Alex Herman

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Can Christianity save China?

The growth of Christianity in China has been astonishing. At this point, it's no longer a question of if China will become a Christian nation, but …

How to buy and store a bottle of wine for a celebration in 25 years

Now, imagine pulling out a bottle of spectacular wine from the year of your wedding to cap the celebration. The occasion will be great no matter what. But for someone who loves wine, that special bottle can become a special punctuation mark.<p>Wine lovers have been saving special wines for as long as …

Wine

Brian Boru's 'Island of Churches' is the perfect place to relax and unwind

<i>IN THE LATEST edition of the Hidden Heritage series, archaeologist Neil Jackman has more suggestions for great historical sites to visit around the</i> …

The 15 most influential business books of 2015

This year's top business books come from journalists, economists, and academics and explore the opportunities and dangers presented by rapidly changing technology — from the first full-length biography of tech mogul Elon Musk to the ways robots could replace workers in industries around the …

Great Depression

Critics of Bible Silenced Once Again: Archaeological Discoveries Prove Old Testament to be historically accurate

The Christians in Pakistan website published an interesting article last week on Old Testament Archaeology which I have summarised here.<p>Old Testament …

The 21 coolest people in Silicon Valley under 30

In fact, several of the most successful people in the startup world are still in their 20s.<p>Culled from our list of the 100 most inspiring people in Silicon Valley, here are 21 startup founders and CEOs doing amazing things — and they're all under 30.

Startups

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.<p>Visuals can help turn a complex …

Infographics

10 Biggest Workout Trends of 2014, According to Google

As an exercise junkie, you may be familiar with a few of these fitness styles, but others may sound foreign. Here's the lowdown.<p>Last week, Google …

Muscle Mistakes

<b>You skip squats because they're bad for your knees.</b><p>Squats don't ruin your knees; the way you're squatting does. Many men butcher the move, and then complain of knee pain. And that's a shame, because the squat is one of the most effective exercises you can do. It works nearly every muscle in your …

Zion: The Narrows as a Top-Down Backpacking Trip

<b>LOGISTICS</b><p><b>Rating</b><p>Non-technical, strenuous day hike<p><b>Preferred Season</b><p>Summer, fall<p><b>Length</b><p>16 miles (25.7 km)<p><b>Time Commitment</b><p>10 to 14 hours<p><b>Altitude Gain</b><p>-200 …

Hiking

The Outdoorsman Gift Guide

Sometimes you need power, but simply can't reach a power jack — like when you're camping, or working on a project far enough from your house that an …

Camping

National Geographic Travel

9 marketing mistakes that make you look like a rookie

There are a few glaring marketing faux pas that crop up everywhere, from newsletters to email campaigns, over and over again. But what could seem …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

Workouts

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The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Want To Be A Millionaire In Retirement? Start Saving 10% Of Your Salary In Your 20s.

You don’t need to be rich or luck into an inheritance to become a millionaire in your retirement years. The only things you need are a miniscule portion of your paycheck, a level head and patience.<p>The most important thing you can do for your future is invest as early as possible. Getting started …

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Morning Views from the Tent: A POV Landscape Photo Series That’ll Exacerbate Your Wanderlust

Photographer Oleg Grigoryev, like many of us, is a man who enjoys traveling, hiking and camping. Unlike many of us, his latest endeavors have taken …

Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map

The world heritage site of Lalibela is key to Addis Ababa's plans to banish images of famine and boost visitor numbers<p>Kiya Gezahegne joined an unruly, jostling throng surrounding a priest who wielded a 12th-century gold and bronze cross, one of the most sacred artefacts in Ethiopia. A young man …

Great coffee: It's all in the brewing

Espresso “has the potential to deliver more of the incredible taste and aroma of roasted coffee than any other method (of brewing),” wrote Jeffrey …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Camping