Edward Kowalski

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Rambling Rant

Much ado about nothing on recent stories in the news this week.<p>WBDJ shooting, while horrible, doesn’t begin to touch on the number of gun violence …

And Then the Supreme Court Hands Me More Ammunition

I started my effort on this posting a week or so ago. I got despondent, bored, whatever – the powers that be will find a way around an issue to …

Observation and Analysis of Post Primary Students

Part Deux.<p>Returning from yet another assignment at the high school. Overseeing ‘regular’ students, depending on the individuals, the reactions range …

Who’s In Charge Here?

This story from The Atlantic website kicked the rant engine into gear. When, oh when will we ever learn from history – much less take control over …

Rants Unto the Ether

Some Things Are Just Wrong

For those of you who have never been there – or traveled overseas in general – this may not interest you very much.<p>Those of you who have, or have …

Here's a futuristic 3D-printed violin that could double as a lethal weapon

It's not every day you come across a musical instrument that could comfortably double as a lethal weapon, but here's one such creation.<p>The 'Piezoelectric Violin' sports a rather remarkable design that may leave those of a nervous disposition sweating profusely, though if used in the proper manner …

4 Essential Ax Skills for Self-Reliance

by Todd Walker<p>Not many a young boy, in our present chainsaw generation, has ever witnessed his mother fell a tree with her ax. My brain cells blur as …

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Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

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Mason Jar Speaker & Amplifier

Posted in Tech<p>Mason jars continue to assert their dominance as people find new and creative ways to upcycle the jars, transforming them into new …

The Five W's of Shelter

Shelter is perhaps one of the most important aspects of survival. Shelters help protect you from the weather. They are a barrier between you and …

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

Work Is Broken; Let's Hack It

Just passing Labor Day in the USA makes an excellent time to consider something we all know and feel instinctively: <b>Work is fundamentally broken</b>. I used to think it was just a little chipped in the corner, so we turned it around to show another face and pretended no one would notice. No, it is not …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

What To Say On LinkedIn When You're 50+

It’s no secret that employers are reluctant to hire older workers. Among other things, they are skeptical about their energy level and ability to use new technology. With so many businesses harnessing social media to build their brands, they also want people who are digitally fluent. Building an …

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Make Your Own On-The-Go (OTG) USB Cable

In order for your Android phone or tablet to host a USB device such as an Arduino, you need an On-The-Go (OTG) USB cable. You can buy these for a few bucks online, but if you have an old USB cable around it’s easy and more fun to make one!<p>Step #1:<p>NextPrev<p>All you need are two donor USB cables, one …

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Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

Why Rod Serling Still Matters

I doubt there's anyone born in the age of television syndication who doesn't have a haunting, dream-intruding memory of a <i>Twilight Zone</i> episode. We all know them: ventriloquist dummies who talk on their own, gremlins on airplane wings, neighbors who are space aliens or -- worse still -- who accuse <i>us</i> …

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A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

Mary-Louise Parker: A Woman We Love

Helpful cooking tips, a thank-you note to men, and some wonderful photographs from the sexiest pie maker alive.<p><i>Dear Ms. Parker,</i><p>This time, we don't know what to say. That pie. The crust, so flaky. The fruit, so sweet. The little apron. Thank you very much.<p>It's been what, eight or nine years that …

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 …

Upgrade Your Grilled Hot Dogs!

This Fourth of July, go beyond boring dogs<p>Other proteins will occupy grill grate space this weekend, but July 4th, really, is all about the hot dog. Today, July 1st, kicks off National Hot Dog Month. On Independence Day, Americans will eat approximately 150 million hot dogs in total, projects the …