Ramanathan Sivakumar

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How a Racist Smear Campaign Derailed Lauryn Hill’s Career

As Hill embarks on a 20th anniversary tour for her classic album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ it’s time to look back on why one of the most …

Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

More than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics.<p>That's a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones …

Computers are getting better than humans at reading

The robots are coming, and they can read.<p>Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.<p>"This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on such a test," Alibaba said in a statement …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Says Teach These 7 Things

Do the mindset "pre-work" for one thing—teach them to turn disadvantages into opportunities.<p>Sara Blakely is pretty amazing. She's the founder and inventor of Spanx and a self-made billionaire. She even still holds the original patent for her game-changing women's underwear.<p>There are a decent number …

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Elon Musk says AI could lead to third world war

North Korea ‘low on our list of concerns’ says Tesla boss following Putin’s statement that whoever leads in AI will rule world<p>Elon Musk has said again that artificial intelligence could be humanity’s greatest existential threat, this time by starting a third world war.<p>The prospect clearly weighs …

Is your plastic water bottle bad for your health?

We asked the experts<p>Could many modern ailments be traced to a surprising culprit: namely the chemicals in plastic containers? While the idea may …

Elon Musk: AI ‘vastly more risky than North Korea’

Tesla head warns of dangers of AI and pushes for regulation as OpenAI he backed beats best human players in online DotA 2 championship<p>Elon Musk has warned again about the dangers of artificial intelligence, saying that it poses “vastly more risk” than the apparent nuclear capabilities of North …

The 30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet

For yoga in enchanting locations<p>1. Silver Island, Greece<p>I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions …

Yoga

Brexit might be big trouble for the UK's business schools

New research by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) shows 7% of its 120 members have already lost EU staff members since the referendum. A further 27% predicted that a loss is likely, and one in eight institutions reported they had already had difficulty recruiting EU staff …

Business School

13 Podcasts You Should Listen To, Based On Your Favorite Books

Finding your new favorite podcast = easier than ever.<p>There are thousands of podcasts about any conceivable topic, which makes it that much more intimidating to get started if you’re a podcast newbie.<p>So here are 13 podcasts that you might like, based on 13 books that are at the top of best-seller …

'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

Pain

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Want a Harvard B-School education? You’ll soon be able to get one online with HBX

The hallowed halls of Harvard Business School are about to open up to the world — virtually, at least. The elite institution is reportedly working on …