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The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015 | Inc.com

We're not big on setting resolutions only in January at Pluralsight. We believe it's important to strive for excellence year-round, rather than just once a year. That said, there's value in using the year's starter months to reassess your current skill sets and identify areas for improvement, …

Spectacular swimming pools – in pictures

If it's hot and you fancy a dip, why settle for your local lido? Here's a selection of some of the world's most amazing pools

How did #Lowry's art change after the Second World War? Here's the latest blog from Curator Helen Little http://ow.ly/pqI5d

Expanding camera lens combines insect, human vision

Insects' hemispheric eyes have a wide field of view and high resolution. What if they could be combined with the focusing abilities humans enjoy?<p>This lens from Ohio State University is a hybrid of both. It has a wide field of view as well as depth of field, and could allow smartphones to take …

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The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Drinking Arsenic-Laced Water Is Like Smoking For Decades, Study Finds

Groundwater in many countries, including the U.S., has naturally high levels of arsenic.<p>Drinking water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic harms the lungs as much as decades of smoking, a new study has found.<p>Arsenic is a notoriously poisonous element that occurs naturally in the Earth's …

The Art of Living: A Free Stanford Course Explores Timeless Questions

What is a liberal education? And how can it help you live a more authentic and purposeful life? They are timely and timeless questions that get …

Study Finds 3D Printing Could Save The Average Home Up To $2,000 A Year

While I don’t have to remind you about the value of studies – many company-funded studies are best dropped directly in the trash after publication – this one about 3D printing does have some merit. Produced by the authors at Michigan Technological University, it posits that at a home 3D printer can …

HBO Sets Its Fall Doc Slate, Including Whoopi Goldberg’s Moms Mabley Film, Alec Baldwin and James Toback’s ‘Seduced and Abandoned’

HBO Sets Its Fall Doc Slate, Including Whoopi Goldberg's Moms Mabley Film, Alec Baldwin and James Toback's 'Seduced and Abandoned'<p>ESPN isn’t the only …

The Rise of People Living Alone Has Led to More Sustainable Cities

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …

Do You Make These 9 Mistakes When You Set Goals?

Monday, August 29, 2011 · 1 Comment<p><i>“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is</i> …

Only An Elite Group Of College Students Can Still Afford To Study Abroad

It's college for the 1 percent.<p>RELATED: 13 INSANELY EXPENSIVE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS<p>With interest rates on student loans about to double, studying abroad has increasingly become a luxury for American college students.<p>Still, as one of the largest generations in the U.S. moves through the higher …

72 Years Old and a Lot to Blog About

Yes, I’ve got gray hair. The guy at the gas station calls me “madame,” and the man who sat next to me on my last flight asked, “who configured your …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Lagrange Points - Sixty Symbols

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Compassion is a trainable skill

Study published in the journal Psychological Science shows that compassion and altruism are learnable<p>Can people be taught to act more altruistically? Newly published research, measuring both brain activity and behavior, suggests the answer just may be yes.<p>“Our findings support the possibility that …

The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Heroes

Spider-Man, he was apparently a Protestant. The Hulk, a lapsed Catholic. Thor, a worshipper of a Teutonic deity. The X-Men, an assemblage of …

Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …

Turning Haiti, Tunisia and the West Bank inside out: A documentary on JR’s worldwide participatory art project to air on HBO tonight

“We use images like a weapon to fight for social causes,” says a man in the trailer for <i>INSIDE OUT: The People’s Art Project</i>, a new documentary that …

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …