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Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

UX Design

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Thought Leadership

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

A good book is every successful entrepreneur's constant companion. Here are top recommendations and reviews from millionaire entrepreneurs.<p>Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books …

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

<i>May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.</i><p>The result of …

Top 16 for 2016: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2016, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.<p><b>IN THE LOOP: Sign up for our weekly theme parks newsletter</b><p>It already …

Walt Disney Company

How to Drink Absinthe Like a Gentleman

Absinthe’s history mirrors the way it’s meant to be prepared: a mix of the misunderstood and the legitimately unusual. For most of its existence, the …

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

<i>This originally appeared on</i> <i>TheCooperReview.com</i><i>.</i><p>After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly …

Just Back: Maui

National Geographic’s <b>Andy Coleman</b> (on Instagram <b>@awc007</b>) and his wife have a tradition of traveling to Maui once a year. “It’s the one vacation destination where we don’t have anything planned, except for a place to stay,” he says. “We wake up each morning in a tropical paradise and let the day play …

Designing The User Experience (UX): When Technology Is A User

User experience professionals tend to focus on human factors. Website developers tend to focus on technology. SEOs focus on search engines. Who is …

What Your Perfume Says About You

Most girls have one or two favored perfumes that they wear on a daily basis; perhaps you have a day and night scent, or one for work and one for …

2013 Airline Scorecard Best to Worst

Traveling by airplane can be a stressful situation. Choosing the correct airline can make all the difference. Check out how your favorite airline …

The Best Temperatures for Cooking Fats & Oils

What a great topic for an infographic! Different oils have different smoking points. and the Kitchen 101: Cooking Fats & Oils infographic from …

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

In her book, " What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend ," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the most of this sacred time off from your harried workweeks.<p>She outlines how you can take control of your weekends by planning ahead, being selective with your time, and …

Success

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Advertising

Paris: Traveling The World Through Instagram

If you can't jump onto the next flight to Paris, you can now experience "The City of Lights" in an instant. Instagram has made it easier than ever to travel the world using their "Explore" feature to, well, explore the world! Check out the Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and UNESCO Instagram accounts to …

59 national drinks from 59 awesome countries

Singani is produced from white muscatel grapes grown at elevations of 5,250 feet or higher. Rather than age, the quality of the product is determined …

Alcohol

The Top Online Travel Communities Used by American Travelers

The annual MMGY Global/Harrison Group 2013 Portrait of American Travelers is a good source of insights into the habits of American travelers, and one …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

5 Unexpected Things to Do in Hong Kong

The iconic Hong Kong skyline is among the most recognizable in the world. As a result, many often equate Hong Kong with teetering monuments of steel …

Hong Kong

Bitcoin Guides Archive - CoinDesk

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is being used increasingly all over the world since its inception in 2009. In the years since, many other assets …

Blockchain

The Economics of the American Prison System

Know Before You Go: Hiking

Feeling burnt-out, grumpy, or just plain stressed? A reinvigorating hike in the great outdoors is often just what the doctor ordered — and November …

10 Things To Ask Before Renting A Luxury Apartment

Here are ten questions to ask before renting in a luxury building:<p><b>1. Do you have to pay extra for the gym?</b><p>Sure, the building's fitness center rivals your local Equinox—with a lap pool, elliptical machines a-plenty and round-the-clock spin classes—but if it isn't included in the rent, you might end …

On the Road to Self-Betterment, Apps That Keep You on Track

Setting goals is easy. Keeping them is the hard part.<p>That’s where the newest wave of goal-keeping applications, like Lift and Alive.do, comes …

Apps

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Cholesterol Levels Even When No Weight Loss Is Achieved, Study Finds

Even if it doesn't lead to weight loss, eating a Mediterranean diet can help men with their cholesterol levels, according to a small new study.<p>The research, presented at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, shows that …