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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

Consider the Spork. Everyone Else Is.

Consider the spork. A fast food and backpacking staple, the hybrid spoon-fork eating utensil’s utility is winning over the world of haute cuisine and inspiring other clever combinations.<p>The Michelin-starred restaurant D’O outside of Milan serves silky Risotto alla Milanese, which uses only local …

Here's how Warren Buffett sees the stock market

The Nasdaq is back at all-time highs.<p>After closing at 5,048 back in March 2000, the Nasdaq took more than 15 years to close above that level, closing at 5,056 on Thursday to make a new record closing high. During the day on Thursday, the S&P 500 also breached an intraday record high.<p>And while it's …

Stock Markets

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Oprah's 2001 Interview with The Dalai Lama on Happiness, Gratitude, and Meditation

World Religion News<p>Oprah’s 2001 Interview with The Dalai Lama on Happiness, Gratitude, and Meditation<p>Posted by WRN Editorial Staff<p>In a monumental …

Amazon's true brilliance shone this week in a tale of three clouds

This was earnings week in the tech industry, but the one report everybody was waiting for came out on Thursday.<p>That's when Amazon broke out detailed financial results from Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing business, for the first time.<p>That's when the world discovered that Amazon is making …

Amazon Web Services

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Mental Health

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

10 Things Most Successful People Do At Night Before Sleep

So what do you do at night before you sleep? Do you watch television? Do you surf the web and this is how you found this blog? Or do you spend …

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

Scientists say rock layer hundreds of miles down holds vast amount of water, opening up new theories on how planet formed<p>After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath …

Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic]

A heatmap of war over water<p><i>Click here to see a larger version of this infographic.</i><p>As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already …

Oregon State University

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

Why Is the Black Unemployment Rate So High?

It's not just that a greater share of African Americans are out of work. It's also that they continue to seek jobs for longer than whites do.<p>Last month, the unemployment rate for white Americans was 5.4 percent. For black Americans, it was more than twice that, at 11.5. Why?<p>Writing in <i>The Guardian</i>, …

P.F. Chang's confirms theft of customer card data

Asian-themed restaurant says it will switch to old-style card imprint system after learning that customer data and debit card information was stolen.<p>Restaurant chain P.F. Chang's confirmed Thursday that customer data and debit card information was stolen in a data breach at its store locations.<p>The …

Identity Theft

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Oil prices are stealing the show again Friday as markets close out a rough week. Central banks were in action too.<p>Here are the six things you need to know before the opening bell rings:<p><b>1. Iraq concerns propel oil prices:</b> Crude oil prices continue to trade at nine-month highs, pushing higher by …

FCC: What's up with those Netflix-ISP 'peering' deals?

Chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency needs a better handle on broadband provider hookups to make sure the ISPs aren't abusing their power.<p>"The bottom line is that consumers need to understand what is occurring when the Internet service they've paid for does not adequately deliver the content they …

Telecoms

Grocers sue Vermont over GMO food label law

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups challenged a new Vermont law in federal court Thursday that requires the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.<p>The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington, had been expected since Gov. Peter Shumlin signed …

Deep In The Amazon With A Troupe Of Medical Clowns

Is laughter the best medicine?<p><i>In The Humor Code, humor scientist Peter McGraw and journalist Joel Warner travel around the world looking for the universal meaning of humor. In the following excerpt, they visit Peru with a group that deploys clowns for therapeutic purposes.</i><p>The cargo plane we’re …

Comedy

Morgan Freeman: Race Is An Excuse For Income Inequality

Lemon asked the 77-year-old actor, "Do you think race plays a part in wealth distribution?"<p>"No, I don't. You and I are proof," Morgan told Lemon. "Why would race have anything to do with it? Stick your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It's kind of like religion to me — it's a good …

Income Inequality

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

California

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

The science behind dietary supplements

From multivitamins to fish oil, daily pills and powders have become routine for millions around the world. But do we really need to take them?<p>Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Medical Technology

Here's what Tesla Model S drivers are really doing in their connected cars

One of the alluring features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is its always-on 3G 4G cellular connection and built-in Internet browser.<p>But have you ever wondered what all those wealthy electric-car drivers are actually looking at on their in-car browsers?<p>Now we know. Or at least we have …