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Can you tell me what the three basic rock types are? If you remember anything from your high school science class, you can probably answer with a certain amount of confidence: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

Now, what can you tell me about where money comes from? Or how it works? Unless you majored in economics or currently have a career in finance, you’re probably not so confident about this answer (if you have one at all).

It’s almost become a rite of passage: you’re fresh out of high school or college, stumbling into a world of ETFs, jury duty, and…


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Two hundred years ago, when young Mary Shelley gave the world a glimpse of scientist Victor Frankenstein and his monster, the idea of synthetically creating a human in a lab was mere fiction. Nevertheless, the tale never failed to send shivers down readers’ spines and warn Shelley’s audience of the dangers of “messing” with nature. But here we are, two centuries later, having turned fiction into reality. Yet, if we are careful with it, could this technology bring possibilities that not only won’t murder our families, but are capable of saving millions of lives?

Whether you work in an office…


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At Creative Destruction Lab’s February session, I had the chance not only to observe and interact with entrepreneurs and mentors alike, but to also gain an insight on what truly makes a successful startup. The day featured company pitches of pioneers in the AI world trying to make their mark with startups that employ technologies at the forefront of machine learning research. From shadowing Allen Lau, the CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, as well as exchanging ideas with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, here are some of the key takeaways I gathered from the experience.

Allen himself has had his fair…


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Does this sound familiar? You’re talking to someone, and something in their tone sounds off; uninterested, tired — bored, even. Even after you stop talking to them and get on with your day, all you can think is: Did I do something? Are they mad at me? Or am I just a super boring person to talk to? Wow, maybe everyone feels tired when they talk to me.


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It’s the beginning of 2019, which means we probably all have a super long list of things we want to achieve in the coming year. Or maybe you finally realized that New Year’s resolutions just weren’t for you, and that’s okay too. Either way, it’s good to have both short and long term goals, and be aware of what you want in life and have a general idea of how you’re gonna get there.

When the new year was around the corner, I kind of took a step back and thought: Am I happy? Am I working towards what I…


Even if we’re only talking about the last decade, 3D printing has made extraordinary progress and is on its way to achieve things we can’t even imagine today. In this article I’ll be giving you a brief overview of 3D printing and some of its capabilities.

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Right now, a heart transplant patient would probably have to wait years for a healthy heart. But imagine that in five years, a new heart can be custom made for them with the click of a few buttons. The little boy with a prosthetic leg, the war veteran who lost his arm to a…

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