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Trek Tech: The 18 Best Hiking Apps

Alltrails<p>When something becomes the number one app on any of the Apple Store’s lists, it’s kind of a big deal. So you can imagine just how good the …

Microsoft reportedly working on Courier-like device for taking digital notes

Microsoft’s Courier hardware was a mysterious device that never made it to consumers, but left a big impression on fans who saw the leaked concept videos. Designed as a digital journal, the Microsoft Courier combined two screens to fold over like a book, with a stylus for taking notes. Microsoft …

Note-Taking

These 11 Elon Musk Quotes Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

With all the tragedies happening in the world, do not fret--we still have more than a few outstanding humans left paving the way for a better future.<p>On Twitter, billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk conversed with user Scott Stapf about relief for Puerto Rico, after the devastating effects of …

Tesla

The 86 Most Rewatchable Movies Of All Time

You know every line.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Online Education

Trailer and preview of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s new graphic novel Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook is set for release this September from Titan Comics, …

The lies Brits tell themselves about how they left behind a better India

In May 2015, Shashi Tharoor, a former undersecretary general of the United Nations and a current member of India’s parliament, gave a stirring speech at a debate in the Oxford Union<b>.</b> He was speaking for the proposition that “Britain owes reparations to her former colonies.” The speech went viral, …

India

54 New Titles That You Must Read on Flipboard

As the single place for news for every passion, we’re proud to be partnered with some of the best content creators on the planet. No matter which Smart Magazine you follow, Flipboard surfaces quality stories from experts who bring authority and enthusiasm for whatever they’re covering. Here’s a …

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

Free Wi-Fi is a windfall, especially if you’re working from the library or airport, or if you just want to save data on your phone or laptop. Still, …

Information Systems

Why Brazil’s Greatest Writer Stopped Writing

In 1984, at the height of his literary fame, Raduan Nassar announced his retirement, to become a farmer.<p>In 1973, the Brazilian writer Raduan Nassar quit his job. After six years as editor-in-chief at the <i>Jornal do Bairro</i>, an influential left-wing newspaper that opposed Brazil’s military regime, he …

Literature

Your 90-Day Plan To Becoming An Entrepreneur

Here are some things you can do this month and even this week in order to launch your company this quarter.<p>Maybe you’ve been thinking about launching your own company for a long time. Or maybe you’re just staring at your cubicle walls for the zillionth time but only now starting to consider …

Entrepreneurship

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

10 of the Funniest Movie Scenes of All Time

When I watch a funny movie scene, I laugh. Sometimes really hard. Sometimes I might even remember the lines in a quiet moment of the day and chuckle …

A Question I’m Often Asked: “How Do I Become a Published Author?”

People often write to ask me, <b>“How can I write my book and get it published?”</b> A big question!Here’s my response — but note that I’m writing from my …

Writing

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

Physics

Mind the Gap: Entering the World of Shana Corey and Chris Sickels' The Secret Subway

(All sketches and images, unless otherwise indicated, credited to Red Nose Studio)<p>Last week I was honored to premier Shana Corey and Chris Sickels' (aka Red Nose Studio) trailer for their delightful nonfiction picture book <i>The Secret Subway</i>. Now, as promised, I'm back with comprehensive interviews …

Writing

The Best Watches for 12 Different Professions

The tool watch — aimed at helping out with something more than just telling the time, thanks to any number of special features or materials — is a …

The Best 2016 Super Bowl Commercials

Somebody build us a Walken Closet.<p>How do you think the Super Bowl is the most-watched sporting event in the world? Sure, there's the game, and the athleticism, and the allegorical drama of two teams battling it out with nothing but their own talent to guide them. What brings the rest of us to the …

Advertising

How the Writer Researches: Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is 80 years old and still not sure where she belongs. Standing in the atrium of her home in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Pulitzer …

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

Human Population Growth and Extinction

Get the latest on our work for biodiversity and learn how to help in our free weekly e-newsletter.<p><b>+</b> <b>PUBLICATIONS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>RELATED CAMPAIGNS</b><p><b>+</b> <b>MEDIA</b><p>We’re in the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Castle Rock House by Herbst Architects

Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has<p>Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has been at the forefront of commercial, residential and educational building design for the last 14 …

Magical Places That Look Too Perfect to be Real

San Marino | Image: reddit.com<p>If you're looking for picturesque places to add to your list of travel destinations, check out this collection of …

40 things you never knew about Leonardo DiCaprio

The Hollywood actor, producer and man bun savant turns 40 today. As a birthday gift, we’ve rustled up one piece of trivia for every year of his life<p>1) Leonardo DiCaprio’s first film role was in Critters 3, and not as Toby Wolf in This Boy’s Life.<p>2) Robert De Niro allegedly hand-picked DiCaprio from …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

Design

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness