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Why AI has yet to solidify its role in health care

If you’re searching for an industry that’s defined by innovation and technological progression, look no further than health care. The health care industry is the poster child for the application of new technology. Despite heavy regulations and high barriers to entry, it continues to be a sector …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (In a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

These tiny baby octopuses hatching will brighten your miserable existence

We know you're probably sick of cute octopus videos at this point but please, bear with us.<p>The Virginia Aquarium posted a video of octopuses (yes …

Zoology

5 Quotes From Greek Philosophers for When You Need a Productivity Pick-Me-Up

These ancient words of wisdom can apply to your business.<p>Everyone loves a good inspirational quote to get us into the frame of my mind that we want to be in throughout the day. You see them everywhere on social media, I post many of my favorites here throughout the week.<p>I pick the ones for me based …

Greek Philosophy

Beautiful Lettering Artworks

Gemma O’Brien is an award-winning artist and designer based in Sydney, Australia. Over the past 10 years, Gemma O’Brien has taken her passion for …

Typography

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

Shopping

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

Why shopping is about to become all about the experience

In years to come, the Black Friday spectacle of throngs of shoppers scrambling past each other to ransack shelves of flat screen TVs, might look very different.<p>Shopping may be about to undergo a dramatic transformation. Within the next decade it could change into an activity driven entirely by …

7 Conversion Killers That Are Driving Your Customers Away

Website traffic doesn't matter if your visitors don't become customers. Find out how to get them to convert.<p>Do you know that 69 percent of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts mid-way before completing a purchase? As an ecommerce business owner, you know the amount of effort it takes to …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

8 High-Protein Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make In 2018 For Weight Loss

We got a slow cooker over the holidays. Ok, we got it the previous holiday season. But 2018 is the year we’re going to use it for making …

Cooking

16 Home Improvement Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

DIY

26 eco-friendly alternatives for things you use every day

As I'm writing this, it isn't possible for millions of humans to live on Mars. The closest we've gotten so far is watching Matt Damon try to grow …

Sustainability

Ikigai - Visualizing the Japanese Concept of Life's Purpose

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that explains how a person can enjoy life. To illustrate this concept, a 4-sided Venn diagram was created by Dan …

Infographics

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

The Workplace

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

Surprise: Facebook Research Shows It's Not Bad Bosses That Make People Quit, It's This

People leave managers, not companies. Right? Not so fast. Facebook research shows a different reason.<p>Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for …

Why you shouldn’t try to be a morning person

Amanda Ruggeri analyses why you shouldn’t try to force yourself to be an early bird<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>We’ve all heard it before: to be successful, get out of bed early. After all, …

Sergio Marchionne

2017’s Top Medical Designs & the Future of Healthcare

We’ve been very vocal about how much respect we have for designers who take up challenges in the medical domain. There’s always a lot at stake and …

Top Packaging Projects of 2017

As we ring in the new year, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. We value and appreciate all our readers, it is you who made what …

Trends

Urban-like post-disaster rural housing incorporates rooftop gardens

Rebuilding after the devastation of a natural disaster can be a difficult and long process, whether it's in Haiti, Nepal, Japan or closer to home.<p>In …

This vegetarian sweet potato chili is about to be your new winter comfort food go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather illicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Healthy Eating

Freaking Cool Glowing Plants Could One Day Replace Your Desk Lamp

They're not even genetically modified.<p>Imagine walking into a garden at night full of plants gently glowing in the dark. That's not quite the reason …

Abduzeedo's Best of 2017: our 80 most popular articles of the year - Part I

We are about less than 3 weeks before the end of the year, we decided to make our year in review for you guys (Part II comes out tomorrow). We feel …

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

Firefighter's self-built tiny house is inspired by earthships (Video)

Tiny living is affording a growing number of people financial freedom and a simpler, but more fulfilling lifestyle. Many are finding that they can …

How to Create a High Performance Team, According to Over 1,000 Top Executives

Effective leaders establish and regulate the sense of urgency in their companies.<p>Peak performance cultures maintain a felt sense of urgency. Urgency is a feeling people experience. Urgency is the resulting feeling when your people believe that not only does something specific need to be …

WhatTheFont is being called "The Shazam of Typefaces"

What is the font of a stop sign, or perhaps American Airlines’ logo? All these and more can be quickly answered with a simple smartphone photo, …