To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.
I’m an admitted Twitterholic, but I’m the first to admit that many of its basic functions leave a great deal to be desired. While Twitter certainly works on a basic level, it’s also left enough gaping holes in usability to allow for tons of development in a variety of applications. In the last few months […]
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Apple may never open-source their technology, but ifixit.com has announced that they’re releasing their entire collection of guides and illustrative images for Apple computer repair under a Crative Commons licence. The specific license they have opted for means anyone can copy, publish and adapt the guides as long as they acknowledge the original source and […]
Using just a few household items and some basic science, here’s a simple way to create a cool perpetual spinner.
It’s not always easy to get gifts for the geek gal in your life. We’re a curious bunch, with varied interests and influences, often with our own sense of specific style. Some of us are makers, some are crafters, some are scientists, some are literature nuts. So, this Cyber Monday, I thought I’d put together […]
It’s no exaggeration to say that Twitter has been the most useful networking tool I’ve ever used. After months of toiling away on my blog and finding it very difficult to make connections with like-minded individuals, it was Twitter that actually linked me up with writers and geeks all across the globe. So, how I […]
It’s the day before Halloween and you’re out of luck: no costumes, no ideas, and no time. You want to go out to a party but the whole “cutting holes in a sheet” routine just isn’t going to do it. I mean, you’re a geek, right? You’re supposed to be in your element. Well, if […]
I promise this isn’t a treatise on etiquette, but rather a few things to consider if you’ve gone all-in for a Halloween party. I’ve found that I already feel a little overwhelmed with all the possibilities, so I thought a list might be in order. Do ask for help. I decided that, in light of […]
It’s nearly time for Halloween, which means the flickering lights of jack ‘o lanterns on doorsteps. Here’s what wikipedia says about jack ‘o lanterns: In a jack-o’-lantern, typically the top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface, and the lid […]
I was looking for unique and geeky decorations for my Halloween Party, and I’d already bought a box of Borax to make slime (I’ll also be making ectoplasm, I should note) so I did a quick internet search and discovered that, at least around Christmas, pipe cleaners and dissolved Borax make for some intriguing creations. […]
We geeks have a leg up on this Halloween business, especially when it comes to parties and costumes. Sure, most of us have a few costumes ready for any convention prepped in the closet–but where’s the fun in that? True geeks will rise to the occasion every time and create unique, memorable costumes. Not to […]