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How Ford’s New CEO Plans To Beat Tesla, Uber, And Google

Jim Hackett was raised on Ideo’s brand of design thinking. Can he use it to save the 114-year-old automotive giant?<p>In April 2017, the Ford Motor Company–114 years old, the second largest carmaker in the country behind General Motors, a stalwart of American manufacturing–was suddenly worth less than …

An American century of carnage: Measuring violence in a single superpower world

We’re only three quarters of the way through America’s violent century — and there’s more to come<p>On Feb. 17, 1941, almost 10 months before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Life <i></i>magazine carried a lengthy essay by its publisher, Henry Luce, entitled “The American Century.” The son of Presbyterian …

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

(AFP Photo/Handout/NASA )<p>A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The …

Anthropology

Google has a new division called 'Area 120' where employees can build their own startups

The incubator is called "Area 120" and will be headed up by Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz, sources told The Information.<p>Here's how Area 120 will work:<p>First, teams within Google will submit a business plan and apply to join Area 120.<br>• If successful, the teams will get to work …

Sergey Brin

Why they hate us

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you hear of a terror attack -- no matter where it is, no matter what the circumstances -- you will likely think to yourself, "It's Muslims again." And you will probably be right.<p>In 2014, about 30,000 people were killed in terror attacks worldwide. The vast majority of those …

CNN

10 Things Women With Great Teeth Do Every Day

Want a killer smile? Of course you do. So follow this pro advice.<p>If you've gone to the dentist and walked out of there cavity-free, then you know what success tastes like. If you're on the other end of the spectrum and find yourself having issues with your pearly (possibly not-so-) whites (I've …

Beauty

Why I'll never buy a home again

I like the second batch of people. They are my friends and it seems like they are sincerely asking for my advice.<p>And I'm going to give it to them. Whether they meant it or not.<p>I have some stories about owning a home. One of them is here: "What It Feels Like to be Rich," where I describe my complete …

Real Estate

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Procrastination

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …

Drones

The Six Worst Retirement Investing Mistakes To Avoid

When it comes to managing our retirement funds, many of us suffer from perpetual insanity.<p>That’s not to say we’re crazy, although some investors may be when they take stock tips from television gurus or from brothers-in-law.<p>I’m referring to Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same …

Investing

How to Have the Best Sex of Your Life with Someone New

It doesn’t have to be awkward the first time.<p>That first roll in the hay with a new guy can be mind-blowingly hot...if you're in a movie. But in reality, there's usually something that doesn't quite click and you're left wondering what you could have done to minimize the fumbling.<p><b>RELATED:</b> 5 Things …

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Modern Architecture

FBI: Security researcher claimed to hack, control plane in flight

Remember the security researcher who was pulled from a United flight and had his equipment taken (before its frequent flier miles-paying bug hunt) for tweeting about hacking into the plane via its entertainment system? In an application for a search warrant, FBI agents said he previously told them …

Microsoft confirms there will be 7 editions of Windows 10

Microsoft just cleared up some of the confusion around the different varieties of Windows 10 that will be available when it ships later this year.<p>The …

I backed up 24,280 photos to Google Drive. What happened next blew my mind

My lovely wife and I recently decided to back up all our family photos to a single online location, so we’d be less dependent on the Mac Mini they currently live on. That, in turn, would free the Mini up so that the 14-year-old could use it as a music-and-movie studio and (eventually, I hope) to …

Google Drive

9 Warning Signs Your Employee Is Quitting

No matter the state of the economy, employee turnover is always an issue for employers, especially those in small businesses. Research has shown that people who are contemplating a job change are more likely to share company secrets or do things to sabotage the organization's goals.<p>For this reason, …

Indonesia would face 'wave of revulsion' if it executes two members of Bali Nine

Calls for Australian government to make new appeal to Jakarta after news that Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan would be killed together by firing squad<p>Bali Nine: there is no place for execution in a civil society<p>Australians would react with a “wave of revulsion” if two members of the Bali Nine drug …

How To Get a Flat Stomach—Fast!

Follow this easy plan & lose that stubborn pooch<p>When patients arrive in the E.R., I have literally a few seconds to decide what's wrong and how I can help. Know which vital sign I check first? Their weight. The most important indicator of how people will manage a health crisis is how much belly fat …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

9 Things Guys Think When You're Going Down on Them

You know you’re curious…<p>Going strictly by the guttural "mmmmms," "ahhhhhhs," and "oooyeaaaahs," that come dribbling out of our mouths, you might think that our brains are basically mush during oral sex. But you're only halfway right. Turns out that even when we're enjoying major action below the …

The changing rules of funding in the business of doing good

11 Must-Know Oral Sex Tips from Real Women

Hats off to you super-skilled ladies.<p>Many women have their go-to oral sex moves that they know will work every. Single. Time. But why keep all of that great intel to themselves? We asked around to get real women's best tips for amazing oral. The goal: To make it great for you and pretty damn …

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Employment

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that will point you in the right direction at the very least.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

South African 'maidens' perform annual reed dance - in pictures

Photographer Marco Longari captures the annual ceremony in Nongoma, South Africa

Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car.<p>The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to help.<p>When the train arrived at the next station, hundreds rushed out, nearly trampling each other.<p>The incident was captured on …

What's behind the spike in Saudi beheadings?

Human rights groups say there has been an upsurge of executions in Saudi Arabia, after more than one execution per day in the first three weeks of August was carried out. To date this month, the country has almost doubled the number of declared executions in the seven months before August 4.<p>Charges …

5 pieces of invaluable career advice that will help you get to the top

Some of the inspirational women that we've met on our Mentor Scheme share their number one piece of advice for getting to the top...<p>‘Be your own best …

Careers

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Learning