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This Google job application asks applicants to improve the search engine’s homepage

Google has come up with a novel way to weed out candidates for its Google Creative Lab, a yearlong internship-like program where people work on experimental technology, such as the recently launched Chrome Music Lab.<p>Rather than providing a conventional form that applicants fill out, Google is now …

Watch: Meet Nadine, The 'Emotionally Intelligent' Companion Robot

She's here to look after you.<p>What will robots look like in the future? Will they retain obvious signs of their artificial nature, or will they …

Robotics

I spent 5 years studying rich people, and here's what they tend to have in common

Below is a snapshot of a typical millionaire from my study:<p>• <b>They're really rich.</b> They are worth at least $3.2 million. 16% of them are worth more than $5 million. They make at least $160,000 a year. Half of them make close to $500,000 a year.<p>• <b>They're not young.</b> 80% of them are 50 years of age or …

The first part of Rowling’s new online series History of Magic in North America sheds light on Native American magic – and expands the Harry Potter universe across the pond<p>Harry Potter author JK Rowling has published her first expansion of the magical universe she created in the bestselling fantasy …

Books

The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

Experts in UX, AI, and product design weigh in on the next big modality in computing.<p>“I wish I could touch you,” Theodore says, laying in bed. He’s met with silence. Rejection. Until she speaks up, tentatively. “How would you touch me?”<p>It’s a famously poignant scene from the movie <i>Her</i>, as the …

16 Uncomfortable Feelings That Actually Indicate You’re On The Right Path

Filed in Matrix Articles by MichelleWalling on December 28, 2015<p>By Brianna Wiest <br>Thoughtcatalog.com<p>Discomfort is what happens when we are on the …

This dude has a sick skill!!

This rock balancing is done by Michael Grab. He is an artist and has killer patience. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains: “The most …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Watch Einstein’s Theory of Relativity explained in a superfun 3-minute cartoon

Today is the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and what better way to celebrate that iconic moment in history than taking …

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment

6 Scientifically Proven Ways to Jump-Start Your Creativity | Inc.com

Some companies inspire their workers by overhauling their entire offices. But if a full redesign isn't in your budget, you can still help kickstart your employees' imaginations--or your own. Just start with these quick and frugal alternatives:<p>Debate<p>Sometimes critiquing someone else's ideas inspires …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Future technology: 22 ideas about to change our world

Floating farms, brain wave passwords, and coffee-powered cars are just some of the incredible inventions and innovations that will shape our</i> …

The 12 most innovative countries in the world

But for that to happen, a country must create an environment conducive to creative activity that is supported by both the public and private sectors.<p>More concretely, we're talking about having high-quality scientific research institutions, sufficient investment in research and development, and …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

37 Earl Nightingale Quotes That Will Empower You to Soar High | Inc.com

When you have an attitude of altitude, and when you are grateful for what you have, your chances to have a meaningful and successful life are greater. Start where you are now to develop this mindset. You have the potential to do many things, even those things you may think are impossible. Broaden …

25 Websites Other Than Social Media To Upgrade Your Life

Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making much of your internet usage wasteful? Social media can be so …

My 5-year study of rich and poor people found 4 types of habits that will keep you from getting rich

Your money habits can make you rich or put you in the poor house. According to a recent study by Brown University, in which nearly 50,000 families were surveyed, most of the habits we pick up in life come from our parents.<p>This includes money habits.<p>If your parents had bad money habits, it is likely …

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Google's Three-Step Formula for Happiness

Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan is on a mission to make the world more peaceful and people happier. The secret to happiness, he says, is in doing …

Here's Microsoft's latest big data project

Microsoft (MSFT) is hard at work on a new platform that will let developers easily build cloud computing services and mobile applications that can …

Secrets To Success: 6 Tips From The Most Successful People

What are the secrets to success? Well, successful people work hard. But you work hard too, right?And if you keep working harder and harder you’re …

Every episode of ‘Mr. Robot’ got a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

If you haven’t been watching <i>Mr. Robot</i> over the past several weeks, you’ve missed out on the best show of the summer. Ill admit, when I first saw a …

7 Success Habits of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Once in a while you need to kick some serious butt: finish off a huge project, finally put to bed a task you can't keep putting off, or just knock out a ton of work in one day (like the day I wrote the first draft of my book proposal.)<p>When you <i>really</i> need to perform, business as usual won't cut it: …

Company bets on the Hub with open protocols to securely connect to range of sensors and third-party smarthome accessories as it takes on Apple and Google<p>Samsung has launched a new hub for smarthome devices, which it hopes will kickstart the evolution of the internet of things (IoT).<p>Its Hub will …

Internet of Things

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A Relaxing Yoga Sequence You Can Do In Bed

I love to sleep. My life encourages me to burn bright most of the time, so I fully embrace rest whenever I can take it. Though sleep isn't the only …

Yoga