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Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Frequent-flyer Programs

You can now buy the brains behind Amazon’s Alexa

The deep neural networks that power Amazon’s popular voice assistant are up for sale.<p>Developers will now be able to build their own virtual personal assistants for platforms like Facebook Messenger and Slack with a tool called Amazon Lex, the company announced at its Amazon Web Services Summit …

Machine Learning

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Does this chess problem reveal the key to human consciousness?

Computers can't solve this chess problem. Can you?<p>Artificial intelligence hasn't taken over the world ... yet. But while humans can still outperform …

Watch a Sony A7R II Mirrorless Camera Get Built from Scratch at a Factory in Thailand (Shutterbug Video)

<i>Shutterbug</i> just returned from a trip to Thailand where we got to visit the Sony Technology factory in Chonburi, which manufactures Sony cameras, …

The best rooftop bars—with views—at New York City hotels - Curbed NY

Though it may not feel like it right now, spring is just around the corner, which also means that soon, most New Yorkers will be feeling the itch to be outdoors. There are plenty of places to satisfy that ourdoorsy urge (parks! beaches!), but the city's plethora of trendy hotels offer some of the …

Three Theories Explaining What Parallel Universes Are and How They Can Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them …

Neuroscience learns what Buddhism has known for ages: There is no constant self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Meditation

The best bars to go to alone in NYC

Yes, you should visit the best bars to go to alone in NYC. Whether you’re working on your novel or just trying to carve out a little me time, there …

grilled cheese

We’re not in a bubble — we’re in a revolution

Two hundred twenty nine. That was the number of private companies valued at a billion dollars or more—so-called “unicorns”—worldwide in January 2016, according to a report released by VentureBeat. The Wall Street Journal offered a more conservative estimate, but even there the overall trend was …

Manufacturing

Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment

I’m at the kitchen sink, after a long day of work and kids and chores and the emotional exhaustion of a toxic election season, attempting to mindfully focus on congealed SpaghettiOs. My brain flits to the Netflix queue. I manhandle my thoughts back to the leaky orange glob in front of me. My brain …

Mindfulness

Private Equity Fund Raises $100 Million for Cannabis Startups

With several more states poised to legalize marijuana in some form, investors continue to pump money into the burgeoning legal cannabis industry.<p>On …

Transcendental Meditation, which Bridgewater's Ray Dalio calls 'the single biggest influence' on his life, is taking over Wall Street

Around eight years ago, Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio introduced Transcendental Meditation to his 735 employees.<p>Dalio had already established a unique, intense culture at Bridgewater that he likes to say is akin to being part of an "intellectual Navy SEALs," and he believed that …

Google’s DeepMind team have created a human like memory for their AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Memory fills the gaps in information that even todays best AI algorithms can’t.<p>Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence lab …

HEADSPACE: MEDITATING 10 MINUTES AT A TIME

A few months after Peter died, I attended an open meditation class in a large auditorium which proved to be a complete disaster. I wrote about it in a blog which described my abysmal foray into the world of meditation, complete with sobbing, used wet tissues, puffy red eyes, and a firm resolve that …

Making data analytics work for you--instead of the other way around

Does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re spinning your wheels. Here’s how to discover one and then translate it into action.<p><b>The data-analytics</b> …

Twelve ways to have a better iOS 10 life

1 Improved touch controls<p>Several buttons now have “3D touch”: they respond to the force used (iPhone 6S or newer devices). A hard press on the timer icon pops up shortcuts to common timer lengths, while the torch icon lets you choose brightness and the camera icon lets you jump to video or selfie …

Apps

Three Proven Ways To Double Your Results On LinkedIn

For years, I got zero results on LinkedIn. Zilch. Nada. A big goose egg.<p>Today, I get nearly all my clients from LinkedIn. They call – or email – me. In this article, I’m going to show you three unbelievably effective ways to turn LinkedIn into an engine that can power your career to a much greater …

Innovation

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …

Augmented Reality

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

And may scare you too<p>Google is one of the companies at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence research, and being in that position means they have the most to worry about. The idea of a robot takeover may still be an abstract, science fictional concept to us, but Google has actually …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Smart Ways to Plan Your Living Room Design

Consider this the ultimate how-to for arranging living room furniture based on the space and your personal style.<p>You've finally overcome the major design challenge of finding a cohesive group of living room furnishings you love. But now you're faced with an equally tricky task: finding the perfect …

18 Must-Have Apps to Become Your Best Self

Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from <i>SUCCESS</i> magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life. To …

Apps

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

Insights into the World of Business Intelligence and Workforce Analytics: 10 Things to Know

Business Intelligence, Business Analysis and Predictive Analysis are the pillars of workforce data analytics. While the former was extracted out of …

Big Data

These billion-dollar startups didn't exist 5 years ago

Business Insider analyzed Pitchbook data to find the startups based in the US who reached the $1 billion mark in that timeframe — in other words, the youngest crop of the "unicorn" companies.<p>Here are the 17 privately held startups that have created businesses worth more than a billion dollars in …

Costco's New Credit Card: 5 Things to Know Before the End of May

Image source: Wikimedia Commons.<p>The long relationship between <b>Costco</b> and <b>American Express</b> is coming to an end next month with the introduction of a new co-branded <b>Visa</b> card that will take its place. How will the change impact members of the warehouse giant? Here are five things you need to know.<p><b>1.</b> …

Personal Finance

Japanese 3D Galaxy Map Confirms Einstein Was One Smart Dude

On June 30th, 1905, Albert Einstein started a revolution with the publication of theory of Special Relativity. This theory, among other things, …