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This Is the Best Iced Coffee You Will Drink All Summer

Nitro iced coffee comes straight from the tap, like a Guinness.<p>Nearly four years ago, when The Queens Kickshaw, a coffee hub in Astoria, was installing its draft system, a barista got mad at owner Ben Sandler. "He was like, Ben, we've got to figure out something about this iced coffee situation, …

A Chicken Recipe That Stands to Make You Rich

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day—on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: A chicken dinner that tastes like success—for both the young and the not so young.</i><p>Deep within <i>The Breakfast Book</i>, in the glorious “Doughnuts and …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Raw Snack Balls with Apricots, Dates, and Cashews

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A packable snack that's sweet, wholesome, and adaptable to whatever dried fruit and nuts you have on hand.</i><p>When back-to-school season hits, some people get excited …

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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Public gets 1st look at priceless Mormon artifacts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was …

What I’m Reading: Sommelier Raj Vaidya

<i>As the head sommelier of a restaurant with three Michelin stars, Rajeev Vaidya is a man whose good taste is literally certified. At Daniel, Chef</i> …

Opinion: This is the chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — At some point in the next five years, the U.S. stock market is likely to be more than 30% lower than where it …

Stock Markets

How Upcoming FICO Credit Score Changes Might Rock the Economy

Will FICO Score Changes Smack The Economy, Real Estate and The Stock Market?<p>Starting this fall millions of people who up until now had lousy credit scores could see their FICO ranking dramatically improve almost overnight. As a result, they may have access to credit that was otherwise unavailable …

Abrasive Organic Herbicide Method Blasts Weeds To Death

The herbicide uses some ingredients that sound like they could have come from a gritty face wash.<p>One U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher is experimenting with a sandblasting-style method of killing weeds that could be certified organic, Minneapolis' Star Tribune reports. Agronomist Frank …

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Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles that had …

The Founder of Toms Shoes on the Best Breakfast in L.A.

Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms shoes, is a travel fanatic fueled by late-night Buddha Bowls and 6 a.m. cups of espresso.<p>Blake Mycoskie, founder of …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Surveillance

Feel Amazing: Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad that won't make you miss a thing. From avocado to walnuts, this salad has it all.<p>From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we're detoxing from a 4-hour Grey's Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing …

Healthy Eating

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at making business cards more interesting, like the playable Tetris business card. The latest shot at a smart business card has appeared on …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

How An Early Facebook Employee Messed Up, Got Fired, And Cost Himself $185 Million

When Kagan was 24, he was hired as Facebook's 30th employee. He joined the company when it was one year old; it had a few million users and was getting 50,000 new signups per day. Kagan was given two salary options when he joined:<p>Kagan selected the first option, and the stock options would have …

eBooks

Exxon Mobil reports 28% jump in quarterly earnings

Exxon Mobil, the world's largest energy company, reported Thursday another dip in its global production of oil and gas that fell to its lowest level since 2009.<p>Exxon said it produced the equivalent of 3.84 million barrels a day during 2014's second quarter, a 5.7% drop from a year ago and lower …

How many of Twitter’s active users are actually human?

Twitter’s user growth isn’t as strong as it seems.<p>Investors have decided, for better or worse, that the best measure of Twitter’s potential is how many users it adds every three months. The stock jumped more than 20% after the company reported it had 271 million monthly active users (MAUs) at the …

10 Fish Recipes That Will Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

Fisheries producing small, fatty fish like mackerel, herring and sardines generate fewer carbon emissions. Here, 10 delicious fish recipes to help …

Twitter needs to treat shareholders like Facebook does

There was plenty of euphoria among investors and analysts late Tuesday after Twitter reported huge increases in revenue and active users, but the …

Investing

Farmers Who Grow Cocoa Beans Taste Chocolate For The First Time. Their Faces Say It All.

Chocolate. Whatever your preferred form or flavor is, the love of it is something that <i>feels</i> universal, shared between us. We come together over dinner for it, celebrate birthdays and holidays with it. The industry that produces chocolate crisscrosses the entire world.<p>But for the cocoa bean farmers …

Auto earnings and non-melting ice cream — five things to know today

Hello, friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>Yesterday we saw a story that continued a long-standing traditions of weird things involving celebrities at the …

Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.<p>Similar in …

According To Google, The Other Superfoods Have Got Nothing On Quinoa

Everyone is constantly on the look-out for the next superfood. Chronically impatient and eternal suckers for a quick fix to all our problems, all of us -- we're talking everybody the world over -- seem to be perpetually seeking the next best health food. That miracle pill in the form of a …

The 15 Most Common Counterfeit Foods—and How to Identify Them

From olive oil to honey to cinnamon, caviar to milk, a guide to the most commonly counterfeited foods<p>We are generally trusting eaters. A server brings a dish: It must be what the menu says. But labels can lie, and when it comes down to it, can you really tell the difference between one whity flaky …

17 Food Reasons The French Are Better At Life

The French get a lot of flak for, well, being French. They're teased for acting pretentious, and they're accused of displaying feelings of superiority. We're not going to take sides on the matter, but we will say this: When it comes to their food, the French have good reason to get high and mighty. …

How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …