Jill Manapat

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A Braille Printer Born From LEGO

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Communication<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Shubham Banerjee<p><b>Company:</b><p>Braigo Labs Inc.<p><b>Invention:</b><p>Braigo<p><b>Development cost to date:</b><p>Undisclosed<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>3/5<p>The world’s cheapest Braille printer got its start with a single piece of …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Why Your Happiness Has Little to Do With Positive Thinking

I used to believe that positive thinking is the key to a happy life. We've all heard it before -- try to look at the glass half full and you'll be happier that way. And who knows, maybe you can even "think (positively) and grow rich" or "attract what you want with (positive) thought wave," as …

Happiness

What Stephen Hawking Really Said About Destroying the Universe

The famed physicist, lover of scientific bets, and occasional doomsayer made waves for suggesting that our universe could undergo "catastrophic vacuum decay," which sounds rather unfortunate.<p><b>In July 2012, when scientists at CERN's Large</b> Hadron Collider culminated decades of work with their …

Water Collection Made Easy

There are many ideas out there, which are low-cost and effective in collecting waters in rural and remote areas. These are areas like refugee camps …

7 Ways To Tell If You're A Truly Humble Person

In a society where fortune favors the strong, modesty is often seen as a weakness. Climbing to the top of a corporate ladder is our modern version of “survival of the fittest” -- and for that reason, meekness is often under-appreciated. But turns out, the secret to success <i>and</i> fulfillment may very …

The Body Doesn't Lie

The body tells the truth about one's emotional well-being. In short, if there's an illness, distressed emotion precipitated it.<p>This is according to Deepak Chopra, the medical doctor who doubles as a bestselling author. Chopra insists that the mind and body are inseparable. One example is that fear …

Breast Cancer

The Flaw With the Law of Attraction

A basic principle of the Law of Attraction is that we will bring into our lives what we focus on, visualize, think about and affirm with our words. The Law of Attraction is both powerful and empowering because it helps us to remember we are co-creating our lives rather than just allowing life to …

Spirituality

Can Faculty Meetings Actually Be Fun?

Where have you seen this before? After a long day in the classroom, teachers gather together in the school library to listen to an administrator offer a lengthy, rushed review of a litany of housekeeping items including calendar, scheduling, upcoming events, policy, etc. They sit around passively …

Teaching

10 Recipes You Can Whip Out To Impress Unexpected Guests

Ever been in the position where you have an unexpected, hungry guest at your door? No need to worry! Incorporating frozen food into a fresh recipe can be just as delicious as a recipe made from scratch. And, not to mention, much less stressful.<p>We've partnered with the National Frozen and …

7 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Many of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. If you have kids, you've likely relived your childhood reading over his books only to find, "Wow, there's some real wisdom in these books." One book that has grown on me over time as an adult is Oh, the Places You'll Go! It brings you through all the …

Mindfulness

Famous Scientist Will Make You Smart. Click Here

Brian Greene is the best college professor you never had—unless you’ve studied physics at Columbia University, that is. If that does describe you, …

Education

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

The 6 Questions You Need To Ask Your Mother While You Still Can

When my mother was just six years old, her mother died unexpectedly. Much of my mother's image of her own mother has been shaped by a few old photos, anecdotes from a cousin or two, and the dim but cherished memory of being loved. "There were so many things I wished I could have asked, but I will …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

What's the point of school?

<b>For as long as there have been schools, people have been asking what is the point of them. Quite a lot of pupils have asked that question, of course. But some notable grown-ups have pondered the matter, too.</b><p>In 1947, Dr Martin Luther King gave a lecture entitled The Purpose of Education in which he …

Michael Gove

How to Find Your Calling: 7 Beliefs to Change Right Now

Looking to find your life's work? The elusive bliss that pays the bills? Or aching to launch that floundering dream into an industry or empire? As a leading career coach for the last 20 years, I'll tell you that it's only one belief that stands in the way of everything you want.<p>I don't know what …

Motivation

The Psychology of Attraction

If you want to know the psychology of attraction, you have to understand what makes people tick.<p>In fact, the psychology of attraction is based on one simple rule. We are attracted to people who turn us on. I don't just mean physically, I mean emotionally turn us on. Leading psychologist John Dewey …

Relationships

New Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo | Colossal

<p>Currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York, artist Li Hongbo (previously) has an exhibition of new and old work titled Tools of Study. …

Mindful At Work Challenge, Day 2: Eliminating Distractions

<i>This post is part of an ongoing partnership between the Institute for Mindful Leadership and Huff Post as we work together to bring mindfulness to the workplace. The Institute has just opened enrollment for a number of retreats in NY and MN. More info can be found at</i> …

Long Live the Art of Handwritten Notes (In the Business World)

Imagine this: right now you have 2,070 emails in your in-box and two handwritten notes on your desk. Which one do you think stands out the most? If you answered "handwritten," give yourself a pat on the back. You are not only right, but you've also been listening to your mother.<p>Yes, they're a pain, …

Amazing

You? An Expert? Really?

A business coach I admire recently wrote that calling oneself an expert in one's field is, well, unattractive. Quickly (and perhaps impulsively), I immediately removed the words "relationship expert" from all of my business materials. I certainly didn't want to be the jerky self-promoter this coach …

Air Traffic