Ruben Carvalho

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Turn Your Smartphone Into A Caroling Karaoke Machine With This Google Easter Egg

Using any mobile browser, type “let’s go caroling” into Google. And just like that, your phone will turn into a Christmas Carol karaoke machine with the words and music of five classic holiday songs. It’s the perfect way to annoy your cubemates during this wonderfully obnoxious holiday season.<p>This …

Why Carving Out 5 Hours Every Day For Difficult Work Can Lead To Greatness

If you want to do remarkable stuff, stop wasting your time on email. Great artists, writers, and inventors spend almost a quarter of their days immersed in deep work. Here’s how to dive in and create something amazing.<p>By now you may have encountered <i>Mason Curry’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i>, a …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Don't be fooled into thinking that big data just relies on technology – but it can help

Even the oldest market in the world uses big data<p>As big data becomes increasingly popular, it's occasionally worth taking a step back to think about what companies are looking to achieve as well as the necessary elements. Is investment in new technology really necessary, for example, if there is a …

Want to learn Arabic? Klingon? Duolingo turns to the crowd to create new language classes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>For the past two years, startup Duolingo has helped people learn new languages while crowdsourcing translations of real-world …

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Oliver Burkeman looks at the daily routines of history's most creative minds in Guardian Weekend: http://gu.com/p/3j6qb/fb Illustration: Jean Julien for the Guardian

Gigaom | Google’s chief economist understands media better than some industry executives do

Advertisement<p>Hal Varian, the chief economist at Google (s goog) and a former MIT professor, isn’t a practising journalist and has never run a media …

Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and best-selling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reacting–and start becoming their smartest selves.<p>You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

Don’t Be Boring: How To Write A Cover Letter That Can Get You The Job

If you want to land a gig, you have to prove it on the page. Let’s see how to do that by examining Slate editor Katherine Goldstein’s hiring pain points.<p>“Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job,” laments <i>Slate</i> editor Katherine Goldstein.<p>Whenever an entry-level gig opens up, …