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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

The $1.4 Trillion U.S. ‘Surplus’ That Trump’s Not Talking About

The U.S. has a surplus of $20 billion with China and $1.4 trillion with the rest of the world.<p>That’s not a normal trade balance, of course, where the …

McDonald's and the Price of Not Owning Delivery

McDonald's struggles make the chain's decision not to own the platform for delivery all the more puzzling.<p><i>(This is a guest post by Applico Head of Platform and Modern Monopolies co-author Nick Johnson.)</i><p>McDonald's is not loving it.<p>This week, the fast food chain announced a fresh round of layoffs as …

McDonald's

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Tutorials

Iran's military power: What you need to know

Iran may suffer from military disadvantages, but that doesn't stop it from being a major military player in the Middle East. DW breaks down Iran's …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

commonexpressions

Telegram has raised an initial $850M for its billion-dollar ICO

It looks like Telegram’s billion-dollar ICO has reached its first milestone after the chat app company raised an initial $850 million, according to a filing.<p>A document submitted to the SEC earlier this week states that the money was raised “for the development of the TON Blockchain, the development …

Cryptocurrency

20 Simple Ways to Hack Your Happiness, According to Science

From taking walks to listening to music -- do small things to greatly boost your happy quotient.<p>Happiness, anger, depression, anxiety, excitement -- we’ve all experienced each of these emotions before. It’s part of the human condition and how we’re wired. But if we had the option to feel happy …

Happiness

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Joseph Flaherty Contributor<p>Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money<br>• There’s no shame in a $100M startup<p>Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the …

Startups

North Korea’s calculated chaos ought to make Trump think again on Iran

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In the wake of North Korea's latest provocation — launching a ballistic missile that soared over Japanese …

Fidelity is testing out a new cryptocurrency service

Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity. Brian Snyder/Reuters<p>Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in cryptocurrencies.<p>The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm's innovation center, and Coinbase, …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals)

Stop talking about EQ and start boosting your self-awareness.<p>The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing …

Self-improvement

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Strangers in the City

<i>The first image of this interesting photoessay was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all the winners, jurors' picks and finalists.</i><p>In recent decades, growing urbanization in Iran has resulted in dramatic changes to different …

Photo Essays