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Control Freak Lamp

This clever lamp design, called Balance, forces the user to examine the depth of their virtual dependance on tech like their phone, computer, etc., …

Sites of the Week: Design Cuts, Ideas in Motion, Fitto and more

Today we're featuring a lot of apps and services such as Fitto, Get Feedback and Maildropr. Algo take a special look on the nice portfolios and …

Web Design

5 Ways to Cure Writer’s Block (Besides Watching Twerking Videos)

Writing isn’t just for journalists and authors. With the onslaught of practices such as content marketing, brand journalism and branded content, …

The DNA Bookcase

Milano’s 6-foot-tall bookcase has 13 undulating shelves which spiral off of its center post, creating a double-helix shape from your books, discs or …

15 Ways to Rediscover Your Inspiration

<i>Inspiration comes and goes</i>. We’re supremely <i>motivated and inspired</i> at times, and in those moments we accomplish great things way faster than we do …

Motivation

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

10 Ways To Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

My Brief History: a memoir by Stephen Hawking – review

The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called "From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time" until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed "Short" to "Brief". It was a moment of inspiration that surely helped Hawking amass record …

50 Ways to Get Stronger Now: Build Muscle and Total-Body Strength

Getting strong doesn’t mean loading on the plates as much as possible with every single workout. There are far smarter ways to build muscle faster …

19 Confounding Discrepancies Between American English and British English

There are still a number of words and phrases that can baffle even the most pretentious BBC America fans. Next time you’re in London, keep these …

Facebook

I Did a lecture for a Chicago Meetup.Com group recently. The topic was character development and I had a grand total of one hour on the subject. I …

FYI: What Would Happen If Every Element On The Periodic Table Came Into Contact Simultaneously?

There are two ways to go about testing this, neither of which are practical. One requires the energy of dozens of Large Hadron Colliders. The other could yield a cauldron-full of flaming plutonium. Both, however, would probably create carbon monoxide and a pile of rust and salts rather than a cool …

Scientists create ‘quantum inverted pendulum’

Scientists have found a way to maintain an unstable quantum system by applying bursts of microwave radiation.<p>The feat is a quantum analogue to …

Quantum Physics

How to Give Great Advice

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you offered advice only to watch that person make the opposite choice? The way we usually give advice -- by imposing our own opinion -- is often ineffective, and even harmful.<p>"Advice is not interpreted in a …

Leadership

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal, remember the moments that you never want to forget, and improve, well, just about everything in the process.<p>Twenty years ago, I picked up what turned out to be a stubborn habit.<p>During a particularly angsty time in seventh grade, …

Matt Lauer

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Science Fair Projects: Winning Tips From Intel And Google Judges

We talked with judges from two of the world's most prestigious science fairs to get some tips on how to put together a great project and have an even better time.<p>Graphing calculator? Check. New binders? Check. While you're getting ready to go back to school, don't forget to start planning an …

Unblocked: A Guide To Making Things People Love (Part 1)

<b>Processes are the circulatory system of a company.</b><p>Great processes bring rich blood to every aspect of product-making and company-making; they enrich …

Product Management

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the “2-Minute Rule”

Recently, I’ve been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same …

Procrastination

Transform Your Triceps

<b>Duration</b> 40 Min<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>These particular exercises are designed to deliver serious mass to your arms. Having been developed over time …

Muscle

Markdown to MindMap, Another Great Service From Brett Terpstra

Mind Maps are a great way to brainstorm and visualize ideas. And plain text is a great way to hammer out lists. And Markdown is a perfect tool for quickly adding hierarchy to those lists as you write them. If only there were a way to combine these three things…<p>And guess what? The fairy godfather of …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Treehouse for iPad Makes Learning to Code on the Go Simple

iPad: We're fans of the learn to code company Treehouse's web app because it makes learning design and coding fun. Now, the web app is available on …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

Build Your Backbone

Build Mass With Squats and Milk

An old time routine consisting of 20-rep squats has been successfully used to put on size and improve strength in a short amount of time, even for …

Workouts