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5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

Emotional Intelligence

These Japanese fluffy pancakes are the ultimate new food trend

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>These ultra-soft pancakes have taken over both the Tokyo food scene and Instagram.</b><p>These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the …

5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Any time we interview someone, we wait to see whether they’ll write a thank you note or not. You’d be surprised how often they don’t — and that’s …

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Farmhouse sinks can help add 30% to your home’s asking price

Homeowners whose properties feature farmhouse finishes may have HGTV to thank for the premium when it’s time to sell.<p>Farmhouse- and …

Home Improvement

A How-to Guide to Writing Emails That Make You Sound Smart

Don't let poorly written emails get in your way.<p><b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the meaning of a sentence.</b>• <b><br>Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.</b><p>As the executive …

Linguistics

This sea-craft looks like a plane, has a race-car engine, and docks like a boat

The AirFish-8 is an alternative method of sea transportation, combining the technologies of aviation and marine craft.<p>Company Wigetworks have created AirFish-8, a boat/plane hybrid that glides on water. Due to the machines unique structure, it is able to utilise what is known as the "Wing in Ground …

Chefs reveal the only 3 supermarket brands of rice worth buying

Cooking can be daunting. Whether you're making steak or pasta, there's always the fear you'll make a mistake and mess up the meal.<p>And although it may seem like a simple side, rice is something that a lot of of cooks — pros and amateurs — have a hard time getting right.<p>Half the battle is starting …

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Dark Room? This Genius Gadget Adds Actual Sunshine

When you're low on sunlight, you can also be low on energy, vitamin D, and even sleep. Darkness be damned because now, there's a nifty new portable …

Can You See All 12 Black Dots At Once?

It’s no dress, but this optical illusion will surely make your head hurt.<p>What you’re looking at is called Ninio’s extinction illusion. There are …

Neurology

Biologists have recreated life inside a computer — NOVA Next | PBS

A few years ago, Michael Levin faced a conundrum. He and his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology just outside …

Facebook's lead HR consultant says every great manager follows these 2 principles

When the management guide "First, Break All the Rules" was first published in 1999, managers embraced it and HR departments rejected it.<p>Two of the book's core messages — that a company's success relies on individual managers' leadership styles and that employees' weaknesses should be ignored rather …

The Embarrassing Acronym of an Exalted Law School Name Provides a Funny Branding Lesson

1 min read<p>If you need a crucial reminder that your business's name is something you should obsess over, take a close look at the Antonin Scalia School of Law. If you're like me, you're probably already chuckling. Yes, the acronym for the school is ASSoL, or ASSLaw. Hilarious.<p>I bet the leaders at …

George Mason

How To Satisfy Demand For The Biggest Job Of The 21st Century

Data scientist is one of the most in demand jobs of the future. These three companies are trying to fill the skills gap.<p>Harvard Business Review once called it “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”<p>Data scientist is not only the top job this year (the position ranked number one on Glassdoor’s top …

Data Science

What Procrastination Does To Your Happiness?

In September 2014, two British professors wanted to find out what happens when students do not hand over their assignments on time. Their study threw …

Fantastical for Mac is getting much better for business users

Fantastical for Mac is one of our favorite desktop apps and one of the best calendaring apps on any platform. But if you are shackled to an Exchange server, the experience in Fantastical was less than great. Today, the app is getting a significant update that adds a number of new features for …

HoloLens could get into finance with this VR workstation

SAN FRANCISCO, California — As HoloLens makes its way from Microsoft’s development labs into the hands of early developer and enterprise customers, …

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

Flavors

Task management app Asana raises $50M at a $600M valuation led by YC’s Sam Altman

Asana, an enterprise app that lets people set and track projects and other goals, has hit a goal of its own: today, the company is announcing that it has raised $50 million. The Series C round — led by Y-Combinator’s Sam Altman — values the company at $600 million, the company tells me.<p>As a bit of …

Startups

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender Are 'Garbage' for Predicting Taste

Netflix (nflx) rolled out to 130 new countries earlier this year, and you might expect that it began carefully tailoring its offerings for each of …

10 Steps

Cloud for Analytics is the new cloud based data visualization building software from SAP. I have spent a little over 20 hours in the software but …

Data Visualization

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Summary of outputs from Seeing Data research

For the purpose of convenience, this is a collection of all the articles, posts and other outputs from the ‘Seeing Data‘ research work.ARTICLES IN …

15 Productivity Tools Successful People Use to Work Less

We’ve all heard the old phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin, “time is money.”<p>What Ben Franklin was getting at is that time is a highly valuable …

Apps

How Leaders Can Engage Teams By Asking The Right Questions

Conversational competence is an important but overlooked skill that can make or break your team’s success.<p>Most of us spend hours each day interacting with computer screens and texting, but much less time conversing with others. Because so much of our conversation is impersonal and filtered through …

Physician Use of Data Skyrockets When It's Available in Real Time | medical data, health history, Medicaid, clinical, patient outcomes, hospitals, health systems, cost of care

“We wanted to go beyond our original version of the portal to create a much more intuitive tool,” Showalter says. “We have a list of tabs in the EHR, …

Top Ten Tech Trends: EHRs Must Evolve in the Age of Genomic Data

An Institute of Medicine collaborative called Digitize (Displaying and Integrating Genetic Information Through the EHR) is working on a clinical …

Digital Health

Big data: Bold promise? Or the hardest part of population health, precision medicine and better patient experience?

Seattle Children's Chief Data Officer Eugene Kolker offered up a confession: "I'm a little bit nervous right now about what's happening in our …

Matic Indoor Farm : Vertical Vases for Your Mini Indoor Garden

Inspired by contemporary modern lifestyle and minimalist lines, the <b>Matic Indoor Farm</b> has been created with the objective of delivering a more …