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The latest brain hack to get ahead in Silicon Valley: flashcards

Eager to keep up with the pace of change, some Silicon Valley researchers are embracing a grade-school technique to enhance their cognition and memory.<p>Michael Nielsen, a research fellow at Y Combinator Research, a division of Silicon Valley’s top startup accelerator, took to Twitter last week to …

Learning

13 Book Club Suggestions If You Want To Introduce Your Friends To Science Fiction

The future is now, so obviously you and all of your book-nerdy friends should be reading science fiction. If a book like <i>I, Robot</i> or <i>Dune</i> is a hard …

Add Smartphone Control To Your Existing Home Security System With Konnected

If your home security alarm system is beginning to show its age, you may be able to revive it by adding a new piece of hardware called the Konnected …

Sonos announces Alexa-controlled wireless speakers

Alexa is officially the first voice assistant to be available on Sonos, a move that turns the wireless speaker product into a voice-controlled sound system.<p>Originally announced a year ago, Sonos has been working “day and night” with Amazon to implement the features.<p>Alexa on Sonos will be available …

Smart Homes

Setting up Google’s new Backup and Sync desktop tool [Video]

Google Drive has had a desktop syncing tool for years on both Mac and Windows, but up until recently, syncing Google Photos across devices had been a more difficult task. With the release of the new Backup and Sync tool, however, it’s become easy to sync files of all kinds from Google’s cloud …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

Microsoft Excel — Get Started with a Custom Template Workbook

Save Yourself the Excel Setup Ritual Everytime You Create an Excel Workbook<p>In a past Medium post (<i>“Microsoft Excel user? Consider these 5</i> …

Happiness Isn't About How Much You Have, But How Much You Enjoy Life

Many of us believe that the more we have, the happier we are. But is it really the truth?<p>As economy develops, we seems to be able to live a better …

Happiness

Another way to measure retirement readiness: Your 'Power Percentage'

If I were to approach you on the street and ask you how your financial life was going, on what basis would you answer the randomly invasive question?<p>You can spin your wheels for years and then eventually wander around aimlessly, if you use the wrong metric to evaluate your financial standing. It’s …

Personal Finance

How to Build Good Habits

Aristotle once said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”<p>The question is – how do you develop good habits and …

Everything you need to know about beer, in one chart

There are dozens upon dozens of different styles of beer out there, from pale ales to stouts to bocks — and those are just a few.<p>Being that there are so many styles, and so many exceptions to the rules, it's incredibly difficult (not to mention time-consuming) to get to know them all, but knowing …

Alcohol

Microsoft's Home Hub ambitions aim to crush Google Home and Amazon Echo [exclusive]

Rumors regarding a new Windows 10 feature called "Home Hub" have been making the rounds on the internet recently. At first, it was thought that Home …

The NASA Guide To The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Because pollution is everywhere, this is the NASA Guide To Air-Filtering Houseplants. Was it actually made by NASA? I'm not sure. Maybe it was just …

Houseplants

5 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

Advertisement<p>Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral …

Pets

The Antidote to Bad Habits in Public Speaking and Presenting

Public Speaking: The Antidote to Bad Habits<p>Oct 01, 2016 By Maurice Decastro In Advice<p>One of the greatest concerns in the world of public speaking and …

Public Speaking

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Dallas' Best Restaurants: Where to Eat Right Now

There’s something to be said about a good meal: The wine is flowing, as is the conversation; the service is seamless, striking a balance between …

Wonderful Websites You Should Bookmark Right Now to Learn From Internet

The internet can be a wonderfully, immense place for interesting content. If you've ever wanted to learn a new skill or to accomplish a seemingly monumental task, you need look no further than the internet. There is basically a site for every interest under the sun. It is also a great place to …

Tutorials

24 Ways Your Desk Job Is Ruining Your Health

Yes, sitting in front of a computer all day is bad for you--but there are other ways that your daily work routine could be detrimental to your physical and mental well-being.<p>The stress, long hours, and sedentary nature of your modern office job are sucking the life out of you-- literally.<p>And it's …

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10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

TED Talks

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the de facto email and calendaring client in most offices—and it can help manage your tasks and notes as well. Beyond just …

Beer 101 | Learn About Beer | Our Beer Guide

Beer Basics & Tasting Beer<p>Learn the basics of beer, brewing, and the history of one of man’s favorite (and oldest!) beverages. After you learn the …

Analytics

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10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

Peter Thiel

Red Rising

• <b>Author:</b> Pierce Brown<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS</b><p>“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”<b>—Scott Sigler</b> <b></b><b><br>Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins</b> …

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now - Pocket-lint

Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade.<p>The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of …