Michael Stawasz

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The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifestothat outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

Design

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

High School

How Do I Know If I Should Take A Job At A Startup?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth”</i><p>Imagine if someone asked “would you invest in this company?” Your answer is going to be similar. With a few additions.<p>Here’s the checklist I would …

No Counterfeits: The History of the Secret Service

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Secret Service

College is worth it if you have these six experiences

A college degree is something Americans have always valued. Even Americans without a college degree believe that education beyond high school is important. But recent Gallup research indicates that 25% of all college graduates in the US fail to thrive in their overall careers and lives. Gallup has …

College & University

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Top 10

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

10 Perfect Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

Whether you’re at the beach or on a staycation, Labor Day weekend is one of the best times to cook. The tomatoes are sweet, the berries ripe, the …

Cooking

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

What $3,400 Per Month Can Rent You in D.C.

<i>Welcome to your weekly dose of Curbed Comparisons. As with every week, the fine folks at Zumper have helped Curbed track down rentals to fit a given budget. This week the focus is on rentals for $3,400 per month or less. As many of these are multi-bedroom rentals, dividing and conquering with a</i> …

The Sex Worker Industry Is Still Booming In Silicon Valley

"Silicon Valley is like a military base: There are very few civilian women and lots of money," one Silicon Valley entrepreneur told USA Today on condition of anonymity.<p>That doesn't seem to be the case in other cities. The Urban Institute released a report in March that tracked the sex trade in …

Someone Broke Apple's 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost.<p>A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only …

On the Red Couch with Meet the Press' David Gregory

On the Red Couch with Meet the Press’ David Gregory<p>Inside Flipboard / December 12, 2013<p>As the host of NBC News’ Meet the Press, David Gregory …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

Christmas A Non-Religious Holiday For Half Of Americans, Pew Survey Finds

As the center of the biggest commercial season in the U.S., it's no surprise that a majority of Americans -- Christian or not -- observe Christmas.<p>But a new survey shows that while nine in 10 Americans take part in the holiday that theologically commemorates the birth of Jesus, only about half …

Cuba: Raul Castro talks of possible 'advances' in relations with US

Cuba’s President Raul Castro addressed the country’s relations with the United States during his year-end speech in parliament.<p>Castro told parliament: “We’re not asking the US to change its political or social systems and we don’t accept negotiating on ours.<p>“If we really wish to make advances in …

Judge orders life support for 13-year-old girl declared brain dead

A judge has ordered an Oakland hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.<p>At a hearing Friday, both sides in the case agreed to get together and choose a neurologist to further examine 13-year-old Jahi McMath and determine …

BatKid's Tcho Chocolate Key; Elixir's 10th Anniversary

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b>—Batkid's adventures captivated "Gotham" today, and they ended with a sweet treat: Mayor Ed Lee presented Miles with a key to the city that was created by <b>Tcho</b> and made entirely of chocolate. [EaterWire]<p><b>MISSION</b>—Hard to believe it's been ten years on the corner of 16th and Guerrero, but</b> …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Nicole’s State of Grace

Next year, one elegant, Academy Award–winning blonde icon will star in the life of another. Learning how Nicole Kidman dug deep into the research for Grace of Monaco, Sam Kashner gets the Australian star to explore the drama of her own story: the isolating fame that came with her marriage to …

Moving sculptures: Previewing Art of the Automobile

The plutocrats have taken roost on Manhattan Island.<p>Following a week in which the highest auction prices ever paid for works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons were logged in New York, Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have convened a glinting, glamorous sale on the far east side of Manhattan.<p>Art …

The Esquire FAQ: The Dow's Record-Setting 16,000

A guide to understanding some of these words on CNBC<p><i>The Dow Jones industrial average topped 16,000 today. Great! But what the hell does that mean? Here's an explainer.</i><p><b>The Dow has hit 16,000! Is there a new dawn in America?</b><p>Likely not. The Dow is a nice proxy for the market but it mostly tells us …

What the reviews say about the iPad mini with retina display

Apple(s aapl) released the iPad mini with retina display on Tuesday, somewhat unexpectedly, and the reviews are just starting to go live. And if …

Two simple reasons to consider the iPad Mini Retina

Wondering whether the iPad Mini Retina is worth it? Here's two good reasons.<p>This could be one of the shortest reviews of the iPad Mini Retina you'll ever read. But then, give me one strong reason to upgrade and it's usually a done deal.<p>I've always believed that the iPad Mini was one Apple's …

On The Timeless Appeal Of 'Calvin & Hobbes'

Bill Watterson brought an end to <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> in 1995, after just 10 years of writing and drawing the comic strip. But to his many devoted fans, that shockheaded boy and his tiger are as important today as they were when they first appeared in daily papers all around the country.<p>Filmmaker Joel …

CAD: Non-Military Use of Less Expensive UAVs - iHLS

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>The trend today, of technology immigration from the military world to the HLS and commercial field, is …

Drones: A rare glimpse at sophisticated US spy plane

<b>The Global Hawk is one of the US military's most sophisticated spy planes and the BBC was able to get a rare view of one at Grand Forks Airbase in North Dakota.</b><p>It can travel halfway round the world on a single tank of fuel and can track a man on the ground, even when the earth is covered by cloud, …