Gabriel Nechita

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

10 Startup Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” declared Jay Z, worth $475 million at Forbes’ last count. Rappers have long mused on wealth in their verses, and some of those lyrics can provide invaluable advice to founders.<p>The Phat Startup is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship through hip-hop, …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day (PHOTOS)

Few of us mere mortals are lucky enough to write like Ernest "Papa" Hemingway. But a surprising number of folks are lucky enough to resemble him. For proof, just peruse this incredible photography series by photographer and genuine Hemingway enthusiast, Henry Hargreaves.<p>The photos were taken at a …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Former Walmart Transformed Into Modern Library Space

When Walmart vacated this large warehouse building, the abandoned space sat empty for quite a while before Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle decided to do something about it. The architecture firm transformed the former retail store, located in McAllen, Texas, into a huge, functioning library.<p>124,500 …

Architecture

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

The Geometric Artwork of Andy Gilmore | Colossal

<p>Rochester-based artist Andy Gilmore turns math into art, creating hypnotizing and kaledscopic patterns that are heavily influenced by patterns he …

How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code

<i>The programming website Project Euler provides a plan for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps</i><p>When Colin Hughes was about eleven years old his parents brought home a rather strange toy. It wasn't colorful or cartoonish; it didn't seem to have any lasers or wheels or flashing lights; the box …

Brain scans could uncover dyslexia before kids learn to read

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects around 1 in 10 people in the U.S., where it is typically diagnosed around second grade but sometimes goes undiagnosed and unmanaged well into adulthood. And though it is technically a learning disorder, it actually occurs in people with normal …

This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. Even when you’re 11 years old.<p>Last year Las Vegas kid Ethan Duggan found himself in a tough spot. His mother had returned from a whirlwind shopping trip with “about 40 dresses, skirts, and tops.” Without his father home, Ethan was the default …

Local Kids Learn Fitness Can Be Fun

Alternative House and Jazzercise with Yhomi teamed up to teach local kids about healthy eating and exercise recently.<p><b>By Deborah Corsi</b><p>"What's the best …

Lingualy Turns Your Web Browsing Into A Chance To Learn A New Language

Chrome: Lingualy is a language-learning extension for Chrome that learns how good you are with a language, and then recommends texts online for you …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

7 things I learned from 9 years of IWT

I’m not a sentimental dude. But this week, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” turns 9 years old, and I’ve been thinking about the last NINE YEARS of …

No, drinking too much coffee is probably not what's killing you

Here's your scary headline of the day, courtesy of our pals at <i>The Daily Beast</i>: "Heavy coffee drinking may kill you."<p>The story in question links to a …

Accelerated Learning: Hacking the CFA Exam

• Posted by <b>DynamicHedge</b><br>• on August 8th, 2013<p>This post will explain how I passed one of the most notoriously difficult finance exams while working …

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of …