Akash Kapoor

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10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

University of Michigan

The 18 best outdoor date ideas of all time

Summertime is quickly approaching, which means the days are getting longer and summer Fridays are just around the corner. The warmer months also …

PayPal Co-Founder's Affirm Raises $100 Million To Reinvent Credit

Max Levchin knows a thing or two about payments and credit cards. He’s the co-founder of PayPal, which pioneered how people pay when shopping …

FinTech

Good Posture: Its Importance, Benefits, and How-To | The Art of Manliness

Take a peek into most every office in America. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Why the Biggest Star Wars Movie Ever Isn’t Enough to Boost Disney

Disney just posted the best quarterly earnings in the company’s history. So why was its stock down more than 4% in after-hours trading? Four letters: …

Media Industry

A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first trillion dollar business, but that still remains to be seen.<p>So far, Luxembourg and the US are the only two countries in the world who have begun to take legal action toward securing property rights for …

Space Exploration

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

5 Priceless Lessons From Two Guys Who Built a $100 Million Company After Dropping Out of School

There is no single path to the top -- today's most successful people got there in an almost infinite variety of different ways.<p>One thing I've learned about success in business is that there is no single path to the top. Today's most successful company founders, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople got …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett's $1 billion bet on oil

Oil prices have plunged this year, but Warren Buffett isn't scared. He's bet nearly a $1 billion on the sector since the start of the year.<p>That's how much Phillips 66 stock Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) has bought since Jan. 3, according to company filings, the most recent of which was made …

Investing

Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend

Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increasing their hourly pay.<p>The city expects roughly 300,000 visitors to begin pouring in this weekend for …

Transportation

You can make a great website without writing a single line of code

I know what you must be thinking: Building and running your own website or blog is probably a complex job that involves some sort of coding skills. …

Web Design

How One Entrepreneur Turned an Invasive Weed Into a Successful Business | Inc.com

"You really don't need to wait to get started. You don't need to wait until you have all your resources nicely lined up. Just start with whatever you have in front of you, even if it's messy or scrappy or it's rough around the edges-quite literally. Just start and you can build something pretty …

Entrepreneurship

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk | Inc.com

Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for …

Startups

8 Genius Ways to Use File Organizers All Over Your House

That means your closet, kitchen, vanity — you name it.<p>That means your closet, kitchen, vanity — you name it.

Affordable Tesla Model 3 coming in 2016, small crossover expected to follow

Tesla is gearing up for its biggest-ever unveiling: the Model 3, an affordable electric car that's supposed to take the company from 50,000 vehicle sales last year to 500,000 in 2020. Here's what we know so far.<p>• There will only be one new car (for now). Despite some speculation to the contrary, …

Amazon to delivery companies: Yes, we're building our own service but don't worry

Some reports even said that Amazon is secretly putting together a team to spearhead the initiative, leading to speculation that Amazon could upend an industry dominated by companies like FedEx, DHL, and UPS.<p>On Thursday, analysts finally got a chance to ask Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky about …

eCommerce

How I Launched A Successful Startup Without Quitting My Day Job

Successfully moonlighting as an entrepreneur is all about time, money, and motivation.<p>Three months after starting my first job out of college, I began to work on a startup on the side—and I haven’t stopped since. For three years, it was a juggling act: I would keep plugging away at my business …

Commuting

This Is the Best Way to Make Your Resume Stand out

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Human Resources

Disney's New Robot Can Climb Walls

Disney Research is developing a new generation of robots as a potential successor to the miniature smartphone-controlled Sphero BB-8 that you can buy …

Robotics

Gene editing treats disease in mice

<b>Researchers in the US have used gene editing to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.</b><p>A team at Duke University used a system known as CRISPR-Cas9 to delete DNA that was preventing cells from producing a protein essential for muscle function.<p>And a virus was used to deliver DNA alterations …

Genetics

A big change could be about to come to the housing market

The potential ramifications of the policy move are far-reaching and span various American industries, from automakers to homebuilders to investment banks.<p>But those impacts may be disparate.<p>Typically, rising interest rates make for a more difficult borrowing environment. That has the potential to …

Markets

Latest data from the Valley's oldest VC firm shows one big flaw in the hype around the cloud

But the latest data from Bessemer Venture Partners, the longest-standing VC in Silicon Valley and one of the most active cloud investors, shows there's one big flaw in the hype around cloud: Cloud technology is still heavily concentrated in the US.<p>According to BVP's data, released last week in time …

Venture Capital

3 Biotech Stocks Under $5 That Could Explode Higher in 2016

Source: Wikimedia Commons.<p>As we head into the close of 2015, investors are starting to dump their laggards for tax purposes. While that may be a smart move for some investors depending on how their portfolio is structured, this wave of tax-selling often creates great long-term pick-ups for bargain …