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Check out the mind-blowing Sensus Smart Guitar that won best startup at Midem in Cannes

<i>Disclosure: Midem paid for my hotel and travel to the conference, where I served as a judge for a startup-pitching contest.</i><p>Over the past weekend, I got a chance to see and hear from 20 impressive music startups — working on everything from aggregation to hardware — at the Midemlab startup contest …

Guitar

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

Mathematics

Are Science And Truth At Odds?

Last week, <i>New York Times</i> science writer George Johnson wrote a very disturbing piece concerning the apparent loss of credibility science is now facing with the public at large.<p>Creationism, the anti-vaccine movement, resistance to genetically modified crops, cellphone radio waves, fluoridation, the …

Physics

21 Powerful Short Books To Change Your Mindset And Improve Your Life

Summer’s here, and what better time is there to grab some short self care books to read and improve your life? Get outside, even if it’s just to a …

Self-improvement

Warren Buffett's 9 Tips for Happiness and Success

Warren Buffett knows a thing or three about becoming wealthy and successful, and the Oracle of Omaha is not averse to handing out mostly excellent …

The Taylor Lautner Workout: Build Muscle Fast

Exercises that can help any man to go from scrawny to brawny<p>Taylor Lautner isn't a naturally strong guy, but his career depends on becoming brawny. Between the first and second Twilight films, his character grew into a powerful werewolf. That meant he needed to gain 30 pounds of muscle in a year. …

Taylor Lautner

The 100 Best Fitness Tips of All Time | Men's Health

A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.<p>Knowledge is power, baby.<p>It's also the secret to a powerful body, as you're about to find out. …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

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

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly2 days agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Fitness

Here's Proof That Your Perception of Time Is Awful

Do you think Cleopatra lived at a time closer to the Great Pyramid being built or Neil Armstrong landing on the moon? You might be surprised by the …

Amazing

Improve Your Charisma (And How Prince Did It)

Prince couldn’t believe it. Not ready for a tour? How was he supposed to sell any records? But when he finished his showcase performance in a small Minneapolis movie theater on January 7, 1979, the Warner representatives walked out shaking their heads. Their new artist wasn’t a good enough …

The Curious Case of Katherine Russell

I can just see the Lifetime movie title now: "Married to a terrorist: The Katherine Russell Story."<p>With the constant barrage of information, and I use that word loosely, regarding the Boston Marathon bombings suspects--the inflammatory rhetoric of radicalization, jihadis and vengeful …

Religion

Make Better Eye Contact and Remember People's Names with One Simple Trick

If you find yourself stumbling over conversations with other people, reader whyalways shares a tip for making better eye contact <i>and</i> remembering …

Public Speaking

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

The Four Elements of Physical Energy and How To Master Them

"Manage your energy, not your time." This is the quote that made Tony Schwartz famous. And it's one that I believe best represents a truly efficient …

Fitness