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Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Each Bugatti Chiron goes through incredibly intense testing before it can be delivered

The first three were just shipped to customers<p>Video: Bugatti<p>After months of assembling and testing inside Bugatti’s Atelier in Molsheim, France, the first production Bugatti Chiron super sports cars are on their way to three owners in Europe and the Middle East, the company announced this week.<p>I …

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

10 Winnie-the-Pooh Quotes that Will Make You Instantly Feel Better About Life

Sometimes life can be tough. Many people go through the day-to-day looking for some source of relief and sadly neglect the joy and wisdom that…

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.<p>By Ashlee Vance | October 12, 2016<p>Illustrations by Steph …

The 8 Tremendous Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

These 8 proven mindset techniques can help you shift yourself and your life into top gear.<p>The truth is having a fixed mindset as the name implies, increases the limitations you have in your life.<p>Optimists believe the glass is half full whilst pessimists believe it's empty. The same can be said for …

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

Ask people what’s wrong in American higher education, and you’ll hear about grade inflation. At Harvard a few years ago, a professor complained that the most common grade was an A-. He was quickly corrected: The most common grade at Harvard was an A.<p>Across 200 colleges and universities, over 40 …

Students

The Cursed Child is all about coming to terms with the legacy of Harry Potter

After a long absence, Harry Potter is back. The script for J.K. Rowling’s <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> came out in bookstores earlier this week, and it’s a welcome return to familiar magical stomping grounds. What’s most rewarding about this story however, is that it’s grown up with its …

3 Brilliant Design Features of the Tesla Model 3 | Inc.com

It's been less than 24 hours since Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Model 3 to the world, but more than 180,000 auto enthusiasts have already pre-ordered the $35,000 electric car.<p>Half the price of Tesla's Model S, the four-door Model 3 represents Musk's first real attempt at offering a mass-market …

Tesla

Starbucksification of schools

NICKY MORGAN, the education secretary, was billed as a steady hand when she took office in 2014. Her predecessor, Michael Gove, had enraged teachers …

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

The Brain

Watch a touching tribute to deceased Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata

Developers honor Iwata at the GDC Awards<p>Most CEOs of video game companies are either vilified, or ignored, but that wasn't the case with Nintendo's Satoru Iwata. Eight months after his death, the much-loved Iwata was remembered tonight at the GDC Awards in San Francisco, cast the star of a …

After Moore's law | Technology Quarterly | The Economist

Double, double, toil and trouble<p>After a glorious 50 years, Moore’s law—which states that computer power doubles every two years at the same cost—is …

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Leadership

Best email apps for iPhone

Traditional email isn’t for everyone, and neither is the built-in Mail app for iPhone. If your email needs are minimal, the Mail app works just fine. However, if you live and breathe mail, you’ll want something that helps you triage faster. These are currently the best mails apps available for …

Apps

It’s Not Rocket Science, A New Animated Comedy Science Series Starring Astronaut Chris Hadfield

<i>It’s Not Rocket Science</i> is a new animated comedy science series starring Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. The show will be written by Evan …

8-bit Star Wars death scenes take the sting out of Episode VIII delay

Disney revealed today that Star Wars Episode VIII will be delayed until December 15th, 2017.<p>It’s only an extra seven months, but it means fans will have to wait two years to find out what happens next to the characters of the highest grossing movie of all time.<p>If you’re looking for some Star Wars …

Star Wars

The party’s over

The Congress party, which under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru led India to independence in 1947 and has ruled the country for most of its …

India

The weaker sex

“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding …

Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

Force Awakens cast gives us all a nerdgasm with a cappella version of Star Wars

There are two things in the universe that give us incomparable joy: Apple devices and <i>Star Wars</i> nerdery.<p>The latter is strong with the video below, where Jimmy Fallon, his house band The Roots, and the major cast members from <i>The Force Awakens</i> sing a medley of <i>Star Wars</i> music in a giant Brady …

The most beautiful theory

“ALFRED, it’s spinning.” Roy Kerr, a New Zealand-born physicist in his late 20s, had, for half an hour, been chain-smoking his way through some …

Want a job at Apple? Here are 10 of the toughest interview questions

We alternately praise and criticize the folks at Apple depending on whether they just created the iPhone or Apple Maps, but there’s no doubting that it’s a company which employs some pretty darn smart guys and gals.<p>Whether you’ve ever dreamed of joining Cupertino, or just want to scramble your …