Sam Oster

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Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a …

10 Coolest Dog Breeds For The Man About Town

I’ve had the pleasure of owning a few dogs that have been both best friends and an amazing family companions. This got me thinking about what dogs …

You've Been Rolling Your Shirtsleeves Wrong Your Entire Life

As tempting as it is to wear short-sleeved dress shirts to work during the summer, they are undoubtedly your least fashionable option.<p>Try this classic double-roll technique to keep your shirtsleeves tidy, prevent unraveling, and stay cool. Thanks to our friend Style Girlfriend, who turned us on to …

Goblin Emperor Has One Of The Most Lovable Characters We've Met In Ages

<i>The Goblin Emperor</i> is a fantasy novel worth reading, though it's hard to describe. It's a story of court intrigue, in a steampunk world inhabited …

Books

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating …

Machine Learning

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

5 Ways To Go From Multitasking Muddle To Model Of Efficiency

At his Salt Lake City plant, Jim Holbrook, founder and president of Premier Plastics, applies lean manufacturing principles to make operations as efficient as possible.<p>But it was a different story in his office, before he quit multitasking about a year ago. He was working 12–14 hours a day, six …

These Interview Fake-Outs Reveal What Your Employer Really Wants To Know

By Joshua Rivera5 minute Read<p>There are few professional rituals as steadfast as the job interview. But there is one way in which interviews are …

Kurt Cobain's Downward Spiral: The Last Days of Nirvana's Leader

In this investigative report, Rolling Stone traces Cobain's final days – from his nearly fatal drug overdose in Rome to the discovery of his body one …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

European Union

Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of March

In the world of dance music, March will be remembered first and foremost for the passing of house progenitor Frankie Knuckles on the final day of the month. If you haven't read our remembrance by Barry Walters, please stop what you're doing and check it out. It's hard to put into words what …

My First Year of Coding

One year ago today I sat down and started a project that has changed my life. That sounds totally corny but it’s true. April 1st of last year was day …

Loneliness

How to Not Try

Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.<p>Trying hasn't gone out of style. It was never in style. Cool is in style, and cool means moving through the world at once effortlessly and …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

Search

FORTUNE — Duncan Lamb has a mission. He wants to put a dent in our smartphone addictions and allow us, the screen-obsessed people of the web, to look up from those devices a little more. As a former creative director of Nokia, that’s a slightly confusing mission.<p>But Lamb is hardly the first to rail …

Why Do So Few Companies Invest in Leadership Development? | Inc.com

Here's an interesting contradiction: According to a survey from executive team consultancy Gap International, executives overwhelmingly agree that talent can make or break a company; yet only a minority actually say they invest in leadership development programs.<p>How important is maximizing a …

Leadership

This seriously badass exoskeleton can lift well over 200 pounds

Italian engineers have developed a wearable robot that allows operators to to lift up to 110 pounds (50kg) in each extended hand.<p>Developed by …

Robotics

Lose Yourself in these Stunning Lunar Maps

From the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Lunar Map Catalogue comes a gorgeous series of charts of the Moon's nearside, farside and poles.<p><b>Click here</b> …

Maps

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Employment

Throwing in the towel on becoming a programmer

Man learn Javascript, c. 1900.<p>I think ready to hang up my programmer skates. In fact, it seems more likely that I never had skates to begin with. In …

Are photographic memories real -- and could you have one?

There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual …

The Brain

If you manage your time terribly, you’ll get more done

I’m terrible at doing what people tell me I should do, but I still get things done. I’m not sure why this is, but here is my best guess:<p><b>I manage my desires more than my time.</b><p>In high school, I never seemed to find time to do homework I didn’t want to do. It got so bad that in 1969 my high school …

Time Management