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The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Why are health-care costs so high, even if you’re insured? Higher premiums, deductibles

Having health insurance shields you from the full brunt of medical expenses, but it's no guarantee that your costs will be low.<p>Nevertheless, health-care bills still come as a surprise to many individuals who have insurance.<p>Close to half of adults who bought their own coverage, along with 43 percent …

Health Care

How Blue Light Could Damage Cells In Your Eyes

During daylight, blue wavelengths of light can be beneficial, playing an important role in setting circadian rhythms, boosting attention and mood. But we didn’t evolve to be exposed to it as much as we are. In addition to the ample blue light in sunlight, most of the light we are exposed to via …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

Not Generating Enough Revenue? Use This 1 Bold Strategy to Attract New Customers Quickly

Why increasing your prices may the breakthrough you've been waiting for.<p>If you're Jeff Bezos, you can afford to sell products at lower prices than your competitors to acquire and retain customers. But if you're not Jeff Bezos, well, you may need to consider a different strategy.<p>Sometimes, the best …

Business Strategy

PSA: Plastic food containers with these *three* recycling codes aren’t safe for your health

If your food-container collection still consists of plastics instead of glass, frequently recycling and replacing ’em is a <i>must</i> to protect yourself …

Sustainability

Nike Will Raise Wages for Thousands After Outcry Over Inequality

More than 7,000 Nike employees will be getting raises after an internal pay review, undertaken after claims of workplace misconduct and discrimination against women, shook the company and forced out several of its top executives.<p>Nike cast the pay changes as part of its effort to maintain a …

Employment

7 Things the Best Leaders Do to Get Business Back on Track During Hard Times | Inc.com

When the business is struggling, most business owners I know feel like anything but a leader. They start second-guessing their own vision, and are prone to making snap decisions suggested by someone else, in lieu of their carefully crafted processes and metrics.<p>Entrepreneurs who can keep their cool …

Entrepreneurship

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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Interview Tips You Can Use to Land Your Dream Job

Are you ready to crush your next interview?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Acing an interview is both art and science. In order to give effective answers, you need to anticipate the information that interviewers want and figure out how to state it in a detailed, …

Employment

20+ Times People Got Seriously Confused By Accidental Optical Illusions In Everyday Things

You don't necessarily need to go to a special museum, art gallery or hall of mirrors to experience some mind-bending optical illusions, take a look …

Art Galleries

Elon Musk Once Gave Some Surprising Business Advice. 4 Years Later, It's Clearly Quite Brilliant

The road to self-improvement is a lifelong process.<p>Does a high IQ contribute to success? Certainly. But not without hard work, experimentation, failing forward, and an undying devotion to self-improvement.<p>Take Elon Musk, one of the smartest people on the planet. The driving force behind Tesla, …

This Is the Single Most Important Habit That Leads to Success, According to Tim Ferriss

An incredibly high percentage of world-class performers I've interviewed practice it every day.<p><i>What's the most beneficial habit you've been made aware of during your interviews with high achievers? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Jeff Bezos keeps this inspiring quote on his fridge

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, thanks to Amazon's growing success — most recently the e-commerce giant's billion-dollar acquisition …

Bamboo Music is a new Alexa Skill that makes learning music fun for the family

There’s a new Amazon Alexa Skill in town, and this one was created by none other than a former Amazon executive. Ian Freed previously led the Amazon …

How to find your home on Pangea

Step through time, or to the opposite part of the globe<p>Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the …

AT&T to give free TV service to unlimited plans customers

Shutterstock<p>AT&T plans to offer its unlimited smartphone customers a new streaming TV service for free starting sometime next week.<br>• The service, called AT&T Watch TV, will offer content from the Turner family of cable networks that the carrier now owns.<br>• The service will also be available for non-AT&T …

Time Warner

The 'supply-and-demand model of labor markets is fundamentally broken,' and that's why you're not getting a pay raise anytime soon

Troy Taylor, the CEO of the Coca-Cola franchise for Florida, was asked at a recent conference of the Federal Reserve's Dallas branch whether he expected pay raises in the future. The context to the question is that America has ultralow unemployment. In fact, it has even reached what policymakers …

Economics

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

Parents Can’t Believe Their Eyes After Seeing Security Tape: Dogs Help Toddler Escape Room So She’d Give Them Snacks

Golden Retriever brothers Bleu and Colby, AKA Cheese Patrol, are no strangers to fame. A timelapse video of them as pups running for their dinner has …

Japanese Compete To See Who Can Turn The Back Of Their Truck Into The Best Garden, And The Result Is Awesome

Gardening is increasingly becoming a luxury for the younger generation. As more people move to small apartments in the city, having a plot of land to …

Here Are the Fortune 500's 10 Most Valuable Companies

Walmart may reign as the number one on the <i>Fortune</i> 500, but it’s iPhones and social media that are atop investors’ minds.<p>In a sign a how much …

Trump's consumer agency chief looks to shut down database of consumer complaints

The Trump administration may shut down a federal database of consumer complaints about the financial-services industry. Banks think that’s a swell idea.<p>The attorneys general of California and more than a dozen other states think it’s a foolish move.<p>Want to guess which way President Trump will go on …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Win the Stock Market Game

Jesse Livermore is the Michael Jordan of stock trading.<p><i>What are some recommended books for beginners to learn about finance and Wall Street? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John</b> …

Jennifer Garner Is a Vigilante Badass in the Action-Packed Trailer For Peppermint

If you've been missing Jennifer Garner's badass spy character from <b>Alias</b>, Sydney Bristow, ever since the show went off the air in 2006, then let us introduce you to Riley North. In <b>Peppermint</b>, Garner plays a grieving mother and widow who witnesses her husband and child gunned down by gang members at …

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

A Second Grader Just Sent an Extraordinary Letter--and Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

It's a wakeup call to parents everywhere.<p>Louisiana elementary school teacher Jen Adams Beason recently asked her second grade class to write about an invention they wish had never been invented.<p>"Out of 21 students, four of them wrote about this topic," Beason related on Facebook. She added an emoji …

7 work-from-home jobs that pay over $100,000

More Americans are working from home than ever before, and the trend is radically transforming how workers make, spend and save their money.<p>According …

Cloud computing sticker shock is now a monthly occurrence at many companies

Many chief financial officers as well as CIOs are gasping at the unexpected expenses seen in their monthly cloud bills, survey finds.<p>Spinning up that …