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The Best Brainstorming is Divergent

Using brainstorming to focus and refine ideas is convergent—using your collective creative power to zero in on the right answer. Instead, try divergent brainstorming, where the goal is to come up with as many different ideas as possible.

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5 Common Problems to Avoid for Your Next Marketing Campaign

Savvy marketers follow these 5 steps to launch successful marketing campaigns—every time.

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The $13.7 Billion Whole Foods Buy Has Turned the Whole World Against Amazon — and We'll See the Sparks Fly Next Year

The big theme in tech this year was consolidation — not in terms of mergers and acquisitions but in the big companies extending their reach and trying to conquer new markets.

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The Year Is 2037. This Is What Happens When the Hurricane Hits Miami

The climate is warming and the water is rising. In his new book, Jeff Goodell argues that sea-level rise will reshape our world in ways we can only begin to imagine.

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Negativity and Startups

2017 has not been a good year for good news in the startup world. VCs repeatedly sexually harassing founders, often over a period of years. Products that are dangerous, stupid or a mix of both.

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Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain.

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The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Exit Survey

Like everyone else on the planet, The Ringer staff saw ‘The Last Jedi.’ This is what we thought.

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10 Schools of Philosophy and Why You Should Know Them

For your reading pleasure, here are ten schools of philosophy you should know about. Some of them are commonly misunderstood, and we correct that problem here.

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Toronto Buzzes With Talk of Billionaire Couple’s Suspicious Death

Barry Sherman, a Canadian billionaire, generic-drug mogul and philanthropist, once promised that the autobiography he was writing would be a page-turner, packed with stories of intrigue, duplicity and outright corruption by his competition.

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20 Years Ago, “Titanic” Took Over The World. Here’s Why.

James Cameron’s epic “$190 million chick flick” spawned “Leomania” and presented us with a new kind of wish fulfillment.

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