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A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

Ross Mason Contributor<p>Ross Mason is the founder of MuleSoft.<p>Since 2000, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have gone bankrupt, merged, been acquired or fallen off the list for not keeping up with the ever-changing technology landscape.<p>As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being …

Innovation

How to Control Your Hormones So You Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex | Men's Health

The best part: You can learn to control them. And when you do, you’ll look and feel better every day. Read below to find out how your hormones can make you into the man you aspire to be.<p>(For 2,000-plus more tips on how to live an awesome life, check out The Better Man Project From the <i>Men’</i><i>s …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Self-help

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

A new job-search site aims to solve the elusive 'culture fit' problem

But until recently there was no one-stop shop for filtering job searches through this lens.<p>It was for that reason CEO and cofounder Anthony van Horne began developing CareerLabs, which launched last week.<p>"People deserve to know the real scoop on a company before they work there," van Horne tells …

Employment

Snowden answered the question, 'Aren't you a traitor?' — and it was puzzling

"Aren't you a traitor?" Peter Taylor of the BBC asked.<p>"Of course not," Snowden answered.<p>"The question is, 'If I [were] a traitor, who did I betray?' I gave all of my information to American journalists and free society generally."<p>What's puzzling about that answer is that Snowden contradicts what he …

Surveillance

Here's everything we're expecting to see at Google's big event this week

The company typically holds an event in the fall to introduce its new Nexus phones and the next version of Android.<p>Although we learned about Android Marshmallow at Google I/O in May, the company usually waits until the fall to show off the final version of the software.<p>But there are a few other …

Android News

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

Personal Finance

FBI launches probe into Ashley Madison hack

Hackers post details of millions of users taken from infidelity website, including government officials and executives, offering pay day to divorce lawyers<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Wednesday it had launched an investigation into the hacking of Ashley Madison, an online dating …

13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Movie and TV Extras

People who make up the street scenes, parties, and general backgrounds crowds of TV shows and movies can’t tell us too much about the particular …

TV shows

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Microbiology

Windows 10 -- how to download it right now

Microsoft has launched Windows 10 in 190 countries, and more than 14 million people have already downloaded it. However, while the OS is a free …

Satya Nadella

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Virtual Reality

Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Saving for Retirement

If we ever hope to stop working and enjoy our golden years, we have to save and invest for our retirement. Here are ten things to know so we can grow …

How Battlefield Hardline Is Changing After the Beta

Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games has outlined some changes being made to the first-person shooter following its week-long beta earlier this month. More than 7 million people played the beta, leaving Visceral with plenty of data and feedback to pore over.<p>Though Visceral doesn't plan to …

Visceral

Mess with an astronaut's astronomy, you get the junkyard laser

The Smarter Every Day series will begin to tackle space, and the first video describing those efforts is a fun teaser about what's coming later.<p>The best bit in the video is a meeting with astronaut Don Pettit, who shows off his novel reaction to a streetlight that interferes with his driveway …

Astronomy

Your cable company hates you: Why Comcast abuses its customers

That customer service call wasn’t an isolated incident. It’s just part of a depressingly effective business model<p>When it comes to popularity, cable companies rank down there with members of Congress, root canals and Nickelback. Current and former customers agree; they hate the high cost and poor …

Net Neutrality