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It’s Time to Put Journalists in Charge of the Algorithms

Applying Five Principles of Journalism To Prevent The Weaponization of Social Media<p>As election day 2016 approached in the United States, thousands of …

How I Get It Done: Ann Curry

Ann Curry.<p><i>Ann Curry</i> <i>is an award-winning journalist and former NBC News anchor and co-host of the</i> Today <i>show. Now, she has a new six-part PBS series,</i> …

Antiques Roadshow

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

France

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Northern Canada

The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke …

The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry

Every baffled new parent goes searching for answers in baby manuals. But what they really offer is the reassuring fantasy that life’s most difficult questions have one right answer.<br>By Oliver Burkeman<p>Human beings are born too soon. Within hours of arriving in the world, a baby antelope can clamber …

Evolutionary Biology

Why Nike Sees Social Responsibility As An Opportunity To Innovate

Nike’s Hannah Jones and soccer great Abby Wambach are finding powerful, targeted ways to foster respect for the planet and all who live—and play—on it.<p>Environmental protection and equal opportunity are two of today’s most pressing global issues. Nike sustainability head Hannah Jones and soccer star …

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.<p>While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of …

11 Ways to Decorate With Vintage Ladders

01 of 12<p>Decorative Wooden Ladder Ideas<p>When a ladder is no longer safe to climb, it used to be forgotten about and exposed to the elements. In recent …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

This Chapel-Turned-Office in Belgium Is Unbelievably Cool

Klaarchitectuur fashions an office space for their firm that balances the building's communal past with modern workplace needs.<p>Klaarchitectuur, helmed by architect Gregory Nijs and located in Truiden, Belgium, writes of the project to transform an historic chapel, "One of the most important …

10 developments set to reshape U.S. cities in 2018

A look at some of the megaprojects and supertall towers opening or hitting big milestones later this year<p>With so many megaprojects under construction or breaking ground, it can be very confusing trying to keep track of billion-dollar developments. From supertalls to new residential towers, scores …

American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

GSC a.k.a. Platinum Cookies f.k.a. Girl Scout Cookies<p>Dark, mossy-colored buds accentuated by pops of deep purple and glazed with tiny dank crystals, …

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Top Ten Podcasts Every Marketer Should Listen to

Dedicate yourself to learning in 2018.<p>As marketers, we live busy lives. We're under pressure to learn as much as we can as quickly as we can so that we can ride trends and help our brand to reach as many potential customers as possible. The problem is that as marketers we are also busy creatures …

Ten Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In all the discussion about this decades-long conflict and the quest for a solution, some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed, or skewed.<p>Not only does this do a disservice to history, but it also contributes to prolonging the conflict by perpetuating false assumptions and …

Why sleep deprivation affects each of us differently

Losing sleep in favor of some good holiday fun a few times each year is nothing to worry about, but chronic sleep deprivation can have adverse health …

60-Million-Year-Old Meteor Strike Uncovered on Remote Isle of Skye

A remote island in Scotland bears traces of out-of-this-world minerals from a 60-million-year-old meteorite impact.<p>A team of geologists from …

Our solar system may have formed in a star-making ‘bubble’

Scientists have proposed a new, comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead …

The Most Important Factor in Closing a Deal: 3 Ways Modern Sales Pros Build Trust

Great salespeople don't focus on products or services, at least not at first. Great salespeople start with building genuine trust.<p>Great salespeople close more deals. But finalizing the sale comes at the <i>end</i> of the process.<p>And you'll never get to that point in the sales process if you don't start by …

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Physics

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books