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4 Ways Slow Design Will Make The Super-Fast World We Live In Better

Smart products learn, recognize patterns, and anticipate our decision-making in order to simplify our overstimulated lives.<p>All the buzz over “#unplug,” Baratunde Thurston’s excellent piece on “taking a digital vacation,” wasn’t surprising. The article tapped into an idea that’s catching on with …

The Secret Power Behind Why We Pick Crowded Restaurants Over Empty Ones

When tapped effectively, “Social Proof” can be used to crank up business, online and off.<p>When you see two cafes side by side, and one is packed with lively people and the other one is empty, which one would you go to for a coffee? Why?<p>Most people will go to the packed cafe. But what if the empty …

Navy SEAL Lessons For Operating Successfully As A Team

Every person counts. And four other important rules to work by.<p>In the military, there are shared beliefs, consistent values, and deep traditions across all military units. In comparison, it’s often unclear in businesses what values a company operates with. In the military, certain protocols exist …

For Israel, U.S. response on Syria may be harbinger on Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry said chemical weapons had been used to kill scores of people during the ongoing civil war in Syria in an appearance at …

Final airlifts of Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Ethiopian Jews arriving at Ben Gurion Airport as part of Operation Dove’s Wings, which brings the Ethiopian immigration to Israel to a close, Aug. …

As Israelis mob gas mask distribution centers, army urges calm

Israelis waiting to collect gas mask kits at a distribution center in Tel Aviv, Aug. 28, 2013. (Gill Yaari/Flash90/JTA)<p>TEL AVIV (JTA) — Daniela …

Jewish shtetl in Azerbaijan survives amid Muslim majority

Yedidia Yehuda, right, and a childhood friend walking down the stairs that overlook Krasnaiya Sloboda, August 2013. (Cnaan Liphshiz)<p>KRASNAIYA …

Drilling firm sees signs of new gas, oil in well near Ashdod

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli oil drilling company said it has found “significant signs” that there is natural gas and oil in an offshore well near …

Bennett urges patience on Western Wall plan

Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, speaking at a political debate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Jan. 8, 2013. (Miriam …

Iron Dome deployed in Tel Aviv as U.S. moves closer to Syria strike

Israel’s Iron Dome defense system near the Israeli town of Ashdod has intercepted a volley of rockets fired by terrorist groups from the Gaza Strip …

Million-Dollar Burger -- The Most Lucrative Fast-Food Restaurants

[CORRECTED: <i>The attached slideshow initially mentioned In-N-Out Burger, a California-based regional hamburger chain that does not franchise. This chain has been removed and another top-earning franchise chain substituted.</i>]<p>Wondering which are the most popular fast-food chains in the land? The truth …

A Record-High Number of Young People Are Still Living With Their Parents: Why?

A story about jobs, bachelors, bachelor's degrees -- and a very weird government definition of "home"<p>Reuters<p>Another month, another record number of young people living at home long after their teenage years are over.<p>This time, it's the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporting that, despite the improved economy …

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …

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US could reclaim role as net energy exporter

Some industry veterans believe it's the biggest development in the energy game since 1859, when the first US oil well gushed from beneath the earth in Titusville, Pennsylvania.<p>In changes that would have been unthinkable just five years ago, the US is set to become a net energy exporter in the next …

Watch Smartwatch Space For Continued Consolidation As Samsung Gears Up To Kick Off The Race

Last week, geek-focused early smartwatch player WIMM Labs was revealed to have been acquired by Google, lending strong support to earlier speculation that the search giant would enter the watch-based computing fray with a wearable-device follow-up to its ambitious Google Glass project. Consider it …