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Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.<p>But the truth is that reading books can be more than entertainment or a …

Arianna Huffington: 'My mother said failure was a stepping stone to success'

On a sweltering evening in central London this week, smartly dressed young women gathered to discuss "Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power". The keynote speaker contrasted the ancient Greek philosophers' ideal of "a good life" with our modern misapprehension that it means working 24/7, …

Why on Earth does Goldman Sachs own a coal mine in Colombia?

Big banks are increasingly operating their own commercial businesses. It’s high time the Fed reigns them in<p>In 1913, Congress determined that a cabal of Wall Street bankers had captured control over the US economy. Having bought up large shares of railroads, utilities, and manufacturers, these …

Goldman Sachs costs consumers billions on…soda cans?

The firm is using loose market regulations to inflate the price of items made from aluminum<p>A New York Times investigation finds that Goldman Sachs is using loose market regulations to inflate the price of aluminium cans, a set-up that costs consumers around $5 billion a year.<p>From the Times:<p>The …

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …