Somveer Sheoran

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This weird ‘organic’ battery tech claiming to charge an EV in 5 mins raises $60 million led by Daimler

Israel-based startup StoreDot has been making waves in the battery world for the past few years.<p>It has been hard to gauge the credibility of its technology, but it now gets a big thumbs-up from some major players with a new $60 million round of investment to bring their battery tech to …

Mobile Devices

Cycling to work means better health and a longer life. Here’s how to get started.

ABritish medical journal published a study this spring that seemed to confirm what dedicated bicyclists had long suspected: Commuting on two wheels is really, really good for your health.<p>Compared with driving or taking public transit, bicycling to work is associated with a substantially lower risk …

Cost-benefit Analysis

How to work when you don't feel like working

Do you want to be working right now? Me neither. Who can concentrate on spreadsheets — I don't know what it is you do but I imagine it involves …

‘Horses are the magic that’s changed my life’: the book all horse lovers should read this summer

If ever we needed proof of the healing power of horses, this is it.<p>Writer and journalist <b>Clover Stroud</b>’s memoir <b>‘The Wild Other</b>’ will choke you from …

Books

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative

And how you can use design thinking to burn through the bad ideas that lead to good ones.<p>Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're …

Creativity

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

Innovation

Swollen face of battered teen who took her own life after boyfriend's campaign of abuse

This is the harrowing selfie taken by tragic Emily Drouet, a beautiful teenage girl who committed suicide following a campaign of abuse by her …

Sociology

17 apps that will help you become a more productive person

I've spent most of my life in awe of early birds. You know the type: People who can jump out of bed at 5:00 a.m., run a mile, actually eat breakfast, and still make it to work on time.<p>As a night owl, I often struggle to be productive during the day. I've tried productivity hacks to no avail, and I …

Apps

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle – or perhaps an Italian monastery? Here’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the …

45 Years Ago, NASA Launched An Infographic For Aliens Into Space

How do you explain life on Earth without using human language? With graphic design, of course.<p>In 1972, a journalist named Eric Burgess was touring an aerospace company with a group of fellow science correspondents when he had an unprecedented thought. The group had just gotten a glimpse of the</i> …

Universe

To Be More Creative, Schedule Your Breaks

Imagine that on a Friday afternoon, before leaving work to start your weekend, you are asked to solve two problems that require creative thinking. Do you:<p>Spend the first half of your time attempting the first problem and the second half of your time attempting the second<br>• Alternate between the two …

Creativity

Feeling Experimental? Here Are The Sex Positions You Need To Try, According To Your Zodiac

For daily forecast, before zeroing in on a job, before plunging into the depths of love, or to know when we might get married, we almost always take …

Horoscopes

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

A super simple strategy that can help you beat procrastination, break bad habits, and improve performance -- all in just 5 seconds.<p>In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had …

Procrastination

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design

Here's What a Serving Size of Protein Looks Like

We all know that protein is important. To reach your daily recommended intake, you may be trying to eat a serving of protein-rich food at every meal. …

Cycling to work could help you live longer and greatly reduces the chance of developing cancer, study reveals

They are often derided as Mamils (middle-aged men in Lycra), but a new study suggests Britain’s urban cyclists will have the last laugh.<p>Cycling to work lowers the risk of dying early by 40 per cent, and reduces the chance of developing cancer by 45 per cent.<p>Similarly a daily bike ride to the office …

10 Mental Tricks That Will Make You a Badass at Money

Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, shares 10 tricks to make you a money badass.<p>Money is one of …

Motivation

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

Each nut has its strength.<p>We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and …

How Honda's Self-Balancing Motorcycle Works

Honda's concept motorcycle keeps itself upright, with or without a rider, even when standing still. Here's how it works.<p>One of the coolest thing things to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show this year was a motorcycle that could stay upright entirely on its own, both while standing still and …

Technology Forces Us To Do Things We’re Bad At. Time To Change How Design Is Done

Distractibility isn’t a human problem; it’s a design problem, writes usability expert Don Norman.<p>There is a widely believed myth that human error causes some 90% of car accidents. Ninety percent of all accidents are <i>blamed</i> on human error. That is not the same as <i>caused</i> by people.<p>The real cause of …

Equations

Ikea’s cool new joint means stronger furniture and faster assembly

Your next table might actually make it through more than one move<p>Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, is known for design-savvy, low-cost wares more than heirloom-quality goods. But the world’s largest furniture company has been doing quite a bit of R&D in the ‘ole woodshop. The result is a new …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Infographics

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Workspace Happy, Productive and Organized

Fix your command center.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article previously ran on Jan. 11, 2017.</i><p>Start your New Year off right by setting up a workspace that will keep you motivated all day long. Check out these simple tips to boost productivity, health …

Chai

An Introduction to Oil Painting

Here is a short but informative PDF created by Artists Network that goes over some basics about oil painting, including history, tools, techniques …

10 Easy Tricks to Help You Stop Procrastinating And Get Back to Work

Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven’t gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a …

Procrastination

The Unsung Architecture Of 1990s Anime

The intricate hand-drawn worlds of director Mamoru Oshii’s films hide lessons for architects.<p>In most films, the scenery is merely a backdrop–the second fiddle to the dramatic tension between characters. But in others, the environment plays a leading role. For architecture buffs, few get better than</i> …

Blade Runner

6 Things Science Says Kids Need To Succeed In Education And Business

In their new book, <i>Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children,</i> Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would take “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable children who enjoy learning and who move toward …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

These are the Key Points of the Bauhaus Manifesto

May 21, 2016<p>Nadia Herzog is a pen name of Nadja Bozovic, a freelance journalist whose interest goes from the questioning influence of different art …