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How do you sell God in the 21st century? More heaven, less hell

A couple of years ago, a Chicago-based corporate-identity consultant Chris Herron gave himself the ultimate challenge: rebrand hell. It was half gag, half self-promotion, but Herron took the project seriously, considering what it would take for a place like hell to become a premier destination in …

How To Think Like a Writer

Are you a "within the lines" kind of thinker? Are you afraid to let your thoughts wander outside the perimeter?<p>Imagine what life could be like if your thoughts had no boundaries -- if you could transform a dull moment into an adventurous romp in your head -- and think like a writer, like I do.<p>While …

New Relic Files To Go Public

New Relic, a company that provides app-monitoring on a SaaS-basis, filed to go public today. The company intends to use the ticker symbol “NEWR” in the flotation, and its offering is underwritten by Moran Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and four other groups.<p>The company’s financials appear to be strong, when …

Google now runs an airfield after signing a 60-year NASA lease

It's official: following months of negotiations, Google now has an airfield to call its own. The company's Planetary Ventures wing has signed a lease with NASA that lets it manage Moffett Federal Airfield, including three hangars, two runways and even a golf course. The 60-year (!) deal will have …

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

6 Who-Knew Beauty Uses for Lemons

Beyond the hair lightening thing.<p><b>1. Clear up your complexion.</b><br>"Because lemons are very vitamin- and nutrient-rich, they are known for their cleansing properties and offer an added bonus during exfoliation," says Ariel Ostad, M.D., an dermatologic surgeon in New York City. Lemon juice can help with …

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Rand’s grand plan

An inside look at the senator's presidential rollout.<p>Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has made key decisions about how to launch his presidential campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination, including a plan to headquarter his effort in Louisville and opting to run for re-election to the Senate at the same …

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

The flavors we savor are never just about taste.<p>Our taste buds allow us to distinguish the basic characteristics of food, like sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But we use our noses to sense more subtle flavors. Our sense of smell is what allows us to savor fine wines, delicately seasoned broths and …

Spotify Now Generates More Royalties Than iTunes In Europe

The figures come from Kobalt, a company that helps collect music royalties on behalf of thousands of popular artists, including "half of this week's Billboard Top 10″ and the likes of Bob Dylan, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Lenny Kravitz, and Maroon 5.<p>They reinforce the notion that music lovers would …

The 29 Modern Classics Every Gentleman Needs To Read

The modern gentleman knows more about the world than what he sees around him, or what he's experienced.<p>That means the modern gentleman reads books — he collects knowledge. And he doesn't stop at the classics— he's also caught up with today's greatest literary works.<p>We've put together a list of …

Literature

How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world, before Columbus set sail.<p>But once you're there, there's no need for …

75% of tech billionaires under 40 never graduated college

America’s next generation of business leaders will almost all be from the information technology sector. Perhaps more interestingly, nearly all of them dropped out of college.<p>Forbes recently published its annual billionaires list, and nearly all of the fresh faces came from dot.com IPOs. The top …

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

Now IBM’s Watson Tackles Questions That Have No Answers

The computer program that won Jeopardy can now supply innovators with smarter “hunches” in everything from cooking to medical research–and even solving crimes.<p>When IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program Watson beat <i>Jeopardy</i> champion Ken Jennings in 2011, it was an impressive feat for a …

Why Your Voice Sounds Different Inside Your Head

The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it's your …

Music Production

This Weird Tumbleweed Robot Might Change Planetary Exploration

A rolling sphere of rods and cables being developed by NASA takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.<p>As the Mars Curiosity rover's "Seven Minutes of Terror" video showed us, landing on a distant world can be extraordinarily difficult. Now scientists are envisioning a robot that could just be dropped …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.<p>You may be better off spending time and money on the latter. A growing body of research has shown that …

Training the Brain to Love Broccoli

A new study finds that behavioral intervention could help vegetables light up the neurological reward system the way a cookie does.<p>When you eat a cookie, your brain sparkles. That’s a scientific description of how cookies work. An MRI can see those sparkles as dopamine neurons light up in response …

Scientists raised these fish to walk on land

Using living fish to study ancient evolutionary changes<p>Raising fish on land seems like the sort of idea you’d get while recovering from general anesthesia. But for three McGill University researchers, it made perfect sense. How else would you find out what behavioral and physiological changes might …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

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Three Lessons I Learned About Running A Business As A Teenager

Teenagers do not usually start and run a business. They spend most of their time in school and at home studying strict curricula to prepare for college.<p>But there are plenty of exceptions to this rule. Forbes has published many stories of teenagers with exceptional skills who made millions of …

3 questions every stock investor needs to answer

Investors are worried about rising interest rates, and yet rates are lower than at year-end 2013. Folks fret that stocks are overvalued, and yet the …

What I Wish I’d Known About My First Paycheck When I Was 22

Earning every penny you're worth when you join the workforce can pay off for the rest of your life.<p>For many people, negotiating pay is not a welcome …