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Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

A Compact Solar And Power Storage System Gets Off-Grid Communities Their Own Minigrid

More than a billion people don’t have electricity, and a billion more live with unreliable electricity. Getting power to these people is key to …

Off-grid

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8 Simple Ways to Avoid Raising Spoiled Kids

No one intends to raise spoiled brats, but it’s sometimes hard to see the consequences of your actions several years down the road.<p>Ron Lieber, …

Deals: Huge Discount on Lifetime Of Unlimited Mobile Backup From IDrive for up to 5 Mobile Devices

Protect Your Digital Life With Unlimited Data Backup For Up To 5 Mobile Devices<p>Having a good backup system for our PCs and mobile devices is an essential that helps us all sleep better at night. Having one that’s quick, easy, and secure for our mobile devices is a big win – and today’s featured …

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Employment

You've Heard of a Brain Freeze--How About a Whole Body Freeze?

The longtime European health trend is finally taking root in the United States. Here's a look at the founders bringing it stateside.<p>Cryotherapy may sound like something out of a science-fiction novel, but the procedure--little-known in the U.S., though popular in Europe--has been slowly making …

5 Dream Jobs You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

These creative thinkers prove that if you can dream it, you can probably make a living out of it.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Having a dream job means different things to different people.<p>It could be the job you’ve been …

These “Power Lanes” Could Charge An E-Bike (And Phone) As You Ride

“Considering a future where power is everywhere, it makes no sense to me to have large, heavy batteries with short life cycles and polluting …

UC Berkeley

MIT researchers made a material that forces water up walls

Tiny bristles move liquid upstream<p>There are incontrovertible facts of nature: people get old, things fall, water flows downstream. And then there's this MIT project, which contradicts at least the last one.<p>The material can force a fluid into unlikely directions<p>A team of engineers invented a …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

8 things we wish Apple designed

[avocado-gallery ids=”279267,279268,279266,279264,279262,279260,279258,279274″]<p>Thanks to its amazing products, Apple already runs your social life, your work life and your downtime. But what if the Cupertino company designed products for the rest of your world? Over the years, there’s been much …

Jony Ive

That Amazing 'Solar Roadways' Project Has a Working Prototype

The inventors are looking for $1 million to keep testing technology they claim could power the United States three times over.<p>Four years ago, Scott and Julie Brusaw announced their provocative concept of "Solar Roadways," a system of modular solar panels that could be paved directly onto roads, …

Power Japan Plus announces dual carbon battery that charges 20 times faster than current lithium ion batteries

Japanese power company, Power Japan Plus has announced the development of a new type of battery intended for use in automobiles and other …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Surgeons use 3D-printed heart to save a child's life, study heart defect, - ExtremeTech

Surgeons use 3D-printed heart to save a child’s life, study heart defect,<p>By on February 25, 2014 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Imaging

The Driverless Electric Car from the Future Has Arrived

The future is now, and it comes to us in the form of the Rinspeed XchangE, an autonomous and completely electric concept car that's based on the Tesla Model S. Set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 6, this incredible feat of automobile engineering pilots itself (but you can …

Living Rooms

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

Art that craves your attention

In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play …

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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Weird Black Hole's Incredible Brightness Perplexes Scientists

A black-hole system in a neighboring galaxy is twice as bright as astronomers had thought possible, a new study reports.<p>The incredible luminosity of …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …