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How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist”

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

Charlie Munger

BMW and Mercedes-Benz will also try out subscription plans for new cars

Pilot programs are set to start this year in US, following other luxury auto brands<p>Not to be left out by rivals, BMW and Mercedes-Benz appear to be joining the world of automotive subscription models that cover all of the fees required with car ownership or leasing under one payment.<p>Both BMW and …

Transportation

Apple just put the finishing touches on its new $5 billion headquarters — and the results are stunning

Apple's $5 billion campus in Cupertino, California, with its famous "spaceship" building, is finally finished — and employees are moving in.<p>Most of the heavy machinery has been moved off campus, and there's only a little bit of landscaping left to do, according to a new video by drone videographer …

Construction

Ferrari Has Plans to Make an Electric Supercar, Marchionne Says

Ferrari NV will make a battery-powered supercar to challenge Tesla Inc. at the high end of the electric-auto market, Chief Executive Officer Sergio …

Sergio Marchionne

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

Public Health

What If You Could Recall Forgotten Memories?

Though Sigmund Freud used his “seduction theory” to describe the phenomenon of repressed memories, such as the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, he …

The Brain

Study finds inadequate sleep may lead to depression, anxiety

Binghamton University professor of psychology Meredith Coles and former graduate student Jacob Nota assessed the timing and duration of sleep in …

Depression

Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

Tesla can now add another notch to its sales board.<p>Rhode Island will allow the direct sale of Teslas and has issued a state dealer license to the …

Rhode Island

The Economy Is Running Out Of Room

Markets have taken tax reform well. Investors now no doubt look with hope on other aspects of the White House economic agenda: regulatory easing, entitlements reform, and some financially feasible plan for infrastructure refurbishment. They also hope that Trump’s protectionist, tariff-building …

Economy

Why Empty Backseats May Be the Next Big Thing In Delivering Packages to Your Doorstep

The world has a package problem. Deliveries of everything from Nike sneakers to Spider-Man figurines are expected to double to 25 billion annually in …

eCommerce

Salt Is Not Just Bad for Your Heart, It is Also Bad for Your Brain

Discussions about the effects of salt on our bodies are typically focused on heart health. But there are plenty of theories and studies to suggest …

Nutrition

The new 2019 Ram 1500 has a massive 12-inch touchscreen display

They only take up half the screen, though<p>The new 2019 Ram 1500 has many things you’d expect from a truck: vast towing capacity, a bountiful maximum payload, and loads of horsepower. But it also has something you might not expect: a massive 12-inch touchscreen display embedded in the dashboard that …

Android Auto

How feeling bad changes the brain

Our emotions can have an unexpected downside of how we respond to others in pain, finds Melissa Hogenboom<p>In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel A Handmaid’s Tale, the many wrongs that befall Offred strike a chilling chord among most readers. When she is struck with a cattle prod we can almost feel …

Emotions

iOS App Store will be bigger than entire worldwide movie industry sometime this year

Following Apple’s announcement of record-breaking app sales in the holiday shopping season, Asymco’s Horace Dediu did some number-crunching, and came up with some surprising facts.<p>Not least among them is the clear pointer that iOS app sales will be worth more than the entire worldwide movie …

App Store

4 surprising reasons it's so important for your body to get 8 hours of sleep

It's got nothing to do with tiredness<p>We're always told we need to get our eight hours of sleep – but who decided that? Was it just plucked out of …

Sleep

Computers are getting better than humans at reading

The robots are coming, and they can read.<p>Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.<p>"This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on such a test," Alibaba said in a statement …

Artificial Intelligence

SpaceX Will Test the Engines of the World's Most Powerful Rocket Today

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is one step closer to liftoff.<p>On Monday afternoon, the company will test fire the engines on its newest rocket at the Kennedy …

SpaceX

Smartphones have made parenting harder than ever

<b>Giving a kid a phone "feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way."</b><p>If I was ever tempted to give my …

Parenting

A new era of batteries spells trouble for gas in America

<b>Video by Inc.</b><p>California, the state that helped birth the global boom in battery-toting electric vehicles, is trying to spark a similar transformation …

Energy

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

• <b>Bill Gates has set strict rules in his home regarding the use of cell phones and other technology.</b>• <b><br>The policy speaks to the growing consensus in Silicon Valley that consumer tech is too addictive, and potentially harmful to young brains.</b><p>For all his success in designing world-changing technology, …

Silicon Valley

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Productivity

Grass-Fed Beef Loses Its Luster

Love, they say, is as perennial as the grass. But the grass, ah, that’s not so simple; grass can be anything from wheat to bamboo. In Oregon, where I grew up, grass seed is worth over $300 million a year to the state’s economy. I used to chuckle at the fact that Oregon had a Red Fescue Commission, …

Agriculture

Apple didn't know that activist investors wanted it it take on child safety

• <b>Apple didn't know that two of its biggest investors, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, wanted it to take a bigger role in children safety.</b>• <b><br>Apple was given a heads-up call shortly before the investors publicly released a letter calling for changes, but the letter</b> …

Carnegie Mellon University

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Evolution & History<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

Biology

FBI expert says Apple ‘jerks’ are ‘evil geniuses’

Apple “jerks” have been labeled “evil geniuses” by an FBI forensics expert. Stephen Flatley slammed the iPhone-maker this week for making it even more difficult to hack into iOS devices.<p>Apple’s strict stance on privacy means that we can be confident our data is safe when we use an iPhone.<p>Strong …

Christopher Wray

How Could Almost 50% Of Men Think That They Are Geniuses

Do you think that you are a genius? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. According to a 2009 OK Cupid poll, 46% of men and 30% of women indicated that they were geniuses.<p>That would be a bit like half of the people in this country thinking that they are in the top 1%. According to the <i>Encyclopedia …

Psychology

The North Face x Nordstrom Collection is here with prices starting at $18

Released today, Nordstrom has announced its collaboration with the North Face with a Pop-Up Shop Collection. In this collaboration you can pieces such as jackets, duffel bags, wallets, accessories and more. This exclusive collection is only available from the dates of January 12th to February 11th …

Clothing

A look at the life of Steve Jobs' youngest daughter Eve, an accomplished equestrian and Stanford student who trains on a $15 million ranch

<b>• Eve Jobs is the youngest child of late Apple founder Steve Jobs.</b><p><b>• She is currently attending Stanford University.</b><p><b>• Jobs is an accomplished equestrian with years of national and international competition under her belt.</b><p>Eve Jobs, the youngest child of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, has accomplished …

Success

Walmart raises starting wages , handing out $1K bonuses

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits.<p>The retailer said Thursday changes that to its compensation and benefits policy will …

Parental Leave