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Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

The New Girl star writes, directs, and stars in the web series Finding Susan Glenn.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7NTPwSMeE<p>Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the men’s personal-care …

Hollywood

Six Sigma Is Draining Employees' Creativity - Switch & Shift

Six Sigma Is Draining Employees’ Creativity<p><i>“Now I have to tell you something, and I mean this in the best and most inoffensive way possible: I don’t</i> …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Kia Brings Compact Cars Into the 22nd Century

This isn’t your grandmother’s Smart car. The Kia Electric POP concept vehicle, set to be unveiled at the Paris auto show in October, brings the traditional compact commuter car into the future–a gaudy, shiny future, but the future nonetheless.<p>Kia won’t say much about the three-seater yet, but we do …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

<b>Tim Ferriss:</b> “I can’t live without <b>Jumpcut</b>, which saves my ass all the time. Have you ever cut and pasted two or three things, and lost a hugely important thing that you cut first? Jumpcut, which is free, allows you to store (and easily retrieve) 40+ copied or cut things from your …

Copyright Done Right? Finland To Vote On Crowdsourced Regulations

Talk about crowdsourcing: Finland is set to vote on a set of copyright laws that weren’t proposed by government or content-making agencies: They were drafted by citizens.<p>Finns are able to propose laws that the government must consider if 50,000 supporters sign a petition calling for the law within …

Gerard Butler’s New Movie Uses Vine, And Also Your Help, For Marketing

As more and more people try to figure out how to use Vine in their own lives, movie studios are trying to figure out how to use it in their marketing plans. Oscilloscope was the first to do so, releasing the film <i>It’s a Disaster</i> in six-second increments on the short-attention-span theater app. …

Movies

A Ruthless Email App With Just Two Functions: Keep Or Delete

Triage gives you a single, simple tool for getting your inbox under control.<p>For most these days, email is a nuisance, if not an outright problem. Which means there’s a big opportunity for a mobile mail app to help us mitigate the daily flood. Mailbox, founded by a former IDEO designer, has been one …

iOS

How An Age-Old Chart Is Redefining Health Care

It’s “just” an electronic growth chart. But lurking inside is a disruptive new approach to medicine.<p>In a world where organ transplants and MRIs are commonplace, pediatric growth charts don’t sound very exciting. But after spending 30 illuminating minutes on the phone with Harvard researcher Dr. …

Health Care

Corporate Rebels United

Our “Rebel of the Month” for March 2015 is Steve Chapman from Esher, Surrey, United Kingdom. Steve is fascinated by human beings, how they interact, …

Seth's Blog

Some organizations demand total fealty, and often that means never questioning those in authority.<p>Those organizations are ultimately …

4 Gifts For Digital Health Geeks

Know anyone interested in getting complete metrics about their physical well-being? These gifts will make sure they know everything that’s happening to their body (not recommended for hypochondriacs).<p>Whether you’re ready or not, the age of digital health is upon us. In the not-so-distant future, …

Behavioural Economics Explains Why Ontario Doctors Are So Livid

Essays August 2012<p>Behavioural Economics Explains Why Ontario Doctors Are So Livid<p>Ontario is in a fiscal mess and is looking to its physicians to help …

Amnesty International’s New Film Gives A First-Person POV to Torture

It had all the makings of quiet evening in: A young couple relaxing on the couch with her giving just enough attention to a book to able to acknowledge a loving caress from him. But the stillness of nighttime’s white noise shatters in a cacophony of confusion and screams when armed men storm the …

The Sunday Edition

Napolitano, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, is now president of the University of California where some 4,000 undocumented immigrants go …

Otis Redding

No Satisfaction at Toyota

What drives Toyota? The presumption of imperfection–and a distinctly American refusal to accept it.<p>Deep inside<p>Toyota’scar factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, is the paint shop, where naked steel car bodies arrive to receive layers of coatings and colors before returning to the assembly line to have …