Arjun Joshi

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Scientists use molecular 'sieve' to purify water

Researchers have taken a major step forward in making previously undrinkable water drinkable, therefore tackling one of the biggest challenges faced by the planet -- some 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water (a number which is set to grow as populations increase). By modifying …

5 Books That Are Guaranteed to Boost Your Happiness | Inc.com

Science shows that regular reading will make you happier. But common sense tells us that not all books will give you the same happiness boost.<p>Some weightier recommendations are sure to make you smarter and better informed, but will that tome on disease eradication efforts or memoir of a dying …

Books

The 8 Best Veggie Burgers That Are Also Totally Healthy

Whether you’re following a plant-based meal plan or just trying to consume more veggies than normal, then you know eating healthier can be a little …

An Insider Guide To Reykjavik: Where To Eat, Drink, Sleep, And Party

Iceland has becomes a hot spot for film and TV — Game of Thrones, Thor, Prometheus, and Star Wars were/are filmed there. When the movies and TV shows leave, the tourists arrive to live out real life adventures like their favorite on-screen heroes and heroines. Iceland has certainly benefitted from …

How to sneak into Chicago's most secret bars

It's easy enough to know about Chicago's hidden speakeasies, but just how easy is it to actually get in? We snuck into some of the city's most secret …

Hip-hop Music

A Bacterium Could Be the Key to an Anti-Aging Pill for Humans

Next Stop: Humans<p>On March 24, Boston biopharmaceutical company PureTech Health announced it was licensing two drug molecules from Swiss healthcare …

Anti-aging

This robot is perfectly designed to drill tiny tunnels in your skull

The world's first robot-assisted cochlear implantation<p>Imagine rolling into an operating room to find that your surgical team included a robot. While full-fledged robotic surgeons aren't quite ready for the spotlight, automatons have already found a foothold in the surgical theater. Some systems …

Robotics

How a Boy’s Lazarus-like Revival Points to a New Generation of Drugs - MIT Technology Review

Shortly after Cameron Harding’s one-month check-up, his mother, Alison, saw that her newborn seemed to stop moving. She’d unwrap him from a swaddle …

Biotechnology

The internet knows how unattractive I am

Honestly, I'm fine with being unattractive, because owning your flaws is the best way to avoid becoming defined by them. But if the subject comes up in conversation, I'll joke that, on a hypothetical scale, I'm a "four ... in bad light." The internet, however, has enabled me to find out <i>precisely</i> …

The 'messy' way a former Goldman Sachs employee grew a $150 million startup, then turned half his employees into millionaires

He realized quickly that Goldman wasn't for him, so he spent the next four years saving $18,000. He used the money and some help from those close to him to quit and bootstrap a startup called Behance. Belsky didn't take a paycheck for the next two years.<p>In the end, the hard work paid off. Adobe …

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life | Inc.com

Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go in life.<p>The third: Just …

Self-improvement

These 12 Airlines Will Let You Fly to Two Cities For The Price of One

Get a free stopover.<p>Thanks to airlines that offer free stopovers, you can explore two cities for the price of one.<p>Instead of having customers wait …

A Therapist Explains How To *Really* Listen To Another Human Being

Let’s face it: Most people aren’t good listeners. In fact, most people — including your best friend who truly loves you to the moon and back — are <i>terrible</i> listeners. But it’s not their fault. No one (well, very few people) are out here trying to ignore your important thoughts and problems. They …

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

Chatbots

Gold And Silver: Opportunity Of A Lifetime?

Over the past 39 years, I have rarely used the words “opportunity of a lifetime.” However, I feel there is a good chance of another one in progress. Let’s look at gold since the late 1970s. History may not exactly repeat, but often it rhymes.<p>In 1977, when my firm, Dohmen Capital, was founded, I …

Stock Markets

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year - MIT Technology Review

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase …

Genetic Engineering

This company wants you to go on a virtual reality date because romance is dead

You can probably guess from the name that The League is a dating app with an unashamedly elitist bent. When you visit its homepage, it screams at you in big, block-capitals “ARE YOU TOLD YOUR STANDARDS ARE TOO HIGH? Keep them that way.”<p>There’s a clear message. If you’re bright and beautiful you …

Virtual Reality

This Website Wants To Be The Snopes Of WhatsApp Hoaxes In India

Two Bengaluru engineers are fighting India's epidemic of fake news on the very platform it's born on.<p>Shammas Oliyath has spent every lunch break for the last six months telling strangers all over India that a Gujarati woman didn’t really give birth to 11 babies at once, malicious Indian grocers …

Journalism

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital | Inc.com

Two months after my awkward 2am text message I bought a campervan, drove from Boston to San Francisco, and found myself tailgating with Dering outside of his office. So I interrogated him: "how the hell did you pull this off?!"<p>He broke rules you learn from professors and business books<p><b>You need to</b> …

Startups

How To Invest With Just $5

Imagine that you have never invested before in the stock market. How much money do you need to start investing?<p>$100? $1,000? More?<p>If you ask Brandon Krieg, co-founder and CEO of Stash, he’ll tell you definitively that it’s $5.<p>Yes, $5.<p>More on that in a minute.<p><b>What Is Stash?</b><p>Stash is a new type of …

Investing

Got a great idea for a business? Before you go any further, read this

Many startups fail because they create a product no one wants. Entrepreneur Ian James explains how to prevent this<p>If you have a burning business idea, 2017 could be the year you make it happen. But before you take the plunge to launch your new venture, leave behind a successful career, or pivot an …

Small Business

Prosthetic limb maker wants you to really feel VR

Getting to grips with VR is looking more stylish by the minute.<p>VR lets you see new worlds, but if 3D-printed prosthetics company Exiii has its way, you'll soon be able to <i>feel</i> them too.<p>Part glove, part exoskeleton, the Japanese company's Exos VR accessory gives you the sensation of touching a real …

Virtual Reality

Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis

After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The biggest revelation: cannabis has verifiable …

CES 2017: Wireless charging may about to become a reality

Wireless power is still in its infancy, but CES 2017 has marked a significant milestone for the technology<p>Over the past few years, wires have been cut for everything from internet connections to earphones – but still, almost every device needs to be plugged in at least once a day to charge. That …

Gear & Gadgets

Ten Guaranteed Ways To Appear Smarter Than You Are

It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” -Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

Emotional Intelligence

Cuba marks revolution with military parade, tribute to Fidel Castro

Cuba has paid tribute to its late leader, Fidel Castro, with a military parade. The event, which takes place every five years, marked the 58th …

You'll Never See Anything As Adorable As These Little Kids With Big Dogs

So doggone precious.

Pets

NEW UNICORNS: Meet the 14 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2016

But as more money pours into startups — a prominent trend over the last few years — more startups are achieving "unicorn" status.<p>Unicorns hit a fever pitch in 2015, when 42 startups achieved billion-dollar valuations. Yet as the data shows, becoming a unicorn wasn't quite as easy in 2016.<p>For the …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …