Mason Kolendrianos

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Oil’s Trump factor: Major Canadian source of climate pollution may go bust — what does that mean?

The Canadian oil sands are one of the world’s largest sources of climate pollution and America’s biggest oil source<p>The Canadian oil sands are one of the world’s largest sources of climate pollution and America’s biggest source of imported oil. And they may be about to go bust.<p>Canada’s oil sands, …

12 book recommendations from Stanford's business school faculty and alumni

A reading list of books written or recommended by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni and faculty:

The Gamblers Behind Tech’s Biggest Deal Ever

<b>By Michal Lev-Ram</b><p>Photograph by Wesley Mann<p>December 27, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>How a computer mogul and a private-equity rising star paved the way for the …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Ingredients You Should Add To Your Smoothie If You Want to Lose Weight

Beef up your shake so you’re not starving 20 minutes later<p>If you’re looking to shed some weight, consistency really is key: Thick, lower-calorie shakes can actually keep you fuller longer than higher-calorie, thinner shakes can, we recently reported.<p>Still, crafting a perfectly dense drink can be …

If you want to explore the world, this is your super-yacht

The yacht's owner, Francois Fiat, chose the yard because he wanted a boat that would be as robust as the commercial vessels Piriou has built in its 50-year history.<p>Fiat named the boat after Alexandre Yersin, the Swiss born, French scientist and adventurer who traveled the world to find cures for …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

You've Been Using Your Rice Cooker Wrong The Entire Time

Another awesome reason to whip out your rice cooker.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Blue Velvet Cake Ingredients:<p>- White cake mix<p>- 1/4 cup of buttermilk<p>- 1/3 cup of oil<p>- 3 eggs<p>- 1 Tbsp. of cocoa powder<p>- 2 tsp of royal blue food color<p>Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:<p>- 8 oz of cream cheese<p>- 1/2 cup of …

NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The Martian,’ a film adaptation of Andy Weir’s book about one man’s struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the No. 1 spot at the box office this …

Space Science

This TED Talk Will Change the Way You Run Your Company

The drive for clarity, measurement, and accountability is killing productivity. If you expect excellence from your employees, this is what it takes to get it.<p>TED speaker Yves Morieux knows a thing or two about how to run an organization. He’s a senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group, and an …

TED Talks

Why Tesla Struggles in Germany

Tesla Motors Inc. has built a cult following in the U.S. for its high-powered electric sports cars. In Europe’s biggest car market, consumers are …

One of the strongest engines of economic growth started slowing 10 years ago — and it's not coming back

Economics professor Charles Goodhart and his team at Morgan Stanley published a note on global demographics on Wednesday with some fantastic charts that show just how much the shape of the world's population is changing and how it will affect us.<p>During the second half of the 20th century, there was …

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

How to buy an iPhone using Apple’s new iPhone Upgrade Program

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the "iPhone Upgrade Program" towards the tail end of Apple's two-hour presentation on Wednesday. It's a new system where customers can get the latest iPhone each year — plus AppleCare+ coverage— by buying an unlocked iPhone through Apple in small monthly installments, …

How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics

The center of gravity for economic thought in the United States has long been found along the two miles in Cambridge, Mass., that run between Harvard University and M.I.T. But there is new competition for that title, and it is quite a bit farther west.<p>Stanford University has lured an all-star …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

Six Lessons in Critical Thinking from a Professional Critical Thinker

We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for <i>Spartan Up! The Podcast</i> to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking. Through her research, Mish found that analytical thinking, developing interpersonal relationships, and …

16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"They …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

5 Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

#3: Avoid time wasters.<p>When I finished my five-year study on the habits of 233 self-made millionaires, I made a breakthrough discovery. Nearly every …

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Psychology

Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

Are some things too smart to eat?<p>Maybe. Most of us aren’t comfortable at the thought of chowing down on such bright sparks as dolphins, chimpanzees, kangaroos<b>,</b> or border collies. Then there are pigs, which researchers point out are inquisitive, attentive, social, and (relatively) sharp as tacks. …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …