Scot Byrd

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How to Do Banded Squat Walks to Prevent Knee Pain

Grab your resistance band! In this video, fitness expert Lauren Williams shows us how to do a Banded Squat Walk. This move is great for activating …

Elon Musk’s tunnel idea is sounding more like public transit every day

Musk’s Boring Company, already burrowing under LA, is now in talks with Chicago.<p>Last week, Elon Musk made a surprising announcement: The first segment of the tunnel that he’s digging below Los Angeles to supposedly solve the city’s traffic problems was already complete. Musk seems so confident in …

Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Bread

Honest-to-Goodness Grain-Free Bread. <i>Finally.</i><p>Barely Bread artisan-quality loaves, rolls and bagels blend wholesome ingredients, satisfying taste and …

Breakfast

The forgotten story of Andy Hampsten's 1988 Giro win

<b>The full story of the 1988 Giro d’Italia is about so much more than the freezing climb of the Passo di Gavia. Over three weeks, Andy Hampsten</b> …

5 morning workouts for all-day energy

Just the thought of working out first thing in the morning sounds like drudgery. And to makes matters work, you typically work late, wake up late, …

How to be human: what it means to feel ‘normal’

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. How to be Human runs every other Sunday. You can</i> …

Elon Musk speaks about Hyperloop and tunneling at SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition

SpaceX held a Hyperloop Pod Competition this weekend at their facility in Hawthorne, CA, and earlier today Elon gave the crowd a short speech talking about transportation innovation, efficiency, and his new “boring” company focused on building tunnels to alleviate traffic, showing that his recent …

How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography

The single most essential tool for any photographer is light. A good photographer constantly searches for the light that best illustrates a scene or …

How to Get Your Content Published on Forbes and Huffington Post

Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman is an expert in the psychology of judgment and decision, and his research has challenged assumptions of …

Marketing

France Launches New Startup Visa Program (and Americans Love It) | Inc.com

After the U.K.'s big Brexit pushes London toward the fringes, many are wondering which European capital will rise as the E.U.'s next big startup hub. Here's one check for Paris<b>.</b><p>The French Ministry for Economy and Finance last week announced the extension of its "Passeport Talent" program, which was …

Startups

President Trump Will Probably Be Mad at a Park Soon

Presenting the badass Badlands.<p>The revolution will be Twitterized. The National Park Service retweeted several messages criticizing President Donald Trump during his inauguration last week and was subsequently ordered to "immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts." One of the Service's …

Donald Trump

Why La La Land is making history

Romantic comedies are rarely big winners at the Oscars – but La La Land is defying the trend. Nicholas Barber explains why this film deserves its record nominations.<p>A month ago, La La Land made history at the Golden Globes by being the first film to win seven trophies, so it’s no surprise that …

Golden Globes

Challenge Yourself With Some Simple DIY Storage Ideas

A well-organized home is also a comfortable one. Having enough storage for everything offers a really nice sense of accomplishment and only in time …

Storage Ideas

Check Out This Cool Gif Showing How Lens Focal Length Changes People's Faces in Portraits

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your …

Tesla quietly brings online its massive – biggest in the world – 80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison

After announcing the project back in September, we have now learned that Tesla and Southern California Edison (SCE) have completed the massive 80 MWh energy storage station using Tesla’s new Powerpack 2 at the Mira Loma substation.<p>There are a few bigger projects in various phases of development, …

NASA is close to figuring out how to put space crews in cryostasis on long space journeys

Longer trips to say Europa, Titan or even the Outer Oort cloud will almost certainly require some form of suspended animation, in the form of …

Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Tutorials

Why Space Fanatics Are Freaking Out About SpaceX's Next Launch

Following a successful Falcon 9 launch-and-barge-landing in California this month, SpaceX is now looking to get back in the swing of regular flight. …

These Gorgeous Planetary Vistas Are Real Models, Not CGI Magic

This isn’t some neat CGI wallpaper or a bit of deep space photography. It’s a gorgeously detailed picture of a practical model, hand-made and then …

The 20-Minute Stair Workout You Can Do Anywhere

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking of a staircase as an annoying daily hurdle. But taking advantage of that steady incline can actually be a major …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Tesla’s second generation Autopilot could reduce crash rate by 90%, says CEO Elon Musk

Following the release of data from the first year of Tesla’s first generation Autopilot and the revelation that it reduced the crash rate of its vehicles by about 40%, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the Autopilot team aims for the second generation hardware to reduce the crash rate by 90%.<p>If …

The last time the oceans got this warm, sea levels were 20 to 30 feet higher than they are today

Ocean temperatures today are about the same as they were more than 100,000 years ago — at a time when sea levels were 20 to 30 feet higher.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, highlight the key role that human activity has played in global warming and underscore concerns about the future …

Climate Change

All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website

Donald Trump immediately deleted Barack Obama's lengthy climate change information page.<p>At 11:59 AM Eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald …

'Martians Abroad' Is An Optimistic Glance Into Humanity's Future

Mars has been on a lot of minds lately. The success of Andy Weir's science fiction novel <i>The Martian</i> — and Ridley Scott's subsequent film — helped rekindle interest in the Red Planet. And now, <i>National Geographic</i>'s TV series <i>Mars</i> is going even further in giving us a plausible look at what a Martian …

Science Fiction

This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

SpaceX captures stunning shot of Falcon 9 landing

This magnificent photograph celebrates the seventh landing of a reusable rocket.<p>SpaceX's Falcon 9 reusable rocket made another successful launch and landing on the weekend, marking the company's seventh success since the start of the reusable launch system program in 2013. You can read all about …

Pacific Ocean

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …