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The Truth About Standing Desks And Productivity

If excessive sitting is bad and standing while working is good, then surely the right desk will make us all much more productive, right?<p>If you learned that you could increase your productivity by almost 50% by making one near-effortless change, you’d probably try it. But at what point would you …

Ergonomics

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

'Machine learning' is a revolution as big as the internet or personal computers

It used to be the case that you had to program a computer so that it knew how to do things. Now computers can learn from experience.<p>The breakthrough is called "machine learning." It's unimaginably important for understanding where technology is going, and where society is going with it.<p>Netflix's …

The Ugly Truth About Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

3 Tips for Turning a Company Into a Brand

Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a unique brand and gaining credibility.<p>Boosting online visibility has never been more important. Because of this, the number one job for companies online is building a …

Marketing

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

During his powerful eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the former South Carolina State Senator and beloved Reverend of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church who was tragically murdered in a vicious mass shooting, President Obama spoke passionately to Pinckney's embodiment of spiritual principles.<p>"We are here today to …

Why Customer Gratitude Trumps Loyalty

Brands want loyal customers. They buy more, pay more, and refer more. But research shows that loyalty is in decline. Consumers are considering more brands and switching providers more frequently than ever before.<p>So what can marketers do with their loyalty programs to earn greater trust, commitment …

Customer Experience

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

We're learning more about the CIA 'cover-up' surrounding JFK's assassination

Just after noon on November 22, 1963, the US lost its 35th president to a bullet in Dallas.<p>The assassination of President John F. Kennedy spurred numerous conspiracy theories, many of which doubted whether sniper Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and asserting that the CIA was involved.<p>And now, a …

Research Says Most Entrepreneurs Have This Surprising Thing In Common (I'm Concerned You Won't Like It)

Creativity, resourcefulness, and leadership are important--but another characteristic gives many successful entrepreneurs a huge advantage.<p>Quiz time. What's the most important characteristic of a majority of successful entrepreneurs? Is it:<p><i>High appetite for risk?</i><i>Great ideas?</i><i>Creative</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Ben Carson's 'The View' interview was epic

Joy Behar asks Ben Carson about gun control. YouTube/screengrab<p>Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson went toe-to-toe with the hosts of "The View" on Tuesday.<p>It wasn't a standard presidential-candidate interview.<p>Whoopi Goldberg's first two questions to the soft-spoken Republican were: No. 1, whether he …

Hillary Clinton has unveiled her first truly interesting economic proposal

During a speech in New York, she detailed a plan to hike taxes on income from investments that high-income Americans hold for less than six years. It is part of a broader platform designed to fight what she refers to as "quarterly capitalism"—corporate America's focus on maintaining short-term …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

High School

I tried HTC's insane virtual reality headset, and I'm convinced the world is about to change forever

I just tried HTC's virtual reality headset Vive, and I'm certain we're on the precipice of a major change in computing. This is going to change the world as we know it. Really.<p>The HTC Vive was born out of a partnership with Valve, one of the most important gaming companies in the industry: Valve …

Why Millennials May Be Risking Their Retirements with This Investment

Young investors are being targeted by salespeople pushing a complex annuity with a tempting guarantee.<p>Memo to Millennials: Don’t be surprised if an …

Retirement

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

<b>(romakoma via Shutterstock)</b><p>The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>Larry Schwartz<p>July 15, 2015 5:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem …

Income Inequality

The Road to Success Is Boring — and That's OK

For a long time I was only “half in” my business.<p>I had a good idea. It was sort of working. But life kept getting in the way. I always had a reason …

Motivation

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Pluto's deepest mysteries may be revealed on July 14

Pluto, get ready for your closeup.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe — the first-ever spacecraft designed to study Pluto and its many moons — is about to fly …

What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?)

What does UI design look like after screens go away? Fjord’s Andy Goodman explains.<p>For better or worse, a large amount of design work these days is visual. That makes sense, since the most essential products we interact with have screens. But as the internet of things surrounds us with devices that …

Product Design

When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

In a small, sparse makeshift lab, Melissa Malzkuhn practices her range of motion in a black, full-body unitard dotted with light-reflecting nodes. She's strapped on a motion capture, or mocap, suit. Infrared cameras that line the room will capture her movement and translate it into a 3-D character, …

Obama to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay

If you earn a salary, you probably don’t expect to make any overtime wages on top of it. But federal law does protect salaried workers from being …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

Holus brings 3D holograms to the home and office

Can we truly say mobile technology puts the world in our hands, when all we can see is 2D images in a flat (or slightly curved) screen? Technology continues to improve and I say it’s time for the true next-generation devices to hit the store shelves. VR and Augmented reality are the first things …

6 myths that prevent people from learning multiple languages

You're probably familiar with the romanticized image of the polyglot. It goes something like this:<p>After attending the recent polyglot conference in Berlin, I can tell you that I didn't meet a single person who comes close to that description (although I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind it).<p>It's true …

NASA is investing in eco-friendly supersonic airplane travel

Unless you have access to a F-22 fighter jet, you probably haven’t been able to fly faster than the speed of sound since the last Concorde flight in 2003. NASA wants to change this. The agency said that it is spending over $6 million to fund research into cheaper and greener supersonic travel.<p>This …

Aviation

When, How and Where to Promote Your Content on Social Media

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. I can’t do that. But sometimes I feel just as skilled when I can manage the multiple arms of content marketing.<p>The process requires so much: …

Social Media