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The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

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You can now control your Android phone from Windows 10 (with a little tinkering)

Why is it we still can’t control our smartphones with our computers? It’s 2015, guys – this should be an added feature, but the differences in platforms slows things down a bit. With the upgrade to Windows 10 spreading and introducing Cortana, though, it is now possible to send commands to your …

5 less-than-flattering traits that can make startup founders great

It’s 2015. Have you founded your startup yet? If not, it may be time to join the club. With 50 technology startups launching each day in Beijing alone, it’s clear that it’s past time to jump on the bandwagon. Accelerators, incubators, and VC funds splash around so much cash that it’s no longer …

Forget the Ashley Madison or Sony hacks – a crippling cyberattack is imminent in the US

Instead of mobilising a national defence against cyberattacks, we want a toaster that communicates with the washing machine over the internet<p>Computer experts have long warned about a catastrophic cyber-attack in the US, a sort of Web 3.0 version of 9/11 that would wreak enormous damage throughout …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

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17 Ways to Spend a Summer Crafternoon

Begin with the very shoes on your feet! Add some DIY charm to the most necessary summer shoes.

Pope Francis: not having children is selfish

Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.<p>“A society …

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7 top stocks to buy for 2015

Need a reason to invest in stocks? How about the beginning of a new year.<p>To help you find solid stock ideas we asked Motley Fool contributors covering technology and consumer goods stocks to talk about top stocks for 2015.<p><b>1. Ashraf Eassa likes Qualcomm</b>: It's hard not to be pleased with the …

Is 'Follow Your Passion' A Good Idea Or Dumb Advice?

We’ve long heard the platitude of “follow your passion” when considering a career choice, but is this really the best advice? Should we really be following our passion? I’m a big fan of Mike Rowe (the host of Dirty Jobs) because he has a lot of non-conventional ideas about work, specifically his …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

These videos prove that music and science can (usually) mix

Wondering how NASA could make a clever yet groan-inducing music video like "All About That Space?" Really, it's just carrying on a tradition of producing science-themed tunes. A lot of them are cheesy covers -- we've seen scientific riffs on Adele and Psy, among others -- while others remind you …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

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How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

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100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

4 Signs You're About To Fail

Recently after a speaking engagement (where I spoke about using online tools and social media to build your brand and become an “e-lebrity” – yep, that’s a real term we use), I was invited to stick around to hear the event’s closing remarks from co-founder of Camp Gladiator, Jeff Davidson.<p>In the …

One weird trick to beat the password thieves: stop worrying so much

If you still needed convincing that passwords are utterly broken as a system of online security, reports of the largest password theft in history ought to settle the matter. According to the New York Times, a Russian crime ring has obtained 1.2bn username and password combinations and more than …

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …