• QUOTES
    International Day of the Girl: 16 great quotes from famous women

    Empowered: Wonder Woman in Warner Bros film CREDIT: CLAY ENOS/WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT Happy International Day of the Girl! Now in its fifth year, the United Nations has designated October 11 as a day “to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.” To mark this year’s iteration we bring you, […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    3 Real-World Tactics Entrepreneurs Should Take Advantage of During (and After) College

    A college education is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately for entrepreneurs, attending a four-year university also carries some significant drawbacks. The latest data on student loan debt from Debt.org tells a grim story for new graduates: The average debt at graduation is now more than $37,172 per student. Related: Does a College Degree Still Matter? For anyone entering the […]

  • LIFE
    Did Mars Once Harbor Deep-Sea Cradles of Life?

    This view from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a 20-kilometer-wide strip of ancient seafloor strewn with deep-basin deposits that have been surrounded by and partially buried beneath younger volcanic deposits. Taken together, the deposits suggest possible past hydrothermal activity. Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS Ancient Mars may have harbored deep-sea hydrothermal vents, the same type of environment where […]

  • MOTIVATION
    What’s the value of knowing the Vegas shooter’s motivation?

    Police tape blocks off the home of the Las Vegas shooter in Mesquite, Nev. The shooter killed dozens and injured hundreds at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) What was your motivation for the stupidest, most shameful thing you’ve ever done? Maybe you even got arrested that one time. You […]

  • Did Clinton’s cupboards lose her the presidency? – podcasts of the week

     ‘I want to be spontaneous and authentic and maybe a little likeable…’ Hillary Clinton is back on With Her. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Pick of the week: With Her Hillary Clinton’s podcast With Her (iTunes) followed her campaign trail from the inside – and now she’s back with a two-part interview about what went wrong. Clinton-friendly host Max […]

  • Victoria Derbyshire: ‘After cancer, I’m squeezing life out of every second’

    Victoria Derbyshire: ‘Cancer is a lottery in terms of whether you survive or not.’ Photograph: Pal Hansen for the Observer On Monday 27 July 2015, at 4.35am, Victoria Derbyshire was in her kitchen, with the kettle on, Googling “inverted nipple” before leaving home to present her daily BBC2 current affairs programme. Google came up with a […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Anthony Weiner’s Lawyers Question Motivation of Sexting Victim

    Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, leaving a Manhattan courthouse on Wednesday after a proceeding in their divorce case. CreditAnthony Lanzilote for The New York Times When lawyers for Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman who faces sentencing in a sexting case that involved a 15-year-old girl, wrote to the judge this week seeking […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Sox appeal just part of runners’ motivation

    CHELMSFORD — Danny Shea has always loved the Red Sox. His childhood was so filled with memories of trips to Fenway Park that the team has always sort of felt like a member of his family. His love of running is more recent. So when the opportunity arose to be one of 50 runners in […]

  • PODCASTS
    A Walkthrough of Podcasts in iOS 11

    Podcasts in iOS 11 has given a minor makeover. This revision includes some improvements, some apparent steps backward, and an interface in line with the new iTunes app and Music player in the mobile operating system. Podcasts in iOS 11 takes a pretty big hit in some ways, making me wonder if Apple is asleep […]