When I first came across this BBC documentary series (7 Up), I was deeply moved. It took a group of 7 year old kids from different background in England and follow them through their lives every 7 years. It is
Why Can’t We Share Kindle Unlimited For Family Members?
Actually, this is the question I intend to ask Amazon. My kids got serious about reading recently and I went ahead to purchase my third Kindle reader from Amazon. When I ordered the Kindle, I also decided to give the
The Power of Time
When I started blogging in TipsArea website two and half years back, I just wanted to have some fun side project and write down some of the small tips in daily life. I basically treat it as my own note
Why More Money Invested Doesn’t Equal To Better Education System
In today’s Forbes article that showed the top countries for public spending, most countries on the list correlated to higher education level for their citizens. Such as Switzerland, United States, United Kingdom, etc. However, to my surprise Mexico also hailed
The First Man-Made Memristor Can Be Traced Back To 1801
Memristor was first postulated by Leon Chua in 1971 as a missing non-linear passive two-terminal electrical component relating electric charge and magnetic flux linkage. It was mostly unknown for 37 years until HP reported a man-made memristor in a seminal
Where should I Self-publish My Book
Publishing a book for yourself has become a much easier task compared with just several decades ago. Pretty much everybody with a computer, a word processor can create his/her own content and convert to some format (ePub, Mobi, PDF, etc)
How to Learn From the Professionals?
There is an old saying in Chinse “工欲善其事,必先利其器”, which means if one want to good at what he is doing, he must first pick and sharpen his tools. This wise advice obviously still hold its value today. Using the right
How to compare Chinese Table Tennis Rating with USATT or ITTF rating?
If you are following table tennis these days, you will notice a recent development in Chinese table tennis. They are creating a rating system similar to ITTF: Separate rating for men and women Professional players are rated 2200+ Chinese national
How Laser Pointer Became a Threat to Airplanes
I was listening to the public radio on my way home and heard some stories about somebody got arrested by shooting laser at airplanes. I was fascinated to find how could those people get hold of the laser “weapon” that
How To Take Courses From Elite Universities Around the World For Free
Life is a continuous journey of learning and doing new things. Wouldn’t it be great to tap into the great minds from the top universities around the world right at your computer (or mobile devices)? With the recent development of
How Netflix Reinvent HR?
If you are admirer of silicon valley for its magic attraction for global talent and its culture for fostering innovation. You might find some hint in this HBR article “How Netflix Reinvented HR” written by Patty McCord. The 126 page
Five Best Mind Mapping Softwares for Me
Mind mapping is a powerful tool for visualizing the relations between ideas, concepts, people, objects in a way that it is easy for human brain to understand, memorize and recall. It was first proposed by the world famous self helping
Top 3 Lessons Learned from My Flat Tire
I got a flat tire today in the parking lot. It was because of the big nail bite deeply into my tire thread. Fortunately, I felt something went wrong while I am walking to my car and immediately found out