Gary Wang

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Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

15 Costs You'll Encounter When You Buy Your First House

Stand-alone houses come with a host of expenses. Here’s what to prepare for.<p>It's one thing to go from renting an apartment to buying an apartment, …

Personal Finance

New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

You can only claim to be fit if you pass these 7 tests, says hardcore gym instructor

You might be able to squat, lift your own body weight and execute a round of pushups without breaking a sweat but that doesn’t necessarily mean …

Exercise

Appareil Architecture merges two Montreal flats to create house with a sunken living room

Montreal firm Appareil Architecture has combined two dwellings in the city, which involved removing walls to bring in more natural light and creating …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Scientist meets web dev: how Python became the language of data

Python started as a scripting language, but now it is the new trend everywhere and in particular for data science, the latest rage of computing. It didn’t get there by chance: tools and concepts built by nerdy scientists and geek sysadmins provide foundations for what is said to be the sexiest job: …

$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."<p>Yeah... it's not a …

Make Your Own Bladeless Fan With Just a Few Common Parts

A Dyson bladeless fan is pretty neat and works super well, but if you want one for yourself, it’ll put you out a few hundred dollars. Fortunately for …

Dyson

Former teachers who now earn $45,000 a month share their 2 best productivity tips

Today, they're the owners of Flipped Lifestyle, whose business earns $45,000 to $100,000 a month.<p>How did they make the leap?<p>Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents interviewed the couple, who explained everything from what it's like to go from making ends meet to having money to spare to how other people …

Productivity

The Smartest Way to Organize Your Closet

Follow these seven simple rules and you’ll never search for shirts again<p>Opening a guy’s closet can feel like stepping into a warzone: A pile of dirty clothes waiting to go to the dry cleaner on the floor. Ties spilling out of an old shoebox. Belts littering the floor. Shirts crammed on hangers—most …

Building Your Own Home From Open Source Blocks

<b>What if your next house were to cost 1/10th of the average home while sporting a long list of high-tech hyper-ecological features?</b> With the help of the Open Building Institute (OBI), which is designing affordable, ecological housing accessible to everyone - you may be able to do just that.<p>In the …

Open Source Movement

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

13 Protein-Rich Paleo Recipes That Will Stack on Muscle

We all know getting enough protein in our diet is essential for repairing muscle tissue damaged during exercise and for stimulating the development …

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

Productivity

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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The Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Dessert That Helps You Sleep Better

Don’t fear the bedtime snack. Dessert is good for you if you do it right<p>Next time you get a hankering for sweets at bedtime, whip up this peanut butter protein bomb from <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition advisor Michael Roussell, Ph.D.<p>It’s packed with casein, a protein found in dairy products. Casein contains …

The Smartest Thing to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

Self-defense expert Alon Stivi advice is sadly relevant today<p>(<i>Editor’s note: We originally published this story just a few hours before learning of the tragic shooting in San Bernardino. The timing was coincidental, but we have decided to leave the story intact, as it was originally published, as</i> …

Build a Bigger, Stronger Back with This 55-Rep Row Ladder

We hope your back muscles are ready, because they're about to get absolutely hammered<p>The dumbbell row is one of the oldest and most effective ways to build muscle in your upper back. But the bent-over row ladder takes the old staple to an entirely new level. With this routine, you can target your …

Narcolepsy medication modafinil is world's first safe 'smart drug'

Increasingly taken by healthy people to improve focus before exams, after a comprehensive review researchers say modafinil is safe in the short-term<p>Modafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of …

5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …

Carbohydrates Past 6PM Will Make You ... Lean! Eating All Carbs in the Evening Increases Body Fat Loss by 28% Compared to Standard Low-Calorie Diet.

Image 1: This are not the Israeli police<br>officers from the study. How do I know<br>that? They are not obese; the officers<br>in the study (Sofer. 2011) had …

Are You Using the Right Weight for Every Exercise?

Use the Goldilock’s method to determine if the amount of weight for an exercise is too light, too heavy, or just right.<p>When it comes to lifting, the universal number for strength, power, and muscle growth is between 15 and 25 total reps per exercises. (That could men 8 sets of 3, 5 sets of 5, or 3 …

This Man Just Ran 50 Ironmans. In 50 States. In 50 Days!

James Lawrence knows his insane feat didn't break any actual records. Instead, he was motivated by something much more meaningful<p>James Lawrence holds the world record for most Ironman races completed in one year, at 30. It’s a bonkers achievement—and he just shattered it.<p>Dubbed the “Iron Cowboy” …

20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Understand

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 …

Time Management

4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds<p>If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.<p>That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …