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Sleep Is the New Status Symbol

At M.I.T.’s Media Lab, the digital futurist playground, David Rose is investigating swaddling, bedtime stories and hammocks, as well as lavender oil and cocoons. Mr. Rose, a researcher, an inventor-entrepreneur and the author of “Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things,” …

Immune System

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Self-improvement

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John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

Here Are The Microeconomics Of Uber's Attempt To Revolutionize Taxi Markets

Taxi markets have long needed a shake-up. In theory, entry should be easy--all that is needed is a car and a driving license--with new drivers keeping cab fares close to costs. Yet in many cities, cabs are far from that competitive ideal. Decades of regulation conspire to keep entrants out. In New …

Transportation

Spotify is planning an IPO for this fall

Spotify could take itself public some time in the fall of 2014.<p>The popular music-streaming company has participated in informal chats with some of the investment banks likely to fight for a role in a potential IPO, sources familiar with the process said. The six-year-old service may start holding …

Credit Cards

Icahn Calls For Ebay To Spin Off 20% Of PayPal In An IPO

UPDATE: See eBay’s response at end of the post.<p>Carl Icahn fired off another letter to eBay shareholders today, purposing that it spin off 20% of its PayPal division in a public offering. Icahn held back the verbal punches he’s thrown at eBay CEO John Donahoe and board members Marc Andreessen and …

Madoff: Politics, remorse, Wall Street

BUTNER, N.C. – From his office on the 17th floor of midtown Manhattan’s red enameled Lipstick Building, Bernard Madoff often handled billions of dollars in a single day.<p>These days, at the medium-security prison here, the man convicted of orchestrating the biggest Ponzi scheme in American history is …

Coldwell's Industrial Services SVP Jarrod Hunt On The 'Real Problem Brewing' With Today's Youth

On March 26-28, <b>Forbes will host its first Reinventing America Summit in Chicago, Illinois</b> (click for attendance details), a congress of more than 300 innovators, business leaders, growth-focused policy makers and academics who are helping usher in the next industrial revolution.<p>Leading up to the …

Bitcoin’s Value Falls 10% As Faltering Mt.Gox Exchange Continues To Implode

Mt.Gox promised to get its house in order, and get back to the Bitcoin community and its users today. It did, but didn’t open up withdrawals, or set a firm timetable as to when users might be able to get their currency off the exchange.<p>In response, the price of Bitcoin on Mt.Gox has cratered, …

Caracas in turmoil as protests continue | US & Canada

<b>Caracas, Venezuela -</b> The main artery connecting pro-government neighbourhoods in the western section of Venezuela's capital with opposition strongholds in the east buzzed with activity, as dozens of Toyota Land Cruisers packed with security forces clad in riot gear raced across the city, sirens …

The Feds' Scary Reassurances To Banks That Deal With State-Licensed Marijuana Businesses

On Friday the Treasury Department and the Justice Department issued guidelines for banks that do business with state-licensed marijuana suppliers. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the aim of the memos is to reassure financial institutions that are leery of accepting cannabusinesses as …

If Medical Marijuana Laws Cause A 'Surge in Drugged Driving Deaths,' Why Are Fatalities Falling?

A study published by the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> last month found that 12.2% of drivers killed by car crashes in six states tested positive for cannabinol, a marijuana metabolite, in 2010, up from 4.2% in 1999. Here is how NBC News translated that finding in the headline over a story posted …

Morgan Stanley Breaks Down What Time Of Day Different Types Of Players Trade In The Credit Markets

In a note to clients, Morgan Stanley credit strategists led by Sivan Mahadevan take a look at which types of market participants trade in the corporate credit markets during each part of the trading day. The charts on the slide below show how trading volume is typically distributed.

Morgan Stanley

A UN report details atrocities in North Korea that are painful to even imagine

A new UN report on North Korea reveals that women prisoners were forced to kill their own newborns. It's just one atrocity in a 400-page report documenting the crimes against humanity that have taken place in North Korea over the past few decades, and that continue to take place. <i></i><p>"The gravity, scale …

Office for iPad reportedly coming before July

Microsoft is still working on Office for iPad, and it could debut before July, reports <i>ZDNet</i>'s Mary Jo Foley. While we'd heard that Microsoft was working on Office for iPhone and iPad some time ago, it ultimately only rolled out an iPhone version and pointed tablet users to Office Web Apps. However,</i> …

Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

A federal judge in Virginia struck down that state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage this week. It's just the latest in a string of similar rulings in conservative states, and it indicates that the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many had …

Twenty-five years after Soviet exit, Taliban says U.S. will meet same fate

In a statement issued on the 25th anniversary of the final Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a national holiday for Afghans, the Taliban sought to connect the steady departure of U.S. and NATO troops ahead of a year-end deadline to the end of the decade-long Soviet occupation.<p>"Today America is …

Afghanistan

Lebanese PM unveils national unity cabinet

Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam has formed a national unity government, more than 10 months after he became prime minister.<p>The 24-member government, announced on Saturday, unites the powerful Shia political party Hezbollah and its allies with the Sunni-led bloc of former Prime Minister Saad …

Career Arc: Paul Verhoeven

The twisted genius behind ‘RoboCop,’ ‘Total Recall,’ and — yes — ‘Showgirls’<p>A remake of the 1987 sci-fi movie <i>RoboCop</i> opens this week, nearly a decade …

Ranking the Top 60 Strikers of All Time

Welcome to B/R's countdown of the top 60 strikers in world footballing history.<p>It's never an easy task when you compare players from different eras, but we've done our level best to define who the greatest ever to grace the game were.<p>In terms of ranking, trophy hauls have largely dictated the top …

Soccer

Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s quite a kerfuffle in the mid-priced, basic menswear arena.<p>Jos. A. Bank announced today that it will scoop up the parent company of Eddie Bauer. Meanwhile, Jos. A. Bank was already being hotly pursued by Men’s Wearhouse.<p>But as Jos. …

Menswear

Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Shipments of smart wearable bands - currently a relatively small sector in the technology industry - are set to grow by mammoth proportions this year, according to independent analyst Canalys.<p>Its research shows that 1.6 million smart bands, such as those used …

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FORTUNE — Here’s a question, privacy hounds: Is the video-surveillance system that blankets Manhattan from Midtown to the Battery, river to river, really not so different from an earlier anti-crime innovation, street lights? That’s what Richard Daddario, deputy commissioner for counterterrorism …