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Build A 300-MPH Ping-Pong Cannon

Using air rifle technology<p>A world-class table-tennis player can smash the ball at almost 70 miles per hour. From my experience, it is darn difficult to return the ball at such speeds. Imagine a shot delivered more than four times faster—could even the best player hit it? To find out, I designed a …

27 Ideas For Kids Artwork You Might Actually Want To Hang

Help them help you with that empty wall space.

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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

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Olloclip’s Macro Pro Lens Gives Your iPhone 6 Camera 21x Magnification

Olloclip is a company that may need no introduction for many of you after their quick change lens system for the iPhone took Kickstarter by storm in …

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Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion

My brother has the best memory. He can recall the names of people he’s met only once, even briefly. He never forgets a date or appointment. He …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

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Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

These Beautifully Illustrated Posters Turn Iconic Patents Into Wall Art

From the original Lego brick to the light bulb.<p>According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, 600,000 patents were filed and 300,000 issued in 2014 alone. Meanwhile, litigation rates continue to climb as “patent trolls” buy up dubious patents to sue allegedly infringing companies. As these …

Furniture Collection Inspired by Persian Architectural Patterns

Designed by Maryam Pousti, of Studio Pousti, the CHEFT Collection is a series of furniture pieces that were inspired by Persian architectural …

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Infographic: 50 Productivity Tips To Boost Your Brainpower

<b>Feeling</b> the back-to-work blues?<p><b>Work management and collaboration platform</b> Wrike has come up with an infographic to help you beat the slump.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘50 …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

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5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

How To Make An Easy Mosquito Trap – Catch 1000s Of Mosquitoes Every Night

The internet is full of weird and wonderful ways to repel – or kill – mosquitoes. No one wants thousands of mosquitoes buzzing around you, stealing …

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

How to Impress Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

Few things in life will help you more than knowing how to make an immediate great impression. Make note of these impressive habits.<p>Some experts estimate that 85 percent of your financial success comes not from your skills or knowledge but from your ability to connect with other people and engender …

Electrophotography: Creating Photos with the Xerox Photocopying Process

Most photocopiers (AKA Xerox machines) these days use a technology called xerography, which is also known as electrophotography. While it’s almost …

Baltimore Teacher Flips “Reluctant Readers” Into Tech-Savvy Students

In times of crisis, such as during the current turmoil in Baltimore, Brooke Hermanson’s education philosophy is simple: “In the face of emergency, the best thing we can do is continue education.” Hermanson is a high school English teacher at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, a S.T.E.M. school that …

The 20+ Best Places to Find Free Images Online

Looking to find free images to use in your blogs, websites or social media posts? The following sites are the best on the internet.If you are …

Energy Vampires Suck Up Home Power: 5 Ways You Can Stop Them

Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.<p>Our home's gadgets and appliances—from TVs, computers and coffee makers to clothes dryers—often suck up power even when we're not using them. These energy vampires …

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Show Mom your love with a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true pancakes. Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for brunch!

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cobane, author of "The Charisma Myth."

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The Apps I Can't Live Without, Part One: The Essentials

Like many people, the majority of my smartphone use is spent inside apps. Windows to content, others or mine, in various mediums, form the basis for …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest its been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan.<p>The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to …

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