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How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

<b>(Pachanon via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>To maintain a new weight, you have to fight evolution. You have to fight biology. And you have to fight your brain<p>Dr. Traci Mann<p>April 12, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You …

Fitness

18+ Cat-Plants You Probably Shouldn’t Water

Schrodinger was on to something when he posited that a cat inside a box could be both alive and dead, because cats do not seem bound to the same laws …

20 Websites You Can't Miss If You Want To Make Money As A Freelancer

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

Mapping Happiness In American Cities, Using Twitter

Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and about a zillion tweets, these maps correlate happiness and location.<p>Back in 2009, a group of University of Vermont researchers published a surprising paper in the <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i>. In it, they outlined the process of determining the saddest day in …

American Cities

Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An “Hour Of Code”

Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects more available in schools and classrooms around the country. Today, it seems that what started as a …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

Udacity

Grab Over 500 Free Programming Books from GitHub

Whether you're learning to code or are already an experienced programmer, this GitHub repository is an incredible resource of free programming …

More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls

theodp writes <i>"The same cast of billionaire characters — Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt — is backing FWD.us, which is</i> …

12 web experiments that show you don't need Flash

CodePen is a code editor that works in your browser and gives you instant previews of your work. It's also a great place to share your creations and …

Solar System

Deeper In the Brackets Editor

Brackets Turns 30 (Ditches the Minivan and Goes for the Jet Pack!)<p>Nearly one year ago, Jeffrey Way reviewed the open source Brackets project. In the …

Web Development

How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Computing and Programming

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form<br>by any electronic or mechanical means (including photocoying, recording,<br>or …

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

And what I’ve learned from teaching others<p><b>Before you learn to code, think about what you want to code</b><p>Knowing how to code is mostly about building …

Today's Behaviors, Tomorrow's Startups

<i>Nir’s Note: In this guest post, Ryan Hoover takes a look at how new behaviors are shaping tech opportunities. Ryan blogs at ryanhoover.me and you can</i> …

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior

<i>Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him @nireyal.</i><p>Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Turkish citizens crowdfund full-page ad in NY Times to fuel protests

Protestors against Turkey’s government ran a full-page ad in the New York Times today using money from a crowdfunding campaign.<p>The Indiegogo campaign went live on June 3 and achieved its initial goal of $53,800 in under 24 hours. Now it has attracted $103,282 million from 2,587 funders around the …

Flipboard for Neighborhood Activists, Issue Advocates, Political Junkies and Pols

Inside Flipboard / May 7, 2013<p>Flipboard 2.0 gives readers a new outlet for their creative potential and tools to express their views, passions and …

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15 Countertop Gadgets to Make Dessert Even Sweeter

Armed with just a few key ingredients and a mixing bowl, each one of these 15 gadgets is a one-stop sweetness shop! From mini donuts to homemade waffle cones, these doodads are sure to put the days of making s’mores in your George Foreman grill behind you. These are all kind of like the grown-up …

You're Going To Be A Failure Until You're Not

Maybe it was a motivational seminar you were attending or maybe it was just a close friend over a cocktail. Thy asked you that question knowing that it would stop and make you think — hoping that the answer would fill you with courage and inspiration.<p>It's meant to have you question your limitation. …

There's A Critical Difference Between Creativity And Innovation

There's a lot of confusion surrounding creativity and innovation. "Creative types," in particular, claim that creativity and innovation can't be measured. Performance, however, demands measurement so you can identify what success looks like. In a world that changes every two seconds, it's …

Innovation