Lance Minkow

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Selfies Reveal Gender Stereotypes

2<p>SHARES<p>The advertising industry has long been accused of perpetuating stereotypes of women as weak, overly emotional, and/or obsessed with appearing …

Sheryl Sandberg: Racial and gender inequity is everyone’s problem

Quoting a Facebook mantra, COO Facebook Sheryl Sandberg said that gender and racial “inequities” are “everyone’s problem” in an Ask Me Anything-style forum on Quora.<p>She was answering a question about what men can do to create an environment where women can succeed in the tech industry. After citing …

Instagram's Racial Divide

My name is Christine Bronstein and I am a meme addict.<p>The more I scroll, the more aware I become that I, myself, am a walking, talking, racially-charged meme: I'm an SUV-driving, white, suburban mom blasting hip-hop on my way to yoga. I find "relatable" memes funny, but the plethora of racially …

3 DNA Factors That May Be Sabotaging Your Fitness

According to a recent study done by UCLA, most diet efforts result in very short-term weight loss or even weight gain. We know that differences in …

Body Fat

You Might Need To Rethink How Many Calories Are in a Pound

New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound<p>You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 …

Lake Tahoe skiers evacuated after chair falls off lift

(Instagram/Lara Miller)<p>×<p>Lake Tahoe skiers evacuated after chair falls off lift<p>(Instagram/Lara Miller)<p>LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Snowboarders and skiers …

Scott Weiland's Family: 'Don't Glorify This Tragedy'

<i>Mary Forsberg Weiland is the mother of the late singer Scott Weiland's teenage children, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13. She wrote this with their help in</i> …

Parenting

Will Smith Talks Racism in Hollywood: 'I Live with Constant Prejudice' But 'as Actors, We Have the Ultimate Power'

Will Smith is an Oscar nominee and a staple on <i>Forbes</i>‘ annual list of the world’s highest-paid actors – but the star says he has still “absolutely” …

Can Wearable Technology Put a Dent in Parkinson's Disease?

Wearable technology has clear applications for healthcare, but it's just one tool. To really find better treatments and cures for disease, the data …

The Need For Speed: How Technology Is Playing A Big Role In Fighting Deadly Diseases

Speed kills. That’s the adage in sports. But in healthcare, speed saves lives. In 2011, it took 10 days to sequence a patient’s genome. Today it takes six hours. For patients needing treatment immediately, that speed is saving and improving lives. And it is the result of an innovative partnership …

StoreDot says it can charge an electric car in five minutes using existing technology

Electric vehicles are obviously really cool, but we’ve yet to figure out quick-charging. Tesla has its battery-swapping scheme, which tries to exchange your car’s battery as quickly as a fuel-up at the gas pump. There may be existing technology that — when applied to an electric car — would be even …

Google's Balloons Will Provide An Entire Country With Wi-Fi

Hint: It's a small country<p>Google’s plan to bring internet to the world via balloon has found a toehold in central Asia. The government of Sri Lanka announced this week that Google’s Project Loon will provide "affordable high-speed" internet coverage for the entire country, beamed from balloons …

Will this convince you that a Honda Accord is cool?

The Honda Accord has long been a preferred sedan for sensible suburbanites. A safe, reliable vehicle, but perhaps not all that “cool.”<p>Honda is hoping …

Verizon Tests Internet Technology That's 10X Faster Than Google Fiber

Verizon says it has successfully tested new technology that would allow it to deliver Internet broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second — which is 10 times faster than the speed of Google Fiber.<p>That is pretty fast, considering that Google Fiber is already 100 times faster than the average …

One of Google's hottest technologies takes a big step forward by ditching the past

Go has won its fair share of fans in programmer-land, not least because it provides a viable alternative to Oracle's Java, which has ruled the world of computer programming for the last two decades. Google's been using Go internally to power things like its download servers, where you grab stuff …

Is digital technology re-wiring your brain? - Cadillac: Aim High

Digital technologies are having a profound impact on our neurological systems. They have the potential to empower or enfeeble our brains – the choice …

Intel Investment spotlights drones’ opportunity for chipmakers

"We've got drones on our roadmap that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the drone industry," said Brian Krzanich, Intel’s CEO, in …

Apple joins Pentagon alliance to develop wearable tech

Called the FlexTech Alliance, and including organizations such as Apple, Boeing and Harvard University, the partnership's goal is to advance the …

How ‘Hearable’ Technology Could be the Future | About Verizon

Today’s wearable devices account for two types of learners, and cater to the way those two types acquire and absorb information. First, there are the visual learners — those individuals who learn best by using their eyes, and conceptualize the world with charts and graphs — like those seen in a …

Technology to make air travel less stressful in the future, study says

Airline passengers are expected to rely more heavily in the future on smartphones and portable devices to make travel less stressful thanks to mobile check-in apps, automatic flight updates, mapping software to navigate airports and technology to locate bags.<p>That conclusion comes from a survey of …

Five future transportation technologies that will actually happen

Just when you thought your commute was getting too routine.<p>Over the next decade, the idea of getting to work on time, heading out to the hinterlands for your family vacation or even going to the game will become much easier. Cars will drive themselves along pre-determined routes. Trains will use …

How Teenage Behavior Predicts the Future of Technology

From Facebook to Snapchat, what appear to be dumb toys for teens wind up billion-dollar industries<p>Studying teenage behavior to learn about the future of anything might initially strike you as somewhat crazy. These are kids, after all, and their lives scarcely resemble the world of adults. They have …

10 Apps We Really Wish Existed

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>It seems like the world of apps is endless. And, yet, how many times have you found yourself screaming at Siri, maybe …