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Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

Meditation

20 Psychological Life Hacks That Will Help Turn Your Life Around

Who doesn’t love hacks? After all they make your life a tad bit easier. But when these hacks actually make you win at life, you’ve got to sit up and …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Comcast is reportedly scouting "new media" companies for deals.</b> The cable giant has held preliminary talks with several entities including Vice, BuzzFeed, and Business Insider, according to the report.<p><b>2. YouTube just launched a redesigned app.</b> The video platform also shared more growth stats.<p><b>3.</b> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple has hired an executive from Fiat Chrysler who is an expert in car manufacturing.</b> People have been speculating over the last few months that the company could be working on an electric car.<p><b>2. SpaceX has completed a month-long investigation into why its Falcon 9 rocket exploded.</b> A single, …

How to Get Up Early

<b>Picture Your Rivals</b><p><b>Name:</b> John Burk<p><b>Location:</b> Fort Stewart, Georgia<p><b>Occupation:</b> Instructor at the Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Burk’s a former drill sergeant, but that doesn’t mean a 4 a.m. wakeup call comes easy. So Burk remembers an old …

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Fossil Fuels

Biodegradable batteries and induction charging cars: five tech trends to watch

A run-down of green technology’s most cutting-edge innovations, including transparent solar cells and microgeneration boilers<p>Earlier this year Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now the special representative for climate change, told a climate conference that …

Alternative Fuel

Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for the Mac Pro. The rest is recent …

Republican senator accidentally creates a meme by silently staring into your soul

The birth of #McConnelling<p>Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's campaign got more than it bargained for last week when its strange, silent ad of the senator doing little more than smiling, shaking hands, and pretending to work started to go viral. On Wednesday, one person on YouTube began …

Mark Zuckerberg's full statement on Facebook buying WhatsApp

Zuckerberg explains how purchase of WhatsApp will help Facebook 'make the world more open and connected'<p>I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook.<p>Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by …

3 Simple Ways To Boost Your Team's Creativity

"Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration," writes Laura Pappano, "creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a prized and teachable skill."<p>Colleges across the country are offering courses and credentials in Creative Studies, says …

10 Rules for Creative Projects from Iconic Painter Richard Diebenkorn

On a recent visit to the <b>Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966</b> exhibition at San Francisco’s De Young fine arts museum, I was taken with a small, simple sheet of paper handed to visitors, printed on which were the artists’ ten rules for beginning a painting — a sort of manifesto that …

Design in a Nutshell: One-Minute Animated Primers on Six Major Creative Movements

From the fine folks at Open University — who have previously brought us delightful 60-second animated primers on philosophy’s famous thought experiments and the world’s major theories of religion — comes <i>Design in a Nutshell</i>, a lovely six-part series of their signature animated primers on six major …

Genius or Process? How Top Creative Directors Come Up With Great Ideas

It's a bit of a pointless exercise to ask creative people where they get their ideas. (As if they know.) What they can reveal, more reliably, are the …

Sugata Mitra creates a School in the Cloud

A lot has happened since Sugata Mitra shared his wish at TED2013. In November 2013, the first School in the Cloud learning lab — located inside a …

Does High School Determine the Rest of Your Life?

“When you get to be our age, you all of a sudden realize that you are being ruled by people you went to high school with,” noted the late novelist …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Homeless man learns to code, launches app

After receiving coding lessons from a helpful Samaritan, a homeless man in New York launches Trees for Cars, a new carpooling app with a focus on saving the environment.<p>Back in August, programmer Patrick McConlogue offered Leo Grand a choice: $100, or 16 coding lessons. Grand -- homeless since 2011 …

Apps

Pachube founder launches a Google-like search index for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Here’s an interesting question. When we have tens of millions of connected devices, how will we find the ones we need? Not in …

18 Vintage Tech Ads Prove How Far We've Come

Computer advertisements didn't always feature silhouetted dancers rocking to indie music. Back when the tech was awkward and slow -- so were the ads.<p>"BRB, about to get banished from Eden."<p>"Honey, save some food. With how much this Apple computer costs, we won’t be able to afford to eat for a while."<p>…

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Google Earth

Dear Google, What’s Wrong With You?

Dear Google: What’s wrong?<p>I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away. Similarly, last month I searched for “coffee” while in the Embarcadero Center, one of the denser …