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All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.

Navigated from Marc and Angel Hack Life

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It often seems like everything you do, touch, or eat can make you smarter or dumber. But that’s not quite the case. There are, of course, plenty of ways to tweak your life in order to gain yourself a little cognitive advantage over the competition.

Full story at Gizmodo

Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Navigated from The Huffington Post

Apple, the world’s most profitable technology company, doesn’t design iPhones here. It doesn’t run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn’t manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to its corporate strategy: it has avoided millions of dollars in taxes in California and 20 other states.

Navigated from The New York Times

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off until you could find the time. Maybe you wanted to become fluent in a language, learn a new instrument, start performing your house repairs, or a master a myriad of other skills. With the vast amount of knowledge online, you’re now your only excuse.

Via Lifehacker

Chronic pain sufferers may sleep better and experience less day-to-day discomfort by learning to dwell less on their ailments, say researchers.

Via Futurity

Since Costco came on the scene in 1983, it has grown into the largest membership warehouse club chain in the U.S. A new business documentary by CNBC profiles the retailer and the consumer “craze” it’s ignited.

Full story at The Huffington Post

Air companies and crews insist that using cellphones can interfere with commercial airplane instrumentation. This is complete bullshit.

Full story at Gizmodo

In an ideal world, the road from idea to reality is proven and predictable, with a distance made fathomable by visible benchmarks. But more frequently – especially in pursuit of less linear concepts like art, drastic innovation, or even paradigm shifts – time is mutable and you can’t project when completion will come.

Those middle moments, the grey areas between beginning and end, are the moments when we’re most prone to abandonment.

Full story at 99U

It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to runners out there that listening to music when running can increase your performance, but how much and why?

Full story at Lifehacker

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Interesting Fact Of The Day

Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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