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Steve Blank: The unexpected reason why people start their own companies

April 22nd, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

A controversial study suggests that people become entrepreneurs because they realize they’re worth more than their resumes. If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss,” “I love risk,” “I want flexible work hours,” […]



Failed ‘Utopias’ throughout history

April 15th, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

An illustrated account of both evil and righteous attempts to create a “perfect” society. They were all fantastically unsuccessful.



Face-swapping videos could lead to more ‘fake news’

April 15th, 2018 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

Fake news has been a problem swamping the internet. Now there is a way to make fake videos with nothing more than your laptop. FakeApp can be used to make fake videos of people using images or other videos of them. Several social media platforms are filled with these deepfakes. While the technology still needs […]



America’s gender-fluid future, in 100 years of baby name trends

April 14th, 2018 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

In 1910, just 5% of American babies named “Charlie” were girls. Over 100 years later, girl Charlies took over their male counterparts for the first time in 2016—making up 51% of the share. With little fuss or fanfare, Charlie has gone gender-neutral.



Japan’s prisons area haven for elderly women

April 8th, 2018 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

Lonely seniors are shoplifting in search of the community and stability of jail. Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost twice the share in the U.S.), has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime. Complaints and arrests […]



A third of Millennials aren’t sure the earth is round, survey finds

April 8th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

CBS Local — A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape.



Generation Z is already bored by the internet

April 6th, 2018 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Teenagers today have unprecedented access to technology, and yet many report that they’ve never been so bored. There is a notion among older people that teens, with their smartphones and unlimited internet access, never experience boredom. CNN and other media outlets have repeatedly declared that smartphones have killed boredom as we know it. “Today, we […]



How We’ll Survive When Artificial Intelligence Gets Smarter Than Us

April 4th, 2018 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

Physicist Max Tegmark has borne witness to the rise of artificial intelligence and insists that we start thinking about what it means for humanity—before machines decide for us. The artificial intelligence revolution is here, and MIT physics professor Max Tegmark believes the implications are vaster than most of us imagine. Tegmark, cofounder and president of […]



73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product

April 3rd, 2018 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

It’s not even close to avocado toast. In 2015, Nielsen polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries around the world. They wanted to know more about what influences how people feel about brands, and how those feelings impact buying behavior. One overwhelming conclusion of the report? That across the board, consumers are willing to pay extra […]



Perfect prams for perfect parents: the rise of the bougie buggy

April 2nd, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

How the rise of the luxury pram capitalised on the status anxiety of a new generation of parents Before she had a baby, Kari Boiler never noticed what kinds of buggies were on the streets. But when Boiler – an American then working for an advertising agency in Amsterdam – became pregnant with her first […]



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