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The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught

<i>See Also: 4 More Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know</i><p>The English language is full of all sorts of quirks that can be …

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …

The Mars Approach Desktop

This Arch Linux desktop features a beautiful photo of Mars floating in the dark, but that’s not all that’s interesting about it—transparent terminal …

Beacon tracking with Node.js and Raspberry Pi

Over the last few weeks we've been working with beacons. We're using them for a project that features indoor proximity tracking. We needed to track …

The Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See

TED Talks can often be overwrought exercises in pop psychology, terrible business advice, and vast oversimplifications of complicated subjects. ("Why I stopped watching porn," for example.) TED at its worst is Thought Catalog read aloud.<p>Yet once in a blue moon, there’s actually some fascinating …

6 Books Bill Gates Recommended for TED 2015

Bill Gates, long an avid reader, attended the TED conference again this year and continued his tradition of recommending books to fellow attendees.<p>1. …

27 Underrated Shows All True TV Fans Should Watch

Did your favorites make the list?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Learn the Six Key Principles of Persuasion with This Video

When you’ve mastered the art of persuasion, it’s easy to get people to do what you want. This video goes over six of the science-backed shortcuts you …

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.<p>With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation …

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

10 Ways Successful People Achieve Their Goals

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

California

10 Best HTML & CSS Frameworks For Web Designers

Using HTML & CSS Frameworks you can easily accelerate your web design and web development works. Good front-end design frameworks allow you to use …

The New Look for Painted Trim? Anything But White

For a long time now, white-painted woodwork has been <i>de rigeur</i> in the domestic interior, so much so that it's almost a foregone conclusion. But this …

Home Decorating

The Verge Playlist: Best of Britain

In 1922 the British Empire held power over 458 million people, a fifth of the world’s population at the time. It was a force to be reckoned with, and in subsequent years British pop and rock would also dominate the world thanks to bands like The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and …

6 Cleaning Essentials Every Man Should Have Photos | GQ

Toggle Scroll<p>November 4, 2014<p>There’s no way to make cleaning any less of a chore, but the right set of tools can make life a little easier. Though there are aisles at the grocery store designed to make you think you need an artillary of brushes to keep dust mites at bay, your regular cleaning need …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

A Simple Men's Dress Shoes Guide & Inspiration

What you wear on your feet can make or break your look, blah blah blah. You’ve heard it all before and you probably don’t want to hear it again, so …

How to Build a Personal Career Plan and Get Out of Your Dead End Job

We've all heard it before: "You're lucky to have <i>any</i> job." But just because you have one doesn't mean you have to just slog through a crappy one, or …

Mailpile enters beta—It’s like Gmail, but you run it on your own computer

Application aims to bring fast mail search and easy encryption to your browser.<p>We last looked at Icelandic startup Mailpile about a year ago, when …

How to run your own e-mail server with your own domain, part 1

Gmail? Apple? The cloud? Forget 'em all—in this series, we take your e-mail back.<p>E-mail is old and complex. It's the oldest still-recognizable …

The never-ending conundrums of classical physics

Even today, scientists still try to solve sprinkler brain teasers from the 19th century.<p>During its teenage and young adult years—what is now referred …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best intentions, studies have shown that as …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Politics<p>What happened to the U.S. college student—who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is more shocking than anyone knew.<p>By Doug Bock …

Red Carpet

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Where to find your next read: Book recommendation sites you should know about

Looking for new books to add to your summer reading list? You probably already know to check sources like Goodreads and the New York Times book …

A Natural Way to Remove Odors and Humidity

The 1930's apartment I live in could be best described as "drafty", with a noticeable amount of warm and cool air (including the dust it brings in) …

Revisiting the experimental DIY $1 laptop hammock

Many thought my computer would overheat, combust, or plunge to its doom.<p>Well over a year ago, I wrote a post for Ars about the way I was—or …