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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p><b>A</b> trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Lunches That Pack in 5 Minutes (or Less)

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Think you don't have time to plan ahead? Here are 10 lunches you can pack in less than</i> …

Learn to Code at Harvard for Free

If you've resolve to learn to code this year, one of our favorite Lifehacker U courses is just starting up: Harvard's CS50X. It'll teach you the …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party features music, dancing, …

The Definitive Raspberry Pi Pinout @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2013/11/29/raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi-52/<p>Via pighixxx.com: A new pinout is available. The Raspberry PI Pinout …

7 lessons you’ll learn in Vietnam

I SPENT SIX MONTHS in Vietnam’s southern metropolis of Saigon teaching English and slurping <i>pho</i>. In that time I joined the expat community, explored …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

Thanksgiving Sides So Easy, Your Kids Can Make Them

From smashed potatoes to a vibrant, healthy slaw, 7 dishes your kids can help make for Thanksgiving.<p>On Thanksgiving, it's not ALL about the turkey. Yeah, your feathered friend is kind of a big deal, but there are some other important things you should not forget: Your kids and your sides.<p>Well, you …

Cooking

The Hidden Way to Cheaply Fly Around the World

For your next big trip, what if you could take advantage of a single airline ticket to check several destinations off your travel wish list for a fraction of the time and expense of seeing them one at a time?<p>I recently talked with Jenny McIver, a Round-the-World (RTW) travel pro to get the lowdown …

Taj Mahal

"If You Want People to Think, Give Them Intent—Not Instruction"

This quote comes from author David Marquet and focuses on leadership in business, but we can all take his advice when we need help from anyone …

7 DIY Crayon Lipsticks to Make Now

Around here, we love DIY beauty goodies and lipstick in equal measure. After seeing DIY crayon lipstick recipes around the web, we decided it was …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

No Car Day Trips From New York City

Living in New York City can feel like you are at the center of the universe. You can order Chinese food at 3 a.m., have your groceries and wine delivered straight to your door, and on any given night of the year, there are literally thousands of options of fun things to do. However, every once in a …

New England

Companies get worse at truly innovating the more financial analysts cover them

The more financial analysts cover a company, the worse it is at innovating.<p>That’s one hypothesis you could arrive at by reading Harvard professor Clayton Christensen’s classic business tome <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma</i>.<p>Now researchers Jack He and Xuan Tian have lent statistical support to the idea, with …

Innovation

The Proper Way to Load Your Dishwasher for the Cleanest Dishes

There's a much better way to load your dishwasher than my (old) method of tossing everything in willy-nilly. This video from CHOW shows us exactly …

Dishwashing

People make the same basic investment decisions as monkeys, scientists find

Believe it or not, primates may have invisible hands as well as opposable thumbs. New research published this month (registration required) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and reported at Phys.org, suggests that monkeys can be rational economic actors, just …

Monkeys

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

Find the Sweet Spot Between Boring and Crazy Weird

Most of us are probably operating on the safe side, whether we're talking about creative projects or life in general. If you want to be crazy good at …

Just Delete Me Is a Massive List of Links to Close All Your Accounts

Removing yourself from the internet is not always an easy task and the biggest problem is tracking down all your online accounts so you can delete …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …