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These 11 countries could be the future of the global economy

On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy …

Economics

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Be Having For A Faster Metabolism

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

Nutrition

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

New App Lets You Bid on Unsold Airline Seats at the Last Minute

A new startup is here to reward spontaneous travelers who like to plan trips on a whim, as well as procrastinators who tend to purchase their airline …

Apps

This Free Service Stalks Your Hotel Reservations and Alerts You If the Rates Drop

Not long ago, in-the-know travelers could score dirt-cheap hotel rooms and overseas airfares using a bit of “secret sauce” knowledge. Sadly, those …

Google Flights

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind In 2018 [Infographic]

Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?<p>What's the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing, and why …

Marketing

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

Apps

The Population Bomb Has Been Defused

The Earth and humanity will survive as fertility rates fall almost everywhere.<p>Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. Thomas Malthus, a British economist writing in the late 1700s, is the most …

Geography

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Surprise! This Company Holds the Most Blockchain Patents

Hint: Despite what you might think, it's not a technology company. However, it is a household name.<p>If you've been waiting for the greatest thing …

Investing

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Bride says ‘orgasm shot’ before the big day saved her sex life

A bride who had been stuck in a sexless relationship for seven years had an “orgasm shot” ahead of the big day to help her have multiple orgasms for …

Weddings

Big love and big war: exploring the link between polygamy and violence

A curious thesis takes The Economist’s foreign editor to war zones and refugee camps<p>Why write about polygamy? It is illegal and rare in West, so …

Africa

The proven health benefits of honey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age.<p>Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C.<p>Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely …

Alternative Medicine

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

Alan Greenspan

This $40 Device Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Your House Without Having to Install Anything

Even if you have fastest Wi-Fi, wired internet connections yield much faster streaming speeds, and allow you to watch your programs without …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins

The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The …

Carbon Dioxide

These solar panels that can pull clean drinking water out of the air just got a big boost

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A sustainable water startup called Zero Mass aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that …

Clean Energy

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

New Jersey

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

The Drill You Need When Your Swing Falls Apart

With two wins and two second-place finishes—and moving to No. 1 in the world in the Rolex ranking—I'm having the best year of my career. But that doesn't mean my golf swing is always perfect. There are times when I'm not hitting it nearly as well as I want. That's when I go back to the range. A …

Golf

This super green is a stronger anti-inflammatory than turmeric

When it comes to fighting inflammation—AKA the root of all health evils—turmeric is the most talked-about holistic solution. Whether the flare-up is …

Wellness

Listen up! These wireless earbuds will sharpen your hearing

If you struggle to hear in loud environments, Lizn's Headpiece earbuds could be a social lifesaver.<p>Whether you're in a bar playing obnoxiously loud music or just a little hard of hearing, we all know what it's like to struggle to hear what someone physically close to us is saying.<p>Danish startup …

Consumer Tech

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

Economics

Thailand's best scenic journeys

One of the greatest thrills of travel is to be on the move, observing and absorbing a country as you go. By train, bus or motorbike, Thailand’s scenic journeys are to be savoured.<p>Each adventure is packed with opportunities to sample the wares of hawkers and roadside food trucks or chat with fellow …

Asia Travel

Intercourse isn't everything for most women, says study -- try 'outercourse'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of us equate "sex" with "intercourse" and use those words interchangeably. Yet highly satisfying sex doesn't have to be limited to penetration -- and doesn't even have to include it at all.<p>According to a recent study, many women report that they require clitoral stimulation to have an …

Sexual Health