Matthew Curtis

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This nonprofit is the MacGyver of tough problems in war zones

Field Ready, a San Francisco nonprofit comes up with ingenious solutions to the toughest problems in countries like Syria.<p>In Syria, as bombs continue to fall in that country’s seven-year civil war and descent into hell, there’s a man in a cave, working his ass off to try to cobble together …

South Sudan

15 of the Best and Most Unusual Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.<p>14 min read<p>Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or …

Artificial Intelligence

This Device Sucks Drinking Water Out of Dry Desert Air, Powered Only by The Sun

Absolutely incredible.<p>When it comes to future challenges, one of the biggest will be water scarcity - on a warming planet we're going to have plenty …

UC Berkeley

‘Digha Nikaya’ spares neither astrologers nor Brahmin priests offering immunity

The <i>Digha Nikaya</i> is the compilation of the long discourses of Buddha. The book is translated in English as part of Max Mueller’s 50-volume <i>Sacred Books</i> …

Spirituality

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency

Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Universe

This Fruit Is An Effective Natural Diabetes Treatment, According to Recent Research

Bitter gourd is a functional fruit with beneficial effects on health. Bitter gourd is popular in some Asian countries, where the health benefits of …

9 Genius And Simple Ways To Save Money On Food

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Home<p>by Jazmin Kopotsha | 23 06 2017<p>Girl’s gotta eat. But girl is also broke AF.<p>Chinese takeaway with all the sides on payday but …

Personal Finance

12 Paleo Diet Foods That Are Nutritional Powerhouses

Popular, controversial, and evolution-based, the paleo diet isn't for everyone. But, some paleo diet foods are super nutritious.<p>This popular …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

While you were doing, whatever, the world's first giant robot duel happened

Where were you on the day of the world's first giant robot duel?<p>Maybe you were working at your desk, brushing your teeth, labouring over your tax …

Robotics

Everyone says time is more valuable than money — but they're missing the most important resource of all

<i>"Money isn't the most important thing in the world. Your time is."</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Here's the Only Horsepower vs. Torque Explanation You'll Ever Need To Read

We use the words a lot, but do you know what they actually mean? You need to learn.<p>Which is better? Here's how you quash that bar-night debate.<p>Yogi Berra, never known to dwell on engine particulars, would have concluded that torque and horsepower are the same thing, only different. Actually, that …

Siblings

How To Practice Mindfulness At Work

Would you try something new at work if it meant lower stress levels and a better corporate culture? (Yes, please!)<p>Mindfulness has been shown to offer these benefits, which is why more and more companies are starting to notice. Aetna opened a Mindfulness Center, while Google and Nike offer …

Mindfulness

How To Invest During Global Uncertainty | Investopedia

U.S. equity markets took a battering Tuesday as tensions between North Korea and the West hit tipping point. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) …

United Technologies

3 Easy Ways to Raise Your Mental Game

<i>Three 100 percent legal, injury-free ways to raise your game</i>1. Practice being in the present“When your mindset is locked in the present, you’re free …

High-powered microscope can scan cells without destroying them

Confocal microscopes are pretty wild. The instruments can capture cell division in realtime, but the downside is the lasers in existing ones tend to fry the cells they're studying. Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology may have found a way around that, though. <i>Phys.org</i> …

Venezuela crisis deepens as clashes kill five and US state department orders family members to leave

Clashes between Venezuelan security forces and demonstrators have killed five people during the latest opposition-led strike to protest an election on Sunday that critics contend will mark the end of democracy in the oil-rich country.<p>As Venezuela's crisis deepened, Colombian airline Avianca on …

Wisconsin company offers employees microchip implants | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.<p>About 50 employees at Three Square Market have agreed to the optional implant of the chips, …

Used Goods Could Be the New Thing in Asia

Japan's Bookoff tempts consumers with cleaned-up castoffs.<p>On the second floor of a 24,000-square-foot, used-goods superstore in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Koji Onozawa pauses beside some old Japanese surfboards. He’s spent nearly two decades at Bookoff Corp. -- a corporate legend in Japan that’s …

Japan