Helen Robinson

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Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The purpose of memory might not be to record everything<p>Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.<p>So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal <i>Neuron</i>. The argument is that …

20-Minutes-or-Less Meals

No time to cook after work? Your whole family with be thanking you after you whip up one of these quick and easy meals. Half the wait but just as …

Cooking

Skedaddle Wants to be Uber for Group Road Trips

"Right now it’s very impersonal to get on a bus."<p>With 11,000 pink-hat wearing passengers on board for the Women’s March in Washington DC in January, …

Six days, six national parks: Four college kids cram into an old car for a whirlwind photography road trip

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12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered dietitians.

Here Are 21 Signs Your Company Has Made It

Starting up your own company is just the beginning of an incredible journey.<p>Is starting your own company worth it? Definitely!<p>Usually, it doesn't work. More startups fail than succeed. Only a small percentage of startups will become unicorns--the rest will be donkeys.<p>But when you do achieve …

All Signs Point to a Corporate Takeover of the Marijuana Industry by Bayer, Monsanto

Following months of negotiations and various offers, Germany-based Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 …

Agriculture

Cracked but not shattered: 20 women on Clinton's run

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton made it further than any woman ever has on her quest for the presidency, but she wasn't able to crack that "highest, hardest glass ceiling."<p>CNN Opinion asked women who lead in their fields -- actors, athletes, scientists, businesswomen, activists, philanthropists and heads …

Hillary Clinton

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"They …

Success

Happiness Can Be an On-Demand App

I’ve been to two big gatherings of on-demand workers -- the service-providers available through the apps of companies such as Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit …

WHO Says Monsanto Roundup Ingredient Is 'Probably Carcinogenic.' Are They Right?

An ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer – glyphosate – is “probably carcinogenic,” according to a new decision by the World Health Organization yesterday. The decision was laid out in a new analysis in <i>The Lancet Oncology,</i> and published on the WHO’s International Agency for Research on …

Glyphosate

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.<p>In the current era of digital business management; social media, project management, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Health<p>According to an ophthalmologist.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

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

Watch the Robots Shipping Your Amazon Order This Holiday

Across the country, laborers are hard at work lifting 700-pound shelves full of multivolume encyclopedias, propane grills or garden gnomes and …

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity - something that Malcom Frank, EVP of strategy and …

Thought Leadership

After Reading This, You Will Never Watch Pixar's Up the Same Way Again

| Mon., Apr. 21, 2014 3:50 PM<p>And here, you didn't think <i>Up</i> could get any sadder. OH, BUT IT CAN.<p>There are some Disney and Pixar theories that, quite …

Pixar's Secret Management Trick

Pixar is one of the great business successes of our age.<p>The animated movie studio, which was run for many years by the late Steve Jobs, has racked up an astounding 27 Oscars in less than twenty years, and has produced such smash successes as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and …

7 weird things money does to your brain

<b>(Alexander Kalina via Shutterstock)</b><p>The emerging field of neuroeconomics helps explain what your brain looks like on cash. It’s not always pretty<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>July 3, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Money is packed with meaning, and it impacts our personalities, …

These 9 Words Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead [Crown Business, $17.95], <i>in which author Charles Murray discusses words with meanings that have changed -- and not always for the better.</i><p><b>Disinterested used to mean uninterested.</b><p>The meaning of disinterested is “free of bias and …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

Easy to get wrong. And easy to get right.<p>While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And …

Noteworthy this Week: Business Cards, Platform & NBA

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 09 May 2014<p>The big news out of Evernote this week was our integration with LinkedIn but we also discovered a sports star …

Windows Phone may come to your car with Cortana as copilot

Microsoft has a home in the automotive world, but it doesn't have a way to bring a phone's interface to your car's infotainment system -- there's no Windows Phone equivalent to Apple's CarPlay. That might change before long, though. The software giant used a presentation at this week's Build …

Leaked docs reveal Google's plans for 'Android TV'

If you thought Google’s plans for the TV were wholly focused on its cheap Chromecast streaming stick, then think again.<p>Google is apparently hard at work on a new media platform, dubbed Android TV, that will help give you easier access to movies, TV shows, music, and more from your television …