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10 Success lessons from Tom Hanks – “Actor, Filmmaker” for entrepreneurs

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share63<p>+13<p>Shares 96<p>Tom Hanks long and varied career as actor, producer, writer, director and app developer makes him among Hollywood’s …

Motivation

Can Duolingo's chatbot teach you a foreign language?

The less embarrassed you are, the better you tend to be at learning languages. The answer? Chatbots<p>Chatbots suck. We all know it. If you want to get something done with a computer, it turns out, there are better ways to do it than laboriously type out conversational sentences to be read by a …

Chatbots

These are the 11 most corrupt countries in the developed world

The findings are based on a WEF survey that interviewed nearly 15,000 business leaders from 141 economies from February to June.<p>Countries in the corruption index are ranked according survey responses to the following three questions:<p><b>1.</b> In your country, how common is illegal diversion of public …

Corruption

Nobel laureate Maskin wants bureaucrats to set euro fiscal policy | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Unelected bureaucrats, rather than politicians, should be put in charge of the euro zone’s fiscal policy, Nobel prize laureate Eric Maskin said on Thursday, arguing they would be in a better position to decide for the public good.<p>Nobel Laureates Eric Maskin and Dudley …

Economics

The Reason You’re Positive You Remember Something That Never Happened

It seems that everyone is susceptible to the phenomenon of “<b>memory distortion</b>,” or the creation of <b>false memories</b>. Researchers think they may be …

The Brain

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …

Psychology

The incredible story of Elon Musk, from getting bullied in school to the most interesting man in tech

As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, pushing all kinds of incredible new technologies. He's said he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars.<p>Between space rockets, electric cars, solar …

Elon Musk

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

3 Things You Know About Your Brain That Are Wrong, According to Science

Neuroscience has disproved much of the 'common knowledge' about the brain.<p>How well do you know your brain? Maybe not as well as you think. According to a new piece on the science and health site Vox, many of the commonly accepted "facts" about the human brain are pure hokum. These are three of …

Neuroscientist: Donald Trump's meteoric rise can be explained by 4 basic human instincts

But a neuroscientist says Trump's popularity can be explained by how he triggers certain emotions — anger, fear, and aggression — in the "fear center," which is part of the limbic system in people's brains.<p>"We have the same brain we had 100,000 years ago when we were living on the plains of …

This Simple Technique Will Clear Your Mind [and Lighten Your 'Mental Load']

The life-changing magic of "thinking clean"...<p>Do you ever feel like you have so many things on your mind that you aren't able to fully focus on <i>any</i> of them?<p>Maybe you're trying to finish a project at work, but your mind keeps wandering to all of the tasks you have to finish at home, the financial …

3tags.org

New adventures: what to read in science fiction and fantasy this month

Dinosaurs, Deep Space Opera, and a bespectacled wizard boy<p><i>Every month, a trove of undiscovered worlds arrive in bookstores, waiting for explorers. New adventures is a new weekend series that will preview the month ahead in science fiction and fantasy novels.</i><p>This month, we’ve got books from places …

7 Ways To Perfect Your Email Newsletter

In an era dominated by cutting-edge platforms like Instagram and SnapChat, email may seem like an archaic digital medium (an oxymoron, to many of us). Yet, thousands of marketers continue to claim that email marketing isn’t just effective—but that it’s the highest-ROI strategy they use. In a recent …

Marketing

In the future you will own nothing and have access to everything

In 1988 Kevin Kelly (my friend and business partner at Cool Tools) edited Signal, a book about “Communications Tools for the Information Age.” With …

A QR code in last night’s Mr. Robot leads to a mysterious website

<i>Mr. Robot</i>'s second season premiered last night, but Elliot remained analog for the duration of the episode. He exiled himself from the internet as a way to detox his brain, which is currently a little cluttered with hallucinations of his dead father. In part, this meant that instead of working on a …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

Richard Branson is calling on the UK government to hold a second EU referendum to prevent 'irreversible damage' to the country

Writing in a blog post on the Virgin website, Branson said the UK's parliament need to take a recent petition calling for a second referendum, which has amassed more than 3.6 million signatures, "seriously."<p>The UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, with 51.9% voting to leave, …

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist …

Linux

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twilio went public yesterday and raised $150 million (£109 million).</b> Its stock price soared more than 90% in its first day of trading.<p><b>2. New data shows that Uber drivers make even less money than previously thought.</b> BuzzFeed interviewed drivers in several US cities to find out out how much …

YouTube Is Introducing New Ways to Help Small Businesses Make Better Video Ads

YouTube wants to turn video ads on its platform into a DIY possibility for small- and medium-sized businesses.<p>Today, Google is launching three ways …

More than 1,000 physicists just proved Albert Einstein wrong again

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of ripples in the fabric of space called gravitational waves. He didn't believe we could ever hear them; he thought they'd be too quiet.<p>But scientists have just proven Einstein wrong a second time.<p>More than 1,000 physicists recorded the …

10 Success lessons from Mukesh Ambani - "Wealthiest Man in India" for entrepreneurs

Share55<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+11<p>Shares 148<p>Thousands of stories are told about how children inherit wealth from their parents, but not many are told where the …

India

Dropbox's Infinite feature needs deeper access to your computer

On the surface, Dropbox's Project Infinite sounds great. The feature will give you access to everything in your account without having to store them on your computer. It's bound to save space, especially if you're using an SSD with a smaller capacity. As <i>Motherboard</i> reported, though, a lot of people …

This Awesome Video Explains The Entire Universe in Less Than 4 Minutes

And at the end of it we're all still going to die.<p>We humans like to make a big deal of things - climate change, new viruses, the death of our …

The Huge Mistake Google Is Already Making With Its New Google Home Device | Inc.com

Powered by Google search, with access to all the magic that makes Google Now (a.k.a. cards) so uncannily useful, the Google Home device announced at the company's recent IO conference might seem set to run roughshod over the Echo, Amazon's earlier entry into the in-home, voice-activated-assistant …

Google Home

WATCH: Wrap Your Head Around The SchröDinger's Cat Experiment in Less Than 2 Minutes

Nail this one down for good.<p>Studying quantum physics is a bit like trying to interpret Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i> - if suddenly everything makes sense, and …

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …