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How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

January 25th, 2019 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg. In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a particular subject will no longer […]



The ‘Right to Repair ‘ movement is gaining ground and could hit manufacturers hard

January 19th, 2019 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

The EU and at least 18 U.S. states are considering proposals that address the impact of planned obsolescence by making household goods sturdier and easier to mend. European Union member states are this week voting on dishwasher efficiency and repair. If that sounds as dull as, well, dishwater, then you need to consider the last […]



How to want what you’ve got in a world of infinite choice

January 10th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  “Choose things that are good enough, and do not worry about whether they’re the best.” Psychologist Barry Schwartz is best known for his immensely popular TED Talk and his book The Paradox of Choice. He recently joined Ryan Hawk, host of The Learning Leader Show, to discuss what having too much of a good […]



5 important Artificial Intelligence predictions (for 2019) everyone should read

December 12th, 2018 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

  Artificial Intelligence – specifically machine learning and deep learning – was everywhere in 2018 and don’t expect the hype to die down over the next 12 months. The hype will die eventually of course, and AI will become another consistent thread in the tapestry of our lives, just like the internet, electricity, and combustion […]



This is what the world might look like in 100 years

December 10th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Samsung commissioned these predictions in the SmartThings Future Livings Report. Via Futurism  



Is Colonizing Mars the most important project in human history?

December 3rd, 2018 at 5:41 am » Comments Off

The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. But protecting the human species from the end of life on Earth could save trillions of lives. The Earth and Mars are a bit like fraternal twins that slowly grew apart. Four billion years ago, both planets were warm, sheathed by protective atmospheres, and carved with […]



The healthiest people in the world don’t go to the gym

November 15th, 2018 at 2:05 am » Comments Off

If you want to be as healthy as possible, there are no treadmills or weight machines required. Don’t just take my word for it—look to the longest-lived people in the world for proof. People in the world’s Blue Zones—the places around the world with the highest life expectancy—don’t pump iron, run marathons or join gyms. […]



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 […]



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. […]



Four-day work week to be made permanent after company finds ‘no downside’

October 16th, 2018 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

A four-day work week will be made permanent at a New Zealand company after a trial was so successful it found there was ‘no downside’. Staff reported better productivity, a better work-life balance and lower stress levels after working four eight-hour days a week for two months. The trial at Perpetual Guardian – a financial […]



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