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Most people have a working understanding of the fact that Apple lost the PC wars to Microsoft, and only nominally understand that when Apple created the iPod and then the iPhone, the company started to go in a new direction. And anyone who’s gone into an Apple store knows full well that Apple’s customer service and stores represent the gold standard for selling and supporting tech gadgets. But beyond that, the reasons why Apple is really successful are still a mystery to many.


This guy is 69 years old, but half of his face looks much, much older than that. He was a trucker and, for 28 years, his face received much more sunlight on the left side, resulting on premature aging. We all knew that being exposed to the sun makes you age prematurely, but seeing the dramatic difference in a single face is just stunning.

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It’s all too easy to get caught up in a riptide of doing without ever evaluating what you’re sacrificing, why, and if it’s actually in your best interest. Sometimes it is worth it, though you might need to make minor adjustments to enjoy the journey more. Other times you need to make major changes to experience the happiness you might think you’re chasing.

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Here are some of the best reasons to eat more strawberries:

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We already know that regular exercise makes you healthier, happier and, well, hotter. But did you know it could also make you smarter? That’s the premise of an emerging area of neuroscientific research, in which scientists are exploring the neurological effects of getting your regular dose of cardio.

Full story at The Huffington Post

To refrigerate after opening or not to refrigerate? That’s a question that many of us don’t reflect upon enough. We often just revert to whatever our parents did — refrigerate soy sauce but not teriyaki, leave opened jam in the pantry but not peanut butter. But, we might be doing it all wrong. Some condiments deteriorate in the fridge and others will quickly go rancid if left in your cabinet.

Via The Huffington Post

Mothers who had a fever while pregnant were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism than mothers who did not have a fever or who took medication to counter its effect.

Full story at Futurity

Researchers have discovered that the pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies that protect against a variety of flu strains. The discovery brings scientists closer to designing a “universal” influenza vaccine that reliably induces broadly cross-reactive antibodies at sufficiently high levels to protect against different influenza subtypes.

Full story at Futurity

No one in the entire world is as good at summarizing the state of the technology business through slideshow presentations as Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker.

Via Business Insider

Science and technology can play an integral role in boosting the economy and strengthening national security—but only if there are enough scientists and engineers to go around. Experts predict the shortfall of skilled technical workers to increase dramatically in the coming years, and getting students hooked on coding, cyber security, and manufacturing should start in high school, if not sooner.

Via The Huffington Post

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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