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I'm Business Insider's math reporter, and these 10 everyday things drive me insane

Math, statistics, empirical analysis, and data visualization are all incredibly powerful tools for understanding the world.<p>Unfortunately, these tools are misused and abused in many ways that, to greater or lesser degrees, lead to confusion rather than clarification and make the world just a …

Mahabis Slippers

Mahabis have reinvented the slippers for everyday adventures. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, the Mahabis Slippers are lightweight and provides …

Audioengine D3

Audiophiles rejoice! Audioengine D3 is a digital to audio converter & headphone amplifier, what this means is you can bypass your computers headphone …

Lotus Belle Tent

Lotus Belle are makers of beautiful handmade glamping tents, combining the best qualities of the bell tent and the yurt. Made from high-quality …

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Kandolhu Resort | Maldives

Kandolhu is an exquisite Maldives resort located on the island of Kandolhu. The magical island features white sandy beaches and is home to one of the …

Airtype

Airtype is, the keyless keyboard of the future. The innovative device fits in the palm of your hand and let´s you type on any surface, it learns your …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Fantastic Commencement Speech

The oft-quoted astrophysicist lets loose on America’s incredible capacity for progress and innovation–as well as our straying from those ideals in …

What Happens If You Go Without Water? by SciShow

Hank Green of SciShow explains the stages of dehydration in the video, “What Happens If You Go Without Water?” It’s a follow up to the SciShow video, …

One Icon, One Detail: Paul Simonon's Trousers

<b>In a band</b> where looking cool was almost as important as the notes you played, Paul Simonon was in a league of his own. Balancing steady bass lines with a classic look, Simonon wasn't the loudest member of The Clash (in any sense), but he was certainly the most stylish.<p>Favoring timeless pieces over …

The 15 Most Important Minutes Of The Work Week

Feedback is a powerful management tool. But it’s often misused. Here 15Five CEO David Hassell discusses why every employee should spend 15 minutes per week answering four short questions. Could the end of the annual review be near?<p>How often do you and your boss have a real conversation about your …

6 Ways To Be A More Courageous Leader

Progress requires courage–but unfortunately, many leaders lack it. Here are simple tips that will help you make tough decisions with confidence.<p>I have great respect for professional baseball players; they are anything but wimpy. To stand in front of home plate with a ball heading toward your head …

4 Ways To Prevent Burnout Before It’s Too Late

Too burnt out to read this article about preventing burnout? Summon the strength!<p>This is what happens when you log one too many Red Bull-fueled 80-hour work weeks:<p>I remember coming home and curling up into a ball. I was so emotionally and physically exhausted, I couldn’t even move. My productivity …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Why Jawbone Up Was Redesigned To Support Nike+

By opening up their API, Jawbone has made a big, bold decision: Fitness devices are in this together.<p>Today, you can’t sync your Jawbone Up activity band with your Nike+ account. But technically speaking, there’s no reason you can’t. Because the fitness band has a new app called the Up Platform that …

Meet Deena Varshavskaya, CEO of Social Shopping Sensation Wanelo

Wanelo founder and CEO Deena Varshavskaya seems kind of obsessed with Squishables. They’re spherical stuffed animals that come in varieties like …

Forget that little TV screen — Microsoft has plans to turn your entire living room into a video game. Video, photos and a research report here: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/microsoft-illumiroom-research/

Jawbone Agrees To Acquire BodyMedia For $100M, Opens UP Platform For Developers

Jawbone hits big with two announcements: It will acquire BodyMedia and let developers build on its platform to help transform UP into an ecosystem. Among its 10 launch partners are Runkeeper, Sleepio, Withings, and IFTTT.<p>This morning, Jawbone, maker of the UP activity monitoring wristband, revealed …

J.C. Penney Releases New Ad Admitting It Screwed Up

Department-store chain looks to win back $4.3 billion in lost sales. "What matters with mistakes is what we learn."<p>J.C. Penney is apologizing to customers through a new television ad after a disastrous attempt at an overhaul led to billions in lost sales during the past year.<p>The department-store …

How Pixar made Monsters University, its latest technological marvel

<i>Monsters University</i>, the new animated film from Disney’s Pixar division that debuts on June 21, will serve as light summer entertainment for most audiences. But the light-hearted, character-driven film is also a technological marvel, like most computer-generated movies that are years in the …