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She Created Netflix’s Culture And It Ultimately Got Her Fired

Patty McCord created Netflix’s revolutionary culture, treating employees “like fully formed adults,” but did that culture force her out?<p>During her 14 years at Netflix, Patty McCord kept a head-down approach, isolating herself within Netflix’s walls, to eventually come up with the brilliant 124-page …

The Workplace

How Exercise Makes You Smarter, Happier, and Less Stressed

'Exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin,' says a Harvard researcher, describing the amazing effects of fitness on the brain.<p>Being nagged about exercise isn't fun or motivating. Plus, it's cold out there in a lot of America. So how can you convince yourself to do …

Hunter Gatherers

Combining these 2 theories could give us an actual 'theory of everything’

In the last few decades, researchers have pursued the problem in two separate programs — string theory and loop quantum gravity — that are widely considered incompatible by their practitioners.<p>But now some scientists argue that joining forces is the way forward.<p>Among the attempts to unify quantum …

29 delightful retro gadgets that will make you nostalgic for old-school technology

"I used to have countless gadgets and toys that made blips and bleeps, and recorded them with a little Fisher Price toy cassette recorder," he tells Business Insider. "Later, in my early teen years, I really got into video games, synthesizers, and music in general."<p>Sebastian has turned that passion …

11 essential tips for anyone who wants to start looking and feeling healthier now

Part of the problem could be that you've fallen for some fitness myths that are doing more harm than good.<p>But despite all the myths out there, there are also some easy, no-frills ways to make your workouts as efficient as possible. Use these and you'll start to see your hard work pay off:

6 NASA Technologies We Use Every Day

By: <i>Joe McGauley</i><p>@jwmcgauley<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons/NASA</i><p>The Apollo missions were not only impressive for the fact that, you know, we succeeded in putting a man on the moon, but also because the push to reach it kickstarted a prolific era of innovation. It hasn't yet come to a halt as we continue to …

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

F1 2016: Rules and Trends

With the 2016 car launches just days away, let’s look at some of the likely changes and trends to keep an eye out for as launches and testing …

Kale-and-Shiitake Fried Rice

This comforting, vegetable-packed rice is infused with ginger. It’s best made with day-old rice to absorb all the flavorings. <b>Slideshow:</b> One-Bowl Rice …

12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

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Urban Culture

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Celebrate Valentine’s Day medieval style: By judging other people with your friends

As a kid, I thought Valentine’s Day was a chore. My elementary school required us to make cards “for everyone or no one.” Invariably, my sister and I spent the evening of February 13 at the dinner table, struggling to write personalized notes to every one of our three-dozen classmates.<p>We were not …

Relationships

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Jet Lag

Ancient Greek manuscript reveal Roman life lessons

Newly released textbooks reveal how lessons in everything from negotiating a good price at the market to how to deal with a drunk relative<p>From navigating the etiquette of public baths to managing a relative who had glugged too much wine, life in the Roman Empire was a complicated business.<p>But newly …

Textbooks

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Sweet Vintage Space Posters

This beautiful calendar was intended for internal use, but you can download it in high resolution for free.<p>Just like every other kid interested in the cosmos, my childhood bedroom ceiling was covered in luminous stars and planets. If the light had just turned, they'd burn on; I spent my nights …

Posters

The quake-maker you've never heard of: Cascadia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mother Earth slowly reveals her secrets, and this time, it's a fault line deep in the belly of the planet.<p>Its name is a whopper: The Cascadia subduction zone.<p>Its gargantuan size and potential power amaze earthquake experts, who say it could cause the worst natural disaster in the history of …

What to Do With Pizza Dough (Besides Make Pizza)

You can do a lot more with pizza dough than make pizza. Check out these recipes for stromboli, flatbreads, and more.<p><b>Pizza isn't the only game</b> that pizza dough can play. From flatbread to stromboli, here are all of the glorious things you can make with it.

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

Astronomers now have a way to rank the likelihood of life on other planets — and Earth's score isn't what you might expect

The Kepler Spacecraft is focused on a tiny patch of sky in our Milky Way galaxy, hoping to detect planets as they transit in front of their stars.<p>But if alien astronomers are doing the same, and detect Earth transiting in front of the Sun, how habitable would Earth appear?<p>You might think, because, …

Morocco Has Turned on the First Part of the World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

It's still got room to grow.<p>The Noor complex—a massive solar farm outside of Ouarzazate, Morocco, that covers over 1,000 acres—will be the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world when it is completed in 2018. When completed, the $3.9 billion solar power plant is expected to produce …

A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall

A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The long subway ride from DC's airport to Silver Spring was unusually pleasant. It had been about an hour …

32 Must-Follow Food and Nutrition Blogs

Choosing which food blogs to follow can be overwhelming. Scrolling through all those recipes and mouthwatering photos would take eons. And …

Healthy Eating

The Secret To Increasing Retirement Income That Your Advisor Won't Tell You About

The rarely used, hidden investment class that can make a major difference in the amount of money you put in your pocket each month happens to be individual stocks. There are two shocking reasons many advisors don’t use or talk about them with clients.<p>The first is because they can’t. Many financial …

Investing

Make-Ahead Lunch Recipes — Avoid That Afternoon Slump!

You know the afternoon slump — when we find ourselves so overcome by drowsiness that we want to crawl under our desk and nap? Well, we are likely making it worse with poor lunch choices. That tired sandwich shop and fat-laden salad bar, which seem like healthy places on the surface, aren’t really …

Winning personality: The advantages of being an ambivert

It often feels like everyone must belong to one of two groups: extroverts or introverts. The extroverts are brash, outgoing and impulsive; while the introverts are introspective, quiet and reserved.<p>But some people don’t fit into just one of these categories. One night, happy hour seems like the …

Behavioral Sciences

It seems life really does have a vital spark: quantum mechanics

<b>For centuries philosophers have grappled with the question of what makes life, and thanks to the science of quantum mechanics we might just have the</b> …

Quantum Mechanics