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Officials: Robin Williams apparently hanged himself with a belt

The tributes to Robin Williams flow from around the world as stunned friends and family search for answers about why the comic legend would take his own life.<p>Investigators believe Williams, 63, used a belt to hang himself from a bedroom door sometime between late Sunday and when his personal …

Top 20 Technological Screw-Ups Of the 20th Century

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.<p><i>Selected by the Ig Nobel Board of Governors</i><i><br>Commissioned by Wired News and the</i> …

Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking

LightFreq's Crazy Light Bulb Combined with a Speaker Lands on Kickstarter

We get a lot of crowdfunding pitches, but it’s not that often we get ones that promise to combine a fully smartphone-controllable light bulb with an HD audio speaker. The LightFreq promises exactly that, provided it reaches its $50,000 crowdfunding goal.<p>Although it sounds a bit odd at first, there …

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

Zing wants to liberate retail chains from crappy old point-of-sale systems

Point-of-sale (POS) technology has made huge leaps over the last decade, and yet most brick-and-mortar business chains are stuck using bulky, rigid, and costly systems that have been around for decades.<p>It’s something payments startup Zing is trying to do something about with the release of its new …

How to Get Amazing Results With Just a Weight Plate

You don't need a ton of fancy training equipment to get fit. In fact, depending on your goals, you may only need one thing: A weight plate. This …

5 Must-Dos for a Flat Belly

Don't fall for the gimmicks on TV or online that promise to be the next best "abs-cruncher" machine or the secret to a sexy stomach. In my job as a …

Workouts

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

Aug(De)Mented Reality

YouTube

Pop or Soda? Why Region Is More Important Than You Think

Where you live in the United States determines a hell of a lot more than whether 'coke' means Coca-Cola or 'every single carbonated beverage.' It can …

The Disquieting Delights Of Salt-Rising Bread

How Clostridium, a nasty pathogen, makes an infectiously delicious confection<p>I've recently come across a fringe fermentation method that, unlike the breads and brews and yogurts and pickles and misos we know and love, isn't run by the usual benign microbes. The engine behind this fermentation …

Microbiology

Not a People Person? How to Fake It 'Til You Make It | Inc.com

I have always been described as a warm person and leader. It's served me well throughout my career. People have taken a genuine interest in me and rooted for me based on the fact that they felt connected to me.<p>When people work for me, they feel that I genuinely care about their interests, and am …

Leadership

21 DIY Lamps & Chandeliers You Can Create From Everyday Objects

There’s something really satisfying about creating a useful object with your own two hands, especially if you make it with recycled materials. If …

Furniture

Fire Near AIG Campus

LEGO turned itself around by analyzing overbearing parents

After decades of growth and innovation—in 2000, the company was the fifth-largest toy maker in the world—LEGO hit a major slump. In January 2004, it announced a huge deficit. It was, by its own accounts, bleeding cash to the tune of $1 million a day. Owner and CEO Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson …

New Jersey

Now running on a Chromebook near you: Windows

Google inks a deal with VMWare to bring legacy Windows applications to its Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.<p>Armed with rising Chromebook sales, Google and VMWare have partnered up to allow legacy Windows software to run on Chrome OS, the companies announced on Wednesday.<p>The deal will …

Software

Facebook crowdsourcing gives lonely boy 1.4 million friends

For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.<p>Being 10-years-old is hard enough -- and add in an isolating syndrome like Asperger's and making friends can be even more difficult.<p>Such …

Loneliness

Don’t Say That You Love Your Job, Because It’s Not The Job You Love

By Jay Sun,<p>You’ve all heard a variation on this proverb: “Do what you love.” It is one of the worst things you can say to young, impressionable …

Build a Smarter Digital Photo Frame with a Raspberry Pi

You can snag digital photo frames for cheap from just about anywhere these days. If you're looking to make one that's a bit smarter, DIYer Samuel …

Raspberry Pi

Navi The Basset Hound Running In Slow Motion Is Pure Beauty

We <i>knew</i> there was a reason slow motion was invented.<p><i>(via Tastefully Offensive)</i>

How to Wear a Tuxedo: A Man's Guide to Black Tie | The Art of Manliness

Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo.<p>Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often …

23 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today

Even though you might deny it, it won’t change the fact that you live in a world created by marketers. Advertising is a powerful force that has …

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

Japan

Coconut and Raspberry Financiers

This is it, right–high baking season? Yes, it is! And yay for that–of course you might call me biased, but okay, I’m fine with that especially if it …

Aunt Clara's Anise Seed Cutouts

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Anna Hezel shares a recipe for a different kind of sugar cookie.</i><p>My father was raised by wolves. This is what my mother tells people.<p>Actually, he and his four brothers …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots With Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

The key to roasting Brussels sprouts is to use the full-on, frontal-assault, no-prisoners-taken, blast-the-sh*t-out-of-'em approach, a.k.a. very high heat. This allows the exteriors of the sprouts to caramelize and brown, producing sweet by-products, while at the same time making sure that they …