Nisha Shankar

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Your Resume Is Worthless Because You're Not Mentioning This 1 Thing (It's Not A Skill) | Inc.com

I've been saying this for a while now, and usually my perspective is rooted in this belief that having a personal brand is far more valuable than a sheet of paper that says where you went to college and what other jobs you've previously held.<p>But ever since I started my own company, Digital Press, …

Employment

Hundreds of Perfectly-Choreographed Printers Are the Real Stars of This Fun Music Video

By now the band OK Go is better known for its over-the-top, impossibly choreographed music videos than its actual music. So much so that you can …

Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an area roughly the size of a football pitch, and so high that cranes are needed to reach the top; cast-offs …

Asia Pacific

Concrete house offers indoor-outdoor living among fruit trees

Ahh...<p>Indoor-outdoor home designs often feature large glass windows to create that seamless transition. But this home in Israel takes it one step further— the architects lifted the roof off the walls to create an opening in the walls, ensuring that there is no break between the interior and …

Free Architecture School? It’s Not As Crazy As It Sounds

Some schools are changing architectural education by eliminating tuition. Could it help make the profession more relevant and diverse?<p>When it comes to diversity in architecture, the statistics are jarring. For instance, African-Americans comprise 12% of the U.S. population, but only 2% of …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

Virtual Reality

Record rainfall closes Australia's Uluru national park

A record amount of rainfall in Australia has closed its famous national park at Uluru in what meteorologists described as a "twice a century" weather event.<p>Waterfalls have formed all over the park's huge sandstone landmark, which is also known as Ayers Rock and is among Australia's top tourist …

A Sculptural, Simple Prefab Home in Sweden

Think low-cost homes are boring and lacking inspiration? Think again! The <b>Happy Cheap</b> prototype for inexpensive prefab homes proves that affordable …

Prefab Homes

Watch 15 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The Planet

This animation is as mesmerizing as it is frightening.<p>Make no mistake: Earth is a powerful and, at times, violent planet. And if you had any doubts, this new jaw-dropping animation ought to put them to rest.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center …

Inside the new $133,000 tiny house that can be taken apart to move with its owners

But a new tiny house, called the Koda, is designed to move with you.<p>A construction crew from Kodasema, the Estonia-based design firm that created the 269-square-foot cube, can assemble it in less than seven hours, and disassemble it in four hours.<p>The furnished house will come in three different …

HoloLens: the virtual reality headset for elevator repair

Microsoft’s headset, originally for gamers, looks like ski goggles meets bifocals meets Tom Cruise in Minority Report, but its purpose is a serious one<p>Passengers in a ThyssenKrupp elevator in the tallest building in the western hemisphere might have felt their ears pop on the way to the 63rd floor …

Augmented Reality

How India's changing kitchens have 'modernised' food habits

<b>Forty-five years after it was first published, Ruchira, an Indian cookbook in Marathi language, continues to be a bestseller.</b><p>Readers turn to Ruchira for its consummate coverage of traditional vegetarian dishes of the western Maharashtra state.<p>The recipes are classic, but the pictures that punctuate …

Kitchens

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

Artist Rado Kirov Manipulates Stainless Steel to Resemble Dripping Mercury in Furniture Collection

Surreal.<p>Bulgarian Sculptor, Rado Kirov, who has had an extensive background in copper, silver and gold smithing, has recently shifted his focus to stainless steel and functional artworks. Having created some historically profound pieces such as the silver chalice presented to Pope John Paull II by …

Stainless Steel

Nature's fury: Monster waves battering Cornwall caught on camera - Telegraph

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books

Inside Delhi's gadget graveyard where the West's e-waste ends up

Imran's job is to sort through heaps of electronic refuse and separate items of value that can be sold in one of Delhi's vibrant scrap markets. …

E-waste

2 European countries are about settle a 173-year-old land dispute — without a fight

The reason for such magnanimity? "Because it makes sense to do so," says Marcel Neven, the mayor of Vise, Belgium.<p>Well, that and perhaps a little help from a headless body.<p>While Belgium will be losing a splendid piece of nature that juts into the Meuse River dividing the two nations, it will also …

Europe

We Used To Sleep In 2 Segments Every Night Until Electricity Was Invented

Via Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep:<p>...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight. This was the first sleep that kept …

New Installation Invades Central London With 100,000 Balloons

Paris-based artist Charles Pétillon has a reputation for filling abandoned spaces with ethereal balloon formations. For his first installation in a public space and his largest undertaking to date, <i>Heartbeat</i>, he injects London’s lively and historic Covent Garden with 100,000 hovering white</i> …

Incredible Aerial Photos Of Cruise Ships Look Like Alien Space Yachts

Cruise ships, while notable for their grandiose scale, are rarely appreciated for their design. But photographer Jeffrey Milstein revisits the aesthetics of these massive boats from another angle: above.<p>Milstein’s resulting aerial shots reveal fantastical layouts–complete with pools and putting …

Getting the Most Out of Materials: Using Angled Cuts to Let Horizontal Pieces Grow Vertically

Some degree of difficulty<p>Most bandsaws, jigsaws and scrollsaws have tilting beds that allow you to cut your material at an angle. Woodworkers exploit …

Woodworking

Motherhood Mondays: Sleeping in Denmark (This Made My Jaw Drop!)

We talked last week about taking kids outside to play every single day, even in cold weather. Well, listen to this…<p>In Scandinavia, it’s common for …

If we're all such foodies, why do we eat sandwiches every day?

The news that cheese sandwiches are the nation's favourite desk lunch illustrates the gulf between what we dream of eating and what we actually have time to make<p>There are foods that we read about and watch on TV. And then there is the food that we actually eat. Most of which is</b> …

Coconut Chiffon Bundt Cake with Coconut Frosting

Joanne Chang is a master of all kinds of desserts, from elegant French to homespun American like this classic coconut Bundt cake. <b>Slideshow:</b> …

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The Unconventional Handwriting Guide (Part III): Modern Toys are Ruining Your Child’s Handwriting

Nothing beats unstructured outdoor play for improving handwriting skills.<p>However, there are a lot of other simple changes you can make in your …

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …