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Why The Huffington Post Is Going On A Sleep Tour On College Campuses

The motto "Sleep, grades, social life: pick two" needs to become a thing of the past.<p>Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, is starting a somewhat unusual book tour Friday, traveling to college campuses around the country to talk about what students are doing in …

College & University

The Science Behind How Sleep Makes You Smarter

A good night's sleep is the foundation of physical health and mental energy.<p>I’m a science geek. I like to know why a particular approach to life or technique for success works. Otherwise, I tend to glaze over when faced with another “X Ways to Achieve Y Results” article. In the absence of research …

The Brain

An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says<p>Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize a deck of cards in seconds or dozens of words in minutes. So, naturally, someone decided to study them. It turns out that …

The Brain

Artist's Memory Loss Fuels Discoveries About the Brain

Lonni Sue Johnson’s amnesia is revealing important connections between memory, personality, and consciousness.<p>In 2007, viral encephalitis burned through the brain of Lonni Sue Johnson, a musician, amateur pilot, and successful illustrator for <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker</i>. Johnson lost most of her memories as well …

The Brain

Robots could take over 38 percent of U.S. jobs within about 15 years, report says

More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that’s greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released Friday.<p>The analysis by accounting and consulting firm PwC focused primarily on the economic outlook in Britain, but …

Robots

5 Costco purchases that make your membership virtually free

A membership to warehouse club retailer Costco is $55, but it's fairly easy to cover that fee in the savings available to members.

Trump has met with 81 executives since being elected president — here's who made the cut

One of the main reasons Donald Trump won the presidency is because he convinced enough Americans that their country needed a successful businessperson at the helm, someone who knows how to make lucrative deals and who lacked political baggage.<p>The first 100 days in the White House have been an …

Banking

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

New Apple Park drone footage reveals occupied research and development building, landscaping progress

Following a break in nasty weather, the latest drone footage of Apple Park shows yet more landscaping progress, an occupied research and development …

iOS

If you’re so intelligent, why aren’t you rich?

NEW YORK – How much is a child’s future success determined by innate intelligence? Economist James Heckman says it’s not what people think. He likes …

Psychology

A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for New York City could be the longest building in the world

Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record.<p>His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the "Big Bend" that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, "the world's longest building" (if you …

Construction

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

The Brain

Tesla Model S P100D 1/4-mile record broken for third time in a week by removing the frunk

This past weekend we saw not one, but two new quarter-mile records set by Tesla Model S P100Ds on the drag strip. And today we learn of another new record, this time by the folks over at the Tesla Racing Channel. They’ve managed to bring the record down by another two-tenths of a second, with a …

Tesla

Children who eat too much sugar are developing diseases that only alcoholics used to get

Eating too much sugar isn't just a problem for our waistlines. It's making us sick — very sick. Here, Robert Lustig, who is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of California at San Francisco, explains just how much our health has taken a turn for the worse since the '70s and …

Health

Existing home sales ease in February from a 10-year high

US existing-home sales fell 3.7% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million in February, according to the National Association of Realtors.<p>Economists had forecast that sales fell 2.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.55 million, according to Bloomberg. Sales in January were …

Real Estate

The Women's March gave office supply sales a massive bump in January

You could call it the "Trump bump" for office supply companies.<p>According to market research company NPD, in the week before the Women's March in January, sales of some office supplies were up by as much as 42% versus last year during the same period.<p>$6 million were spent on a mix of poster and foam …

Markets

The World's Richest Hedge Fund Billionaires 2017

Wealth

This is the exact time to go to bed if you want to wake feeling refreshed tomorrow

For a lot of people, getting to bed early is a real challenge. Every morning, you wake up feeling shattered and resolve to go to sleep earlier that …

Bedtime Stories

Apple takes aim at Snapchat, Instagram

Apple seems to be aiming at Snapchat and Facebook’s Instagram with a new video-creation app.<p>Dubbed Clips, the app promises to allow users to easily …

Snapchat

Tony Robbins: 'I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word'

Can the secret to happiness really be boiled down to a single word?<p>In his latest book, "Unshakeable," Tony Robbins professes, "In fact, I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress."<p>As I wrote about in a previous article, the art of fulfillment is Tony Robbins' greatest obsession …

Success

Here's where NYC's real estate players ranked on Forbes' billionaires list

When it comes to international billionaires, New York City’s real estate tycoons are relatively small fry.<p>Forbes released its 2017 World’s Billionaires list this week. The city’s highest ranked real estate player is Blackstone Group’s CEO Stephen Schwarzman, whose net worth of $11.7 billion puts …

Real Estate

The age of anxiety: why being old is a worry

It’s not a good time to be elderly. The young, who we need help from, boss us around and don’t always admire or respect us<p>At some point in the day I will worry about age, and you may, too. Probably not directly, but in many small ways. It is the way I and plenty of others see things differently …

Anxiety

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive.<p>They may also lose the forest for …

Tesla

Turns out Bluetooth is named after an old Scandinavian king who died over 1,000 years ago

Bluetooth.<p>It's been around for 20 years. We see the name and iconic logo on virtually every device we own — Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth speakers, even Bluetooth-enabled toothbrushes.<p>As is the case with most product names we encounter every day, we often take for granted that they are just <i>called</i> …

Bluetooth

15 podcasts that will make you smarter

There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to.<p>And though there are plenty of entertaining options to check out, you can make the most of your next commute, workout, or laundry run by listening to one guaranteed to teach you something.<p>We've given …

Podcasting

10 Brutal Truths About Life Everyone Forgets Too Soon

You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it really gets through to you? The 10 truths below all fall …

Tesla Model S Prices Are About to Go Up

Farewell, software-limited 60 kWh battery packs.<p>Following a $2,000 price bump in November, the price of <b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S is about to go …

One of Wall Street's biggest theories about higher interest rates is about to be tested

Higher interest rates are supposed to be bad for stocks. But are they now?<p>On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate for the third time in this recovery and signaled that three more hikes are on the way in 2017.<p>Higher rates increase borrowing costs for companies and make it harder …

Wall Street

Don't fall for this fake attachment scam in Gmail

There are phishing scams, and then there are those that are so damn clever that… sorry, scratch that. Phishing scams are the worst, and those that run them deserve infuriatingly slow internet access for the rest of their damned lives.<p>This new one doing the rounds in Gmail inboxes is one that …

Identity Theft