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A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

Chess

Articles about one familys backyard becomes their own tiny retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid tiny home.<p>In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>On Bainbridge Island, Jim and Hannah Cutler create a cabin for reading …

Nassau County

Ten Interview Questions Only Weak Managers Ask

Gazillions of managers and HR people have been trained to interview job applicants like it’s 1965 all over again. They ask the world’s lamest interview questions.<p>Sometimes they hold the interview script on a clipboard in their hands while they talk to you. That’s gross. That’s what you expect the …

Employment

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

Mad Men

When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

When Esther and Dan Levy’s son Andrew was 14 months old, he received a diagnosis of a kind of leukemia so rare that their medical team said getting it was like being bitten by a shark and struck by lightning at the same time.<p>Leukemia, a cancer of those cells in the bone marrow that produce new …

The Science of Baking

More About Baking<p>Ready to start baking? Or would you rather eat the chocolate cake than make it? That’s fine too, as we’ve got plenty of cakes and …

Why it’s so hard to succeed in Silicon Valley when you grew up poor - Vox

My name is Ricky Yean, and I've been collaborating with my college classmate David Tran on our startup since 2010. In some ways, our story is typical for a startup: We went through the mentorship at Y Combinator and StartX, raised seed funding, and then launched. We introduced Crowdbooster to help …

Mormon growth slows to its lowest level since 1937. Here’s why that’s great news.

Why has Mormon growth slowed so much since the heady gains of the 1980s and 1990s, and why is this numeric stagnation considered a step forward?

DNA points to Neanderthal breeding barrier

<b>Incompatibilities in the DNA of Neanderthals and modern humans may have limited the impact of interbreeding between the two groups.</b><p>It's now widely known that many modern humans carry up to 4% Neanderthal DNA.<p>But a new analysis of the Neanderthal Y chromosome, the package of genes passed down from …

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

Quiz: The Pieces Everything Is Made Of

Several years ago, Randall Munroe, the creator of the Web comic “xkcd,” published his own blueprint of a Saturn V rocket, the launch vehicle that sent the Apollo astronauts to the moon. He called it “Up Goer Five.” The blueprint, he explained in a parenthetical note, was annotated “using only the …

Myths About New Mormons and Gays Policy

Opinion<p>There is a good chance that you’ve recently learned about the Church’s new policies regarding same-sex couples, and read much about it on …

Faith

Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family

Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent families today, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades.<p>What hasn’t changed: the difficulty of balancing it all. Working parents say they …

Demographics

Bamboozled by the “CES Letter”

In April 2013 Jeremy T. Runnells published a pdf booklet entitled, “Letter to a CES Director.” This booklet, which is now typically referred to as …

Build an Aquaponic Garden with Arduino

Grow fish, fruits, and veggies together in this compact, automated system. You can even control it via the internet.<p>Lots of creative aquaponics systems are being developed for raising fish and vegetables together in small spaces. Unfortunately — for you and the fish — most of these systems fail to …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Landscape with Edible Plants this Fall

Autumn is a time when many homeowners invest in new landscaping—the work is easier in the cool weather, and the plants still have time to get …

Gardening

9 Ways to Make an Old House Feel New

It's easier than you think.<p>In my ideal world, I would have a new home filled with old-home charm. Apparently, a knock-down is not in my family's budget, and neither are the high-quality building materials that I would want to use. The solution? Finding ways to make an old home feel new.<p>One of the …

Home Improvement

Use Dry Ice to Make Soft Serve Without an Ice Cream Machine

Some of our favorite recipes to make in warm weather include no-cook frozen desserts like blackberry-lemon ice cream, but if you don’t own an ice …

Ice Cream

Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

What could be better than an indulgent dessert made from ingredients you have sitting in your pantry and that never needs to go into the oven? These …

Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

Shares 20K<p>In short, these cinnamon rolls are pure perfection.<p>You have to believe me on this one (or just make them yourself; you’ll see).<p>I couldn’t …

Set Everything Else Aside and Make Some Magnetic Silly Putty

All other things are irrelevant. Your kids can wait another hour or two after soccer practice.<p>Silly Putty is great for making weird fart noises and copying newsprint, but you know what it can't do? Swallow metal. While you can buy magnetic putty online, you can also make it at home with this …

Magnetism

Is this idiot-proof 3D printer enough to make you finally buy one?

Power tool company Dremel has launched the £850 Idea Builder in the UK, allowing users to start printing in 10 minutes<p>3D printing has been supposed to transform our lives for several years now. The revolution in consumerism, that would see every family have a machine in their home that could …

Power Tools

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These Working Papercraft Engines Are Jaw-Droppers

This video of YouTuber Al Zh demonstrating his working six-cylinder engine made of paper is a real WOW. I can only imagine the amount of patience that went into this complicated little build. And how many iterations do you think he had to go through to get to this point? I get paper cuts just …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Silicon Valley Startups Remake 'Let It Go': 'Let the Nerds Code On... The Sun Burns My Skin Anyway'

Arriving a good year and change after the phenomenon simmered down, a group of Silicon Valley startups have tried to capture that magic yet again …

Startups

Adorable Automated Turret Launches Rubber Band Barrage

Looking like it would fit in perfectly in the smash hit game Portal, this little turret can launch a barrage of rubber bands on command. Designed by Kevin Thomas, this perky little gatling gun is mostly 3D printed, with an Arduino for a brain. You can download the 3D printed files on Thomas’ …

A new startup claims that '90 percent of our clients see their anxiety decline'

"It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact," he told me.<p>Soon it got worse. Redding, a 28-year-old salesman in Seattle, found himself freaking out during normal, everyday conversations. He worried any time his boss wanted to talk. He would dread his regular sales calls, and the …