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Google commits $150 million to diversity

Google is taking a uniquely Google-esque approach to increasing the diversity of its workforce.<p>The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant is trying to get more women and minorities into technology with an ambitious, $150 million plan. Google told CNNMoney half that money will go to outside organizations …

Tumblr’s Mobile App Will Now Add ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons To Select Posts

Tumblr today introduced a change to its service that will encourage users to purchase or fund products and campaigns on other websites, including Etsy’s online marketplace and Kickstarter, for example. With an update to its mobile application for iOS, posts that link to those sites as well as …

eCommerce

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s Day because you both agreed it’s stupid, only your partner didn’t <i>quite</i> mean it?<p>Whatever …

Psychology

Nature and Sex Redefined - we have never been binary | Vanessa Heggie

Photograph: Guardian<p>Tests for Barr bodies can easily be performed on cheek cells taken by a simple oral swab - the simplicity of the test is probably part of the reason it lasted for so long in international …

A Blueprint for Middle-Class Economics

America's resurgence is real. With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.<p>Now we have to choose what we want that future to look like. Will we accept an …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

Five questions about HTC’s role in the Beats lawsuit

On Tuesday, Monster, the first manufacturer of Beats headphones, filed a civil complaint in California court alleging that Beats essentially swindled …

Slavoj Žižek: Democracy and Capitalism Are Destined to Split Up

<b>Slavoj Zizek:</b> Well people often ask me how can you be so stupid and still proclaim yourself a communist. What do you mean by this? Well, I have …

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Andy Murray announces Kim Sears engagement... and sacks coaches Dani Vallverdu and Jez Green

Andy Murray is to marry long-term girlfriend Kim Sears, with his own hotel the possible venue, but while one union was announced another came to an abrupt end<p>The tennis season might have finished but Andy Murray’s personal narrative took some unexpected turns on Wednesday as he became engaged to …

21 Things No One Tells You About Working From Home

The good, the bad, the everything<p><b>1. Working from home is great.</b> <br>No, seriously, it is a dream come true. There's no commute, you can eat cereal all the time, and there's a TV right down the hall. Or right next to you.<p><b>2. There's no commute.</b> <br>And no bathroom line. Like, ever!<p><b>3. You control the</b> …

The Week in Review: Remembering Oscar de la Renta, Celebrating Fashion

Oscar de la Renta shaped the meaning of elegance. With his tasteful lines, flowing silhouettes and bold colors, de la Renta proved great art in any …

Oscar de la Renta

What Your Wine Choice Says About You

An unscientific analysis of your personality type based on your favorite vino.<p><b>Champagne:</b> You have a closet full of cashmere sweaters and Manolo Carolynes, your favorite place in the world is Paris and all your Instagram photos (of macarons, pretty stationery and flowers) have a dreamy pink filter. …

Prof Brian Cox: 'There’s a naivety in saying there is no God’

Professor Brian Cox talks about religion, alien life and the Reithian ideals behind his new TV series<p>Once he was a scientist who used to be a rockstar, now he’s a rockstar scientist. So successful have his TV programmes become that Professor Brian Cox is more in the limelight now than he ever was …

Human rights reforms: The cases targeted by Conservatives' new plan

Wide-ranging proposals have been unveiled by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, to give British courts the final say on human rights issues, dramatically reducing the influence of Strasbourg<p>Human rights laws which are deeply unpopular with some Conservative MPs would be dramatically reformed if …

11 Problems Only Perfectionists Understand

There's no such thing as "good enough."<p><b>1. You're not satisfied unless you see results.</b> You could be scrambling to meet a huge deadline at work or just trying to make the perfect fruit tart. If your dish doesn't look like it should be in a cooking magazine, you're not satisfied and feel like nothing …

Going green with envy in the Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid

The Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid combines the potential to do 100mpg with consummate luxury and scorching performance<p>The <b>Mercedes</b> S500 Plug-in Hybrid is the latest addition to the German company’s well received top-of-the-line executive range. Think of it as a very plush £87,965 Prius, delivering …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Amazon's Stunning New London HQ Has A Garden On The Roof

The site, Principal Place, is in the trendy Shoreditch area of London where a lot of tech startups have made their home (including Business Insider U.K.).<p>The new tower will be completed in 2016 and house 5,000 employees.<p>We got some photos of the new joint from Brookfield, the building's developer, …

If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding …

Adopting Big Data for Business Decision-Making

Big Data is one of the hottest topics in business right now and continues to be at the forefront of organizations’ strategy, particularly as it has the potential to transform IT departments into empowered strategic partners within business. To better understand this trend, we asked customers at EMC …

The Latest LinkedIn Features You Should Start Using Today

The folks at LinkedIn are busy. They are rolling out refinements and new features at an unprecedented rate. Staying on top of these opportunities is the key to staying on top of your online personal branding. If you want your profile to stand out, start using my five favorite LinkedIn upgrades.<p><b>1.</b> …

How to promote data security in the workplace? A roundtable report

Online security is rarely out of the headlines these days as hackers focus their attacks on the world's top websites, compromising the data of millions of users. From the Heartbleed bug, which has undermined web encryption, to everyday criminals looking to steal online bank details, the pressure is …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

The Rudeboy Is Back!

Photos<p>The rudeboy is making a comeback! Or so it seems from a new exhibit at the Somerset House in London, which features photographs of the …

Google must remove list of websites around the world, Canadian court rules

Where does this stop?<p>Courts in Europe have been forcing Google(s goog) to scrub embarrassing search results, and now one in Canada has made an even …