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Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere?

Their success isn't just about click bait. It goes to the heart of our largest tech companies.<p>I haven’t seen anything like it in a long time. On Facebook, on Twitter, and even sometimes in my email inbox, there are these headlines.<p>“We Don’t Hear Enough From Native American Voices. Here’s An …

The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

Apple's iPad A Big Winner On Black Friday

Various indicators are showing that sales of Apple’s products, especially the iPad, are off to a strong start. While there aren’t any data points from Apple, besides the Air’s lead-time remaining the same at 5-7 days and the Retina’s mini improving to 5-7 days in the U.S. over the past week (link …

A Nutella Bar Exists

(Photo: Marc Much/Eater Chicago)<p>This is real.<p>You’re not dreaming. There is such a thing as a Nutella Bar. Yes: an <b>eatery devoted to Nutella</b>.<p>It’s in …

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The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Every single Black Friday deal you need to know about

AOL

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Economics

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.

Peter Diamandis

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

The Daily Stat (@TheDailyStat) | Twitter

http://HBR.org : Corruption Is Higher in U.S. State Capitals That Are More Isolated http://s.hbr.org/1uC2Pcb<p>2 replies 5 retweets 3 likes<p>Reply<p>2<p>Retweet<p>5<p>…

Best Headphones For Frequent Travelers: Bose vs. Sennheiser

I travel a lot, and I know plenty of other people who travel a lot. Some like books, others e-readers. Some bring neck pillows, some don’t. Some drink on planes, other avidly avoid alcohol. They all have their own strategies, but just about every frequent traveler I know has some sort of noise …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Recipe: Easy Grilled Gazpacho

A bowl of soup on a hot summer day sounds like a bad idea—unless, of course, we’re talking about a refreshing bowl of gazpacho, a chilled, …

Recipes

Protein Power: 7 ways to cook with quinoa

1. Try a Waldorf-inspired salad<p>For a filling salad that’s healthier than mayo-based sides, try this. Mix 3 diced apples, ½ cup finely chopped celery, …

Recipes

Cologne Buying Guide

Maybe you’ve been relying on the same old aftershave since college, or perhaps you did buck up and drop a day’s pay on an expensive new cologne—only …

Beauty

Is Sex the Key to Success?

Sure, sex burns calories. But a new study suggests that it puts money in your wallet, too. The Institute for the Study of Labor, an independent …

Economics

This Tumblr Will Ruin Your Favorite Childhood Books And It's Amazing

Ever wonder what your favorite childhood stories would look like sexed, drugged, and rock 'n' rolled, up? Dirty Library and it's dirty-minded team has got you covered.

Bizarre ‘Schrodinger’s Cat’ comes alive in new experiments

The strangeness of the world of the very small that allows a particle to be in two states at once may extend to larger scales, two new studies reveal. If the research proves true, that would bolster the validity of a thought experiment suggesting that a cat can be both alive and dead at the same …

Quantum Mechanics

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert

Are you worried that your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your husband or wife is a passive-aggressive pain in the ass, who is purposefully trying to drive you crazy by avoiding all contact with the outside world? Cartoonist Schroeder Jones feared that his ex-boyfriend believed just that. In truth, the …

Personality

The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers

Yes, it’s down to 4. You better be good at them.<p>Humans are good at some things. Computers are good at other things.<p>As Google CEO Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for humans who want to succeed in the future will be observing this “separation of powers” and collaborating with computers while …

All of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Illustrated

Some hip-hop heads postulate that the word “bitch” in Jay-Z’s early-2000s hit “99 Problems,” is used in its original sense as much as its modern sense. Considering that the narrative of the song involves the threat of a drug sniffing-canine unit, the theory checks out. Even if we do know what isn’t …

Miley Cyrus

Tyler The Creator Creates Mountain Dew Spot Starring His Goat Alter Ego

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpTnAlg3NgE<p>Some new kind of level has been achieved in soft drink marketing with this Mountain Dew spot, directed by Tyler the Creator.<p>The Odd Future personality lent his creative direction and directorial skills to the spot which stars Felicia the Goat (voiced by …

Electronic Music

Machine Squeezes Drinking Water From Your Sweaty T-Shirt

Tasty<p>I think the question here isn't whether you'd drink your own, but whether you'd drink someone else's. One company has designed a system, called Sweat Machine, to wring sweat out of clothes and turn it into potable water.<p>The Sweat Machine heats and spins clothes to extract the liquid from them, …

How Math Could Help Defuse Riots

Rioting behavior isn't so different from shopping behavior--an insight researchers want to use to keep riots at bay.<p>After riots tore across London in 2011, a team of researchers from University College London began using math to model what happened--and how to predict similar riots in the future. …