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Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

6 Sexual New Year's Resolutions

Welcome to the future. Welcome to 2015. Welcome to the period of your life in which you hit the gym more, eat less, and work harder. But what about …

Extreme Sports

Here's what happens when you enter a black hole

In Christopher Nolan's latest film, "Interstellar," actor Matthew McConaughey dives into a black hole. Although Nolan and the special effects team, guided by a prestigious theoretical astrophysicist, Kipp Thorne, produced one of the most scientifically accurate visuals of a black hole for the film, …

Salient Eye (Android) review: Salient Eye is the simplest of home security solutions - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Salient Eye is impressively easy to setup and use. Also, it's free.<p><b>The Bad</b> Salient Eye is for Android users only and about as bare bones as it gets -- you won't find many advanced security camera features here.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems …

Smart Homes

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

15 Android Apps That Will Make Your iPhone Friends Jealous

Today, most apps launch on both Android and iOS, but the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>From an app that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix to an app that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for …

Swing Your Way to a 6-Pack Faster Than Ever

Increase the intensity of this popular move with one easy adjustment<p>Kettlebell swings torch calories, improve cardiovascular fitness, and build explosive strength. But if you want to reap even <i>more</i> benefits from the classic move, try changing up your stance.<p>“Staggering your feet activates more …

Six Pack Abs Exercise With Top 7 Exercise Ball Variation | Core

Exercise ball helps as a great core workout when you use it to do crunches and other ab exercises.<p>Ball exercise builds the upper as well as lower …

Minipresso

There are tons of ways to make great-tasting coffee on the go. Espresso? Not so much. Until now. The Minipresso is a highly-portable, hand-powered …

Coffee

An epic chart comparing every science fiction spaceship ever

A massive, painstakingly thorough chart comparing the sizes of famous spaceships from TV, film, and games by artist Dirk Loechel.<p>The project has been …

No, THIS Is Almost Every Sci-Fi Starship Ever, In One Giant Chart

Remember last year, when Dirk Loechel showed us a size comparison chart of pretty much every starship you could think of? Turns out there were some …

Space Station

The Abs Exercise That Makes All Other Core Moves Look Easy

Here's how you can master it<p>You might remember the dragon flag from the <i>Rocky IV</i> training montage. Rocky Balboa laid on a bench, and then lifted and lowered his feet, legs, butt, and torso in one straight line. It makes your abs burn just watching it. But then we saw Josh Halbert, Director of …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

Having a ton of experience under your belt doesn't necessarily mean you have an "impressive" resume.<p>"You can have all the experience in the world — but if your resume doesn't stand out, if you don't present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn't tell your story, nobody will …

This New App Helps You Get Poached By Your Dream Employer, Like Google

Over 2,000 people have already joined the site including 1000 people in the tech industry.<p>The site was launched by a group of ex-Google, Microsoft, and Amazon employees and is angel-backed by execs from eBay, Facebook, Nike, and law firm WSGR.<p>It's certainly not the only job-hunting site trying do …

1 Bold Prediction for Every NHL Team in the 2014-15 Season

Fortune favors the bold—unless those bold moves fail to pan out, which is usually the case with bold moves. Boldness can result in fortune, but more often than not, it results in poverty and sadness, because it's rare that a bold prediction works out well.<p>Speaking of bold predictions not working …

12 Ways To Make Your Mac Run Faster

A few years can take a noticeable toll on any computer, but luckily there are some tips and trips that can help bring it back up to speed.<p>Here are a few things to look out for that can make your overall Mac experience more smooth and efficient.

LinkedIn's Mountain Of Data Is Now A $1,200 Sales Tool

Who wants to pay serious money to see your biographical details on LinkedIn? Cynics might say: “Nobody.” People familiar with LinkedIn’s business model to date will say: “Recruiters.” But the big answer going forward is like to be: “Sales people.”<p>LinkedIn this week is rolling out its most advanced …

How to Self-Publish a Book

Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that …

Writing

The Pirate Bay makes it even easier to torrent on the go

Regardless of what you may be searching for on The Pirate Bay, it wouldn't hurt to be doing so with style and ease of use. In consideration of this, the popular (and controversial) torrent-sharing property has launched a brand new mobile site, featuring a rather subtle, less clustered look that …

The Exercise That Could Save Your Sex Life

That's right: There's a workout for your penis<p>You probably think of Kegel exercises as a chick-only thing. She squeezes her pelvic floor muscles to prep her for childbirth or make sex more intense. But it turns out, they're not just for women.<p>A new review in the journal <i>Urology</i> found that …

Are You Guilty of This Common Kettlebell Mistake?

Don't be a repeat offender. Here's how to fix it<p>The kettlebell swing is one of the best fat-burning exercises of all time. Unfortunately, it's easy to screw up. The most common error: The bell going too low between your knees, according to Sean De Wispelaere, a trainer for <i>Men's Health</i> Thrive in …

The Big Picture: Imagining NASA's IXS Enterprise conceptual 'warp ship'

The image above is Dutch designer Mark Rademaker's CGI design concept; created to illustrate how NASA engineer Harold White's IXS Enterprise "Warp ship" might look. White has been researching into possible methods of propelling space craft beyond the speed of light. The strongest theory involves …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

25 Huge Trends That Will Make People Billions Of Dollars

Recently, investing gadfly James Altucher posted a "cheat sheet" for what you should be doing with your money that spotlighted a handful of "demographic trends" that investors could get behind.<p>We wanted to expand on that handful to a full-blown list of all the technologies out there that are poised …

Full Body Fat-Burning Kettlebell Workout - Daily Workout

All the really ripped guys in your gym use kettlebells, so naturally you want to use them too. However, you don’t know exactly what to do with it. To …

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Promises Dogfighting Fun - Unbound Worlds

Holy crow! I’ve been bemoaning the death of the classic video games <i>Star Wars: X-Wing Fighter</i> and <i>Star Wars: Tie Fighter</i> for decades now, and now it …