Abhishek Satapathy

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These Detailed Sexual Fantasies Are Better Than Fifty Shades Of Grey

Even if you think you’re not kinky, there’s a chance your brain might be. And when it comes to getting turned on and orgasming, our brains deserve …

Siblings

Why Bengaluru’s techies don’t care about the Karnataka elections

India’s Silicon Valley, it appears, is more interested in Sunny Leone than Siddaramaiah.<p>On May 12, when the southern Indian state of Karnataka held assembly elections, the turnout in its capital city, Bengaluru, was thin. The state saw a record 72.13% voter turnout, but only 51% came out to vote in …

India

This College Dropout Made Almost $1 Billion Betting on Horses. Now He's Finally Telling How He Did It

Beating the odds was so easy that when he won $13 million on a single horse race once, he never bothered to cash the ticket.<p>Does gambling on horse racing seem like a good career path? For a college dropout from Pittsburgh who spent years figuring out how to increase the odds, it became amazingly …

Hong Kong

How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Polyamory<p>What It's Like to Be Polyamorous<p>How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married<p>Shares<p>"Do you think I'm the kind …

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made that plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to …

17 Full-Length Porn Movies with Great Plots and Great Sex

You deserve the best of the best.<p>Watching pornography is a normal extracurricular activity for many women. And while the storylines in most porn flicks center on a delivery guy/repair man showing up unexpectedly, there's no reason we should sacrifice a good plot for great sex. In other words, get …

Online Dating

Thin people don’t understand this crucial truth about losing weight

Diets do not work.<p>The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn’t lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.<p>We suspect most dieters have realized this by now too. And yet, here they are again, setting the same weight loss goal this year that they set last …

Nutrition

Rape trial falls apart after accuser’s 40,000 texts are revealed

A student has described going through “mental torture” after a rape case against him was thrown out in court because police had failed to hand over …

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.<p>Last month, Facebook’s …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

The best PlayStation 4 games

There's a big reason why the PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console: It has a smattering of games that you can't play anywhere else. Think: blockbusters like <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End</i>, <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> and <i>Bloodborne</i>. But even if <i>Indiana Jones</i> simulators and massive open worlds where you hunt …

Millions of college students are so terrified of loans they're turning to 'sugar daddies' for help paying for school

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, sugar babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

College & University

If Your Vibrator Is Hacked, Is It a Sex Crime?

On a recent trip to Berlin, Alex Lomas’ acquaintance posed him a challenge: Can you find a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in the wild, and can you turn …

Online Reviews Influence What We Buy–But Not In The Way You’d Think

Humans are prone to make irrational decisions when it comes to big numbers–but designers can help.<p>How do you decide which salt-and-pepper shakers to buy? Do you choose the set with 2,500 reviews and 4.5 stars, or the set with 500 reviews and 4.9 stars?<p>According to a new study published in the …

Google and Walmart are joining forces to take on Amazon

Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on Amazon's Prime shipping service.<p>Starting in September, Google's commerce platform, Google Express, will count America's largest retailer among its list of vendors, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Customers will be able to place orders with Walmart at …

What is Amazon, really?

In the beginning, Amazon.com sold books.<p>Today Amazon is a titan of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media. It dabbles in plenty more industries. It’s the go-to site for online shoppers and merchants alike, a modern necessity that independent sellers love to hate. Prime, …

eCommerce

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

Online

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Machine Learning

But India's Farmers Should Go Bust, That's How Economic Development Works

There are protests, and calls for political action, over the plight of India’s farmers at present–and the one important point we’ve got to get across to people is that India’s farmers should be going bust because that’s how economic development actually happens. People stop doing low productivity …

Economics

Are Dorms For Adults The Solution To The Loneliness Epidemic?

The cohousing movement–where people have their own living spaces, but share common areas–might be the antidote to our increased isolation.<p>More Americans are single than ever before, and more are living alone. That fact is one of the reasons we’re also starting to die earlier: one study found that …

Three game changers for energy

New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.<p><b>Change is afoot</b> in the energy system. Soaring demand in emerging …

Robotics, AI And Cognitive Computing Are Changing Organizations Even Faster Than We Thought

The world of AI, robotics and cognitive computing are changing business even faster than we thought. JPMorgan Chase & Co now uses software to perform the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial loans, reducing 360,000 hours of lawyer time each year. AI software can now identify leukemia in …

Human Resources

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.<p>This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of <i>Fast Company</i>; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World’s Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Now, New, Next: How Growth Champions Create New Value

What do plastic toys, headphones, and razor blades have in common? Although these are all established categories, they still provide opportunities for spectacular growth. To create new organic growth, you need a range of capabilities from insights into unmet needs to speed of action. But perhaps …

Innovation

Resisting The Lure Of Short-Termism: Kill 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

<i>There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer.</i> <br>– Peter Drucker, <i>The Practice of Management</i> (1954)<p>When pressures are mounting to deliver short-term results, how do successful CEOs resist those pressures and achieve long-term growth? The issue is pressing: low global …

Obama Administration

Appy New Year: the best apps to help you achieve your resolutions for 2017

<b>Stick to your reading goals</b><p><b>Bookout</b> <b>(iOS – free)</b><br>A common New Year resolution is a vow to read a new book every week and Bookout could keep your literary motivation high. You can set goals for how much time you want to spend reading (or how many books) and track your progress over the year. Its social …

Apps

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …