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I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence To Discover New Materials

Scientists teamed up to use artificial intelligence to discover new alternatives to steel in record time. As a result, they discovered three new blends to form metallic glass and did this 200 times faster than it has ever been done before.<p>Metallic glass is essentially an alloy of the future. …

Artificial Intelligence

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Black & White Photography

Why Students Are Still Spending So Much for College Textbooks

New technologies are revolutionizing education—but they’re also keeping prices high.<p>After settling into his dorm this past fall, John McGrath, a freshman at Rutgers University, took the campus shuttle to the school bookstore. He waited in line for 40 minutes clutching a list of four …

Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” …

Jeff Bezos

Escaping Office Ennui Through Painful Exercise

A study explores how Tough Mudders allow the “cognitariat” a break from the tedium of sedentary work<p>Most office workers sit for 10 hours a day, but if they sign up for the Tough Mudder, a military-style obstacle course, they’ll certainly be on their feet—running through live electrical wires. …

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Kicks A Hornet’s Nest By Attacking Liberals Who Deny Science

When it comes to science, Neil deGrasse Tyson is there to defend its good name no matter who is attacking. That’s why things got a little testy on Real Time on Friday after Tyson opened up about liberals who deny science, namely the anti-vaccine group and those who tout alternative …

Chile Is Producing So Much Solar Power, It's Giving It Away For Free

I would like some solar, please.<p>Market forces often produce strange quirks in the economic system, like the one we're seeing in Chile this year: the …

Indonesia’s real-life Robinson Crusoes

Despite living in utter isolation on a desert island for 40 years, one inspirational couple has overcome disability and blindness to make a difference.<p>For a man who’s spent more than 40 years on a deserted island, Daeng Abu fizzes with a surprisingly exuberant love of life.<p>As he welcomed us to …

Turtles

Why the Economic Fates of America’s Cities Diverged

Places like St. Louis and New York City were once similarly prosperous. Then, 30 years ago, the United States turned its back on the policies that had been encouraging parity.<p>Despite all the attention focused these days on the fortunes of the “1 percent,” debates over inequality still tend to …

Ultra-Thin Skin Sensor Can Tell How Fast Your Blood Is Pumping

And it's as thin as a temporary tattoo.<p>Stretchy, soft, and as thin as a temporary tattoo, this new health sensor does something no other wearable device can. Peering into your veins, it tracks the speed of your flowing blood in real time. The study appears in <i>Science Advances</i>.<p>A team of engineers and …

Interview: Traveling Photographer Weaves Together the Beauty of Nature Across the Globe

Never wanting to feel boxed in by one genre of photography, Canadian photographer Dave Brosha has built a portfolio with an impressive range of skills and creativity, mastering every type of photography he challenges himself with. From landscape to documentary to creative portraiture, every image …

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.<p>Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp …

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Smog Vacuum in The Netherlands Turns Carbon Waste into Jewelry

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde, in collaboration with Environmental Nano Studios and professor Bob Ursem, has created the …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone

SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it’s finally letting everyone in. The SoundCloud podcasting features come in multiple tiers, including one free and two paid options. They challenge existing industry leaders, including Libsyn, as …

Wearable technology, meet Mini

BMW Group just unveiled an eyewear product concept that uses augmented reality technology to display virtual information overlaid on a driver’s view …

Gorgeous Aerial Drone Footage of Antarctica

Kalle Ljung of Stockholm, Sweden, recently spent 16 days touring the Antarctic with his 73-year-old father. He brought along a DJI Phantom 2 drone …

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Physics

OMA Unveils Nhow Hotel Rai Project in Amsterdam

OMA has revealed plans for what will be the Netherlands' largest hotel. Part of the Nhow chain, 91 meter-tall "Nhow Hotel Rai" (or Nhow RAI) will …

Art Galleries

Tyson Latest to Eliminate Antibiotics in Chicken Flocks

In some of the biggest news on the topic <b></b>of routine antibiotic use in agriculture, Tyson Foods says today that they plan to eliminate most human-use antibiotics from their meat chicken flocks by 2017.<p>Tyson is the biggest chicken producer in the United States, so this announcement marks the largest …

Agriculture

Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

<i>By Nadia Imafidon</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>There's nothing more exciting than packing up your life and buying a one-way ticket to a foreign land, right? OK, maybe <i>crazy</i> is the better word. But whether you've joined the Peace Corps, transferred to Jakarta, or just decided to backpack around Europe and …

The World Through Pictures: 30 Years at National Geographic - Interview with National Geographic editor Kathy Moran | LensCulture

<i>As part of the LensCulture Earth Awards 2015, we will be interviewing various members of our international jury to learn more about their backgrounds and their perspectives on the broad theme of “Earth.”</i><p><i>Today’s interview subject is Kathy Moran. After spending over 30 years with National Geographic,</i> …

New York City

Vincent Laforet Photographs Los Angeles from 10,000 Feet

The latest in his high-altitude "AIR" series, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has captured the sprawling city of Los Angeles at …

The Living Savannah

<i>By George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth</i><p>Whenever folks hear I’m from <b>Savannah</b>, they want to know if it’s still the same as it was in John Berendt’s best-selling <i>Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil</i>. They wonder, does the city still have the book’s romance—the mad artists, the oppressive beauty, …

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