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Uber called an MIT study concluding drivers make less than $4 an hour ‘flawed’

“MIT = Mathematically Incompetent Theories (at least as it pertains to ride-sharing),” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted.<p>The average Uber driver makes less than $4 an hour, at least according to a new paper published by MIT. In fact, the study, which coupled data from a survey of 1,100 drivers …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along with the rest of England’s peers …

Humanities

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explain how creativity works

‘Bend, blend, break’<p>What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas.<p>Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer, …

Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Prejudice

Passion Drives Economics Of The Paddleboarding Industry

Compared with other sporting industries, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a very small sport with a short, seasonal window. That explains why it is mainly driven by passion. It is that passion; however, which has led the sport of stand up paddleboarding to experience a surge in popularity, allowing …

Paddleboarding

The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems

India<p>Across large swaths of the Thar desert in western India, traditional techniques for harvesting the little amount of rain that falls has helped people survive the powerful effects of the sun for centuries.<p>The most beautiful of these are step wells – known as <i>baoli</i><i>s</i> in Hindi – large, stone …

Water

Tesla's Model 3 marketing strategy ditches specs for end results

Looking for horsepower output or battery capacity? You're going to be looking for a long time.<p>When I did a by-the-numbers comparison of the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt EV, I noted that Tesla had not yet released several key Model 3 specs. Now, it appears those numbers may never arrive.<p>In …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

Rob Gronkowski is trying Tom Brady's diet plan, but skipping one key part

Gronk is trying to eat like Brady to prolong his NFL career, with one notable exception<p>Tom Brady's diet might not be glamorous, but it's slowly …

Medical training is a tragedy waiting to happen. We shouldn't be silent about it

My stomach lurched when I learned that Andrew Bryant, a husband, son, father of four and gastroenterologist took his life last week. My heart sank when I read the eloquent and succinct letter his wife wrote to his friends and colleagues about it.<p>My reaction was visceral. I didn’t know Dr Bryant and …

Mental Health

The ink-less pen that writes forever!

This pen is literally timeless. In the sense that it will run forever, that too without a single drop of ink. Coming from the one company that knows …

Industrial Design

Science shows the way schools punish poor kids just makes their bad situations worse

Such strong punishments are likely based on the assumption that when kids act out, reprimanding them has the potential to remedy the psychological impulse that caused the bad behavior in the first place. But recent research suggests this assumption might often be wrong. According to a panel of …

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough) | Inc.com

"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. …

Holistic Medicine

Skip the Sauerkraut—This One Fruit Works as a Natural Probiotic

Let's be honest: A lot of the probiotic-rich foods aren't exactly the most palatable—you can only eat so much sauerkraut and kimchi before you start …

Holistic Medicine

Nobel Economist Paul Krugman Criticized For His Negative Stance on Bitcoin

Paul Krugman, one of the most well-known economists currently serving the University of New York as a Professor of Economics, was harshly criticized …

A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

This calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout is one of our hardest ever, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and …

Exercise

Paul Krugman Gets His Recessionary Macroeconomics Wrong Again

Robert Skidelsky has a rather “<i>J’Accuse!</i>” piece over at Project Syndicate insisting that economists are the <i>idiots savants</i> of the modern world for their concentration on mere mathematical models and that they don’t look up enough at the real world. This is perhaps even a valid criticism of a certain …

Economics

The future of oil - Breaking the habit

Special report<p>Breaking the habitThe future of oil<p>AT THE TURN of the 20th century, the most malodorous environmental challenge facing the world’s big …

Fossil Fuels

Get The Lytro Illum Camera For $299.99 And Save 76%

There is still time to get your hands on the Lytro Illum Camera for our special price of $299.99, it normally costs $1,299.99.<p>The Lytro Illum Camera …

Chile, Mexico, U.S. Have Highest Inequality Rates, OECD Says

Chile, Mexico and the U.S. are the developed countries with the highest rates of inequality, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and …

Dogs have episodic memories, just like humans, research shows

Is your dog ever witness to things you wouldn't want anyone to know about? Dog owners would do well to think about this - because man's best friend …

health

Health

We've Been Treating Appendicitis Wrong For Years

Perhaps you’ve had this nightmare: you’re doubled over with stabbing pain. You feel like you’ve been knifed on your right side. You’ve Googled, gone …

How To Become A Data Scientist In 2017

Yesterday LinkedIn released its list of top skills for 2017.<p>Statistical analysis and data mining retained the second spot they held last year while data presentation entered the top 10 for the first time.<p>Both of these skill categories fall under the heading of data science, a term coined in 2001 by …

Data Science

Wireless, Smartphone Ultrasound Scanner a Safe Alternative to X-Ray for Lung Scanning

<b>LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2016</b> – Clarius Mobile Health, a digital healthcare startup, will demonstrate its ultra-portable smartphone ultrasound scanners …

Never Say Die: 9 Lessons From The World's Longest-Living People

These people live continents away from one another, yet they've unlocked the secrets to living a long, healthful life. Learn 9 common traits of the …

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Using Big Data And Predictive Analytics To Predict Which Truck Drivers Will Have An Accident

Predictive analytics are being employed in interesting new ways to improve safety. Telematics solutions have long monitored events like hard braking and speeding to flag unsafe driver behaviors. But today, this driver event data is being enriched with other data streams to actually predict the …

Big Data

No Teachers Strike; Classes As Usual For Chicago Public Schools Students

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district, had been working without a contract since June 2015, and they were prepared to strike.<p>The Chicago Teachers Union had told its some 28,000 members to report to the lines Tuesday morning — unless plans changed.<p>But …