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YAHOO'S MARISSA MAYER: 'I Feel Really Badly' About Oversleeping

Mayer reportedly showed up 90 minutes late for that dinner, and according to a tipster who emailed us details of the events, Mayer told attendees, "I'm sorry, I fell asleep."<p>Here's what our tipster had to say about that night:<p>Yahoo had scheduled a very intimate dinner with the giant ad agency IPG. …

Databricks adds on $33M and rolls out a Spark cloud service for analyzing data

Databricks, a startup that provides support for the popular open-source Apache Spark project, will keep pushing the technology for speedily analyzing lots of data and releasing new products based on it, thanks to a new funding round.<p>The startup announced the fresh $33 million this morning and also …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

Colbert to succeed Letterman as host of 'The Late Show'

Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show," CBS announced Thursday, one week after Letterman told his audience that he would retire sometime in 2015.<p>CBS said Colbert had signed a five-year contract to helm the iconic late-night broadcast.<p>Colbert, 49, has been the host …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History's Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

The Upshot, Vox and FiveThirtyEight: data journalism's golden age, or TMI?

In data, as in journalism, one is an example, two's a coincidence, and three is a trend – and so as today marks the launch of the third new US data-driven journalism site in about a month, it's probably a good time to look at the state of the enterprise.<p>The new kid on the block is The Upshot, a …

Billions to Treasury Could Dry Up

The Federal Reserve has given billions of dollars in recent years to the taxpayer. But that river of cash could be drying up.<p>A report released late …

2014 World Cup Predictions

FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup forecasting model uses ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI) — a system that combines game- and player-based ratings to …

A Chart For Predicting Penalty-Shootout Odds in Real Time

<i>If you’ve come here during a penalty shootout, scroll down for some cool charts. The next several paragraphs explain our methodology in some …

Does Tennis Need a Shot Clock?

Tennis players are allowed to take 20 seconds before serving at Wimbledon, as they are in all Grand Slam tournaments. Some players think it’s time …