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10 Things to Know Before Your Japan Trip

A few weeks ago, Youtuber Logan Paul’s video was immediately buried under controversy not long after it was uploaded. For the unfamiliar, the footage …

Japan

8 Reasons This IKEA Product is the Sleekest Storage Around

At $46.99 and a mere 12 inches deep, the EKBY ALEX is one of IKEA's best examples of sleek, minimal furniture that lends itself to an impressive …

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

A Deep Dive Into the Brain, Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience

It’s not often that you look at an exhibition with the help of the very apparatus that is its subject. But so it is with “The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal” at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, one of the most unusual, ravishing exhibitions of the season.<p>It …

Comedian Samantha Bee interviews Pittsburgh's non-white working class

Talk about flipping the political script and quite literally blurring the lines between black and white.

Now you know what Control Center's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons really do

When Apple released iOS 11 with a redesigned Control Center in September, they also quietly made a change to how the shortcut buttons for Wi-Fi and …

Want to ditch your commute? Finding a work-from-home job is easier than ever.

Ryan Heenan of Orange County, Calif., used to make $30,000 a year as a preschool music teacher. Now he makes $30,000 a month producing jingles and videos through a website called Fiverr — and he does so from the comfort of his home.<p>Heenan is part of an explosion in home-based work opportunities …

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be | Inc.com

One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments in staff and equipment that funds technology, …

Venture Capital

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

The Normalization of Conspiracy Culture

People who share dangerous ideas don’t necessarily believe them.<p><i>Updated on June 17, 2017 at 7:51 p.m. ET</i><p>The catastrophe wasn’t what it seemed. It was an inside job, people whispered. Rome didn’t have to burn to the ground.<p>Nearly 2,000 years ago, after the Great Fire of Rome leveled most of the …

Donald Trump

Give your living room a bold new slant with these urban chic essentials

Promotional Feature<p><b>Graphic prints meet vibrant reds in this gorgeous new interior trend…</b><p>Love the industrial look but don’t want to be a slave to …

Premiums and Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act: Interactive Maps

These maps compare county-level estimates of premiums and tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 with what they’d receive under the …

Intel Aims at Blockchain Integration For Entire Healthcare Industry

Intel, the $167 bln US-based chip manufacturer and technology company, has officially secured a partnership with Healthcare transaction service …

Dream Landscapes: 10 Perennial Gardens Inspired by Piet Oudolf

Considered “the most influential garden designer of the past 25 years,” Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf has done for perennial gardening what artist …

Cylinda-line Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With New Ocean-Inspired Colors

Cylinda-line is a great example of Arne Jacobsen’s classic Danish modern design, and how it lasts through the ages. Despite being released 50 years …

Design

Why Burgundy Is the Thinking Person's Wine

We stand in a dark, dank cellar on a cold November morning, glasses in hand as Gilles Lafouge draws wine from barrel with a pipette and give each of …

This photographer let Gandalf be his guide through the gorgeous landscapes of New Zealand

If you’re on a road trip through the gorgeous landscapes of New Zealand, who better to guide you than Gandalf? That was the plan for photographer Akhil Suhas, who captured his travels through the country with the beloved Lord of the Rings character.<p>Suhas is a 21-year-old student from India, who has …

A Gallery of Visually Arresting Posters from the May 1968 Paris Uprising

In 1968, both Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated, and U.S. cities erupted in riots; anti-war demonstrators chanted “the …

15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

Apps

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

4 ways to declutter your home with paint

Does your house seem cluttered even though you’ve followed all of Marie Kondo’s advice and gotten rid of the things that don’t bring you joy anymore? Do you look around and notice that even though most of the junk is gone, the space still feels a bit claustrophobic? Perhaps it’s time to bring out …

It’s Over: Republican Officials Reach Tipping Point on Trump

And GOP lawmakers better be quick about jumping ship<p>Donald Trump is in the midst of political death by a thousand cuts.<p>Already today, two of the …

Rain gardens pretty and functional, says Toronto resident

If you're concerned about basement floods due to heavy rains, there's a relatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to prevent them, a …

Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations for Disrupt SF 2016

TechCrunch Disrupt SF is taking place at Pier 48 September 12-14 and we can’t wait to see you. In honor of the occasion, we partnered with Product Hunt and Hipmunk to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky TechCrunch reader (a $5,990 value) in addition to airfare and hotel accommodations.<p>Disrupt …

De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote.

Stop Building In The East China Sea, Japan Tells China

Japan lodged a protest with the Chinese Embassy over China’s gas field developments in the East China Sea after confirming the building of new structures at Chinese facilities in the waters, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said last week. China’s move comes despite Tokyo’s repeated calls to …

China

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

This Magnetic Closet Organizer Might Actually Make You Hate Folding Less

The Internet is going crazy for this shirt-stacking tool that aims to never topple over.<p>One of life's greatest conundrums (at least for us) is figuring out the right way to stack clothes. It seems like every time we grab a T-shirt from the middle of the pile, everything falls apart — we're talking …

Soon you’ll be able to use your iPhone while wearing gloves

What with it being winter and all, it would be great if Apple embraced the concept of letting people use iPhones while wearing regular gloves — something already offered by manufacturers such as Samsung.<p>Well, according to a patent application published today, we may not be waiting too much longer …