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10 reasons why the 'new gasoline' might overtake crude oil

The reality that is actually taking shape right now is neither sci-fi, nor horror. It's the reality of billons of electronic devices and millions of electric vehicles all fueled by lithium-ion batteries. In this reality, lithium will be king.<p>Leaving consumer electronics aside, by far the biggest …

This simple chart illustrates the frightening force driving the economy

Grant Williams, the author of the widely-read financial publication “Things That Make You Go Hmmm” and co-founder of Real Vision Television, says …

Wordsmith for Excel turns your charts into reports on-the-fly

You might not have heard of Automated Insights before, but chances are you’ve probably seen what its software can do.<p>The company has developed Wordsmith, which is essentially AI that can write human-sounding reports from raw numerical data, such as financial reports and sales forecasts. It’s …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

I flew on an all-business-class airline I had never heard of, and it was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had

And this was the only big trip most of us would be taking this year, so we were willing to spend a bit more.<p>The next day, he sent over a few options. We could fly economy from New York to Heathrow for about $800 per person, premium economy for $1,500, or business class on a big-name airline for …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Creativity

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

This tiny transformable home puts all others to shame

Engineering meets interior design<p>If you’ve ever lived in a big city like New York, Paris, or Tokyo then you understand the compromise you make regarding space. After looking at rents you quickly give up dreams of having a guest bedroom, a full-sized kitchen with large American fridge, a bathtub, a …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

What’s the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

<b>By Deepak Chopra, MD</b><p><b>The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose</b> …

Consciousness

Doing Is the Best Way of Thinking

A while ago I traveled to Nepal to trek in the Himalayas, and to learn a bit more about myself and about the world from Buddhist spiritual teachers. As the night embraced the highest peaks in the world, I walked through the gates of a modern Buddhist monastery. Pale yellow lights shimmered from the …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

Millennials are finally leaving their parents' basements

It’s no fun being young.<p>That’s a conclusion you can easily draw from a trove of Census data released this week, which showed that while 18 to 34 year …

New Dimensions: 10 Amazing Things Printed In 3D

<i>Jordan Forrest is a freelance writer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Using a machine to print an object from scratch may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but the concept has actually been around for more than 30 years. As …

Comparison Site FindTheBest Adds Real Estate Data To Help Home Buyers

FindTheBest, a site where users can find data-driven comparisons of everything from smartphones to colleges, is getting a facelift today, along with a new comparison category — homes.<p>Alex Rosenberg, who leads the company’s new products team, told me he was initially hesitant about getting involved …