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A Hard to Believe but True Personal Story: 'How I Died and Then Came Back'

Quora | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weird News
Quora

The year was 1983 and yours truly, who worked at the UN Secretariat in New York, was on the last day of his summer leave at home in Moscow. The whole leave was spent in the rustic countryside village far from the spoils of civilization.

Did We Lose the Technology to Go to the Moon?

Quora | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Quora

Why does it take 3 years to develop a new car, when it shares 90% of its "DNA" with the previous model?

What Is the Toughest Thing About Being Gay?

Quora | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Quora

Unlike most of the stories I read, coming to terms with my sexuality did not feel like a very big deal.

How to Buy a Car on Craigslist Without Getting Scammed

Quora | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
Quora

If you get a bad feeling about the way someone's acting, the way the vehicle drives, the story you're being told about the reason for the sale, the fact that the seller's a Raiders fan -- whatever -- listen to your gut. There are millions of cars in the world. You can always find another one.

So That's Why Trader Joe's Wine Is So Cheap!

Quora | Posted 08.04.2014 | Taste
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Chris Knox, Wine Shop Manager, Wine Buyer The basic gist of it all is that Two Buck Chuck is...

What would happen if the 20 biggest cities of the U.S. were destroyed by Nuclear Weapons?

Quora | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Carter Moore, Degree in Political Science, former Congressional aide and Federal employee Wh...

3 Steps to Perfecting the Right Social Media Mix for Your Small Business

Paul Proctor | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Paul Proctor

By now, many businesses recognize the advantages of social media: reach your audience for free or at a low cost, build your brand, and share your expertise.

Does the Release Date of a Movie Affect Its Chances of Winning an Oscar?

Quora | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

'The release date of a film definitely closely aligns with a film's chances of winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The later in the year a film is released -- the closer the film's release corresponds to the start of Oscar voting -- the better the film's chances of winning the Oscar.'

The Business of Science: Social Networking of Science

Olivier Dumon | Posted 04.06.2014 | Science
Olivier Dumon

The basic premise of social networks -- allowing users to build a custom group of friends and colleagues with whom you can choose to selectively interact -- is its broad appeal. But this premise has, in fact, been around for many decades in science research.

5 Biggest Complaints About Working At Facebook Are Just Humblebrags

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology

Lots of people dream about working for Facebook, and why wouldn't they? It has, after all, produced its fair share of millionaires and billionaires. F...

Pinterest and Quora for Business? Ignore at Your Peril

Jim Yu | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Jim Yu

Since it introduced Pinterest for Business just last November, the three-year-old pinboard photosharing website has been on fire. And if you haven't yet heard the company's new set of tools and terms designed to help brands use the site, you'd better catch up fast.

And The Most Popular Question On Quora In 2012 Is..

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

With all the data they collect on users, Internet companies have a way of peering into our souls to see what we're thinking about collectively. But th...

What Are Some Aspects of Incarceration That Could Not Possibly Be Guessed by Someone Who Hasn't Experienced It?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2012 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Eric "Phil" Phillips, San Quentin inmate. One aspect is the amazing amount of talent in prison. There ...

Why Don't Airlines Award Loyalty Points Based on Dollars Spent Rather Than Miles Flown?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Michael McGraw-Herdeg, Microsoft PM (Excel Services). Yes, the legacy US airline model of "if you you ...

Is "Psychohistory" Possible?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology
Quora

Is it possible and useful to mathematically formalize human behavior on large scales sufficient to probabilistically predict the future? This questio...

How Has Audi Become So Successful in the Last Couple of Years?

Quora | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Daniel Woodard, Marketing and Production for Techs and Startups. Shared parts with VW. Nissan...

Why Do Hotels Ask How Many People Will Stay in a Room?

Quora | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Michael Forrest Jones, Beechmont Hotels Corporation. So that no one ends up sleeping on the ...

What Does It Feel Like to Have Your Spouse Die?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Quora

I don't think I will ever forget what he looked like when he died. His head leaned to one side, his neck lacking the strength to support it. He turned pale, then blue, and it was a quiet death. That was the moment he ceased to be the person I had known.

What Is a Typical Inmate Day Like in San Quentin? What's the Schedule?

Quora | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime
Quora

Although San Quentin State Prison is known for its notorious past, currently it happens to be the most stable and consistent of all the prisons. Here is a typical day for me.

What Are Some Specific Coping Strategies for Couples Who Are Experiencing the Emotional Pain of Infertility?

Quora | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Quora

Support your wife. She is being pumped full of hormones and has strange people poking and probing her all over. She is going though far more than you are. Keep her spirits up.

Why Is February Such a Weak Month for Movies?

Quora | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

The movie industry is the classic popular definition of insanity in action: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Some of it more or less "works" and proves to the industry it knows what it's doing.

Am I Missing out by Not Playing Any Video Or Console Games?

Quora | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by David Cole, Quora Designer. Reasons why you might not be missing out: You consider art or ...

How Did Craigslist Gain Its Initial Traction?

Quora | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology
Quora

According to Craig Newmark, "The thing got traction during its first few years, when it was just my hobby, got substantial traction, as I measure it, in its first few years."

What's It Like to Play on the Same Basketball Team as Jeremy Lin?

Quora | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Quora

After the win, I went up and talked to him after the game, and I was shocked how much taller he was than me. I finally realized he was the real deal. I don't think I've met anyone as humble or as hard working as Jeremy and I'm really glad he's having such success. If anyone deserves this, it's him.

How Do Tech Companies Name Stuff?

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

From inventing personal card-readers that let you set up a small business anywhere to mapping our genetic makeup, tech companies do a lot of cool stuf...