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Artificial Intelligence will be the greatest jobs engine the world has ever seen

November 15th, 2018 at 1:50 am » Comments Off

Fears that AI will make many types of workers unemployable are unfounded. In the past few years, artificial intelligence has advanced so quickly that it now seems that hardly a month goes by without a newsworthy AI breakthrough. In areas as wide-ranging as speech translation, medical diagnosis and game play, we have seen computers outperform […]



A growing number of people are getting rich selling T-shirts online – with no overhead, no inventory, and no investment

November 12th, 2018 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Nearly every night after dinner for eight straight months, Glen Zubia brewed a cup of coffee, turned on heavy metal music, and made T-shirts. On Mondays he did research, scouring the Internet for funny slogans, like the one where Santa Claus asks, “Where My Ho’s At?” On Tuesdays and Wednesdays he designed in Adobe Illustrator. […]



Inside the ‘World Cup of E-sports’

November 11th, 2018 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

The League of Legends World Championship Finals in Incheon, South Korea, on Nov. 3. Two squads battled it out at a 50,000-seat stadium in the South Korean city of Incheon. Photography by Jean Chung This weekend, legends were created in South Korea, the birthplace of esports. Watched by tens of millions of people each year, […]



Can tiny doses of magic mushrooms unlock creativity?

November 3rd, 2018 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

Preliminary study suggests that ‘microdoses’ of psychedelics may enhance a person’s creative problem solving abilities The use of minute doses of magic mushrooms and truffles containing psychedelic substances could induce a state of unconstrained thought that may produce more new, creative ideas. ‘Microdosing’ in this way may allow people to experience the creative benefits of […]



Millennial parents: TV becomes the ‘good screen’

November 3rd, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

As millennials become parents, the family dynamic is completely shifting again. The first shift happened when millennials were kids and, for the first time, they became “the boss.” The “baby on board” generation was the rising sun of their parents. So what happens when the boss child becomes a parent? They want to give their […]



Tented camps are fast becoming the world’s best resorts

October 30th, 2018 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

They’re popping up everywhere, from Mexico to Laos—and luxury travelers can’t get enough. Here’s why. At one point in the mid-2010s, “glamping” became a four-letter word. A sudden boom in upscale tented accommodations—which ultimately felt neither glamorous nor like camping—saw the trend go from boom to bust as quickly as spaghetti donuts and ramen burgers. […]



The employer-surveillance state

October 25th, 2018 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The more bosses try to keep track of their workers, the more precious time employees waste trying to evade them. Jason Edward Harrington spent six years working the luggage-screening checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. A college graduate and freelance writer, he initially took the job as a stopgap, but found that he enjoyed […]



The electric future will run on two wheels

October 23rd, 2018 at 4:34 pm » Comments Off

For much of the emerging world, the key to reducing pollution is making the transition to battery-powered motorcycles and scooters. Even those who can afford cars often prefer two-wheelers. Given recent market turmoil, it would easy to overlook the upcoming IPO of Niu Technologies, a Chinese manufacturer of electric mopeds. The $95 million the company […]



This country is the first in the world to offer free public transit

October 22nd, 2018 at 6:58 am » Comments Off

“There’s no doubt that we not only cover the costs, but also come out with a surplus.” Estonia made waves in 2014 for becoming the first country to offer digital citizenship and for using blockchain technology to transform civic life. Now the country is improving the physical experience of being a citizen by offering free […]



Video swells to 25% of US digital ad spending

October 18th, 2018 at 2:47 am » Comments Off

This year will mark a milestone for digital video advertising in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest ad spending forecast. In 2018, video will grow nearly 30% to $27.82 billion. That means video ad spending will make up 25% of US digital ad spending. Media strategy is mobile strategy and the brands that thrive understand […]



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