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How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools

Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to …

Data Visualization

How does it feel to look like a fitness model?

“I want to look like athlete A, or fitness model B or swimsuit model C” is something that the Genesis Gym team hears quite often as a goal of a new …

Body Fat

Juicing: vital for health or a worrying fad?

After falling ill on a juice retreat, one writer began to question whether juicing is all it's cracked up to be. And she found plenty of doctors who believe it's a fad too far<p>I wake at 3am, head pounding, dripping in sweat, shaking and itching all over. I know I’m going to be sick, but when I try …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

Joan Didion’s Favorite Books of All Time, in a Handwritten Reading List

Having long lamented the dearth of reading lists by female cultural icons — amid a wealth of excellent but chromosomally skewed ones by such luminaries as Leo Tolstoy, Alan Turing, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Stewart Brand, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson — I set out to find a worthy counterpoint. …

The Best Way to Keep Your Brain Young

Learn! Unlearn and re-learn. Keep moving. Then repeat the process. Until you die!<p>Alvin Toffler the futurist, said that "intelligence in the future will not be measured by the ability to read and write. It will be measured by the ability to learn, un-learn and re-learn."<p>I recently read an article …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

10 Trackers And Apps That Can Make Your Life So Much Better

You can now use trackers and apps to fix your posture, spy on your dog, find inner peace, monitor your baby's breathing, and more. We live in the future, didn't you know?<p>And to learn more about the insane and exciting and occasionally troubling growth of self-trackers and apps, read all about the …

Apps

A Canadian computer game that lets anyone contribute to scientific research

McGill University professors Jérôme Waldispühl and Mathieu Blanchette take computer games very seriously – after all, the one they invented is trying to solve a scientific problem that many geneticists have been tackling for decades.<p>Together these two created Phylo, a DNA sequencing game designed …

Crowdsourcing

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact with real life objects. The twin brothers' adorable monsters and men look like they're having the time of their lives, zooming past us in a LEGO car or figuring …

4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Revolutionary garment soon to go on show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art is a shift away from mass production, writes <b>Edward Helmore</b>

'Type A' personalities are overachieving monsters. Get out of my spin class and back to banking

One of the things you get used to, when you live in New York, is encountering a large number of people who preface their statements with this phrase: “I’m a type A personality, so...”<p>In the last couple of weeks, I have heard the phrase used by an American woman in the final stages of pregnancy, …

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People

Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.<p>What makes someone ordinary become extraordinary? Is it their intellect or good luck? Is it their charisma and leadership qualities? There’s no definite formula, but …

Computer PhD Candidate Remixes Offensive Barbie Book and Makes the Iconic Doll a Computer Engineer

<i>One of my favorite things about remix: If you don’t like the narrative, change it!</i><p>When Casey Fiesler, a PhD candidate in Human-Centered Computing at …

5 Ways To Be More Successful Today

Below, our headhunters have defined 5 ways that successful people operate. By knowing their methods and mindset, you are able to immediately begin a journey that, ultimately will lead to a more lucrative, fulfilling job.<p>On a macro level, successful people:<p><b>1. Gain the ability to put their personal</b> …

Success

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

For fans, Minecraft YouTube videos are a huge part of their enjoyment of the game. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), "Let's Play" videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to …

Minecraft

Great moments in science (if Twitter had existed)

A lot of news these days comes from, or is about, Twitter. Entertainment magazines and shows seem to be entirely dependant on celebrity Tweets, like those fish that feed on the random things that fall out of a sharks mouth.<p>It's not all random utterances and spats though. Time magazine recently ran …

How to Create a Stunning Magazine Cover in Photoshop

Photoshop

Native Versus Web: A Moment In Time

Whenever I see punditry about web versus app, or worse, web versus mobile, I see a graph in my mind’s eye. It is inspired by disruption theory, but …

Radical Cities – Latin America's revolutionary housing solutions

The Venice Architecture Biennale is usually a grand gathering of the biggest names in architecture, where they can display their brilliance to their peers. In the 2012 edition, however, the Golden Lion awarded to the best exhibit went to something whose fascination was not primarily to do with the …

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

<i>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</i><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while …

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Oamul Lu’s Paintings Capture The Beautiful Details of Every Day Life - The Fox Is Black

I first came across the work of Chinese artist Oamul Lu last summer, writing about these alluring animated GIFs he was making. Recently he took a …

Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

Freud once observed that the great Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci was “like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep.” And how blazingly awake he was — his Vitruvian Man endures as one of the most iconic images of all time, his visionary anatomical …

5 Natural Ways To Tackle Inflammation With Whole Food

Whether you are a professional athlete or a fitness enthusiast, the muscle soreness and joint pain in the 12- to 48-hour time frame after a vigorous …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …