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Time is an invention. And a fairly recent one.Vanessa Ogle tells us why – and when – we became slaves to the clock.

Water could be the new oil. NASA’s Jay Famiglietti explains the myriad ways we’re mismanaging our water – and why that could lead to conflict.

There's a way to beat the roulette wheel. Two ways, in fact. Take a peek into the world of some very smart gamblers.

NYSE

Think our standard of living is always going to increase? Think again. Read more...

Calculating taxes

Ever wonder how you’ll be managing your money in 2040? Betterment CEO Jon Stein explains how technology is going to change your finances. Read more...

Wagon trail

People aren’t moving to the places with the highest wages. Harvard’s Daniel Shoag explains why. Read more...

A desk at Autodesk

What do Hollywood SFX, bridges, and DNA visualizations have in common? The answer just might be Autodesk. CEO Carl Bass explains how they virtually design the physical world. Read More...

Coworkers shooting the breeze

If you’re looking to future-proof your job, the best way might be to brush up on your social skills. Researcher David Deming explains. Read More...

Crocs on crocs on crocs

Ever wonder why Crocs caught on? Jonah Berger explains the strange science behind popularity. Read More...

The modern Selfridge store.

How one American’s vision to improve our shopping experience forever changed department stores. Read More...

Lots and lots of money.

What if the best way to help people isn’t volunteering at a soup kitchen… but instead, making a whole ton of money? Philosopher Peter Singer gives us a whole new perspective on altruism. Read More...

IKEA furniture

We learn the story of Ingvar Kamprad who revolutionized the furniture business, going from selling matches to selling matching bedroom sets. Read More...

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