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Russian Entrepreneur Pledges $100 Million in Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Science

Russian Entrepreneur Pledges $100 Million in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The initiative is backed by Stephen Hawking and is the largest search for intelligent life to date.
Nina Zipkin
Forget Multitasking. Real Productivity Comes From Singletasking.
Multitasking

Forget Multitasking. Real Productivity Comes From Singletasking.

With so much to distract us, getting one thing done at a time is the key to success.
Lisa Evans
New Study Finds Rats May Plan for the Future While Dreaming
Science

New Study Finds Rats May Plan for the Future While Dreaming

Researchers from University College London found that when rats dream, their brain activity suggests that they are trying to work out different ways to get to the things they want, like food.
Nina Zipkin
Paging Cindy, If She Exists. (And Why It's Important If She Doesn't.)
Fraud

Paging Cindy, If She Exists. (And Why It's Important If She Doesn't.)

The Internet has flattened the world, but also is fraught with danger. Luckily, the Web has tools to protect yourself and your business.
Issamar Ginzberg
Will Starting a Business Kill Your Future Job Prospects?
Entrepreneurship

Will Starting a Business Kill Your Future Job Prospects?

Starting your own business has an added risk: a tougher road to get hired by someone else later.
Scott Shane
How Long Does it Take to Decide on a Job Candidate? The Answer May Surprise You.
Hiring

How Long Does it Take to Decide on a Job Candidate? The Answer May Surprise You.

Hint: Most people interviewing for a job have more than a minute to make a good impression -- but not much more.
Nina Zipkin
Are Men Better Entrepreneurs Than Women? That's the Perception.
Gender gap

Are Men Better Entrepreneurs Than Women? That's the Perception.

A big problem with the gender gap in entrepreneurship is the nagging feeling that men are better suited for it.
Scott Shane
Goofing Around in Meetings Can Boost Performance
Meetings

Goofing Around in Meetings Can Boost Performance

Inject some good-hearted laughter into meetings to improve productivity.
Lisa Evans
Computers Are Probably Making Us Nearsighted
Technology

Computers Are Probably Making Us Nearsighted

A new study finds that myopia is increasing across Europe, with the problem nearly twice as common in those ages 25 and 29 when compared with the general population.
Laura Entis
5 Bad Decision-Making Habits That Can Destroy Your Business
Decision Making

5 Bad Decision-Making Habits That Can Destroy Your Business

A deliberative, thoughtful process for making decisions doesn't guarantee a good result but it makes one more likely.
Larry Alton
When Negotiating, Choose Your Words Very, Very Carefully
Negotiation

When Negotiating, Choose Your Words Very, Very Carefully

A recent study shows that slight linguistic choices can significantly alter a negotiation's outcome.
Laura Entis
Does Virtual Reality Make You Feel Queasy? This Big, Fake Nose Might Help.
Virtual Reality

Does Virtual Reality Make You Feel Queasy? This Big, Fake Nose Might Help.

Sometimes the answer is as plain as the schnoz on your face.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?
News and trends

Proceed With Caution: Should Smartphones Come With a Warning?

A recent study from the University of Derby recommends that consumers be given fair warning about the potential addictive properties of mobile devices.
Nina Zipkin