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The first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first …

Anthropology

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.<p>The Oracles • Content Provider<p>Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at …

32 Books Highly Recommended by Extremely Successful People

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommend titles.<p>The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to …

Science Says Children Will Grow Up to Have a Happier and Longer Life If You Teach Them This 1 Habit

The use of two words on a regular basis could be the key to better health and wellness.<p>Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "<b>thank you"</b>, who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness--not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a …

Happiness

5 Stereotypes Of Silicon Beach That Just Aren't True

LA isn't quite as bad as everyone says it is.<p>I recently packed up my life and moved from Chicago to LA.<p>Before I left, I heard the same advice over and over again.<p><i>"You're going to hate it there."</i><i>"Everyone is so fake."</i><i>"Watch out, Hollywood will swallow you up."</i><p>I'll be honest, in the past two months …

Keep your round £1 coins — you'll actually still need them after they stop being legal tender

Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets and rail companies are still unprepared for the new £1 coin — six months after it became legal …

3 Examples of Retargeting Strategies That Actually Work

Don’t you hate when you watch a buyer get close to converting only to do an about-face and leave your site?If there were just a way to get them back …

Marketing

BoxFox Aims To Help U.S. Retailers Sell $250 Billion Worth Of Surplus Inventory

When brick-and-mortar retailers find themselves in possession of surplus inventory that’s been taking up shelf space for months, they only have a few options for dealing with it. After trying to sell the items on clearance or return them to vendors, they’ll probably resort to donating the remaining …

eCommerce
Health Care

How to Create a Marketing Funnel That Will Increase Sales and Profits

Learn what types of content will move consumers through the funnel and help you earn conversions.<p>It takes time to convince people to make a purchase. One of the best ways to move people through the buyer journey is to create a conversion funnel, which provides consumers with small actions that lead …

After This 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Received a Condescending Message, She Responded in an Amazing and Inspiring Way

CandiDate founder and CEO Amber Wanner shares how she rises above the naysayers.<p>When you’re a young founder, you always run the risk, no matter how passionate or prepared you are, of being underestimated. So how do you rise above it, and maintain your sense of self and your conviction that what …

The 15 Biggest 'Shark Tank' Success Stories of All Time

Entrepreneurs who make it onto a “Shark Tank” episode have the opportunity to introduce their company to a viewing audience of 7 million potential …

How to Increase Your Sales 49% Faster by Using YouTube

Video is on almost every marketer’s radar.In fact, 69% of marketers say their video-marketing budget is increasing.On top of that, mobile video …

Marketing

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

This Entrepreneur's Eye-Catching Instagram Keeps Her Nail Salon 100 Percent Booked

WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid uses her account to give fans and customers an inside look into what it's like to work at her salon.<p>What started out as a side project for Sharmadean Reid has grown into a constantly booked nail salon, two books, brand-partnered pop-up shops around the world and …

A new study says more teens than expected are leaving Facebook for Instagram and Snapchat

Facebook’s teen problems may be back, says eMarketer.<p>Teens are leaving Facebook faster than expected, according to a new study from research firm eMarketer.<p>The study estimates that Facebook’s user base among 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will shrink by 3.4 percent in 2017, the first time …

Snapchat

9 Places to Get Awesome Pictures Online for Free (and Without Copyright Restrictions)

Bookmark these.<p>Everyone knows the clickability of an article or blog increases dramatically with the right image. But despite the fact that there are billions of digital pictures, it seems that finding high-quality images is still a challenge.<p>Plus, while the stock photo sites like Getty and …

Urban Exploration

You Want Your Team to Think More Creatively? Have Them Watch One of These Films

Here is my list of films guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.<p>You've probably been in this situation. You need to get a group of people, your team or a group of customers, to think creatively. Perhaps you're going to brainstorm solutions to a problem or do a co-creation session. Everyone …

Creativity

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Why,’ About the Science of Curiosity

The physicist Richard Feynman once wrote of the universe’s vastness: “It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined!” In his new book, “Why? What Makes Us Curious,” the astrophysicist and best-selling author …

After watching over 50 TED talks, these insights have stuck with me the most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

Ogilvy & Mather

Rainbow Animals Roar Across Geometric Street Art Murals

Arlin Graff's polar bears and oversized hummingbirds take over urban centers.<p>Streaked with oversized bears whose faces and bodies deconstruct into a million chroma particles, towering building faces become metaphorical nature sanctuaries in the work of Arlin Graff. The Detroit and São Paulo-based …

Streetwear

6 Tips To Create A Blog That Drives Sales And Boosts User Engagement

Way back before content marketing became a buzzword, it used to be that the simple fact of having a blog was enough to make brands feel they were doing a thorough job with their content efforts. These days, it’s clear that mediocre blog content is no longer enough to draw readership, shares, and …

These Glue-Free Sneakers Are Designed To Be Healthier For Factory Workers

You even do some of the assembly yourself at home.<p>When Gyudeog Kim started working in the shoe industry in the 1990s, developing designs for Nike and Reebok at a production plant in South Korea, he couldn’t stop thinking about glue. “The first time I went to the production line to see my designs …

Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA

It was one of the very first motion pictures ever made: a galloping mare filmed in 1878 by the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was trying to learn whether horses in motion ever become truly airborne.<p>More than a century later, that clip has rejoined the cutting edge. It is now the first …

eBay 'millionaire' sellers in Germany and UK grow 50 percent in four years

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - "Millionaire" online businesses selling on ecommerce site eBay have jumped 50 percent in key international markets Britain and Germany in the last four years, despite currency swings that have slowed growth outside the United States.<p>Fresh data published on Tuesday by eBay …

Meet the newest recruits of Dubai’s police force: robocars with facial recognition tech

Robotics

Google is funding a news site with robot writers

Scribes everywhere, look alive: Google is now funding a project which will use AI to write automated news stories,<p>The Press Association, a UK news agency, received about $807,000 from the third round of Google’s Digital News Initiative funding. Their project? Reporters and Data and Robots, or …

News Industry

This dress changes color to show how polluted your air is

The attention-grabbing garment highlights a deadly problem.<p>When Dominque Paul walks down the street, people stop and stare. Sporting silver go-go boots, a metallic wig and light-up dress, she looks like a David Bowie fever dream.<p>Paul’s outfit is more than just a fashion statement. It makes …

Mesmerizing sculpture emits smoke-filled bubbles

Smoke-filled bubbles fall like fruits from an otherworldly tree in this beautiful installation titled New Spring.<p>Via retailer COS:<p>Celebrating Salone …