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Overcoming Failure and Disappointment

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.

If At First You Don't Succeed

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Many of the women who changed America, and who have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, met significant adversity along their paths.

Onegin: The Perfect Libretto

Daron Hagen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

Kenneth Schermerhorn and I raised our glasses. "To Art," I began. "To Life," he replied. "To the collision of the two," I said. "Ah," he sighed, smiling, "now there is where the trouble begins." And, to that, we drank.

Here Comes (Finally!) the Damn Tesla Museum

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

All over America, you can find museums honoring Thomas Edison. But nowhere in his adopted country is there a structure dedicated to the inventor arguably more important than Edison in the creation of our modern era -- Nikola Tesla.

POLL: Who Was The Better Inventor?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.11.2014 | Science

Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday yesterday (July 10). The Serbian-American scientist was a brilliant and eccentric genius whose...

Thomas Edison's Reaction To His Factory Burning Down Shows Why He Was So Successful | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business

When tragedy strikes, you must accept that it has happened and that you cannot change the past. Finding the opportunity to overcome a challenge ultim...

How to Eliminate Downed Power Lines

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

What's shocking about the parallels between our recent blizzard series and the Great White Hurricane is what New York City did 125 years ago that perhaps the rest of the country, or at least those in weather damage susceptible areas, ought to do as well.

The Technology of Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.

East Village Christmas Lights

Cody Lyon | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

Here in the big city of lights, where it's always bright and new holiday displays often burn brighter than Broadway, a set of old, twinkling lights had whispered and gotten his attention.

Peek Inside Thomas Edison's Creative Journals (NEW BOOK)

Posted 10.01.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Edison and the Rise of Innovation" [Sterling Signature, $29.95], a chronicling of Edison's inventions, drawings, and...

Why The Internet Might Be Wrong About Nikola Tesla

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2013 | Technology

There are two sides to every story. Inventor, pioneer and Internet darling Nikola Tesla is no different. The Serbian-American lived from 1856 to 19...

PHOTOS: 18 Science Greats When They Were Cute Kids

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science

Albert Einstein wasn't always the old guy with the bushy white hair. Once upon a time he was once just a cute little three-year-old -- and the same is...

Visionary Inventor's Lab Bought, Will Become Museum

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A New York community group that raised $1.3 million in a six-week online fundraising effort has purchased a laboratory once used...

The 9 Most Disturbing Marketing Moves Of All Time

OPEN Forum | Mike Michalowicz | Posted 03.12.2013 | Small Business

This story originally appeared on OPEN Forum. From planting bomb-like devices around a major city to sabotaging an international stock exchange o...

Is Experience Seen as Too Costly in Today's Economy?

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Experience, says, in one word, that "I did that", "I was there", and "I made that happen." So why then, are so many employers forgoing the chance of enlisting experienced workers toward they corporate cause, in lieu of finding more affordable workers?

Tech Has Always Killed Jobs

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first. From textile ...

Thomas Edison Hologram Schools CEO On Electric Cars At Auto Show

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.16.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Past met present at the auto show Monday when a holographic image of Thomas Edison was used to promote vehicles from electric truck and van...

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit: Cultivate Rivalries With Other Intellectuals

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

A bitter rivalry is good for the mind, as it drives opponents to sharpen their arguments to a fine rhetorical point, while serving as great entertainment for outside observers.

WATCH: Death Rays, Pigeon Communication And Other Exploits Of Great Inventor

Posted 11.12.2012 | Science

As a rival to Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla was the quintessential underdog scientist—in recent years, he's become an Internet darling. Today he is re...

World's Oldest Music 'Record' Reveals Hilarious Blooper

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 12.25.2012 | Science

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — It's scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world's first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen t...

The Siren Song of American Imperialism

William Astore | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
William Astore

It's tragically hard to win hearts and minds overseas when we don't even recognize what's in our own hearts and minds. We think we're pure of heart, but "civilizing" missions based on military occupation inevitably contain a heart of darkness.

PHOTOS: 11 Celebrated Sci-Tech Figures Who Used Drugs

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

You've probably heard that Sigmund Freud was a cocaine user. At the age of 28, he wrote his fiancee a letter in which he described himself as "a big w...

Happy 156th Birthday Nikola Tesla! A Conversation With Graphic Novelist Ravé Mehta at Comic-Con

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation With Ravé Mehta At Comic-Con Mike Ragogna: So just who is this Tesla dude and why is he important to us, although we kind of know ...

Man Who Created The Windsurfer Dies

The New York Times | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business

Jim Drake, an aeronautical engineer who helped design the X-15 rocket plane and the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and in his spare time created the Windsurf...

Do You Need More Pleasure?

Lisa Guest | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

In order to process my cancer, I'm attempting to heal emotionally and spiritually what is dysfunctional within me physically, I've written a book about my relationships with men. Included in this expose is my relationship to sexuality.