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Even artichokes have doubts

If this year is anything like the last 10, around 25 percent of employed Yale graduates will enter the consulting or finance industry*. This is a big …

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

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The 10 best moisturisers for men

Of all the grooming products a man can own, a decent moisturiser is perhaps the most important. With pollution, air con and booze all helping to rob skin of essential moisture, and with dry skin more susceptible to premature aging, slapping on a face cream won’t just make skin feel better, it’ll …

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LinkedIn Is Not a Dating Site

The case against your dad’s favorite social-media platform being used to “connect” with younger women<p>LinkedIn is a lot of things: a convenient place to upload your resume online, a weird portal for “thinkfluencers” to post inspirational screeds about leadership à la Forbes.com, a site that indulges …

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Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass?

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

Kickstarting: Big Philosophical Ideas Reduced To Simple Shapes

Graphic designer Genís Carreras, whose minimalist philosophy posters went viral online in 2011, is back with more “Philographics” and wants you to Kickstart his book.<p>If there’s anything that refuses to be condensed or simplified solely on the basis of mass distribution it’s philosophy. So when …

How Drug Companies Keep Medicine Out of Reach

The promise of delinking research and development from the actual manufacture of drugs, and why the pharmaceutical industry rejects an idea that could turn neglected diseases into profit<p>Reuters<p>For almost a decade, the United States has been standing in the way of an idea that could lead to cures …

Frank Lampard: I want new Chelsea deal so I can work with Jose Mourinho again

Frank Lampard was referring to Chelsea managers yesterday when he explained how mid-season change and turbulence was commonplace at Stamford Bridge, but he could just as easily have been talking about himself.<p>"What's important is where you get to at the end of it," he said.<p>In Lampard's case, the …

The Supreme Court Case Looming Over Angelina Jolie's Breast-Cancer Column

The actress's candid op-ed about her mastectomy comes on the eve of a vital ruling over patents for breast cancer genes like hers.<p>Alastair Grant/Reuters<p>When Angelina Jolie disclosed Tuesday morning that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, she didn't just shine her white-hot starlight …

Student Entrepreneurship Is Humming At Elite Universities

“I am young, have time and am willing to take the risk. We want to innovate and deliver awesome engineering products.” This is Timothy Lee, a mechanical engineering major at UC Berkeley, singing the gospel of Silicon Valley. He’s an engineering project manager at VIRES Engineering , a thriving tech …