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Government

In NPR And AP Cosby Interviews, A 'No Comment' That Said Everything

When Bill Cosby sat down on Nov. 6 to do interviews with several journalists inside the galleries of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, he may have felt he was in a safe space — there to talk only about an exhibit based on his own collection of art.<p>Safe from lingering allegations of …

How A Personal Finance Journalist Manages Her Own Money

<i>This is one-half of a pair of stories on how I manage my money and career as a freelance personal finance journalist. Read the other half, on how I manage my money, time, to-do list and despair as a freelancer.</i><p>I never had a budget until just after my 34th birthday.<p>Before then, I was always a mess …

11 Gorgeous Swim-Up Suites (PHOTOS)

If you love lazing away the day in the hotel pool, you can't do much better than staying in a swim-up suite, where it's possible to dip into the water right from your back door. The swim-up suite combines the ease of access of a private pool with the features and size of a public one. And there's …

Ideas for learning about forces.

Forces are all around us and affect everything we do, with that in mind we’ve put together a collection of ideas for learning about forces with …

More Moolah for MOOCs: Coursera Raises Another $20M

After being founded just last year, online education startup Coursera turned heads this summer when it raised a $43 million Series B round.<p>Coursera’s …

Venture Capital

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game Kickstarter showed there is serious appetite for kids’ games that aren’t just fun to play with but also sneakily teach core coding principles. Instead of the $25,000 he was aiming for, Shapiro raised more than $630,000. Geeky moms and dads clearly have money, …

GoldieBlox, World's Coolest Toys For Girls, Could Win A Super Bowl TV Spot

Engineer and founder of GoldieBlox construction toys, Debra Sterling, is breaking down gender barriers one block at a time.<p>First, she created GoldieBlox. Then, she raised over a quarter of a million dollars to launch the product via Kickstarter and made a kickass video to accompany a campaign that …

The 5 Most Important Money Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Given how important financial skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money.<p>As a parent, however, you can teach your child important financial lessons — and you should.<p>“Look at the mortgage crisis and how many families lost their homes — 3.9 …

The Counterintuitive Investing Trick That Could Make Or Break Your Retirement

Saving for retirement is hard enough.<p>But once you retire, a possibly even more difficult question presents itself: What can you do to keep yourself from depleting your reserve during your lifetime?<p>The conventional wisdom has it that, in order not to run out of money, you accumulate as much as you …

Salt-Roasted Chicken Recipe - Roast Chicken with Thyme Butter Sauce

Open House for Butterflies: Ruth Krauss’s Final and Loveliest Collaboration with Maurice Sendak

Beloved children’s author <b>Ruth Krauss</b> (July 25, 1901–July 10, 1993) penned more than thirty books for little ones over the course of her forty-year career, but remains best-known as half of one of the most celebrated author-illustrator duos of all time, the other half being none other than Maurice …

The Psychology of Stress, Orgasm, and Creativity

<i>“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’”</i> philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, <i>“the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of</i> …

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FORTUNE — “You know what I mean?” Mark Spitznagel has just finished explaining one of the paradoxes of today’s business world. Spitznagel, 42, is the hedge fund manager who returned more than 100% during 2008. He was <i>Black Swan</i> author Nassim Taleb’s head trader for years, and he’s the author of a …

Would a Big Bucket of Cash Really Change Your Life? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast - Freakonomics

(Photo: epSos .de)<p>Why does poverty persist? Is economic mobility still a real part of the American dream? And if you gave every poor family a big …

Self-improvement

This iPad game actually builds your kids' brains — and tells you how they're developing

Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow, learn, and be the best you can be.<p>Which, of course, is exactly what all parents want for their kids.<p>Seven months after launching the Fit Brains app to help adults build …

7 Reasons You Aren't As Smart As You Think You Are

Owning and operating a brain is hard.<p>You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person. It also comes with something else, a powerful …

Gigaom | Despite lawsuit, Boundless takes on publishers with $19.99 interactive open-source textbook

Advertisement<p>For more than a year, Boston-based Boundless has been mired in a lawsuit with some of the textbook world’s biggest giants. But that …

Education Technology

Robert Rodriguez On Creative Action: “You Don’t Have To Know Anything; You Just Have To Start”

The writer-director behind “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” discusses the creative power in acting without questioning and his new project with BlackBerry.<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>Robert Rodriguez has been collaborating with his children for years. In …

Creativity