Jennie Chen

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9 Ways for You to Keep Your Personal Power

As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I often hear from people about which of the 13 things they struggle with the most. The …

Self-help

9 Things Productive People Do Differently

Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules. Assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, calls, …

Time Management
Piano

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Aloe Blacc Lead 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival

As if on cue, Los Angeles’ trademark sunshine pierced through a heavily clouded sky just in time to kick off the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival …

Soul Music

The History of the Kiss! The Birth of Popular Culture by Marcel Danesi – review

An illuminating look at why kissing is such a powerful act<p>Why is kissing such a meaningful and emotionally powerful act? This is the question that concerns Canadian historian of popular culture Marcel Danesi. It was prompted by one of his students, who asked: "Why do we experience such an …

The Fascinating Origins Of English Names For Colors

As different societies developed names for colors, across the globe, isolated cultures went about naming the colors, but weirdly, they all generally did it in the same order.<p>Called the hierarchy of color names, the order was generally (with a few exceptions): black, white, red, green, yellow, and …

Linguistics

Google's ready to give away over $2.7 million to folks that hack Chrome OS successfully

But not if you hack from the comfort of your own home. Instead, you'll have to travel to the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver this March to showcase your skills at Google's Pwnium 4 competition. For those who aren't familiar, Google's been holding these Pwnium contests for years as a …

Fake Nails That Open Electric Doors, And Other Beauty Innovations of the Future

When you were a kid, and you thought about The Future, what did you imagine? Flying cars and moon colonies? Robot colleagues and interactive …

Does Christmas Music Make Us Buy Less?

It happens, invariably, in November.<p>You’re walking the aisle of a local grocery store, innocently reaching for a gallon of milk, when it hits you. …

eCommerce