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Omnisexual, gynosexual, demisexual: What’s behind the surge in sexual identities?

In 1976, the French philosopher Michel Foucault made the meticulously researched case that sexuality is a social construct used as a form of control. In the 40 years since, society has been busy constructing sexualities. Alongside the traditional orientations of heterosexual, homosexual, and …

LGBTQI

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Venture capital companies invested a record amount of money — $5.3 billion — in travel startups in 2017. In its latest report, Skift Research …

Tourism

Are Cloaking Devices Coming? Metalens-Shaped Light May Lead The Way

For as long as human beings have been writing about fantasy, myth, and science fiction, the dream of invisibility has always been a top priority. While <i>Star Trek</i> brought the idea of a cloaking device into the popular consciousness, the closest we’ve come has been through the development of stealth …

Star Trek

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Cold War

Vago makes it easy to vacuum pack your luggage

If you travel with lots of winter gear, this tiny portable vacuum compressor easily helps you make space.<p><i>Editor's note: This hands-on has been updated to include information about reported Kickstarter issues.</i><p>If you're like me and prefer traveling to cold countries, then you'll know that packing can …

Gear & Gadgets

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

Bravo TV

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Pushpin — An Open Source Library That Turns REST APIs into Realtime APIs

An intro to evented APIs and how to build them with Pushpin<p>“Real-time” is becoming an omnipresent force in the modern tech stack. As consumers demand …

Microservices

Here's Why Perfume Descriptions Are Never About Smell

Storytelling sells scents.<p>If you’re among those who shop for cosmetics online, you may have noticed fragrance descriptions like this:<p>His telegrams came repeatedly and she persisted in ignoring them. He knew what she was capable of, but she refused to work his way. This time, despite herself, she …

Beauty

How Many of These 14 Common Negotiating Mistakes Do You Make?

You might not even know you're messing up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of business -- and life -- is about negotiation. We need to be able to find common ground to make connections, work together and sell to one another. That's why it's important for a business …

Entrepreneurship

Tourism brings €2.7 billion to Amsterdam

Tourism in Amsterdam is growing faster than in other, comparable cities and it contributes 2.7 billion euros to the prosperity of the Dutch capital, …

As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back

A group of cyclists slams on the brakes as a man pushing a wheeled suitcase stops abruptly in the middle of a busy bike path in downtown Amsterdam to pick up a toiletries bag he dropped.<p>"If we wait a bit longer, he'll probably start cleaning his teeth," one rider says to his neighbor, humor failing …

A Roomba of one’s own

From Samsung televisions, to Amazon Echoes, Apple tablets to FitBit trackers, the devices that surround us are controlled by software companies. We don’t truly own our devices: the companies own us.<p>It was recently revealed that that Google collects location information from Android phones, even …

Why Do We Tell Stories?

Story-telling manages to achieve coordination in social behaviour as well as promote cooperation, thereby performing an important adaptive role in …

Learn to edit before you shoot to tell a better story

If you’ve been making films or videos for any length of time, you quickly figure out how important it is to plan in advance. But for things like run …

Filmmaking

Scientific Proof Is A Myth

You’ve heard of our greatest scientific theories: the theory of evolution, the Big Bang theory, the theory of gravity. You’ve also heard of the concept of a proof, and the claims that certain pieces of evidence prove the validities of these theories. Fossils, genetic inheritance, and DNA prove the …

Physics

Actress Shireen Sungkar promotes Wonderful Indonesia

Actress Shireen Sungkar has agreed to do a co-branding deal with the Wonderful Indonesia tourism brand. She is among the 20 Indonesian celebrities …

Why Harvey Weinstein is disgraced but Donald Trump is president

The allegations against Weinstein and Trump are strikingly similar. Why have the outcomes been so different?<p>The story, by now, reads as familiar. Summer Zervos got her big break appearing on a network television show. This was 2007, and Zervos was a young woman from Orange County, California, eager …

Donald Trump

Green School, Bali: where there are no walls, no algebra classes and no limits

Rachel Thomas / Stuff.co.nz<p>At Baliʼs Green School children aged 3-18 learn from a curriculum based on sustainability and enterprise. The music was …

Trouble in Indonesian tourist paradise

The islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot — but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in …

Asia

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past | Inc.com

"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want to see what's going on at Toys R …

Innovation

Activision Researched Using Matchmaking Tricks to Sell In-Game Items

Activision was granted a patent this month for a system it uses to convince people in multiplayer games to purchase items for a game through …

How to Start a Story

This is a question I hear a lot: <i>How do I start my story?</i> The answer is simple, but not easy. Got your diving mask on? Ready to figure out how to …

Stephen King

The race to instant gratification and fear of missing out

Jinay had no idea it would lead to this. A few days back when he chose to rant out his frustrations about the plight of basic necessities in the …

Advanced analytics in hospitality

Digital technologies are creating value and rearranging roles in the travel industry. Here’s how industry leaders are profiting from the change.<p><b>Over</b> …

What The Success Of Bitcoin Tells Us About The Power Of Storytelling

Imagine you could own one of two currencies. One currency is easy to obtain. In fact, you won’t have to do any more than live your life in the usual way — paying by credit card and eating occasional meals at restaurants — in order to fill up your account. You can exchange that currency at any time …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Bawah Island, Indonesia's incredible new island retreat

There's a tiny clutch of islands adrift between Malaysia and Borneo which had hitherto gone unnoticed. Now a sensational new private-island retreat, …

What Quilting and Embroidery Can Teach us About Narrative Form

Many more times a day than I believe to be normal, I will catch something falling from my desk, mid-air.<p>In my hand will be an object that I myself …

The 1 Deeply Sad Reason Success Can't Create Real Happiness | Inc.com

Success doesn't occur without exploitation. Using the conventional measurements of titles and money to define success--a limited definition to be sure--we can observe that obtaining a limited resource implies the negation of its access to others. Basically, if you're eating half of a warm apple pie …

Self-improvement