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This Is the No. 1 Factor That Determines How Long You'll Live (It's Truly Grim)

A researcher sheds light on the difference your zip code makes.<p>Just six miles and seven subway stops separate a gaping disparity in life expectancy in Chicago.<p>If you live in the Loop, an affluent neighborhood Chicago's city center, the average life expectancy is 85. That's on par with Japan, one of …

Community Health

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Stitch Fix: The Amazing Use Case Of Using Artificial Intelligence In Fashion Retail

Stitch Fix, established in 2011 in San Francisco, has disrupted the fashion retail industry. With input from the customer and collaboration between artificial intelligence (AI) and human stylists, the online styling subscription service eliminates the need for their customers to go out and shop for …

Artificial Intelligence

Industrial Design: Bunk - The wireless smartphone battery

Let's take a look at this minimal and colourful concept by Will Kail who is a Product Design Graduate based in Norwich, UK. His concept? A wireless …

Gear & Gadgets

This Smart Luggage Company Is Going Out Of Business

It was fun while it lasted.<p>An airline ban on battery-powered smart bags has forced another upstart luggage company to wind down operations.<p>Raden, a four-year-old smart luggage company, told BuzzFeed News that it was forced to shut down after airlines began requiring passengers remove and check the …

These are the designers behind the world's most iconic gadgets

Products from companies like Apple and Dyson have transformed the world we live in, and not simply because of their amazing capabilities. We take a …

This amazing fabric can change its color on demand

Fashion and textiles may be among the last places you’d expect to see innovation. But college researchers in Florida have figured out a revolutionary fabric that can alter its color with a mild change in temperature.<p>Now fashion designers will be able to modify your handbag or scarf to match the …

Off-White and Browns Launch a Worldwide Exclusive Collaboration

Prestigious boutique Browns launches an exclusive collaboration with Virgil Abloh's Off-White.<p>The collaborative collection sees some of Off-White's …

Shoes

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.<p>Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. …

Artificial Intelligence

New polymer could make for infinitely-recyclable plastics

As useful as it is, plastic isn't the most environmentally-friendly material. Our constant use of the stuff has seen huge amounts of it lodged in …

More Recycling Can’t Fix The Fundamental Flaws With Fast Fashion

Everyone in fashion is talking about “circularity,” but just focusing on reuse isn’t enough to lower the industry’s massive carbon footprint.<p>Imagine if every piece of clothing you own could be recycled into fully new garments when they were worn out, or when you grew bored of them. This concept, …

Sustainability

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Second Company Develops Sustainable Mushroom-Grown Leather, Will Debut it This Saturday

Mylo is tough, supple, eco-friendly, looks and feels like leather, and requires no animals<p>Remember MycoWorks, the company that developed leather that …

Stella McCartney: ‘Only 1% of clothing is recycled. What are we doing?’

Stella McCartney is a designer, a businesswoman and an environmental activist, but of the three, she says, fashion will always come first. “It has to, you see. Because the only way for <i>me</i> to start the conversation I want to start is by making a product that <i>you</i> want to buy and that <i>you</i> are going to …

Red Carpet

Nike’s New Flyprint Sneaker Is as Cool as It Is Extremely Confusing

A new 3D-printed upper looks awesome, but how it works is, um, still a mystery.<p>Nike is known for making cool sneakers that don't just look great—they actually push the whole footwear industry forward with them. In the 1980s, Nike Air set a new standard of comfort and performance; in 2012 Flyknit …

This Bag has Three-factor Security!

The guys at XD Design have a reputation of building some of the most criminal-confusing bags. Their bags are designed to cater to the user’s style …

These Are the Most Comfortable T-Shirts to Travel In

It’s a no-brainer that T-shirts are the absolute best items to travel in. While I don’t wear tees every day of the week, I’d consider myself to be a …

Want Your Employees to Rave About Your Leadership Skills? Make Sure Any of These 6 Things Happen Daily

It's been found that you can achieve great results and have meaningful relationships at the same time.<p>Whether your company is a startup or an established firm, I want to share about a compelling leadership model that will get the best out of employees.<p>It's based on the seminal research of Dr. Jim …

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

10 Cool Jackets You Can Wear Year-Round

Each of these cool jackets are timeless, stylish and can be worn year-round - making them excellent wardrobe investments.

Men's Fashion

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

The Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail, According to 14 International Accelerators

The only mystery about startup failure is why founders keep making the same mistakes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As speakers, advisers and trainers in the entrepreneurial space, we’ve been particularly excited by our December survey of the principles of 14 …

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Banish Infection With These 5 Powerful All-Natural Antibiotics

Since the discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s and the development of new products through the 1980s, it has become much harder for scientists to …

Google's talking AI is indistinguishable from humans

Tacotron 2 is Google's new text-to-speech system, and as heard in the samples below, it sounds indistinguishable from humans.<p>From Quartz:<p>The system …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

World Trade Center

New Google Search Tool for Creatives: Upload an Image, Shows you Artwork With Same Color Palette

This is pretty wicked: Google's Arts & Culture Experiments team has created Art Palette, a free, online tool that lets you plug in a palette--or …

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Facebook

What Is the Difference Between Marketing, Advertising, and Branding? A Simple Analogy to Help Explain

To understand the differences between these concepts, simply apply them to you.<p>In my work with entrepreneurs and business students, I often hear marketing strategies explained as "having social media," "having an online brand," or "advertising a lot."<p>These explanations make me cringe because, while …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …