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Greece’s Debt Burden: The Truth Finally Emerges

Just when you thought that the Greece saga had run out of plot twists, another one emerged on Thursday—and it was an important one. A few days before a referendum that will probably decide the fate of Greece’s Syriza government, one of the country’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, came …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Productivity

Insightful Infographic Instructs You on How to Have the Perfect Workday

If you feel like you don't accomplish as much as you'd like during the day, perhaps there's a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break. To …

Time Management

The 10 Slides You Need to Pitch Your Business Idea

If you have a great idea for a new business and now you're looking for funding or other support, you'll probably have to break out the PowerPoint. …

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

Penguin Random House

Spider whose bite can cause 4-hour erections found in family's store-bought bananas

It's always disappointing to come home from the grocery store to discover that your fresh produce isn't that fresh, but let's take a second to put …

Insects

The Industrial Internet: Big Machines, Big Data, Big Impact

You may be familiar with the Internet of Things, a network of connected devices (and people) that is expected to number around 26 billion by the year 2020. To better understand IoT, I recommend that you read two articles I wrote last year. The first is A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things …

How To Map Your Room's Wi-Fi Strength With A Wood Mill [Video]

Because those streaming cat videos won't wait<p>Why should you guess where a Wi-Fi hotspot is when you could view it in color?<p>A computer scientist has devised a way to build colorful 3D maps of Wi-Fi strength. His keys tools: a color-changing LED light, a laptop, and naturally, a wood mill.<p>Dominique …

Creating a Sentiment Analysis Application Using Node.js

Sentiment analysis helps you in understanding what people think about a certain topic. The sentiment analysis app we are going to build will take in …

Circular Knitic: An Open Hardware Knitting Machine

Photo: Mar Canet<p>Most people who enjoy knitting don’t do it because they actually need knitted fabric, they simply appreciate the catharsis of partaking in a quiet and repetitive activity. For other knitting enthusiasts, the pleasure of knitting lies in the process of designing and building an …