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HIV Could Be Cured Within Three Years

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, one of the most challenging viruses to hit humankind in the past half-decade, might have a cure in the next three years.<p>…

Immunotherapy

A 52-year-old tech journalist went to work for a startup. It did not go well.

"On the second floor there are shower rooms, which are intended for bike commuters and people who jog at lunchtime, but also have been used as sex cabins."<p>Dan Lyons accomplished a lot in his two-plus decades as a writer. He wrote two novels, he held jobs with publications like Newsweek and Forbes …

Startups

LinkedIn has lost its Vision

The PromiseA few years ago, I worked at LinkedIn. At that time, Reid Hoffman had a very clear vision for LinkedIn.LinkedIn was “Resume 2.0” for the …

Dog Food

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the New Movie 'Joy' | Inc.com

The best line in <i>Joy</i>, the latest film from writer and director David O'Russell (<i>Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, America Hustle</i>), comes from a character with comparatively little screen time.<p>"It's about the hands," says Neil Walker, played by Bradley Cooper, when explaining to his newest …

Entrepreneurship

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

Ralph Lauren

Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It's the last privilege of a free mind

Lean in to boredom, not your smart phone screen. You’ll learn more about yourself and the world around you than you think<p>Confessing to boredom is confessing to a character-flaw. Popular culture is littered with advice on how to shake it off: find like-minded people, take up a hobby, find a cause …

Creativity

Desperate Elephants Shot With Poison Arrows Travel To Humans For Help

Last month, a wild elephant and two of his friends were attacked by poachers. Wounded by poisoned arrows, they trudged across the African landscape …

21 American habits I lost in India

Featured Photo: Rachel Rueckert<p>1. Expecting things immediately.<p>I come from a microwave culture with expressions like “time is money.” In India, I …

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Russia

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

Osama Bin Laden

New Excavation Will Expand China's Terra Cotta Warriors Attraction

China is expanding the ranks of the famed Terra Cotta Warrior army with new excavations expected to yield hundreds more of the ancient life-size …

Scientists are skeptical about the secret blood test that has made Elizabeth Holmes a billionaire

An innovation that accomplishes those three things has the potential to disrupt an industry. But such innovations are rare.<p>Theranos, a company founded by Stanford sophomore Elizabeth Holmes in the fall of 2003 (she dropped out a few months later) has generated a lot of buzz for developing a …

Genetic Engineering

Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

Rarely do you see the CEO of a $180 billion company care much about its warehouse workers.<p>But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company’s fulfillment centers, where Amazon‘s orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has …

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth spurt

Pulling out lingering follicles could stimulate the scalp into a burst of regeneration, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering follicles could …

Archaeology

Russian defense minister explains why the Kremlin is militarizing the Arctic

Because of the new importance placed upon the region, Russia has undertaken a series of measures to militarize the Arctic ranging from building a military base on the Finnish border to developing a new military command to respond to threats.<p>In a ministry board meeting on February 24, Russian …

Russia

The fly farm providing sustainable animal feed

The world’s largest fly farm is about to open in South Africa as part of an initiative to produce sustainable feed for chicken and fish.<p>Industrial …

Agriculture

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

Why We Should Build Cloud Cities on Venus

"At 50 kilometers up, Venus is remarkably Earth-like, excluding the need for any serious terraforming projects."<p>Geoffrey Landis, 59, of Columbus, Ohio, is a scientist and prolific science fiction writer. Last year, he was the recipient of the Robert A. Heinlein Award, given in honor of the sci-fi …

Space

20 Tips for Getting More Done Every Day | Inc.com

<i>Chad Halvorson is the CEO of ThisClicks, maker of When I Work, a web-based mobile employee scheduling software.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, getting things done is incredibly important. You have to have vision, you have to plan, and you have to work with great people. But if you …

Time Management

7 Weird Reasons Your Back Hurts

<b>Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to research published earlier this year.</b> <i>(Photo by Roger Harris/Science Photo</i> …

Pain