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5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with …

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

1 min read<p>“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound impact on the bottom line for a business.<p>Collecting …

Big Data

What we learn before we're born

Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

10 TED Talks you won't be able to stop thinking about

Once you watch these talks, you may not be able to get them out of your head. These talks have staying power and, as you go about everyday life, we …

TED Talks

21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

<i>Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season.</i><p><b>Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"</b><p><b>Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland"</b><p><b>Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas"</b><p><b>Eartha</b> …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

The science of Interstellar: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film

Thanks to physicist Kip Thorne’s influence, the latest space-travel film <i>Interstellar</i> features some remarkably scientifically accurate depictions of …

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply matters when it comes to reaching their goals.<p>The habits you have …

Self-improvement

Picture this: Inventions of the ancients

First published on Sat 12 Jul 2014 05.00 EDT

These Graphic New Anti-Poaching Ads By The WWF Will Hit You Hard

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new series of ads entitled “Stop One. Stop Them All” aimed squarely at three destructive industries, two …

The Key to Color Harmony: Avoiding Boredom and Chaos

<i>Odes Roberts is an in-house designer for Shutterstock.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>I love color. I especially appreciate bright, vivid colors that make you feel like you’re in another world. With summer coming to my neighborhood, …

How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is) | William Black

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions

More and more couples are opting for full-fledged photo sessions rather than simply posing for a single image for their official engagement …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Leadership

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

30 Most Iconic Pictures & their deep insight analyzed

<b>Dust Storm by Steve McCurry</b><p>Dust storm in Jaisalmer by <b>Steve McCurry</b>. Ladies gathered in a group to stay together during tough times of the dust storm, …

Street Photography

The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool

It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.<p>In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly …

An Explosion of Color at Holi 2014 (PHOTOS)

Festival<p>Happy Holi! Crowds gather in India to celebrate the 2014 Festival of Colors, welcoming the spring by dousing each other in a flurry of …

A Love Letter to the City: Stephen Powers's street art – in pictures

New York graffiti artist Stephen Powers daubs his super-sized murals and messages on city walls and rooftops from Brooklyn to Philadelphia, Belfast to São Paulo – his new book, A Love Letter to the City, collects them in one place

Ring : Wearable Input Device to Control Just About Everything

Perhaps this is the ring we’ve all been waiting for, a smart wearable input device that lets you control everything simply by pointing at it. You can …

35 Foods That Keep Your Brain Sharp

Certain foods can help keep your brain as fit as your body. Read on to learn all you need to know about edible intelligence.<p>What good is having the body of a twenty-something if your brain sputters like it's decades older? Cognitive diseases plague millions each year, and even if you're far from …

What motivates us at work? More than money

“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely (TED …

Life is a maze, not a marathon

Imagine if life were a marathon.<p>There’s a start, a finish, and the faster you run, the further you go:<p>The secret to winning a marathon is to knuckle …