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The “Third World” Is Not Your Classroom

A growing number of privileged Americans are studying and working in low-income countries. How do you prime the young and high-achieving for …

The Only Thing I Envy Men

I have often, in the past decade or so, wanted to write something about “women writers,” whatever that means (and whatever “about” means), but the words “women writers” seemed already to carry their own derogation, and I found the words slightly nauseating, in a way that reminded me of that fancy, …

26 Movies Every Woman Should See Before She Turns 30

Of all the milestone birthdays I’ve hit so far in my life, the big 30 is my favorite. (Yes, even better than 21.) Those round numbers can feel scary, …

Relationships

10 Former Viral Sensations on Life After Internet Fame

Internet fame comes on like an earthquake, with little warning. In a matter of hours, a video can go viral and be viewed 50 million times. Then it …

Who's Winning the Fashion E-Commerce Race?

Fashion e-commerce is heating up. In a race between luxury incumbents, ‘pure play’ e-tailers and a slew of upstarts with new business models, who …

Bennet Omalu, Concussions, and the NFL: How One Doctor Changed Football Forever

Let's say you run a multibillion-dollar football league. And let's say the scientific community—starting with one young pathologist in Pittsburgh and growing into a chorus of neuroscientists across the country—comes to you and says concussions are making your players crazy, crazy enough to kill …

the science of beauty

Science journalist Douglas Main explores the scientific roots of beauty, from evolution to art, symmetry to fertility.<p>We talk about beauty as if it were merely subjective: It is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder. And while you and I may disagree about who or what we find to be beautiful, …

No Normal

One of my earliest childhood memories is my father taking me in the evening to Samena Swim & Recreation Club in Bellevue. It was just him and me. I’d taken swim lessons and could hang out by myself with the help of water wings, goggles, and a kickboard while my father swam laps in a nearby lane. I …

the 35 most stylish films of all time

From Clueless to A Clockwork Orange, we choose 35 of the best-looking, beautifully dressed films out there.<p><b>1. A Clockwork Orange</b><b>, 1971</b>Malcolm McDowell plays mad bastard and head of the Droogs in a derby hat, suspenders and bootboy look that has permeated through pop culture in the 40 years since. …

7 Little-Known Secrets to Getting Featured in Any Publication | Inc.com

I recently took a trip down to San Francisco to cover a story that was of interest to me at the Global Mobile Internet Conference. While I was there, I had a chance to sit down with branding expert Clayton Wood. Since we basically have the same background, we were able to talk endlessly about …

Why Are We Still So Obsessed With the 'Meet-Cute'?

Further proof that there’s a fine line between romance and mildly creepy stupidity: a man recently wrote in to <i>Slate</i>’s advice column <i>Dear Prudence</i> …

Relationships

An FBI Agent's 5 Steps to Developing Mental Toughness | Inc.com

Mental toughness.<p>It's the ability to push through difficult (and even painful) situations while maintaining peak performance. It's what separates the elite from the above average, and is only gained through training and hard work. For entrepreneurs and business owners, it means having the grit you …

Self-improvement

I Can't Travel to Where You Are

<b>Arizona:</b> You are still alive and happy. We’re dancing to A Tribe Called Quest in your living room. It’s 2001. We’re seniors in college. You are my …

University of Cambridge

At Google, the Science of Working Better

Start by hiring the right people, says Laszlo Bock, then give them freedom<p>“Honestly, work just sucks for too many people,” says Laszlo Bock, head of human resources at Google Inc. That, he says, is why he is so eager to give away the lessons he has learned in the course of taking Google from 3,000 …

The Workplace

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

eCommerce

Violent Psychopaths Don't Register Punishment, Study Says

Violent psychopaths seem to have abnormalities in the parts of the brain that learn from punishment, according to a new study published in the …

100 Beautiful Words From The English Language That You Need To Use More

For those learning, trying to master the intricacies of the English Language can often pose more than few hurdles. For starters there are many words …

Five Reasons to Love Fashion Designer Bibhu Mohapatra

Credit: Antony Magne<p>On one particularly cold morning, we arrive at an unassuming building in New York's garment district a bit rushed and anxious. Entering the brass doors, we approach an old man behind the front desk and ask for directions.<p>Without looking up he points to the elevator and mumbles, …

Kino

The man always sat in the same seat, the stool farthest down the counter. When it wasn’t occupied, that is, but it was nearly always free. The bar was seldom crowded, and that particular seat was the most inconspicuous and the least comfortable. A staircase in the back made the ceiling slanted and …

Can 'Best Companies To Work For' Lists Be Trusted?

Back in 1999, I lived in Evanston, outside Chicago. I was consulting and writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, which was a thing at that time. I started an online community called ChicWIT — Chicago Women in Technology.<p>The online community got very big. Eventually it had sixty thousand members all over …

Top of the class: The high school on film

From Rebel Without a Cause to Mean Girls, the corridors and cafeterias of the high school play a central role in US cinema. Nick Barber takes a closer look.<p>It’s been 60 years since James Dean taught a generation how to slouch stylishly in Rebel Without a Cause, but one sequence near the beginning …

Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan & gluten free}

Healthy Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan & gluten free}<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>15 mins<p>Total time<p>25 mins<p>Healthy, gluten free …

China’s Elusive Fashion Capital, Part 1

Almost every major fashion country has one city that shines brighter than the rest. But China’s vast, diverse market defies the norm. In Part 1 of a …

A year of designing at Facebook

And how it’s different than designing at a startup<p>One year ago today the Branch team became part of Facebook. While excited for our new chapter, I …

Daily Research 101

– a six step guide to mastering your area of interest<p>I’m often asked how we find all the great speakers for The Conference. The short answer is, it …

Entrepreneurship

Designing the Hiring Process

Uncovering the collective wisdom of<br>design leaders about their hiring processes.<p>Hiring designers is hard. <i>Really hard</i>. In a world where nearly every …