TJ Duffy

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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Google

6 books to read if you want to improve your mental strength

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Quora, in response to the question, "Which are the best books to read for mental strength?"</i><p>I've always been fascinated by the mental aspect in sports, music, and personal development. I'm a firm believer that we can train our minds, just as we train …

Self-improvement

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Arguments why God (very probably) exists

<i>Note from Editor of The Conversation US: This is a revised version of the original piece. We have done so to make explicit the author’s expertise</i> …

A poem for the future - it's not virtual or augmented

At SXSW this year I took part in the Tech Off, run by the ace guys over at TechDept. The theme was ‘The Future’, quite a big subject. Since getting …

Singularity

How to Reduce Stress Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Mindfulness

VSSL Flask

A flashlight designed to hold your booze!<p>Our VSSL Flasks have been infused/lined with glass; because it's the best material to preserve the taste & …

You could fit the entire human race into a sugar cube — and 13 other facts to put the universe into perspective

It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years.<p>Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

Success

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Consciousness

13 Powerful Ways to Develop the Perfect Entrepreneurial Body

This is about more than trends for how your clothes fit or how your hair looks. It's about the basics that will keep you strong during your journey to long term success.<p>Each part of your body is vital for making sure you can be at the front of the pack over the long haul. Entrepreneurship is a …

Make:’s 2016 Guide to Grillin’ n’ Chillin’

It’s that time of year when many of us regress to our more primal culinary selves and feel compelled to sear things over an open flame in our backyards. Backyard grilling gets us outdoors, is a wonderful change of pace from indoor kitchen cooking, allows us to use a different set of cooking skills, …

Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

Gear & Gadgets

The world's 10 coolest micro-scale gadgets

By James O'Malley

Gear & Gadgets

How to Plan, Design and Build your own House out of Cargo Containers

Easy to understand, practical, hands on advice and coaching for the Shipping Container Home Owner Builder guaranteed to save you time, money and …

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

The 11 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2016

Glassdoor sifted through the salaries reported by employees who have these jobs, limiting its search to salary reports from the past year, to come up with median salaries.<p>The website also looked at the demand for these jobs, based on the current number of job openings on its site.

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

A Step-By-Step Guide To Better One-On-Ones

The one-on-one meeting is, in my opinion, the most important tool you have as a manager.<p>It’s the best way for managers and their employees to discuss …

Smart Mirror

We've been promised mirrors that deliver our daily dose of morning info for decades. This Smart Mirror brings this promise into the real world. Built …

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do. How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking at physical …

Today in Gear: January 4, 2016

<i>The Swiss army knife of truck accessories, a new wi-fi hotspot for your car, a smart French press and more.</i><p>On the Radar<p>Reveals, New Launches and …

Apple Watch

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

The Words To Use -- And Words To Lose -- On Your Resume

If you are conducting a job search, ask yourself the following questions: Is your resume providing you with the results you want? Is it a compelling document that highlights your skill sets and accomplishments to your best advantage? Are you distinguishing yourself from the competition by …

Cosmos Magnetic Wooden Blocks

They're nowhere near as complex as most building toys. And that's entirely the point. Cosmos Magnetic Wooden Blocks use a patented system of …