Icebreakers

7 things to talk about at the water cooler this week

By The Editors

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28 September 2015

The art of small talk can make or break a working man. If you want to make friends and influence people, it’s important to be good at it. So once you and the gang get through the state of the market and yesterday’s scoreboard, pass on the weather and hit ‘em with a story they’ll forward to everyone they know. To assist: Icebreakers, seven under-the-radar talking points the most interesting man in the room will be talking about this week.

This Lightbulb Helps You Fall Asleep

The call it “biological lighting.” The makers have been helping astronauts fall asleep for 25 years. And considering the reviews, it might be the best $60 you’ll ever spend. Here’s how it works.

How to Live on Mars

There’s plenty of water there. The question: how the hell do we get to it? Read on.

E-Signatures May Make People Lie

An inventive seven-part study takes a look at how our disassociation with a digital John Hancock may not only discourage us from being honest, but encourage forgery. Read on.

Audi Goes To The Moon

Google is having a $30 million Lunar Competition and the “Part-time Scientists” at Audi have thrown their hat in their ring. Meet the Lunar Quattro.

Donald Trump v. Showgirls

To celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, a game of “Who said it?” Test your knowledge.

The Smartest Building

What began as an app is now the most innovative workplace in existence. Built for unparalleled efficiency and convenience, it keeps you comfortable, cleans the planet and is probably scheduling your next meeting as we speak. Step inside.

Holy Smokes! Wingsuiting.

Two men, 110 mph, inches from death. Watch if you dare.

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