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Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates

'Follow your passion' won't always cut it.<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes …

What Your Dreams REALLY Mean — 6 Common Signs

There are few things more mysterious than our own dreams.<p>Scientists have learned a lot over the years about what's happening in our brains, …

Consciousness

‘Love jihad’ in India and one man’s quest to prevent it

Vijaykant Chauhan believes that, all over India, gangs of Muslims are seducing Hindu women and forcing them to convert to Islam – and he’s made it his mission to stop them. <b>Aman Sethi</b> reports on India’s rising religious tensions<p>Every few days, Vijaykant Chauhan WhatsApps me a photograph of himself. …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

Research

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

From Giza to Vegas: Our Favorite Pyramid Pictures From Around the World

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar,Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Hinduism,Religion,World news,Steve Jobs,Technology,Christopher Nolan<p>From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Men's Style: 10 Quick And Painless New Year's Style Resolutions

New Year's resolutions are so clichᅢᄅ, I almost can't stand writing about them. So this year I'm here to help boost you up with some totally doable style-related resolutions that will require very little of your time.<p>New Year's resolutions are so clichᅢᄅ, I almost can't stand writing about them. …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Why Tech Companies Love The City So Much

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google plans to rent space in what used to be a marine terminal on the shore of the Hudson River. It didn't say when exactly Google's new office will open, as it's still in early discussions.<p>The move is a clear sign of tech companies aggressively expanding in …

San Francisco

Using Your Phone Is Changing Your Brain

By: Bahar Gholipour<p>Published: 12/24/2014 09:13 AM EST on LiveScience<p>All that texting is changing your brain.<p>A new study shows that the delicate, repetitive finger movements that people use on their smartphone's touch screen result in a change in the brain's sensory-processing area.<p>The findings …

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Trading in or selling your old mobile device? Wipe it the right way to reduce the risk of personal data falling into the wrong hands.<p>Remember that no method apart from physically destroying the device and its storage is 100 percent foolproof -- data may still be recoverable with the right …

Windows Phone

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

Top 22 Most Hilarious Art and Photo Projects of 2014

It's been a good year for funny art and photo projects. Creatives, you made us laugh with your sly Photoshop tricks, and you made us double over with laughter with your cute and clever comics. That's why we're looking back on the year and picking out our 22 most hilarious projects. Though you may …

7 Scientific Truths About Christmas, Santa, And Reindeer

We won't spoil the ending (and answer) for you, but we will point out several interesting holiday-related things we learned from the video.

Reindeer

President Obama Made One Of History's Greatest Stock Market Calls In March 2009

Barack Obama is having a pretty good month. On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted in favor to uphold the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.<p>You could argue that he's having a pretty good presidency overall. On comedian Marc Maron's podcast on Monday, he listed a bunch of things he accomplished while …

Stock Markets

The Most Overpaid And Underpaid CEOs In Tech

Which tech CEOs are actually the highest paid and lowest paid according to that standard? We turned to Robin Ferracone, a compensation expert who wrote the book on fair pay (author of "Fair Pay, Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay") and asked her. Ferracone is CEO of executive …

Compensation

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honour the very best of animated GIF …