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Real Life Charts, graphs and charts made from found objects

Designer Michelle Rial makes these clever and charming charts and posts them to her Instagram account. Some of the charts are hand-drawn but my …

Data Visualization

KFC Just Handled a Public Relations Crisis Perfectly with a Single Picture

What you can learn about KFC's response to a PR nightmare<p>The chicken franchise, KFC, just had one of its worst weeks in the history of the company.<p>They ran out of chicken.<p>No, seriously. KFC restaurants were forced to shut down in England because of supplier issues. They just switched suppliers and …

HeadOn

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Vitalik Buterin

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Data Science

Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea

With a few minor exceptions, there are really only two ways to say “tea” in the world. One is like the English term—<i>té</i> in Spanish and <i>tee</i> in Afrikaans are two examples. The other is some variation of <i>cha</i>, like <i>chay</i> in Hindi.<p>Both versions come from China. How they spread around the world offers a clear …

Language

Watch a Cheetah Hunt Its Prey—From the Cheetah's Point of View

Even if you're a huge fan of wildlife documentaries, you've never seen a cheetah hunt quite like this. For PBS's latest <i>Nature</i> miniseries, <i>Animals With</i> …

Zoology

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What to Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

Surreal Animal Sculptures Made of Metallic Branches Pay Homage to the Gifts of Nature

Korean artist Kang Dong Hyun creates animal-shaped, metal sculptures that look as though they are formed from delicate tree branches and twigs. However, instead of being sculpted and assembled with organic sources—like the work of traditional hedge artists—Dong Hyun’s animal sculptures are made …

Art

Top CEOs Agree: Hiring People on Intelligence and Talent Alone Without This Other Trait May Be a Huge Mistake

CEOs prefer this revered quality over talent or IQ when interviewing job candidates. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.<p>If you were interviewing for an important job, and the CEO of the company asked you this question point blank (which has <i>one right answer</i> for getting you that job offer) what …

Employment

Is “Murder by Machine Learning” the New “Death by PowerPoint”?

Software doesn’t always end up being the productivity panacea that it promises to be. As its victims know all too well, “death by PowerPoint,” the poor use of the presentation software, sucks the life and energy out of far too many meetings. And audit after enterprise audit reveals spreadsheets …

Machine Learning

The race is on to become the Bloomberg of crypto

Data is the lifeblood of financial markets: Professional traders rely on computer terminals supplied by companies like Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters to look up prices on things like bonds and currencies. And while Wall Street is dominated by these incumbents, especially Bloomberg, the battle to …

Cryptocurrency

20 books that will change your life

1 of 21<p>Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives<p>Happy New Year, EW readers! ’Tis the season for making resolutions …

Books

The 8 Types of Company Culture

Why 'Bushman banter' was crucial to hunter-gatherers' evolutionary success

The Ju/’hoansi people of the Kalahari have always been fiercely egalitarian. They hate inequality or showing off, and shun formal leadership institutions. It’s what made them part of the most successful, sustainable civilisation in human history<p>Barely a day goes by when proponents of greater …

This Beautiful Map Traces 275 Years Of Data Viz

This interactive website covering three centuries of infographic history will make the Edward Tufte in you very happy.<p>Behold a map of the birth of modern infographics, for it will cause in you a profound, Tuftean joy. Following a static poster he created earlier this year, RJ Andrews created this …

Google reveals its most-searched ‘How To’ tips

It's easy to forget how difficult DIY repairs were just a couple of decades ago, considering how easy the internet makes it to fix very specific product problems. (My biggest personal victory was fixing a 50-inch LG plasma display that borked a week after the warranty expired, following some …

17 Women In Stock Photos Finally Admit What They’re Really Thinking

You’d be surprised where your mind takes you when you’re not laughing at a salad.<p>Women are complicated creatures — even the ones hanging out in cheap …

Mind

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Power Causes Brain Damage

How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise<p>If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. …

Indra Nooyi

Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology

There’s a story told of the theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli that a friend showed him the paper of a young physicist that he suspected was not …

Emerging Technology

What Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are (It's As Weird As You Think) | Heleo

“You can’t just ask people what they think. You can’t just ask people who they are. They reveal it.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How Google search data could</i> …

Shaquille O'Neal

Meet Hilda, The World’s First Plus-Size Pin-Up Girl

Hilda stole hearts in the 50s. Now she’s making a comeback.<p>During the 50s, female beauty was pretty conventional, all things considered. When you …

What We Learned About Sexual Desire From 10 Years of Pornhub User Data

<b>The Sexual Almanac</b><p>Looking through Pornhub’s data on U.S. users, some themes jumped out. Few of the trends had obvious real-world causes — a sign that …

Fidel Castro

A surprising number of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Instead, they reported it comes from brown cows.<p>The organization surveyed 1,000 adults in all 50 states about their use and knowledge of dairy products. Forty-eight percent of respondents also didn't know how chocolate milk is made.<p>The percentage of misinformed adults about chocolate milk may seen …

Forestry

Robinhood's plan to open financial markets to the masses

While most were following the closure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 financial crisis, there was another important change occurring: the rise of algorithmic trading. Due to the inefficiency and excess of humans coordinating trades, computers began processing about 95% of the …

Lehman Brothers

‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting

One of the most frustrating things that can happen when eating out is ordering one dish but receiving another. Surprisingly, one restaurant is …

Strong Constitutions

Issue<p>Back to Issue<p>Intoxication<p>Shop Now<p>Itemized bill from a farewell party for George Washington, thrown three days before the Constitutional …

10+ Of The Best Twitter Reactions To ‘Wonder Woman’

It takes something pretty incredible to stand out from the constant flood of superhero movies bombarding our movie theaters these days, but it looks …