Alexander Kulnev

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Save a Brain, Make a Checklist

New research says surgical checklists don't actually save lives. They do, though.<p>On at least three occasions in 2007, surgeons at one Rhode Island hospital operated on the wrong side of their patients' heads. In one case, a resident neurosurgeon inserted a scalpel into the head of an 82-year-old …

Would the US even know if Vladimir Putin was keeping cash in the country?

While new US economic sanctions freezing the sanctions Russian leaders didn’t strike fear into the heart of financial markets, they did raise a question: Would the US even know if someone like, say, Russian President Vladimir Putin was keeping some money in its backyard?<p>US presidential spokesperson …

Red Herring: Legality of Russian Expansionism Isn't the Real Issue

The annexation of Crimea sets a terrible precedent for the international community.<p>This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled off a rigged referendum in which an overwhelming majority of Crimean voters chose union with the Russian Federation. But his victory is far from complete. The West …

A Map of God's Countries

The places where people think faith is necessary to be a good person<p>Last week, the Pew Research Center released the findings of a survey that asked a single question: Is it necessary to believe in God in order to be a moral person?<p>Between 2011 and 2013, more than 40,000 people in 40 countries were …

What It's Like to Be Right About the Big Bang: Genesis of a Viral Video

What's it like to learn that your decades' worth of work have paid off? Now we know.<p>Imagine that you have spent 30 years of your career working on a single project, dedicated to a single idea. Imagine that there have been doubters along the way. Imagine that you, yourself, have occasionally been …

Dressing like a slob can make you seem wealthier and more authoritative

Dressing down can surprisingly improve the way people perceive you, according to a group of new studies from Harvard Business School (paywall).<p>One study asked both shop assistants and pedestrians in Milan what they thought of people who went into luxury stores wearing sweatsuits. They were also …

The Satisfied Unsubsidized: Obamacare’s Hidden Winners

For some veterans of the individual market who don't qualify for tax credits, the post-ACA insurance landscape looks good.<p>More than 80 percent of the people who have signed up for health plans through state or federal Affordable Care Act exchanges qualify for subsidies to help pay premiums and …

5 Books to Inspire Your Creativity in 2014

<i>This post originally appeared on the Shutterstock blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>It’s a new year, full of new possibilities to expand your business, learn new skills, and re-embrace creativity.<p>To help get you started, we like to kick things off with some reading suggestions to keep …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

From Philippe Starck, The Ultimate Couch For Working At Home

Say you work as a freelancer, or you’re taking a sick day and staying home. It’s raining outside, and your favorite coffee shop or workspace seems just too far away. The kitchen table is backache-inducing, the old couch too easy to sink into, and the bed, well, midday drowsiness trumps all.<p>The …

An Ingenious Adjustable Desk That Could Extend Your Life

Most desks don’t require a motor. By definition, a desk stays rooted in place–it’s a hub where focused work and productivity occur. If you were to hop in a time machine, go back to the 1950s, and ask a business man about installing a motor into his work desk, he’d take you for crazy, because …

Watch: This Desk Knows When You Should Stand, Sit, Or Just Breathe

The Stir Kinetic Smart Desk, from veterans of Apple, Ideo, NASA, and Disney, adjusts heights and tracks your habits in an effort to help you work smarter and healthier.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard: Sitting is the new smoking. For years, a growing body of research has shown sitting for extended periods of …

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most …

The Open-Office Trap

In 1973, my high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional, in Acton, Massachusetts, moved to a sprawling brick building at the foot of a hill. Inspired by architectural trends of the preceding decade, the classrooms in one of its wings didn’t have doors. The rooms opened up directly onto the hallway, and …

Россия 1» пригрозила превратить США в «радиоактивный пепел

Сегодня вечером, во время подведения результатов референдума по присоединению Крыма к России, в итоговой передаче «Вести недели» ведущий Дмитрий …

Кафе Teacupcake на Арбате, бургерная True Burgers на Бауманской и тринадцатый стейк-хаус Goodman

Тринадцатый стейк-хаус Goodman<p>В здании БЦ «Павелецкая Плаза» по адресу Павелецкая площадь, 2, строение 1 открылся тринадцатый по счёту стейк-хаус …

Five Best To-Do List Managers

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person's best is another's junk—but there are some that are better than …

The Everyday Psychology of Nationalism

South Koreans were enraged when their countrywoman lost to a Russian competitor at the Sochi Olympics. That reaction may or may not have been right, but it was perfectly healthy.<p>It was a good old-fashioned Olympic scandal in Sochi, when South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna lost to a less experienced …

If You're Not Hiring With Your Whole Brain, You're Doing It Wrong

How to avoid 50 percent of all hiring mistakes by learning to engage the analytical, creative, and emotional centers of your brain when interviewing job candidates<p>Over the course of 35 years and 5,000-plus interviews as a recruiter, I've developed an interviewing method that identifies superior …

Mark Cuban Reveals What Happens Behind The Scenes Of 'Shark Tank'

"Shark Tank" airs every Friday night on ABC. Each week, entrepreneurs present their startups before a panel of judges, including Mark Cuban. The judges, or "sharks," can either decide to invest in the startup or pass.<p>Cuban revealed the secrets during an hour-long keynote. We recorded the …

Skyscraper braves earthquakes with giant steel beams

<i>This article was taken from the March 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Two Ways to Reduce “Hurry Up and Wait” Syndrome

Have you ever been asked to drop everything to complete a seemingly urgent task, and then found that the task wasn’t so urgent after all?<p>Not long ago, one of our clients gave us three days to put together a proposal to help with a very large and complex reorganization. Although we had been talking …

The Surprising Lessons of the ‘Muslim Hipsters’ Backlash

I made a music video to share my own story as a Muslim woman in America. In doing so, I was expected to share every other Muslim woman’s story, too.<p>“See you, Mama—tonight is the playoff game…” I mumbled as I hopped on my skateboard toward the soccer fields. I pinned my <i>hijab</i> extra tight and pulled a …

Hashtags and Dollar Signs: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:<p><i>New York</i><p>If Moss’s serious-minded characters are squarely at odds with her own, less serious personality, they all …