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Economist Wins Genius Grant For Proving That Most Traders Are Idiots

The MacArthur Foundation gave out its latest batch of "genius grants" yesterday, recognizing "exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."<p>One of the winners is a CalTech economist most famous for calling traders idiots.<p>In 2010, Dr. Colin Camerer co-authored, …

The Sexiest CEOs Alive!

Then there are some who can do it with, well, a certain <i>je ne sais quoi.</i><p>We've scoured the world to find the sexiest Chief Executives on the planet.<p>Sexiness, we will remind you, is a subjective measure — and it's not just about looks. It's also about success, power, ambition, charisma, altruism, …

25 Things That Make You Happier

In her book, "The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want," psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky says a person's happiness is 50% due to genetics, 10% due to circumstances, and the remaining 40% is "within our power to change."<p>But it takes work.<p>That's why we've compiled 25 …

17 Things That Will Make You Live Longer

Google just launched a new startup, Calico, that is focusing on ways to prevent aging.<p>According to Time, which has the full story, the project will "start small and focus entirely on researching new technologies."<p>It sounds like it's going to be a while before we see the life-enhancing benefits of …

Virgin Mobile Is Using A Clever Eye-Tracking Trick To Get People To Watch Its Video Ad

Virgin Mobile is using a cool webcam technology to make its latest video ad an interactive experience that encourages viewers not to click away.<p>With help from creative agency Mother NY and digital production lab Rehab Studio, Virgin Mobile produced an advertisement in which the on-screen video …

35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a recent Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>Here are the top 35 …

The 15 Greatest New York Stories Ever Told

These 15 books tell tales of New York in the days of Jewish tenements, the Beatnik Generation, and modern day Upper East Side affluence.<p>We consider these books some the greatest New York stories ever told, as they show the city in all its history, culture, grandeur, and disillusion.<p><i>Have a</i> …

Strange Translucent Snail Discovered 3,000 Feet Below Ground

An odd new species of snail, with a translucent shell, was found about 3,000 feet underground in a Croatian cave.<p>This new kind of snail appears to be blind, but seeing isn't a very important sense when you live in a dark underground cave. The snail was found in one of the deepest caves on Earth.<p>It …

Daft Punk Releases Latest 'Lose Yourself To Dance' Music Video

Daft Punk is following up their "Get Lucky" song of the summer with a new music video for "Lose Yourself To Dance."<p>Featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, the video is full of disco, glittering St. Laurent jackets, and of course, gold-plated helmets.<p>"An insular production, the video was …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

Every Business Person Involved At All With The Internet Should Glance At This Presentation

He's done non-technical people in the Internet industry around the world a huge favor.<p>He made made a presentation called "Fundamentals of Web for Non-Developers."<p>He says the purpose of the deck is educate "business people" on "concepts of the Web and Web applications," "understand how Web-based …

Former Wall Streeter Says Women Should Skip Business School

While Hemphill tells women specifically to skip B-school, her advice should be geared toward any 20-something professional. Not just women.<p>She argues that your 20s are vital and getting an MBA during it will only waste your time. She says this is especially true for women, citing a Harvard study …

The 12 Most Overrated Jobs In 2013

Job search site CareerCast used survey data that "weighed stress, physical demands, and both the current and future employment outlook" across occupations and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to create a list of the most overrated jobs of 2013, released on Tuesday. The list also takes into …

CREDIT SUISSE: 3D Printing Is Going To Be Way Bigger Than What The 3D Printing Companies Are Saying

Three-dimensional printing was recently named by Goldman Sachs as one of eight technologies that are going to creatively destroy how we do business.<p>In a new note, a Credit Suisse team led by Julian Mitchell dives into the sector, coming up with some projected growth figures and pinpointing which …

The Author Of The 'Eat-A-Bug' Cookbook Explains How To Make Tarantulas Taste Good

Chugrad McAndrews David George Gordon is a self-described naturalist who's made a career of writing about and eating bugs. His famed "Eat-A-Bug Cookbook" is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and now Gordon has released a revised and updated version, complete with new recipes and beautiful …

'Intelligent' Surgical Knife Can Detect Cancerous Tissue

The device, built by researchers at London's Imperial College, could allow doctors to cut back on additional operations to remove further pieces of cancerous tumors.<p>The technology, effectively merging an electrosurgical knife that cuts through tissue using heat with a mass spectrometer for chemical …

Hutten Palast | Caravan Hotel Berlin

Crazy project by a group of friends from Berlin, Germany, urban camping under a roof! To achieve this, they recovered an old factory in Neukolln, …

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Why Silicon Valley Is Completely Unique

In a recent interview, tech guru Marc Andreessen noted that, although Beijing has great potential to be the next Silicon Valley, it probably never will be. Despite the great engineering talent and enormous market, its lack of openness is a serious liability.<p>While many might argue with Andreessen's …

Why Modernism Is The Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Architecture

As Salingaros explains, not only is it impossible to have any "Green" architecture within a modernist framework, but, moreover, Modernism encourages us to deny our biologically-evolved senses and embrace an unnatural, inhuman built world - and why? Because there's a whole lot of money and power …

11 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Iceland's Blue Lagoon This Summer

A 40-minute drive from Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon is a gorgeous geothermal spa that's one of the most-visited places in Iceland.<p>At an average temperature of around 100 °F, the lagoon's nutrient-rich waters are reported to fix all sorts of skin ailments, from psoriasis to eczema. People travel …

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33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

However, this survivorship bias is problematic. Jason Cohen of Smart Bear Software does a nice job articulating this issue stating:<p>Luckily, the startup community often courageously shares their stories — even when things don't end well.<p><i>This list was compiled by ChubbyBrain and was suggested by</i> …

13 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Happier Person

That's what we learned from 13 scientific studies that discovered small changes we can all make to improve our outlook on life.<p>From writing down the good parts of your day to simply smiling, here are a few proactive steps you can take towards becoming a happier you.

Quantum Computing Could Lead To A Gigantic Leap Forward

But once you understand it, and its vast processing power, you'll understand that this new Digital Age we're living in has barely scratched the surface of the computer potential.<p>Simply put, today's computers rely on electrons — electricity — flying around on circuits to deliver information in …

Attaching These Handlebars To Your Bike Gives It Turn-By-Turn GPS Navigation, Turn Signals, And A Speedometer

The versatile handlebars combine GPS tracking, turn-by-turn notifications, proximity lighting, and turn signals in a way that's simple and doesn't require you to buy a new bike. Just exchange them with your old handlebars.<p>Recently blowing past its $70,000 Kickstarter goal, the Helios Bars are the …

A Photographer Climbed To The Top Of Dubai's Burj Khalifa Skyscraper To Get The Perfect Shot

National Geographic photographer Joe McNally climbed all the way to the top of Dubai's 2,722-foot-tall Burj Khalifa tower just to get a picture.<p>The building — the world's tallest — was made famous when Tom Cruise swung from it in "Mission Impossible 4." But McNally rose even higher than Cruise, to …

A London Sushi Chain Delivers Dinner By Drone

London-based chain YO! Sushi is testing a new way to get food to customers' tables: The flying tray.<p>Already known for their utility belt serving system, YO! Sushi is now testing four-propeller flying "iTrays" with flat tops to carry plates across its restaurants, the company says in a new YouTube …

The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More

And sometimes it takes years — like with the dumb phones that grew like mold from the mid-1990s through the late 2000s.<p>And now, for example, the prevalence of smart mobile devices has spurred the mobile app industry, an entirely new piece of infrastructure which supports thousands of companies and …

13 Things That Seem Like Scams But Are Actually Really Great

People are always on the lookout for scams. You kind of have to be, these days.<p>While a website may assure you you're that millionth visitor, you probably don't want to risk it for an iPod. Believe it or not, <i>male performance enhancements</i> are probably just playing into people's own self-doubts. And …

Startup Creates A Way To Inhale Nicotine Without All The Smoke, Raises $75 Million From Sean Parker And Others

E-cigarette maker NJOY just scored a $75 million round of investment including $10 million from Sean Parker and $5 million from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, reports The Wall Street Journal's Mike Esterl.<p>Music star Bruno Mars is also an investor. He even posted a photo of himself on Twitter using …

13 Money Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself By Age 30

There are books, blogs and Twitter accounts dedicated solely to helping people cross that line in the best shape for their future. They do this by telling you to get rid of debt, stop shopping so much, start a 401(k) and brace yourself for wrinkles.<p>But in my opinion, it takes a lot more than a …