Michelle He

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6 Weird Things That Happen To Your Body When You Run

Here’s why you get that metallic taste in your mouth—or urgent need to poop<p>The benefits of aerobic activities such as running or cycling are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a race, maybe—could be mistaken for symptoms of problems.<p>Relax: Strange as these …

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Draw a 'Map of Every City': Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>“Drawing the ‘Map of Every City’,” Chaz Hutton, Medium<p>Last weekend I drew a map on a post-it note. Then I posted it on Twitter. 48 hours later it had 3000 re-tweets. …

San Francisco

How the World's Most Difficult Bouldering Problems Get Made

The route setter studied the blank gray surface.<p>His section—part of an array of climbing walls set up outdoors under a huge tent—was 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide, and it loomed above the chalk-dusted mat at a forward-facing 40-degree angle. His eyes darted from one position to the next, dancing …

The world's most beautiful drone photography?

Instagram users are having to do more and more to make themselves stand out from the crowd.<p>Of course that's not such a challenge when you spend your days travelling the world and flying drones over some of planet earth's most remarkable landscapes.<p>User @dirka, or Californian Dirk Dallas, …

FlyFit Puts Activity Tracking on your Ankle for Integrated Cycling Function

While there is no shortage of options for wearable activity tracking these days, not many solutions take the cyclist into mind. Enter the FlyFit, …

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Staying on top of new navigation features is a little tedious so it's a good thing we do it for you! But like, for serious.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Sometimes I don't even notice until I'm in the middle of something and notice my phone is doing this weird thing it never used to do. …

Google Maps

Work Like A Spy: An Ex-CIA Officer’s Tips For Business Success

The former spy who stumbled upon a covert career with the CIA in, of all places, a classified ad, shares how a life undercover informed her more conspicuous role in the corporate world.<p>“When I went to work in the corporate world I was bored out of my mind,” recalls J.C. Carleson of her life before …

How The Internet’s Most Prolific Map Designer Creates His Viral Worlds

To mark the publication of his first book, 17-year-old designer Martin Vargic tells us what inspires his maps, and how he works.<p>Where once they were done under the quill of cartographers, maps today are made by satellite. But Slovakian designer Martin Vargic’s maps are different. Although they …

I Fed My Little Girl Meals From 195 Countries & It Was Bonkers Cute

I spent four years cooking more than 650 recipes from every country in the world and fed every dish to my daughter before her 5th birthday.<p>My goal is …

Mapping the 'Urban Fingerprints' of Cities

Each city’s unique layout pattern has an effect on its successes and failures.<p>Like humans, cities and neighborhoods have their own unique fingerprints. While genes determine ours, a city’s mark is characterized by the relationship between buildings and open spaces. Think of it as “spatial DNA,” …

London School of Economics

Navigation Device Lets You Feel Your Way Through A City

A guide that sits in the palm of your hand<p>Navigating through a crowded city like New York or London can be a challenge, especially for those who are visually impaired. Adam Spiers, a postdoc in robotics at Yale University, set out to create a tool that helps visually impaired individuals easily …

Satire

This map shows you why it's impossible for ordinary people to buy houses in London

The average house in London now costs about 12 times the average income, according to data from HMRC crunched by The Guardian.<p>And these wonderful interactive maps of who actually owns London properties, created by Private Eye, explain why prices in the capital are so ludicrous.<p>Londoners are not …

Housing

Mapping Gentrification and Displacement in San Francisco

The Urban Displacement Project tracks four stages of neighborhood transformation in the Bay Area.<p>The San Francisco Bay Area is notoriously expensive to live in. Whether you blame Silicon Valley, regional transit investment, gentrification, or housing policy follies, the reality is that low- and …

Urban Design

Why Cyclists Form Stronger Commuting Habits Than Drivers

One likely reason: They enjoy their trip more in the first place.<p>Among the many reasons that an overwhelming majority of people commute by car is that driving to work literally becomes a habit. Once the routine is established, you wake up and follow a chain of automatic cues that end on the road. …

Commuting

Lithuanian Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Paper Cuts Of City Maps

Lithuanian artist Virgilijus Trakimavicius creates marvellous hand-cut paper crafts that are based on actual city maps.<p>“Most of my current works …

Maps reveal Amsterdam's many faces

Diverse map collection highlights fascinating information about Dutch capital, from areas attacked in second world war to development of its canals<p>Maps of cities are great. By visualising information about a place you can see geographical patterns that can yield dozens of insights.<p>The city of …

COOL HUNTING CydeKick Mobile USB Charger

by Emily Bihl<p>With the season of summer Fridays already underway in the northern hemisphere, commuters and hobbyists alike are moving their bikes out of storage and into heavy rotation. While cycling provides a pleasant respite from sitting at a desk, sometimes the desire to recharge our minds …

Environmentally Friendly

A New Yorker's Delightfully Stereotypical Map of America

Pretty much nothing exists outside Manhattan.<p>How might a person who’s never left New York City view the rest of the world? Perhaps with Manhattan taking up 80 percent of the U.S., the other four boroughs 10 percent, the Midwest completely nonexistent, and foreign countries reduced to vague …

Stereotypes

11 Powerful Bruce Lee Quotes You Need To Know

61Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Bruce Lee is one of my idols. Bruce Lee was a martial artist, film director, producer, screenwriter, philosopher and actor. …

A hotel room in NYC for $15 a night? Believe it

The Hudson New York near Central Park is having one of those anniversary flash sales with impossible-to-beat prices. The hotel in a vintage building turns 15 this year, so it's giving away 15 stays for $15 a night.<p>It's also giving out 95 stays at its 2000 opening price of $95 a night. (As a …

Hospitality

Top 10 best value destinations in the USA

The United States has a captivating array of attractions, from sun-kissed beaches to craggy mountains, with red-rock deserts, verdant forests and vibrant cities all part of the great American landscape. While there's much to experience here, the world's fourth-largest country isn't known for its …

Drones Keep Firefighters From Saving Burning Cars in California Wildfire

A wildfire tore through Southern California’s Cajon Pass yesterday, crossing a freeway and engulfing a number of cars in its path. Now authorities …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

How Much Smog Did You Breathe Today? Wearable Sensors Measure Your Pollution Intake While You Bike

Researchers are studying the health cost of being healthy on your commute.<p>Biking to work is often touted as a healthy alternative to driving or taking public transportation. Indeed, it’s a great way to build exercise and stress-reduction into your daily routine. But biking isn’t all that healthy if …

These Creepy Super High-Def Videos Shot From Space Are The Future Of Surveillance

You could be being recorded right now.<p>You can’t pick out license plates, but you can pick out just about everything else in UrtheCast’s new 4k hi-def video images, shot from the Iris camera on the International Space Station. That’s right: video. What you’re looking at is video shot from orbit, of …

Sleep On The Side Of A Mountain In These Vertigo-Inducing Pods

We all know traveling can be a hassle, but usually it doesn’t involve a harness. Inconvenience is the appeal in at the Natura Vive Skylodge Adventure Suites in Cuzco, Peru, where guests must literally climb a mountain to their accommodations. Their rooms are transparent pods, which they reach after …

Check out these amazing aerial photographs of Singapore's playgrounds

Globe-trotting photographer <b>Stefen Chow</b> has taken pictures of billionaires, Ai Wei Wei and the world’s poorest people (the latter through his ongoing …

Ai Weiwei

How to go off the grid when you travel

Ever yearn to travel old-school style, without the screens, gadgets and multitasking stress? Do away with worrying about chargers, adapters, cables, cases, insuring all your devices, and organising foreign wi-fi plans and roaming. Instead, enjoy the moment, get out of your comfort zone, generate …

4 Powerful Business Lessons from Michelangelo's David

You can learn powerful lessons in business and leadership from the work of the world's greatest artists.<p>Michelangelo was much more than an extraordinary artist who learned the techniques of his era--he was a creative genius who looked at the world in ways that other artists never imagined.<p>Joseph …