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10 Eye-Opening Charts On How US Teens Shop, Buy Devices, And Consume Media

Teens don't account for a huge chunk of the US population, but they still get lots of attention. Marketers and brands know that teen behavior often says a lot about where shopping trends, media consumption, and device ownership are going.<p>BI Intelligence looked at a survey of teens from Piper …

Social Media

Founders of Patron, Warby Parker and Shake Shack On Growing Rich--And Doing Good

“The great thing about capitalism is that it’s a system that works,” says Danny Meyer, the restaurateur and founder of Union Square Hospitality Group. “And there’s nothing in the doctrine of capitalism that says you need to be a greedy bastard.” Building a business is tough, as Meyer would readily …

Meet The Forbes Under 30 Inventors Who Are Breaking The Boundaries

The only boundary in invention is your imagination.<p>Interviewed by Forbes Magazine executive editor Michael Noer, six young inventors showcased their impressive work on stage to more than 1,500 attendees at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. From hopping with a jump robe that lights up to building a …

Liquid hard drive could store 1TB data in a tablespoon

A liquid hard drive containing a suspension of nanoparticles could be used to store impressive amounts of data: 1 terabyte per tablespoon.<p>Researchers …

Hollywood, Silicon Valley make $542-million bet on curious Magic Leap

Virtual-reality headsets block out the real world and transport them into a digitally created one. But what if the digital stuff could simply pop into people's normal view of the reality?<p>That's the goal of a Florida company that said Tuesday it has raised $542 million in investment because of …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Learn the Basics of Photography with This Interactive Chart

Even the best camera is only as good as the photographer's skills. The "Where to Start" interactive chart guides beginners to learn about the basics …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare?<p>To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep …

Ranked: All 32 billion-dollar mobile Internet startups (report)

A little less than two months ago there were 25 billion-dollar mobile Internet startups. In a sign of just how quickly the mobile ecosystem is exploding, there are now 32.<p>Today in a report on VB Insight, mobile consultancy Digi-Capital released an updated list highlighting seven new entrants to the …

How the Michelin Guide made a tire company the world's fine dining authority

Gordon Ramsay, the British celebrity chef known for the passionate and mean way he tears apart subpar food, actually cried when his New York restaurant The London lost its prestigious two Michelin Stars last year, he told the Daily Mail.<p>When your restaurant is awarded a Michelin Star, it is a sign …

Hospitality

He Grabs A Carrot And A Drill. What He Does With Them? It Blew Me Away

Music is everywhere. To demonstrate this, Linsey Pollak drills holes into a carrot, attaches a mouthpiece and funnel, and makes an unique homemade …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. <i>Vanity Fair</i> has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work. Not surprisingly, Ive's chat …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

Mark Twain

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months.<p>For security purposes, the …

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

Psychology

Watch Sir Ian McKellen give the best advice possible to students

Sir Ian McKellen is one of the finest Englishmen working in Hollywood. But his Gandalf persona, with that sonorous delivery, is just iconic. You could watch him all day it's so perfect. So, the schoolchildren at the Chew Valley School in Southwest England were lucky enough to have him pass by the …

Advancing Warfare: The Wheel of Shooter Evolution Between Call of Duty, Halo, Titanfall and Destiny

The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has debuted, showcasing a game full of “enhanced combat” where soldiers wearing exoskeletons are leaping and dashing through levels in way that is reminiscent of more than a few past series.<p>And then you can look to Destiny, made by the creators …

Deboots: 10 Games That Botched The Franchise Reboot

Reboots are an important part of entertainment media. They offer the opportunity to revitalize a stagnant franchise, often in surprising or …

These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

Google Earth

Richard Branson Responds To Elon Musk's Criticism; 'We're About To Prove Him Wrong'

<b>Henry Blodget</b>: Most management gurus preach the virtue of focus. They'll say you have to focus on one thing, learn how to do it great, crush everybody else. How does Virgin succeed doing dozens of things in dozens of industries?<p><b>Richard Branson</b>: It's interesting. When we started diversifying from …

Times Square

25 Tiny Cabins We Long For

Cabin Envy Is Real #OutsideCabins<p>25 of our favorite hideouts submitted by our Instagram followers. Sometimes, we wish we never asked.<p>@ontippytoes: The prettiest @duntonhotsprings cabin<p>Ice shack #nofilter<p>(@krestiadegeorge)<p>The warden has a nice view from his stoop #explorebc …

Vacation Homes

Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media

Film festival news conferences are generally friendly affairs, giving a movie's stars and director the chance to take a public victory lap. But when the cast of<p>Jason Reitman's drama "Men, Women & Children" gathered at the recentToronto International Film Festival, the promotional event took on an …

PhotographyBB Magazine Reopens Its Archives, Lets You Download All 54 Editions for Free

<b>Update</b>: It looks like the original download links are now defunct. They appear to be redirecting visitors to a deal a day website. Apologies.<p>After …

Tech and Science

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