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HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

Laptops

How to Roast Vegetables the Bon Appétit Way

Roasting vegetables seems easy enough, right? Just chop ‘em up, toss ‘em in some kind of fat, put ‘em on a sheet pan, and throw them in the oven.

Basically, yes—but there are some specific things you should keep in mind to get crispy-yet-tender veggies. We asked senior associate editor Alison Roman

Vegetables

Achieve more with Microsoft and Lumia

Guest post by Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Devices GroupIt’s always a thrill to be at the Mobile World Congress, and this …

Microsoft Windows

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

Eric Barker writes Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…

And we wonder why people aren’t better communicators. How can you be that person people love to talk to?

I’ve posted a lot of research and expert …

Negotiation

Startups Are Rebuilding The Healthcare User Experience

A senior exec of a big health insurer recently returned from a company offsite dedicated to becoming ”customer centric”. I asked if they talked about making EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) understandable? “Not really”, he said. For me that sums up the state of healthcare customer care: becoming …

Health Care

Lost Cities Photos

Archaeology

Here's how rich you'd be if you had bet $1,000 on Warren Buffett way back when

This weekend, Warren Buffett released his 50th annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Over that half-century, Buffett took the failing textile company and turned it into a legendary conglomerate.

Using historical price data for Berkshire Hathaway class A shares from a retrospective …

Warren Buffett

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals

Photo credit: Gowri Varanashi

Without plants and animals, our lives would not be possible. Oxygen, clean water and soil, and our earliest tools, food, and clothing came from flora and fauna. Even our fossil fuels are the result of Paleozoic Era ecosystems that captured the sun's energy-the same …

Zoology

12 Ways You're Making Coffee Wrong

By: Dan Gentile

Turning water into caffeine isn't quite alchemy, but there are plenty of secrets to making a golden cup of coffee. And unless you're a professional, odds are your equation has some errors in it.

So, to find the most common coffee-making mistakes, we asked for tips from a cast of …

Coffee Brewing

A Lesson in Moroccan Flavors

In Fez, food is the entryway to a culture that is traditionally quite closed, says cooking teacher Tara Stevens. Here, she shares her favorite recipes and introduces the locals, expats and visitors who most inspire her.

The Courtyeard Kitchen
Tara Stevens led me up a narrow, unmarked alley and …

Recipes

Perfint Healthcare: Top Innovative Company in Healthcare

Reading time: 3 – 4 minutes

Perfint Healthcare is one of 10 companies included in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in …

Here's a chart of interest rates since 3000 BC

More Charts

Over the weekend, we highlighted a chart of US Treasury yields since the American Revolution.

And now for the really big picture, via a speech from the Bank of England's Andy Haldane — and flagged in a research note by Citi — here is a look at interest rates since 3000 BC.

And here is …

Interest Rates

Your Body Is Wise: Trust It

I found my footing one stride at a time.

After experiencing the greatest loss of my life, I instinctively started running. I remember the first run... I felt like an emotional zombie, and I huffed and puffed three quarters of a mile on the treadmill at the gym. I hadn't run in almost five months, …

TED Talks

Building a Strong Startup

The Future of Entrepreneurship Panel

Today, entrepreneurship activity are at its historical highest, scrambling to meet a wide range of needs in the market and respond to yet undiscovered demands. Rapidly increasing globalization continues to shift equilibriums, such that a constant supply of …

Startups

Greek Dark Age

The Greek Dark Age is the interval between the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization, around 1200 BCE, and the Greek Archaic Period, around c. 800 …

Greece

Microsoft Office for Android Tablet Free Download

Get Office on your Android tablet

Download Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Preview, optimized for your Android tablet. Enter your email and we’ll …

Download Example VBA Files,Tools, Dashboards for Data Analysis

Most of the topics are explained with examples and provided downloadable example files. I thought, it is easy to understand the procedures or …

The Power of the Pivot: Get Started with Excel Pivot Tables

If you rely on spreadsheets to manage any aspect of your business, pivot tables will make your life a lot easier.Pivot tables are among the most …

Microsoft Excel

Popup Calendar Addin for Excel

Entering dates in a worksheet confuses most Excel users. Nearly every user has faced a date format problem, which format should be used to enter …

Calculate a Running Balance

Suppose you maintain an Excel workbook to record your income and expenses, and you want to know the current balance of cash in hand or bank balance …

CP029: Impress your boss with Excel charts – 6 step road map for you

In the 29th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s impress the boss with Excel charts.What is in this session?Many Excel charts live a short life. They …

Microsoft Excel

VB Is Not Dead: Coming Language Features in Visual Basic 14

Microsoft skips to naming the next version of Visual Basic, and commits to new language developments that are planned for release at the same time as …

Visual Basic

How to Debug Visual Basic Script with Visual Studio

Introduction

If you are programming with Visual Basic Script, you have difficulties to find a bug in your script: there isn't any debugger for VBS! …

Debugging

Genetic algorithm for icon generation in Visual Basic

Scope

In this article, we'll see some of the basics of genetic algorithms, i.e. what they are, what they're good for, why we call them "genetic", and …

Life Sciences

Meet the developer behind the award-winning What’s On My Plate app

We told you earlier how you could get the nutritional information of your meals via What’s On My Plate. Now, let’s meet Vineet Jain, the man behind …

Windows Phone

Video: How to make awesome tile art with the #Tile Art app

Grab your Lumia, don your artist’s smock and prepare to be wowed.If you’re anything like us you’ll have already spent the last couple of days …

Art

13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life—and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We've rounded up 13 new ideas to steal from designers to improve your landscape this year, whether you're planning a major hardscaping project or need a few accessories to add curb appeal:

Gardening

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.

In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

The Arts

Crepes With Ricotta and Apricot Compote Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients

Crepes:

1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted

1¼ cups whole milk

½ cup heavy cream

2 large eggs

4 tsp. granulated sugar

Pinch of kosher salt

Unsalted butter, at room temperature, for greasing pan

Compote:

2 cups (12 ounces) dried apricots

⅓ cup honey

3 Tbsp. rosewater (optional)

1 cinnamon …

Recipes

Embracing the Smart(phone) Hospital

In just the past few years, the changes in how we communicate with one another and process information are nothing short of amazing.

Between 2010 and …