Tomas Ciudiskis

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How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

Flute

Elliott Smith Questions Happiness in Rediscovered Interview

The late singer also speaks to why people with addictions should be called "dependents" and not addicts in a newly animated 1998 chat<p>"I'm happy some …

Music

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

10 Simple-But-Fun Projects to Make With Arduino

John Boxall, author of the new book Arduino Workshop, shares a few of the projects from his book on how to get started with the microcontroller. (Click the links to see PDFs of the complete materials list and coding needed.)<p><b>Build a Battery Tester</b><p>An Arduino can be used to test the life of any …

How Do You Raise Your Kid To Be An Entrepreneur?

As a guy who exclusively works for tech start-ups, I have had a unique perspective to observe a bunch of entrepreneurs in action. Some of them were more successful than others, and I’d say some of them wore it better than others.<p>With some of them, you could see it was very difficult. Maybe they …

UPS to Offer 3D Printing Services in Select Stores

UPS Stores announced Wednesday that it will start offering 3D printing services in a select number of its retail stores, making it the first national U.S. retailer to do so. The first store is in San Diego. The company plans to offer the service in a Washington D.C. store next week. There are plans …

Is London's housing market overheating?

London's most expensive properties soared in value throughout the crisis and their prices are still rising. Some analysts say this market, comprising many of the costliest homes ever sold, is a bubble primed to pop. Others insist the growth is sustainable – and can benefit us all.<p>Property prices in …

Housing

Maker Pro Newsletter, Special Edition

<b>“T</b><b>here’s been very little in the way of actual numbers or data documenting the growth of the [hardware] ecosystem.</b><b>”</b><p><i>From the editors of MAKE magazine, the Maker Pro Newsletter is about the impact of makers on business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators,</i> …