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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Japan's School Lunch Program Puts Others to Shame

The country ensures lunch is delicious, healthy, and part of the curriculum.<p>Do efforts to feed students help improve their performance in school? Mick Mulvaney, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, grabbed headlines Thursday when he argued in favor of cutting federal funds to …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Dead Certainty

How “Making a Murderer” goes wrong.<p><i>Argosy</i> began in 1882 as a magazine for children and ceased publication ninety-six years later as soft-core porn for men, but for ten years in between it was the home of a true-crime column by Erle Stanley Gardner, the man who gave the world Perry Mason. In …

The Best Streaming Workouts

Anything from travel, to hellish work hours, to a generally all-over-the-place schedule, can put the breaks on an exercise routine. The beauty of …

8 signs Americans are slowly embracing a healthier diet

Soda consumption is down, and our aversion to sugar is expected to grow. Here are the trends to watch in 2016<p>Reynard Loki<p>January 12, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Last summer, the right mix of rain and sun over Minnesota gave corn farmers in the Gopher State a bumper …

The big cheese mystery baffling Dutch farmers

Thefts of specialist farmhouse cheeses worth almost €90,000 prompt official warnings to tighten security<p>Dutch cheesemakers have been hit by a spate of top-end thefts, prompting a dairy federation to warn farmers to tighten security around their storerooms.<p>At least six cheesemakers have been burgled …

This Melon Used To Sell For $24 A Slice. Should It Make A Comeback?

<b>It’s been a</b> lousy growing season for Ken Taylor’s cantaloupes. The weather has been terrible — cool and wet, when it should have been hot and dry — and the leaves on the vines are browning and riddled with small holes from fungal disease.<p>Standing on his 70-acre organic farm on Île Perrot, about 30 …

Farming

Amazon Invades India

Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next “trillion-dollar market.” The inside story.</i><p>In the blistering …

Fairphone 2 review: This modular smartphone will last years

Fairphone, a small Dutch startup that wants to shake up the way phones are built from conflict minerals, has successfully managed to be the first company to ship a truly modular phone.<p>The Fairphone 2, which is shipping next week to backers, is the company’s second cut at a phone that’s better for …

India's disappearing nomads

Tibetan pastoralists living on the Changthang Plateau fear their way of life may soon no longer be tenable.<p><b>Sumdo, India -</b> At sunset, a group of Tibetan nomads gather at a large prayer wheel in the isolated Indian mountain village of Sumdo.<p>Light from the setting sun catches the faces of men, women, …

Human Rights

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …