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14 Modern Fitness Myths Busted

Plenty of athletes swear by these workout prescriptions. But are they science or snake oil? Read on to learn why you should skip the diets, forget about altitude training, and ditch the ice baths.

14. “To Perform Well I Need to Track My Metrics.”

Science Says: In a forthcoming study of fitness …

Exercise Science

Scientists coax stem cells to form 3D 'mini-lungs'

Scientists coax stem cells to form 3D ‘mini-lungs’

Three-dimensional “mini-lungs” coaxed from stem cells and grown in a dish may offer insight into …


The Brave New World of DNA Synthesis

Over the last several decades, DNA – the genetic material of life as we know it – has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a …


Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs


Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.

New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell is the master of dissecting conventional wisdom and coming up with powerful conclusions that challenge what we think we …

Malcolm Gladwell

The UI Infographication

More and more we're seeing information form blossom prior to user interaction. Should we start calling Graphic User Interface: "Infographic User …

UI Design

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity.


In new study, quality parenting trumps quantity

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Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?


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Introduction to Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos has been an interest of mine for quite some time and the potential of the Mesos project and the ecosystem is huge. The project has …

High Availability

Ask DT: Are we in a data scientist bubble?

(People love to talk about bubbles, so I thought we could talk about one closer to home.)

I'm a data scientist. Like most data scientists you meet, I …

Data Science

Top 20 Coworking Spaces for Entrepreneurs

Working remotely doesn’t have to mean being cooped up in your house or apartment. Now there are spaces where remote workers and tech startups can get …


Ken Burns’ stunning new documentary about cancer: “We’ve always been on the cusp of the cure”

Burns and director Barak Goodman talk to us about the ambitious and personal "Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies"

From Monday to Wednesday of this week, PBS will be airing “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” an exhaustive examination of what humanity knows about cancer—scientifically, …

Ken Burns

Oh sh*t, I’m the 1 percent: Secrets of the super-wealthy

I grew up poor. My kids now live in Fairfield County. We all think we're middle-class because we always feel behind

I came to writing about money by accident. After graduating from Trinity College, I went into a PhD program at the University of Chicago to study with the greatest Irish historian of …



A holodeck, in the fictional Star Trek universe, is a simulated reality facility located on starships and starbases. The first use of a "holodeck" by …

Science Fiction

I finally understand why Facebook spent $2 billion on a virtual reality company

Remember computers before the internet? They were helpful for games and getting work done, but they didn't achieve their full potential before networking came along. And since that time, we've seen an explosion in apps that ultimately help us communicate more efficiently, even across countries and …

Virtual Reality

12 Business Incubators Changing The World


Machine Era Titanium Multi-Tool

Keychain tools have always been a popular choice in the world of EDC, but we’ve always had one problem with them during our travels – the blade. Now …


50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …


Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say

You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who …

The Brain

The Benchmark Way: Five Partners Who Make Other VC Firms Look Outgunned And Overstaffed

The first topic of conversation at one of Silicon Valley’s most exclusive dinners is usually the table. Made of a deep brown walnut, the table isn’t oval or square but a distinctive asymmetrical rounded triangle inspired by the French designer Jean-Marie Massaud. It’s been custom-built for its …


Jess Lee, Polyvore - Peter Fenton, Benchmark Capital - Path and Purpose of a First-TIme CEO [Entire Talk]

In this insightful conversation with investor Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital, Polyvore CEO and co-founder Jess Lee talks about her personal and …

Stanford University

Facebook Developers

Modular Retreat

Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion, Michigan. To drastically reduce academic interruption and cut site noise, Garrison decided early on to …


11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you’ve always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.

Incredible core? Abs-olutely.

No one doesn’t want a stronger core. That’s why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for …


10 tips on prototyping UIs with Sketch

Since it was purpose-built for web and mobile design, it’s no surprise that Sketch is one of the fastest and most versatile tools for designing …

Open Data

Fundraising Advice - A Fortune Cookie Message

YCombinator had its Demo Day this week. There were 100+ startups with an unprecedented breadth. I particularly liked the health …


Swift in Production: Scenery

Today, we shipped our first Swift app completely written in Swift: Scenery. From our press release:

Scenery is the Mac app that makes your app or …


Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.

So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Scientific Research

The Science of Dreams and Why We Have Nightmares

The psychology of our built-in nocturnal therapy.

“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind,” Freud argued in his influential treatise The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900. “The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams,” Anaïs Nin wrote in …


Cracking The Boys Club: Jenny Lee On What It Means To Be The Top Woman In Venture Capital

Of the 100 members on this year’s Midas List, you can count all the women on one hand. Though it’s a slight improvement from 2014 when only four female partners made FORBES’ ranking of the world’s top venture capitalists, a male-dominated industry should not thump its chest at only having five …

Venture Capital

18 Warm Breakfast Bowls to Cuddle Up With in the Morning

As much as we love to start the day with a smoothie bowl or cereal and milk, some mornings call for something a little less chilly. Enter, the warm breakfast bowl. Whether savory or sweet, these cold-crushing creations feature everything from assorted grains, eggs and veggies to fruit, chocolate and …