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31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects

These are the kind of simple projects for the laziest and most inept of crafters. Even if you can barely operate a drill, you can do most of these projects — and in less than an hour.

The Physics Behind Traffic Jams

Traffic Jams<p>The Physics Behind Traffic Jams<p>by William Beaty<p>I live in Seattle and my two daily commutes last about 45 minutes. (That's when I'm lucky; …

The Gift of Doubt

Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure.<p>In the mid-nineteenth century, work began on a crucial section of the railway line connecting Boston to the Hudson River. The addition would run from Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Troy, New York, and it required tunnelling through Hoosac Mountain, a …

Marcel Duchamp

Jill Lepore

On the insanity of America’s gun laws.<p>“Political argument has been having a terrible century. Instead of arguing, everyone from next-door neighbors …

The Long Con

Phil Ferguson pulled off one of the biggest frauds in Indiana history, duping clients out of millions of dollars and staying one step ahead of the …

NSA Snooping Was Only the Beginning. Meet the Spy Chief Leading Us Into Cyberwar

Author: James Bamford. James Bamford Security<p>Date of Publication: 06.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 pm. 9:00 pm<p>Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a …

iPad sales grew three times faster than the iPhone

John Gruber noted this interesting snipping from Mary Meeker’s <i>Internet Trends</i> deck.<p>44: iPad has grown three times faster than iPhone did. This might be the most overlooked/underestimated fact about Apple today.<p>You can see the full deck below.<p><i>KPCB Internet Trends 2013 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield &</i> …

Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things

The Internet of things -- that nebulous term usually associated with interconnecting everyday objects in a meaningful way -- is in the news again. Yesterday, Broadcom announced that it's launching a couple cost-effective, power-efficient wireless chips geared towards appliances, home automation and …

Teens & Facebook Relationship Status: It's Complicated

Don’t believe the hype. Teens are not abandoning Facebook – nor are they likely to leave anytime soon.<p>Like the once bittersweet, respectful and sometimes resentful interactions between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, so is the prickly, contentious and mutually beneficial relationship between teens and …

BlackBerry Q10 landing on Verizon June 6

It's official -- the Q10 will land on the Big Red next week.<p>Not to be outdone by T-Mobile, Verizon sets June 6 as the launch date for the BlackBerry Q10. Priced at $199.99, the long-anticipated device features a superbly crafted physical keyboard plus the latest BlackBerry 10 software.<p>Verizon is …

Who Protects New Yorkers from the NYPD?

Nicholas Heyward is a haunted man. He is one of many New Yorkers who have lost loved ones to the police. The tragedy Heyward suffered has turned him into an activist. These days he spends much of his time calling for the Justice Department to review...<p>Nicholas Heyward is a haunted man. He is one of …

Justice

What's the Crux of Masterful Communication? Analytics

You can make convincing points if you're logical, rational, and data-driven. The first in a seven-part series on leadership communication styles.<p>There are a million pieces that all work together to propel you forward as a leader but, ultimately, it's about how you connect with others. No matter if …

Leadership

Top 20 Conversion Insights of 2012

You can learn a lot from cats. And CAT is pretty close to CTA, right?<p><b>How many conversion experts does it take to change a lightbulb?</b><p>I tried really …

Business Ethics—Posner

There has been an unprecedented drumbeat of accusations of unethical behavior by American (and foreign) business firms. The accusations that have …

Business, Competition, and Corruption-Becker

The traditional case for competition and private enterprise does not assume that it produces perfect outcomes. Rather, the case is that the outcomes …

The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A few days ago, the value of all the bitcoins in the world blew past $1 billion for the first time ever. That’s an impressive achievement, for a …

Bitcoin

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The Man Who Pierced the Sky

When Felix Baumgartner set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at …

The Tiny Town Where the “Electrosensitive” Can Escape the Modern World

You can turn your phone on in Green Bank, W.Va., but you won’t get a trace of a signal. If you hit scan on your car’s radio, it’ll cycle through the …

The Martian Chroniclers

A new era in planetary exploration.<p>There once were two planets, new to the galaxy and inexperienced in life. Like fraternal twins, they were born at the same time, about four and a half billion years ago, and took roughly the same shape. Both were blistered with volcanoes and etched with …

In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One

Author: Bill Wasik. Bill Wasik Gear<p>Date of Publication: 05.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In our houses, cars, and factories, we’re …

5 Advertising Tips For Small Businesses

<i>This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.</i><p>A lot has changed in the way that businesses advertise and market their services and products. …

Top Marketing Blunders

<i>This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.</i><p>Many businesspeople have been heard to say, “We tried marketing that way, and it didn’t work.’ …

Transparency In Marketing Works

Advertising and marketing are often met with cynicism, probably for good reason. Brands have a long history of lying or massaging the truth to put …

Is Your Web Developer Running These 2 Easy Tests?

<i>From the weekly Success Insights series: Lessons from our Client Success Programs</i><p>Last week, I said that browser testing didn’t finish with your …

A Huge Mobile Marketing Tip

By now, companies are adopting ways to use social media as a marketing platform. Companies are recognizing that they need to be more transparent and …

Get More Retweets with Exclamation Points [Infographic]

Social marketing scientist Dan Zarella just released data that shows how including exclamation points in your tweets earn more syndication (Retweets) …

Mobile Mommy: Mobile Social Media & Internet Usage Stats For Moms

Edison Research just released another great study — Moms and Media 2013. There is a ton of good information in the report including key statistics …

Break the Rules: Three Tips for Badass Marketing

I appreciate not everybody works for casual organizations that allow for some edge or rebeliousness to be injected into their marketing efforts. …

Butter Up Your Social Media Calls-to-Action

If social media is bread, a call-to-action is its butter. CTAs, as they’re often referred to, are the action or engagement that your content is meant …