Ram Kasavajhala

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How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

Personal Finance

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and why he still has his job at Apple

<i>Rarely does it regain its former glory.</i><p><i>Here's why.</i><p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. 16 years later it's just another software company.<p>After running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to …

10 Marriage Tips For Highly Sensitive Women From An HSMT (Highly Sensitive Married Therapist)

A common pairing I see in counseling, and in life (and in my own marriage!) is Highly Sensitive (HSP) female with non-Highly Sensitive male. Since my marriage is 100% perfect all the time (ha ha! ha ha ha ha ha!) but reasonably functional a majority of the time, and since I do have a lot of …

2 Things You Must Let Go to Find Happiness and Satisfaction

Have you ever wondered, what would your life be like if you wouldn’t be able to judge your environment, the world that you live in? I know for a fact …

5 Types of People Who Might Not Be Marriage Material

Do you hope to get married one day? Make sure you choose wisely. Picking the wrong mate could cause you a lifetime of emotional pain and even serious …

2020techblog.com

If You're In A Long-Distance Marriage, Read This

Skype and FaceTime are your friends.<p>While a long-distance marriage may not be what you imagined when you said, “I do,” it’s the reality for many people. Whether due to deployment with the military, a company move or a family emergency, long-distance relationships can work ― it just takes effort and …

The Astoundingly Complex Ancient Indian Stepwells

Ancient Indian stepwells captured by <b>Victoria S. Lautman</b>. Rudimentary stepwells first appeared in India between the 2nd and 4th centuries A.D., born of necessity in a capricious climate zone bone-dry for much of the year followed by torrential monsoon rains for many weeks. It was essential to guarantee a year-round water-supply for drinking, bathing, irrigation and washing, particularly in the arid states of Gujarat (where they’re called <i>vavs</i>) and Rajasthan (where they’re<i>baoli, baori,</i> or <i>bawdi</i>) …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Science Says Burning Sage Can Clean The Air And Improve Your Health

Whether the season is summer, spring, fall or winter, it is a good idea to clean the air in your home regularly to get rid of germs and all the other …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Technicolor mountains, otherworldly forests, and glow-in-the-dark beaches: These unusual places around the world prove that weird can also be wonderful.<p>Rakotzbrücke (Rakotz Bridge): Kromlau, Germany<p>Salar de Uyuni: Bolivia<p>Valle de Cocora: Quindío, Colombia<p>Mendenhall Ice Caves: Juneau, Alaska<p>Angel …

LinkedIn pays big after class action lawsuit over user emails

The company known for using reminder emails to get you to use its professional networking service will now have to pay a hefty sum for taking the …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

How to delete the Windows.old folder from Windows 10

Did you upgrade your PC to Windows 10? If so, ever wonder what happened to the previous version of the OS? It probably disappeared into the mists of Windows past, right?<p>Wrong. Your old OS didn't get erased; rather, it's lingering in a system folder called, aptly enough, Windows.old. And depending …

Software

India's Mars Orbiter Captures Striking View of Red Planet's Canyons

India's Mars Orbiter, which arrived at the Red Planet late last year, has just sent back a beautiful shot of the Ophir Chasma, a system of deep valleys and scalloped terrain in the Valles Marineris region. Areas with major geological features like this tend to show off the various layers of …

Mars Orbiter

Macro Photography: Finding the Minimum Focus Distance for a Lens

Macro photographer Mike Moats was one of our guest instructors on our Vanelli & Friends Photography Cruise to Cozumel Mexico. Earlier in the day I …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

Headphones

What Is Trigonometry?

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that studies relationships between the sides and angles of triangles. Trigonometry is found all throughout …

Mathematics

Watch the Sydney Opera House Transform Into A Hand-Drawn Animation

It’s like a 1970s cartoon in the best way.<p>Each year, the Sydney Opera House hands over its iconic sails to artists who use projectors to animate a Michael-Bay-worthy explosion of colors across its skin. The effect is the unreal combination of the world’s best graphic artists wielding the world’s …

Animation

How JPEG Handles Colors and Compression

Want to understand the math and science behind how JPEG files store your digital photographs? The YouTube channel Computerphile has a new series of …

Digital Photographer

Photography

What is Reciprocal Rule in Photography?

One of the biggest challenges that many photographers face is yielding sharp photos when hand-holding a camera. Many end up with blurry images …

13 qualities Google looks for in job candidates

Since he took over as the head of People Operations — also known as HR — at Google in 2006, Laszlo Bock has helped the company grow from 3,000 to …