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This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Design and Construct Your Own Tiny Actuators

Typically the bots and projects we see are constructed from off-the-shelf components: stacks of development boards, servos, solenoids, and sensors. Sean Hodgins takes a few moments to show a great example on how to make your own actuators so that they work similarly to a solenoid.<p>As Sean points …

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Siblings

Learning Microcontrollers and Robotics in the DroneBot Workshop

I’ve been on the lookout for a while now for great maker channels on <i>YouTube</i> that cover electronics, microcontrollers (MCUs), and robotics with the same accessibility, usefulness, and panache as DiResta, Wilkerson, Bob Clagett, and the many other more traditional shopcraft makers. I have just added …

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Short-Term Memory

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Self-improvement

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Why we should collectively worry about Facebook and Google owning our data<p>why should we care about companies having a lot of data on us? Because it makes large numbers of us vulnerable to exploitation ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>Report: Google Play Music will be killed off and replaced …

The top 10 albums of 2017

<b>Dextrous raps, sensual R&B and literate pop all rub shoulders in a "poll of polls" to find the top 10 albums of 2017.</b><p>The BBC looked at 30 of the "best of 2017" lists in music's most influential publications - including the NME, Rolling Stone, Vice, Billboard and Q Magazine - to find the …

Alex, the French Cooking Guy, Feeds His Ramen Noodle Jones

<i>Make:</i> contributor, mad food scientist and chef, Alex, of French Guy Cooking, has been posting another one of his video series where he obsessively explores a kitchen-related topic. This time it’s ramen noodles, how to cook them, make them from scratch, how to make a suitable broth, and how to …

These Incredible Italian Grandmas Teach you to Make Pasta from Scratch Recipe

Pasta videos are one of my favorite things on the internet. To be specific, the making and shaping of pasta using traditional ingredients and …

Italy

This iPad synthesizer lets you play almost any sound

SyndtSphere may be just about the most flexible music instrument ever. It is also an iPad app. Klevgränd’s SyndtSphere can be a piano, a violin, a flute, a bass, but it can also be anything in-between. If you ever struggled to find the exact sound you wanted out of a synthesizer, then should try …

Apps

What is ‘stack’ and why should you care?

Stack is one of those words you’d probably never use in a conversation – “How’s your stack treating you these days, John?” – but once you start noticing, it’s everywhere. Examples range from companies looking for “full stack developers” to startups sharing their “marketing stacks” online. The …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 websites for Programmers to learn coding

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Online Education

Learn how to build your very own robot by mastering Raspberry Pi

Dream of building your own robots? Read on.<p>Raspberry Pi is a tiny, inexpensive, single-board computer that you can use to make cool Internet of …

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Design

Ready Maker One: Introducing Make VR, a VR-based CAD System

15 Fascinating Facts About Pill Bugs

The pill bug goes by many names—roly-poly, woodlouse, armadillo bug, potato bug. But whatever you call it, it's a fascinating creature, or actually …

Making Your Own Custom Shortcut Keyboard

Via Hack-a-Day comes this cool shortcut keyboard project. Alex, an engineer at SparkFun, wanted to create a keypad populated with shortcut commands for the Autodesk Eagle CAD software program he uses every day to design circuit boards. On his Github page, he describes the project:<p>The keyboard has a …

Arduino

Einstein's Riddle

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Albert Einstein

How Great Dads Can Raise Badass Daughters

Want to raise strong and independent daughters? Dads (and moms), do these 7 things to help them succeed in life and business.<p>Without my dad's encouragement and support, I doubt I would have ever traveled the world solo at nineteen, let alone started my own business.<p>There's lots of talk about how we …

Parenting

A 15-Piece Orchestra Played Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Than Daft Punk Themselves

When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins, and cellos, you’re probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart. But the …

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

Mobile Devices

Chomsky: Republican Party 'most dangerous organisation on earth'

BBC Newsnight's Evan Davis challenges academic and political activist Noam Chomsky, who argues the Republican Party is the most dangerous organisation in human history.<p>You can watch the interview in full here.