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I would play this Zelda cube concept in a second

If only it were real<p>I don't think Twitter user @ktwfc thought that their "Zelda Cube" art concept would get as much play as it did, but they …

How to hallucinate with ping pong balls

Tape one half of a ping pong ball over each of your eyes, sit under red-filtered lamps and listen to white noise – and then prepare to enter a very surreal world.<p>Did you know ping-pong balls can cause you to hallucinate?<p>Neither did BBC Future.<p>But a funny thing happens when you cut one in half, sit …

Cool Stuff

This Simple $15 Tool Makes Unbuckling Any Car Seat A Breeze

The keychain-sized Unbuckleme lever reduces the force needed to unlatch a seat by more than 50 percent.<p>By<p>Jan 22 2018, 5:57 PM<p>It may not say so the …

Engineer locates brain's seizure onset zone in record time: Discovery breakthrough for epilepsy patients

Discovery breakthrough for epilepsy patients<p>An engineer can locate the brain's zone that creates seizures in record time -- one hour rather than the …

Breakthroughs

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

Engineering

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

Shirley Temple singing a death metal version of 'On The Good Ship Lollipop'

Shirley Temple, the sweeter-than-sweet curly-locked child performer of yore, is back with this death metal version of her signature 1934 song, "On …

Death Metal

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

Horror Movie Piñatas

Piñatas can come in any form, I guess, so it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to have horror movie characters made up to be beaten to shreds. …

Be the 1 in 10 Americans Who Do NOT Make This 401(k) Mistake

92% of Americans admit they have no idea how much they're actually paying in 401(k) fees. Excessive fees can destroy two-thirds of your nest egg according to Tony Robbins in his new book Unshakeable.<p>In my interview with Tony Robbins, we covered a lot of ground, but none more important than your …

Retirement

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that …

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

Parenting

This Valentine's Day, Elon Musk wants you to know that machines will take over the world and make you obsolete

But the best solution might be a social change—not a technical one<p>Apparently "Battlestar Galactica" had it right all along. Technology mogul Elon Musk says the way to deal with advancing artificial intelligence is to merge with machines—or risk being made redundant.<p>At the 2017 World Government …

Packing away the Legos and, with them, a piece of my son’s childhood

When my son exploded down the stairs and into the kitchen, in his typical 12-year-old way on a rain-soaked Saturday afternoon, my husband stopped him before he could run into the den.<p>“Maybe you should mention to Mom? What you’re doing upstairs?” my husband said. They exchanged glances.<p>“Why? What …

Parenting

Teacher’s Brilliant Sensory Chair Goes Viral

Her design could help kids with sensory issues focus in school<p>There’s a post going around Facebook about a teacher who created a special “sensory” …

How Long Does It Really Take to Rank at the Top of Google’s Search Results? (A Data Driven Answer)

Yep, it’s a controversial subject among SEOs.But, you probably already know this: I recommend link building. The very word “link building” has a bad …

New York Times

DC's Latest Hanna-Barbera Comic Will Reimagine Snagglepuss as a 'Gay, Southern Gothic Playwright' [UPDATED]

You thought post-modern <i>Flintstones</i> or apocalyptic future <i>Scooby Doo</i> was the weirdest thing DC could do to classic Hanna-Barbera characters? DC comics …

90-year-old man writes tips to combat loneliness after losing his wife and sister

LONDON — After 90-year-old Derek Taylor's partner and sister passed away, he felt extremely lonely.<p>Faced with the prospect of no-one to talk to, he …

Loneliness

The Contractor's Bag

Ever wonder what that fix-anything contractor is carrying around with them? Over at Cool Tools, residential contractor Paul Abueva shares his bag.<p>The …

Photos of the Day

Parrish Cobb Issued Aggravated Robbery Arrest Warrant, Suspended by Oklahoma

An arrest warrant for University of Oklahoma defensive back Parrish Cobb was issued Tuesday for an aggravated robbery charge, per Kristin Hoppa of the <i>Waco Tribune-Herald</i>.<p>Hoppa noted there is "a possible connection to a string of armed robberies in Waco and Bellmead within the last two weeks."<p>The …

The Reward Chart That Changed Everything In My House

Right when we become fooled into believing that we have mastered a certain tricky stage in our child’s development, a new one smacks us right in the …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This

Truly great dads have these traits.<p>Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their …

Parenting

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

"Success is a learnable skill," writes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it ... If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it."<p>If you want to …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace

Trust is the key ingredient to all successful relationships. Here's how to get it.<p>It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really …

Employee Engagement

Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction

If any one painting stands for mid-twentieth-century America, <i>Nighthawks</i> does. In fact, Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas of four figures in a late-night …

Art

Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids

Stephen King’s dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn’t have that unusual of a …

Jerry Seinfeld

Insiders: America's largest chain of psych hospitals kidnaps people seeking care, drugs and holds them until they're out of insurance

Universal Health Services (UHS) is the largest chain of psychiatric facilities in the USA, with 2.5x more beds than its closest competitor, and …

What Genghis Khan Could Teach Trump

Revered by the likes of Chaucer and Jefferson, the Mongol leader is dismissed today as merely a ruthless barbarian. So why did he succeed in the …

World History