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'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

Autonomous Cars

School Is Expensive. Is It Worth It?

For your kids, yes—at least assuming they graduate. But the author of ‘The Case Against Education’ says the benefits to society are vastly overstated.<p>Fairfax, Va.<p>If America listened to Bryan Caplan, he’d probably have to find another job. And he loves his job.<p>Mr. Caplan, 47, is a professor of …

Education

This Move From a Beachbody Trainer May Be the Most Effective Ab Exercise We've Ever Seen

Beachbody trainer Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21-Day Fix, loves to share her favorite moves from her latest program, 80-Day Obsession. We've seen her booty-sculpting cardio moves and the full-body move called the surrender to shoulder press.<p>She's back on Instagram, this time showing us this …

Exercise

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

James Comey

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

What Facebook’s privacy policy allows may surprise you | Toronto Star

“If you start typing something and change your mind and delete it, Facebook keeps those and analyzes them too,” Zeynep Tufekci, a prominent …

Privacy

The 9 Best Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home

Exercising at home is an attractive option, offering convenience as well as a way to save money and time. The real issue is how to create effective …

A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s an audacious proposal to get Californians out of their cars: a bill in the State Legislature that would allow eight-story buildings near major transit stops, even if local communities object.<p>The idea is to foster taller, more compact residential neighborhoods that wean people …

Urban Design

If You're Sick of Your Own Procrastinating BS, You Need to Read This

Is procrastination the name of your game? I feel you. I'm not sure what it about us humans, but when there's an unpleasant or tedious task at hand, I …

Success

5 Low-cost Ways to Market Your Start-up

Start-ups need visibility so that it gets noticed by investors, media and most importantly potential customers<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It's a dream of everyone to start something …

Startups

This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working On Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare's Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

Creative Writing

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AMERICA’S president has a winners-and-losers perspective on most, perhaps all, transactions. He thus believes that <b>persistent trade deficits are by</b> …

Learn How to Make Beautiful Apps With This Discounted Design Course

Design+Code2 is 74% off.<p>Whether you’re looking to have some fun, or looking to make a big old truckload of cash, the world of app design is seriously …

Apps

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

Large butts, big thighs: why weightlifting is so empowering to women

We’re always told to diet and tone – to take up less space, rather than more. Now I’m pumping iron and proud to be expanding<p>I remember the first time I tried to pull a bar off the floor loaded with two big weights. Unease pooled in my stomach. My trainer was patient, perhaps a little bemused. “I’ve …

Feminism

The Truth About the SAT and ACT

Myths abound about standardized tests, but the research is clear: They provide an invaluable measure of how students are likely to perform in college and beyond<p>By<p>Nathan Kuncel and<p>Paul Sackett<p>This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of U.S. high-school students will sit down to take the SAT, anxious …

College & University

iCloud or iMessage? AirDrop or email? Chart maps best ways to share iPhone photography

Sharing photos and videos that you shoot on your iPhone isn’t always totally straightforward. There are lots of common edge cases when formatting and quality just isn’t preserved, and it can be difficult to master what works and where without lots of experience. That’s why Johann Werk put together …

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage<p>Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale …

Clean Energy

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

How to start a business – eight first steps

On International Women’s Day, business owners offer aspiring female entrepreneurs some tips on where to start when starting-up.<p>1. Start with some market research<p>“When you have an amazing business idea, it’s oh-so-easy to dive<br>head first into building it,” says Pip Jamieson, founder of professional …

What does your accent say about you?

Accents can be subject to subtle forms of prejudice, but does that mean some are more appealing and trustworthy than others? BBC Future takes a look.<p>On 14 November 1922 the BBC broadcast its first radio report to the nation. We can’t listen to it because it was not recorded, but we know this: the …

Linguistics

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

Canada’s housing bubble is starting to burst

Soaring home prices, subprime lending, and huge debt levels have Canada on thin ice<p>Canada escaped the global financial crisis in 2008 unscathed relative to much of the developed world, but after 15 years of virtually uninterrupted home price appreciation, America’s neighbor to the north might be …

10 of the Highest Paying Gig Economy Jobs of 2018

Thinking about joining the gig economy? Here are some top-notch jobs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From flexible hours to being able to work from anywhere, it's no wonder people are opting to join the gig economy. There are more than 57 million freelancers in the …

Employment

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …

Alzheimer's Disease

I have 1,605 Facebook friends. Why do I feel so alone?

My name is Hadiya. And sometimes, I feel lonely.<p>Even the people who know me best would be astounded by that assertion. Most people would label me an …

Seven skills your teen needs to learn before entering college or university

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: …