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Get More Done by Pretending You’re Going on Vacation

Remember: done is better than perfect.<p>Have you ever noticed that you’re super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a …

Q&A: How Samsung Embraced Innovation to Become a Global Master of Brand Marketing

Even Samsung's top marketing executives like Younghee Lee admit it wasn't long ago that consumers thought of the company as "boring and monotonous," …

This stock market dip isn't a buying opportunity

The stock market is off to its worst start in history this year. Not only that, the losses over the past few weeks have come amid one of the most rapid declines over the past few decades. This has some coming to the conclusion this has to be buying opportunity.<p>I've seen plenty of headlines and …

Stock Markets

How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet

The scientists who made headlines this week by announcing evidence for a new planet in our solar system are basing the claim entirely on a …

Why it's crazy to expect Tesla to grow like a tech stock

This kind of price appreciation is based on one thing and one thing only: the conviction that Tesla will be worth much, much more in the future than it is now.<p>As such, many of the experts and analysts who follow Tesla on the financial side treat the automaker as a tech company, not as a car company.<p>…

Norovirus and the anatomy of a scientific discovery

“A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein.”<p>The bad news from norovirus, one of the main preoccupations of my research group, is that you will soon be scuttling to the toilet for two days of misery. Its other name – winter vomiting bug – …

Biology

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

These Are The Beastie Boys’ Funniest Lyrics Ever

Over the course of their nearly 30-year career, the Beastie Boys gave us hundreds of genius lyrics. Their knack for obscure references, and rhymes that no one else could possibly think of is why they’re one of the most beloved rap groups of all-time. With that in mind, we’re looking at the funniest …

Scientists have developed an easy way to determine if kindergarteners have healthy self-esteem

Kindergarteners think they rule the world. And now we have a test to prove it.<p>Researchers at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington have developed a self-esteem test for five-year-olds to see how well they thought of themselves.<p>“We found that as young as five …

Self-esteem

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

The 25-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Trying to Find Millennials Better Jobs | Inc.com

When WayUp CEO Liz Wessel interviewed to work at Google soon after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, she told the recruiter, "This is my two years' notice."<p>Wessel already knew she wanted to launch a startup. She had caught the entrepreneurship bug in college, where she started …

Swatch introduces watch with mobile payments in China

Swatch, the world’s largest watchmaker by sales, is getting into the mobile payments game and will go up against the likes of Apple when it launches …

Toyota Maps Out Decline of Conventionally Fueled Cars

Auto maker says sales of gasoline- and diesel-engine cars will be near zero by 2050<p>TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp. is plotting a road to near extinction for its conventionally fueled cars as the industry grapples with the fallout of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions scandal.<p>The world’s best-selling auto …

Electric Vehicles

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

4 Things You Should Never, Ever Do To Your Vagina

It's perfect just the way it is.<p><i>This article was originally written by Amber Brezna and repurposed with permission from our partners at Prevention.</i><p>If your vagina were a song, she'd be Destiny's Child "Independent Women, Part 1"—she can take care of herself. Despite that universal truth, though, …

Women's Health

Tesla just transformed the Model S into a nearly driverless car

The most fun thing about driving a Tesla Model S might be not driving at all. The electric car company has unveiled a new software update that will allow its Model S cars to automatically steer, change lanes, and park on their own.<p>But don’t call the Model S an autonomous car—it’s not quite there …

Autonomous Cars

Think You're A Risk-Taker? Try Marrying An Entrepreneur

I hurried down the stairs to answer the doorbell, as quickly as I could, given that I was nine months pregnant. As I opened the door, I was met by a man looking sheepishly at my heaving stomach. “I’m the bailiff with a letter for Mr. Crawford” he said. Having not the slightest clue what a bailiff …

Entrepreneurship

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

Singularity

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …