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11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crusade to Save the World

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio’s parents hung a painting above his crib in the grotty 1970s East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles when he was a baby. …

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

The first thing you notice at Donald Trump’s rallies is the confidence. Amateur psychologists have wishfully diagnosed him from afar as insecure, but …

Fact-checking the 10th GOP debate

By Glenn Kessler and<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>CNN aired the 10th GOP presidential debate on Feb. 25, a prime-time event starring …

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16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

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5 Things HR Wishes You Knew About Salary Negotiation

Prove you're worth the salary you want.<p>Negotiating pay can be difficult when you take a new job at an organization, and it continues to be a …

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

In an unassuming research lab, Volkswagen is solving problems that Tesla and Google haven’t come close to cracking.<p>We were rolling eastward across the San Mateo Bridge in an Audi A7 at a dutiful 55 miles per hour, and I was riding shotgun accompanied by two of the car’s engineers. With a sticker …

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucuses

Even in America’s convoluted political system, the Iowa caucuses stand out as being mysterious to the average non-Iowan.<p>But with the Hawkeye State …

The Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers Who Have Been Written Out of Christianity’s Early History

The rebels of early Christianity, like Melania, Paula, Susan and that guy Jerome. (All Illustrations: Matt Lubchansky)<p>I. From Silk Robes to Hairshirts<p>…

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Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

By Matt McFarland<p>Matt McFarland<p>Bio Follow<p>How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to …

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A reading list to expand your mind

This year, we published stories that enlightened, moved and excited us. The BBC Future team share their personal favourites.<p><i>David Robson – Writer</i><p>My pick: How your eyes trick your mind<p>It's been a privilege to see my stories appear alongside the work of some really talented writers this year. Tom …

10 Marketing Tactics to Plan for in 2016

I reached out to a few key influencers in marketing to learn more about what they're preparing for in the new year and here's what they had to say.<p>With so many articles, guides, and research findings from companies about upcoming trends and best practices, it can be challenging for marketing …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015

It may be hard to believe, but podcasts turn 10 years old this year. The podcast first took off back in 2005, when Apple added them to iTunes.<p>Today’s …

How to Listen to Podcasts: A Guide That Still Has to Be Written in 2015

With lots of GIFs and pictures.<p>To<p>stealadapt a line from <b>Re/code’s</b> co-founder Walt Mossberg: Podcasts are just too hard to listen to, and it isn’t your fault.<p>And that’s a shame, both because it’s <i>almost 2016</i> and because podcasts are great (I may be a little biased). Plus, they’re free, which makes the …

As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories

New York City amasses data on habits, health and security of its citizens to cope with spiraling growth<p>NEW YORK—Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training his lens on the …

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Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

By Elahe Izadi<p>Elahe Izadi<p>Pop culture writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've …

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The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama | Thomas Meaney

Military strategist, classical scholar, cattle rancher – and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama. Just who is Edward Luttwak? And why do very powerful people pay vast sums for his advice?<p>People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests. The prime minister of Kazakhstan …

13 of the Worst Mistakes You Can Make at Your Office Holiday Party

Even though it's a time to celebrate, don't forget that you're still going to a business event.<p>'Tis the season for office holiday parties, which can be fun and festive if everyone is on their best behavior --or disastrous when too many people decide to let loose.<p>Unfortunately, the latter happens …

Celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday: Pictures