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OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'

OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'

The widespread outrage directed at Facebook for manipulating its users' emotions has the dating site, which has been routinely running experiments on its own users, perplexed.
My Business Partner, My Spouse -- The View From the Husband's Side

My Business Partner, My Spouse -- The View From the Husband's Side

The other half of a leadership and marketing consulting firm describes the keys to running a business with the person you married.
Convincing Naysayers to Adopt New Technology

Convincing Naysayers to Adopt New Technology

In delivering a business pitch about a novel invention, be sure to bolster your presentation with facts and know your audience.
Ivory Tower Research and Startup Innovation Are Two Sides of a Coin

Ivory Tower Research and Startup Innovation Are Two Sides of a Coin

Professors doing original research and entrepreneurs looking for the next great innovation have much in common.
More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

More People Want to Get Shocked Than Sit in Total Stillness for 15 Minutes

With our attention spans shorter than ever, a new study found that people are willing to go to shocking lengths to avoid sitting still.
How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.
Potential Franchisees: The Right Way to Ask 'How Much Money Can I Make?'

Potential Franchisees: The Right Way to Ask 'How Much Money Can I Make?'

There's a right and wrong way to ask how much money your potential franchise could earn when researching becoming a franchisee.
For a Memory Boost, Ditch the Laptop and Write It Down by Hand

For a Memory Boost, Ditch the Laptop and Write It Down by Hand

Writing by hand is slower than typing, but that could be an advantage when it comes to retention and understanding, according to a new study.

4 Best Practices for Making a Business Offer

Our expert says when making an offer to buy a business, it’s essential to understand the seller and the business.
3 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Be More Productive

3 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Be More Productive

Even the briefest distraction can throw us off, a new study finds. Here are a few ways to get yourself back on track and in the 'zone.'
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs.
Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo's Popularity Before You Post It

Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo's Popularity Before You Post It

Researchers at MIT have created a popularity prediction algorithm for photos. Unsurprisingly, bikini photos attract more eyeballs than those featuring plungers.
Can Twitter Be Used to Predict Crime?

Can Twitter Be Used to Predict Crime?

A newly published paper says geo-tagged tweets can assist in the prediction of crime.
Angry at Work? Have a Snack.

Angry at Work? Have a Snack.

A new study reveals that low blood pressure depletes our self-control, turning us into aggressive voodoo-stabbing versions of ourselves.
Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Five things you should know about this growing segment that aims to modify life itself.
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

We've all been told we need at least eight hours of sleep. But are some of us not 'built that way?' Or are we just fooling ourselves?
The Data-Driven Company That Accomplished Very Little

The Data-Driven Company That Accomplished Very Little

Yet another study becomes a postponing tactic. Consider if your organization calls for additional research as a stalling maneuver or image preservation.
Botox as a Treatment for Depression? It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

Botox as a Treatment for Depression? It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

There's still real wisdom to be gleaned from the phrase 'fake it until you make it.'

Put Your Best Foot Forward at Conferences and Trade Shows

Our expert advises a reader about the most effective ways to connect with potential partners and clients at big events.
How Much Can Your Phone's Metadata Reveal About You? Too Much.

How Much Can Your Phone's Metadata Reveal About You? Too Much.

Researchers were surprised by the amount of personal information they were able to discover about a person based solely on the numbers he or she called.
6 Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower Muscle

6 Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower Muscle

Numerous studies have shown that our amount of willpower on any given day is finite. Here’s how to increase your reserve.
For the First Time, Promising News on the Obesity Front

For the First Time, Promising News on the Obesity Front

The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-olds has fallen 43 percent over the last decade.
How to Find the Right Mailing List

How to Find the Right Mailing List

A direct mail expert explains exactly what types of mailing lists are out there and how to choose the best ones.
Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

Take a Page From The Rock and Refer to Yourself in the Third Person

Pronouns are important, and new research suggests that too many 'I's are bad for the psyche.
Guess What: Going to College Still Pays

Guess What: Going to College Still Pays

A recent study shows that on virtually every measure of economic wellbeing and career attainment, college educated millennials are outperforming their peers with less education.

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