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People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

The 11 most addicting iPhone games you might have missed recently

We've got you covered. It can be tough to keep track of all the games coming out, so we've gone ahead and collected the best new games that will keep you coming back for more.<p>From games like Mr Jump that are as fun and frustrating as Flappy Bird to gorgeous newcomers like Alto's Adventure and …

Web Applications

The Office Audition Tapes For Dwight, Michael, Kevin, Pam and Jim

Entrepreneurship

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

The Best Burns From The Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber Just Leaked And They Are Delightfully Mean

Getty Image<p><i>“Justin, I don’t like your music. I think it’s bad, man. I hate your music. I hate your music more than Bill Cosby hates my comedy.” –</i> …

The Emergence of the 'Internet Of Medical Things'

Twenty years ago, when the Internet and portable cellular devices were first becoming commonplace, most people never considered how these technologies could be used to deliver healthcare.<p>Ten years ago, when the Internet had already become ubiquitous and smartphones were still in their early days, …

Internet of Things

How to develop a laser-like focus on building your new business

If you want to build a successful business, you're going to do battle with the demons of distraction. The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.<p>What's their secret?<p>It's a matter of focus, and it's critical to business …

Small Business

4 Crazy Predictions For The Future Of Health Care: Human Augmentation, Hacked DNA, And More

In the next 20 years, we’ll see groundbreaking research, from bionic exoskeletons to smartphones that diagnose cancer, start to change our lives.<p>Look across all the research and innovation taking place in biology and medicine now, and you can only imagine what health care could be like in 20 years. …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Apps

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

*This article co-written with author Ken Goffman.<p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.<p>Used to be, folks were way too …

Singularity

17 more songs that sound as much (or more) alike than Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” (part 2 of 2)

You can find the first part of this Inventory here.<p>1. Sara Bareilles, “Brave” (2013) and Katy Perry, “Roar” (2013)<p>When Katy Perry released her …

The 5 Essential Traits To Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence

Our five Essential Traits for Entrepreneurial Excellence are: Work Hard, Work Smart, Stay Humble, Serve Others, and Stay Hungry!<p>We have featured the entrepreneurial wisdom of MJ Gottlieb in several columns. His business partner Gary O’Neil recently shared some advice on how we can all up our game …

You can get South Park: The Stick of Truth at 25% off until this Friday

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50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Quadrant brings 1970s horror to the present day in this first-person survival game

Indie studio HKFiftyOne Games has released the first set of teaser videos for its upcoming indie release <i>Quadrant</i>, which gives a taste of the game's narrative-centric style of horror.<p><i>Quadrant</i> tells the story of a member of a bio-hazardous waste removal crew tasked with responding to a substance …

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Bright and bold, contrasting and complimentary octopus duo<br>NAVY Blue Octopus on a creamy background, white octopus on a navy blue background.<p>Created by English artist Kelly Stevens-McLaughlan, NauticalNell art prints invoke thoughts of warm summer breezes and balmy evenings year round, even on the …

Tetris Heat Change Mug: Board changes when hot liquids added.

Fill with a hot beverage to reveal Tetris game<p>We like heat-changing mugs. And we love the 80s. So, when we saw the Tetris Heat Change Mug, it was …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

E.coli

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …

Johns Hopkins University

Why Brain Surgeons Want Help From A Maggot-Like Robot

Brain surgery is a dicey business. Even the most experienced surgeons can damage healthy tissue while trying to root out tumors deep inside the brain.<p>Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a solution, and it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. They're developing a tiny, …