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Using Language to Change How We Think

What kind of thinking leads to better outcomes?<p>That's the question that Roger Martin addresses in his wonderful book Diaminds: Decoding the Mental …

Why Are There Crushed Stones Alongside Railroad Tracks?

<i>Why are there crushed stones alongside rail tracks?</i><p><b>David S. Rose:</b><p>This is a good question with an interesting answer. The crushed stones are what is …

Brazil

Farmers are feeding their pigs marijuana so you can eat pot-infused bacon

Ah, Washington state: where you can legally smoke pot, marry your same-sex partner, and buy liquor in the grocery store. And as if that weren’t …

Cannabis

College football insurance policies are big -- but complex -- business

Sources revealed Wednesday that Clemson's Deshaun Watson has taken out two insurance policies against a career-ending injury: a $5 million total …

Kids Offer Up Advice On How To Break Up With Someone...

Youtube channel Canoodle Content put together this video of kids giving advice on how to break up with someone.

Outdoor Photographers: Nat Geo Made a Website to Easily Print Detailed Maps for Free

For outdoor and adventure photographers, knowing your terrain and location is essential for a safe journey. With that in mind, National Geographic …

Outdoors

Liquid Nitrogen Freeze-Ray Vs. Flamethrower

T-shirts

This New Poop Café Serves Up Treats Shaped Like Feces

The Poop Café Dessert Bar is a brand new poop-themed restaurant opening up in Toronto later this month.

‘Don’t put your head under water’: Rio Olympic visitors issued dire warning

The Associated Press has been doing an independent study of Rio’s water quality for the past 16 months as the city prepares to host the Olympics. The main takeaway is this:<p>“Don’t put your head under water.”<p>That warning, issued to the AP by Valerie Harwood, chair of the Department of Integrative …

Brazil

China isn't the only one building islands in the South China Sea

China is not the only nation building islands in the South China Sea — although the scope of its construction is unparalleled.<p>Along with Beijing, Vietnam has also started projects mostly within the past two years of constructing islands. Altogether, the Center for Strategic and International …

China

Obama Signs Conservation Act To Preserve Nation’s Last Remaining Area Of Common Ground

Apps

The Amazon Deals You Need to See Today

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 6.<p><i>Mental</i> …

What Bill Cunningham taught us about ethical journalism

Bill Cunningham, the modern era’s original street style photographer, died Saturday in New York. His passing marked the end of an extraordinary career, during which Cunningham, 87, spent almost 40 years chronicling the world’s ever-changing fashion trends and shifting social mores for the New York …

Bill Cunningham

Why I turned down $500K, pissed off my investors, and shut down my startup

I just did what no startup founder is ever supposed to do.<p>I gave up.<p>It wasn’t even one of those glorious “fail fast and fail forward” learning experiences. After seven months of hard work and two weeks before we were to start fundraising, we had a good team, glowing praise from beta users, and over …

Product Management

Will microbes save agriculture?

Right under our feet.<p>That's where David Perry believes the next agricultural revolution will come from – the millions of unseen microbes in soil that play a crucial but complicated role in the well-being of plants.<p>Perry believes that he can repackage beneficial bacteria and fungi as something akin …

Agriculture

As Farmers Markets Turn Into Trendy Food Courts, Some Farmers Are Feeling Left Behind

A decade ago, as farmers markets were beginning to see a resurgence in a number of U.S. cities, they were a place to spend a morning picking up …

White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a …

Unmanned Aircraft

Bourgeois Equality

The modern world, in other words, can't be explained by routine brick piling, such as the Indian Ocean trade, English banking, canals, the British …

Watch 30 Years of Pixar in One Emotional Supercut

Pixar’s <i>Finding Dory</i> is out today, and it’s pretty damn good. Burger Fiction took the opportunity to look back at the history of the beloved animation …

7 Behaviors That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Productivity is purposefully and consistently moving in a desired direction.<p>Productivity is not doing lots of stuff fast.<p>You can do lots of stuff and get nowhere closer to your ideal. Most people are living their lives this way. They are burning themselves out running in a million different …

How to Make an Authentic Greek Gyro | The Art of Manliness

<i>“If you had to choose one type of cuisine (Mexican, Italian, Japanese, etc.) to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?”</i><p>Supposing …

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

U.S. Gives Sweeping Guidance to Schools on Transgender Students

May.13.2016 / 4:04 PM ET<p>The Obama administration sent a letter Friday to every public school district in America warning them they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, or risk losing federal funding.<p>The sweeping guidance does not have the …

LGBTQ

What is at Stake for America in Bernie vs. Hillary

<i>Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.</i><p>Hillary Clinton and Bernie …

Middle-class

Social Security Trust Fund's Fall Is First Since 1983

The Social Security Trust Fund just suffered its first annual decline since Congress shored up the retirement program in 1983.<p>The unexpected $3 …

How Capitalism and Globalization have made the world a better place

Throughout this week, the hashtag #ResistCapitalism was trending on Twitter. Using this hashtag, activists have aired their grievances against an …