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What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

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How To Be Happy: The 10-Day Happiness Challenge

<b>by Luminita D. Saviuc</b><p>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama<p>Since so many of us are looking for …

The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014

2014: a good year for photos of modern-day witches, cat-obsessed metal heads, bizarrely groomed dogs, and astronomical wonders. Marvel here.<p>Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks.<p>This is just a sampling of …

Drag Queens

The Most Controversial Productivity Hack: Getting High At Work

People have been consuming illicit substances on the job since time immemorial. But, in an era of legal pot, is this okay?<p>Inspiration, they say, can come from anywhere. When creative director Richard Hatter wants to finish an 80-hour illustration, he doesn’t restrict himself to a strong cup of …

Nike Reintroduces Marc Newson's Zvezdochka Shoe

Initially launching in 2004, the innovative and pleasantly bizarre Zvezdochka shoe from Nike was ahead of its time. Upon introduction, many questions were asked—including how in the world you pronounce the name. Designed by Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and inspired by time spent at …

Shoes

Wallpaper of the Week by Romain Trystram

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Romain Trystram a freelance illustrator and digital artsit from Arcueil, France. The …

15 ridiculously interesting VB guest posts you probably missed in 2014

Many people don’t realize that VentureBeat accepts guest columns from intelligent, well-spoken entrepreneurs, analysts, and others with expertise in a particular area of technology. These posts are a great way to learn insights from a wide variety of voices in the tech community.<p>For instance, I …

Best of 2014