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Improve your memory in 40 seconds

Ever had the feeling your past is slipping away? There’s a simple trick that should reinforce your recollections.<p>Have you ever seen or heard something amazing – a scene in a film, a joke or a song – only to forget it later on? Instead of the crystal clear images you wanted to recall, you’re instead …

The Brain

India’s rabid dog problem is running the country ragged

The WHO wants to eliminate rabies in Asia by 2020. But how, when India accounts for more than one third of the world’s total rabies deaths? Mary-Rose Abraham reports.<p>A pile of puppies cower under a parked car. The men grab one, but two escape down the street, forcing them to give chase. Five …

Public Health

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

30+ Enterprise startups from India that have taken the world by storm

Enterprise startups are not the kind of startups that you hear about every day. This is primarily because they’re not sexy like shiny apps built by …

Startups

5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

It’s been a long time, Android fans, but one of your favorite series of recurring posts is finally back. Last year, we periodically put together …

Google hires Twitter’s data guy

Google just hired one of the most important people at Twitter to join their team as Trends Data Editor. Not that Simon Rogers is going to make or …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Advertising

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help

Jerry's favorite Android apps of 2014

My favorite Android apps of the past year<p>Hey everybody! It's the time of the year where all of us here at AC look back and think on the highlights of …

Apps

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners

As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

3 New Job Titles Every Company Needs But No One Has Yet

What would happen if businesses introduced new positions dedicated completely to imagining new ways to shake things up? Here’s what that might look like.<p>Two issues seem to be severely afflicting corporations today: how to survive gracefully in this uncongenial business environment and how to …

Innovation

20 best Android apps this week

New apps and games including Cooliris, IFTTT, Pointless, Hazumino, Google Docs and Yahoo Screen<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you …

How To Use Index/Match, The One Microsoft Excel Trick That Separates The Gurus From The Interns

The program is the gold standard of programs. It's elegant, ubiquitous, and outstandingly powerful.<p>American business lives and dies by the spreadsheet, and everyone is always looking to hone their skills.<p>There's one trick, though, that separates the quants from the interns.<p>That trick is …

Databases