The European Union recently announced a ban on halogen light bulbs, to persuade the public to switch to LED lamps. It’s unlikely to raise many eyebrows. There are, after all, lots of different lamps on
TravelTraveler Magazine Despite taking hundreds of trips to Japan's iconic mountain, this photographer has never climbed it. For the second time in its history National Geographic Traveler went to Your
Having spent the past 10 years relentlessly studying psychology, self-improvement, and entrepreneurship, there are many people who have inspired and influenced my thinking. However, over the past 3 years,
On her 29th birthday, Cait Flanders banned herself from shopping for a whole year. After two years of aggressively paying off debt, she found herself spending money aimlessly and barely saving anything.
Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him. "Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?" one whispered. "No," the replied.
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull? Don't you listen to rich people
Jaden Smith wants to be the Elon Musk of bottled water — and it could revolutionize a $16 billion industry
• Jaden Smith is launching a new line of flavored bottled water.• JUST Water uses bottles that cut down on CO2 emissions. It also invests in local communities and actually encourages customers to reuse
I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the product, I'll
We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams. When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply. In 1935, when the Social Security
After 12 years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business around.
One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving
An early Facebook exec explains why investing in startups without meeting them is the future of venture capital
• Chamath Palihapitiya is trying to blow up the old-school, biased venture capital industry in every way he can think of.• In the past few months he announced two new plans. One is a potentially industry-changing
A raccoon, a cat, two foxes and a pair of amiable aliens are in a heated race to win the hearts of Japanese kids. Surrounded by cheering students at a Dec. 7 media event at the Kakezuka Elementary School
The first season focuses on NPR-style stories in Spanish. Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories.
Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had the unique pleasure of flying into four of the most populated cities* in the world: Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City. The metropolitan area each
The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote. Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft
Benjamin Franklin famously said that "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." In the digital age, knowledgeable workers could soon be rewarded with crypto tokens, along with gaining all the
When developed countries face challenges like an aging population, a shrinking workforce, and weak growth, one solution is to open up to immigrants. Japan, instead, has tapped older women to join the and
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days — the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people