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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

When you *really* need an antibiotic—and when a natural remedy will work instead

When it comes to attacking a sickness head on, antibiotics are often the first course of action. And they truly can work wonders when used in the …

Wellness

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage

What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a …

APIs

My new favorite book of all time

For years, I’ve been saying Steven Pinker’s <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i> was the best book I’d read in a decade. If I could recommend just one book …

Bill Gates

The Science of the Keto Diet Explains Why Nobody Can Tell if it Works

Ketones are bringing biohackers and body builders together, but scientists are skeptical.<p><b>“The overarching premise of the ketogenic, fat-adapting diet</b> …

Diabetes

13 Things You Should Be Doing To Her Clitoris

Prepare to take your oral sex skills to the next level<p>No, that isn’t a typo. We really do mean 13.<p>You probably have a few great clit tricks up your sleeve, and you’ve likely made a woman orgasm this way many times.<p>But are you doing enough to her clitoris?<p>Seventy-five percent of women only achieve …

Scientists say we should definitely be eating more bugs

What did you have for breakfast this morning? How about dinner last night? If bugs aren’t the menu you might be doing yourself and your most ancient …

Insects

Lessons from the longest study on human development

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and …

NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony

NASA and the Department of Energy have just tested a small fission nuclear reactor named KRUSTY (Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology) in the …

Energy

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

Autonomous Vehicle

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with …

Public Speaking

The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

Happiness

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Astrophysics

The Guardian view on cryptocurrencies: a greater fool’s gold

The apparently endless rise in the prices of cryptocurrencies is a monument to greed and gullibility<p>Last month a plague of kittens brought down one of the most fashionable cryptocurrencies on the internet. This might not have been news, except that the cryptocurrency, Ethereum, bills itself as “the …

12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are becoming more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always …

Science

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain

In the high-stakes world of venture-backed startups, not growing is the same as dying. Historically, stalled companies sought a sympathetic acquirer …

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

Video shows reporter injured while covering war in Syria

A video posted by Orient News appears to show its Damascus bureau chief bloodied in the course of reporting on nearby airstrikes.<p>In the video, Syrian reporter Yaman al-Sayed can be seen speaking into a microphone on a gray, debris-covered street in the southwest city of Irbin, east of Damascus, on …

Middle East

11 must-see TED Talks

What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Physics

WATCH: University Students Stumped When Asked About Policy Of ‘Self-Identifying’ As People Of Color

On Thursday, Campus Reform uploaded a video to YouTube in which Cabot Phillips speaks with Brown University students about the so-called "Pocahontas …

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

The surprisingly charming science of your gut

Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut -- the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens -- as doctor and author Giulia Enders takes …

‘Anyone can change any habit’: the science of keeping your 2018 resolutions

Living a healthier lifestyle isn’t always down to sheer willpower – it can be as simple as forming new habits. But how do we do that?<p>Last year, my New Year resolution was to go for a run first thing every morning. It started well: 1 January was a great success. On 2 January, though, I hit snooze …

The 36 coolest tech investors in the UK

The UK's tech scene continues to thrive despite some rumblings that Brexit might impact the sector's ability to hire talent.<p>Economic uncertainty has, largely, not stopped investors or startups from raising new funding and the industry spans everything from fashion to artificial intelligence to …

Venture Capital

The top US tech stories of 2017: the utopian dream comes to an end

Scandal at Uber, the backlash against Facebook, smartphone addiction: west coast editor Merope Mills shares the Guardian stories that captured the mood<p>The utopian dream of Silicon Valley is no more – 2017 made sure of that. Every month has brought fresh scandal to the titans of the industry, from …