Truman Tacung

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11 Science-backed Ways To Build Permanent Habits

You're reading 11 Science-backed Ways To Build Permanent Habits, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

Writing

How to Make Metal Coins Magically Float on Water

Coins are supposed to sink. When you toss ‘em in a fountain, they drop right down to the bottom, right? Not always. There’s a trick that can actually …

Aluminum

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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Awesome Video Shows How Japan Is Very Probably the Coolest Place on Earth

Vincent Urban filmed this totally bad ass video of Japan that captures so many sides of the country that it makes me want to immediately drop …

Audio-visual

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

DIY phone speakers that rock (and a few to avoid)

There are dozens of how-tos for DIY phone speakers, but they all have the same basic concept: You find something curved or tubular and you place your phone inside of it. I tried a wide range of speaker DIYs to find the winners and losers. Here are the results.<p>Published:16 February 2016 …

The Most Romantic Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

When it comes to romantic getaways, there's something infinitely appealing about the isolation and untouched beauty of an island. Whether you want a luxury resort for your honeymoon or a pristine beach for a last-minute Valentine's Day escape, you can't go wrong with these 20 destinations, voted …

24 Gadgets That Will Make Your Morning Coffee Taste Better

Even the most avid of coffee geeks get stuck in a rut. My old glass-walled French press and a grinder I picked up at the hardware store make coffee that is good <i>enough</i>, sure, but at this point I use them out of habit. A few years ago, I tried a real cold brewer from our Shop for the first time and …

Coffee Grinders

The 8 Coolest Microneighborhoods in the World

These chic little corners are the beating hearts tucked within global hot spots—walkable enclaves densely packed with of-the-moment fashion, food, …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Hot Springs

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

The best of the Long Read in 2015

The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for your holiday week, arranged in …

Harry Potter

Build a Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

Nostalgic for Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and arcade games? With RetroPie, a software that organizes all your games into one easy-to-navigate place, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB gaming controller you can be playing the classics in less than an hour.<p>The RetroPie software builds off of the Emulation …

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Sitting

How an episode of The Simpsons is made

After receiving notes and some creative direction, an episode’s writer takes two weeks to pen a first draft. "Almost all of the writing is done here at the Fox [lot] in one of two rewrite rooms," says Al Jean, who at the time of the interview is deep into production of the show’s upcoming 27th …

There Actually Is Sound in Outer Space

You’ve heard it before: In space, no one can hear you scream. That’s because sound doesn’t move through a vacuum, and everyone knows that space is a …

Universe

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Magnetism

First light-based memory chip puts SSDs on notice

Researchers have created the first optical-only chip that can permanently store data, a discovery that could lead to storage devices that leave SSDs in the dust. Non-volatile flash memory currently relies on electronic chips, which are speed-limited by the heat and resistance generated by colliding …

Electronics

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26 Truly Incredible Things To Do With Ice Cream

Because every pint deserves to be the best that it can be.

Dessert

The 27 Best Websites for Wasting Time on the Internet in 2018

There's a lot of content out there about productivity -- everything from hacks to shortcuts to tips and tricks for how to get more done in less …

Everest Base Camp

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …