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We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future | Inc.com

Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous …

Learning

Isometric Training: What It Is and How to Do It Correctly

<b>Famed strongman Alexander Zass credited much of his great strength to his isometric training as a prisoner during World War I.</b> He would push on the …

Four ways fund companies rip you off

The era of asset managers gathering large sums of money in fund management fees and delivering miserly performance to investors is over - at least if the latest pronouncements from the City regulator come to fruition.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority released a report last week highlighting a swathe …

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens'

Tax havens are low-tax jurisdictions that provide individuals and multinational companies with opportunities to escape taxes. They undermine the global market and cause the world’s governments to lose hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Since the financial turmoil of 2008, this worrisome …

Income Inequality

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Google Maps' redesign doesn't try to hide one of the biggest problems of maps

On Monday, Google rolled out its new Maps design.<p>You've probably already forgotten what the old one looked like, but the new version is cleaner and makes more sophisticated use of its power to show different features at different zoom levels.<p>It also represents the company's ongoing efforts to …

This Is What You Should be Teaching Your Kids About Money, According to a Finance Prof

Learn with and through your children.<p><i>What are some ways parents can teach young children early to be smart financially? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Arshad Ahmad, Associate</b> …

10 CrossFit workouts to get rid of love handles

Walk into any CrossFit box and the second thing you’ll notice—after the symphony of crashing weights—is that no one seems to be able to afford a …

Workouts

Microsoft launches data science degree to plug the skills gap, more courses could follow

Microsoft has unveiled a new degree program as it looks to address the “significant skills gap” that exists in the field of data science.<p>Announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday, the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program is touted as “the first program of its kind to offer …

Data Science

Best metabolism boosting foods - TODAY.com

There are no miracle foods or foods that magically melt away the pounds. But some can give you a boost in the metabolism department.These foods have something special when it comes to helping you fight those unwanted pounds:<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Try these 4 foods to …

This blind Apple engineer is transforming the tech world at only 22

Apple engineer Jordyn Castor has never been one for limitations.<p>She was born 15 weeks early, weighing just under two pounds. Her grandfather could …

Google is working to safeguard Chrome from quantum computers

Using software called the New Hope algorithm<p>Google is working on safeguarding Chrome against the potential threat of quantum computers, the company announced today. It's doing so by implementingpost-quantum cryptography in an experimental version of the browser. While there exist hardware defenses …

Polyamorous People Tell Us How They Make Their Relationships Work

If you want to bang other people while you're already in a relationship, there might be a few rules to follow.<p>While monogamy works for some, others spend their lives serially cheating on their partners while trying and failing to adhere to it. As an alternative, there are people who have found that …

Relationships

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google DeepMind, the artificial intelligence company owned by Google, will put its technology to work in an eye hospital to try to spot the early signs of eye disease.</b> It's working with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.<p><b>2. A company that makes parts for iPhones posted its biggest ever loss.</b> …

iPhone

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

Books

Microsoft launching Thinga.Me iPhone app for capturing & organizing real world objects

A new project called Thinga.Me from Microsoft’s experimental Garage team aims to offer users a way of organizing and sharing real-world objects through a new iPhone app.<p>Currently part of an invite-only closed beta, the app automatically isolates real-world objects in photos that users snap, …

Apps

The ‘Michael Jordan’ Of Machine Learning Wants To Put Smarter A.I. In Your Home

Michael I. Jordan tells us why he's advising Jibo Inc.<p>The sci-fi dream of owning your own home robot isn’t just a possibility anymore—it’s an eventuality. The first wave of home robots is already upon us with the Amazon Echo, and the coming Google Home. While these barebones bots can take simple …

Artificial Intelligence

How a Czech 'super-spy' infiltrated the CIA

On a cold February night in 1986, Berlin’s Glienicke Bridge became the scene of the cold war’s last ever prisoner exchange – a dramatic hand-over involving a Soviet dissident and Karel Koecher, the only foreign agent ever known to have infiltrated the CIA.<p>Koecher was a Czech citizen who had been …

Steven Spielberg

11 Things Truly Successful People Always Refuse to Do | Inc.com

How do you define success?<p>For some people, it's achieving a level of respect and accomplishment. Others benchmark their personal relationships. Of course, we all know some people who judge it only by the size of their bank accounts.<p>Regardless, there are certain behaviors and habits that you'll find …

Self-improvement

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

5 ways to gamify writing in the classroom

Believe it or not, writing is a natural fit for gamification techniquesYou’ve surely noticed how your class gets engaged as soon as you introduce a …

Writing

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

How Will Deep Learning Impact the Finance Industry?

By <b>Katie Pollitt</b>, Global Summit Creator - RE•WORK<br>June 22, 2016<p><b>Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new concept, but thanks to breakthroughs in deep</b> …

Machine Learning

Run an Android desktop on almost any computer

Remix OS is a desktop-optimized port of Android-x86 that can be installed on a flash drive and booted on almost any computer.<p>Last month, it was rumored that official Android support would be coming to the Raspberry Pi after an empty directory for the $35 computer was discovered in Google's Android …

Raspberry Pi

How to do the most work in the shortest time

Here are eight simple rules to be time-efficient (so you can do some really focused work when you’ve finished). What are you waiting for?<p>We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an …

Time Management