"Lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good."

Findings from research psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor, who also asked a sample pool of volunteers to spend a month applying these four principles and found that 80% emerged “happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps most important of all, luckier.”

Pair with how to make your own luck.

(via explore-blog)

In the final stretches of this pre-order campaign.  The serigraph test prints arrived yesterday and they look awesome.
Proud of this.

http://bit.ly/benson_pre_order

In the final stretches of this pre-order campaign.  The serigraph test prints arrived yesterday and they look awesome.

Proud of this.

http://bit.ly/benson_pre_order

mit:

Ready to learn some computer science? Start with lecture 1 from MIT 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming.

(Brought to you by MIT OpenCourseWare)

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Theme of the week: Online learning

"I strongly believe that by capitalizing on the strengths of online learning, we will make education more accessible, more effective and more affordable for more human beings than ever before.” – Rafael Reif http://mitsha.re/190LBdH

txchnologist:

Robot Self-Assembles And Walks

by Michael Keller

Roboticists have developed a flat machine that can fold itself into an operational form and take a walk. 

Built mostly from paper and polystyrene plastic that shrinks into a memorized shape when heated, the robot can assemble in around four minutes. It can crawl at roughly 2 inches per second and make turns. The work by Harvard and MIT engineers represents the first time that a robot has self-assembled and performed a function without humans needing to intervene.  

“Here we created a full electromechanical system that was embedded into one flat sheet,” said Harvard Microrobotics Lab researcher and doctoral student Sam Felton. “Imagine a ream of dozens of robotic satellites sandwiched together so that they could be sent up to space and then assemble themselves remotely once they get there–they could take images, collect data and more.”

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(via emergentfutures)

yankees:

Another day, another Derek Jeter milestone.

yankees:

Another day, another Derek Jeter milestone.

archatlas:

We Are Nature Vol. III Christoffer Relander

hypebeast:

A Visual Compendium of Baseball Uniforms

hypebeast:

A Visual Compendium of Baseball Uniforms

latimes:

A new study ranks L.A. as the second-most facial-hair friendly city in U.S. Boston ranks first, while Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Austin, Seattle, Denver and Nashville round out the top 10.
Californians made a good showing in last year’s World Beard and Moustache Championships. L.A.’s own Dan Lawlor, seen above, won the Freestyle Moustache category. 
Photo: Franziska Kraufmann / EPA

latimes:

A new study ranks L.A. as the second-most facial-hair friendly city in U.S. Boston ranks first, while Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Austin, Seattle, Denver and Nashville round out the top 10.

Californians made a good showing in last year’s World Beard and Moustache Championships. L.A.’s own Dan Lawlor, seen above, won the Freestyle Moustache category. 

Photo: Franziska Kraufmann / EPA

micdotcom:

Genius new app will make men think twice before sending an unsolicited dick pic

Unsolicited dick pic handling is like a Beyoncé awesome remix alert: ladies really wish there was an app for that.

If you think explicit images or texts are hard to handle now, imagine your 13-year-old self (or your niece’s or your neighbor’s) dealing with pictures of such unwanted junk. 

In an effort to combat this issue, Canadian police are debuting a new tool they hope will help teens deal with sexting. 

App every young girl should download | Follow micdotcom

yankees:

The Captain opts for the jumping catch instead of his signature jump throw.

yankees:

The Captain opts for the jumping catch instead of his signature jump throw.

Can’t wait to crack this open and dig deep.

Can’t wait to crack this open and dig deep.

yankees:

Miggy, you’ll get nothing and like it.

yankees:

Miggy, you’ll get nothing and like it.

(via mlb)

3dprintart:

3D printed cast cuts down on the pain of a broken arm - design by Jake Evill

3dprintart:

3D printed cast cuts down on the pain of a broken arm - design by Jake Evill

(Source: gigaom.com)

Getting closer.  by @baronpress “It’s all about the Benson’s, baby. 
#jazz #guitar #georgebenson #autobiography #wip #screenprint” via @PhotoRepost_app

Getting closer. by @baronpress “It’s all about the Benson’s, baby.
#jazz #guitar #georgebenson #autobiography #wip #screenprint” via @PhotoRepost_app