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If The Earth Were A Village Of 100 People

There are more than 7 billion of us on the planet now. We comprise a wildly diverse set of ages, nationalities, religious groups, incomes and technological capacities. Given the magnitude of our numbers, it can be hard to really grasp how that diversity plays out. How many of us have cell phones? …

Science

How 'Electronic Mail' Changed The World

An excerpt from the September 1980 Issue of Popular Science, in honor of Ray Tomlinson's passing<p><i>On Saturday, March 5, 2016, computer programmer Ray Tomlinson passed away. He is credited with creating the first email system and including the @ symbol in email addresses, among other things. This</i> …

Chocolate makes you smarter, study suggests

People who eat chocolate at least once a week see their memory and abstract thinking improve, researchers say<p>It's good for your heart, reduces the risk of strokes and even helps protect your skin from the sun.<p>Now, another apparent benefit has been added to the list of chocolate's nutritional …

Humanity

14 things to do in Cuba before it changes forever

15+ Satirical Evolution Cartoons To Celebrate Darwin Day

Today, on the birthday of Charles Darwin, we celebrate Darwin Day, to promote science and highlight his contributions to the field. Darwin is best …

Evolution

UK house price to crash as global asset prices unravel

Asset prices around the world are collapsing as the global economy slows and UK housing will not escape<p>House prices have broken free from reality and defied gravity for far too long, but they are an asset like anything else, and there are six clear reasons a nasty correction looms in the coming …

Stock Markets

Enrique Iglesias Is So Damn Sexy It Has Outraged Sri Lanka's President

President Maithripala Sirisena is pretty mad at just how much Enrique's fans love him. Or maybe he's just jealous.<p>According to the BBC, whipping someone with toxic stingray tails is a popular expression in Sri Lanka, referring back to an ancient medieval punishment.

Sri Lanka

Charlie Sheen’s Ex-‘Angels’ Are Irate Over Speculation Into Who Gave Him HIV

Several days after Charlie Sheen‘s frank admission of being HIV positive, the resulting fallout shows no signs of slowing. Jenny McCarthy ripped on Sheen (twice) for allegedly not informing her of his HIV-positive status when she appeared as his romantic interest on <i>Two And A Half Men</i>. She released …

Emirates Airline's One Percenters

The new, $20 million Emirates Airline TV commercial featuring Jennifer Aniston is generating a lot of buzz. If you haven't seen it, the spot opens with Ms. Aniston dreaming about being aboard a U.S. airline. She's in her bathrobe, asking three flight attendants about the location of the shower and …

Lifestyle Entrepreneurship Is the Ultimate in Work-Life Balance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s amazing to think about all the opportunities that are available to entrepreneurs today. In this Information Age, social media and the Internet have created a whole new way of doing business and making more money. The access has taken …

10 Facts, and Clever Observations, About the Internet That Will Blow Your Mind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When work and life get stressful, I like to stop, take a deep breath and take a few moments to put things in perspective. I have found the incredibly talented speakers at TED to be a great way to inspire and set me straight. Recently, it …

Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App

Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is a full-service development shop, rather than a marketplace where you have to manage the talent you find.<p>Just go to Gigster’s site, instant message with a sales …

Laura Bassett's World Cup own goal makes her a true hero of English football

The women's World Cup team have lost the semi-final, but they gained something more valuable: a place in our rich tradition of sporting disaster<p>It is a fine day for English football – we finally have two national teams to cheer.<p>The women’s team, the Lionesses, have arrived in true English style. In …

English Football