I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself. In a book called “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying,” a palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying. It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives [...]
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Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review looks back at the stories, trends, and events that were shared most across the social network this last year. The year in review details the most talked about topics globally and for individual countries. It also shows the life events people felt most compelled to share.
Automation could do away with hundreds of millions of “simple” jobs. Over the next ten years the Web is set to change our lives dramatically. This will also raise questions about the use of personal data and the need to balance new powers with ethics.
There are two eye drugs that have been declared equivalently miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically, they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company.
Teens still watch 20 hours of TV a week. Favorite technologies and online behavior of teenagers has a way of predicting the entire country’s favorite technologies and online behavior. From Facebook, to mobile-phone addiction and Snapchat, the habits we dismissed yesterday as silly and childish have a way of going national.
Will cloud seeding work to wash the smog out of the air? China has a severe air pollution problem. Smog has done everything from grounding planes at major airports to closing schools across the country. China’s smog is so dense that it’s even crept over to Japan and across other parts of Asia. China is working on [...]
Where do students have it worst? Student debt is a national problem that affects all 50 states (51, if you count D.C.). The amount and frequency with which undergraduates borrow varies vastly from state to state, some of which are far better at providing an affordable education than others.
Piper Jaffray got this when he last surveyed teenagers to learn how they spend money. Nobody ever said it was easy being a teenager but, this make it look fun. Clothes (including shoes), electronics, movies, music, video games, concerts, accessories, food: That is the life. And together, it makes up about 70 percent of the teen [...]
Who has been hiring and hasn’t? After the start of the worst six months for the U.S. labor market since the Great Depression five years ago, we learned last week that 203,000 new jobs were created in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 7%. Discussion in the immediate aftermath of the news centered on whether [...]
How will technology play out in 2014? Silicon Valley may again need to watch out for Microsoft, cheap smartphones will hit markets, and the Edward Snowden revelations will launch the Year of Encryption. Those are a few predictions from Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service newsletter, long a must-read for industry [...]