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How to beat anyone at rock-paper-scissors, according to a Chinese mathematician

While they previously had devised a theoretical answer to the question, an experiment by Zhijian Wang at Zhejiang University in China that used real players has revealed an interesting wrinkle to the original theory.<p>In the experiment, Zhijian noticed that winning players tended to stick with their …

The 10 Most Unfriendly Cities in America 2015

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to donate 99 percent of their Facebook fortune

In a surprise announcement today, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the cause of human advancement. That represents roughly $45 billion at Facebook's current valuation, making it one of the largest pledges in history. The money …

Silicon Valley

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

15 Gift Ideas for the Foodie Who Has Everything

When holiday shopping rolls around, there’s always that perfect foodie friend that just seems to elude all of the typical gift ideas. You know the one we’re talking about — the fabulous host, gourmet know-it-all and fearless kitchen warrior. It’s the friend who seems to have every cooking staple …

Google's latest app can turn Android phones into VR cameras

While we're big fans of Samsung's Gear VR, Google's Cardboard is still the cheapest and easiest way to get your feet wet with virtual reality. With just a piece of cardboard, velcro, a couple of lenses and your handy smartphone, you can set foot on Mars or be immersed in a Paul McCartney concert. …

America's Best Ranked Cities to Stay in 2016

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys - even the best neighborhoods to live - and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.<p>So which American cities have the best online reputations …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Following in the footsteps of the most successful people means realizing that time is a precious commodity. Take advantage of every moment of your …

Success

The 20 colleges with the best dining halls

But at some schools, it has become a gourmet experience.<p>To determine which schools are stepping up their food game, we looked at noteworthy rankings from outlets with expertise in colleges and food: The Daily Meal, The Princeton Review, and Niche.<p>Each school earned a numerical rating based on how …

College & University

Microsoft lets you build apps for Windows 10 in less than 10 minutes

Microsoft has made tweaks to App Studio that allows users who don’t have prior knowledge of code to submit an app in less than 10 minutes.<p>Traditionally, users would need to install Visual Studio and tap out reams of code, but with Microsoft’s new step-by-step process, you can build an app using a …

Donald Trump Fires Back After Outrage Over Megyn Kelly Remarks

Mario Suriani—AP<p>Ron Galella—Getty Images<p>Russell Turiak—Getty Images<p>Charles Wenzelberg—AP<p>Timothy Clary—AP<p>Richard Corkery—NY Daily News Archive/Getty …

Can you solve this classic brainteaser

How would you answer?AP<p>When interviewing on Wall Street, job seekers often come up against questions that could shock even the most knowledgeable candidate.<p>This classic, however, has been asked so many times by companies like Jefferies & Co. you'd be remiss not to know how to approach this question:<p>…