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The best LED lightbulb

<i>By Casey Johnston</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Sweethome</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After researching more than 70 LED bulb options, selecting 18 finalists, and testing them in an alcove with a light meter and a dimmer switch, we found …

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

University of Tennessee

A Mediterranean diet could protect your brain from shrinking in old age

Following a Mediterranean diet high in fish and low in meat may slow down the signs of aging in your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that among 684 elderly people with an average age of 80, those who stuck more closely to a Mediterranean diet that includes lots of vegetables, …

Holistic Medicine

Cloud-Based IT Monitoring Software Numerify Raise $37.5M

It’s easy enough for IT costs to get out of control. That’s where Numerify, a software service that helps large companies keep track of choke points and better manage their internal IT services, comes in.<p>The company raised $37.5 million in venture financing led by Tenaya Capital, with Sequoia …

What Are The Web’s Most Played Out Fonts?

Fontreach is a new tool that can tell you what fonts are hot, and what fonts are not.<p>There was a time not too long ago when all the fonts on the web were pretty much the same: Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Impact, Georgia, Trebuchet, Webdings, maybe some Verdana. But with …

What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden’s Death?

Mark Bowden was watching a ballgame — the Phillies versus the Mets — on the night of May 1, 2011, when the network cut away to President Obama in the East Room of the White House. “Tonight,” the president said, ‘‘I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has …

Journalism

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

These Amazing Startups Aim To Save The World

The 2015 Kairos Global Summit announces its winners<p>“Everyone you meet will blow your mind,” the Kairos Society promised earlier this year when it introduced its pick of 50 innovative startups from a global pool of hundreds. Kairos, a global startup incubator, showcased all 50 startups for some of …

Startups

Giving Babies Stem Cells Before Birth Could Help Stop This Rare Genetic Disease

First in utero trial could help thousands of children born with congenital conditions. But first, they have one big hurdle to clear.<p>Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden will be coordinating a study in which 30 fetuses will be injected with stem cells to treat a severe genetic …

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are 36 stocks that should thrive no matter what

But even if the markets and economy as a whole were to turn, there will continue to be growth stories here and there that'll deliver no matter what.<p>These are the secular growth stories.<p>On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley released its annual list of secular growth stocks.<p>"To build this Secular Growth Stocks …

How WeWork Convinced Investors It’s Worth Billions

What the $10 billion co-working company’s internal financial documents tell us about how a decacorn is built.

Real Estate

Ben Carson, the Nutty Neurosurgeon

What does it say about higher education that you can graduate from Yale and still believe that the devil made Darwin do it? What does it say about medicine that you can both be a gifted neurosurgeon and also declare, "I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the …

Simple blood test predicts if heart attack is imminent

Around one million people are admitted to hospital with chest pains, but most will not go on to have a heart attack<p>A simple blood test which predicts whether a patient with chest pain will go on to have a heart attack could save the NHS millions and prevent hundreds of thousands of people being …

Peeple’s app isn’t out yet and it's already hated (for good reason)

Launching in November, the Peeple app will let you rate everyone you know. Yeah, <i>everyone</i>.<p>Following an article by the Washington Post, revealing the real-life burn book, it has rapidly become one of the most hated apps on the internet (this week).<p>Founded by Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough, the …

The 12 most innovative countries in the world

But for that to happen, a country must create an environment conducive to creative activity that is supported by both the public and private sectors.<p>More concretely, we're talking about having high-quality scientific research institutions, sufficient investment in research and development, and …

Cisco’s New C.E.O. Envisions Big Changes

If Cisco Systems’ new chief executive has his way, in a couple of years he will have a very different company.<p>In his first big public statement since he took the helm in July, Charles H. Robbins said Cisco would move away from selling individual switches and routers — the plumbing of the Internet …

The stock market hasn't made this much sense in 4 years

The most important drivers of stock prices are earnings and expectations for earnings growth. Earnings, or net income, is literally the bottom line.<p>So it surprises no one when stock prices fall as expectations for earnings growth decline.<p>This relationship, however, isn't always observable in the …

America's Gun Business, By the Numbers

Before a gun can be used to hunt, for protection, or in a mass shooting like Wednesday’s tragic killing in San Bernardino, California that left 14 victims dead and 17 wounded, it must be bought. That one sale is a single dot in a multibillion-dollar industry, one that is coming under new scrutiny …

Guns

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

The drug price conundrum: a Q&A with Memorial Sloan Kettering's Dr. Peter B. Bach

Drug prices have taken center stage since Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of its off-patent parasite-fighting drug Daraprim by over 5,000%, …

PepperTap Lands $36M To Expand Its Grocery Delivery Service To 75 Cities In India

PepperTap, a nine-month-old grocery delivery service in India, has closed its third round of investment this year after announcing a $36 million raise.<p>The funding is led by Snapdeal, the India-based Amazon rival that is backed by Alibaba, with participation from existing investors Sequoia India and …

Venture Capital

These 10 up-and-coming startups are on Goldman Sachs' radar

You might be surprised.<p>In a research report this week, Goldman Sachs interviewed executives from ten startups from around the world that they're interested in.<p>These startups aren't billion-dollar companies — they're early-stage and growth-stage companies that are tackling industries ripe for …

Two new kidney cancer drugs 'work'

<b>Two new therapies for hard to treat advanced kidney cancer could change treatment of the disease, say experts at the European Cancer Congress.</b><p>Both drugs increased survival in trials which are also published in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>One drug takes the brakes off the immune system while …

Humans In Different Buildings Linked Brain-To-Brain

Interface lets a person read another's thoughts<p>In one lab, an image of an object is shown to a study participant on a computer screen. The subject wears a cap connected to an electroencephalography (EEG) machine that monitors his brain waves.<p>Another participant, the asker, sits in another lab on …

'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food

We may eat a lot of food additives, but most consumers know very little about them. These often misunderstood substances go by unwieldy names like "diacetyl" or "azodicarbonamide." They are in everything from salad dressings to Twinkies. But how many of us actually know what they look like or, more …

FDA

Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’<p>Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a study published by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Their …

The Brain

Paraplegic man walks with own legs again

American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees<p>A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has walked again after scientists rerouted signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. The …

The Brain