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A Wondrous GIF Shows the Most Popular Baby Names for Girls Since 1960

Social Security Administration data visualized in the most lovely way imaginable<p>My friend Judy used to always say that whenever she met another Judy, she knew exactly how old that Judy was—to the day.<p>Now that level of precision might be a bit of a stretch, but, as the above map wonderfully shows, …

Bluetooth frying pan senses when your food is done

Who has ever overcooked an egg, undercooked a chicken breast or totally massacred a seemingly benign grilled cheese sandwich?<p>:raises …

Meet Wish, the $3 Billion App That Could Be the Next Walmart

“We think we’re going to be the second or third trillion-dollar-a-year marketplace,” Wish's CEO says.<p>As the words poured out of Peter Szulczewski’s mouth, I thought <i>he must be pulling my leg</i>.<p>“We think we’re going to be the second or third trillion-dollar-a-year marketplace,” Szulczewski, the CEO of …

The Battle of Enfarinats

In a tradition that dates back more than 200 years, the town of Ibi, Spain, celebrates the festival of Els Enfarinats on December 28th with a mock battle taking place outside the town hall. Participants attack each other with eggs, flour, firecrackers, fire extinguishers, and more. The annual …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Map shows how long it took to travel the world in 1914

The map, published by the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, charts travel times from London to different parts of the world, which ranged from around five to 40 days.<p>Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V, for the book An Atlas of …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

J.C. Penney's Black Friday Strategy? Better Tech to Avoid Out-Of-Stock Disappointment

Ordering four times as many boots for the holiday season as last year may seem like an odd strategy for a major retailer that wants to outmaneuver …

Here's why RBS is using Facebook to replace company emails

If you've never heard of Facebook at Work, don't worry. Facebook is trialing the software, which competes against Slack (a buzzy messaging client for teams), email, Microsoft's Yammer (a Skype-like messaging client) and others, on a small number of companies before making it available to …

Social Media

How Adobe keeps key employees from quitting

If there’s one thing almost everyone in corporate America can agree on, it’s that traditional once-a-year evaluations are a waste of time. Managers …

Japan to re-examine verdicts in war crimes trials from Second World War

Government to reconsider rulings, including execution of six of Japan's Second World War leaders<p>The Japanese government is to re-examine the guilty verdicts handed down in the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunals, which found 25 of Japan's military and political leaders guilty of initiating the Second World …

Sensoro Claims Largest iBeacon Network with 110,000 Units in China

Sensoro, a Chinese maker of bluetooth beacons has announced today that they are running and managing a network of beacons consisting of 110,000 …

Bluetooth

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

South Carolina’s floating fire ant islands are every bit as creepy as they sound

Your state just got blasted with a “fire hose” of water. Roads are damaged, your property is trashed and then your nightmares really start to come true: floating swarms of fire ants coming right at you.<p>That was the reality for South Carolina residents hit by a week of rain joined with a band of wet …

Seven Miraculous Airplane Saves That Made History

If you think flying an airplane is impressive, just wait until you read about these extraordinary landings under incredible circumstances.<p>Tragedy …

A Trucker Explains What You're Doing Wrong on the Highway

The biggest driving mistakes people make out there, according to a man who's seen it all from behind the wheel of a big rig.<p><i>Todd McCann started driving big rigs in 1997 and covers about 125,000 miles a year wearing down tire rubber on America's highways. In other words, he knows driving. (He also</i> …

Ashton Kutcher’s Investment Strategy

It’s hard not to like Ashton Kutcher. Like many Hollywood actors, he’s got a certain charm that creates a powerful magnetic field around him — one …

Wild pig with blue fat found near Northern California ranch

Ranchers in Northern California shot a wild pig and ended up finding its meat surrounded by Smurf-blue fat.<p>A user on Imgur posted photos and a short …

Northern California

Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter

American manufacturer Confederate Motorcycles have recently formalized the release of their new monstrous streetfighter, the G2 P51 Combat Fighter. …

Embassy Gardens Sky Pool

Plans have been unveiled this week for an impressive sky pool spanning between two residential buildings in Londons Nine Elms Quarter, Battersea, a …

Jaywalking Chickens Stopped Traffic on the Bay Bridge Today

Damn it feels good to be a chicken.<p><i>Why did a chicken cross the Bay Bridge?</i><p>There are all sorts of punchlines to this joke.<p>To start a new job at Twitter.<p>To escape the Chez Panisse dinner menu.<p>Because chickens can't fly. Who else would put up with that traffic?<p>But actually this isn't a joke.<p>This …

Chickens

Watch this rider pull off hardest tricks ever attempted on a road bike

Pro trial rider Vittorio Brumotti does what everyone thought was impossible to do on a road bike: insane stunts. Although the video is a tribute to …

Beer Mile World Classic On Tap for San Francisco

Current world record holders are set to race on Saturday.<p>Still buzzing from two new world records set on August 7, the wacky world of beer mile running turns its attention next to the inaugural Beer Mile World Classic in San Francisco on August 22.<p>The suds-centric event, which is described like …

12 differences between a normal friend and a Spanish friend

Haz clic para leer este artículo en español. Tambien podés darnos un “me gusta” en Facebook!<p>1.<p><b>A normal friend</b> shakes hands with you when he sees</b> …

The Ups and Downs of Cortisol: What You Need to Know

Most of us associate too much cortisol with the loss of muscle and gain of more belly fat. Yuck! But too little cortisol leaves us feeling …

Women, There's A Reason Why You're Shivering In The Office

He was probably about 40 years old, 155 pounds, white and wearing a suit. And he's the reason why women are shivering at their desks in air-conditioned buildings.<p>At some point in the 1930s, someone defined "metabolic equivalents" — how much energy a body requires while sitting, walking and running. …

ScopeAR Beams An Expert To You Through Augmented Reality

Everyone needs an expert sometimes; a helping hand to point you in the right direction so you can get the job done.<p>Maybe you’re a mechanic working on an exotic car. You know everything there is to know about cars <i>in general</i> — but only a handful of people really know <i>this</i> car. Alas, they’re all on the …

A new app lets anyone with a startup idea instantly chat with investors at VC firm Kleiner Perkins

In fact, he was so enamored by the startup culture there that he started sending cold emails to venture capitalists in the Valley, asking questions about term sheets and business plans. But the usual response he got — if he ever got one — was a simple one line message: "Next time you're here, let …

Venture Capital

High-Net Worth Huddle: Teaching Venture Capital To The World's Wealthiest

In a downstairs conference room in San Mateo, Calif., a dozen businessmen from around the world are listening to the nitty gritty about venture capital investing. The speakers at this 4-day course are some of Silicon Valley’s most successful investors, from early pioneer Franklin “Pitch” Johnson to …