Jack Avila

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REI Waterproof/Breathable Rain Pants Review

REI’s Waterproof/Breathable Rain Pants are a surprisingly good value compared to name brand rain pants which cost two to four times as much.I’m a big …

Backpacking

The best tech of 2018 (so far)

We can't believe it either, but we're already halfway through 2018.<p>CES, Mobile World Congress, and developer conference season are fading in the …

Gear & Gadgets

The Genius Alarm Clock That Turned Me Into a Morning Person

I used to use my iPhone alarm to wake up in the morning. Problem was, I'd awake with a start to the annoying beeping, instantly stressed out. …

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

Pablo Picasso’s Idiosyncratic Genius

A life in art.<p>Pablo Ruiz Picasso began being an artist at the age of prodigy—at about seven—and at seventy-five he remains the complete phenomenon he has been throughout the intervening years. The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, and of his character appear to …

Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

The Important Theorem of Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (1701 – 1761)<p>On April 17, 1761, English mathematician and Presbyterian minister <b>Thomas Bayes</b> passed away. He is best known as name giver …

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

ipad's

Adv3nture makes some of the most useful jackets we’ve ever seen

When you’re traveling across the world or exploring the great outdoors, your jacket becomes more than just a protective layer.<p>Modern materials are …

What to See in Paris in 4 Days - The Perfect Long-Weekend Guide to Paris

<b>One of my very favourite times of the year to visit Paris is in August. I love August because Parisians leave the city for their summer holiday and</b> …

France

How Paris changed how we think

Agnès Poirer describes her new book, Left Bank, in which she explores how Paris became the centre of intellectual and artistic life in the 1940s.<p>What do Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Ellsworth Kelly, Simone de Beauvoir, Alberto Giacometti, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Juliette Gréco, Miles Davis, …

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Concepts of Freedom & “Existential Choice” Explained in an Animated Video Narrated by Stephen Fry

The non-existence, or non-importance, of the self has for millennia been an uncontroversial proposition in Eastern thought. But Western thinkers have …

Teva Ember Moc

Teva<p>Ember Moc<p>Buy Now $70.00<p>More<p>Sure, you can get away with flip-flops in summer. But in winter, you’ll want full foot coverage and some insulation. …

'America No Longer Matters.' Davos Isn't Worried About President Trump

Much like the secret infrastructure of money and power that makes the world go round, the Swiss Alps were imposing but nearly invisible as the …

Globalization

Evapolar evaSMART EV-3000 Personal Air Cooler review

Evapolar makes small evaporative air coolers designed to cool your personal space, be it in your office, bedroom, or a nursery. The evaSMART EV-3000 …

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

Stephen King

The Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Paris—That Aren’t Hotels

The hotels of Paris may be plentiful, but they also take being one-of-a-kind as a badge of honor. When looking for a Parisian place to rest your …

France

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018

My favorite quotes that will help you get the new year started in a positive way.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance …

Motivation

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

17 books Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think everyone should read

Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, reads 50 books a year, he told The New York Times. In 2015, Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, created an online book club in which he read a book every two weeks.<p>Here are some of the titles the pair have recommended over the past few years.

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

Roots of the Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was a long, bloody conflict between the United States of America and Mexico. It would be fought from California …

19th Century

eVscope | 100 times more powerful than a classical telescope

Many of us are curious to see the mysteries of the universe...<p>...Unfortunately most objects are too faint to be seen in a normal …

13 Must-Read Books Recommended by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Brilliant Leaders

Oprah Winfrey has referred to reading as her 'personal path to freedom.'<p>Many of the brightest minds in technology, entertainment, business, and philanthropy have said they owe their success to reading.<p>Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading …

Books

14 images that celebrate the identity of Mexico’s indigenous communities

THE PICTURES BELOW are part of Native Nation: A photographic effort to preserve the traditions and customs of more than 57 Mexican indigenous groups. …

Mexico

13 Places in Paris You Need to See Before They Get Too Expensive

A wave of gentrification has been sweeping through Paris for some time, especially the 10th, 11th and 20th districts, bringing the charm of a once …

Maths in a minute: Euler's identity

Euler's identity is often hailed as the most beautiful formula in mathematics. People wear it on T-shirts and get it tattooed on their bodies. …

The 2 Hour Rule: The Genius of Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche Applied

This curated column is authored by Zat Rana Albert Einstein wasThe post The 2 Hour Rule: The Genius of Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche Applied …