A pair of researchers with the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway has found that IQ test scores have been slowly dropping over the past several decades. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg describe their study and the results they found. They also offer some possible explanations for their findings.
Slept for just over four hours every day.
Most of us own too much junk. But after a couple of interstate moves in just as many years, I've learned the value of owning less.
I work remotely and everyday at around 1:00 p.m. I usually decide I can't stand the sound of my own thoughts and I venture out of my apartment to one of the various coffee shops in Palo Alto to drown
Since Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair of 1925 the formula for comfortable seating has been known: create a right-angle, open it up a tad, and tip it backward, so that the seat places the bottom lower than
A team of students at MIT is working on a prototype wearable that asks one important question: Why heat or cool a building when you could heat or cool a person?
The World Health Organization may cut recommended sugar intake to five teaspoons. Americans eat three times that
Today we wish a very happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa who was born in Japan in 1898, making her the world's oldest person. When she was young, Einstein hadn't yet grasped the mysteries of a relative
Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals?
I want an untamed, beautiful death. So I think we should have a competition in dying, sort of like Halloween costumes," wrote Anatole Broyard in his pathography, Intoxicated by my Illness, written in
Texas has had four times the job growth of California over the last 20 years.
Do you ever wonder how some people travel the world on what seems like one long vacation-and yet, they aren't retired? Maybe one day they're in Thailand, and a few weeks later, they're somehow in New Zealand or Dubai or something. How the hell do they do that? Wouldn't that cost a fortune? These people have to be a bunch of trust fund babies with a hidden pot of gold in the Cayman Islands and their dads probably play golf with Richard Branson or something, right? Well, actually no. I mean, you don't have to be a trust fund baby to live like this. I
Ian Monroe's Oroeco monitors your CO2 output based on what you spend.
In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much.
Growing up, assuming you came from a decent home, you probably watched your parents haul off to work every day so they could put food on the table, clothes on your back and a roof over your head. Or
I was going to write a post about just how hard Don Draper's young life was. Life on a farm is really hard, and I wanted to emphasize that, and thought our empathy for Don Draper would make it easy
Excerpted from EMILY BADGER: "Teleconferencing has made telework more common. E-commerce has reduced the need to drive to the mall. Real-time arrival apps have made public transit more predictable. Solar-powered stations have helped bike-share expand. WiFi and smart phones have made it possible to get work done on a moving bus, raising the mental cost... Continue reading ...
What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out Abigail Haworth investigates
People who love animals and open spaces often have little use for other people. Naturalist David Attenborough recently described humans as "a plague on earth". David Foreman of Earth First has set a goal