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Elon Musk just shared a video of a monkey controlling Pong with his brain

This is the first time that Musk has shown off brain-chip company Neuralink’s work. For the first time, Elon Musk has shared video footage of his brain-chip technology Neuralink. The implantable chip allows the brain to communicate with computers. In a video released late Thursday, a macaque monkey implanted with Neuralink’s technology appears to...

The pandemic recovery needs to be measured in well-being—not just GDP

If we’re going to build back better, we need to measure success differently. Once a country’s economy reaches a certain level of wealth, gross domestic product—which puts a single dollar value on a country’s total economic output—is no longer a good measure of its overall success.Read Full Story

Try these 3 things to get noticed by a potential employer where you have no connections

A career coach observes that if your only strategy for getting noticed by a competitive company is applying online, then you are not giving yourself every opportunity to get noticed. I’ve never been one of those super-connected people with a Rolodex of contacts on speed dial. So, it has always bothered me when people would say getting a new job is...

The 7 best brands for sleek, well-designed outdoor furniture

Ready to upgrade from Ikea and Wayfair? Looking beyond the West Elm cookie cutter? These seven brands will spruce up your backyard with stylish, functional products When the weather turns from mucky to sunshine, suddenly your backyard and patio are whole new rooms for you to furnish. Outfitting your outdoors can be quite a task. You want comfortable,...

These Dyson air purifiers are $120 off—just in time for allergy season

If you’re ready to invest in a high-quality air purifier, now may be the best time. When it comes to air purifiers, there are a lot of misconceptions about their effectiveness and whether or not they are worth the money. Science shows they can be effective and worth the investment. You just need to choose carefully.Read Full Story

Want a best-selling book or hit movie? You need this 1 key ingredient, says research

Blockbuster projects share one common trait. Do you dream of opening that blockbuster restaurant, writing a New York Times best-selling book, or releasing a chart-topping album? A new study out of Northwestern University suggests a pivotal ingredient.Read Full Story

Did Target steal this Black creator’s branding?

15 Percent Pledge founder Aurora James says that Target stole her organization’s branding to promote its own efforts to support Black-owned businesses. In an Instagram post Thursday, Target said it would invest $2 billion in Black-owned businesses by 2025. But it didn’t get off to a good start. The post’s visual look appears to co-opt the branding...

Bad news: Late-night snacking leads to lower work performance the next day

Ugh, those munchies bite you back where it counts. Here’s something to tell yourself when you reach for that 11 p.m. pint of whatever: This pint will hurt my job performance tomorrow. And it will, says a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology out of North Carolina State University.Read Full Story

Do I still have to pay taxes on April 15? Maybe. Here’s what to know

Federal taxes are due a month later this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone who owes Uncle Sam gets until May 17. Federal taxes are due a month later this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone who owes Uncle Sam gets until May 17.Read Full Story

SBA grant portal for shuttered venues halted by technical difficulties

What was supposed to be a vital lifeline for theaters, cinemas, museums, and other live event spaces has been put on hold. In a blow to pandemic-battered theaters and event spaces that have been waiting more than a year for federal aid, the Small Business Administration has temporarily halted a grant program that was expected to begin the process of...

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