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The Curator

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Why Humans Run the World | Yuval Noah Harari | TED Talks

John Green on Paper Towns and Why Learning is Awesome | TED Talks

What Islam Really Says About Women | Alaa Murabit | TED Talks

How Reddit the Business Lost Touch With Reddit the Culture

A community-driven business doesn’t have to run itself the way its community does, any more than an airline’s backoffice should be run by two people in a cockpit. But the business does need to be fluent in the values and dynamics of its community, just as the airline’s CEO needs to understand that …

Reddit

How to Make a Team of Stars Work

In my early years as an executive search consultant in Argentina, I was frequently asked to hire senior investment bankers. Citibank and J.P. Morgan were the leading players in the region at the time, but as I contacted and interviewed most of their key bankers, I saw something strange going on. …

Bain & Company

People Offer Better Ideas When They Can’t See What Others Suggest

Companies from BMW to Kraft have invested a good deal in soliciting “open innovation” ideas from consumers, but the results have been underwhelming: Of the more than 23,000 ideas gathered by Dell’s Idea Storm site, only 2% have been put to use, and Starbucks has implemented an even smaller fraction …

Innovation

Jon Stewart announces final guests for his last week on 'The Daily Show'

It’s official. The final three guests to appear on Jon Stewart’s final week as “The Daily Show” host will be Amy Schumer on Monday, August 3, Denis Leary on Tuesday, August 4, and Louis C.K. on Wednesday, August 5, according to numerous reports.

There’s been no word yet who Stewart will have on for …

The Daily Show

The Chemicals in a Plastic Doll

A mother’s difficult quest to discover what her children’s toys are made of—and whether they are safe and environmentally friendly.

One night last year, I found myself sitting at the dining-room table, scraping the upper thighs of a baby doll with a chisel. It was quiet in the house; the kids were …

Environment

iTunes Really Is That Bad

It’s not just unreliable. Apple’s signature media software makes bizarre, arbitrary design choices, which are uncharacteristic of the world’s most valuable company.

iTunes is the glue of Apple’s software universe: It connects the company’s phones and tablets, desktops and laptops, and online media …

iTunes

America Offline

There are still about 47 million people in the United States who don't have an Internet connection.

The population of people in the United States who don't have an Internet connection is down to 15 percent, new data from Pew Research shows. That's the equivalent of about 47 million people, which at …

United States

A College Without Classes

Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.

MANCHESTER, Mich.—Had Daniella Kippnick followed in the footsteps of the hundreds of millions of students who have earned university degrees in the past millennium, she might be …

College & University

Twitter Verification Is Meaningless

So why are people obsessed with it?

One of the best gifts someone could have given Ben O’Keefe for his 21st birthday was a blue checkmark next to his Twitter username. “I'm a public figure,” he told me. O'Keefe, a vocal member of MoveOn.org, is one of the many Twitter users demanding to be …

Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday.

The couple, who married in 2012, have been trying to have a child and had three miscarriages, he wrote. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due …

Babies

Woman dancing against of powerful speakers

Obama in Africa: 12 things we learned from his historic trip

Obama is on a roll. He arrived in east Africa on the back of a ruling upholding his healthcare plan, endorsement of his Pacific trade agreement, a nuclear deal with Iran, the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and stirring eulogy in Charleston. He disembarked Air Force One in Nairobi with …

Africa

The hidden power of inconsistency in design

Consistency in design is advisable most, but not all, of the time.

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Absolute consistency is repetitive to the point of boredom. In order to mine its benefits without putting your users to sleep, you need to know when to break the monotony. For example, you can see …

UI Design

Photographer Captures Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak During Dot-Com Boom & Bust

The dot-com boom and subsequent bust was the most spectacular and formative periods in recent history, shaping much of what the current landscape of technology looks like. Photojournalist Doug Menuez was at the center of it all to capture the phenomenon. Afforded insider access to the most …

Bill Gates

Tyler Perry Breaks His Silence After Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death

It's been a devastating few days for the family and friends of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died on Sunday at the age of 22. And longtime family friend Tyler Perry summed up the feelings of many of them with a short, sad Tweet on Tuesday.

"I'm a writer with no words…. Bobbi Kris," the director and …

Tyler Perry