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The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

You might make a daily to-do list, but have you considered project lists or outsource lists? Here’s what to write down to get the most done.<p>Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do.<p>“When you’re juggling a lot of tasks, things will fall through the …

Supreme Court justice's new book contains a radical idea for the court

His new book reflects his international interests but also his view of how his job has changed over two decades on the court. "The Court and the World" isn't a book of generalities or abstract legal theory. It's a serious, insightful work, complete with a concrete, highly detailed analysis of …

Tailor social media to your readers, update your content regularly and avoid adverts to turn blogging into a career, advise our experts<p>It’s important to tailor social media platforms to your audience. “You need to identify which platform your readers are most likely to be using (eg Facebook, …

No one wants to buy from startups

I spend most days (and way too many nights and weekends) thinking about, evaluating, visiting, and coaching startups. It’s a never-ending series of pitches from people telling me they are about to take over the world to become the next Salesforce/Splunk/EMC, etc. But rarely, as part of their …

Facts do not matter: The depressing science that explains vaccine trutherism

Eye-opening new research reveals we’re predisposed to ignore truths that contradict our most cherished beliefs<p>“There was a scientific study that showed vaccines cause autism.”<p>“Actually, the researcher in that study lost his medical license, and overwhelming research since then has shown no link …

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Middle East

Imgur launches iPhone app to make browsing addicting images easy

Imgur is ready to take mobile seriously. The popular image sharing site is launching a new iPhone app on Thursday that reimagines the experience of browsing through its massive collection of photos, GIFs, and other images. This isn't the first time that Imgur has tried to launch a mobile app, but …

The Ubuntu phones are an audacious attempt to take on Android

Actual devices from Canonical finally take the stage at MWC 2015<p>The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

UI/UX Designer — what does it even mean?

A short primer on the skills you need to break into the industry.<p>We’ve noticed something funny at Designlab over the past few months. The web/mobile …

Should The Destruction Of Ancient Monuments Be Considered A War Crime?

The Islamic State’s continuing destruction of ancient monuments has sparked a call for changing the legal definition of war crimes.<p>In the past several months, in addition to continuing an ethnic cleansing of the Assyrian populations of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has burned down Iraq’s Mosul library, …

France’s Littlest Drug Mules

What was that stuff in their diapers? Five kilos of cocaine. When the cops caught on to the mother’s game, the kids were abandoned.<p>NICE, France — …

Crime

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

Consciousness

Photograph: Rajib Dhar/AFP/Getty Images<p>Avijit Roy’s wife, Rafida Ahmed Banna, is carried on a stretcher after being seriously injured by unidentified assailants. Roy founded a blog site which champions liberal secular writing in the Muslim majority …

Xinhua

SunEdison touts renewable energy generator, aims to bring power to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.<p>The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …

Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs

New Data Underscore Financial Challenges and Low Tolerance for Risk Among Young Americans<p>The share of people under age 30 who own private businesses has reached a 24-year-low, according to new data, underscoring financial challenges and a low tolerance for risk among young Americans.<p>Roughly 3.6% of …

Entrepreneurship

Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind

Americans “overwhelmingly” prefer solar and wind energy to coal, oil, and nuclear energy, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey of attitudes toward energy and climate for the last 12 years.<p>Americans see natural gas as a bridge fuel that falls somewhere …

Renewable Energy

The Open-Office Trap

In 1973, my high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional, in Acton, Massachusetts, moved to a sprawling brick building at the foot of a hill. Inspired by architectural trends of the preceding decade, the classrooms in one of its wings didn’t have doors. The rooms opened up directly onto the hallway, and …

Four Areas of Legal Ripe for Disruption by Smart Startups

Related Articles<p>In 50 years, the customer experience at most law firms has barely changed. If you needed legal advice in the ‘60s, you generally went …

50 Awesome Workspaces & Offices | Part 23

120K<p>SHARES<p>In this series we showcase inspirational office workspaces to help you design your own office. This series is meant to help you enhance …

Steve Ballmer Makes Huge Donation to Harvard for Computer Science

Steve Ballmer thinks Harvard needs a few more nerds. The former Microsoft CEO is making a huge donation to his alma mater that will fund 12 computer science professorships — increasing the size of Harvard’s computer science faculty by 50 percent. The exact amount of the gift wasn’t specified, but …

The Trouble with Fashion Recognition Apps

Though tens of millions of dollars of investment has poured into the space, fashion recognition apps have yet to fulfill their original</b> …