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A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

How Microsoft built the world’s most powerful game console

An inside look at the development of the Xbox One X, and what it means for the future of console gaming<p>When designer Bryan Sparks explains the inspiration for the look and feel of the modern Xbox, he says he and his team went back to 1968, when a certain landmark Stanley Kubrick film hit theaters …

Nearly one-third of all Americans struggle to make ends meet

The research, which took place last year, asked respondents 10 questions that were answered on a scale of 0 to 100. About one-third of Americans had financial well-being scores of 50 or below, meaning they have a high probability of not being able to make ends meet. A similar number of Americans …

Bernie Sanders claims the world’s six wealthiest people have as much wealth as half the global population

<i>“There is no moral or economic justification for the six wealthiest people in the world having as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population, 3.7 billion people.”</i><p><b>— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), remarks during a speech at Westminster College, Sept. 21, 2017</b><p>Economic inequality in the …

Income Inequality

Why You Should Stop Eating Microwave Popcorn

You might want to know this before your next Netflix & chill.<p>January 12, 2016<p>Growing up, microwave popcorn was a ritual during Friday night movie …

Coldplay's new music video features famed Charlie Chaplin monologue

Coldplay debuted the music video for “A Head Full of Dreams,” the title track from their latest album, on Friday. Filmed in Mexico City in April, the …

5 Reasons To Visit Barcelona

<i>There are some cities in Europe you can keep visiting again and again. Today, TPG International Contributor Lori Zaino shares why you should plan a</i> …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

The robots Japan enlisted to clean up Fukushima have been destroyed from radiation exposure

Five years after their deployment to the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown, the remote-controlled robots have "died" a mechanical death. Truly, there's no such thing as immortality.<p>The remote-controlled automatons were intended to swim through cooling pools to collect and …

Single Malt Scotch Prices Are Skyrocketing As Global Supply Runs Out

Here's what that means for you.<p>Scotch lovers, you'd better stock up: There's a global shortage of age-labeled single malt Scotch whisky, and prices are going up.<p>CNN Money reports that because Scotches are legally required to age for three years, demand is now outpacing supply. It gets worse: The …

Single Malt Whisky

India to study mergers of state-run banks in efficiency push | Reuters

GURGAON, India (Reuters) - India will consider merging some of its more than two dozen state-run banks, the finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks to improve efficiency at the ailing lenders that dominate the nation’s banking sector.<p>India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley smiles …

Mergers & Acquisitions

From heartthrob to Hollywood heavyweight, Leo DiCaprio is Oscar-bound

(Reuters) - In a rollercoaster movie awards season with no clear favorite in the Oscars best picture race, there is one sure bet - Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the world's biggest celebrities, will finally take home the best actor statuette on Sunday.<p>DiCaprio's fifth acting Oscar nomination, for his …

Wall Street

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

World History