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Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

Apple Hopes to Usher in New Age of Personalized In-Store Shopping With iBeacon Rollout

After months of speculation, Apple today rolled out its iBeacon technology in all of its 254 U.S. stores, allowing the company to send notifications …

The 15 Most Desirable Employers In The World

What companies do it the best?<p>LinkedIn analyzed billions of interactions on its platform to identify 100 companies with the highest brand engagements. These are also companies that employees want to work for the most.<p>"A company's talent is its greatest strength, but hiring top talent isn't easy," …

Employment

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

China’s wealthiest families score $720 billion in undeclared “gray income”

The undeclared “gray” income earned by China’s richest families has reached staggering levels, and is contributing to massive income inequality that is far worse than official statistics, according to research by the state-backed China Society of Economic Reform.<p>CSER researcher Wang Xiaolu, writing …

Income Inequality

7 Cool Political Maps That Show How Old Historical Events Still Haunt The World Today

Earlier today we saw a map that showed just how divided Germany remains, decades after the reunification at the end of the Cold War.<p>This is the percent of the vote pulled by the Democratic Socialists in Germany's recent election, via the DataIsBeautiful subreddit. You can see that this socialist …

Europe

Google Wants to Cheat Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google wants to make us all live longer, possibly forever, and doesn't see cancer as an enormous …

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

An App For Kids, By A Kid: Meet The 9-Year-Old Co-Creator Of ‘Super Fun Kid Time’

The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve. The latest awesome example of this is Super Fun Kid Time, an app made for scheduling kids’ playdates that was created at the Disrupt Hackathon by nine-year-old programmer Alexandra Jordan.<p>Super Fun Kid …

What Women Really, Really Want

Is it "Lean In" or "Lean On"? What is it that women really want in life, and how can they achieve real empowerment?<p>Women everywhere care about their families, their health and their financial security. Whether a woman is a venture capital partner in Silicon Valley or a farmer in the Niger River …

Content Curation

How to Handle Stress (Hint: Don't Ignore It!)

"Hollywood Unplugged," a new series on HuffPost Entertainment, shows our culture's most influential figures in a new light. Instead of focusing on their accomplishments, it examines how they continue to thrive despite the inevitable stress. In this installment, Adrian Grenier, producer of the …

Tribeca Film Festival

Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

“This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.”<p>Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another …

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More Stroke Patients Now Get Clot-Busting Drug

It's been a long and often controversial road, but U.S. doctors are finally embracing a drug that can halt strokes and prevent disabling brain damage.<p>An analysis of more than 1 million stroke patients shows that use of the 17-year-old drug, called alteplase (brand-name Activase), nearly doubled …

NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files

A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian's offices in London<p>Guardian editors on Tuesday revealed why and how the newspaper destroyed computer hard drives containing copies of some of the …

Coca-Cola Debuts “Life” Brand, Highlights Deadliness Of Regular Coke

The red splash of Coca Cola is one of the most recognizable pieces of branding across the globe. It’s stamped on cans, bottles, and polar bears of every nation. But for the soft drink giant’s Argentinian spinoff, Coca-Cola Life, the new label is green.<p>Now the green label is an absurdly obvious bit …

Coca-Cola

Samsung Plans To Upstage The iPhone 5S By Announcing An iWatch-Killer And A New Giant Phone On September 4

SamMobile is a Samsung-focused blog with an excellent track record of breaking news on Samsung.<p>In addition to the smart watch, Samsung is also going to announce a Galaxy Note III, the third iteration of its giant smartphone line. The new Note will have a screen of 5.68-inches.<p>The timing of …

iPhone

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Steve Jobs’ friend Larry Ellison: Apple without Steve is doomed

“He was our Edison. He was our Picasso. He was an incredible inventor,” Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said today in an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose.<p>That much, many can agree with. But much more controversially, Ellison said, Apple without Steve Jobs is doomed to fail. History, in other words, will …

In Depth: The Rise of Hyundai

A number of years ago, a Hyundai Motor Company executive was quoted as saying something along the lines of, “We want Hyundai to make the kind of car …

Rich Millennials Think About Money Very Differently From The Rest Of Us

As a product manager, he got stock options and cashed them in over the five years he worked there. He married a fellow Google employee, so she had stock too. Then she moved on to Yelp, and he quit to launch Tell Apart, which provides technology solutions for e-commerce sites.<p>Now 33, McFarland has a …

San Francisco