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There's No One Way to Explain How Flying Works

Let's be clear—airplanes are complicated. Sure, it's entirely possible to get a piece of paper and fold it in a particular way so that it flies. But …

Physics

The immunity-boosting soup to make the second you start feeling sick

This year’s flu season has been the worst the US has seen in over a decade—and it’s not getting better, experts say. While everyone around you may be …

Wellness

A single question can cut useless meetings from your schedule forever

Meetings are a serious drain on an organization’s time and resources, consuming up to 17% of the workweek and an estimated $37 billion per year.<p>Some confabs are inarguably essential to business operations, and others . . . aren’t. Vague or nonexistent agendas, rooms full of people who aren’t sure …

Time Management

What happens in an age of "peak human"

Earth will have almost 10 billion people by 2050, according to the United Nations, and yet another billion by the turn of the century, creating a …

Geography

Everything Americans know about science in seven graphs

See how the country stacked up in a recent National Science Foundation quiz.<p>Every two years, a couple thousand lucky Americans get to take a science quiz. The National Science Foundation surveys the representative sample to see how much they (and, by extension, we) all understand about science and …

Science

The hidden side to your personality

Many personality traits can be observed but there are other hidden forces that shape who we are.<p>We usually think of personality in terms of the differences we can see – Sarah is smiley and chatty, John frets a lot, while Noah is neat and tidy. These differences are fascinating, but if we focus only …

Psychology

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Jeff Bezos

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

See the winning images in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

The gorgeous wilds of Patagonia and New Zealand are captured in the winning images of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.<p>Chosen from more than 3500 entries by over 850 photographers, the winner of international competition is Maxe Rive from the Netherlands. His …

Photography

I've Decided That Working on my Handwriting is the Answer

I'm going to spend 12 months focusing on handwriting to give my brain some support.<p>Like pretty much everyone else in the modern world, I struggle to stay focused, to stay present and to detach from technology. To address these issues I decided that I needed something that I could do on a daily …

Productivity

This mulit-coloured corn is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

The story of Glass Gem corn begins with an Oklahoma farmer named Carl Barnes. Barnes, now in his 80s, is half-Cherokee. He began growing older corn …

Forestry

Shift Your Perspective and Change Your Life

There’s plenty of solid evidence that how we think about what’s going on in our lives can greatly contribute to whether or not we find events in our …

Psychology

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p><i>"Dear Jeff,</i><i>"I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I</i> …

Tim Ferriss

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.<p>CEO of Inventium<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to …

Time Management

The role of the brain when it comes to the limits of human endurance

‘The brain’s interpretation of the body signals is maybe more important than the body signals themselves’<p>Once, we believed that the body was a machine, and the secret to optimal performance came from the muscles, the lungs, the heart. Then, we were told that it’s all in our head, and we just need …

Marathons

10 Key Psychological Concepts Many People Just Don’t Get

Source: stockfour/Shutterstock<p>Here’s an interesting thing about psychology: For the most part, everyone, regardless of their educational background, …

Psychology

We Need To Stop Looking For Silver Bullets To Solve Our Problems

All generalizations are false, including this one<p>In Eric Ries bestselling book, <i>The Startup Way</i>, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how he helped lead General Electric's transformation from a stodgy industrial era dinosaur into a lean, entrepreneurial enterprise. Yet strangely, as Steve Blank …

Innovation

This Couple Took Engagement Photos in Their Natural State at Home, and We're Obsessed!

Instead of getting dressed up for a formal engagement session, Mirinie and Andy wanted to be captured exactly as they were. Their photographer snapped adorable photos of the couple in their first home together, a warehouse-style Connecticut loft that was once an old mill. Their sweet album was …

Recipes

Mysterious death of Nikola Tesla and other geniuses investigated in new Science Channel documentary

The death of Nikola Tesla, the scientist Elon Musk named his high-tech car company after, is to be the subject of a new documentary from the Science …

Nikola Tesla

'Super brains' could be developed if people use pills designed to improve older people's memory

Brain boosting pills are being developed by scientists aimed at restoring memory in older people.<p>Tests on mice have shown how older or damaged brains …

The Brain

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your …

Self-help

Charles Darwin’s sexy theory of selection

Happy Darwin-tine's Day, everybody!<p>Charles Darwin’s voyage aboard the HMS <i>Beagle</i> was something like a spiritual bachelor party. Before he settled down in a life serving God as a country parson (the caretaker of a church and its congregation), the young naturalist wanted to see the world. At just 22 …

Charles Darwin

Six animals having worse sex than you

Sex is terrible for almost all female animals.<p>If you have passionate sex—or even, let’s be honest, mediocre sex—you are in the top 1 percent of all living beings. Sex is awful in the animal kingdom. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. It is, after all, a means to an end for most creatures. Sexual …

Zoology

The Self-Taught Sculptor Who Dreams Of Being The Modern Day Michelangelo

It's not hard to chisel away at a block of stone and make something that resembles a human form, but it takes a true master to create photorealistic …

Artists

Taming Destructive Emotions

<b>In your new book, Destructive Emotions, you write that “recognizing and transforming destructive emotions is the heart of spiritual practice.” Can</b> …

Mindfulness

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate enough to be in the crowd and, like those around me, I was …

Physics

Yep, First Borns Are Actually Smarter Than Their Younger Siblings, According To This Study

If you're the oldest child in your family, and you're convinced you're more intelligent than your siblings, it turns out that you're right (but, you …

Psychology

Exclusive: World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.<p>This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World …

Artificial Intelligence