Online dating is a billion dollar industry with some 1,500 dating sites in the United States alone. The industry has successfully marketed itself into the hearts of just about every segment of the population, often with the promise of excluding other segments from the dating pool. With great ...
Dana Cowin, Editor in Chief of Food and Wine magazine and a passionate, longtime observer of food-related behavior, argues that food preferences are a powerful index to compatibility.
Political candidates are jumping on the bandwagon of criticizing China for the US' economic woes. But experts say this perception is distorted and dangerous.
It's no secret that Americans spend too much. So what can they learn from China, a country where households save over a third of its income for a rainy day?
Dean Kamen's Slingshot is "a prophylactic disguised as a drinking fountain," write Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler in a new book.
On China's microblogging site Weibo, rumors of Kim Jong-un's death surfaced earlier today when bloggers posted that he was assassinated in Beijing. Media outlets have yet to issue any official reports, but the rumors have spread to Twitter and they are ripe for punny jokes. Gawker was one of the ...
Put these films in your Netflix queue and you will not only get a first-class education on the history of cinema, you will also get a window into the rich visual culture of the Renaissance.
The trouble, says Nobel Laureate psychologist Daniel Kahneman, is that we're often confident in our intuitive judgments even when we have no idea what we're doing.
Above all else, Kahneman’s legacy will be a precise, empirical reminder of our own fallibility, and a roadmap of the cognitive traps to which we're most vulnerable.
It's easy to see why we're stuck in such a cynical rut these days. However, a new book argues the accelerating rate of technological change will "put an end to what ails us" within 25 years with "noticeable change possible within the next decade."
Jason Silva says he is trying to share his techno-optimistic views in ways that inspire people with awe and wonder, and spark conversation within the greater “marketplace of ideas”.
The New York Giants won the Super Bowl and now they will get their parade down New York City's Canyon of Heroes. And yet, according to Paul Rieckhoff, there's another parade that's long overdue, and Rieckhoff is making noise about it. The Defense Department has maintained that now is not the ...
The utopia of instant, effortless DIY success for writers remains a pipe dream. Still, digital distribution and online networking are calling into question the established paths to artistic fame and fortune. Into this vacuum steps Storiad, an intriguing new approach to empowering writers and connecting them with the right buyers for their work.
Move over, David Beckham, Matthew Broderick, Jerry Seinfeld and Donald Trump. The Super Bowl commercial that caught our attention was a Best Buy spot called "Phone Innovators" featuring none other than Big Think favorite Ray Kurzweil. "I'm Ray Kurzweil," the futurist and inventor says in the ...