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Fuck working hard

I used to work really hard. So hard I almost killed myself.<p>I used to praise the people that worked hard and mimic them.<p>Until burn out came knocking, …

Limitless: What if you could access more of your brain?

<b>“You know how they say we can only access 10% of our brain? This lets you access all of it.”</b><p>And just like that (with the help of a tiny myth), the …

Suspended – Medium

This Pop-Up Solar Power Station Can Be Installed Instantly Anywhere In The World

Because the PowerCube is completely self-contained and designed to match the sizes of three standard shipping containers, it can travel quickly and …

10 Ways to Level Up Your Life in 5 Minutes or Less

<b>Getting in shape and leveling up your life can be a daunting task.</b><p>Like Frodo setting out from the Shire and walking to Mordor, the end of this …

Boards Don't Hit Back: The Legend of Bruce Lee

<b>Today is a special day.</b><p>We are going to discuss one of my heroes, and probably one of your heroes. The man, the myth, the legend: Bruce Lee. If he’s …

The term “digital magazines” may sound kind of dumb, but First Look Media’s approach is not

Some of the new-media digirati have been having fun at the expense of First Look Media founder Pierre Omidyar, because the new company persists in …

Google should license its gigabit network knowledge to cities

Building a gigabit network is unfortunately not a fast proposition. It takes time and money to dig trenches or string fiber. But in an op-ed over at …

The VFX Wiz Behind YouTube’s Viral “Rubber Man” On The Beauty Of Horrible Mistakes

Lewandowski explains, “If rigs get bound to the facial geometry just a few units off center, the character’s face explodes. His eyeballs go one mile …

See The Lamest Startup Office In America

Forget kegerators and ping-pong tables. Dashlane’s perkless office doesn’t even have a sink–and it makes communications, creativity, and culture better, says CEO Emmanuel Schalit.<p>In a startup world full of ball pits and kegerators, Dashlane’s office cannot compete: it doesn’t even have a sink. The …

The Republicans’ Food Stamp Fraud: It’s Not About Austerity

What’s the single worst thing the Obama-era Republicans have done? Tough one, I know.<p>But spare me a moment here—plus a thousand words down the …

Why the economics of cloud storage aren’t always what they seem

Gleb Budman has built his cloud-backup company, BackBlaze, into a profitable venture that houses petabytes of data in total and costs users only $5 a …

Consolidate this: Quantified self edition

My friend, Kevin Kelly, coined the term quantified self in October of 2007 with this blog post. In the in six years since, the fruits of such self …

Why tablet magazines are a failure

“We’re starting a new magazine,” the entrepreneur told me. “We have a potent niche to cover, and advertisers are dying for us to deliver interactive …

Subcompact Publishing

“I see god in the instruments and mechanisms that work reliably.” — Buckminster Fuller<p>… Zip drives ate floppies. <br>CDs ate Zips. <br>DVDs ate CDs. <br>SD cards …

Airlines face a pilot shortage, Boeing report says

MIAMI — Airlines will need nearly half a million new commercial pilots worldwide by 2032 as they expand their fleets, an industry forecast released today predicts.<p>Boeing, the Chicago-based airline manufacturer, said today that airlines will have to hire 498,000 pilots — about 25,000 each year — to …

Why Tesla is focused on oil-rich Norway as it expands beyond the US

Just off the European E18 highway some 210km south of Oslo lies an industrial park called Brokelandsheia. It is an unassuming cluster of a few hundred workers, a small collection of warehouses, a Statoil gas station and a 24-hour cafe and hotel called Cinderella. Next week, the Cinderella cafe is …

The Myth of Welfare and Drug Use

Last year, Utah Republicans passed and enacted a law that mandated drug testing for welfare recipients.<p>Now, if you’re the kind of person who forwards …

Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful?

It was the end of term at Kirkkojarvi Comprehensive School in Espoo, a sprawling suburb west of Helsinki, when Kari Louhivuori, a veteran teacher and …

How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay

By Peter Whoriskey and<p>Peter Whoriskey<p>Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Dan Keating<p>Dan Keating<p>Reporter on data/graphics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>When Harinath Sheela was busiest at his gastroenterology clinic, it seemed he could bend the limits of time.<p>Twelve …

Are Cyborgs the Next Step in Human Evolution?

Are you a cyborg?<p>If your smartphone is glued to your hand, then, we believe you are already a kind of Cyborg.<p>What is a cyborg? It’s an organism that …

Living in the Land of the Free Doesn’t Make You Free

I remember when I was 17 years old, in 1969; three of my friends dropped by in one of their cars and asked me if I wanted to go out with them to the …

Everything you need to know about PRISM

Since September 11th, 2001, the United States government has dramatically increased the ability of its intelligence agencies to collect and investigate information on both foreign subjects and US citizens. Some of these surveillance programs, including a secret program called PRISM, capture the …

New York Times working on digital-only magazine, cheaper 'Need to Know' subscription

<i>The New York Times</i> is hard at work on a number of new digital-only products that it hopes will complement its main daily offering and help it remain relevant and profitable in the post-PC era. The first is currently going by the name "Need to Know," and it will offer some of the most significant …

The Not-Always Greatest Generation

They flooded the beleaguered city with their Palmolive soap, clothes, cigarettes, and clothes, all on the American taxpayers’ tab. They gorged …

Unlimited Vacation Doesn’t Create Slackers–It Ensures Productivity

By tossing the two-week standard in favor of an honor system with unlimited time off, some companies are seeing an exponential rise in productivity. Now, they just have to be mindful of staff burnout.<p>Sharon Rosenblatt confesses she suffers from self-diagnosed workplace paranoia–and even her …

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone …

The life of Pi: how Britain's biggest hardware hit for a generation came to be

Moments before Amy Mather is due to give the closing presentation at the Raspberry Jamboree being held in Manchester, the creator of the computer …

How Millennials Think, and What To Do About It

You can gripe about Gen Y all you want. But if you can't attract them, you're going to lose the war for talent.<p>During the last month, hundreds of thousands of our nation’s college graduates have proudly crossed the chasm between college and the working world. With 21.9 million Americans either …