Category Archives: Stay Informed

By : Michael Simmons April 20, 2017

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)? To explain Musk’s success, others have Read More

By :  April 20, 2017

The world built more renewables for far less money last year, report UN and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Stunning drops in the cost of wind and solar energy have turned the Read More

By : Jacoba Urist March 4, 2015

My 5-year-old son won’t learn the same history in high school that I did when I was a teenager. Certain events that I was tested on will probably be entirely Read More

By : Michael Simmons March 4, 2015

Inception is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there. That’s how I used Read More

By : Robin McKie March 4, 2015

The Hubble telescope was launched in April 1990. Ever since, it has been providing astronomers with breathtaking images of the cosmos. One of the largest regions of star-birth in the Read More

By : read.plash.in February 27, 2015

1. Choose Must. Elle Luna quit her dream job at the peak of success. She left Mailbox before it was acquired by Dropbox because she wanted to create art. Over Read More

By : TIME Staff February 25, 2015

There’s a lot of them: 75 million total, in fact. Millennials, or individuals born between 1981 and 1997, are set to become the most populous generation in the U.S. this Read More

By : Chris Woods February 25, 2015

Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the most crucial components of the US armed drone Read More

By : Zachary D. Rymer , MLB Lead Writer October 28, 2014

After beginning the postseason as one of the more underappreciated aces in baseball, Madison Bumgarner is now the foremost ace on everyone’s mind. Authoring one of the greatest postseasons in Read More

By : Nellie Bowles October 28, 2014

Do not underestimate the YouTube makeup-tutorial starlet. Do not dismiss her “Barbie Transformation Tutorial;” her “Sailor Moon Transformation,” which includes anime contact lenses; nor her alarming “Zombie Barbie.” Because Michelle Read More

By : Danielle Wiener-Bronner and Abby Ohlheiser October 28, 2014

Last week’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey relaunch, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, was met with enthusiasm, especially from critics (like us!) impressed with Tyson’s nuanced handling of belief and religion. Read More

By : Derek Thompson and Jordan Weissmann October 28, 2014

In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans. It passed out 100 of the cars Read More

By : Danielle Wiener-Bronner and Abby Ohlheiser October 28, 2014

Space nerds across America sat down on Sunday to watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a long-anticipated reboot of a classic Carl Sagan series about the universe, this time starring astrophysicist Read More

By : Audra Wolfe October 28, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s remake of Cosmos premiered Sunday night on Fox, to rave reviews. The show’s production values are gorgeous, and Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Read More

By : Kevin Love October 28, 2014

You know who had a really crazy summer? Andrew Wiggins. Of all the basketball players I’ve watched over the past few months, Wiggins surprised me the most. I can imagine Read More

By : INC.COM October 27, 2014

Success can come at any age. And for this bunch, it came early and it came with a pretty awesome payday. Check out a few of the richest teen entrepreneurs Read More

By : Bruce Grierson October 27, 2014

One day in the fall of 1981, eight men in their 70s stepped out of a van in front of a converted monastery in New Hampshire. They shuffled forward, a Read More

By : Virginia Sole-Smith October 27, 2014

Including an alternative cancer treatment It’s not every day that you catch wind of a true health game changer. That’s because research is more often than not a long, slow Read More

By : LOLLY DASKAL October 27, 2014

Connecting with others, making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure the impact lasts are at the heart of leadership. But the problem is that leaders Read More

By : Robert Mays October 15, 2014

Winners The Lions Defense This Lions performance had a lot in common with the last time Detroit played without Calvin Johnson. It was early October and Detroit was facing a Read More

By : Nicole Arce October 15, 2014

With 10 million subscribers a month, Spotify is the biggest music streaming service to beat. However, Apple, with its $593 billion market valuation and nearly 1 billion iTunes users, is Read More

By : NFL October 11, 2014

Are you ready for some blowout football? It’s here again. The Thursday night game. Or, as this degenerate NFL gambler likes to call it, Thump Day. Each of the four Read More

By : Jonah Keri October 11, 2014

The games have been played and bat flips tallied — and for the fifth year in a row, the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants will represent the National Read More

By : Megan Garber October 11, 2014

Ford, as part of its publicity push on the occasion of Mustang’s 50 years on the road, recently conducted a survey. The basic idea was to get a sense of Read More

By : Sarah Perez October 11, 2014

Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing – with a Google spin, of course. The new app, available only Read More

By : Neil Patel October 11, 2014

Too often, doing social media can become a pain. This is especially true for startup environments, run by busy people with more “important” things to do than post on Twitter Read More

By : nbcnewyork.com October 11, 2014

The online retail giant Amazon will be opening its first-ever physical store in the heart of New York City, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. This bricks-and-mortar retail store will Read More

By : Amy Parker October 9, 2014

I am the ’70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar till I was 1, breastfed for over Read More

By : Anne Marie Lindemann October 9, 2014

As the Ebola epidemic continues to worsen in Africa, and a few cases in the West have raised alarm, myths about the virus have hindered efforts to contain transmission. In Read More

By : Ty Schalter October 7, 2014

There can’t be any arguing anymore. There isn’t any debate. Put the hot takes in the freezer, and mute the hashtags. Russell Wilson is an elite NFL quarterback. How do Read More

By : HARVEY ARATON October 7, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — On a day when the N.B.A. announced $24 billion worth of television contract deals with its holdover network partners ESPN and TNT, the money quote came from Read More

By : Mike Tanier October 7, 2014

Five hundred passing touchdowns are a lifetime’s worth of touchdowns. Peyton Manning threw the 500th touchdown of his career in the first quarter against the Cardinals on Sunday. He wasted Read More

By : Zachary D. Rymer October 7, 2014

Already baseball’s top talent, Mike Trout’s first postseason was his shot to cement himself as the game’s biggest star. A good start would be leading his Los Angeles Angels over Read More

By : Zachary D. Rymer October 7, 2014

If Clayton Kershaw wants to add a signature postseason performance to a career résumé that could use one, Tuesday in St. Louis would be a good time and place to Read More

By : Patrick McGuire October 7, 2014

Yesterday, Bill Nye touched down in Toronto to attend the International Astronautical Congress, an annual gathering where space enthusiasts share research papers (and where, as Nye says, the nerd factor Read More

By : Jorge Arangure Jr. October 7, 2014

On August 13 of last year, Major League Baseball sent out a memo to executives from all 30 teams announcing that Cuban born players Yuniesky Lagar, Osbeidy Perez , Julio Read More

By : Rose-Lynn Fisher October 7, 2014

One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope. Read More

By : Sujan Patel October 7, 2014

Most entrepreneurs have a lot of responsibilities on their plate from day one of operation. Everything from hiring employees, managing teams, marketing the brand and dealing with finances can fall Read More

By : Bill Barnwell September 30, 2014

Through four weeks, the biggest on-field story in the NFL is parity. If there’s a truly great team in the league this year, it has yet to reveal itself. The Read More

By : John Haltiwanger September 30, 2014

What adults do in their private lives is their own business. If they want to take nude photographs of themselves for private or personal use, that is their decision and Read More

By : Andrew Fazekas September 30, 2014

A trove of celestial treasures—including the chance to track down a cosmic swan and eagle—come sky-watchers’ way this week, thanks to the moon acting as a guidepost. On top of Read More

By : Mitchell Levy September 30, 2014

In our increasingly competitive world — one in which we clamor for the right kind of attention for our companies — the pursuit of “likes” can become an obsession. While Read More

By : Michael Howard September 30, 2014

British Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson started a new vacation rule for all of his salaried staff: the “policy-that-isn’t.” From now on, if you work for Branson’s personal staff of Read More

By : Matt Stroud September 30, 2014

By the second Sunday of April this year, Michael C. Ruppert was broke. The 63-year-old cop-turned-writer and firebrand gained fame by starring in Collapse, a 2009 documentary in which he Read More

By : Norm Ornstein September 25, 2014

For a number of years, I have been uneasy about the symbiotic and corrupt relationship between lawmakers and professional sports leagues, especially football. Many years ago, I got a call Read More

By : Robinson Meyer September 25, 2014

“During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple.” Facebook might understand your Read More

By : Troy Machir September 25, 2014

ESPN has suspended on-air personalty Bill Simmons for three weeks in response to his controversial comments regarding Roger Goodell on his weekly “BS Report” podcast.The company released a statement on Read More

By : Jonah Keri September 25, 2014

The most famous hit of Derek Jeter’s career sparked a legendary nickname. Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees’ shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he’d yet Read More

By : Michael Rosenberg September 25, 2014

Every time somebody praises Derek Jeter, somebody else rolls his eyes. This has been true for at least a decade, since advanced stats gained traction and a segment of baseball Read More

By : Zach Lowe September 25, 2014

Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory Read More

By : Dan Hope September 25, 2014

Three weeks into the 2014 NFL season, it’s becoming clearer which rookies are capable of being standouts every week and which players might not be able to follow up strong Read More

By :  September 25, 2014

Rankings of the NBA’s best players are never constant. They change all the time, as there’s new information out pertaining to players’ workout habits, international tournaments shining a light on Read More

By : Ryan Riddle September 25, 2014

This was a particularly exciting week of NFL action considering we got to see two of the more anticipated rookie quarterbacks get some action and enter into the power rankings Read More

By : Nicholas Goss September 8, 2014

Poker is a cruel game sometimes. Even when the odds are stacked in your favor, it only takes a little bit of bad luck for everything to quickly fall apart. Read More

By : Michael Baumann August 20, 2014

Baseball is unlike real life in that it features levels of stupidity that cannot be overcome by sheer force of economic might. Last year, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Read More

By : Doug Sibor August 20, 2014

Not every NBA career goes exactly as planned. Everybody enters the league planning to be a Hall of Famer, but obviously that isn’t going to happen; the best outcome a Read More

By : Rory McIlroy August 20, 2014

Erasing your mistakes—not hitting perfect shots—is what good golf is all about. I’ve certainly had tournaments where I felt I was swinging great (like the 2011 U.S. Open, when I Read More

By : Scott Peceny August 20, 2014

Simply put, Tiger Woods revolutionized the game of golf. He was like no one the game had ever seen, and the masses flocked to watch him play- no, change- the Read More

By : Sam Frizell August 18, 2014

American students are well over $1 trillion in debt, and it’s starting to hurt everyone, economists say RECOMMENDED FOR YOU David Letterman Walks Out During Joan Rivers Interview Watch Conan Read More

By : James Wolcott August 18, 2014

The 90s-nostalgia boomlet that blossomed last year—online, across the cable dial, and in the fashion pages—says as much about the future as it does about the decade of Seinfeld and Read More

By : Jeffrey Hayzlett August 18, 2014

There are times when a little motivation goes a long way. As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get discouraged when things don’t immediately happen. Don’t give up! Anything worth doing is Read More

By : Michael Schottey August 18, 2014

It’s difficult to imagine, but the 2014 NFL draft class might actually be underhyped. The draft has become a monolith of hype over the past decade, so it’s easy to Read More

By : Dan Carson August 18, 2014

Your bathroom breaks scrape the 10-minute mark. Your phone battery bleeds out by noon. You can hardly look yourself in the eye most Monday mornings. Why? Why is this happening Read More

By : Steve Kovach August 4, 2014

What’s on your smartphone home screen says a lot about you: How you spend your time online, how you get stuff done, and how you like to have fun. We Read More

By : John Heggestuen August 4, 2014

A wave of innovation is driving a dramatic shift in the way we make payments. In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of Read More

By : Hayley Peterson August 4, 2014

Move over, millennials. Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z. Studies differ on the exact age Read More

By : Phil Carter August 4, 2014

A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For entrepreneurs looking to build the next billion dollar m-commerce company, it pays Read More

By : Drew Hendricks August 4, 2014

Every new company has to begin somewhere. These 6 world-famous ones–worth more than $25 billion each–started in garages. All of these renowned companies have proven that success truly depends on Read More

By : Philip Elmer-DeWitt August 4, 2014

Even in a slow quarter the iPhone by itself generates more revenue than all of Amazon After Apple reported its quarterly earnings Tuesday, Slate’s Jordan Weissmann offered several eye-opening comparisons. Read More

By : Jessica Stillman August 4, 2014

Great writing requires clear thinking. Just ask Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. “There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not have clear thinking,” he has Read More

By : Jake Sorofman August 4, 2014

If you’re a mid- or late-career marketer, chances are your job today is mostly unrecognizable from what you signed on for. Perhaps no other business function has changed as dramatically Read More

By : Anna Hensel August 4, 2014

As a city steeped in American manufacturing lore, Detroit is very distinctly linked with the automobile industry. These days, however, watchmaker Shinola is leading the charge to write a new Read More

By : Jordan Novet July 24, 2014

At Apple’s annual meeting in Cupertino, Calif., today, chief executive Tim Cook dropped a curious factoid: In the past 16 months, Apple has bought 23 companies. Like Cisco, IBM, Salesforce.com, Read More

By : Jonathan Shieber July 24, 2014

After scoring a new contract worth over $122 million with the N.Y. Knicks, NBA star Carmelo Anthony is looking to take a different kind of shot — starting a venture Read More

By : Leigh Buchanan July 24, 2014

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company. There’s no Superman versus Iron Man Read More

By : Carey Dunne July 24, 2014

Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Read More

By : Kevin Daum July 24, 2014

Most people remember that single piece of advice that changed their lives. Here, Inc. columnists share the best business advice they ever got. There is no shortage of advice in Read More

By : Monique Valcour July 24, 2014

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress Read More

By : Dina Spector July 24, 2014

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Thursday. 1. President Barack Obama on Wednesday imposed the toughest sanctions on Russia so far, targeting a number of large banks Read More

By : Kurt Badenhausen July 24, 2014

The world’s richest people are valuing trophy sports properties at record levels. Credit the massive wealth created in the stock market over the last five years, exploding TV rights fees Read More

By : Forbes July 24, 2014

Ninety-four years ago, in an editorial about Robert Goddard’s rocket experiments, the New York Times stated that using rockets to travel into space would be impossible. Thirty-seven years later, the Read More

By : Christina Desmarais July 18, 2014

Advertising, social media and content marketing all have their place in winning the hearts of a loyal fan base, but really the best way to engage with customers and potential Read More

By : Ryan Lawler July 18, 2014

On-demand shipping startup Shyp only officially launched in San Francisco just a few months ago, but it’s already looking to expand to new markets. First, though, the company raised $10 Read More

By : Steve Tobak July 18, 2014

When you build a startup, the most important thing to understand is how venture capital firms evaluate companies. That is the litmus test for any business. After all, they’re the Read More

By : Bill Simmons July 18, 2014

Yeah, I read LeBron James’s classy letter in Sports Illustrated. I believe him. I think he wanted to come home. I think he always wanted to come home. In the Read More

By : Matthew Panzarino July 18, 2014

Today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams attended a meeting with President Obama following the company’s adoption of the White House’s ‘SupplierPay’ initiative. The program, which also includes a financing component, Read More

By : Dan Carson July 18, 2014

Jordan Brand released a new, star-studded tribute on Monday to pay homage to Derek Jeter, one of the company’s longest sponsored athletes. Titled “RE2PECT,” the spot shows a veritable army Read More

By : Zachary Karabell July 10, 2014

Figures like gross domestic product were appropriate for their own time. But today, they paint a consistently misleading portrait of America. This Thursday the Conference Board, a global business association, Read More

By : Sam Frizell July 10, 2014

American students are well over $1 trillion in debt, and it’s starting to hurt everyone, economists say Chris Rong did everything right. A 23-year-old dentistry student in New York, Chris Read More

By : Matt Vespa July 10, 2014

f you’re a Canadian, you should be happy. Our friendly neighbors to the north are riding high with their recent placement on the Economic Freedom chart at number five. Meanwhile, Read More

By : Bill Clinton July 10, 2014

Our world is more interdependent than ever. Borders have become more like nets than walls, and while this means that wealth, ideas, information and talent can move freely around the Read More

By : Drake Baer July 10, 2014

Super lucky people get so frustratingly fortunate by finding ways to expose themselves to positive chance. Such is the story of Chris Sacca, the cowboy-shirted angel investor that made out Read More

By : GSElevator July 10, 2014

We’ve all seen and perhaps grown tired of guides and lists that are ripe with tedious cliches and full of humdrum regurgitated meme wisdom. For that very reason, @GSElevator – Read More

By : Susan Weinschenk July 10, 2014

I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and Read More

By : Kay Tan July 10, 2014

Are you one of those job seekers who have been sending far too many resumes and been hit with far too many disappointment? The problem may not lie with your Read More

By : Huff Post July 10, 2014

Next week in Chicago, the Clinton Global Initiative will focus on America for the first time, inviting business and political leaders to make specific commitments in support of the former Read More

By : Brett & Kate McKay July 9, 2014

I don’t watch much television — with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without fail every Read More

By : Rayyan Islam July 9, 2014

What do Jack Dorsey (Co-Founder of Twitter and Square), Mark Cuban (Founder of Broadcast.com and owner of the Dallas Mavericks) and Nick Woodman (Founder and CEO of GoPro) all have Read More

By : Heather Huhman July 9, 2014

When you apply for any job, the very first tool you will use to grab the attention of employers is your cover letter. (Yes, there are of course companies that Read More

By : Leigh Buchanan July 9, 2014

There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, Read More

By : Henry Barnes July 9, 2014

Ready for take-off … astronaut Eugene Cernan, here in front of Apollo 10, is the only person to have descended on the moon in a lunar module twice. Photograph: Bettmann/CORBIS Read More

By : Dan Frommer July 9, 2014

The Priceline Group is in the news today for buying OpenTable, the digital restaurant reservations service, for $2.6 billion. Its long-term stock chart is worth a longer look for two Read More

By : Jason Clampet, Skift July 9, 2014

The Priceline Group announced this morning that it would acquire hotel reservation and customer service relationship platform OpenTable for $2.6 billion. Priceline will pay OpenTable $103 per share in an Read More

By : Phil Toledano July 3, 2014

One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall University, in West Virginia, Read More

By : Admin July 3, 2014

Tomorrow, June 6, 2014, will be the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Allied invasion of Europe in World War II. Seven decades ago, the largest amphibious invasion in history took Read More