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How a Cow Horn Is Transforming a $32 Billion Industry

From Nike to Eileen Fisher, Anthropologie, e-commerce startup Zady.com and retail giants such as Bloomingdales and Saks, companies are shifting their sourcing and retail offerings to ethical products in response to the rise of the purpose-driven consumer. According to a Cone Communications survey, …

Entrepreneurship

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

Personality

9 ways to fall asleep faster

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 million Americans suffer from …

People in developing nations think the internet is bad for morality

The internet, it has long been argued by development agencies, financial institutions, tech companies, and the press, is good for countries. According to research conducted by the World Bank in 2009, for every 10% increase in high-speed internet penetration, there is a corresponding 1.3% increase …

Here’s What Scientists Learned In The Largest Systematic Study Of Email Habits

For one thing, you’re shockingly predictable<p>You probably get a lot of emails. Heck, maybe someone even sent you this article in an email. And you have likely developed a systematic approach to dealing with this digital avalanche that never seems to end. Even though email has been around for about …

How Did The Moon Form? Scientists Finally Solve Pesky Problem With Giant Impact Hypothesis

Scientists have long believed that the moon formed from debris created when a Mars-sized object crashed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. But there's one very big problem with this so-called giant impact hypothesis.<p>If the moon indeed formed from the collision between Earth and another object, …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

By Fareed Zakaria<p>Fareed Zakaria<p>Columnist focusing on foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that …

Education