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Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad | Sophie Elmhirst

How did a substance that falls from the air, springs from the earth and comes out of your tap become a hyperactive multibillion-dollar business?<p>The dress code of the clientele in Planet Organic, Notting Hill is gym chic. On a hot day in mid-August, the men wore mid-thigh shorts, pectoral-enhancing …

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

Where Top Talent In The Tech Industry Will Likely Work Next

Tracking the flow of top tech talent can be a good indicator of tomorrow’s business successes.<p>Wherever the best engineers, programmers, and designers in the tech industry go, investment dollars, successful products, and revenues may often follow.<p>The flow of talent in the technology industry is …

13 apps that support and empower the autistic community

Whether it’s a notes app to remember your grocery list or a game to feel less frustrated during delays in your commute, you probably use apps on a …

Virtual reality could be a solution to sexism in tech

A new study of software developers has confirmed what women already know too well: Gender bias has big consequences in the workplace.<p>The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, looked at acceptance rates for code written by women and men on the massive code repository Github. Developers …

Virtual Reality

People are using shady apps to get around Snapchat's biggest limitation

One of Snapchat's main qualities as a social network is that, for the most part, everything you share has to be created in its app.<p>Though you're able to share photos from your phone's camera roll to friends in one-on-one conversations, you can't do the same thing for your publicly viewed story. …

Apps

Try these 5 official Google apps on your Samsung Galaxy S7 to dramatically improve your user experience

Have you been following all of the reviews lately of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge? One of the biggest topics every reviewer touches on is …

The Go-Between

The Mexican actress who dazzled El Chapo.<p>On the evening of January 9, 2012, the Mexican actress Kate del Castillo poured a glass of wine, sat down at her computer, and opened Twitter. She had just returned home, to Los Angeles, after a Caribbean cruise with her sister and her parents. The previous …

Mexico

A physics professor lays out a scientific explanation for why some people are successful and others aren't

This is an interesting question, which, as usual, means it's important, a bit vague, and difficult.<p>The answer surely depends heavily upon precisely what you mean by "intelligent" and "successful."<p>I'll take a somewhat different approach than some of the other replies and tell you about a study of …

Self-improvement

The surprising ways the body works with the brain to shape our sense of self

On a bitingly cold winter’s day in 2013, a woman whom I’ll call Laurie took me to the terrace of a tall building in a city about two hours west of London, England. Years earlier, she’d tried to jump from the terrace and kill herself.<p>It had been a harrowing time for Laurie. She’d started hearing …

Alzheimer's Disease

9 Ways Love Is Celebrated Around the World

The exact origin of American Valentine’s Day is unknown, but what we do know is that the holiday is related to one of at least three Saint …

MoMA Launches a Free Online Class on Opening Your Eyes to Photography

The Museum of Modern Art in New York just launched its first free and massive online course for the general public. Titled “Seeing Through …

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

How novelists are monetizing their short fiction through Patreon

<b>By</b> <b>Simon Owens</b><p>Tim Pratt cut his teeth writing short fiction. The science fiction and fantasy author spends most of his days now working on …

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …

Forgiveness

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

Paid dating with teenage students thriving in Japan

<b>Tokyo -</b> Japan must do more to stop child abuse, and especially the exploitation of young girls working in entertainment cafes across the country, according to a UN official.<p>This message comes as Japan records an increase in the number of exploitation cases reported from 2014.<p>In October, Maud de …