~Money & Business~
Clearing the clutter: techniques for efficient data storage
Safe and efficient data storage is an increasing concern for businesses, big and small. Here's how they're coping.
Think like a dictator: 10 science-backed hacks to develop iron-clad willpower
Psychologists are starting to better understand our ability to delay gratification and resist temptation in favor of long-term goals.
The lottery curse: 8 winners who lost everything (and how)
Explore the archetypal ways lottery winners end up down and out, through eight real stories.
15 bizarre instant stress relievers that actually work
From blowing up a balloon to screaming into a Japanese shouting vase, science vouches for these surprising stress killers.
5 genius tips to look productive at work without actually doing anything
It’s no secret that middle management and higher often do little to no work around the office. Aspire for greatness.
The 15 red flags that reveal you’re about to get fired
It's better to have quit than to have been fired. Look out for these signs that definitely mean your company wants you gone.
The perfect introduction: how to master the art of connecting people
Everything you need to know to become a master connector and earn the gratitude of your professional peers.
The power of 9s—and other marketing tricks that make us spend more
We like to think we're smart about estimating value, but the reality isn't so pretty.
10 of the dumbest million dollar ideas of all time
Completely useless ideas and inventions that still made a ton of money thanks to a gullible public and great marketing.
From super glue to the Slinky: the odd stories behind 15 accidental inventions
Necessity is the mother of invention, but this list proves that sometimes the best inventions are created by accident …or maybe fate?
9 weirdest jobs held by celebrities before they became famous
We all have to start somewhere, and sometimes that somewhere is Hike Master at an Indian burial ground.
20 vintage ads that will make you squirm
Advertising is a Mad Men world minus anything that can conceivably offend someone. It wasn't always that boring.
15 times terrible students became incredible success stories
These disappointments and dropouts found their passions and used them as fuel to achieve incredible things.
10 hilariously stupid products everyone knew would fail, and then they did
Serious people in expensive suits looked at each other and agreed; we're gonna make baby food for adults and make a killing.
The great Pepsi fizzle: how groupthink led to the worst ad in history
An echo chamber inside Pepsi led by "disruptive" exec Brad Jakeman is responsible for what's being called history's worst commercial.
The rise and fall of the Vanderbilts—America’s wealthiest family
The Vanderbilts were arguably the most prominent family of the Gilded Age, but time has slowly eroded their fortune and legacy.
10 cathartic ways to quit your shitty job (that people have actually pulled off)
Sometimes your typical two weeks notice just won't do...
The joker brokers: the world’s saddest get rich quick scheme
We all have financially backward relatives, but this story about a dad tricked into a become-a-billionaire-quick scheme is a doozy.
Whatever happened to the waterbed?
It was sexytime on the high seas, in the comfort of your own home. Everyone wanted one. And then *poof*—gone.
How to make body language your superpower and get hired for any job
Body language is more important than spoken words. We explain the science + demonstrate a hypothetical job interview.
10 effective tactics to deal with (and undermine) a toxic boss
Expert tips for dealing with an irritating or straight-up-insane overlord.
10 wacky jobs that actually pay really well
You’ve grown to learn that different isn’t always good, but did you ever think it could be profitable?
8 things I learned about personal finance by watching Breaking Bad
And no, I'm not about to suggest cooking meth.
The 15 best of the worst attorney commercials
What these attorneys lack in class, dignity, acting skills, and professionalism, they make up for with catchy nicknames and explosions.
10 brilliant business secrets from…the Amish?
Why is it that people who travel by horse and buggy succeed at a rate that leaves the rest of us in the dust?
11 unintentionally funny local TV commercials
Whether it’s poor acting or ridiculous dialogue, local commercials are sometimes so bad they are unintentionally hilarious.
Meet the Yugo: the worst car ever made
How do you double a Yugo's value? Just fill the tank.
7 unsettling moments in the life of the Burger King mascot
Many Burger King campaigns try to toe the line between creepy and creative. Sometimes they go a little bit too far.
6 types of customers you don’t want to deal with in a sex shop
Shout-outs to the people who struck me as the most interesting (and annoying) (and creepy) during my career as a dildo salesperson.