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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 …

32 cartoon screenshots to ruin happy memories of your childhood

If there are any NSFW frames in a cartoon, the Internet will find them.<p>This huge collection of not suitable for kids screenshots raises the question: …

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

Einstein's Secret of Productivity

A producer at [well known television show] said to me, "Whatever you do - don't ever ever say 'I don't know'. If you say that, we'll never ask you back."<p>Then, thrust into a dark room, miked up, camera pointing at me, the producer in my ear, "anddd...GO!" and six of us arguing about the worst, most …

Area 51: Secrets, Yes; Aliens, No

Area 51 is a military base about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. With a few exceptions, though, it's mostly conspiracy theorists — and those …

7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

The Clever Business Model That Built This $3 Million Snack-Box Company

How one of the country's fastest-growing companies turned a love of food into a thriving business.<p>Watching a friend's entrepreneurial dreams fade was the spark that ignited Aihui Ong's own startup passions.<p>After failing to woo retailers like Whole Foods, Ong's friend had no choice but to shut down …

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The truth about genetically modified food

Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits …

Here's Why You Should Stop Saying 'I Could Do That' About Art

As in, "Hey, what's with that piece of conceptual art. I don't get it. Like, I could do that."<p>"Ideas alone can be works of art," Sol LeWitt explained in his epic "Sentences on Conceptual Art," a pretty brilliant primer on the ins and outs of modern art making.<p>Ideas "need not be made physical," he …

7 real-life cyborg implants

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Medical technology advances faster than the speed of light, or at least that's the way it seems sometimes. These days, there are implants to treat all sorts of afflictions, and researchers are developing new medical devices that can help a person become a little more human than …

7 Important Things Successful People Do Before Bedtime

That last hour of the day is super important if you want to get the most out of tomorrow. Try this bedtime regimen and be ready to seize the day.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are able to start the day energized and alert while others have to drag themselves out of bed and into the world of …

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Distinguished Scientists Gather To Emphasize: “Matter” Is NOT The Only Reality

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

A Disney animation legend explains why he's convinced Google's new movie app is the future

Most recently, he animated both characters from the award-winning Disney short Paperman before leaving Disney in 2013.<p>"When I left Disney, I left with a sense that there has to be something more," Keane says. "I just want to live without walls."<p>Keane found that "something more" at Google's Advanced …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

6 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Not Blog

Practically every entrepreneur has heard someone say, “You should start a blog!” Ever since blogging became a highly successful marketing tool, some businesses have begun to act like it’s the only form of online marketing that matters. There’s an unspoken expectation that if you’re an entrepreneur, …

Will we ever understand the beginning of the universe? – Ross Andersen

One crisp day last March, Harvard professor John Kovac walked out of his office and into a taxicab that whisked him across town, to a building on the …

How We Turn Solar Energy Into Electricity

How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

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How To Work With Anyone’s Productivity Style

People have one of four different productivity styles. Never have a work conflict again by getting to know how to communicate with each one.<p>The reason we find other people so challenging to work with is very simple: Your work style, which I call your productivity style, might clash with the work …

8 Ways To Switch From A Dreamer To A Doer

A lot of people can categorize themselves as a dreamer; very few fall into the “doer” category. That’s a shame, because the dreamers are wasting …

Big Bang evidence evaporates

The Big Bang theory has not been disproven. Get that idea out of your mind as fast as possible. Instead, a team of scientists have, this week, …

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Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for …

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Seven habits that are sabotaging your productivity

You've probably read plenty of posts about what to do to improve your productivity and go about things better. But have you ever stopped to think about what not to do?<p>By being conscious of things to avoid, you'll automatically channel the energy needed to do the things needed.<p>Creating a to-do list …