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Books

The 13 Best Books I Read Last Year

These are some seriously great books. How great are they, you ask? Well, let me tell you. See, my 1-10 rating system is actually logarithmic. Meaning …

Books

50 years since his death, Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophical work is all but forgotten

In the 50 years since the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the memory of the transformative civil rights leader has undergone a “Disneyfication.” Textbooks, movies, and TV shows often suggest that King’s quest for racial and economic equality was ultimately successful. Yet half a century since his …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Surviving the Shakeup

<b>AI is changing every industry. How do business models adapt?</b><p><i>By Kate Pavao</i><p>Spring 2018<p><b>The business world looks very different</b> than when Hemant Taneja …

Artificial Intelligence

An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims …

Great Depression

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

American Philosophy

Alan Murray: New Book on Artificial Intelligence Comes at a Very Teachable Moment

Discussions of the workplace impacts of artificial intelligence often focus on potential lost jobs or apocalyptic scenarios. But the authors of the …

Artificial Intelligence

The idea that everyone should have a job is so common we forget to question it

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “We must create full employment or we must create [basic, guaranteed] incomes.” More than 40 years later, we talk a lot about the last half of that statement: Technology entrepreneurs like Y Combinator’s Sam Altman and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes have …

Great Depression

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Looks Like It Broke Off an Alien Mothership

The plan to 3D-print a bridge in mid-air was always bonkers. How could a technology best known for creating flimsy prototypes and personalized action …

3D Printing

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam

A number of the reigning oligarchs—among them Mark Zuckerberg (net worth $64.1 billion), Elon Musk (net worth $20.8 billion), Richard Branson (net …

Income Inequality

Calling all writers! The CBC Poetry Prize is now open for submissions

The 2018 CBC Poetry Prize is now open for submissions.<p>The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing …

Writing

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Artificial Intelligence

Compact self-sufficient house has a terraced roof garden

One can create a more self-sufficient home through a variety of ways: it might mean installing a system of solar panels or a way to harvest …

Architecture

Peer-reviewed study shows Cardiogram and Apple Watch can accurately determine atrial fibrillation

Over the past year, Cardiogram and UC San Francisco (UCSF) have presented a series of findings on how well consumer wearables like the Apple Watch and Android Wear can detect medical conditions in their users, including diabetes as well as hypertension and sleep apnea.<p>Now, the startup is reaching a …

Medical Technology

Vincent Callebaut's Arboricole tower brings vertical agriculture to the city

Vincent Callebaut Architectures, known for green projects that combine smart building with advanced renewable energy solutions, has officially …

What Is An Enneagram? This In-Depth Personality Test Can Reveal Your Hidden Strengths

You're probably in the know about the Myers-Briggs Type Indictor personality assessment, but you might not be familiar with another disposition test. …

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare

Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016 he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>Soon after, Hill learned about a different way to run a doctor's office.<p>"It's the most fun I've ever had," Hill said.<p>Now almost 18 …

Health Care

What your organization's font choices say about your brand

We know color influences a customer's decision to buy, but it turns out typography does, too.<p>Yes, the fonts you use on your website and in your logo …

Typography
Fossil Fuels

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

Our Top 10 Tips to Create a Beautiful, Attention-Grabbing Report Design

Whether it’s for marketing, sales, clients, or accounting, every report is created to communicate valuable information. The best reports, however, …

UI Design

Why young men are being left out of Alberta's economic recovery

‘Alberta’s recession ended in October 2016. But not for everyone.’<p>Alberta's recession ended in October 2016. But not for everyone.<p>Employment, …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Future Skills Platform to revolutionise reskilling, upskilling of IT workforce

Notwithstanding the decline in the number of jobs in IT sector as a result of emerging and disruptive technologies, new jobs were being created in …

Tableau Is The Tool For All Your Data Crunching And Analyzing Needs

After these three courses, you’ll practically be a professional data analyst.<p>While the Digital Age has given the business world many gifts, sometimes …

6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

Entrepreneurship

Cities Emit 60% More Carbon Than Thought

A new analysis finds that city planners have been undercounting greenhouse gas emissions from a key contributor.<p>The carbon footprint of some of the world’s biggest cities is 60 percent larger than previously estimated when all the products and services a city consumes are included, according to a …

How I wrote for 5 publications (including The Mission) in my first 30 days writing on Medium

I created my Medium account several years ago because I was intrigued by all the think pieces on the platform. I paid little attention to Medium …