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If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but …

Why 2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year

In <i>The Dynamo and the Computer</i>, economist Paul David explains that although electricity became widely available in the late 19th century, its major effects weren’t seen until 30 years later. More recently, Robert Gordon’s new book, The <i>Rise and Fall of American Growth</i> showed that by the 1940’s the …

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Psychology suggests that when someone calls you the wrong name, it’s because they love you

Many of us have been called the wrong name by a parent, have confused the names of our closest friends, or, most cringingly, called our new beau by the name of an ex. It’s such a common awkward moment between loved ones that it has become an entertainment trope: Ross calls Emily the wrong name at …

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Here's Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein

Starting with: WTF is it and what does it actually do?

What Every Barber Needs to Know About Opening an Independent Barbershop

For many barbers, opening an independent barbershop is the ultimate goal. This is the time when you can express your creative talent as a completely …

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Ch-ch-ch-changes at Oracle's Cloud Group

Peter Magnusson, the engineering exec who joined Oracle with considerable hoopla in 2014 to direct that company’s push into public cloud services, is …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Prepare Yourself for the Age of 'Superaging'

As lifespans continue to get longer it’s becoming more important than ever to understand how humanity will maintain its mental capabilities in old …

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever | Inc.com

It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest task, or the one you'll enjoy the most. It's not even the task that's most pressing.<p>…

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The Only Way to Stay in Love

Most of us have experienced this scenario. Someone, perhaps a friend or relative, is venting to us about their partner. They're registering an endless list of complaints and qualities their partner has that drive them crazy. They tell stories of shouting, insulting, accusing, and stonewalling. Yet, …

The Remarkable 1-Minute Confidence Boost Based on Science | Inc.com

Need a quick confidence boost? If you've ever found yourself in a stressful situation where you were unsure of yourself or your own capabilities, then the answer is probably yes. The good news is that there is something you can do right now to boost your confidence, and if you do it repeatedly, …

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

This Is the Best Time of Day to Schedule a Big Presentation, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Does your life have defined patterns?<p>Do you have a work o'clock, a wine o'clock and a third-glass-of-port o'clock?<p>The body is a strange thing.<p>Which is why researchers have spent quite some time …

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8 Affordable Online Marketing Tricks for Startup Businesses

According to research, 9 out of 10 startups are bound to fail. One of the reasons why startup businesses fail is the lack of funds to fuel their …

Infographic: The ultimate beginner’s guide to whiskey

How good is your whiskey knowledge? Check out Drink Heavy‘s guide to find out and then have a whiskey tasting session of your own and see if you can …

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9 chicken wing recipes from Pinterest to win the Super Bowl party

Super Bowl is right around the corner, and if you’re planning a party or attending one, there is no better finger food to serve than crowd-pleasing chicken wings. Take it up a notch and try one of these Pinterest-approved recipes that will be a guaranteed party hit. From sweet to spicy, slow cooker …

Broccoli Beef II Recipe

"A wonderful dish to make at home and it tastes like take-out. Beef strips are quickly marinated and then sauteed with broccoli and mushrooms in a …

We finally found out how BB-8 really works

It is widely agreed that the true breakout star of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is the tiny ball robot, BB-8. His loyalty, sense of humor and just …

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Meet Nadine, the world's most human-like robot

The world's most human-like robot has begun work as a university receptionist as scientists predict the new technology will eventually provide childcare and offer friendship to lonely elderly people.<p>With her soft skin and flowing brunette hair, Nadine does not only meet and greet visitors, smile, …

Will 2015 Be Remembered as the Breakout Year for Transhumanism?

<i>Depiction of a futuristic transhuman city -- Image by Jonas de Ro</i><p>Last year, I wrote that 2014 was a great year for the transhumanism movement. But 2015 was simply incredible -- it might end up being called a breakout year. I'm not yet willing to declare transhumanism as "mainstream," but it's …

The Year We Almost Lived In The Future

In 2015, the future was still in beta.<p>This past September, near the end of one of its marathon keynote events, Apple dimmed the lights to wrap up its presentation with a one-minute ad spot for the iPhone 6S. It’s vintage Apple: breezy, cross-cultural, feel-good, and trying just hard enough, with a …

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The 2015 Best Dish Awards

F&W restaurant editor Kate Krader picks some of her favorite dishes of 2015.<p>It’s that time of year, when you think back on the dishes, places and …

People Are Getting Fat by Overeating ‘Healthy’ Food

<i>Eat less “healthy” food</i> sounds like some sort of Jim Gaffigan farce diet, but amazingly, this is actually what some researchers are proposing. The …

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Want Business Success in 2016? 8 Things You Must Do Now | Inc.com

Are you prepared for success in 2016? We live in a rapidly changing world, and strategies that were successful in years past, such as 2015, may not be good enough in the coming year. Now, before 2016 gets rolling, is a great time to marshal the skills and resources you'll need to stay successful …