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10 Lessons I Learned From Cancer

Louis Salguero<p>UX, HCD, UCD, GUI, graphic and web designer Read full profile<p>Cancer is a disease that causes so much misery and death worldwide.<p>As it …

Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech

McRaven, the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, stressed the importance of making your bed every morning, taking on obstacles headfirst, and realizing that it's OK to be a "sugar cookie."<p>All of his lessons were supported by personal …

The Playlist: Summer Tracks

You’ve got hop in the step and a few beads of sweat rolling. The drinks are cold, the skin is showing and laughs loud. Summer’s in full swing and …

37 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Iceland Right Now

Iceland, a country rich with roaring volcanoes, monolithic glaciers, icy mountains and deep fjords, has become a mecca for photographers looking to …

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

Star Wars Salt and Pepper Shakers

Use the Force, Luke…. or just a little more salt. From the Dark Side of your kitchen you can season your food in Empire style with these Star Wars …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

Posters

Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society

Isaac Asimov was an extraordinary mind and spirit — the author of more than 400 science and science fiction books and a tireless advocate of space exploration, he also took great joy in the humanities (and once annotated Lord Byron’s epic poem “Don Juan”), championed humanism over religion, and …

Journey: A Beautiful Wordless Story About the Power of the Imagination

<b>Journey</b> (<i>public library</i>), the debut children’s book by illustrator Aaron Becker, is a charming and empowering wordless story about a lonely little girl who finds herself in an imaginary world and learns to bend it to her own imagination by drawing with a magical red marker. Partway between <i>Alice in</i> …

How to Cope With Information Overload

Information overload has become an everyday experience for anyone who works with computers, owns a smartphone or waits at a bus stop with …

The Insane History of Rockets at Jet Propulsion Laboratories

Everyone loves a gorgeous rocket launch, but the story of getting from the first sputtering attempts to the modern day marvels is completely unreal. …

Animated Short Shows How To Read Cat Body Language

(Video Link)<p>Cats are kinda crazy and unpredictable, or at least we think they are because we have a hard time reading their body language and …

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Sand Creatures Suspended in Midair by Claire Droppert | Colossal

<p>For her latest photographic series titled Sand Creatures, Rotterdam-based photographer Claire Droppert hurled clumps of sand through the air and …

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Getty Images offers you an unmatched depth, breadth and quality of content to help your communications truly stand apart<p>Getty Images provides you the …

The 10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about the places you’ve visited recently? What are your interests as determined by Google? Where does Google keep a list of …

Maps

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

eCommerce

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Holstee Manifesto Poster (18x24)

Where we began and what keeps us moving forward today. Originally written to celebrate aspects of life they truly valued, Holstee’s founders never …

Cisco Says Internet of Things will Have Ten Times More Impact on Society Than Internet

Cisco says that by 2020 there will be over 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, The connected devices will be not just computers, tablets or …

IBM: We Haven't Given the NSA Any Client Data

Technology giant IBM hasn’t given the U.S. National Security Agency access to any client data and would challenge any surveillance-related gag orders …

Surveillance

Watch: An Astronaut’s One-Way Trip Into Space

It’s a haunting image, but then again, there are worse ways to spend retirement.<p>It’s the cruel joke of the universe. The longevity of man simply doesn’t scale to the unfathomable expanses of the cosmos. Our closest neighbor, the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, is 25,000 light years away. Even if you …

Space Science

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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

Apps

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

Brian Eno’s Reading List of Twenty Books Essential for Sustaining Human Civilization

<i>UPDATE: The folks from the Long Now have kindly asked me to contribute to the Manual for Civilization library — here is my own reading list.</i><p>There is something inescapably alluring about the reading lists of cultural icons, perhaps because in recognizing that creativity is combinatorial and fueled …

The Miraculous in the Mundane: Richard Feynman Explains How Rubber Bands Work

When you see an ordinary rubber band stretched around and holding together a stack of stuff over a long period of time, you’re actually witnessing a miraculous force of physics at work — a perpetual pounding of the atoms as they struggle to hold these chains together against the outward push of the …

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to …

Horror

Lose Yourself in these Stunning Lunar Maps

From the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Lunar Map Catalogue comes a gorgeous series of charts of the Moon's nearside, farside and poles.<p><b>Click here</b> …

The great, wide Bluetooth sea: A Bluetooth speaker buyer's guide

Before diving in to the ocean of Bluetooth audio, consider what your needs are. Do you need a speaker that's portable and compact? Or are you looking …