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These Women Could Be the Tech Industry's Next Great CEOs—or Not

To say Lexi Reese is a get-things-done kind of person is an understatement. To navigate the demands of her leadership role at fast-growing startup …

Jordan Peterson’s Gospel of Masculinity

How did a once obscure academic become the Internet’s most revered—and reviled—intellectual?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In February, 2000, <i>The</i> <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> published a concise review of a not-at-all-concise book. …

Why You Should Always Put a Coffee Filter In Your Flower Pot

Plants add vibrancy to our living spaces like nothing else quite can. And although tending to them isn't necessarily hard, they <i>are</i> living things that …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

The 1 Thing Elon Musk Got Right With Tesla and Almost Every Other Entrepreneur Gets Wrong

Look for a "hair on fire" use case<p>Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world. When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Today, however, just …

Bike thefts down 30 per cent as Project 529 reaches 22,000 registrations in Vancouver

Print<p>When Gaelan Connell’s road bike was stolen, he was really upset. He felt as if he’d lost a piece of himself.<p>It was a bike he’d had for 10 years: …

'You will be sexually harassed': just one of the perils of working for tips

Working for $2.13 an hour has become a normal part of American culture, but tipped workers are twice as likely to be living in poverty, and are mostly female<p>“How are you doing today, sir? Dining in, or placing a to-go?” asks a cheery waitress. “Eating in,” a man in his late 20s replies. We are in a …

Sexual Harassment

Self-reported Life Satisfaction

Life satisfaction is self-reported as the answer to the following question: “Please imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 …

These 9 Charts Clearly Show Our World Is Actually Doing Better Than Ever

Life is getting better for millions of people.<p>It's easy to think the world is ending when natural disasters are pummelling vulnerable islands and …

Moving the Needle: Keys to Personal and Professional Growth in Strength and Conditioning

Neither your innate level of talent as a professional, nor the nature of your intentions, matter as they pertain to accomplishing what you want out …

Red Carpet

Three fragile cups sent to Houston: How a stranger helped fix a piece of a hurricane survivor’s broken world

<b>By Manny Fernandez</b><p>HOUSTON — As we walked through Shirley Hines’ flood-battered Houston neighborhood Sunday, we passed pile after pile at the curb — …

Sheryl Sandberg Wants You to Change How You Prioritize Ideas

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg explains that "ruthless prioritization" can mean setting aside many of your good ideas.

The Book He Wasn't Supposed to Write

A best-selling author submits a draft to his editor. Hijinks ensue.<p>I had written five books for Scott Moyers, following him as he moved from editing jobs at Scribner’s to Random House and then to Penguin Press. We worked well together, and in part thanks to his strong editing hand, my last three …

Writing

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers<p>At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side …

Mathematics

How to Create a Perennial Bestseller

<b>Note from the editor:</b> The following is a guest post by Ryan Holiday.<b></b> Ryan (FB/IG/TW: @RyanHoliday) is the bestselling author of six books, including</i> …

Sustaining a Lifetime Passion for Your Sport

We all want to have long and healthy relationships with our athletic pursuits, so we take care of our bodies through proper training, sleep, nutrition, and mobility. And while that’s all important—vital, even—few of us pay as much attention to how we nurture our minds. For example, how do we …

Happiness

We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs

When venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate investment proposals, the language they use to describe the entrepreneurs who write them plays an important but often hidden role in shaping who is awarded funding and why. But it’s difficult to obtain VCs’ unvarnished comments, given that they are uttered …

Wanted — a way with words in recruitment ads

Type “ninja” into popular job search sites and the term is likely to produce pages of listings that are nothing to do with Japanese martial art, …

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful Than an Email

Imagine you need people to donate to a cause you care about. How do you get as many people as possible to donate? You could send an email to 200 of your friends, family members, and acquaintances. Or you could ask a few of the people you encounter in a typical day—face-to-face—to donate. Which …

Serena Williams: How can you win a Grand Slam while pregnant?

With or without the benefit of hindsight, Serena Williams' victory at the Australian Open in January was sublime.

The World’s Most Beautiful Mathematical Equation

I was doing KenKen, a math puzzle, on a plane recently when a fellow passenger asked why I bothered. I said I did it for the beauty.<p>O.K., I’ll admit it’s a silly game: You have to make the numbers within the grid obey certain mathematical constraints, and when they do, all the pieces fit nicely …

Being addicted to technology is not the same as being literate in it

Last week, I wrote a column arguing that if we're so worried about the amount of time kids spend in front of their screens, perhaps we adults need to …

BBC - Culture - Absinthe: How the Green Fairy became literature’s drink

Absinthe has inspired many great authors of the last 150 years – and may have ruined some as well. Jane Ciabattari investigates the green spirit’s peculiar power.<p>Arthur Rimbaud called absinthe the “sagebrush of the glaciers” because a key ingredient, the bitter-tasting herb <i>Artemisia absinthium</i> or …

Is Swapping Date Night for Meeting Night the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Date night is so last year. What you ought to want is a meeting night. It may not be the sexiest concept, but listen up: This couple swears it's the …

University of Pennsylvania

Bridgewater Associates, LP

Disclaimer & Agreement<p>Bridgewater Associates, LP is a global investment management firm. Bridgewater Associates, LP advises certain private …

Down to zero: How this Ottawa entrepreneur plans to change the way you buy food

For most people, garbage day is hardly something to ponder, beyond remembering it's time to put out the trash.<p>For Valérie Leloup, though, the day is …

How the inventor of Mario designs a game

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