Kaihan Atasoy

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The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

Bill Gates

Obama's Big Tax Proposals Are Already Getting The Cold Shoulder

As Obama continues to signal what he will propose during Tuesday's State of the Union address, senior administration officials said during the weekend that he will call for raising the capital gains rate on top income earners and eliminating a tax break on inheritances. The revenue generated by …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Five of the most influential moments in State of the Union history

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday, here’s a look back at five of the most influential moments in the history of the speech (or message; from 1801-1913 it was not a spoken address).<p>James Monroe, 2 December 1823: no to ‘future …

History

The Search for a Slogan

What Hillary, Jeb, Rand and the rest could learn from the history of campaign catchphrases.<p>With the dawn of the new year, the campaigns for president are moving into high gear, at least in private. Strategies are being fine-tuned, consultants and staff are being hired, donors are choosing sides. …

History

What I Learned When I Moved to America

I grew up in the Middle East living between Egypt and the Gulf region until I was 21. I did not see many differences between these countries in the overall lifestyle, religion and the language yet I experienced the uniqueness of each country's culture. While moving from any country (or even a …

Inside Putin’s Information War

I spent years working for Russian channels. What I saw would terrify the West.<p>There were more than 20 of us sitting around the long conference table: tanned broadcasters in white silk shirts, politics professors with sweaty beards and heavy breath, ad execs in trainers—and me. There were no women. …

Russia

10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are—most of the time—discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more influential. We’re interested in meeting the …

Billionaire CEOs With The Biggest Paychecks

[gallery2012]<p>The highest-earning billionaire CEO in the Unites States received a salary of just $1 in 2012.<p>In fact, that’s what Richard Kinder has …

$400 Million Later and L.A. Is the First Major City With Synchronized Red Lights

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Los Angeles is a great city for a lot of reasons. Traffic is not one of them. So, over the past …

The 10 Best Universities in America

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, offer a full range of undergraduate …

College & University

The 50 Best Colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, only one thing matters: how much that school will help you succeed in life. And with college tuition at record highs and staggering unemployment rates, it's more important than ever to select a school wisely.<p>For our fourth annual list of the Best …

Ivy League Admissions Letters Just Went Out, And Acceptance Rates Are Lower Than Ever

Admissions decisions for the Ivy League schools went live at 5pm EST, and acceptance rates at the most selective schools were expected to hit record lows.<p>While not every college has released acceptance statistics yet, Princeton said it had offered admission to 7.3 percent of almost 26,500 …

A $6.2 Million Apartment for a 2-Year-Old? Such is NYC's Luxury Housing Market