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Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’<p>Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he …

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11 Unique Airplane Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Planes have changed a lot since the days of the Wright Brothers (or, perhaps more accurately, Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos). Those first …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

3 Pieces Of Bad Financial Advice Your Parents Gave You

Times change and sometimes advice becomes antiquated — especially the financial kind. Let’s examine three pieces of advice that many parents pass on to their children that can actually do more harm than good. Not only will I explain why this old-school thinking is wrong, but I’ll tell you what you …

Best Ads from Spring 2014

See the most stellar ad campaigns from Spring 2014.<p>With faces ranging from models with buzz to pop superstars and Oscar winners—and the most-in demand photographers behind the lens, ad campaign season is a bit like fashion photography Christmas. See the most stellar of the season.

7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard)

It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people. CEOs, company founders and managers the world over know that keeping the teams beneath them moving forward together in harmony means the difference between winning and dying.<p>Prof. Leonard J. …

Through the Lens of Helmut Newton

<i>"Here They Come II, Paris," from the series "Big Nudes," 1981. © Estate of Helmut Newton</i><p>Many years ago, on Jan. 23, 2004, to be precise, I was driving west on Sunset Boulevard when traffic stopped completely. There were police and an ambulance in front of the Chateau Marmont, where a car had …

Boston Bomb Victim in Photo Helped Identify Suspects

Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.<p>Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, Bauman …