Omar Velazquez

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WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

7 Takeaways in the Success of Elon Musk for Young Entrepreneurs

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Elon Musk is among the top entrepreneurs who are in the news almost every day and have a vast impact …

How Introverts Can Become Great Leaders, And Eventually, a Successful Entrepreneur

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”<br>― Albert Einstein<p>The most common, …

14 Incredible Swimming Holes in Northern California

There are so many great rivers, lakes, and ponds to escape to in Northern California, but these hidden gems stand out beyond the rest.<p>Jump from …

Hiking

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety when you know how you created it, instead of …

This woman quit her corporate job at 35 and saved $16,000 to travel the world 'indefinitely'

In November of 2012, Clelia Mattana handed in her letter of resignation.<p>She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London. But something was missing.<p>"I was unhappy because I wasn't following my true nature. All I …

South-east Asia

11 US National Parks That Are Totally Out of This World

The US National Park Service will turn 100 this year, which reminds us that you don’t need to travel abroad to feel like you’re in a completely different place — all you need to do is make a trip to one of the extraordinary parks right here in America. Camping beginners can experience their first …

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Human Rights

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Physics

7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My "I'll just make it" mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

4 Ways to Become a Pullup Powerhouse

Every man should be able to perform 5 reps of the pullup. Here’s how to get there<p>The pullup is one of the best training movements you can do. It’s unparalleled for building grip, upper-body, and core strength, and should be a staple in your routine.<p>Your goal: five pullups with perfect form. That’s …

7 Surprisingly Simple Keys to Happiness and Success

You're reading 7 Surprisingly Simple Keys to Happiness and Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Motivation

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

Stanford University

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Physics

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise During the Colder Months

<i>Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, content manager at Avelist</i><p>But it's. So. Cold.<p>1. <b>Get some new gear.</b> A little lycra can go a long way. It's called "enclothed cognition" - a scientific term describing the influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes due to the symbolic meaning of …

Weather

Treasury again rules out the 'trillion-dollar coin' option to avert the debt ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told congressional leaders earlier this week that Congress would need to raise the nation's borrowing cap by November 3 to avoid a potential default on obligations.<p>As an ultimate resolution is still unclear with less than three weeks before the "X date," speculation has …

Fourteenth Amendment

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Happiness

5 lessons you can learn from my failed startup

It suddenly dawned on us that our product would not sell. And unless we did something about it, the startup was doomed. This was December 2014.<p>Dreamy eyed noobs that we were, we made tons of mistakes. I hope this post helps you avoid some of those mistakes because as much as we glorify failure in …

Startups

The single most effective way to get rich

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert about personal finance to get rich.<p>You don't need to use fancy economic jargon or know this year's "hottest stock." You don't have to come from an affluent family, and you don't even have to earn a massive paycheck.<p>For most people, it all …

Investing

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

Space Travel

Fortune.com

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Climate change threatens electric power supply in California, report warns

By 2050 extended years of drought could lead to an electricity shortage as well as a water shortage, according to new study released Monday<p>Californians may have to start rationing more than water, including how much they turn on their lights and how often they use their hairdryers.<p>By 2050, extended …