Amy Elliott

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Medibank may be Australia's largest state IPO since '97

Australian state-owned health insurer Medibank plans to raise up to 5.5 billion Australia dollars ($4.8 billion) in what could be the biggest state …

The 20 Best Foods To Eat If You're Trying To Lose Weight

Not all calories are created equal.<p>Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones, and how many calories we burn.<p>Here are the 20 most weight-loss friendly foods on earth, supported by science.<p>1. Whole Eggs<p>What's more … …

26 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look

They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell they’re saying. Tracking eye movements can give us fascinating insights …

The 12 Best-Funded Startups You Probably Never Heard Of

ProtectWise: $US17 million<p><b>Company name:</b> ProtectWise<p><b>Total raised to date:</b> $US17 million from Crosslink Capital and Trinity Ventures.<p><b>What we know about</b> …

It Looked Like Normal Sand, But When He Touched It, My Jaw Hit The Floor

Kinetic Sand, by WABA Fun, is a truly intriguing product. Known as "the sand that breathes motion," it is made of 98% pure sand, but never dries out. …

Kinetic

4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Bio<p>The world wide web still isn't all that worldwide.<p>An exhaustive new study by McKinsey & Company (really, it's 120 pages long) about the barriers to Internet adoption around the world illuminates a rather surprising reality: 4.4 billion people scattered …

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose

One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. …

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

4. Whether your rival also interviews on the same day.<p>Yes, it may be difficult to know when your rival is interviewing, but if you happen to know, …

The Key Differences Between Alibaba And Amazon In One Chart

China’s Alibaba Group is becoming a serious threat to Amazon.<p>The e-commerce giant made its market debut Friday in one of the largest public offerings …

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple's CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he declared himself interim CEO. He wanted someone else to be Apple’s full-time CEO, so he could be the …

Apple Hired Australian Designer Mark Newson: Here Are 15 Stunning Things He's Done

First let's take a look at Newson's charity work. He and Jony Ive designed this take on Apple's EarPods for Bono's charity, (RED).<p>Newson and Ive also …

Alibaba To Raise $US21 Billion In Historic IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to raise up to $US21 billion in its IPO, with shares expected to be priced between $US60 and $US66, according …

Samsung: Smart homes arriving 'at speed we can barely imagine'

Today, you might think of Samsung as the company that made your phone, your TV, or your washing machine. Tomorrow, if it gets its way, it'll be the company that gave some electronic brains to your entire home.<p>In a speech at the IFA electronics show here, Samsung Electronics Chief Executive Boo-Keun …

Smart Homes

Higher Perspective

True intimacy is much more than sharing your body. Being truly intimate with someone means having someone with whom you can share your soul.<p>It is …

Coming Soon: The World's Largest Tidal Power Plant Will Generate Electricity for 175,000 Homes

Funding has just been secured to break ground on the world’s largest ocean current-driven power plant on the shores of Scotland. The plant is …

Forecasting the future

Physicists can tell the future—or at least foresee multiple possible versions of it. They do this through computer simulations. Simulations can help …

Physics

The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, measuring preferences like introversion and extroversion, …

How 3 Startup CEOs Gave Up Fortunes To Turn Half Their Employees Into Millionaires

There’s a startup in New York everyone talks about, and the things they say aren’t very nice.<p>The startup sold for ~ $US80 million and the founders …

The 12 Most Important Things Everyone Should Know About Money

<b>1. Don't get a salary.</b> A salary will never make you money.<p><b>2. Don't invest any of your money.</b> Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth creation, so first you have to make wealth.<p><b>3. Come up with 10 ideas a day.</b> This doesn't seem like "personal finance," but it is.<p><b>4. Don't try to save money by</b> …

Waze Exec: What I Learned From Being A Broke, Unemployed Graduate

I did what they told me to do. I went to college. I took out loans. I graduated on time. So why, three months after graduation was I still jobless?<p>The summer of 2010 was supposed to be my summer. The World Cup was roaring, I was a few months away from my 23rd birthday and I had just graduated from …

Waze

Here's How America's Top Business Leaders Spend Every Minute Of The Day

How do top business leaders spend their time?<p>Being fascinated by this topic, I collaborated with Chris Stowell, vice president of the International Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness in Sandy, Utah, to survey 267 C-level executives (all at the vice president level or higher) at …

Johnson & Johnson

What I Learned By Waking Up At 4:30 A.M. For 21 Days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

The 9 Best New University Buildings Around The World

With the school year getting started, <i>AD</i> takes a look at cutting-edge architecture in academia.<p>1. British architecture office Foster & Partners …

This Magical Inkless Pen Never Needs a Refill

<b>Italian design firm</b> Pininfarina—famous for shaping such iconic Ferraris as the Daytona and the F40—is now applying its automotive eye to the world of …

Japan Is Planning to Build Huge Floating Solar Power Plants

One of Kyocera’s existing solar power plants, which has 70 MW of power capacity and sticks out into Kagoshima Bay in southern Japan.<p>Image: [name …

Apple To Include Mobile Payments In Next iPhone: Reports

Apple is partnering with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express to help make the next iPhone into an electronic wallet, Bloomberg reported Sunday. With the new feature, iPhone owners would be able to use their phone to pay for goods at participating retail stores.<p>Apple has long been rumored to …

9 Tricks Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, And Other Top Execs Use To Run Meetings

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg sticks to a strict agenda.<p>Sheryl Sandberg<p>Sandberg brings a spiral-bound notebook with her to every meeting. In that …

China's bold new idea to create the "global energy internet"

Earlier this month, in Washington D. C. at one of the largest electrical engineering conferences in the world a speaker from the State Grid …

Renewable Energy

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