November 07, 2014

Take power into your hands, with three tips from this week’s show:

1. Buying a 3D printer is awesome, but there are two components that don't come in the box: skills and creativity. Which is why too many of us create a "digital poop," says Jessica Banks, founder of Rock, Paper, Robot.

2. The pill was developed after the atom bomb. Why? Jonathan Eig, author of “The Birth of the Pill," says men didn't have it high on their priority list.

3. There could still be life in your broken laptop. Writer Clive Thompson learned how to fix his old electronics, and he says that it’s easier than you think.

And some music to power you through:

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