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The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know

The heroic quest predates written language, and its basic structure can help leaders guide teams through huge changes.<p>When Ray Anderson, former CEO of the carpet company Interface, realized that his company needed to lead the charge on sustainability, he didn’t just plan an initiative and put it …

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

Researchers at Poland’s Institute of Nuclear Physics found complex ‘fractal’ patterning of sentences in literature, particularly in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, which resemble ‘ideal’ maths seen in nature<p>James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to …

Literature

Check Out This Surprisingly Powerful Computer That Costs Less Than $10

At just $9, every kid could have one.<p>It’s taken for granted that everyone has a computer. But it’s not true. Computers may be all but essential to …

Raspberry Pi

A 3D-Printed Digital Sun Dial Is as Easy to Read as a Cheap Digital Watch

Try wrapping your head around this one. An Etsy seller in France has somehow managed to design a remarkable 3D-printed sundial that shows the time as …

Here's a simple trick to make people like you in 2 seconds

<i>Quick: Smile! But not too broadly. Introduce yourself — but not so fast!</i> Time's up.<p>Fortunately, there's a simple psychological strategy for combatting the anxiety associated with meeting new people. The trick? Don't think of them as new.<p>Instead, you'll want to do what speaker and author Nicholas …

Talk Shows

Watch a North Korean Military Parade In VR With This Free App

I went to Pyongyang today: I stayed in an immaculate North Korean hotel room, watched as the country’s ballistic missiles paraded past me, and saw …

The 15 worst corporate logo fails

And when it's bad, it can scare people away for good.<p>We've gathered some of the worst logo fails of all time. These unintentionally (or sometimes intentionally) reminded consumers of sex acts, lewd behavior, and other things that make 13-year-olds hysterical.<p>Many were pulled, and all will go down …

Here Is A Must Have YouTube Tool for Teachers

December 2, 2015<br>ViewPure is absolutely an excellent tool for teachers and students. It allows you to watch YouTube videos in a clean and …

Inside The Factory of Andy Warhol with Photographer Billy Name

“I was sort of like Andy’s boyfriend,” says Warhol Factory photographer, manager, and sometime bodyguard Billy Name (née William Linich) of his …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Physics

Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

It's a warning sign at art museums around the world: "Don't touch the artwork."<p>But Spain's famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they're encouraged to do so.<p>The Prado has made 3-D copies of some of the most renowned works …

A Smoldering Bouquet of Roses Photographed by Ars Thanea | Colossal

<p>As part of a reference photoshoot for an illustration project by Warsaw-based creative studio Ars Thanea, a bouquet of roses was set on fire and …

How A Police Sketch Artist Works

Police sketches are typically thought of as manifestations of memory, but Jason Harvey’s portraits highlight extraordinary technique.<p>Forensic artist Jason Harvey has conducted interviews with countless crime victims to illustrate a suspect’s face, but the process always starts out the same. Tell me …

Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

Employment

There Were American Nazi Summer Camps Across the US in the 1930s

During the latter half of the 1930s, a surprising number of Nazi-themed summer camps sprouted across the United States. Organized locally and without …

Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Reuters has implemented a new worldwide policy for freelance photographers that bans photos that were processed from RAW files. Photographers must …

'Fantasia' turns 75: Let's look back at its most traumatizing moments (a.k.a. all of them)

Like it (yay classical music!), loathe it (ugh, classical music), or fear it vehemently to this day (<i>what's happening to the dinosaurs?!</i>), chances …

This Easy-to-Make Drink May Ruin Regular Coffee for You Forever

So let’s see — we’ve got coffee for that much-needed energy buzz, Amaretto for that warm, giddy feeling and chocolate to help all your troubles melt away. We’re pretty sure that’s the perfect formula for a festive winter drink that’ll leave you with a giant smile on your face (there were certainly …

In 1947, Ten Comic Strip Artists Were Asked To Draw Their Characters Blindfolded

A comic strip artist will end up drawing the same characters so many thousands of times, that you’d figure they could draw them with their eyes …

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Architects Turn Iceland’s Boring Electricity Pylons Into Giant Human Statues

Choi and Shine want to transform how utility structures are built. Their “Land of Giants™” design, proposed in 2008, sees electrical pylons as …

How lust shaped the art of Auguste Rodin

<b>Auguste Rodin was born in Paris on November 12 1840. The great sculptor's voracious sexual appetite is inseparable from his thrillingly sensuous work, says Richard Dorment. This article was first published in 2006, to accompany a major Rodin exhibition at the Royal Academy.</b><p>When Auguste Rodin died …

This Christmas commercial is a tear-jerking reminder of childhood space dreams

Holiday gift ads usually suck, but this one—a heart-warming reminder of every child’s daydreams of space and the man that lives on the moon—is just …

The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health

To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from the Occupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations.<p>In order to analyze jobs by their impact on workers' health, we took O*NET measures of six health risks in each of the …

American Airlines

This Interactive Visualization Explains If Daylight Saving Works For You

Whether you love it or hate it, we’re currently stuck with Daylight Saving Time. If you’re on still on the fence, though, this interactive …

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

Microsoft Surface Book Review: So Good, I Might Switch Back to Windows

Here’s a crazy one. In the progression of gadgets to crawl from the primordial pool, Microsoft’s ambitious Surface Book feels like a punctuation …

All of the ways US intelligence thought Hitler may try to disguise himself

Fearful that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler would attempt to flee Germany, US intelligence tried to predict what the Führer would look like if he altered his appearance.<p>The Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA, hired American make-up artist Eddie Senz to alter Hitler's portrait in various …

Normandy Campaign