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Entrepreneurship

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

Computer Hardware

U.S. Stocks Tumble; Dow Drops More Than 300 Points

Euro drops, eurozone bond yields hit fresh lows as ECB starts buying bonds<p>U.S. stocks tumbled on Tuesday as the dollar rose to a nearly 12-year high against the euro and bond yields in Europe hit record lows.<p>Traders described the move down as orderly, with declines driven by a lack of investors …

Stock Markets

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

10 Worst Reality Shows of All Time: Sports Edition

It’s hard to fathom that there was once a time when reality shows didn’t exist. To the surprise of kids these days, scripted programming and sports used to rule the television kingdom.<p>All of that changed slowly and painfully over the years. From <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> to <i>Survivor</i>, reality …

'House of Cards' season 3 review: The Underwoods' new ideals?

House of Cards<p>typeTV ShowgenreDramarun date02/01/13performerKevin Spacey, Robin WrightbroadcasterNetflixseasons5Current StatusIn SeasontvpgrTV-MA<p>We …

TV

NBC plans to bundle SNL and Tonight Show in new service for cord cutters

And it sounds like the subscription fee will be really cheap<p>NBC has plans to launch a premium, comedy-focused video subscription service. A new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says the video offering would bundle new episodes of the network's comedy staples <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and <i>The Tonight …

People of the Internet: 1, Cable Industry: 0

A year ago, the fight for net neutrality seemed all but lost. Then, a remarkable reversal began.<p>Last spring, when I reported a long story on net neutrality, there seemed to be only one sensible resolution to the American Internet’s crisis.<p>But, source after source told me, the U.S. government would …

Telecoms

January Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Level In 18 Months, Says NAR

The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes in January marked the highest level in 18 months, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.<p>NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), rose 1.7% in January to 104.2, from an …

Real Estate

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Space

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