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Nice to Meet You Again – Book Recommendation

Nice to Meet You Again, a great book from Victionary on outstanding business cards, greeting cards and invitations.<p>Our today’s book recommendation …

Graphic Design

9 parenting tips from Warren Buffett to set your kids up for success

"When a kid at 8, 9, or 10 years old learns the basics of how finance works and how to behave in a business relationship, he or she can apply those lessons throughout their lives," says Buffett. "Practicing those good habits over a lifetime can have huge beneficial consequences, not just for …

Entrepreneurship

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

American Philosophy

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

Literature

9 Books That Inspired Elon Musk

"I read books," he reportedly likes to say.<p>Musk — who was smart enough to get into a physics Ph.D. program at Stanford University and then drop out because it didn't seem that relevant to him — has always been hungry for the written word.<p>In its profile of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, the New Yorker …

Elon Musk

The Elusive Self: an Archetypal Inquiry

Gary “Z” McGee, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings</b> …

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Which Neural Network Do We Activate?<p>To help students learn to maintain focused attention, we can guide them to wire their brains for staying the …

Pedagogy

Holocaust Survivor Salutes Liberator In Emotional Meeting Decades Later

A Holocaust survivor recently reunited with the American soldier who helped to save his life decades ago.<p>Joshua Kaufman, 87, a former prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, met with one of his liberators, U.S. Army veteran Daniel Gillespie, in Huntington Beach, California, late last …

U.S. Army

BMW's Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet

On that fateful day in 1994, Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric were seated side by side on the set of <i>The Today Show</i>, attempting to sort out the …

How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that …

Supercomputers

Microsoft announces HoloLens, an augmented reality 'hologram' headset, for Windows 10

The next step in Windows technology is called Microsoft HoloLens — an augmented reality headset that uses holograms — operating system group technical fellow Alex Kipman announced today.<p>HoloLens is not quite Microsoft's version of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but something different: a set …

Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice …

12 Poisonous Thoughts That Are Sabotaging Your Life

One of my many mottos is "Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life!" I'm a big believer that our thoughts and emotions shape our experiences. The problem is that most people aren't even aware of their negative thoughts. It's almost like they have just become a habit, so it seems normal to them. Here …

Happiness

Modular House Design Concept Clings to the Side of a Cliff

In response to a number of clients seeking options for living on extreme coastal plots, Australian prefab architecture firm Modscape created the <i>Cliff House</i>, a design concept for a home that extends precariously from the side of a cliff. Inspired by the way barnacles hang on to a ship's hull, the …

House Design

Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot

Artisan Kino Guerin makes sturdy wood look as though it's as easy to tie as string. The beautifully-crafted furniture is a family affair – his wife, Elyse, sometimes helps in the fabrication of tables, shelving, and more. Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrawood, and Wenge veneers, …

Furniture

London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for<p>Google Glassusers to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

The Magically Bizarre Photo Manipulations of a Photoshop Wizard Martin De Pasquale

He’s been called a Photoshop wizard by people who have seen his work and the title suits him well. Buenos Aires based digital artist and art director …

Photo Manipulation

Cable Entrapment

While most of us have been talking about the advantages of having a charger integrated into the Smartphone case, cool dudes at LAB.C have already …

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air | Colossal

<p>LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact …

NEWSFLASH: it’s no longer hip to be square.

In a world of metal and glass rectangular slabs, the circular Sero smartphone stands alone! The design appeals to audiophiles, offering an ingenious …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

American Airlines

The Autonomous Vehicle Is The Innovation That Will Reshape The World More Than Any Other

In his TED talk, technology designer Bran Ferren discusses how we can build miracles that will stand the test of time the same way ancient cultures did.<p>Growing up in a family of artists, technology designer Bran Ferren thought that art and design and science and technology were two separate worlds. …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

State Your Sexual Intentions With HeavenlySinful Dating App

Twin brothers, Henry and Harry, both have Tinder. Henry downloaded the app to find the future Mrs. Henry, while Harry is just looking for a one-night stand. But as a girl swiping through Tinder, you’d have no way of knowing the difference between the two guys’ intentions.<p>That’s what HeavenlySinful …

Gorgeous Food Shots in French Coffee Ad Will Leave Your Mouth Watering

I hope you don’t mind enjoying a bit of eye candy on your Tuesday evening, because that’s what you’re going to get with this video. At the direction …

500px Blog

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

There’s no way of knowing when you’ll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact …