Sony startup unveils tiny AC unit that fits inside your shirt

It can supposedly cool you down by 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • The Reon Pocket is a Bluetooth device that fits inside your shirt.
  • A Sony-affiliated startup recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop the device.
  • Currently marketed toward businessmen who wear suits, the designers hope to offer the Reon Pocket to more types of customers in the future.
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Why non-conformists always end up looking alike

Go ahead, try and be different.

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  • Anti-conformists have an odd way of ending up looking like each other.
  • A Brandeis mathematician looks at how this synchronicity occurs.
  • Understanding the mechanism behind non-conformist conformity has applications in other areas, like the stock market.
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Should men tell women to wear makeup at work?

Seemingly small moments of discrimination often pass unnoticed.

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  • While the #metoo movement has focused on sexual misconduct, there are many ways discrimination pervades society.
  • Wearing makeup should be a choice, not a male-directed demand, many women stated in an informal survey.
  • Since going makeup free in 2016, Alicia Keys says it has been empowering.
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Is James Bond an alcoholic?

A scientific study of the legendary drinker.

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  • A new study analyzes the possibility that Bond has a problem.
  • The lethal super spy generally rocks a killer blood-alcohol level.
  • What's actually so cool about this guy?
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Think Like a Billionaire: Don't Seek Validation from Others

Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx, literally stared from the bottom. Here's how she built a billion-dollar empire without a single business class.

What's the difference between a successful entrepreneur and everyone else? People who build an empire from a product or idea are the ones who take themselves off auto-pilot and ask: is there a better way to do this? That one question is how Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, went from being a door-to-door fax machine saleswoman in Florida, to the owner of a billion-dollar fashion brand. Here, she shares a mental exercise that helps foster entrepreneurial thinking, and explains why pursuing your idea is so much more important than having people validate it. Basically, here is a lesson in lighting a billion-dollar fire under your ass. Sara Blakely is also the creator of The Belly Art Project, which works with Every Mother Counts to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women everywhere.

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