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Top 5 quietly brilliant MTB products

Here at <i>BikeRadar</i> we’ve tested literally thousands of mountain bike products, some are good, some…. not so good. But some products come to be known as …

Mountain Biking

Here's What You Should Watch This Weekend

A list of 5 of the funniest comedy specials available on Netflix.<p>If you’re in the mood for a good laugh this weekend, look no further than these 5 …

Comedy

5 Ways to Slow Down and Be Happy

When we are in hurry and try to get things done quickly, we realize that there is hardly any joy in what we do. It becomes only a means to an end …

Mindfulness

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p>Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out …

Donald Trump

The 2016 Experiment of the Year

'Inverse' has singled out one study from countless worthy efforts and 10 groundbreaking finalists because it will fundamentally alter the future of …

Consciousness

If you want to influence people don't try to persuade them. Use ‘pre-suasion’ instead.

Today and every day we are the targets of salespeople, marketers, advertisers, fundraisers and (heaven knows) politicians trying to persuade us to buy something, do something or think a certain way. And they're good at it. Over the years, they've learned a lot about which features to build into a …

Queen Elizabeth II

The CIA is reportedly preparing for a major cyber attack against Russia

The Obama administration is considering a major retaliatory cyber attack against Russia,NBC Newsreports<i>.</i> The move is in response to allegations of the country’s involvement in recent hacks against the Democratic National Committee earlier this summer.<p>The operation is designed to harass and …

A Year Ago, Scientists Cracked One Of Einstein's Greatest Mysteries — Now A Bizarre New Form Of Astronomy Is Emerging

A year ago Tuesday, scientists inside two giant L-shaped instruments saw a strange blip on their screens they could hardly believe.<p>It was the first …

These 20 Startups Will Run Your Life in 2020

These new companies will change the way technology engages our lives in the next five years.<p>In the startup world, 2020 may as well be the next century.<p>No one knows what will happen over the next decade, but there are a few dozen startups rising ever higher in 2016 that are targeting control of core …

Startups

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

With Secret Hitler, Cards Against Humanity's co-working space becomes an idea machine

For those who aren't in the know within the tabletop game community, you may have missed the launch of a strangely titled card game on Kickstarter last week called Secret Hitler. Designed to be a World War II-themed deduction game similar in ways to Werewolf and Mafia, Secret Hitler is the latest …

Cards Against Humanity

Gonzalo Garcia Calvo Takes Origami To A Whole New Level

Origami has taken an ultra modern twist with Spanish paper artist Gonzalo Garcia Calvo creating some of the wildest paper craft seen to date.<p>The …

Origami

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Space Travel

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

This Startup Can Grow Metal Like a Tree

Traditionally, metals need to be extracted through mining and then shaped into usable materials using large amounts of heat. But now, a Seattle-based …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Revolutionary new solar window tech can make any glass pane into a solar panel

If you’re thinking about going solar, we’ve got good news: your options have just been expanded. SolarWindow Technologies announced that their new …

Mind-Bending GIFs by Florian De Looij

Ever since he began his adventure with Photoshop at age 12, Florian De Looij has been honing his<p>Ever since he began his adventure with Photoshop at age 12, Florian De Looij has been honing his breathtaking graphic and motion design skills which has culminated into an extensive archive of animated …

This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars

AUSTIN, Texas — Imagine a world in which you call up a plane on your smartphone as easily as you can summon cars from Uber and Lyft. Then take it to …

10 Experiments to Test Your Startup Hypothesis

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know that a new idea has gained dominance when it becomes practically a cliché.<p>This is what I’ve seen happen with the “lean startup,” a philosophy of viewing your startup as a scientific experiment in search of a business model. This …

11 startups to bet your career on

These companies could make (or break) your whole career.<p>If you're looking to make a switch, and if you're willing to gamble on some startups disrupting their traditional industry equivalents, look no further than the companies on this list.

7 Hotels That Don't Look A Thing Like Their Ads

Throughout our hours and hours of travel and hotel investigating at Oyster.com, we've come across quite a few photo fakeouts: Situations where the hotel website showed the property as one way, and we found it to be a totally different way when we arrived. Like in the cases of "crowd-free" beaches, …

Ocean City

6 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Managing People

I first became a manager in my 20’s and, back then, I probably wasn’t a very good one. Nothing really prepares you to lead other people. There is, of course, no shortage of advice out there, but most of it is more myth and lore than anything else and not very helpful.<p>Henry Mintzberg wrote, “The …

Leadership

7 Most Romantic Caribbean Resorts

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Vacation is meant to be an escape -- from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who's really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So if you're thinking of booking a Valentine's Day getaway this year, a carefree, all-inclusive resort makes a …

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't …

1. Zenefits

Hyperloop Reality Check: Elon Musk's High-Speed Scheme Is Alive And Kicking

More than a year ago, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk put out a white paper describing the “hyperloop,” a supersonic transportation system that he claimed could carry passengers between at up to 800 miles per hour. And better still, it could be built for just 1/10th the cost of California’s proposed …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

Gear of the Year 2014

Adventure<p>Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means …

Rock Gardens