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XPRIZE‘s competitions touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like healthcare, oceanography and even space exploration. The organization is currently designing a competition in the field of cybersecurity. In this…

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Technically Incorrect: On a snowy trail in the woods, a bear meets a Swedish man -- and apparently meets its match.

The Verge summer movie guide: the biggest and buzziest films of the season

Solstice be damned: in the movie business, summer begins in May. Theaters become awash with equal parts over-the-top blockbuster action and family-friendly escapades — explosions and hugs, in other...

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Best Deals Of The Week: 35% Off The Edge iPhone 6 Battery Powercase plus other discounted iPhone Cases [Deals Hub]

There are so many great offers in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub that it’s easy to miss one. We try to alert you to all of the best deals around, and this is your chance to catch those savings that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Take a look at the best deals of the week from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. You’ll be glad you did, and your wallet will thank you, too.

Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million

While Expedia didn’t say why it is exiting the eLong business, the overwhelming evidence points to this being a financial decision. eLong has struggled to turn in profit — it recorded a $33 million (EBITDA) loss in its recent Q1 2015. Prospects of a turnaround any time soon were remote, and the street seems happy with the divestment: Expedia shares jumped 7 percent on news of the deal on Friday.

The Rules of Engagement: How Social Media Has Changed the Landscape

Brand awareness and loyalty are critical pieces to the marketing puzzle for every small business. Consistent efforts to engage can result in lead generation, customer retention and long-term growth. However, so often the branding focus gets lost in the mix and companies become online billboards, focused on sending out messages while forgetting about the importance of real, true engagement. Are you doing what it takes, as a small business owner, to reach the right demographics through a system of targeted engagement? Do you have a process or are you throwing things out hoping something catches on?

What Is Generation Z, And What Does It Want?

Our brains are becoming more attention deficient mainly because of all of the chemicals and toxins that are added to our food and water by the corporations that run the world.. Parts of the brain also start to literally shut down as we stare into screens for more than a few minutes. It's not a filter, it's brain damage. There are also hormone disrupting chemicals in our food, water, and plastic, which can alter someone's hormonal balance.. This is just one of the many ways that the elite are successfully accomplishing their gay agenda.. and turning us all against each other. They also use Hollywood, TV and corporate 'news' to subtly brainwash all of us.. They have turned men versus women, husband vs wife, black vs white, gay vs straight, false religion vs real spirituality with our Creator and His Son.. all of this is to push their luciferian agenda.. and divide and conquer all of us. Don't be fooled by the great deception! Learn the truth:

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Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources

Charter hopes its deal for Time Warner Cable will be viewed more favorably by regulators. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of the two companies last week to convey that the agency is not opposed to any and all cable deals, The Wall Street Journal reported. Any deal would be considered on its own merits, the paper quoted Wheeler as saying.

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Anderson Cooper: Why "No Plan B" Is The Only Plan

I’m a big believer in creating your own opportunity if no one gives you one. When you work at a company, people there tend to see you a certain way. In my case, they viewed me as a fact-checker—so the notion that I could be a reporter didn’t occur to anybody. Had I asked, they would have probably said no because I wasn’t on the right career path. Sometimes you have to do something drastic to change people’s perception of you. For me, that was hatching a plan to quit my job as a fact-checker and go overseas to shoot stories by myself. I would make the stories as interesting and dangerous as possible, and then offer them to Channel One for such a low price that the stories would be hard to refuse. I knew I could live so cheaply overseas that it wouldn’t matter how little I earned. A friend agreed to make me a fake press pass and loan me his home video camera. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I figured I’d learn along the way.

How to answer the question: "Am I dying?"

Knowing how to interact with a soon-to-die patient isn’t something that EMTs are trained for, says O’Reilly. He had to learn on the job, by observing colleagues and relying on his own sense of empathy. It isn’t common for first responders to talk openly about their interactions with dying patients, but, says O’Reilly, it’s vital: “I feel that people want to know. It’s one of those questions that you don’t know the answer to until you’re there: What’s going to happen when I die? What’s going to happen when I’m in that situation?” he says. “Unfortunately, I’ve seen the steps prior to death, and hopefully giving this TED Talk can give people comfort knowing that it’s not going to be that bad.”

Where good ideas come from

People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.

5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Vietnam 40 years on: how a communist victory gave way to capitalist corruption

It was this shift that allowed the Coffee Lady in 1988 to leave the textile factory to become a trader. Each morning, she says, she would get up at 4am to prepare coffee in time to travel across the city. By 5am, she was sitting on a small chair outside the newspaper office. Change was all around her during the 1990s. Foreign investors were allowed to come in and private businesses were encouraged – free trade, free markets, profits for some, wages for others. Behind the scenes, the government was sending signals of compromise to Washington. It stopped asking for the $3.5bn reconstruction aid or compensation for Agent Orange and war crimes. It even agreed to repay the old Saigon regime’s war debt of $146m. By 1994, the US was appeased and lifted the trade embargo that had been throttling Vietnam for nearly 20 years. The World Bank, the IMF and other donors began to help. The economy started growing by up to 8.4% a year, and Vietnam was soon one of the world’s biggest exporters of rice.

The Galaxy-Sized Video Game

The game’s chief architect is a thirty-four-year-old computer programmer named Sean Murray. He is tall and thin, with a beard and hair that he allows to wander beyond the boundaries of a trim; his uniform is a pair of bluejeans and a plaid shirt. In 2006, frustrated by the impersonal quality of corporate game development, Murray left a successful career with Electronic Arts, one of the largest manufacturers of video games in the world. He believes in small teams and in the idea that creativity emerges from constraint, and so, in 2008, he and three friends founded a tiny company called Hello Games, using money he raised by selling his home. Since then, its sole product has been a game called Joe Danger, about a down-and-out stuntman whose primary skill is jumping over stuff with a motorcycle. Joe Danger, released in several iterations, earned a reputation for playability and humor. (In one version, it is possible to perform stunts as a cupcake riding a bike.) But it was hardly the obvious predecessor to a fully formed digital cosmos. No Man’s Sky will, for all practical purposes, be infinite.

3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.

This insane device promises to give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

This has other benefits, too. Anyone who gets this bionic lens surgically implanted would never get cataracts, since the eye’s natural lenses, which are prone to decay, would have been replaced with these artificial ones. And this is much safer than laser surgery, which involves burning away healthy corneal tissue and also results in other complications, like problems with glare and trouble driving at night. Webb’s solution has none of these issues; the quality of your vision will always be perfect, and it will not deteriorate over time.

Don't regret regret

We're taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using her own tattoo as an example, Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regrets.

How to buy happiness

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

How to live to be 100+

To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past age 100.

This Experiment Shows What Happens To Your Body When Everything You Eat Is Organic

This is an article which educates people about the benefits of choosing to eat organic. It is an article opens up your eyes to say 'don't be ignorant and hide your head in the sand. If you can grow your own organic food then go ahead and do it. The more you demand organic food there will be more of a supply and the prices will come down! You have a choice! Poor doesn't mean you cannot think. You sill have a choice if you want to grow your own even if you are poor.

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Jay believes these wounds belong to all of us: "You can imagine how many times each of these men and women have heard a parent tell their child, 'Don't look. Don't stare at him. That's rude.' I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them."

Cancer Vaccine Exists, Goes Unused

Of note, teenagers do sometimes faint after HPV vaccination. "We think it's really important for the teens, the parents, and the clinicians," Schuchat said, "to observe them for 15 minutes or so after vaccine is given because kids are just running off and sometimes pass out. There was actually even a death from someone who fainted shortly after getting one of these vaccines and was in a car accident. So we think it's important to not jump off the table and run off and go about your business, but to actually rest for 15 minutes." 

How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. David Grady has some ideas on how to stop it.

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

Tankersley and Grothaus don't understand how a project gets made in "the Hollywood Model" (which apparently has become the hot thing to talk about, since I'm seeing it bandied about everywhere -- and ironic, considering how trendy it is to criticize how Hollywood works within the media business). Directors don't hire teams. Producers hire everyone, including directors, and oversee the entire project before, during and after the actual production. They collaborate with directors to hire those who work closely with the directors, but they also hire everyone else. Producers also interface with the studio. Not directors. If anything, good producers shield their directors from studio interference. Directors are an important creative, but only one in a group of creatives who all need support and guidance from their producers. Are some directors also producers? Yes, but the vast majority are not. Please understand the Hollywood Model before pontificating how well it might work in the future.

12 Hidden Facebook Features Only Power Users Know

And we're not even talking about the third-party Facebook apps or browser add-ons , we're talking about all the official, baked-in, easily accessible functions that are just a few clicks away. As you'll see in our slideshow, there are even some functions that appear to be leftovers from bygone eras that we're not even sure Facebook still knows are there.

The mathematics of love

Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.

These Are The New Rules of Work

This is horrible, a genuine, truly Living Hell. Living to work rather than working to live? Human beings no longer humans but "productivity units," (gotta be more productive, ya know, faster faster, more more) with no idea of where they'll be able to pay bills next year, of if they can, with almost everything today horribly expensive, before future inflation of prices. And to be available to the job 24/7?? This is literally a Living Hell, with human beings turned into machines or beasts of burden, nothing more, expendable and just waiting for the machine to break down. Like mules used to be. Human mules. Anything resembling even our current way of life is not sustainable with this model. The outcome will at some point be revolt or wholesale crime and social breakdown. Come to think of it, crime with its risk of prison sounds a better choice for many than this mockery of human "life" as portrayed here.

Amy Poehler Is Really Making Herself Uncomfortable

Many of Poehler’s producing projects involve emerging female talent. "It’s selfish," she insists. "I just like working with women." But many fans see her as a feminist activist, changing the world one laugh line at a time. "She never apologizes for being a woman, and always does things exactly the way she wants," says Lyonne. "It’s just her way of existing. And it trickles down into all her projects, like helping all these young female comedians." And not just comedians. Poehler and friends Meredith Walker and Amy Miles launched a digital series in 2008 to boost young girls’ confidence (in every episode, Poehler talks to a regular girl with a unique interest or ability, always ending the interview with an impromptu happy dance). Smart Girls at the Party, as the show was called, was first on YouTube in 2012 as part of Google’s Original Channels Initiative. It eventually became an expanded website renamed and was bought by Legendary Entertainment last October. It currently has about 5 million viewers and nearly a million likes on Facebook.

The Top 25 U.S. Cities For Jobs This Year

That’s part of the problem with cities such as San Jose, which took top honors in last year’s employee satisfaction survey. "San Jose has a very active job market and satisfied employees, ranking first for hiring opportunity and second for job satisfaction," explains Chamberlain. "However, San Jose’s overall Glassdoor Job Score was significantly weighed down by the affordability factor, coming in at #46 for cost of living."

34 files to raise $75 million through initial public offering

The company, which was founded in 2000, has been pushing hard in the home automation sector in the last five years, signing deals with service providers to offer security and products that let consumers control their lights, locks and other appliances remotely. It sells both hardware and service contracts to alarm companies, but says it has over 2.3 million subscribers, most of whom are residential. counts its customers as the end consumer of its service—the people like you and me who pay the alarm company.

Want to enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors? Turn your lights off at dusk.

The results were staggering. For one month, beginning at dusk and ending at dawn, Wehr’s subjects were removed from every possible form of artificial light. During the first three weeks, they slept as usual, only for about an hour longer. (After all, he reasoned, like most Americans, they were probably sleep deprived.) But at week four a dramatic change occurred. The participants slept the same number of hours as before, but now their sleep was divided in two. They began each night with about four hours of deep sleep, woke for two hours of quiet rest, then slept for another four.

Can we all "have it all"?

Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.

When Were Most People With Your Name Born (And How Many Are Still Alive)?

What sets this tool apart from others that use similar data is how it separates the living from the dead—a black line measures the number of people given a particular name year by year, while the shaded blue area shows the number of those people who are currently living. Olsen uses this data to then give us the median year of birth for people with that name and an age range that they most likely fall into. Once you've found a chart, you can even download the data to do with it what you wish.

Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs

Assuming that you plan to connect your PC to the Net or slap a thumb drive into one of its USB ports, you’ll need to have antimalware software installed. Windows 8 ships with Windows Defender activated by default (if your PC’s manufacturer didn’t preinstall premium antivirus trialware), and that’s a lot better than nothing, but Windows Defender isn’t as effective at fighting off the barbarian hordes as third-party options are.

How to grow a tiny forest anywhere

A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.

How cultures around the world think about parenting

Both in Japan and Norway, parents are focused on cultivating independence. Children do things alone early, whether it’s walking to school or to the movies. The frames, however, are different. In Scandinavia, there is an emphasis on a democratic relationship between parents and children. In Sweden especially, the “rights” of a child are important. For example, a child has the “right” to access their parents’ bodies for comfort, and therefore should be allowed into their parents’ bed with them in the middle of the night. If a parent doesn’t allow them, they are both denying them their rights and being a neglectful parent. In parts of Asia, meanwhile, co-sleeping with a family member through late childhood is common. Korean parents spend more time holding their babies and having physical contact than most. But within a family, obedience is key — not democracy.

7 Habits Of People Who Are Happy At Work

While they strive for more in life, happy people are constantly aware of all the reasons they have to be grateful. They express their gratitude freely and openly, and are quick to offer thanks to those who help them or do a kind deed. This attitude of gratitude attracts people to the positive energy that they give off. Colleagues want to be around them and work with them. When things are not going well, they choose to focus on all of the things that have gone well in their lives.

7 TED Talks on the complexity of memory

The mind is a diligent recorder, taking note of all that happens and storing data on it for retrieval later, right? Well actually, no. Enjoy these 7 illuminating talks on the science—and oddities—of our memory.

Meet the multimillionaire Instagrammer who claims he can turn your 'pennies into millions'

Look no further than the feed of Timothy Sykes , a multimillionaire who, just like Belfort, made a fortune trading penny stocks in his early twenties. Also similar to Belfort, he has a side career teaching people how to be as successful as he is.

20 free PC apps to ease daily tasks

The stock version of Rainmeter is utterly beautiful and jam-packed with widgets that display helpful information like a calendar, RSS feeds, weather conditions, and how your computer's running—handy-dandy stuff. But here's the big draw: Anybody can create and share Rainmeter skins, and a thriving ecosystem has blossomed around the software. Seriously, if you can think of a design or function you'd like to see, there's a good chance there's already a Rainmeter theme for it.

Gay marriage poster family warns over stock image sites - BBC News

A family whose image was used in a poster campaign by a group opposing gay marriage in the Irish Republic say they were "naive" about stock photo sites.

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem

Understanding this complex and rapidly evolving space can be challenging. In a new explainer ,  BI Intelligence  offers a high-level look at the payments industry — how it functions, who the key players are, and the trends shaping the industry. We start by explaining payment-card processing, since the majority of consumer payments and transaction volume flow through this system. From there we take a look at how consumers' move to mobile devices is changing the way we pay, and which players stand to benefit.

Peek Inside The Gorgeous Notebooks Of Professional Soccer Broadcasters

Surprisingly, Barnes tells the soccer magazine Eight by Eight that he rarely refers to these notes during broadcast. Instead, they’re a "crutch" in case he needs them. And assembled en masse, they serve as a journal of his career. "If I was a newspaper reporter, I could keep my match reports," he tells the magazine, "but radio is transient, so my notebook is my personal record of the matches I cover."

How To Write Better Emails

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'Star Trek' garden gnomes: Where no lawn ornament has gone before - CNET

Kirk and Spock are both standard fare as far as geeky gnomes go. It gets more interesting when we move along to the redshirt gnome. The unfortunate ornament is expired, lying on his side with crossed-out eyes, embracing the fate of all redshirts. It reads, "Join Starfleet they said. It'd be fun they said."

Why 30 is not the new 20

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

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