Jan Koenraadt

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Oscar and Lemonade founders will join us at Disrupt SF to strategize about the future of insurance innovation

Insurance premiums total more than a trillion dollars in the U.S., and yet, where that money goes is something of a mystery. It certainly doesn’t seem to get invested in the consumer experience, where ancient incumbent companies still process paperwork as if it is the 1800s, and consumers are left …

Disrupt NY

10 Simple Productivity Tips for Your Work Day

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Productivity is all about efficiency—doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands …

This half-hour exercise can get you out of your career rut

You can’t always take a weeklong vacation to reflect and reset, but if you can get away from your office for an hour, this technique can put things into fresh perspective.<p>Summer is finally here, and you’re thinking about your dream vacation. You conjure up images of sitting by the pool, drinking an …

Self-improvement

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Have mind-blowing sex using techniques from this celeb-adored yoga style

Kate Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Amanda Chantal Bacon are radiant proof of Kundalini yoga’s superpowers—and it’s no coincidence that they’re all …

Self-improvement

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

Answering These 10 Questions Yes Will Instantly Prove You Are Meant to Lead People

This self-diagnosis will help determine employees' commitment to their boss, and to their work.<p>Conventional thinking demands that we throw more perks, bonuses, and pay raises at employees to increase their work satisfaction or "boost their morale."<p>But carrot-and-stick methods of motivation don't …

Employee Engagement

Scientists Think Dolphin Name Discovery is the "Coolest"

Male dolphins use individual names throughout their life.<p>In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the …

4 Ways to Break Your Phone Addiction So You Can Focus on What Really Matters

Smartphones are a strong candidate for the most alluring distraction of all time, but you can resist and win back your life.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That we are living in an age of near constant digital distraction is now old news. By this point, you …

Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

NASA found something on Mars and it’s holding a press conference on Thursday to tell everyone

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for a long, long time. Back in March it tallied its 2,000th Martian day, which is 2,054 Earth …

Space Travel

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live.<p>The findings show how …

Cancer

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

These 10 Skills Are Putting Top Freelancers In Hot Demand

Want to make sure you’re always busy as a freelancer? Then it’s important to offer the services clients truly need today.<p>Keeping an eye on the skills that are most sought-after on major freelance platforms can offer some guidance on where to focus your efforts to stay current. Upwork recently …

Power BI

This 9-course comprehensive coding bundle is on super-sale

Coding is a competitive career track that changes quickly. If you want to stay on the bleeding edge of the industry, you’re going to need to learn …

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what many people don’t …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Kids

The forgotten 18th century observatory that marked the rise of modern astronomy in India

The Madras Observatory offers little to the visitor’s eye. Stone slabs and broken pillars lie ignored in a fenced-off section of a local weather centre in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Few tourists venture out to see the ruins of the 18th-century complex. On the other side of the …

India

A startup claims to have found a solution to stabilize nuclear fusion

Guiding Instability<p>Solar energy is revolutionizing how we power houses, cities, and even cars. The energy we get from the Sun, however, is just a …

Physics

When bigger isn't better

HOW would you rank “important” languages? If asked to rattle them off, many people start with English, but after that are reluctant to go further. …

Dyslexic Thinking Skills Explained

<b>“It’s time we all understand dyslexia properly as a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage”. Sir Richard Branson</b><p>With so much focus at this …

Teaching

How to Take Down Kim Jong Un

Stop saying there are no good options on North Korea. Here’s how we can end the threat once and for all—without firing a shot.<p>At my Senate confirmation hearing a few years ago, I made a promise to the panel deciding my fate: never to use the phrase “there are no good options.” After all, if there …

North Korea

Too many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way

“DO YOU want a coffee?” It is a chilly morning on the ferry to Bastoy, an island prison in Norway. Two burly ferrymen greet a visiting journalist …

The Language of Dolphins Could Be Translated by 2021

Gavagai AB<p>Swedish startup Gavagai AB, a language technology company that originated at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, has mastered 40 …

If You're Stressed, Stop Doing This Now

Testing and surgery revealed a nightmare diagnosis – stomach cancer.<p>An operation removed the cancer. A year later, it came back in Petrie’s liver. …

Cancer

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It)

According to this study of 482 executives, professionals, and managers, they are working an average day of 13.5 hours and blaming YOU! Here's why...<p>An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in …

Employment

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

Time Management

A recruiter analyzed results from 3000 tech interviews to find the most successful candidate traits

<i>Aline Lerner is co-founder and CEO of interviewing.io, a platform for hiring vetted, senior software engineers. This post originally appeared at interviewing.io blog.</i><p>The first blog post I published that got any real attention was called “Lessons from a year’s worth of hiring data.“ It was my …

Employment

25 Go-To Phrases That Will Make People Like You More

Think of this as a charisma cheat sheet. The best part is that if you use it, you soon won't need it.<p>I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke …

Charisma

5 Bad Habits to Give Up Immediately if You Want to Succeed

Is it time to unfriend the critics and haters?<p>Start the new year right by taking inventory of your "worst-self." If you don't know, it's time to get honest and ask your circle of friends this question: "What is it about me that is hard to tolerate?"<p>Then listen with a complete and open mind to those …

Self-help