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The Great AI Paradox

Don’t worry about supersmart AI eliminating all the jobs. That’s just a distraction from the problems even relatively dumb computers are …

Artificial Intelligence

16 Yoga Poses to Keep You Grounded & Present

Whether it's a big deadline at work, relationship issues, holiday season busyness, or some other stressor, life can certainly present challenges that …

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

By Claire Saffitz<p>Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the</i> …

Dessert

How to Prepare Preschoolers for an Automated Economy

By Claire Cain Miller and Jess Bidgood<p>MEDFORD, Mass. — Amory Kahan, 7, wanted to know when it would be snack time. Harvey Borisy, 5, complained about a scrape on his elbow. And Declan Lewis, 8, was wondering why the two-wheeled wooden robot he was programming to do the Hokey Pokey wasn’t working. …

3 Stocks That Look Just Like Amazon in 1997

Here are three companies that look set to grow.<p>Few companies have had the transformative impact on the economy that <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) has. …

I am the founder of Starbucks and I am begging you to stop buying the Unicorn Frappuccino

Hello, my name is Rutherford Q. Starbucks and I am the founder of Starbucks.<p>When an employee first came to me with the Unicorn Frappuccino idea I …

10 High-Protein Lunches With No Meat

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian, or just looking to add a few meatless meals to your routine, it's important to remember that skipping meat …

How Companies Are Already Using AI

Every few months it seems another study warns that a big slice of the workforce is about to lose their jobs because of artificial intelligence. Four years ago, an Oxford University study predicted 47% of jobs could be automated by 2033. Even the near-term outlook has been quite negative: A 2016 …

Here’s how to transform plastic bottles into strong, versatile string

Do you own a small block of wood and a knife? Looking for something MacGyver-esque to do with all those plastic bottles you’ve got piled up? …

Tech Trends

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Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Fossil Fuels

A 15-Minute Vinyasa Flow That Eases Neck Pain and Tension

A bad night's sleep, a killer upper-body workout, a long day hunched over your desk—whatever causes your neck pain and tension, you need relief fast. …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Bill Gates

2 Little-Known Dividend Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Here are two stocks you've probably never heard of that could produce big returns in the coming years.<p>I write about the real estate sector …

Why are so many women working below their potential?

Back in the Sixties, American professor Dr Laurence Peter wrote a satirical book called <i>The Peter Principle</i>, in which he argued that most male workers are promoted one level above their competence. Almost 50 years later, another book is set to spark a similar debate by proposing that the reverse is …

Should I Worry About Flu Vaccine Side Effects?

Whenever the flu shot comes up in conversation, someone inevitably offers a familiar anecdote: “Whenever I get the flu shot, I get sick.” It’s a …

Early Signs Of Cancer Can Be Determined By New Test That Finds Tumors Before They Grow

A medical research breakthrough at the University of California, San Diego could soon provide the fastest way for people to detect potentially …

Hair Loss Drug Propecia Carries Risk of Losing Something Else

Men's Health<p>Two drugs used to treat both hair loss and prostate problems could carry another risk that men might want to know about: long-term sexual problems.<p>It’s a low risk— overall, just 1.4 percent of men who took the drugs suffered long-term erectile dysfunction. But it lasted a very long …

We Are Living in the Second Chapter of the Worst-Case Scenario

There was a lot of discussion, while Donald Trump was running for president, about just how destructive his administration could really be. Would he …