Renee Martensen

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Apple's latest hire is a sign that it's focusing on services, not devices

Apple's latest hire should give you a good clue about where its priorities as a business lie.<p>The new guy doesn't have anything to do with phones. Or watches. Or cars. Or augmented reality glasses.<p>Apple's newest employee is Shiva Rajaraman, a veteran product manager who most recently worked at …

Why the Lowly Dandelion Is a Better Metaphor for Leaders than the Mighty Banyan

Banyans are among the world’s largest and longest-living trees — one in India is more than 200 years old and is reported to be the world’s largest tree. Bigger than the average Wal-Mart, it has a canopy of more than 19,000 square meters. Not surprisingly, this visual distinctiveness has come to …

South-east Asia

9 Travel Apps That Will Change The Way You Vacation

Let's Get Outta Town<p>We highly recommend you download this app for the next time your flight is delayed or canceled—AirHelp can get you reimbursed at …

Apps

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

Ladies, science says these are the best dance moves

Science says women should let their hips swing and make sure their legs and arms feel the beat if they want to be judged as a good dancer.<p>A study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports hints at the key to sexy dance moves right at the front of its decidedly unsexy title: "Optimal …

Dancing

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha's, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

How a computer sees history after "reading" 35 million news stories

So far, humans have relied on the written word to record what we know as history. When artificial intelligence researchers ran billions of those …

Artificial Intelligence

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for comfort eating over Christmas

Main course,Side dish,Meat,Game,Vegetables,Spanish food and drink,Christmas,Food & drink,Life and style<p>From peppers stuffed with chorizo and almonds to burnt sprouts with a cheesy, gingery dressing: oven bakes, roasts and charred dishes for maximum comfort<p>I usually do three recipes for this column, …

Recipes

How diabetes drug metformin prevents, suppresses cancer growth

Metformin growth inhibition process (credit: Lianfeng Wu et al./Cell)A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School …

Croissant Bread Pudding Is the Ultimate Brunch Win

If you're hosting brunch this weekend, promise me you'll stop at your local bakery and pick up some croissants today. Leave them out to get a little …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

Ralph Lauren

5 Foods That Make You Look Younger, According to Science

We have some bad news: Along with living in pollution, sleeping in your makeup, and massaging in your products with the wrong fingers (really), what …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

Employee Engagement

The man who made scientists question themselves has just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

Clinical Trials

The Science of Why We Buy Clothes We Never Wear

Your closet is probably loaded with clothes with tags still on.<p>As a consumer psychologist and researcher I spend a lot of time peeking under people’s …

Clothing

This Is the Music You Should Listen to Before an Interview, According to Science

<b>Who run the world? GIRLS.</b> <b>Sign up</b> <b>for</b> <i>Mic</i><b>'s feminist of the day newsletter and slay.</b><p>Interviewing is one of the most nerve-racking, invasive and …

Darth Vader

Copper is key in burning fat - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new study is further burnishing copper’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the …

Having a Difficult Conversation with Someone from a Different Culture

Most of us don’t enjoy having difficult conversations, period — but when they involve someone from our own culture, we can usually rely on some basic shared assumptions about what the interaction should look like. When we have a difficult conversation with someone from a different culture, however, …

Management

The Food Lab: Use Chickpeas to Make the Easiest Egg-Free Mayonnaise

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>When I last worked on making vegan mayonnaise, I tried a whole slew of egg replacements before I finally settled on soft tofu. It works, but it requires a good amount of tofu—enough that you can taste the tofu a bit in …

6 Anti-Aging Skin-Care Ingredients Every Woman Should Be Using by 30

How young is too young to start an anti-aging regimen? According to Sherry Ingraham, M.D., it's a question that she fields almost daily at her dermatology practice in Texas. “If you think of sunscreen as the most important anti-aging product, you should start as soon as you possibly can!” she says. …

Six Magical Food Hacks That Totally, Completely, Definitely Work

<i>Want to be free from flavorless soups, rusty pans, and endless arguments over how to split a restaurant check? Culinary wizards (no, really) Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky are here to help with six food hacks that will change your life whether you want them to or not.</i>

How to Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee

Nothing is more costly to an organization’s culture than a toxic employee. Research shows that rudeness is like the common cold — it’s contagious, spreads quickly, and anyone can be a carrier.<p>Dylan Minor, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and Michael Housman, chief …

Employment

5 Romantic Meals You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

Less time spent cooking in the kitchen means more time heating up the boudoir.<p>Make Valentine's Day dinner less hectic, but still impressive, with the …