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The 25 Most Powerful Websites

<b>By Adrian Chen</b><p>Sure, with its sprawling server farms, Google is probably the web’s most powerful entity. And everyone knows about the influence of …

Etymology

Crowdfunding: With JOBS Act Title II, the web will ‘eat financing and investing’

Today, a massive change in investment financing goes live. Title II of the JOBS Act, designed to open up more investment capabilities and stimulate the new startup economy, is now in effect. It kills an 80-year ban on telling people that you are raising money.<p>And an even bigger change allowing …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men

This is Kareem Abdul-Jabar's twenty-point plan for becoming a man.<p><b>Why should a young man listen</b> to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That's not a fault of character, but the fact that teens' brains have …

Martial Arts

Gel-Based Super-Roomba Concept Is Improbable And Amazing

I would like to live in the future where a sticky Roomba army is doing all the dusting.<p>Let's just say this up front: this design concept, for a Roomba-like vacuum army, is pretty out-there. But, man, I want to believe.<p>The idea, from Korean designer Juan Lee, is for a set of eight remote-controlled …

To Attract Millennials, Automakers Look To Smartphones

<i>Part of a</i><i>series of stories</i><i>produced in collaboration with</i><i>Youth Radio</i><i>on the changing car culture in America.</i><p>In an effort to attract young people to cars, automakers have set up shop in Silicon Valley and are looking to the digital world as a way to lure them.<p>Millennials are driving less and getting …

15 Mistakes Guys Are Making With Their Suits

One of the most stylish fashion statements a guy can make is a suit. Sure, we love the scruffy flannel-and-jeans look. But when it's time to look sharp, smart and put-together, there is nothing like a suit.<p>When it's done right, that is. Too many men are failing to wear their suits to perfection (or …

Lust for life: Breaking the 120-year barrier in human aging

Is there a limit to how long we can live? What factors might limit human lifespans to 120 years? What would enable us to live substantially longer?<p>In …

Whales

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Markets

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that …

12 Things Successful People Do Differently

I’ve always been fascinated by people who are consistently successful at what they do; especially those who experience repeated success in many areas …

Why Juicing Works: A Cardiologist Explains

Tonight my head is spinning like a centrifugal juicer after attending a lecture by Joe Cross, star of the documentary <i>Fat Sick and Nearly Dead</i>. The …

Nutrition

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …