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Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Neuroscience

29 simple ways to make money without doing anything

1/<p>1. Become a referral source for local businesses.<p>REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz<p>A lot of small, local businesses — like landscapers, electricians, and home …

Personal Finance

Tyler Florence's Newest Technique For Mashed Potatoes Involves Something You'd Never Guess

Food Network chef Tyler Florence just shared yet another amazing way to make mashed potatoes. He previously revealed an incredible mashed potato hack, so we were ecstatic when we saw that he posted another recipe on Instagram, this time for roasted onion mashed potatoes.<p>In the short video, Tyler …

How WeChat Became China’s App For Everything

A centuries-old tradition gave rise to China’s most valuable company and captured the attention of everyone from teens to Silicon Valley.<p>A little over a year ago, my roommate Mike said something strange. He’s a theater director and was working on a production in China. Mike complained that the …

China

The best free recording software

Thanks to advances in computer software, it has never been easier to make your own music from home or on the go, rather than in a pricey studio. When …

Music Production

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read hundreds of …

Marketing

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

25+ websites to find datasets for data science projects

Introduction<p>If there is <b>one</b> sentence, which summarizes the essence of learning data science, it is this:<p><i>The best way to learn data science is to apply</i> …

30 Days of Recipes: A Quick-and-Easy Meal Planner for November

With the holiday season upon us, many of us would do well to conserve our time and energy, and nowhere is that more appropriate than in the kitchen. When it comes to party planning, you can definitely find some good lazy-girl holiday dinner options, and you can also save time with quick and easy …

Cooking

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That noise you can hear is self-management dying on Airbnb and vacation rentals

No matter how you cut it, this was a rough week for those who believe owner-managed vacation rentals are the future of the short-term accommodation …

Hospitality

The 10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about the places you’ve visited recently? What are your interests as determined by Google? Where does Google keep a list of …

Google Drive

Google opens up its machine learning tricks to all

There may now be an easier way to implement advanced machine learning models in your projects. Google has opened up its Cloud Machine Learning to all businesses in a public beta, after a few months of testing it in private alpha. The tool makes it easier to train models at a much faster rate, and …

'I've never felt more isolated': The man who sold Minecraft to Microsoft for $2.5 billion reveals the empty side of success

It's the dream of many a startup founder: Make something people love and wind up wildly rich, selling the company for billions.<p>But after you do that, …

Urban Culture
Personality

Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses

With spin-off investments Grail and Helix, and a new software-savvy CEO, Illumina is poised to make DNA an even bigger part of your life.<p>It would raise the stakes even higher, but that didn’t stop Jay Flatley, Illumina‘s then chief executive, from sending in vials of his own saliva and blood to the …

Genetics

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

Genetic Engineering

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

What would happen if it actually works?<p>Like a little white Lazarus with red eyes, the paralyzed mouse was walking again.<p>A few days earlier, the mouse had been sprawled on an operating table while two Chinese graduate students peered through a microscope and operated on its spine. With a tiny pair …

Data Protection

The cognitive biases that force you to make bad decisions

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Where did ISIS come from? The story starts here.

AS SOON AS I ARRIVE AT HIS HOME, a well-kept but slightly dated fieldstone Colonial in Chevy Chase, Maryland, he ushers me down a staircase into the …

7 Truly Tiny Kitchens with Serious Style

You've seen small kitchens, but these kitchens are <i>really really</i> small — sometimes only a few feet long. How do they fit it all in? Come take a …

Kitchens

25 Parenting Hacks On Instagram That Are Borderline Genius

There's a lot more on Instagram than just selfies.

15 Cool Things You Can Do On The Internet For Free

The Internet is full of free things If you know the right place. You can learn anything on the internet free from seeing and reading. Today in this …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

But we’re better off believing in it anyway.<p>For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume that we can …

The Brain
Data Science

These equations changed the course of history

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed …

Welcome to the post-app world?

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

Apps

Silicon Valley is dog paddling in the ocean, waiting for the next big wave

VCs still have lots of money to invest in startups, and many big companies have a ton of cash to spend on acquisitions, but nobody's quite sure what to bet on.<p>In several recent conversations, I've heard a kind of wistfulness about the early days of the smartphone.<p>Back in 2009, it was easy to see …

Silicon Valley