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The Paradoxical Rise Of The Viral Marriage Proposal

In an age when fewer young Americans express interest in marriage, public engagements are more prevalent than ever — and social media isn't entirely to blame.<p>Late last year, a grand romantic gesture went horribly awry. A Dutch man in a town near Utrecht hired a crane to use in a spectacular …

Relationships

The Programmer’s Price

Want to hire a coding superstar? Call the agent.<p>Not long ago, Stephen Bradley, a New York tech entrepreneur, was looking to expand his company, AuthorBee, which aggregates tweets and Instagram posts and puts them together in story form. Instead of following people, readers can follow their …

How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Distractions at Work (and in Life) | Inc.com

Distraction in the workplace is costly. According to a 2006 survey, lost productivity costs companies $544 billion a year, as employees waste almost two hours a day.<p>There is no shortage of tips to reduce stress and reclaim productivity, but distraction isn't an occasional problem. Instead, it's …

Time Management

How to live for a month in virtual reality

Next year, artist Mark Farid wants to give up a month of his life to virtual reality. If a crowdfunding campaign succeeds, he’ll spend 28 days in a gallery, wearing a VR headset and a pair of noise-canceling headphones. For the duration of the show, all he’ll experience will be video and audio …

What a Prototype Is (and Is Not)

<b>A good user experience doesn’t get delivered just like that.</b> It’s the result of the countless hours of efforts spent in the product development …

Nokia’s new tablet is a gorgeous iPad mini clone powered by Android

Nokia’s decision to sell its smartphone business to Microsoft and leave Windows Phone behind was an excellent choice, it seems. The Finnish firm …

Working while others sleep? Obesity may be a higher risk; here's why

Try as they might to adjust to a schedule that has them toiling while others sleep, swing-shift workers do not fool their bodies into burning calories and using nutrients the way people who obey their internal circadian clocks do, says a new study.<p>The result -- a metabolism that burns fewer …

Sleep

The World’s Best Dogs, According To Math

Sorry bulldogs.<p>London-based data journalist and information designer David McCandless has created some of the most thought-provoking data visualizations of the past few years. Now, he turns his hand to a decidedly more lighthearted (but every bit as important) topic: What dog breed is …

Yes, you have a right to record the police.

A video that emerged over the weekend appears to show Darren Wilson, the cop who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb in August, telling a citizen he doesn't have the right to record video of a 2013 encounter.<p>The details of the entire exchange are a little murky. But in almost …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

Dan Ariely: This Is Probably Your Biggest Productivity Mistake | Inc.com

When it comes to the science of bad decisions, few know as much as Dan Ariely. A professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke, Ariely (who also wrote the bestseller <i>Predictably Irrational</i>) has devoted his career to understanding why people make less than optimal choices. So when he says …

Time Management

Teespring Says It's Minting New Millionaires Selling Its T-Shirts, Raises $35 Million Of Its Own

Some tech companies look to change the way we communicate or can travel in space. Teespring helps people sell t-shirts. Custom, well-made t-shirts. And it’s good at what it does.<p>Teespring has sold 6 million shirts this year through its customers, hundreds of whom make more than $100,000 from their …

iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – November 18, 2014

Need more apps for your favorite device? iOSnoops can help! Here are 14 iPhone and iPad apps that have just gone free.<p>This apps gone free alert …

4 sordid tales of selfishness from the super rich

Greed is not good. For proof, one need only look at some of these rules and regulations handicapping the poor<p>If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of selfishness that has spiraled out of control since the economists of …

Harnessing Business-Led IT

Imagine that a product team wants to add geolocation sensors to their equipment so that they understand where their products are used. The marketing teams are engaging their customers in new mobile experiences. And HR wants to empower workers with community tools for increased productivity through …

The most memorable brand wins and fails of 2014

Ever since Oreo scored a real-time marketing coup during the Super Bowl in 2013, brands have been trying to replicate that success. This year proved …

Researcher Claims to Have Found DNA Evidence Supporting That Some Are Born Gay

Researchers that evaluated hundreds of sets of brothers, some of whom were non-identical twins, say they found evidence that supports a predisposition for homosexuality in a person’s genes, but other scientists question the data.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The researchers conducted genomic analysis …

17 viral pranks that pulled the Internet's leg in 2014

Pranksters took the game to a whole new level in 2014.<p>Back in the old days — you know, before 2006 — a good prank was simple. It used to just involve …

The meme-ification of Ayn Rand: How the grumpy author became an Internet superstar

“Feminist” T-shirts are her latest viral sensation. Why the objectivist’s writings lend themselves to the Web<p>Ayn Rand is not a feminist icon, but it speaks volumes about the Internet that some are implicitly characterizing her that way, so much so that she’s even become a ubiquitous force on the …

10 Productivity Tricks You Should Use to Be Successful | Inc.com

Procrastination frankly just feels good ... right up to the minute when we recall that we really must get things done. That's when it gets ugly. All of us hop into ninja mode and then scramble around until everything gets accomplished--of course, half-heartedly.<p>Then we vow to ourselves that we'll …

Time Management

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users

Growing up in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980s, Whatsapp founder Jan Koum learned to distrust the government and detest its surveillance. After he …

Four surprising tricks to eating healthily

From reheating your pasta to tactically skipping breakfast, Ross Edgley looks at four small lifestyle changes that can make all the difference to your health and wellbeing<p>The funny thing about eating healthily is that it's never really been that hard. We've become so obsessed with counting calories …

Nutrition

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Paypal Launches an App for Pebble Smartwatches

PayPal announced today that users of the service who also own a Pebble smartwatch can now download a special app to make payments directly from the device.<p>Announced in a blog post, the company said the app allows users to make payments at local retailers, restaurants or anywhere else that accepts …