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'We, Too, Are Survivors.' 223 Women in National Security Sign Open Letter on Sexual Harassment

More than 200 women who work on national security for the U.S. signed an open letter saying that they have survived sexual harassment and assault or …

Government

How to break down 100% uncertainty of new business ideas into smaller chunks that you can test: #leanstartup https://t.co/99fPfHkN4u

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Success

3 Crucial Reasons to Separate Your Business and Personal Spending

If you want to save time and money in the long term, you shouldn't put your business credit card spending on your personal credit card.<p>One of the most common financial mistakes you can make as an entrepreneur is putting your business spending on a personal credit card. It might be convenient at the …

Personal Finance

You Can Help a Woman Start Her Business Right Now

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City will lend $3 million to women business owners on a crowdfunding website where anyone can be a …

Startups

A Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

Find the right environment, and very little effort is necessary.<p>Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. It’s something to be grabbed by the horns or more vulnerable areas and then conquered. At least, this is the gist of the message from Tony Robbins and …

Happiness

The Future of Work

This presentation explores the new ways we are working and the implications for business and for workers. Each theme has 4 trends and each trend is supported by 4 examples, supporting statistics and implications defined by PSFK Labs team.

The Recipes For Crowdfunding Success On Kickstarter -- And What To Avoid

What are the keys to some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns like Coolest Cooler or Oculus Rift? Conversely, how should we analyze the crowdfunding flops like the Cuppress, a coffee capsule sealing machine which is both economical and user-friendly?<p>Too little is known about the recipes for …

Crowd Funding

How Set Someone Up for Successful Entrepreneurship with These Hacks

If someone wants to be a successful entrepreneur, or adopt that mindset, adopting four of these traits seems sensible.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard work. You need to show up daily and put in a lot of time, efforts and resources to start and build a business for the long term.<p>According to a 2006 study, …

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

After massive Equifax breach, let’s make it free to freeze your credit

Whatever your political affiliation, there is now one financial issue on which we can all agree.<p>We need Congress to pass legislation allowing consumers to temporarily freeze and unfreeze their own credit files at no charge to help thwart identity theft.<p>In case you missed it, the credit-reporting …

Identity Theft

Fresh Guacamole by PES | Oscar Nominated Short

Movies

The Shortest Film Ever Nominated for an Oscar

<i>Fresh Guacamole</i> is a 2012 animated short film written and directed by PES. With a running time of 100 seconds it is the shortest film ever nominated …

The Best and Worst Countries to Live and Work In, According to Expats

The reputations of the U.S. and U.K. as good places to live and work are in free fall among some of the world’s most mobile and cosmopolitan …

Cost of Living

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

IDEAS<p><i>Barker is the author of</i> Barking Up The Wrong Tree<p>If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want …

Creativity

This Family’s Road Trip Never Ends

When you are a child, time has a way of unspooling slowly, purely set to our natural rhythm. As we grow older, time is punctuated by appointments and alarm clocks, and we forget how to live at our own pace.<p>When we set off on an overland road trip in a van five years ago, we wanted to slow down time …

PhysicsGirl.com

December 3, 2016<br>Madame Figaro en français<br>10 Girls under 25 to Follow<p>Malala Yousafzai, Willow Smith, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski...<p>July 17, …

Meet Cuban-American Scientist Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, the "next Einstein"

The individual that Harvard hails as “the next Einstein” is not only a woman, but a woman of color. Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is a Cuban-American …

Women in Science

5 Infographics to make you think about gender equality

Let’s face it, sometimes after a long week at work or school we’re pretty tired of reading walls of text, even if the subject we’re reading about is …

Gender

Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions

While U.S. protests and more sonic attacks continue, Treasury Department moves to make it easier to do business in Cuba

Cuba

A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist. This is what he learned.

As soon as Theo Wilson started making YouTube videos about culture and race, trolls using racial slurs started flocking to his page.<p>After engaging in endless sparring matches in the comments section, Wilson began to notice something curious: His trolls seemed to speak a language unto themselves, …

Racism

A black man undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson | TEDxMileHigh

Alt-Right

Stan Lee Condemns Bigotry Using Marvel Column He Wrote in 1968

"The only way to destroy them, is to expose them — to reveal from the insidious evil they really are," Lee wrote in 'Stan's Soapbox.'<p>Stan Lee made it …

Comics

Hello, I'm an Idiot Who Thought Vitaminwater Was Healthy

Hello, My name is Dumbass McGee. I was reading the Huffington's Post today and was completely surprised by this article which said Vitaminwater is …

Scientific Research

The Dark Side of Vitaminwater

Now here's something you wouldn't expect. Coca-Cola is being sued by a non-profit public interest group, on the grounds that the company's vitaminwater products make unwarranted health claims. No surprise there. But how do you think the company is defending itself?<p>In a staggering feat of twisted …

Sugar

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

“I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.<p><i>The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing</i> …

Russia