Get Fired Up With the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade
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When you think about radical acts, what comes to mind? Protests? Sit-ins? Strikes? What about biking? For the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade, a group of young women of color in East Los Angeles, you better believe it. The Ovarian Psycos, or the Ovas for short, came together to take back the streets of their neighborhood from

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How to Behave Like a Successful Entrepreneur
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In today’s crowded and noisy business market, it’s never 100 percent clear why some startups have great leaders and others don’t. But Michael Glauser and Dan Holland of Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange have a pretty good idea. For the past 20 years, they’ve been interviewing successful entrepreneurs

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Why Brexit Happened, According to Behavioral Psychology
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How did Brexit happen? For a lot of people, including people living in there, the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union was a shock. But based on the predictable ways humans respond to stimuli and situations, the 51.9 percent vote to leave the E.U. shouldn’t have come as such a surprise, said British public relations expert

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How Wearable Computers Can Change the World for the Better
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When Google Glass was getting lots of buzz a few years ago, it was the first time many of us had ever thought about wearable computers. A computer that’s attached to your face and integrated with your vision? It seemed like the tipping point of technology, a harbinger of a new era when computing would be tied seamlessly into our words and

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How Does the Facebook Algorithm Help Shape Our Opinions?
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How diverse are the viewpoints you see in your Facebook feed? When was the last time you read something there that seriously clashed with your worldview and made you feel uncomfortable, even upset? If it’s been a while, that’s by design. Facebook makes its billions of dollars by advertising to its nearly 2 billion users

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These Female Innovators are Changing the Game
Female Innovators

From science to sports, art to music, and even undertaking, women are on the front lines of our country’s industries and pushing the boundaries. We’ve talked with some of the most brilliant innovators out there. In honor of International Women’s Day, check out some of our favorite people who are making the world a better place.

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Your Smartphone is Almost Ready to Diagnose Skin Cancer
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Waiting for the results of a medical test is excruciating. But what if you could instantly diagnose something—like that weird-looking mole you’ve been giving the side-eye—using an app on your smartphone to scan yourself? That might be a reality in the very near future. With easy access to health care in mind, researchers at Stanford University

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Does Your Family Business Have a ‘Fredo’?
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Sure, the Corleones in the “Godfather” books and movies are an extreme example of a “family business.” But a lot of real-life family businesses experience similar problems—for example, a family member involved in the enterprise who consistently undermines it. Maybe they’re showing up late, not doing what they say they’re going to do or even

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Today’s College Graduates are Working Harder but Earning Less
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When Michelle Cedeño graduated from Boston University in 2014 with degrees in neuroscience and film, she did all the right things. She started looking for jobs months before graduation. She got a retail gig in Boston so she could pay the bills until she got a “real” job, one she had gone to college for. When she

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Could ‘Living Apart Together’ Help Couples Thrive?
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Young adults are pushing the boundaries when it comes to relationships: we’re meeting each other using apps, getting married less and waiting to have children if we have children at all. But despite shaking off some social norms, we’re still clinging to others: Living together, whether as a married couple or as committed partners, is still seen

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