Like other service dogs for people with disabilities, Duffy actually already knew how to load and unload a washing machine. But dogs couldn’t start machines until a UK engineer created a voice-activated washer. Bark, and it’s on.
Want to have a clearer head a more engaged workday and get wiser faster? Then you might want to write this down.
She’s lived and breathed GM most of her life. She’s worked there since age 18. “I was on the line … all day long,” the now first female CEO of a major American automobile company recently told Fast Company editor-at-large Jon Gertner over tea. Here’s a look into how Barra will lead GM.
This is far and away the craziest cat litter commercial you will see today.
When Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp, he didn’t expect to be at the helm of a billion dollar business. The odds were against him.
"At the time you don’t really realize what’s going on, you’re just trying to make something successful," he says. "The initial idea that we had didn’t actually work. We had to pivot quite substantially."
Topping the list is Ylvis’s music video The Fox.
Part of the fun of this project is seeing which actors were chosen to portray which fictional characters. Since the McBain character in the Simpsons-verse was always based on Arnold Schwarzenegger, having The Governator take the lead in the McBain film was a no-brainer. Having Kevin James star in Hail to the Chimp, however, is a masterstroke—as is the font choice for that particular poster.
Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s 6’2” humanoid robot that will rescue you from buildings and explore the surface of Mars.
LinkedIn has released its list of the most-used adjectives on its profiles in 2013, with “responsible” beating out 2011 and 2012’s winning word, “creative.” It’s an analytical (10th on the list) study which, while not particularly innovative (9th)—how many end-of-year listicles does it take before the concept ceases to be effective (4th)? Be honest if you’re being driven (8th) mad by them.
The employer ratings site Glassdoor just released their best places to work for 2014—and the results can make your office way better.
For those trapped in a cubicle or an open office, working from home may sound like pajama-clad heaven. But there are two sides to every coin. Here are the trials and triumphs of the home office—in your own words.
Replace Matthew Broderick with Bryan Cranston and 1998’s idea of a giant CGI lizard with 2014’s idea of a giant CGI lizard and you’ll inspire some optimism that the new Godzilla will be one worth seeing.
NPR’s Planet Money decided to sell some T-shirts. But they didn’t just buy them they tracked the production from growing the cotton to delivering them to your door.