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I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Entrepreneurship

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

Donald Trump

Man who was raised by wolves in a cave admits he's disappointed with human life

A man who was raised by wolves in a cave for 12 years has admitted that he feels disappointed with human life.<p>Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja was dubbed the …

Monkeys

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

12 Craigslist alternatives to sell stuff, find a job, or get laid

The scary part about loving something is that you must eventually let it go.<p>The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist …

Employment

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Black Holes

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

A boy was decapitated on a waterslide. Now the ride’s ‘visionary’ creator faces a murder charge.

In the years before he opened the world’s tallest waterslide — a 17-story record-setter that towered over a Kansas amusement park — people in the industry called Jeff Henry a visionary.<p>Now, after a child was decapitated on Henry’s Verrückt ride and investigators say they found signs of rushed …

Crime

Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in human history'

<i>This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

Middle-class

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’

The Pences’ publisher blasted Oliver for politicizing their children’s book. We’ve read Oliver’s version. It is political, but its love-is-love …

Stop Waiting for the Singularity. It Started 200 Years Ago.

In recent years a bunch of technologists have pushed a once fringe idea into the mainstream. That idea is the Singularity.<p>For most in Silicon Valley …

Singularity

21 ‘Harmless’ Comments People Heard Growing Up That Affect Their Mental Health Now

When I was growing up, one of my mother’s “catchphrases” was, “I carried you in my womb for nine months, so I think you can do this one thing for …

A new AI-powered app transcribes your conversations in real-time

Transcription on the Go<p>If you have to deal with transcribing interviews as part of your daily work (like we do), you’ll find a welcome partner in a …

Defying the Odds, Kellyanne Conway Steps Back and Hangs On

WASHINGTON — A year ago, few “on the outside” — a phrase perhaps tellingly favored in the Trump White House — would have guessed that Kellyanne Conway would be the one hanging on as other high-profile aides pull their rip cords.<p>A year ago, Ms. Conway, the president’s counselor, told Americans of …

Donald Trump

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Consciousness

Human intelligence can’t be transferred to machines

<i>This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i><p>Technologists across the world have frantically embarked on the quest to create a new species in our own image — general artificial intelligence with superior computational brain power. But we are only just …

Singularity

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

This Map Shows the Average Income in Every State—and What It's Really Worth

Geography can transform a paycheck. That is: How much your wages are actually worth depends largely on where you live.<p>On some level, everyone …

Demographics

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking

It's time for you to look up at the sky more often.<p>If you did, you might catch a volutus, or roll cloud, which looks like a tube that appears to be …

World Meteorological Organization

Of course Snoop Dogg has no time for Donald Trump's weird tweets

Here's an actual sentence: at long last, Snoop Dogg has responded to an angry tweet from the president of the United States.<p>The rapper became the …

Bush Talks Trump, Describes 'Pretty Ugly' Political Climate In Pair Of Interviews

It started out a simple, human interest story featuring a former president and his post-White House hobby — painting watercolors of world leaders, and now, portraits of American soldiers, wounded during military service.<p>But before long, that president, George W. Bush, made real news by doing …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK could be moved from London to the Midlands

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK could be moved from London to the Midlands, it has been reported.<p>The change of location is apparently being …

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …

Neurophilosophy

Flecks of "solar glitter" can make almost anything solar powered

A solar technology invented years ago at Sandia National Laboratories has gotten a step closer to being on the market and that should make you pretty …

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he was barely even known when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed us his calm, unpretentious genius<p>Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a …

Art

Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

Our Impending War With China

A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the global credibility of the United States is imminent. Only vocal citizen opposition to the war communicated to the Congress and the White House can prevent our self-ruination. It happened in 2013 to prevent President Barack Obama from another …

Geopolitics

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Emotional Intelligence