Muhammad Arrabi

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Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

Post-Election, US Apparel Spend Is Just as Divided as the Country

Data shows Donald Trump supporters, buoyed by his win, spent more on apparel after the US election than Hillary Clinton supporters.<p><b>NEW YORK, United</b> …

The Emotion Journal wins the Disrupt London 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize

It’s been a long night at the Copper Box Arena in London. The arena hosted the handball competition of the Summer Olympics a few years ago. But this weekend has been all about a different kind of competition — the Disrupt London Hackathon.<p>Some of them were participating in our event for the first …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Nestle touts new technology to reduce sugar in chocolate

LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food group, said it had devised a new technology that has the potential to reduce sugar in some of its confectionery products by up to 40 percent without affecting the taste.<p>Kitkat chocolate bars as seen at a rack of PT Nestle in Jakarta, …

Emerging Technology

Why I’d Love to Be a College Student Again

Bill Gates visits Caltech, where they're working on research to improve health, find new energy sources, and make the world a better place.

Bill Gates

Scientists have officially named the four newest elements of the periodic table

With only 118 elements in the periodic table, it’s a rare day in science when four new elements get bestowed their names. Yet that’s exactly what happened yesterday (Nov. 30) when the official chemistry body announced that it had approved the proposed names for four elements discovered and …

Chemistry

Google Timelapse shows how humans have destroyed Earth over 32 years

Google recently updated their Earth Timelapse, which reveals the devastating impact human beings had on Earth between 1984 and 2016. From retreating …

Time-lapse Photography

This investment bank presentation breaks down the complicated digital ad industry in 2016

After demystifying the multi-billion digital marketing industry in a presentation last year, the investment bank LUMA Partners has just released its annual State of Digital Marketing presentation.<p>This year it covers LUMA's views on the market, five industry trends — including the rise of artificial …

AdTech

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

A Silicon Valley startup that flips houses just got valued at $1 billion

Opendoor Labs Inc. has joined the "unicorn" club of startups valued at more than $1 billion (£800 million) after its fourth and latest funding round, led by Norwest Venture Partners, Bloomberg reports.<p>The San Francisco startup, founded in 2014, has a simple business model — it buys houses in cash, …

Real Estate

Amazon, Cyber Monday and the flywheel of doom

By Brad Stone<p><i>I oversee tech coverage at Bloomberg and am taking over the Monday edition of the Fully Charged newsletter, to complement installments</i> …

Zayd's Blog – Why is machine learning 'hard'?

There have been tremendous advances made in making machine learning more accessible over the past few years. Online courses have emerged, …

They may save us yet: Scientists found a way to turn our carbon emissions into rock

Earlier this year, a project in Iceland reported an apparent breakthrough in the safe underground storage of the principal greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide — an option likely to be necessary if we’re to solve our global warming problem.<p>The Carbfix project, run by a leading Icelandic producer of …

UCSF, Harvard study finds vacation and meditation lead to 'quantifiable change' in well-being

Thanks to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Harvard Medical School, you now have a scientific reason for taking a resort vacation.<p>In what sounds like the best study ever, 64 women (aged 30-60) were sent to a serene resort in …

Deep Neural Network Learns to Judge Books by Their Covers - MIT Technology Review

The idiom “never judge a book by its cover” warns against evaluating something purely by the way it looks. And yet book covers are designed to give …

Machine Learning

The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

Dear Founders, Here Are My KPIs

Every day I meet with Founders and I ask them a variety of questions. While no two conversations flow in exactly the same way, I’m usually learning a …

China gets a new billionaire every 5 days

<b>Asia has reportedly produced a new billionaire every week.</b><p>Well, it turns out to be much faster than that.<p>A new report by UBS and …

Entrepreneurship

It’s No Accident Some Cities Have Higher Well-Being–It’s Because They Discourage Driving

The finding comes from Gallup, the polling group, and Healthways, a corporate health plan provider. They created an “Active Living” score for 48 …

San Francisco

17 Ways People Eat Eggs Around the World

Getting tired of the same old scrambled eggs? Shake up your morning routine with these egg recipes from all around the world, including shakshuka, Scotch eggs, a French omelet, and more must-try recipes you might not have had before. Celebrate World Egg Day (Friday, Oct. 14), or any other day, by …

Google is turning Maps into a social platform

Google will sunset photo-sharing site Panoramio as it focuses on building out features in Google Maps, Digital Trends reports.<p>For context, Panoramio allows users to upload and share their photos by location on Google Maps and Google Earth. However, Google would like users to upload their photos …

Google Maps

Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

Source{d}, a Spanish startup using AI to match developers to jobs, raises $6M

Source{d} provides an interesting use-case for AI. The Spain-headquartered startup, which today is announcing $6 million in Series A funding, is using deep learning to help startups and larger companies recruit developers. Specifically, its AI tech is analysing the code of millions of developers …

Startups

The Intellectual Yet Idiot

(Chapter in Skin in the game )<p>What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of …

There's a crazy amount of evidence that every weekend should be a 3-day weekend

National holidays that fall on a Monday — like Labor Day — shouldn't be the only reason Americans get three days off.<p>According to research from the worlds of psychology and business, it might be better if it happened every week.<p>Over the last several years, a number of companies around the world …

Employment

France overtakes Britain as world's No. 5 economy after pound drops

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Britain were vying for fifth place on the list of the world’s biggest economies on Wednesday, with France nudging ahead after a renewed slump in the pound in the wake of the Brexit vote, Reuters calculations showed.<p>The French flag is pictured at the Elysee Palace …

France

Google twists the knife, asks for sanctions against Oracle attorney

What Google doesn't want you to know: It pays Apple $1 billion to be on the iPhone.<p>The second <i>Oracle v. Google</i> trial drew to a close in May, when a …

Sanctions