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Mayonnaise is disgusting, and science agrees

Do you side with science on this important issue?<p>For much of the past year, I have fought a one-sided battle with a popular fast casual restaurant chain that we’ll call “Ready.” Unlike most restaurants, Ready doesn't make sandwiches, assemble salads, or otherwise perform acts of cookery upon …

Food

Descent

<b>Scientists link DNA variations to major depression for the first time</b><br>Arielle Duhaime-Ross, www.theverge.com<p>Occasionally science likes to remind us …

Scientific Research

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Why Poverty Is Like a Disease - Issue 47: Consciousness

On paper alone you would never guess that I grew up poor and hungry.My most recent annual salary was over $700,000. I am a Truman National Security …

Ask These 9 Questions Before Every Meeting To Avoid Wasting Time

A lot of meetings are pointless. But they don’t have to be.<p>Many activities suck up a lot of our time at work. And no activity feels more like a time suck than pointless meetings.<p>Of course, not all meetings are a waste of time. If done right, a meeting can solve problems or convey information …

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How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the …

George Clooney

As fact checkers proliferate, where are the policy checkers?

<b>The failures of the press</b> in the 2016 election have by now become familiar: an over-emphasis on personality and politics, a lack of detailed coverage …

Journalism

Amazon STEM Club sends your kids a science toy every month

Hey kids -- time for some science! Amazon has launched a new service that will mail you an educational toy every month.<p>Amazon's STEM Club selects a toy from the retailer's range of science, technology, engineering and math toys, including programmable robots, crystal kits and chemistry sets. …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Here Is a List of Every Other Year-End List Worth Reading

There are too many memes, too many sneaker trends, too many must-stream podcasts for any one person — or one best-of list — to keep up with. So …

Should we scrap benefits and pay everyone £100 a week?

The idea of a universal basic income is about to leap from the margins to the mainstream, bringing promises of a happier and healthier population<p>Imagine a Britain where the government pays every adult the basic cost of living. Whether rich or poor – or, crucially, whether you’re in paid employment …

How An Open-Source Cloud Storage Company Is Taking On Amazon and Google

The little guy, with big capacity<p>Backblaze's first server was built in a plywood box in 2007. Now the company, which is dedicated to offering personal cloud backups, stores 200 petabytes in total. (That's 200 million gigabytes.)<p>But this cloud storage company doesn't look like the big names in the …

FiiO's sweet little $40 USB digital converter-headphone amplifier

FiiO's K1 USB digital converter has been buried under a pile of crap on my desk for months, but it's not my fault. The K1 is so darned small it's easy to lose track of, but now that I've gotten around to listening to it I'm here to spread the news: this super-affordable gizmo is really pretty …

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UBdwondaelin II By Helios-spada

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Digitalexrth: Zauberhaft By Oer-Wout

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The Show at Crater Lake

Children on their boat

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Life Itself: These Videos Show Thousands Of Cells Growing And Dividing Inside An Embryo

For the first time, scientists can map embryogenesis in fruit flies, zebra fish, and mice.<p>If scientists could watch an embryo’s cells develop in real time, they might be able to understand, track, and ultimately prevent, the formation of mutations and diseases in human infants. Recently, …

Staraya Ladoga...

Manhattanhenge 7/11/2014

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Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Balloon over Bagan. There was only one balloon in 2000 when I took one of the first flights to shoot for natgeo story on Marco Polo. Now there are more than 20 taking tourists twice a day on one of the most popular balloon rides worldwide. From the air, you can photograph more than 4,000 pagodas and temples in what was the capital of the first Burmese empire. #myanmar #bagan #burma #hotairballoon

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity