates — and an intriguing new research study suggests this can have important mental health consequences.<p>At the University of Notre …