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15 TED talks that offer career advice you've probably never heard before

But often some of the most valuable advice is the stuff that doesn't get repeated ad nauseam.<p>Thankfully, unconventional thinking is at home on the TED stage, and there are plenty of talks that feature some insightful, if not counterintuitive, career wisdom.<p>Here are some of the best talks:

Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire, and it's beautiful

Engineers have discovered a brand-new, bright-blue fire tornado that behaves unlike any flame ever created.<p>When a fire burns yellow, it's unclean. The warm colors are signs of an incomplete combustion reaction coughing up soot, smoke, and other emissions. When a flame glows blue, it's a sign of a …

Can Elon Musk's Allure Keep You Believing That Cash Doesn't Matter?

Elon Musk has cast a powerful spell on investors.<p>Though Tesla Motors is burning through cash and its proposed “no brainer” merger with his cousin’s company, SolarCity, looks like it could be approved, Tesla’s stock price keeps going up.<p>After all, it’s hard to find a Tesla owner who is not crazy …

Giants of Japanese architecture design prototypes for houses of the future

Following the success of the inaugural House Vision in Tokyo in 2013, the exhibition has returned again this summer. This year, the event brought …

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

Guest Writer<p>Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, forgetting when your children’s birthdays are, when trash day is and when your anniversary rolls around are good reasons to start improving your cognitive function skills -- but having a good memory at work is …

The Brain

7 Ways to Create Spectacular Change in Your Life Immediately

See how to zap yourself into action and creative massive life changes immediately.<p>We often have huge aspirational goals that feel completely out of reach. Even if your ambitions feel a zillion miles away, though, there's good news.<p>It's often small changes you can make in your life today that will …

Motivation

Elon Musk reveals he is reading book about Casanova, Napoleon and Mohammed — and it sells out

The price of an out-of-print history book has risen 1,500% – because Elon Musk is reading it.<p>The 45-year-old CEO of Tesla Motors and founder of PayPal told a Bloomberg reporter that he was enjoying a 1929 study of historical risk-takers called Twelve Against the Gods, written by William Bolitho, a …

Books

How to Read People: Five Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Plans for tiny house by Foundry Architects made available for purchase

Anyone wanting to construct their own tiny house can now buy detailed plans for a micro dwelling designed by Washington DC studio Foundry Architects …

Washington D.C.

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" by …

Psychology

Engineer Finds a Huge Physics Discovery in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

It was right in front of us all along.<p>Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”<p>But a new study from …

University of Cambridge

Koda - A Small Prefab Home that Mixes Design and Technology

Dubbed Koda, this small prefab home has been developed by the Estonia-based architecture firm, Kodasema. Since the completion of the home, they’ve …

Quantum Teleportation Beyond The Starship Enterprise

Shawn Hunt Contributor<p>Shawn Hunt is the managing director of Satellite Broadband UK.<p>Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now managed a significant breakthrough by ‘teleporting,’ or transferring, quantum information from one photon to another over a distance …

Quantum Physics

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Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution

Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it’s only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling …

These Are The Best Office Colors for Working More Productively

The colors, patterns and even amount of sheen you use can affect your work.<p>Countless books have been written about how to boost your work productivity. But all along, you may have just needed a paint brush.<p>The environment you work in can have an incredible effect on your energy, creativity and …

Researchers discover molecule for potential Alzheimer's vaccine

A team of researchers have discovered a new molecule that they say may be a major step towards the creation of an Alzheimer’s vaccine.<p>The molecule, known as monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL), has shown evidence of stimulating the brain’s natural immune defense against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, …

Interior design: The 8 most important principles

Less really is often more<p>According to designer Joelle Nesen, "there are no rules" when it comes to interior design, but everyone can use a few tips and tricks. We spoke with Nesen, founder of the Portland-based firm Maison, and Jenny Guggenheim, of Guggenheim Architecture and Design Studio, to get …

Home Decorating

The Things You Don't Remember Shape Who You Are

If the brain doesn’t get adequate stimulation during critical years, there may be everlasting consequences.<p>What is the earliest memory you have?<p>Most people can’t remember anything that happened to them or around them in their toddlerhood. The phenomenon, called childhood amnesia, has long puzzled …

January 2016

How car-sharing is already helping cities with their transit issues

There's a promising fix for any city with transportation issues -- and car ownership has nothing to do with it.<p>A new study found that cities that turn to a flexible type of car-sharing stand to benefit from less pollution, less traffic and more parking.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Carsharing

Ford and Nissan Explain the Challenges of Making Self-Driving Cars

In the future, self-driving cars approaching busy distracted pedestrians crossing the street will stop, flash lights, and show digital messages on …

Backpacking Gear Tips: 20 Beginner-Friendly Ways to Drop Weight (Without Breaking the Bank)

July 18, 2016<p>To many new backpackers, time spent on the trail can seem like a chore. You load up your heavy backpack with 40 pounds of gear until …

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

Scientists Zone In on Treatment for Chronic Migraines and Headaches

Those who get migraines know how painful and debilitating they can be. In extreme cases, they can take you out of commission for days. One in seven …

12 Amazing Interior Designs Will Blow You Away

In recent years, not only does interior design offer new ways to express a space, new technologies are bringing truly amazing interior design ideas …

Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and How to Make Them Work for You

How data mining, regression analysis, machine learning (ML), and the democratization of data intelligence and visualization tools are changing the …

Big Data