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Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions

Unless you figure out where you are, you won't get to where you want to go.<p>Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean …

Personality

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire

The vast majority of senior professionals don’t want to “retire.” They have interesting, fulfilling work that they’d like to continue — just not at the frenetic pace of top corporate jobs. That’s why so many, lured by the promise of flexible hours, higher rates, and location independence, are …

Who's Who: The 6 Top Thinkers In AI And Machine Learning

Every day it seems we are hearing of new advances made by AIs thanks to Machine Learning, from improving healthcare to beating us at poker, it is often easy to forget that, behind every successful robot, there’s a clever human.<p>The swift pace of change we are seeing today is due to a concerted …

Artificial Intelligence

America’s Most Underrated Cities

"Shh. Don’t tell everyone."<p>Travelers looking for the next undiscovered, under-the-radar destination, pay attention. According to <i>Travel + Leisure</i> …

Undiscovered

Read This Before You Book a Basic Economy Airfare

Airfares are getting so basic.<p>In the name of offering customers more choice, major airline carriers—including American, Delta, and United—are …

Warp Speed Won't Get Us to the Stars, but This Just Might

People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn’t it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear proliferation? Wouldn’t it be nice to move, with a few family members and friends, to a welcoming virgin world?<p>Hollywood makes it seem easy. We …

Cosmic Superclusters, The Universe's Largest Structures, Don't Actually Exist

On the largest scales, the Universe looks like a vast cosmic web. Stars link up into galaxies, which are clustered together in galactic groups. Many groups bound together lead to galaxy clusters, and occasionally clusters merge together, creating even larger clusters. Many clusters together, …

Cosmology

Flexible OLED: Samsung already defending an unassailable lead

2017 will be the year of flexible OLED displays. While this may sound like a pretty familiar refrain, right up there with revolutionary new battery tech, graphene this and vanadium dioxide that, this time it’s different. I promise.<p>It’s pretty easy to get desensitized to this kind of claim, with …

Danish police first in the world to hunt down criminals using bitcoin

It’s hard being a criminal. Surveillance techniques and forensic science are constantly being improved and people are working full-time to destroy your livelihood. That’s why many criminals around the world probably celebrated when the cryptocurrency bitcoin was launched back in 2009.<p>With …

Bitcoin

This 5-Question Test Reveals If Your Running Routine Is Helping You Lose Weight

…Or if you’re sabotaging your own progress.<p>Time for a little game of true or false: The cheapest, simplest, and easiest way to start losing weight is by running.<p>Okay, so it's kind of a trick question (sorry)—because that all depends on your running routine.<p>"Running is one of the most common forms …

City watchdog investigating HSBC over potential financial crime, bank reveals

Evidence uncovered last year triggered FCA action as bank announces a 62% decrease in profits<p>The City regulator is investigating HSBC over potential breaches of money laundering rules after concerns raised last year by the anti-crime monitor installed in Britain’s biggest bank.<p>The bank did not …

The craggy coast with a dark past

A 3.8-mile section of Oregon’s coast is named in remembrance of an elderly, blind Native American woman who was forced to walk for days over the sharp rocks with bare feet.<p>If you listen closely, the wind whispers with stories along the Oregon Coast Trail. A hiker’s instinct is to watch their feet, …

Native Americans

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram - Facts So Romantic

One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Bill Gates' original mission 'always bothered me'

But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who started at the company as a programmer in 1992 and rose to the top job in 2014, thinks Gates' famous mission had a big flaw.<p>"When I joined the company in 1992, we used to talk about our mission as putting a PC in every home, and by the end of the decade we have …

Satya Nadella

Are Cyborgs In Our Future? 'Homo Deus' Author Thinks So

The human species is about to change dramatically. That's the argument Yuval Noah Harari makes in his new book, <i>Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow</i>.<p>Harari is a history professor at Hebrew University in Israel. He tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that he expects we will soon engineer our bodies and minds …

Why Your Organization Needs a Writing Center

When you think of great writers, you probably don’t think of bankers.<p>But this is the story of how a group of bank examiners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, one of 12 banks in the U.S.’s Federal Reserve System, dramatically improved the clarity and impact of their written reports.<p>The …

Why Science Will Never Know Everything About Our Universe

The Universe itself may be finite or may be infinite; the jury is still out. But one thing is certain: the part that’s accessible to us is finite. Even with the expanding Universe, even with all the galaxies and stars and planet and molecules and atoms and subatomic particles in it, there’s only so …

Particles

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Will Federal Employees Work for a President They Disagree With?

After the inauguration of President Trump, there were numerous stories about federal employees leaving the State Department, with perhaps more to follow in environmental and scientific agencies. A number of former government officials expressed worry that the departures would deprive the government …

Reading '300 Arguments' Is Like Jumping In Someone's Mind

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with author Sarah Manguso, whose new book of aphorisms, <i>300 Arguments</i>, tackles motherhood, love, and suicide.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Sarah Manguso's new book is only 90 pages long, and the writing is even more spare. When you first open "300 Arguments," …

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

Quantum Physics

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

'Why Time Flies' Investigates How Humans Experience Time

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Alan Burdick about his book, <i>Why Time Flies</i>. It's an investigation of the sometimes contradictory ways we experience time.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Time, according to a couple of studies, is the most commonly used noun in the English language. I learned that from …

Research: Family Firms Are More Innovative Than Other Companies

Family firms aren’t typically thought of as particularly innovative. More often, they’re viewed as risk averse, traditional, and stagnant.<p>However, many family-owned businesses are among the most innovative in their industries. Consider Herr’s Potato Chips and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. There are …

What does it take to be a great leader in times of change? We asked six experts

<i>Watch a Compact for Responsible Business Leadership and Responsive and Responsible Leadership in 2017 from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting</i> …

Episode 749: Professor Blackjack

Ed Thorp was the first 'quant', the first person to make mathematical analysis and statistics the center of his investing. But he only got there because of a card game.<p>As a young man, Ed Thorp was a mathematician doing pretty much what you'd expect a mathematician to do: teaching, studying, trying …

How to Speak Up If You See Bias at Work

Many people can recall a time when they were exposed to workplace behavior that made them or others uncomfortable. Can you think of a time someone in a meeting joked about another group of people, evoking laughter from everyone else in the room? Or have you worked on a team in which the men seemed …