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Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Neoliberalism has had its day. So what happens next? | Martin Jacques

In the early 1980s the author was one of the first to herald the emerging dominance of neoliberalism in the west. Here he argues that this doctrine is now faltering. But what happens next?<p>The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were …

Economics

The Koch Brothers’ summer reading list for their super secret conservative millionaire consortium

At a super secretive meeting this weekend, conservative American tycoons are boning up on classic books about capitalism and fossil fuels.<p>From Saturday through today (August 1), industrialist billionaires David and Charles Koch are hosting a retreat in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The roughly 400 …

Frederick Douglass

How to completely transform your psyche - Part 1

Encountering the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm for the first time changed my life. It’s tempting to say that “my world came crashing …

Discover the Genius Way to Store Your Outdoor Tools

Here’s how to organize your garage with a trash can. (Don’t worry: It doesn’t involve throwing out anything!)<p>If you have to dodge rakes and hurdle over hoes just to open your car door, it’s time to de-clutter your garage.<p>Free up valuable storage space with this super easy—and cheap—organizational …

Meet the Google Exec Trying to Save the Planet

The environmental costs of moving data around the world or building a better smartphone often go unappreciated. Both tasks take a great deal of …

Cure Baldness? Heal Arthritis? Erase Wrinkles? An Unknown Billionaire's Quest To Reverse Aging

If you Google Osman Kibar’s name you’ll find pictures of him playing poker. It’s not that he was ever a serious player–just that in 2006 he won the first poker tournament he ever played in and then, a year later, came in second out of 3,000 players at a tournament run by the World Series of Poker …

San Diego

The Economist Defends 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

There’s something unbearably sad about a great financial journal like <i>The Economist</i> defending shareholder value theory, which even Jack Welch has called “the dumbest idea in the world.” Like many unbearably sad things, it involves clever people who should know better struggling to defend something …

5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

My brush with mortality was the wake-up call I needed

It was the phone call I never expected would come. Fourteen days after my annual pap smear—an exam that takes cells from a woman’s cervix to test for cancer—my gynecologist said my results had come back “abnormal.” Usually, such test results are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (about 79 million …

Cancer

Why CrossFit's founder wants the government to put warning labels on sugary drinks

By Roy M. Wallack<p>CrossFit changed fitness. Now, the high-intensity workout colossus wants to change our diets, by cutting back on sugar-packed sodas and energy drinks, considered by many the key agents in the steep rise of obesity and chronic diseases including diabetes.<p>"We're in a holy war with …

Diabetes

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

Stock Markets

Scared of growing old? Now you don’t have to be

One of the most impressive signs of recent human progress is the increase in life expectancy. Globally, life expectancy for both men and women rose …

Aging Causes Muscle Weakness And Atrophy, But Can We Treat It?

Aging

11 Secrets Of Irresistible People

Some people, regardless of what they lack—money, looks, or social connections—always radiate with energy and confidence. Even the most skeptical individuals find themselves enamored with these charming personalities.<p>These people are the life of every party. They’re the ones you turn to for help, …

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

Is This Startup the Answer to Middle Class Financial Woes?

By mining droves of data, ZestFinance plans to offer more loans to the traditionally underserved middle class U.S. citizens.<p>Good news for middle-class Americans with imperfect credit: ZestFinance, a 6-year-old Los Angeles technology startup, wants to fund "near prime" customers, who are actually …

After leaving his 9-5 job, this 31-year-old built a company that's earned $1 million while he travels the world

It was a sales job, and with his commission he was able to earn up to $20,000 a month.<p>Ward, who was raised by a single mother in Northern Ireland, couldn't believe how much he was earning after years of hustling for cash. "I come from quite a poor family," he says. "It was crazy. Not having had …

El Salvador

Meet the companies 'Uberfying' America's private jet market

BlackJet customers are charged a relatively modest membership fee of $5,000 per year, although that doesn’t include any actual flying. “The seat price is very affordable,” the company’s CEO Dean Rotchin told TNW. Similarly to JetMe, BlackJet doesn’t have its own fleet, but unlike the competitor it …

Florida

Memory loss in old age breakthrough offers dementia hope, say researchers

Breakthrough linking protein in blood to memory loss raises hopes for dementia treatment, and could be key to keeping people healthy for longer in old age<p>Researchers may have found a way to slow down or prevent memory problems that arise in old age and which can become devastating in patients with …

Dementia

Goldman Sachs says a digital healthcare revolution is coming — and it could save America $300 billion

Though this percentage far exceeds that of other developed economies, government projections say it will only continue to rise in the coming years.<p>It is often said that the US desperately needs to reduce healthcare costs — and analysts at Goldman Sachs think a major spending reduction is not far …

Digital Health

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

Stay Connected to the Bar: Snatch Clean Turnover

One of the most common problems I see or hear complaints about is the barbell crashing in the clean (and even in the snatch to a lesser extent). …

American retail as we know it is dying — and now these industries are taking over

But the tide is turning in retail.<p>Big apparel brands are grappling with shoppers who increasingly want deeply discounted clothes over classic logos and status.<p>Gap is closing one-quarter of its stores and laying off hundreds of workers after disappointing sales. J. Crew just fired 10% of the workers …

Real Estate

The Millennial Customer Has $200 Billion To Spend (But Wants A New Style Of Customer Service)

Here’s the story you already know. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen return from World War II to the embrace of millions of riveting Rosies, apparently <i>very</i> riveting, judging by the fruitful output of these couples during the postwar decades: 2.4 children per couple, the biggest generation …

Customer Experience