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12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Language

10 Most inspirational rags-to-riches entrepreneurs of all time

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+1<p>Shares 31<p>Some of the richest people in the world were born into their wealth. But many of them started with nothing, and through …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Apps

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these clich …

Employment

How to Cram 45 Minutes of Exercise into 1 Minute

Now we're talkin'.<p>We all have a minute to spare, and it's bullshit if you think otherwise. That's less than the time it takes to use the restroom, to find a phone charger, to eat a sandwich. It's also all the time we need to get swoll.<p>According to <i>The New York Times</i>, a new study tested the effects …

Exercise

A startup that just launched out of stealth a few months ago thinks it's found a way to treat cancer, and it just got bought for up to $10 billion

But the startup's investors could get up to $4 billion more if Stemcentrx hits successful milestones for clinical developments. Plus the company had about $400 million in the bank. So all in, it's about a $10.2 billion deal.<p>Stemcentrx is researching drugs designed to treat cancer by targeting …

Stem Cells

Habits of Unicorn Entrepreneurs

In 2013, Aileen Lee, founder of Cowboy Ventures, gave billion-dollar startups a special name, the "Unicorn Club." Lee defines this exclusive club as "U.S.-based software companies started since 2003 and valued at over $1 billion by public or private market investors." At the time of her TechCrunch …

Startups

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology