Julien Weber

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These male spiders perform oral sex – and lots of it

Spiders are known for getting pretty wild in the bedroom. They’re famous for twerking around to attract the opposite sex, binding their mates up with silk, or even eating them after sex. But now scientists have found a species that adds oral sex — and lots of it — to the routine. Their findings …

7 Ways Relationships Change Over Time

Remember when we featured Sarah C. Andersen and her hilariously honest comics last year? Well, there’s some good news, Pandas: Andersen never stopped …

Relationships

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If you’re a human being with a job and you don’t feel unpleasantly busy yourself, you almost certainly know several people who do, and who rarely stop mentioning it. The …

Time Management

Networking for Introverts

If you get hives every time someone says “networking” this is for you.<p>People are often surprised that I’m not an extrovert. I’m willing to get up on …

This startup you've never heard of is an expert at predicting what you want to do next

The B2B startup specializes in making apps talk to each other, and it has booked big-name clients like Uber, FourSquare, and Airbnb.<p>The key to Button is linking your intent with what comes next.<p>"Let's say you go to FourSquare and open up a venue," says CEO Mike Jaconi. "We understand that not only …

This is what 5 of your favorite Pixar movies looked like in early sketches before they hit the big screen

This is especially true for Pixar, which continues to put out some of the most beloved animated films of all time.<p>But before they can go from a computer to the big screen, the movies must first be sketched out with pen and paper.<p>An exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in Manhattan called "Pixar: The …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

Have Better Conversations With the "Rule of Three"

The secret to being a good conversationalist—one people enjoy talking with, and whose company they seek—is very simple. It's talking with them, not …

A Showcase of 100 Design Quotes To Ignite Your Inspiration

<i>Creativity is all around us – in the homes we live in, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the food we eat.</i>When you’re looking for creative …

Skype’s co-founders are building small robots that deliver groceries for less than $2 a pop

It might not be long before your groceries are delivered by a robot that found its way to your house on its own.<p>Starship, a new startup founded by one of the co-founders of Skype, Janus Friis, and one of its original developers, Ahti Heinla, aims to use small, self-driving robots to deliver …

5 ways successful people handle conflict at work

Between the two of us, we’ve spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding in both of our research is that your …

Emotional Intelligence

SoulCycle and Harley Davidson will always have this in common

The crowd is mostly women, many of them late for work, and they're impatient. A suited bouncer at the door and a bag check are slowing everything down.<p>This isn't the launch of Apple's latest iPhone or a limited-edition, collectible Nike sneaker.<p>It's SoulCycle's warehouse sale.<p>The scene above — …

Facebook's Dislike Button Is Here, But It's Not What You Think

Moving beyond the "Like" and adding a range of emotions with "Reactions"<p>After years of Facebook users clamoring for a "Dislike" button, the world's largest social network is finally giving them what they want—sort of. Facebook has begun a very limited test of a new feature called "Reactions" that …

How Tesla, Under Armour, and Sonos Do Branding

The network effect, which describes how services and technologies become more valuable as more people use them, has driven the success of many internet companies. But it is not confined to the tech sector. One group of high-growth consumer brands, in particular, has been harnessing the power of the …

How Uber is rewiring your customer’s brain and what you can do about it

If you think your company doesn’t have anything to do with the growing on-demand economy and that you’re immune to it, think again.<p>We all know about the tremendous growth in this sector. Uber is valued at over $50 billion. The value of online food ordering has surpassed phone ordering. And angel …

How To Eat Without Food

Chewing is so old-fashioned<p>Our attachment to food is antiquated. So the argument goes: It takes time and energy to buy and prepare, and it can lack nutrition (we tend to cook away the good stuff). We can now drink our meals. Meal-replacement shakes—different from protein drinks that serve as …

Corals Shine Light on Cancer Growth

The underwater fluorescent rainbow isn't just a tourist attraction<p>Corals in shallow water sometimes produce a fluorescent pigment that protects them from harmful solar rays, like a sunscreen. But when researchers from Israel and the U.K. found deepwater corals that produced a brilliant rainbow of …

Why two Googlers left the company's top-secret lab to create an app that aims to change how people talk to each other

One day, while he and his wife were both at work, he got a text message containing an audio file from his 20-month-old daughter's nanny.<p>When he finally downloaded the file as an MP3 and fired up his media player, he heard June, his 20-month-old daughter, say some of her first words: "I miss you, …

Scientists Find A Double Black Hole Inside A Nearby Quasar

Two holes in one!<p>The brightest objects in the universe have massive black holes at their hearts.<p>Quasars (“quasi-stellar radio sources”) can be brighter than entire galaxies, and they’re thought to be fueled by the friction and heat of stuff that’s getting swallowed up by a black hole. (Although …

5 Best and Worst Things to Buy Online

<i>By Cameron Huddleston</i><p>Most consumers browse online before they go into retail stores, regardless of where they eventually buy. Retail e-commerce sales increased more than 14 percent over the past year compared with just a 1.6 percent increase in total retail sales, according to the U.S. Census …

A Guide to Snorkeling With Turtles in Maui

In terms of cheesy Hawaiian jokes, it doesn’t get worse than this: “If it’s your first time snorkeling with Hawaiian Green sea turtle, you’re in for</i> …

21 Great Quotes to Read Before Going to Sleep

Everybody loves a good quote, and these words of wisdom can help you settle in for sweeter dreams and better night's sleep.<p>Mood and perspective play a significant role on our mindsets before bed, which can in turn influence our quality of sleep. Think about your own experiences -- is there a …

Octopus skin contains a light-sensitive pigment found in eyes, suggesting that these clever cephalopods can “see” without using their eyes<p>Octopuses are well known for changing the colour, patterning, and texture of their skin to blend into their surroundings and send signals to each other, an …

Biology

6 Apps for People Who Hate Apps

While smartphone apps are certainly as popular as ever, there’s also a revolt brewing against these attention-grabbing, notification-slinging …

Why American airports are so outdated compared to the rest of the world

Aviation was born in the U.S., and very quickly, American airplanes and American-trained pilots formed the backbone of global aviation. North America remains the world's largest aviation market today, yet U.S. air transport is no longer the envy of other nations.<p>America ranks a mediocre number 30 …

A Self-Balancing, Two-Wheeled Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Automotive<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Daniel Kim<p><b>Company:</b><p>Lit Motors<p><b>Invention:</b><p>C-1<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$3.5 million<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>Inside a three-story warehouse in San Francisco, bicycles stand next to Macintosh-topped …

Total eclipse of the moon on April 4!

Western North America will see the total eclipse before dawn April 4. Eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia see it on the evening of …

6 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Creative

One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

How social proof can help your website

Social Proof is the 'new marketing', the art of creating positive influence around your brand using our natural reliance on others for cues that …