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Melinda Gates on diversity in tech, ending malaria, and the problems money can’t solve

“If you [only] have products created by white guys in their 20s, you’re gonna miss the mark.”<p>Melinda Gates is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the United States. With more than $40 billion in assets, the Gates Foundation works …

Ezra Klein

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

The Best Bra for a Backless Dress Is Only $11

I’ll admit that when it comes to needing a strapless or backless bra, I prefer to go braless. So while doing this research for today’s story I had to …

Clothing

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Health Care

A ton of new smartphones were announced last week at CES — here are the 11 to keep an eye on

Some of the top smartphone trends at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) include in-display fingerprint sensors and face-unlock features for devices outside of the high-end tier.<p>Many device makers introduced or announced US availability for their products during the Las Vegas …

Mobile

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Cell Biology

I’m From America, Mr. President. Where Are *You* From?

The president has a problem with diversity. But the government’s issues go far deeper than one ignorant man.<p>“Where are you from?” No, really, where are you <i>from</i>?<p>The president of the United States reportedly asked these questions of an analyst briefing him on the release of a family held hostage in …

National Security

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Disrupt NY

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing | Inc.com

You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one thing--how is the LLC taxed? It seems your friend forgot to mention this part.<p>Understanding LLC taxation can …

Retirement

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager

New research shows an alarming new way to track web users<p>Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton's Center for Information Technology …

Computer Science

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Travel

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Drug Addiction

If the GOP tax plan is so good, why do they lie so much about it?

They ran on a middle-class tax cut. They’re delivering the opposite.<p>In politics pretty much everyone shades the truth and engages in some convenient spin now and again. But if you saw a candidate standing on a dais pointing at his pet dog and telling you it was a cat, you’d think something pretty …

Middle-class
Economics
Income Inequality

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Self-improvement

Neural network gives your phone 'DSLR-quality' photos

You can buy a Pixel phone if you want AI to enhance your photos every time you press the shutter button, and services like Google Photos use AI for minor fixes and clever effects. But what if you wish your photos looked like they were taken with a much better camera? Scientists might have an …

Mobile Photography

13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You might wonder how there can possibly be so many different smartphones worth buying.<p>Well, believe it, because each phone here is a great choice. It was a big struggle to figure out how to rank them all.<p>And it's only going to get harder. This list doesn't include phones we haven't reviewed yet, …

Mobile Technology

Boys aren’t learning how to handle rejection, with dangerous consequences

Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of examples of men displaying their inability to accept a woman telling them “no” and move on.<p>These range from the creepy: the man who won’t stop playing the piano in the park until his girlfriend of four months takes him back, to the deadly: the Texas man …

The Quickest Way to Get Rid of Belly Bloat

A bloated belly can sabotage the best-laid plans—and your mood—like no other. What do you do when you're supposed to be somewhere, <i>in</i> something (you …

If You Only Master One Pasta Recipe, This Should Be It

Few meals epitomize "comfort food" more than a bowl of fresh, steaming pasta drizzled in homemade sauce and topped with shavings of Parmesan. While …

Italian Food

KQED

I am a Vietnamese American, a refugee, and I grew up learning about the Vietnam War the same way most people do here: through movies like <i>Platoon</i> and</i> …

Planning a Civil Rights Road Trip through the South

Stepping away from the lunch counter, my heads were shaking and tears were welling up in my eyes. I glanced over at Hannah, who at thirteen was just …

Black History

An absolutely maddening exchange between Sarah Sanders and the media

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Tuesday, amid chiding reporters for lacking a sense of humor about something that was not a joke, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had the following exchange with One America News Network's Trey Yingst:<p><b>Yingst</b>: "And I have one quick follow-up, Sarah, on taxes. The …

Sarah Sanders