Category: Public

Where tinned fish is hard currency

Behind prison bars, there’s a strange ecosystem among inmates that involves bartering household goods, drug deals, and surprising debt spirals that can be hard to escape. Author Carl Cattermole explains. It’s not hard to see […]

Vice Ventures wants to fund ‘bad’ industries like weed, booze, and vaping

Many venture capital (VC) firms set out with an investment strategy targeting specific kinds of companies — it could be mobility and robotics, deep tech, region-specific startups, or any number of niches and verticals. Vice Ventures is no different, but its focus […]

This is what it really feels like to wake up at 4am everyday

The early bird certainly catches the worm. But what is it doing after lunch rolls around? Dreaming of an afternoon nap or a quiet coffee in the corner, writes Lucy Kippist. For the past 18 […]

Learning to Say No—In Order to Grow

Written for EO by Chris Bray, founder and CEO of BiG Media, an innovation firm that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and unlock new revenue streams for content creation […]

Level up with these time-tested memory techniques

Looking to improve your performance in our memory games — and for ways to use your memory more effectively? Try these classic memory hacks. 1. Hang it on a peg! “Pegging” is a helpful technique […]

How your thoughts shape your reality

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” Buddha From an esoteric and quantum physics viewpoint, our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions effect […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Only Focus On One Thing At A Time

We have all multitasked before, and at some point even experienced that amazing feeling after accomplishing so many thing on our task list! Sadly, studies show that we’re better off to focus on one thing […]

A simple trick to help you speak in public without showing your nerves

You don’t have to put up with a thin, shaky voice, says speech-language pathologist Jackie Gartner-Schmidt. Every weekday for the month of January, TED Ideas is publishing a new post in a series called “How […]