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This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Platypus milk might save us from bacterial infections, and that’s not even the best thing about them

These weird lil’ guys defy everything about how we try to categorize animals.<p>You may have heard that platypuses are going to save us from antibiotic resistance. This may or may not be true. But here’s what we do know: they’re definitely weird enough to pull off a feat like that.<p>Here’s the deal: so …

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Add These 5 Skills to Your LinkedIn Profile to Land a High-Paying Job

Searching for a new job can be a daunting task, but if you've been toying with the prospect of switching roles, there's a simple place to start: …

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be …

Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels<p>Fossil fuels have two major problems that paint a dim picture for their future energy dominance. These problems are inter-related but still should be discussed separately. First, they cause climate change. We know that, …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists Move One Step Closer To “Curing” Diabetes Using First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

No More Injections<p>The World Health Organization reports that more than 422 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, a condition that can …

Diabetes

Stock Market Basics: What Beginner Investors Should Know

If you’re not well-versed in the basics of the stock market, the words and numbers spewed from CNBC or the markets section of your favorite newspaper …

Stock Markets

Best banks for earning interest: These high-yield checking and savings accounts really pay

Remember that time you earned 4% interest on a savings account? Yeah, probably not, unless you're over the age of 40 — considering that the last time …

Personal Finance

Missed the boat on spring gardening? Relax and follow this guide.

I once knew a woman named Dot who lived in a seaside town and planted gardens for people. By the time she got around to her own, it was July 1, which some would call “too late.”<p>Dot, who also dug clams, knew that “time and tide wait for no man,” but, having no choice, she did in early July what …

Gardening

3 Decision-Making Models Used by Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

It was 1994, and Jeff Bezos was a rising corporate star working at a top hedge fund on Wall Street. As the youngest-ever senior VP at D.E. Shaw & Co, he was set for life.<p>Until he quit.<p>According to Bezos, "I needed the right <i>framework</i> in which to make this big decision."<p>Every day, we face small to …

Michael Jordan

22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life | Inc.com

If you're the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself, a good book can provide stellar inspiration and guidance. Here are top picks from nearly two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive</i> by Harvey Mackay<p>"Very few business books provide …

Common Sense

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional …

Leadership

From Prices to Patents, Target Is Losing the Battle to Wal-Mart

For years, Target Corp. had bragging rights over Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in at least one area: cachet.<p>With its sleek products and trendy designers, the …

Walmart

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer's "Command Centre"

CRISPR is killing it.<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now …

Sci-Fi M.D.: Moore's Law Meets the Hippocratic Oath

With technology generating futuristic advances, look for investment opportunities within healthcare — and beyond.<p><i>Insights from Sarbjit Nahal, head of thematic research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and<br>Joseph Quinlan, head of market & thematic strategy at U.S. Trust</i><p>The silicon chip and the …

Investing Rookie? Start With These 3 Stocks

Here are two dominant companies and an index fund that every beginning investor should consider for his or her portfolio.<p>If you're just getting …

Investing

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Books

Quantum Theory Could Explain Our Sense of Humor, Study Shows

“I wasn't originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.” -Colin Thomas<p>The rule is, if you have to explain the joke, it …

Quantum Mechanics

Oil company announces installation of solar panels at 5,000 gas stations, first step to convert them into EV charging stations?

Total, the major French multinational oil and gas company, announced today a $300 million investment to install about 200 MW of solar capacity at 5,000 gas stations around the world. The investment is being presented as a way for Total’s operations to reduce its carbon footprint, but what if its …

Electric Vehicles

The Corruption of Capitalism by Guy Standing review – work matters less than what you own

Our unfair system benefits rentiers, those who live on income from property and investments – from Goldman Sachs to Uber to landlords. Can capitalism be purified?<p>The time would come, Marx and Engels thought, when there would be only two classes, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, and all people …

Economics

Hey, Leonardo DiCaprio: true climate champions don’t fight against urban density [Updated]

<b>UPDATE:</b> The post below says that Leonardo DiCaprio is a supporter of an LA ballot measure called the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. It turns out he is not. After this post (and Alissa Walker's original post) was published, a DiCaprio rep contacted me to clarify. A while back, DiCaprio signed a …

Urban Design

A Gene That Could Help Explain Why Lithium Stabilizes Mood

It's always been a mystery why the drug works to treat bipolar disorder, but a new study sheds light on a possible mechanism.<p>Like Viagra and penicillin, the modern-day use of lithium—a common treatment for bipolar disorder—came about by accident. The story goes that in 1949, John Cade, the …

Neuroscience

How to Incorporate the “Native Instincts” Pantone Color Palette into Your Home

You don’t have to wait until spring to show your love for all things nature-inspired — tribal accessories and warm earth tones have been hot ever since Pantone delivered nine color palettes for 2017. Inspired by the blending of cultural elements, such as Native American textiles and a Turkish kilim …

Home Decorating

29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.<p>So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way …

Employment

7 Recipes That Require Your Cast Iron Skillet

Cooking with a cast iron skillet is great because it can also be used for presentation! Simply prepare a delicious meal within it and display it on the table for all to enjoy. We've gathered our favorite cast iron recipes, enjoy!<p><b>BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER</b><p>Try this delicious veggie version of Buffalo Wings, …

Cooking

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

Mindfulness

Ancient Mayan codex found to be oldest document from the Americas

An ancient Mayan document long thought to be a forgery was recently found to be genuine. The text, known as the Grolier Codex, was analyzed by researchers from Yale, Brown, and the University of California, Riverside, and, according to their results, is the real thing.<p>The codex—a ten page document …