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The Top 10 Super Bowl Ads of All Time

The best Super Bowl ads of all time took viewers on an emotional journey; as data suggests, animals and children typically attract the most attention.<p>The Super Bowl teams were just set last month, but advertisers have long been gearing up for the big game. In fact, ad slots are so coveted that …

Advertising

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The best stories arise from the road less traveled. As new routes launch, developing nations welcome tourism and closed-off regions emerge.<p>So what's hot in 2016? We asked an expert panel of pros who thrive and survive on travel to new frontiers.<p>Whether it's staring into the eyes of a wild …

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If you answer emails after work, you should be getting unlimited vacation

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Since 2004, Netflix employees have taken as many vacation days as they’ve wanted. They have the freedom to decide when to show up for work, when to take time off, and how much time it will take them to get the job done. As far as I …

The Workplace

Inc. Magazine

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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

You’re probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative ideas, here is how the tunes you are playing affect how your brain works.<p>I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about …

Classical Music

The 50 Best Space Images of the Year

From the heart of Pluto to the amazing SpaceX landing, all the best space explorations shots of 2015.<p>A voyage across the cosmos with the best space images we saw in 2015.

NASA calculated the surprising amount of money it would cost to send a Christmas card to Mars

Oliver Giddings is a five-year-old British boy who dreams of one day becoming an astronaut.<p>And he certainly has the first step down: a curiosity for space.<p>This year, Giddings wrote to the Royal Mail asking how much it would cost to send a Christmas card to Mars.<p>Right now there's no one to send a …

Christmas Cards

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

Your Desk Says What Kind of Genius You Are

These 7 famous geniuses had 7 very different workspaces. Based on your desk, what kind of genius might you be?<p>Like everyone else, geniuses need a place to work. However, since every genius is different, they naturally have different ideas of the workspaces that will make them productive.<p>This post …

Creativity

A Vision for a Moderate, Modern Muslim World

Creating an ideology of openness, optimism, and opportunity in the Gulf is a key component to defeating extremism.<p>In St. Petersburg and Sinai, Bamako …

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Begin Slideshow<p>Taj Falaknuma Palace<p>Ever wanted to stay in a room that looks like the inside of a typewriter, or one that resembles the pages of a Dr. …

Hotels

Upworthy

News Feed<p>This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>"Books can take us …

18 of the Most Beautiful College Campuses in America

Dorm living isn't so bad when you've got palm trees and flower fields outside your window.<p>Your college experience was probably pretty magical and fun its in own way. But, you might be jealous to learn what today's students at picturesque schools get to see every day. At Pepperdine, for instance, …

New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses

I think we all know someone who you’d call a worrier or an overthinker. It seems like they take forever to figure out what they need to do. They …

Vincent Van Gogh

Facebook’s New Passive Aggressive Dislike Button

And so Facebook can keep doing what Facebook does best–ruffle some feathers but never make you leave.<p>Recently, Mark Zuckerberg admitted that, following a lot of user requests, his team was exploring a dislike button. But according to a test some users are seeing in their feeds, since confirmed by …

The Science Behind “The Martian” And Its Partnership With NASA

How The Martian and NASA aligned to bring greater scientific accuracy to the film and inspire greater interest in space travel.<p>After the blood moon lunar eclipse and the announcement of flowing water on Mars, the third in this week’s astronomical trifecta—the anticipated 20th Century Fox film <i>The</i> …

3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

No bags on planes. Middle seats that feel exclusive. And the option to resell your seat. Travelers would be happier for it.<p>If a flight attendant told me that I couldn’t bring my roller bag onto the plane, I might throw a fit. But when the same idea comes from Teague–the preeminent air travel design …

Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation - Children's National Health System

Since its doors opened in 2011, the Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children’s National, in partnership with the UAE, has pushed the boundaries of …

Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English

<b>Amazing</b> <b>—</b> incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary<p><b>Anger</b> <b>—</b> enrage, infuriate, …

How Social Media Is Ruining Politics

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>It is turning out to be more encompassing and controlling, more totalizing, than earlier media ever was.<p>Our political discourse is shrinking to fit our smartphone screens. …

Social Media

The difference between Republicans and Democrats

"The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally <i>bad</i>, while Democrats see people as …

This is how NASA used to hire its astronauts 20 years ago—and it still works today

In 1978, NASA was just beginning its space shuttle program and Dr. Terry McGuire was responsible for assessing the psychological fitness of astronauts in preparation for NASA missions. It was a daunting task. Putting several extremely talented, smart and confident people into space together …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Important Life Lessons from Audrey Hepburn

At CGD we’re totally obsessed with Audrey Hepburn. If you think of the word “icon” there’s few people that would match the description more than her. …

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.<p>Co-working spaces are often treated today as a novelty, as a thoroughly modern solution to the changing needs of a workforce now more loyal to their laptops than any long-term employers. But the idea is actually as old as the public library.<p>One of the …

Why Working Remotely Is Better For Business

Stop preparing for the ways your workflow, coworkers, and management will change–because they already have.<p>It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto.<p>I’m also instant messaging a co-worker in New York City, about to get on a Skype call with our Community …

The Workplace

The Tesla Of The Future Could Look A Lot Like Uber

Driving would never be the same.<p>Tesla could soon be in a position to take on Uber, according to a respected auto-industry analyst.<p>By 2018, the electric automaker, which has pioneered new self-driving technology, could launch a new service of autonomous vehicles that would arrive on demand and …

Autos

Facebook Revamps Notes, Hopes Sexier Interface Will Attract Bloggers

Is Medium in trouble? Facebook’s latest update makes it easier to create longform posts within the social network.<p>Facebook’s Notes feature is getting a major upgrade.<p>As seen in a test post by a Facebook employee, it may soon look like a snazzy blogging platform–much like Medium or LinkedIn’s …

User Generated Content

How To Respond To Anything In A Q&A

Q&A sessions can throw even experienced speakers off their guard. Here’s how to handle them gracefully.<p>You may be a pro at public speaking, but when the floor opens up for questions from the audience, even experienced speakers can get nervous. But delivering your own message is only half the battle …

Cory Doctorow

The design story of NASA's "worm" logo, sadly retired

Over at Display, Graphic designer Richard Danne tells the story of the fantastic "worm" logo he and partner Bruce Blackburn created for NASA in 1974. …