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Amazon club gives your kid a science toy every month

A well-made educational toy can do a lot to foster curious young minds. But what if you're not sure where to start shopping, or wonder which toys are appropriate at your kid's age? Amazon is taking an unusual step to help out. It just launched a STEM Club that delivers one pre-selected science, …

1 Word Changed My Life Last Year (and Can Change Yours in 2017)

This simple but profound process is guaranteed to keep you inspired for 12 whole months.<p>If you could make 2017 a better year--happier, more successful, more productive, or more whatever-you-want--with a single word, would you do it? Well you can. What's that powerful word? It's up to you to find …

Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Build it on Social Media

It can make the difference between an average career and one that involves more opportunities, a robust network of people who will open doors as well as greater achievement.<p>Companies, products and services need strong brands, yes. But you, as an individual? In case you hadn't considered it, an …

How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked: Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

In 1900, Greek sponge divers discovered a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The artifacts they came back up with included money, …

Los Angeles

This Free Website Will Show Anyone Your Personal Information. Here's How to Remove It

If you love your privacy, this is your worst nightmare.<p>Think the internet can’t shock you anymore? Enter your name in this website.<p>FamilyTreeNow.com, …

How Universal Basic Income Could Rescue The Freelance Economy

Paying everyone a small amount each month no matter what could make a big difference for freelancers and entrepreneurs.<p>On January 1 Finland became the first country in history to launch a large-scale universal basic income trial. The two-year trial selected 2,000 unemployed Finnish citizens and …

The Best Money Bloggers of 2016

For the smartest investing advice of the year, check out these sites.<p>Blogs are different, and they’re valuable. I still get much of my news and most …

Getting Therapy by Video Chat Is About to Go Mainstream

Big changes ahead for the therapy couch.<p>When you need help with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition, finding affordable care …

2016’s top programming trends

Last January I wrote a TechCrunch post predicting the major programming trends of 2016.<p>But in the software development world, things can change very quickly. It can be difficult to see the high-level trends clearly through all the chatter about shiny new development languages, frameworks and …

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ Turns 40: The Masterpiece That Captured Every Color of Life

Stevie Wonder’s magnum opus transcends and transforms. Today, 40 years after its release, it’s still an album that every creative should reference, …

Five Ways To Revamp Your Pathetic Follow-Up Emails

“Following up” often creates more work because it just grabs someone’s attention without giving them new information.<p>Emails are usually about asking. Either someone is asking you for something–to do a task, consider an offer, or share a piece of information—or you are asking them.<p>No ask is complete …

Tyson Recalls 130,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

The chicken nuggets may contain a piece of hard plastic within them.<p>Some Tyson’s Chicken customers bit into an unpleasant surprise this summer: …

Challah

Makes 2 loaves<p>Senior editor Julia Kramer’s mother, Jill Weinberg, shared her family’s challah recipe with us—it is truly revelatory. All we can hope is that our faithful version comes close. (For best results, bake weekly for several decades.) This recipe makes two loaves, but it can easily be …

How To Ask Better Questions

Hitting a creative wall, or getting nowhere with a colleague? Think differently about how you ask questions.<p>“Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders,” wrote Dale Carnegie nearly 80 years ago in his iconic book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, but too few of today’s bosses …

How To Be Your Own Leadership Development Coach

When it’s time to take leadership development into your own hands, here are six places to start.<p>Today’s organizations have a leadership gap. According to Deloitte’s “Global Human Capital Trends 2016” report, 89% of executives found the need to strengthen, reengineer, and improve organizational …

The Short, Online Course In Gratitude That Can Make You A Better Boss

When managers exercise positive psychology, employees and organizations benefit.<p>Every weekday, Cory Ludens starts his morning by writing out three “gratitudes”–each specific, and never repeated. Over the last four years, he has named roughly 400. “It’s just a part of my life,” says Ludens, vice …

Ed Smith And The Imagination Machine: The Untold Story Of A Black Video Game Pioneer

At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.<p>Thirty-seven years ago, New York-based APF Electronics, Inc. released The Imagination Machine, a hybrid video game console and personal computer designed to make a consumer’s first experience …

How big banks learned to stop worrying and love the blockchain

From its inception, banks have all but dismissed Bitcoin while embracing the technology that powers it — blockchain. Bitcoin is volatile, prone to theft and confusing for the average customer. The blockchain, however, is merely a digital ledger or transactions, a tool that could decrease costs …

Blockchain

“Champeta is liberation”: The indestructible sound system culture of Afro-Colombia

<i>For decades confined to Colombia’s poor coastal regions and condemned by conservative politicians as violent and corrupting, the African-Latin fusion</i> …

South America

The World's #1 Visualization Tool | Create Your Future Now

Do you ever feel like you’re going through your days on autopilot? Are you just waiting for your dreams to come true so you can finally enjoy true …

How 'The Get Down' nails hip-hop culture better than anything else

One day my mom gave me a vinyl record that said Sugar Hill on it. The next thing I knew, the whole world lit up with new vibrant colors and the music and style were everywhere.<p>Dozens of shows have tried to capture the essence of the art form. Some, like "Krush Groove," "8 Mile," and "Straight Outta …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Sweetest Debut: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on ‘The Wire’, Zora Neale Hurston, and Kendrick Lamar

<i>Welcome to the Sweetest Debut, a new and regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and</i> …

Literature

How Remixing Became the Most Important Art Form in Contemporary Culture

We spoke to producers Kahn and Richard Dorfmeister about the forms enduring relevance.<p>Remixing has a long and arguably checkered history. From soundsystems in Jamaica cutting "dubs" to win over audiences, to early hip-hop producers pioneering the use of sampling, to New York's early 80s disco …

30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days.<p><i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist</b> …

16 Productive Habits You Can Practice in Less Than 30 Minutes

Here are a few easy ways you can tweak your weekly routine to be healthier and happier.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Improving your life doesn't have to be about making one big gesture. Instead, it's something you …

11 Smart Habits of Incredibly Successful People

They value relationships.<p><i>What are the habits of highly successful people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur, writer, and designer, on Quora:</b><p><b>They say what they mean</b> …

I Hire Engineers At Google–Here’s What I Look For (And Why)

This Googler explains how tech recruiting is becoming more holistic than it used to be, and what it takes to stand out.<p>The hiring experience for engineers isn’t what it used to be–and that’s partly by design. Here at Google, we’ve intentionally broadened the number of schools where we actively …

Employment

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

I followed Jack Dorsey's morning routine for a week and was surprised by the difference it made in my day

As CEO of both Twitter and Square, 18-hour days are regular occurrences for Jack Dorsey.<p>According to a 2015 Product Hunt Q&A, Dorsey keeps balanced by following a uniform schedule.<p>"I look to build a lot of consistent routine," he said. "Same thing every day."<p>Dorsey said in the Q&A that this routine …

Time Management

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …