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These Baristas Are Refusing to Make Coffee with Low Fat Milk and Customers Are Pissed

A New Zealand cafe has been criticised after announcing that it will only serve coffee with whole milk. Co-owner Stephen Mateer explained: “We think [skim milk] builds an inferior match with the product that we roast.”<p>Ordering coffee is an enjoyable experience: the smell of roasting beans, the …

Coffee

Nate Silver Could Be Dead Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I believe in the use of statistics and data analysis to predict outcomes, make decisions or change minds. The goal of data analysis is to provide an educated guess at what could be an outcome or what is the best decision. Data analysis is very useful in most cases …

Researcher Says Discovery in Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Queen Could Be a Present-Day Warning

One archaeologist believes that artifacts gleaned from the recently discovered tomb of Egyptian queen Khentkaus III may foreshadow an impending cycle of doom and destruction for people today.<p>Professor Miroslav Barta, project leader for the Czech Institute of Egyptology’s archaeological analysis of …

Ancient History

Study: Stubborn Kids Are More Likely to Be Successful

Your kids' stubbornness might drive you crazy, but research shows it'll probably help them succeed in life.<p>Parenting stubborn kids can be, um.... challenging. When you're trying to explain to your toddler for the umpteenth time why socks are necessary in winter or convince your preschooler that …

Parenting

Canadian dollar rises to nearly 4-week high, shows resilience as oil prices tumble | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar rose to a nearly four-week high against a weaker U.S. counterpart on Monday, as resilience seen at the end of January carried over to the new month even as crude oil prices plunged.<p>A Canadian dollar coin, commonly known as the "Loonie", is pictured in this …

Oil

As Big Companies Move Email to the Cloud, Microsoft Shows Strength

Here’s a news flash: Microsoft, the company that dominated big corporate email systems in the pre-cloud era, has a healthy start in the cloud epoch, …

Amazon Web Services

11 Million Pages of CIA Files May Soon Be Shared By This Kickstarter

"Information doesn't do any good if it's hidden away in a locked file cabinet."<p>Millions of pages of CIA documents are stored in Room 3000. The CIA Records Search Tool (CREST), the agency's database of declassified intelligence files, is only accessible via four computers in the National Archives …

Surveillance

California Coast in Peril - Why you should care a whole lot about a raging Coastal Commission controversy

Years and years from now, when our children look at photos of pristine Central and Northern California beaches from the ’00s, turn to us and ask,</i> …

California

I'm Finally Breaking Up With Richard Dawkins

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm done with Richard Dawkins. As a teenager, the brilliant scientist was among the first to break through my bubble of petty fundamentalism and push me to think critically about the superstitions that envelope our cultures. I miss that guy and have no idea …

A Google exec shares the 4 biggest leadership lessons he's learned throughout his career

In a recent interview with the The New York Times' Adam Bryant, Amit Singh, president of Google for Work, shared some of the biggest lessons he learned early in his career.<p>Here are four of them:

Leadership

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Self-help

Mortgages boom as interest rates fall to record lows

Buyers and remortgagers kept borrowing apace despite December's traditional reputation as a quiet month<p>Mortgage lending boomed through to the end of 2015, barely slowing down even in the traditionally quieter month of December, the Bank of England has said.<p>Banks and building societies lent £18bn in …

Economics

Leonardo DiCaprio Saw Climate Change Firsthand While Filming 'The Revenant'

Filmmaking

Japan Deploys Patriot Missiles in Downtown Tokyo

The move is in reaction to an anticipated North Korean missile launch.<p>Japan's Self Defense Forces deployed a Patriot missile launcher in downtown Tokyo over the weekend, as North Korea reportedly gears up for a missile launch. The launcher, deployed among a maze of high-rise office buildings and …

Controversial Russian cartoons show Putin's enemies violently killed

Russia has released a series of bizarre cartoons showing Vladimir Putin’s political rivals being brutally killed.<p>The clips show well known political figures meeting their grisly ends after being accused of crimes such as corruption and abuse of office.<p>Incredibly, the animations were released by the …

Netflix's newest comedy is The Characters, and it looks super weird

The sketch comedy collection premieres on March 11th<p>Are you excited by the prospect of young comedians being given total creative freedom and access to Netflix's coffers? That's the promise of <i>Netflix Presents: The Characters</i>, the booming streaming service's newest piece of original programming. …

TV

IBM is ditching its contentious employee review system for one that employees asked for

It is ditching its 10-year-old system and using a new one crafted in conjunction with the employees themselves, IBM's chief human resource officer Diane Gherson told Fortune, and IBM also told Business Insider.<p>IBM's old performance review system was somewhat notorious.<p>It was your classic annual …

Employment

Artist retreat north of the Arctic Circle clad in "pickled" wood for durability

The world's northernmost artist retreat is designed to let guests sink into their deepest selves, but what good would that be if they didn't have a …

3D Touch Opens A New Dimension Of User Interaction

Craig Tashman Contributor<p>Craig Tashman is the founder and CEO of LiquidText.<p>We spend so much time touching our devices — but what if they could touch us back? Apple’s recent leaps with 3D Touch technology show that this could soon be a reality. Feel a surface texture, communicate with braille, even …

3D Printing

Dreamy Spanish Flat Spotlights Tiled Vaults, Modernist Decor

It's not every day you see a home sporting <b>Catalan tile vaults</b> paired with tasteful modernist furniture, so this renovated pad in Barcelona caught our eye in the best way. The three-month renovation for the 1,500-square-foot abode, completed by architects Campos Hernansaez and interior design firm</b> …

Chune Talkin' To Me?

This winsome widget might provide the seamless, socially interactive music experiences we've always wanted. Tap the Chune with your bluetooth …

Music Streaming
Innovation

Are You Suffering From Text Neck?

Is your smart phone secretly damaging your spine? Recent research suggests that this is in fact the case. Text neck is affecting more and more people (especially teens), causing a multitude of problems including neck pain caused by adopting a posture that in turn removes the neck's natural …

Ergonomics