Matt McConville

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What Trump Supporters Were Doing Before Trump

Typically, at this point in a presidential election cycle, punditry is focused on campaign tactics and delegate counts — who is advertising where, …

Republicans

How To Shop For A Backpack You Can Wear To Work

The latest packs are both minimalist and stylishly kind to our spines.<p>Travel sacks go in and out of style. Briefcases, messenger bags, fanny packs, and duffel bags have all taken their turn. Luckily, the fashionable choice right now happens to be the most ergonomic and healthiest for your body.<p>The …

Camping

Build An 'Honest ETA' Device--And Never Be Late Again [Video]

Our first project with electronics maker and partner littleBits<p>One moment, you're on the way home from the office. The next, 30 minutes have slipped by because you tried to finish that <i>one last thing</i>--and oops, you forgot to tell your significant other.<p>I love my job as much as the next workaholic, …

The Art of Saying a Professional Goodbye

Saying “goodbye” is one of those activities that seems so simple it hardly requires advance thought — and so endings creep up on us and catch us unprepared. We tend to default to our habitual responses whether or not they’ve been effective in the past. As a result we often miss opportunities to …

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

<i>“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,”</i> Steve Jobs cautioned. <i>“There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,”</i> Oprah counseled new Harvard graduates. In his wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

LearnVest CEO: 'Financial literacy is a fundamental human right'

Somehow New Year’s Day has come and gone, and the resolutions that we make year after year are already haunting us. <i>Exercise. Save money. Don’t spend so much. Don’t eat so much. Pay off that debt.</i><p>Finding the right diet or the right exercise routine, as hard as it can be, is nothing compared to …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers

On a typical workday morning, if you’re like most people, you don’t wake up naturally. Instead, the ring of an alarm clock probably jerks you out of sleep. Depending on when you went to bed, what day of the week it is, and how deeply you were sleeping, you may not understand where you are, or why …

Do Game-Theory-Playing Traffic Lights Reduce Congestion?

(Photo: grendelkhan)<p>That is what the headline of this fascinating article says. Here is a quote from the news report:<p>In lay language,” <b>[Samah]</b> …

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

iPhone 5

Not So Dismal After All

<i>John List and Uri Gneezy have appeared on our blog many times. This guest post is the last in</i> <i>a series adapted from their new book</i> <i></i>The Why Axis: Hidden …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

What Can a Ball and a Bucket Teach Us About Why Women Earn Less Than Men?

<i>John List and Uri Gneezy have appeared on our blog many times. Now they have written a book,</i> The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered …

How to Pace Your Next Marathon By Effort

Advice for seasoned runners looking to run by "feel" instead of GPS stats.<p><i>Thanks, Coach Jenny, for your terrific piece on how to pace by effort in a half or full marathon!</i><p><i>Can you offer more on how and when you modify your strategy for seasoned runners? Do you still suggest pacing by feel on race</i> …

Marathons

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

Self-improvement

Why Something Won't Sell, Even at Fire-Sale Prices

Deuteronomy 28:68 states “ye shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and for bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.” Oh dear, even at a …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

How Your Birth Order Can Influence Who You Are

As many parents can attest, siblings tend to be more different than alike. Some of this may be the result of our birth order, and how we’re …

Today’s Most Creative People: The Scientists Behind The World’s First Working, 3-D-Printed Kidney

In the future, doctors may be able to 3-D print functional human organs at a moment’s notice for those in need of transplants. For now, that’s not quite possible–but we may not be far off. The video above shows researchers from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology, led by head …

TED Talks

Investing terms and questions explained

July 26, 2013 | 1:21 PM<p>Below you’ll find a guide to some commonly asked investing questions and terms.<p><b>U.S. Treasury securities</b><br>U.S. Treasury securities, like bills or bonds, are issued by the U.S. government. When you buy a U.S. Treasury security, you are lending money to the federal government for …

In 20 Years, We’re All Going To Realize This Apple Ad Is Nuts

Apple’s “Designed in California” ad inadvertently demonstrates the most fundamental problem of the personal electronics age, and once you see it, you can’t unsee it.<p>“This is it. This is what matters. The experience of a product.”<p>These are the opening words of Apple’s heartstring-tugging “Designed …

Multi-Touch

HOW TO WIN AT MONOPOLY EVERY TIME - Altucher Confidential

When I was in 7th grade, I got a letter asking me if I wanted to go to an experimental summer program for 13 year olds at Duke University after I …

U.S. shoppers think price, those in Asia look at the brand

July 09, 2013 | 2:15 PM<p>Do shoppers in India care more about price than in the U.S.? What about brand reputation?<p>A Nielsen survey of 29,000 online respondents in 50 countries looked at the shopping behavior of consumers worldwide.<p>Turns out North America and Europe preferred price over other options, …

Live Your Truth - Or Die Your Lie - Altucher Confidential

There’s going to be a revolution inside of me. A “James Spring”.<p>We all have different voices inside of us: the voice that wants to make money, the …