Derek Brownlee

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17 Clear Signs You Were Raised Right

It's about more than just saying please and thank you.<p>As we barrel through the 21st century, it's hard not to be nostalgic for simpler days, when everyone wasn't so consumed with smartphones, iPads and laptops, and the focus was on a more wholesome kind of lifestyle, unhindered by technology. …

Five things pediatricians want dads to know about parenting

Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You're more important to your child's health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.<p>After assessing more than a decade's worth of psychological and sociological research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new report about …

Parenting

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

This Brain-Reading Tool Can Teach You A New Skill In No Time

By measuring how hard the brain is working, the BACh system knows when to give a learner new information.<p>Beste Yuksel could soon put a lot of piano teachers out of work.<p>The Ph.D candidate at Tufts University in Massachusetts has created a tool that helps students learn the instrument faster and …

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

UC Berkeley

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

The success habit I wish I knew 18 years ago

<i>How the top 2% think. Literally.</i><p>Most people live in a reactive state. They work on stuff until someone distracts them. Then they react to what the …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Time Management

These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating extremely complex qualities such as empathy, sympathy, and compassion.<p>Of …

Emotional Intelligence

Get Ready For The Long-Rumored Car Seat Headrest And Smash Mouth Collaboration

What began as an innocent exchange on Twitter has morphed into a very real collaboration, and this Thursday, Car Seat Headrest and Smash Mouth will release covers of each others’ songs into to the world. Take it in while you can, because nothing will ever make sense again after this.<p>The …

Gamer Uses Raspberry Pi Zero to Cram Entire Game Console into Old Xbox Controller

Not many things can be had for five bucks nowadays, much less a full-on single board computer. That notion was recently destroyed last month when Raspberry Pi released their ultra-small model Zero, which sports a single-core 1GHz ARM-11 CPU, Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU, and 512Mb of RAM.<p>While the …

Raspberry Pi

Why It's Okay to Skip Breakfast

Do you want to turn your body into a fat-burning machine? Skipping breakfast could be the answer.<p>While our physiology is largely geared to a feast-and-famine pattern of energy intake, characteristic of our hunter-gatherer homo sapiens ancestors, we live in a modern world where food is abundant and …

10 website trends that defined 2015

What makes a site look modern and what makes it look dated? Every year, survival of the fittest chooses which trends work and which ones don't. With …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Former Apple designers say the company has lost 'the fundamental principles of good design'

Bruce Tognazzini was Apple's first interface designer<p>Two early Apple designers have written a piece on <i>Co.Design</i> chastising Apple's new design direction, which they claim puts elegance and visual simplicity over understandability and ease of use. Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini, who was Apple's 66th employee …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness