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A No-Fail Trick to Make Your Perfume Last All Day

So you forgot to put on deodorant. NBD, you can use hand sanitizer instead.<p>But more than just not smelling bad, you'd also, ya know, like to smell good. We've got a super-easy trick for that, too--guaranteed to keep your perfume in check from the moment you breeze into the office all the way …

Indonesia has cancelled a completely unnecessary $5 billion high-speed rail line, jilting Japan and China

Indonesia finally made a big decision yesterday (Sept 3). For months it’s been mulling competing offers from China and Japan to build a high-speed rail link between the capital of Jakarta and Bandung. Each side has been sweetening the deal while sending envoys to Jakarta to woo politicians. China …

Asia

These are the amazing National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners

The images you’re about to see weren’t created artificially by Photoshop masters. They’re actual pictures taken by the winners of the National …

11 clothing and style hacks for the modern gentleman

From packing your suit the wrinkle-free way to keeping your rolled-up sleeves from unfurling, heed these 11 clothing and style hacks that will save you time, money, and, in some cases, embarrassment.<p>Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your …

Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places

People often ask me for specific examples of how technology is impacting global education. I suspect they are looking for super glossy examples of futuristic classrooms. They hope I’ll describe some design innovation or a revolutionary adaptive algorithmic trick. They expect video games, virtual …

The World Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Legalization of Gay Marriage

<i>By Ghazala Irshad</i><p>While supporters celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision that deemed marriage between people of the same sex to be constitutionally protected nationwide, many outside the U.S. or with a global view cautioned that the struggle for LGBT rights did not end with the right to …

Princesses As Velociraptors Wins. All Other Princesses Go Home.

This is it. This is the high point of all reinventions of Disney princesses. No one else can compete.Read more...

Finally: A service that lets you charge people to email you

If I were to charge people to email me, I could likely retire before the year is done. I get more than 100 emails per day on a slow day, and my inbox …

Legal battle over royal house of Mysore, and one of India's great fortunes

The fortune is one of the greatest on earth – the legacy of one of India’s richest princes, which tens of thousands have died in battle to protect.<p>Now however, it will be a battery of lawyers who will defend the palaces, fortresses, jewels, crowns, paintings and vast domains of the royal house of …

India

Goodbye, SaaS — hello, Containers-as-a-Service

When Salesforce’s Marc Benioff first started pitching on-demand CRM software, people thought he was insane and were convinced software-as-a-service would never work. Although we are now living in a SaaS heaven with all of the benefits of software that is always available and up-to-date, we are also …

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata

Photograph: Haruko Obokata/AP<p>A mouse embryo formed with specially treated cells from a newborn mouse that had been transformed into stem cells.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/11/1423683645821/36c503e9-c5bb-4be2-b208-01912d5cb74e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Haruko …

Making drinkable water from thin air

<i>This article was taken from the February 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Prototypes

Talks to watch when every conceivable bad thing has just happened to you

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

When he wrote his 2006 best-seller, <i>The God Delusion</i>, Richard Dawkins expected to accomplish two aims that have proved to be remarkable failures. The first aim was social. He wanted to attract a horde of doubters, fence-sitters, and agnostics to gather their courage and join the atheist ranks. This …

Lying on resumes: When business execs go rogue

David Tovar, the VP of corporate communications at Walmart (WMT), had been a rising star at the retailer. One big problem: He lied on his resume. …

Impossible photography

Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes -- capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes …

Photoshop

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

Does Religion Make You Happy? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast - Freakonomics

(Photo: www.CGPGrey.com)<p>This week’s episode is called “Does Religion Make You Happy?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, …

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

Gut microbes may be key to human health, but tracking them proves a tough task.<p>Where would we be without our gut bugs? These bacteria help us do everything from digesting food to recovering from disease, but scientists are still learning exactly what gut bugs do, and even how to study them.<p>In the …

After Two Years, Baby "Cured" of HIV Is Showing Detectable Virus Levels

The "Mississippi Baby," born with HIV and treated with antiretroviral drugs immediately after birth, showed no evidence of HIV after two years …

Totally Brilliant Movies That The Studio Tried To Bury

This weekend, the acclaimed movie <i>Snowpiercer</i> comes out in the United States at last... in a handful of theaters, with almost no publicity. And</i> …

Terry Gilliam

What is the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims?

CLASHES between Islam's two big sects, the Sunni and the Shia, take place across the Muslim world. In the Middle East a potent mix of religion and …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …