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While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Consumer Trends to Expect in 2015

One of the things entrepreneurs are proud of is being forward thinking. We invent and utilize new technologies and business ideas and consumers tend to follow. Well, sometimes it’s consumers who take the lead and business owners are the ones who have to catch up.<p>This is the case with mobile …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

4 US Road Trips to Take Before You Die

There’s no better way to discover America than by criss-crossing the country via its most iconic highways. Whether you have fast wheels or an RV, …

Los Angeles