Vincent Goh

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10 Ways Climate Science Has Advanced Since An Inconvenient Truth

The aughts were an inconvenient time for environmentalism. President George W. Bush declared the Kyoto Protocol, the first international treaty meant …

Climate Change

'Safe' Doses Of Sugar May Still Pose Health Risks

If you think it takes a lot of sugar to mess with your body, a new study out in <i>Nature Communications</i> today may challenge that belief. The research reported that when mice were fed a diet of 25% added sugar, the females died twice as often as those fed regular diets, and males were less likely to …

Creating The Perfect Elevator Pitch

For every entrepreneur, it represents a dream come true, but also a potential nightmare: the elevator pitch. No other situation is fraught with so much angst, yet filled with so much opportunity. Face to face with a possible customer, partner or investor, you have mere seconds to bring to life how …

Meet Vaclav Smil, the Canadian polymath whose books Bill Gates is racing to read

A few weeks ago, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates published his personal summer reading list on his blog Gates Notes. Of the eight titles, two are by the same author, a Canadian professor emeritus you’ve probably never heard of: Vaclav Smil.<p>“I’m trying to read everything he writes, …

Bill Gates

Feed Your Career Octopus: Tips For Finding (And Keeping) Awesome Mentors

Research shows that mentors are an important and valuable asset for career planning. Everyone from Martha Stewart to Kid President to your high school English teacher can fill the role. Here’s advice on developing those coveted relationships.<p>You’ve just landed your first job.<p>Or it’s your second, or …

Entrepreneurship

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.