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12 Hit Pop Songs That Are Absolutely FILTHY

Put that drink down unless you want to spit it out, because I've got some shocking news about longtime bop "The Electric Slide."<p>Though it's not …

London Bridge

Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow

BEIJING — Democracy. Is it effective or flawed? Would it work in China?<p>Debate.<p>Those were the teacher’s instructions on a recent Sunday morning when 17 college students met at Tsinghua University in Beijing for “Mao Zedong Thought and the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese …

China

How to get away with financial fraud

Some of the world’s biggest scandals have gone unspotted for years. The nature of fraud is that it works outside our field of vision. By Dan Davies<p>‘Guys, you’ve got to hear this,” I said. I was sitting in front of my computer one day in July 2012, with one eye on a screen of share prices and the …

Headphones

Researchers are developing a sustainable concrete alternative made of desert sand

The strength of bricks and concrete with half the carbon footprint<p>Sand is the hidden ingredient of design. It’s used to make glass and computer chips, and to bulk and strengthen the concrete used in many of the buildings around us. Though it seems like an abundant resource, sand miners are …

Engineering

The Inventor of the iPod Explains the Year’s Coolest New Watch

<i>Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.</i><p>Just a few days before SIHH 2018 officially opened its doors in Geneva, Belgian watch brand …

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Legendary Football Coach Nails It With 1 Brilliant Sentence

A profound quote decades old, it's even more applicable in today's social economy.<p>A few days ago, I was listening to a Higher Purpose podcast where the host, Kevin Monroe, asked his guest JeffHarmon, a leadership coach and author of <i>The Anatomy of a Principled Leader</i>, about the challenges of using …

Leadership

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Buyers ditching expensive European sedans to buy expensive American trucks

The truck and crossover craze is even crazier than most of us realized<p>The <i>New York Times</i> ended the automotive week with a story that adds numbers and context to a range of other stories, from the crossover craze to the increasing median price of a new car to ever more grandiose pickup trucks. The …

The 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Is A Gorgeous Grand Tourer But I'm Not Sure Who It's For

Volkswagen <i>really</i> needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. Or gets out of a financial and regulatory prison sentence, I guess. And the …

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

From the Eye of Horus to Gigi Hadid, ‘for thousands of years the eye has maintained its steady hold on the human imagination,’ writes Quinn Hargitai.<p>When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. …

Ancient History

Transform Those Spotty Bananas into These 19 Desserts

When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them into the side pocket of my backpack to save me from hanger. But inevitably, I don’t eat all of the …

Dessert

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”<p>Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a …

Income Inequality

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

Employment

17 Horrible Business Cliches That Make People Ignore Whatever Else You Have to Say

The hardest thing about avoiding them? You probably don't even notice you're using them.<p>Every generation gets its own clichés.<p>For our grandparents and parents, it was things like "run it up the flagpole" and "think outside the box." But in the last few years, it feels like we've added an entire new …

Community Health

Krishnan House / Khosla Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The 16,000 sft site of the Krishnan house had several existing and mature trees and we envisioned a …

Architecture