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These 25 Productivity Principles Will Change How You Work Forever

According to a recent McKinsey report, today’s workforce spends 61% of their time managing work rather than doing it. That’s insane. We can do better …

How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>As our desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc. stand idly by for a huge portion of …

Who the Hell Were Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier?

Nov 20, 2016<p>726 notes<p>Howdy, howdy friends. For this installment of <i>What the Hell Is..?</i> we ask, instead, <i>Who the Hell Was…?</i> for two of the most …

'When streets become supernatural': the joy of walking in cities at night

With technology whittling away at our attention spans, our sense of place is vanishing. In an extract from his new book, Nick Dunn explains how a simple night-time stroll can help us to profoundly reconnect with our surroundings<p>In our era of ever-more rapid technological development, the …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

The Five Things Your Kids Will Remember about You

Tiny parenting moments, which seem so trivial at the time, can add up and have a lasting impact on our kids.<p>Parenting is hard work. It calls on …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Computer Scientists Close In on Perfect, Hack-Proof Code

In the summer of 2015 a team of hackers attempted to take control of an unmanned military helicopter known as Little Bird. The helicopter, which is …

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Under Armour Infil GTX Hiking Boots

There’s nothing like hiking up your local mountain trail in a fresh pair of boots, especially if those boots happen to be these GORE-TEX equipped …

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Non-technical founders should learn basic UI/UX. Here’s where to start.

My love for human-computer interaction (HCI) design, more popularly known as UI/UX today, came about when I started Seedly<b>,</b> my second mobile …

Kanban and Agile saved our house

“Call the doctor.” “Did you call the doctor today?” “Don’t forget to call the doctor today.” With nine week old twins at home, there has never been a …

5 Financial Moves You Should Make Five Years Before Retirement

Here you are, five years from retirement. The reality of the end of your career is finally hitting home, but you may not feel completely ready to …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

11 Best Productivity Tips for Working From Home

Working from home strategies that will make you as productive as possible.<p>Working from home can be the ultimate personal productivity litmus test. Many people feel they would lack the self-discipline and focus required to be highly productive if they work from home.<p>They're wrong. Sure, you may feel …

An Intuitive Explanation of Convolutional Neural Networks

What are Convolutional Neural Networks and why are they important?<p>Convolutional Neural Networks (<b>ConvNets</b> or <b>CNNs</b>) are a category of Neural Networks …

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The Power of Prayer

Do you have a two-bit prayer life?<p>In James 4:2 we find these words: “You do not have, because you do not ask.” Let me ask you a question: If you were …

5 Very Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<br>• Latest Posts<p>Rick Riddle<p>Once self-development had helped Rick in his life and led him to great results. Now when Rick is a successful …

Introducing Variational Autoencoders (in Prose and Code)

Effective machine learning means building expressive models that sift out signal from noise—that simplify the complexity of real-world data, yet …

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

5 Novels That Mess with Time

Some readers like novels that tell a story in a straightforward, chronological fashion, but some of us are thrilled when a novel takes us on an …

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11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

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Self-Education With 'The Trivium'

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>What do you think of when I say “logic” or “grammar”? How about “rhetoric” or “syllogism”? Unless you’ve had a decent liberal …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

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Outdoor sound sculpture to be ‘played’ by wind. Artist Luke Jerram is preparing an outdoor ‘acoustic pavilion’ called Aeolus, which will be built of hundreds of metal tubes acting as Aeolian harps. Each tube will contain strings which will strike chords inside the structure as the wind passes over them, making the whole structure sing. Visitors to the piece will be able to sit in the center of the structure, and the tubes will act as lighting filters, speckling the interior with shifting light. Jerrem’s work includes a number of environmentally focused projects, including one that amplifies and orchestrates sounds made by plants. (o

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be Apple

Everybody wants to be Apple. But they can’t be, and, Brian Millar argues, that’s not such a bad thing.<p>In 2011, struggling department store chain J.C. Penney hired the guy who was behind the Apple stores. He applied the same principles that had made Apple’s geek chic boutiques some of the most …