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The perfect pair of pants is just a 3D body scan away

March 6th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

LIKE SO MANY women, Meghan Litchfield dreaded shopping for jeans. There were the garden-variety complaints: inconsistent sizing between brands, the way back pockets stretched or sagged, the humiliation of walking into a dressing room with half a dozen options only to walk out empty-handed. Even the best candidates were ill-fitting. Most of the time, she’d […]



No, Data is not the new oil

March 4th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

“Data is the new oil” is one of those deceptively simple mantras for the modern world. Whether in The New York Times, The Economist, or WIRED, the wildcatting nature of oil exploration, plus the extractive exploitation of a trapped asset, seems like an apt metaphor for the boom in monetized data. Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) […]



Study finds listening to music has negative impact on creativity

March 4th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the music had a positive impact on mood and was […]



Study suggests a key assumption of economic theory may be wrong.

March 1st, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

The concept of equilibrium, one of the most central ideas in economics and one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of economic models, may have serious problems, concludes a study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.



Millennial life: How young adulthood today compares with prior generations

February 26th, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Over the past 50 years – from the Silent Generation’s young adulthood to that of Millennials today – the United States has undergone large cultural and societal shifts. Now that the youngest Millennials are adults, how do they compare with those who were their age in the generations that came before them? In general, they’re […]



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