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17 Product Managers Who Will Own the Future of NYC Tech — and the 9 Frameworks They’ll Use to Do It

Last year, First Round hosted a seminar of 17 rising star product managers in NYC, taught by some of the best product leaders in the tech industry. …

Product Management

Product Leadership Best Practices

In the PMHQ Slack community, we regularly get thought-provoking questions that we feel should be explored in-depth and documented for future …

Martin Luther King Jr. Was More Radical Than We Remember

Let's do his memory justice.<p><i>OG History is a Teen Vogue series where we unearth history not told through a white, cis-hetero-patriarchal lens. In this installment, writer Jenn M. Jackson explores the radical nature of Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy, she says, was whitewashed over time.</i><p>The …

Black History

How to Build a Personal Brand that Stands Out (Without Selling Out)

<i></i><i>Companies</i> have brands and <i>products</i> have brands.But for whatever reason, many of us aren’t comfortable with developing our personal brand.Maybe it …

Marketing

Why Do We Need to Sleep?

At a shiny new lab in Japan, an international team of scientists is trying to figure out what puts us under.<p>TSUKUBA, Japan<i>—</i>Outside the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, the heavy fragrance of sweet Osmanthus trees fills the air, and big golden spiders string their webs among …

Brainwaves

Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals

New evidence forces reconsideration of a well-known gravesite—and may shed light on Viking gender roles.<p>More than a millennium ago in what’s now southeastern Sweden, a wealthy Viking warrior was laid to rest, in a resplendent grave filled with swords, arrowheads, and two sacrificed horses. The site …

This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis

Pioneering codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman, a poet and mother of two, smashed spy rings by solving secret messages.<p>British codebreaker Alan Turing had a movie, <i>The Imitation Game</i>, made out of his life—and Benedict Cumberbatch to play him. The great American codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman hasn’t been …

Miguel Has Figured Out How to Be a Sex Symbol in 2017

Miguel, the petite singer who makes electro-R&B with the sexual potency of a hundred dozen oysters, stands contemplatively in front of an art …

New Albums

U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department

An award-winning U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department has issued a scathing resignation letter, accusing Secretary of …

The Principles for Creating a Good Life

Bridgewater Associates is the world’s largest hedge fund. They manage over $150 billion.<p>In the past decade, a lot has been written about them. They …

Why philosophy is so important in science education

Each semester, I teach courses on the philosophy of science to undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the students take my courses to satisfy general education requirements, and most of them have never taken a philosophy class before.<p>On the first day of the semester, I try to …

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

If you’re confused about salt, I’m not surprised. There’s been a steady back-and-forth on claims that reducing dietary sodium (which represents 40 percent of the salt molecule) is crucial to our well-being, countered by claims that following this advice can sometimes be a health hazard.<p>While some …

Nutrition

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry | Ars Technica

After crops failed, botanist Kathleen Drew-Baker realized that nori wasn't what it seemed.<p>The tasty Japanese seaweed nori is ubiquitous today, but …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

Writing Nameless Things: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

<i>GREAT HONORS ARE flowing to Ursula K. Le Guin. Last year, the Library of America began a publishing program devoted to her work, a rare achievement</i> …

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Self-improvement

Two Stars Slammed Into Each Other And Solved Half Of Astronomy’s Problems. What Comes Next?

Progress, as they say, is slow. In science, this is often true even for major breakthroughs; rarely is an entire field of research remade in a single …

LIGO

In one sentence Joe Biden gives a brutal assessment of Trump's presidency

There is no doubt that Joe Biden is a national treasure who infuses grace and insight into whatever subject he touches on.<p>At <i>The Late Show</i>, the former …

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

We'd all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us better at retaining information for exams, or at remembering important facts for a presentation or interview, we would probably pay good money for it.<p>This is what researchers have been working on at the University of …

The Brain

DEUTSCHE BANK: Something 'very unusual' is happening in markets

Stocks are supposed to go up a lot and down by a lot. But lately, they've mostly been going up.<p>The S&P 500 has not fallen by 3% to 5% for 12 months. The historical average is every 2 to 3 months on average, Deutsche Bank observed. If the current streak without a pullback that large continues for …

Stock Markets

Explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed no man's land

An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa and is encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship.<p>Suyash Dixit travelled hundreds of miles to Bir Tawil, an 800 square mile piece of uninhabited land between Egypt and Sudan that neither …

With 1 Tweet, J.K. Rowling Just Gave the Best Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

No, she's right because 23 years ago Joanne Rowling was an unemployed single mother who applied for welfare benefits so she could take care of her 1-year-old daughter. Clinically depressed and occasionally contemplating suicide, she considered herself as "poor as it is possible to be in modern …

Motivation

GOP tax plans could fuel the suburban revolt against Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a suburban firestorm in last week's elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan is now asking his Republican members from suburbia to put out the fire with gasoline<p>In the House of Representatives, Republicans representing white-collar districts were understandably unnerved by a roaring …

Republicans

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now

<b>“Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown</b><p>When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us …

The physics behind why cats fit themselves in weird places

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.<p>This somewhat paradoxical observation emerged on the web a few years ago and joined the long list of internet memes involving our feline friends. …

Middle East

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read | Inc.com

There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Want to start (or …

Bill Gates

The Best Managers Do These 6 Key Things Differently | Inc.com

Effectively managing others is both a science and an art, just like programming or playing an instrument. Based on personality and past experiences, some people tend to naturally be stronger at leading and inspiring others. That being said, anybody can learn how to be an effective manager if given …

Employment