Melanie Jill Meschler-Eckler

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HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

American Super/Natural - Coincidence or Curse?

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Google gets people ready for Glass with new how-to video

Google's Project Glass is still exotic, futuristic, and distant — it's available only forextremely early adopters, including "creative individuals" who were let in through a Twitter and Google+ contest. But a year or more ahead of its consumer launch, Google is already trying to get ordinary people …

Jon Baran Interview

World's Largest Rubber Ducky Makes Its American Debut In Pittsburgh

QUACK QUACK! The giant 40-foot tall floating art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has finally arrived in America.

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Enjoy Surfing with Jetsurf Motorized Surfboard

If you enjoy surfing, then you might enjoy <b>Jetsurf motorized surfboard</b>. It features 3 models: <i>Born to Race</i> for advanced riders and competition use, <i>Born</i> …

Markets Flat on Opening After Government Shutdown

American investors responded with a shrug to the first government shutdown in 17 years.<p>At the opening bell on Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial …

In this Government #Shutdown what's open and what's closed? The answers may surprise you: http://t.co/IE9fH2LZoj

Photo: The Lincoln Memorial is closed... just like the Federal Government. #Shutdown http://t.co/jdtFZdMYYq

Soft Light : Flexible Light That You Can Squeeze Into Almost Anywhere

Simon Frambach has designed a flexible light that you can install almost anywhere. <b>Soft Light</b> is soft and flexible, made of foamed polyurethane with …

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Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The tips discussed below are by no means the law.<p>Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa's …

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In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

As People Head Into Space, PayPal Says It Will Follow Them

Many people know how to buy things in cyberspace. But what about doing business in outer space? That's the question PayPal says it wants to answer. Citing the looming era of space tourism, the company is creating the PayPal Galactic project along with the SETI Institute, "to help make universal …

Goji's Smart Lock snaps pictures, welcomes you by name

Burglars of the future beware: the age of the smart lock is coming. There's no shortage of entries into the space these days -- in fact, it was just under a week ago that we spotted the lovely Yves Behar-designed August lock. Goji's (whoever heard of a company named after a fruit?) got a pretty …

Flight, Reimagined: The First Robotic Hummingbird

No thrusters, no propellers, just flapping wings. These Breakthrough innovators embraced the challenge of building a tiny aircraft under those constraints. Their creation, a machine that look and flies just like a hummingbird, shows the wild potential of tiny remote-controlled aircraft.<p><b>The</b> …

Fanhattan Debuts Pint-Size Fan TV Set-Top Box to Simplify the Living Room

Your home theater system can get pretty cluttered even if you have a relatively minimal setup of a cable box, DVR and streaming media device. But …

Google Disallows Facial Recognition in Glass Apps

Worried about so-called “Glassholes” automatically identifying the faces of people around them? Google says it doesn’t want that to happen, …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

39 Relaxing Outdoor Hanging Beds For Your Home

To relax outdoors, in the sunlight or, on the contrary, in the shadows in light summer wind, there’s nothing better than a hanging bed. Lie, read, …