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Body, heal thyself

The frontier of science is looking inward to fix what ails us.<p>Ever since a savanna dweller first slapped mud on a wound to ward off flies—and infection—our frail human bodies have relied on creative intervention to survive. Science has since come up with all manner of potions and procedures (from …

How system thinking is killing your creativity

an organization is not a system<p>The new open participatory organization (OPO) paradigm entails a move from thinking in terms of systems that can be …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job | Inc.com

Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this survey say they expect to work remotely in the future.<p>Yet for many, working from home is still …

Introduction to Systems Thinking

System. We hear and use the word all the time. “There’s no sense in trying to buck the system,” we might say. Or, “This job’s getting out of control, …

InterAct

Rescuers search rubble in east China after tornado kills 98

The Beatles Ignored Their (Surprisingly Harsh) Early Critics, and You Should Too | Inc.com

You have an idea. It's new. It's different. You're psyched.<p>So naturally you start to share your idea with other people--and suddenly everyone's a critic.<p>Your friends hate the idea. Your family hates the idea. (Theoretically) knowledgeable and experienced people hate the idea.<p>And, understandably, …

Detail

The growing global demand for animal products also offers poor livestock keepers the opportunity to switch from the subsistence to the market …

Agriculture

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

Just as it was 100 years ago and just as it is today, every camera—be it film or digital—is nothing more than a lightproof box with a lens at one end …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners – Photography Basics

<b>Aperture</b> is one of the three pillars of photography, with the other two being ISO and Shutter Speed. It might be the single most important camera …

VALUE CHAIN MAPPING WITH A GREEN LENS

The design of products, processes, and systems in agribusinesses should not only seek economic benefits for shareholders and value for customers, but …

If A Network Is Broken, Break It More

From the World Wide Web to the electrical grid, networks are notoriously difficult to control. A disturbance to just one part of the system can …

Santa Barbara

What Apple won’t tell you: The iPhone 5s is outselling the 5c nearly four-to-one

So much for demand for a “cheap” iPhone. In the first weekend it was available, the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c by a factor of 3.7 worldwide, says mobile and app analytics company Localytics. Apple hasn’t released the breakdown of sales for the iPhone 5s and 5c, and has only announced that 9 million …

Is Feed the Future helping farmers adapt to climate change?

It should come as no surprise that rural Senegalese farmers like Odette Camara are already having to adapt to climate change. Given the pattern of dwindling and more erratic rainfall and increases in temperature (pdf) in the Kédougou region of south-eastern Senegal where she lives, the growing …

India's mobile school for blind students puts empowerment on the curriculum

In Trivandrum, Kerala, when blind children cannot go to school, school goes to them. Through an innovative project called <i>Jyothirgamaya,</i> or from darkness to light, a converted rickshaw carries a computer, printer, Braille slates and white canes to homes across the city in the southern Indian …

MOVABLE Raises $1.9 Million In Seed Funding, Now For An A-Round

Wrist-worn activity monitors abound these days, from Nike’s FuelBand to Jawbone’s UP system and Fitbit’s activity products. Newcomer to the space, MOVABLE, just got fueled up to compete, taking $1.9 million in seed funding.<p>The Cleveland, Ohio-based company’s MOVband operates by using a device that …

How Complexity Science Could Help Fix Health Care | WIRED

Health care is a morass, a quagmire, a slough of policy despond, but perhaps complexity science can help chart a path forward.<p>On the day of the …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case …

Scientists link oil industry with Oklahoma's biggest earthquake

Scientists have linked oil drilling in Oklahama to the biggest earthquake in the state's history. New research, published in the journal <i>Geology</i>, suggests that the expansion of wastewater, injected into Oklahoma's sealed oil wells, placed enough stress on "reservoir-bounding faults" to trigger three …