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College Dropout Wants To Teach Everyone How To 'Hack' Their Education

One college-dropout-turned-entrepreneur is determined to prove you can lead a full career without a degree at all.<p>Dale Stephens, 21, is all about taking the "unschooled" approach to learning, emphasizing learning through experience, internships, travel, and mentorships in lieu of textbooks and …

27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

So we've pulled together the essential reading list for entrepreneurs — from our own reading, and recommendations from founders, VCs, and CEOs.<p>Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut? Let us know in the comments.

35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World

But in a dynamic world, new laws are constantly emerging.<p>The editors over at Edge.org asked some of the most influential thinkers in the world — including neuroscientists, physicists and mathematicians — what they believe are the most important scientific concepts of the modern era.<p>The result is …

3 Teeth-Whitening Products That Actually Work

That slightly irrational fear has kept me from whitening my own teeth, but beauty experts all stress how a bright smile contributes to maintaining your youthful looks.<p>So, as I approach 30, I'm finally succumbing to the idea of brightening up my chompers. True to Jessie form, I've researched and …

The Internet Is A Black Hole For Your Brain

Those are the famous last words of countless people every day, right before getting sucked into several hours of watching cat videos, commenting on Instagrammed sushi lunches, and Googling to find out what ever happened to Dolph Lundgren.<p>If that sounds like you, don't feel bad: That behavior is …

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Millennials Have Their Own Definition of Entrepreneurship

By 2025, Gen Y is going to make up 75% of the global workforce and their independent-thinking and entrepreneurial mindset is going to change the future of the workplace.<p>Unless employers can understand this, they'll risk losing their top talent, says Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding and …

Bloomberg Designed A Sick New Online Data Visualization For All Its Massive Lists

Sometimes, though, it's nice to give something out for free.<p>Last time Bloomberg gave us a freebie it was an easy-to-navigate data visualization of monitoring the wealth of the 100 richest people in the world in real time. This time, they've designed a free visualization that has something for …

Does Prozac help artists be creative?

Twenty-five years after pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly unleashed Prozac on the red-braced 80s, SSRIs are still the world's most popular …

7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles, with a particular focus on the relationships between angles and the lengths of corresponding sides.<p>Interestingly enough, the trigonometric functions that define those relationships are also closely tied to circles.<p>Needless to say, this …

PowerPoint Rangers

A YOUNG consultant’s life is gruelling. A typical week starts before dawn on Monday, with a rush to the airport and a flight to wherever the client …

10 Reasons Why You Have To Quit Your Job This Year

People would complain that the software I wrote didn't work. My boss would say, "where were you yesterday" and I would say, "it was a Jewish holiday" even though there was none and he would say, "well…tell us next time if you leave." It was bad behavior.<p>I was a slave trying to escape but I didn't …

Time-Lapse GIFs Show Earth Transforming Over 25 Years

Satellite images from every year since 1984 show the march of human progress—and the retreat of nature.<p>Starting in the 1980s, Alaska's Columbia Glacier began retreating, shrinking from 41 miles long (its originally documented length in 1794) to 36 miles long in 1995. This is what that change …

Guys: Holding A Guitar Makes You More Attractive

Every kid in high school learning guitar to get a girlfriend was actually right.<p>Single dudes: Are you holding a guitar at this moment? If not, you are not reaching your Maximum Attractiveness Potential, according to two (2) recently published studies.<p>A French study that was just published suggests …

25 Apps That Will Keep Your Life Organized

BUT if you gave us a nickel for every time someone's asked us what SaaS apps we use every day, well, we still wouldn't have any money, but it would be a perfect prompt for this post, which covers the SaaS apps we use every day.

After austerity, what?

LIKE France’s François Hollande a year ago, Italy’s Enrico Letta rushed to Berlin immediately after taking power, and with a similar message: Italy …

11 Advanced Excel Tricks That Will Help You Get An Instant Raise At Work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …