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The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

Smart cities pave the way to efficient, eco-friendly living

Traffic jams, pollution, derelict areas, these are problems that many cities face. And rising urban populations mean these problems may soon get a …

How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden

<b>Indian cities are anyway among the highest consumers of marijuana in the world; legalising it will give the government a major new revenue stream.</b><p><b>New</b> …

The Beginner's Guide to Pickling

Although pickles have recently experienced a renewed surge in popularity—along with just about every fermented food, from kimchi to kombucha—the …

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They're Not What You Think

Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

Why Do Our Best Ideas Come in the Shower?

You’re in the shower, mindlessly scrubbing your toes when—bam!—a prophetic thought pops into your head. Maybe you finally solve that glitch bugging …

Creativity

Amazon Has a Plan to Become Profitable. It’s Called Advertising

For more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has famously sacrificed profit for growth, persuading Wall Street that Amazon.com Inc. was best served pouring …

Sinking Sundarbans islands underline climate crisis

Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on Sagar Island in the Sundarbans estuary, her house has been …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

JF Ptak Science Books

JF Ptak Science Books <i>Quick Post</i><p>Reckoning time from city to city before the adoption of Standard Time (1883/4) was a difficult and confusing process. …

The One Mantra to Adopt If Weight Loss Is Your Goal in 2018

I know, I know: Mantras sound woo-woo, but used well, they can be very effective for helping us think with our long-term, rational minds, as opposed …

Making China Great Again

As Donald Trump surrenders America’s global commitments, Xi Jinping is learning to pick up the pieces.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When the Chinese action movie “Wolf Warrior II” arrived in theatres, in July, it looked like a …

China

Who Gets to Own Outer Space?

Of all the great American industrial undertakings of the 20th century, the most high-minded and romantic was the Apollo project. Americans first flew …

2018 Food Trends: Here’s what everyone will be eating (and Instagramming)

Nothing unites Americans quite like their love — or hatred — of food. Food trends attract a special kind of admiration and sometimes, disgust: In …

This Vanilla Cake Is Pure Magic

<b>Prepare the pan:</b> Coat an 8-inch square pan that is 2 inches deep with cooking spray. Cut 2 (8- by 12- to 16-inch) sheets of parchment paper. Lay one …

The lessons of violence and inequality through the ages

<b>The Great Leveller: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century</b> By Walter Scheidel. <i>Princeton University</i> …

Great Depression

With 1 Christmas Tweet, Elon Musk Gave a Masterful Lesson in Leadership (and Customer Relations)

Leadership isn't just about how you treat employees.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I confess to finding more than a few Tesla owners a little hard to stomach.<p>It's the license plates, you see.<p>They waft around my local freeways …

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

The body is obsolete: Stelarc’s radical experiments with alternate human forms - The Kernel

Since the ’70s, transhumanist artist Stelarc has used himself as an experimental canvas for exploring his ideas about the body’s obsolescence and its …

Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor Claims Nazis Weren't 'Savages.' Then He Used an American Soldier to Prove It

To the ordinary citizen, the name Benjamin Ferencz doesn't have any particular significance. However, for a world reeling from the aftermath of the …

Could getting (a little bit) high be good for your brain?

Remember those “this is your brain on drugs” commercials? The message was pretty clear: Getting high fried your brain. Well, call up your D.A.R.E. …

It took a century to create the weekend—and only a decade to undo it

We made up the weekend the same way we made up the week. The earth actually does rotate around the sun once a year, taking about 365.25 days. The sun truly rises and sets over twenty-four hours. But the week is man-made, arbitrary, a substance not found in nature. That seven-day cycle in which we …

Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain

Could learning to dance the minuet or fandango help to protect our brains from aging?<p>A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance. The demands it places on …

'Sesame Street' introduces Julia, an autistic Muppet, to regular cast

A couple of years ago, <i>Sesame Street</i> took a major step toward reaching out to even more children by introducing a character named Julia, a Muppet …

The big winner at SXSW this year wasn't an app: It was a mattress company

The annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, has catapulted various apps to stardom, although they haven't always lasted much longer than …

Nazis were actual meth heads and history makes so much more sense

Ever wondered what a powerful country in the midst of a meth epidemic might look like under fascist leadership?<p>Turns out there's precedent, and it's …

World History

Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food As A Weapon Of Control

President Trump recently described Frederick Douglass as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice." The president's muddled tense – it came out sounding as if the 19th-century abolitionist were alive with a galloping Twitter following – …

Frederick Douglass

Workplace wearables raise new privacy dilemmas for staff, firms

With the proliferation of wearable technology, companies are increasingly finding motivation to encourage staff to don connected devices.<p>But on IDG’s CIO site tech writer Gary Eastwood delves into some of the worrisome privacy implications of wearbles in the workplace on employees.<p>Companies are …