Ari D. Persad

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Crossing Over: How Science Is Redefining Life and Death

Can death be reversible? And what are we learning about the gray zone between here and the other side?<p><i>The Story of God</i> with Morgan Freeman, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c, will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover …

If You're Not Serious About a Business Plan, You're Not Serious About Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The debate around the relevance of business plans is one that continues to divide opinion. Although conventional wisdom suggests a business plan has a role to play in determining company success, increasingly, and especially in the …

Small Business

These 23 Tweets Will Make You Feel Better About The World

"You live on a tiny blue dot, lost in a sea of stars, and every speck of life around you is improbable and wondrous. Why can't you see that?"

Saudi Arabia creates Islamic bloc to fight terror groups

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Projecting its ambition for regional leadership, Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has lined up most of the Arab world, NATO member Turkey and several African and Asian countries behind a vaguely defined "Islamic military alliance" against terrorists.<p>The move allows the …

Middle East

My bookshelf: Cheryl Strayed's top reads

I didn’t grow up in a house full of books, but my mom read to me and sparked my love for stories. We were poor, and I grew up 20 miles outside of a town that didn’t even have a library, so I was always longing for all the books I wanted and didn’t have.<p>The first books my mother read to me – when I …

Vertu Launches New Signature Touch, a High-End Luxury Smartphone

For a long time now, luxury smartphones have always been equipped with less than impressive specs. Even when luxury phone makers did catch up, they …

Rare 100-Year-Old Films Capture Monet, Degas And Renoir At Work

Have you ever closed your eyes, clasped your hands and prayed to the almighty powers of art to transport you back in time to see your favorite creators in action?<p>Have you, say, wished for the power to witness Claude Monet breathing in that fresh Giverny air, puttering around the studio, wondering …

Apple's Electric Car Is Apparently Very Real

Apple is speeding up development of "Project Titan," the Wall Street Journal reported.<p>Apple hopes to have its electric car ready by 2019, according to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Citing "people familiar with the matter," the publication reports that Apple has given its electric car effort the "committed …

Corporate and Securities Law

Foxconn reportedly begins pilot production of Apple TV set

Chinese news sources report that the iPhone and iPad maker is preparing the production of an Apple-branded a television set.<p>Foxconn, the China-based manufacturing partner of Apple, is in the "trial production stage" of producing the Cupertino company's long-awaited television set, according to …

Foxconn

News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Local Lifestyle

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Farewell to Elena Ferrante's brilliant Neapolitan Novels

My mother discovered Elena Ferrante first. A little while before Christmas last year, she pressed on me the first of the Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend, declaring that the story of two girls growing up in Fifties Naples was urgent <b>reading</b>. I read it greedily, spellbound, and began the second …

Books

Daughters of the Red Light

<i>Daughters of the Red Light</i> is my new e-single about the poverty, injustice and stigma that keep women and girls from escaping India's notorious sex industry. Read an excerpt below.<p>*****<p>"When you come as a volunteer, you'll have to dress ... differently," said my new supervisor, disdainfully running …

Honda looks to developers to make its robotic stool useful

Honda has always been more than a car company. In addition to its car and motorcycle business, it also manufacturers marine vehicles, generators, a weird robot and even planes. To keep that spirit of just making as much stuff as possible alive it introduced the Uni-Cub personal mobility system in …

Epson EcoTank printer changes everything, ditches ink cartridges

Whether you buy an expensive printer or a cheap printer, those ink cartridges are going to run out sooner than you’d like and replacing them will — …

Could we fly from London to New York in an hour?

<b>Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane which could potentially fly from London to New York in an hour.</b><p>Dubbed Concord 2.0, the jet would be capable of flying more than four times the speed of sound.<p>Documents lodged with the US Patent Office refer to an "ultra-rapid air vehicle and …

Aviation

Super-Efficient Graphene Lightbulbs Will Hit Markets This Year

Get ready for graphene to revolutionise lighting.<p>A lightbulb made from wonder-material graphene will reportedly go on sale later this year, and it's …

Graphene

Are we ready to 3D print our own clothes?

3D printing in fashion might not be new. But one designer thinks soon everbody will just print their entire wardrobe, which could change holiday packing for ever<p>Imagine going on holiday with an empty suitcase, checking out the vibe of the hotel bar on arrival, then printing out the perfect dress to …

3D Printing

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Europe

How two fashionable college friends reinvented the online shopping experience

It's difficult to feel original in today’s big-box, mass-produced world — an issue the Lower Manhattan-based Of a Kind team is attempting to solve, …

5 Ways to Turn Your Business into a Top Company for Leaders | Inc.com

Global human resources consulting giant Aon Hewitt recently released its list of the 2014 top companies for leaders. At the top of the list?<p>1: General Electric<p>2: IBM<p>3: Hindustan Unilever Limited<p>4: General Mills<p>5: ICICI Bank Ltd.<p>So what did it take for these top companies to be named to the list? …

Human Resources
Customer Service

Blink-182? I'll take them over the Beatles

For nostalgic sun-kissed anthems, Californian pop-punks Blink-182 are hard to beat, says James Lachno<p>Every summer I hop on a tube to the north-west tip of the Metropolitan line to drop in on my parents. I always look forward to getting behind the wheel of my mum’s Nissan Micra, winding the windows …