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Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

Happiness

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The Workplace

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

Is it OK to shoot down a drone over your backyard?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month, a Kentucky man shot down a drone that was hovering near his backyard.<p>WDRB News reported that the camera drone's owners soon showed up at the home of the shooter, William H. Merideth: "Four guys came over to confront me about it, and I happened to be armed, so that changed their …

Unmanned Aircraft

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work.<p>This infographic was crafted with …

How to Repair Your Own Furniture | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joshua Klein.</i><p>Earlier this week, I explained <i>why</i> every man should know how to repair his own furniture, and …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

National Parks

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health

Source of Antarctica’s Eerie ‘Bleeding Glacier’ Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

Nature Communications

Science Says You Should Ignore Internet Trolls

Commonly found under bridges and in the reader commentary of stories about Apple, trolls have long plagued the good people of fairy tales and the …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Exponential Finance Conference

Work From Anywhere But Home: Startups Emerge To Turn You Into A Globetrotting Digital Nomad

As digital workers freelance from around the world, startups are popping up to offer them housing, advice, and a place to log on.<p>While he was a university student in the Netherlands in 2009, Pieter Levels started an electronic music channel on YouTube that he says became popular enough to pay the …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

8 things we learned from Tim Cook’s interview with Fast Company

Tim Cook tells how Apple avoids Microsoft-style screw-ups, how many Apple Watches the company plans to sell, and why he keeps Steve Jobs’ office exactly as he left it in a new interview filled with fascinating tidbits.<p>The interview in <i>Fast Company</i> comes in the run-up to the March 24 launch of</i> …

Apple Watch

US drone strike targets Kenya mall attack 'mastermind'

A US drone strike in Somalia is believed to have killed a senior member of the al-Shabab who allegedly helped plan the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, officials said.<p>Adan Garar and two others are suspected to have been killed in Thursday’s attack after their car was targeted near the town of …

Extremism