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7 Steps Dramatically Increase Your Energy for the Day, Ranked in Order of Effort

Don't waste the day. Get yourself going and build some momentum with these small actions<p>When you bump into an acquaintance, the answer to their "how are you?" must always be on the scale of "fine" to "freaking fantastic." That's just the unwritten social rule. The truth for me right now, though, is …

How technology is helping me learn piano

I’ve spent the past few months trying to teach myself the piano, pretty much from scratch. It’s been tough, and sometimes disheartening, but also hugely rewarding.<p>You might be wondering by now what an article about learning to play piano is doing on a tech blog. The answer is simple: I might not …

I'm a longtime MacBook user and tried Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 for a week — here's what I learned

I have been using a MacBook Pro as my main computing machine for the past five years, and I have grown to love it. From the fantastic hardware to the sleekness of macOS, Apple's offering has mostly kept me happy, despite a few shortcomings.<p>More recently, I have also become a big fan of what …

3 Ways Successful People Think Differently From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Since starting my podcast a little over a year ago, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some pretty brilliant people about business, money and the idea of success. It's been quite an education for me as I interact with people who play this game called life on a whole different level.<p>We as a …

Self-improvement

An Incredibly Smart Dog Who Understands Over a Thousand Words in the English Language

An incredibly intelligent border collie named Chaser, who is able to understand and respond to over one thousand words in the English language, …

Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life

In 2014, Apple introduced a programming language called Swift that made waves in the developer community -- not just for its power and flexibility, but for how easy it is to learn. So easy, in fact, that Apple believes it could be anyone's first programming language. That's why it went ahead and …

Middle School

People are still obsessively reading "Harry Potter," and, like, of course!

Proving that the power of Hogwarts knows no bounds, a recently published list by Amazon.com has revealed that <i>Harry Potter</i> are still some of the most …

Books

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

CM Punk Was Offered $1 Million For Pro Wrestling Return, And WWE Should Come Calling Next

CM Punk has been offered $1 million to return to pro wrestling, but if Vince McMahon knows what he’s doing, WWE will attempt to scoop him up first.<p>According to <i>The Sun,</i> 5 Star Wrestling, a promotion based out of the United Kingdom, is willing to pony up $1 million for Punk to compete in a 128-man …

12 ways to improve iPad battery life

The iPad offers excellent battery life but after so many charges, battery life invariably begins to fade. How can you keep your iPad's battery running for a good, long time on a single charge? Let us count the ways:<p><b>1. Lower screen brightness</b><p>Apple states, "There are two simple ways you can preserve …

Microsoft Fluent Design System: Breaking down Windows 10's new look

Windows 10 is getting a huge makeover that’s starting with the upcoming Fall Creators Update. But for all the hoopla over the Fluent Design System (previously known as Project Neon) and its new aesthetic philosophy, we only got the brief look at it during Microsoft’s Day 2 Build keynote. The demo …

Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi Might Begin With an Epic Showdown Between Leia and Snoke

Bad news, everyone: It's not December yet, so the 8-bit trailer above is the closest you're going to get to seeing <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. Still, at …

Star Wars

5 smart home devices that make life simpler

Once only a fantasy imagined in movies and television shows, increasingly sophisticated smart home technology has been trickling into the market in …

This Is The Most Realistic Video Game You Will Ever Play

There is GTA V, but that lacks that vibe of reality. There is also Saints Row. A super exaggerated, over the top role – playing game. The sad thing …

Game Trailers

LED Lightbulbs Have Shrunk The US Economy - No, Really, They Have

LED lightbulbs probably are a pretty good idea despite the way that they’ve made my own little corner of the lighting industry shrink. However, it’s still true to say that said LEDs have shrunk the American economy. No, this isn’t a bad thing at all, but it is illustrative of how careful we’ve got …

Economics

J.K. Rowling to launch online book club for Harry Potter fans

J.K. Rowling is launching a free online book club for fans and newcomers to her <i>Harry Potter</i> series.<p>The Wizarding World Book Club will launch in June …

6 Books to Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Hollywood-loving book clubs have plenty of fodder to choose from this year, with a spate of blockbusters based on novels due to hit theaters in the …

26 Children's Book Quotes to Live By

The books we read in childhood often have the biggest impact on us. Even just one line from the likes A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, and Roald …

Some Maniacs Have Decided to Remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory But With Tom and Jerry

But it’s not what you think. Tom is not Willy Wonka and Jerry is not Charlie. This is straight-up the original <i>Willy Wonka</i> movie, totally remade—just …

Film Industry

An iTunes-Free Way to Back Up Your iPod

<b>Q.</b> <i>I have an extensive music collection on my iPod but I have not saved it to the iTunes music library on my computer. If my iPod should become lost, stolen or damaged, my music is gone. How can I copy music from my iPod to an external drive or to my computer as a separate file (and not to iTunes)</i> …

The Basics Everyone Should Know How to Do (Including You)

Even though we don't always learn all of the basics while growing up, there are some things that everyone is just <i>expected</i> to know once we've hit …

J. K. Rowling, History, and Revisionism

Today at The Junto, Rachel Herrmann considers the relationship between fictional wizarding pasts, the muggle present, and history

I Might Be A Realist, But I Still Believe In Magic

What’s not to believe in about a Patronus?<p>I was 10 years old when I first started delving deeper and deeper into the corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I’d received a copy of <i>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</i>, the third book in the series, as a birthday gift, years after …

9 Netflix movies you should definitely download

Best. News. Ever! As of yesterday, Netflix's mobile apps will let you download content for offline viewing. That's awesome for anyone who wants to stock up on videos for planes, trains, treadmills and other Wi-Fi-challenged destinations.<p>First things first: Make room for all those downloads. Find …

Entertainment

Credence Isn't Voldemort's Dad But He Could Be Snape's Grandpa

Before <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> came out, it seemed like the story’s only real <i>Potter</i> connection would be Newt Scamander’s relation to …

Books

The Sweet Story About the 7-Year-Old Harry Potter Fan in Aleppo Has Taken a Heartbreaking Turn

A heartwarming story about a 7-year-old Harry Potter fan in Aleppo went viral over the weekend after series author J.K. Rowling sent her the series in e-book form. But now Bana Alabed's story has taken a heartbreaking turn after bombs hit her house in the eastern part of the city as the Syrian army …

Newt Scamander appeared in one of the Harry Potter movies

So much for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' being a brand new wizarding story with no connection to Harry Potter himself. JK Rowling …

4 Harry Potter Textbooks Primed to Be Movies Next

'Fantastic Beasts' began its life as a Harry Potter textbook. 'Hogwarts: A History' the movie, anyone?<p>Although <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> …

Books

Clean A Greasy Phone With This DIY Screen Spray

Fingerprints, be gone.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Distilled water<p>70% rubbing alcohol<br>Travel-sized spray bottle<p>Microfiber towel<p>Scissors<p>Sharpie<p>Funnel<p>Hook-and-loop fastener<p>1. Mix together a solution of ½ distilled water and ½ rubbing alcohol (70%).<p>2. Pour the mixture into a travel-sized spray bottle. Use …

Free Google app turns old photo prints into glare-free digital images

Stop using your phone to take pics of old snapshots and try this.<p>I think I know what I'll be doing over Thanksgiving weekend: hauling boxes and boxes …

Mobile Photography