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'Kind of like Battlestar Galactica': Elon Musk details his plans for getting to Mars

Once Elon Musk’s SpaceX starts launching its Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) rockets to Mars, it will take “40 to 100 years to achieve a fully …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You | Inc.com

I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and social media connections and received a wonderful response. From marketing, to politics, to religion, …

Self-improvement

The inside story of how Amazon created Echo, the next billion-dollar business no one saw coming

"This is going to be hard," Limp recalls thinking. "It foretold a magical experience. But it would require a lot of inventions."<p>The reaction was understandable given the lofty goals outlined in the Echo's original plan: It envisioned an intelligent, voice-controlled household appliance that could …

Hilarious Description of Products at Home Goods Store Goes Viral

Tumblr user Obvious Plant (aka Jeff Wysaski/PleatedJeans) is known for conducting some pretty clever pranks in which he “plants” fake signs around …

Kylo Ren Is Everything That Anakin Skywalker Should Have Been

Kylo Ren had a huge legacy to live up to in the new <i>Star Wars</i>, because Darth Vader is one of cinema’s all-time great villains. But Vader’s legacy is …

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - The Smartphone Is Dead

This one is so plainly obvious it can’t even be classed as a prediction anymore. At the time of writing, Ericsson has also released a report which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their own predictions for the top tech trends in years to come. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will no longer be seen as …

Artificial Intelligence

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

10 Of Our Favorite Literary TED Talks From 2015

We adore a good literary TED Talk around here on the Riot. 2015 gave us fascinating talks about poetry in prisons, book cover design, the StoryCorps …

Books

This Hilarious TED Talk Demonstrates Every Bad Meeting You've Ever Attended | Inc.com

You've just come into work. As you're getting set up for the day, a co-worker comes in and proceeds to walk out with your chair, without saying a word. No comments on why he needs it, or if and when he's going to bring it back. Just up and out.<p>How would you react?<p>That's how David Grady begins his …

TED Talks

Space Junk Forces Space Station Crew to Seek Shelter

A chunk of space debris traveling more than eight miles per second forced three crew members aboard the International Space Station to seek emergency …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

5 Quick Tips for Getting High-Quality LinkedIn Recommendations [+ Email Template]

Discover tips on how to gain a competitive advantage by earning personalized, persuasive LinkedIn recommendations.

LinkedIn

12 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read

Here are the 3 high-tech vehicles vying to replace the Humvee

Earlier this year, the US Army announced the three finalists for the massive contract to replace the iconic Humvee, which has been in service for almost three decades.<p>Oshkosh Corporation, defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and Humvee-maker AM General each delivered 22 prototypes of their Joint …

6. The Other Wonder Man

We've already been over DC's somewhat spurious lawsuit against Wonder Man as a copy of Superman, but not its legal action against Wonder Man as a …

Most discussions on climate change ignore these 10 basic facts about human nature

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Grist</i><i>.</i><p>I’ve spent nearly a decade thinking about why people get stuck on climate change: stuck in debates, denial, what looks like indifference, and the awful discomfort that comes with the question, "But what can I do?"<p>In search of answers, I’ve interviewed dozens of experts …