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Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” - MIT Technology Review

Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author:<p><i>In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT</i> …

Creativity

The Death of the Friendly Nod | Inc.com

Moments after he walked in the room I thought, "Oh, so <i>now</i> you want to act all nice to me?"<p>A friend owns a gym. As a favor he asked me to interview applicants for front desk positions. He wasn't happy with how recent hires worked out and wanted a fresh take.<p>The job itself is simple: greet members, …

Self-help

50 Mindfulness Quotes To Inspire

50 Mindfulness Quotes To Inspire Present Moment Awareness<p>Around the time I turned forty, I discovered I could draw. I’d never had any artistic …

HK Magazine Archive

Over the past quarter of a century, we’ve talked to many of the coolest, most influential and occasionally most provocative people in Hong Kong. …

Hong Kong

The Skills We've Lost to Technology (and How to Get Them Back)

Technology usually makes our lives easier. It also makes it so we don't have to practice a few basic skills. After years of smartphone use, many of …

Breaking Away

This Free iPhone App Draws Instant Floor Plans Without A Tape Measure

So maybe you’re not Bob Vila or Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, but you still need to get the dimensions of your place (or place to be). Forget the …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

Publishing

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

5 Voicemail Tactics That Will Get You More Callbacks

A ton of people ask me on a regular basis whether or not they should even leave voicemails any more since they almost never get a call back. My response is yes – as long as they are good ones. If you’re leaving ‘touching base’ and ‘checking in’ voicemails then don’t waste your time or the …

Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.<p>Dr. Gorbee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's about a 13% mortality rate.<p>Across West Africa, …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Bill & Ted 3 is Probably Happening and That’s Most Excellent

Actor and director Alex Winter, the renowned Bill of <i>Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure</i>, said in an interview that the franchise’s most awaited third …

Movies

Jon Stewart Tells Fox News: 'Fuck You And All Your False Patriotism'

Jon Stewart has a message for Fox News on #LatteSalute: "SHUT UP."<p>The network's talking heads have been attacking President Barack Obama for saluting two U.S Marines with a coffee cup in his hand. But on "The Daily Show" on Thursday night, Stewart wasted no time pointing out the hypocrisy.<p>"You …

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Explains Why Multitasking Is a Harmful Addiction - PAPER

A scientist/musician/author/record producer is how Daniel Levitin thinks of himself. But more formally, he is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise. …

10 Space Empires That Actually Make Economic Sense

Everybody loves a huge space empire. A far-flung interplanetary civilization combines the romance of exploration with the pride and cool-factor of …

The Expanse

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

7 Ways to Expertly Edit Your Own Writing

Writing can (and should!) be a creative, uplifting, enjoyable process. However, once the initial writing is complete, the next step is editing your …

The church described as a 'symbol of evil'

<b>Plans to rebuild a church in Germany that is linked to Hitler and the rise of the Nazi party have divided the country and sparked a row about how the nation deals with its past.</b><p>Buildings aren't just bricks and mortar - they have meaning and say something. If you doubt that, think of the controversy …

Germany

A Wild Theory About Destiny's Story

Many people seem to think that <i>Destiny'</i>s story is, well, lackluster. But what if most people are missing one big key thing about the story?<p>Buckle up, …

Acorns, a beautiful iPhone app that automatically invests your spare change

Many of us want to invest, but don’t know how to start. Acorns is a new, free to try app that makes investing as easy as using your debit card and rounding up the change to the nearest dollar.<p>Available as a slick and beautiful iPhone app, Acorn connects to your bank account or credit card. Any time …

Art & Painting

Artist : Glenn Brown<br>Posted by Humam <br>#Painting #Art

The Best Card Game I Ever Played 'Died' 13 Years Ago

In 2001, gaming company Decipher Inc. got dealt a hand that should have been a fatal blow to their popular <i>Star Wars: Customizable Card Game</i> - they …

Board Games

A 16-Bit RPG That Promises A Modern Twist

Standing out in a crowded sea of retro-style indie games is no easy task, but 16-bit RPG <i>Elysian Shadows</i> caught my attention recently for what it's …

Retrogaming

Habits for living a more rational life

From the Center for Applied Rationality, a "Checklist of Rationality Habits" intended to help you spot when you're tricking yourself. One of my …

Eidolon is the most beautiful game I've ever thrown up in

Ice Water Games' <i>Eidolon</i> is a first person exploration/survival game set in a massive, stylized wilderness. In this overview video, I take my first steps into the wild.<p>The pace is meditative, the gameplay is simple, and the narrative is as giant and nuanced as the world itself.<p>While exploring the …

How to Network as an Introvert | Inc.com

What's the difference between an introvert and a shy person? In a fantastic post on Social Media Today, Minter Dial, president of The Myndset Company, and Noam Kostucki, a professional speaker, coach and consultant, explain the difference--and why it matters for your personal branding …

Introverts