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How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

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The Best Restaurants with a View

From London to Tokyo, these are the eateries where the sights make the setting.<p>When it comes to fine dining, the setting is just as important as the cuisine. Whether it be moody lighting, modern decor, or tapping into the surrounding natural elements, it all goes towards making your meal an …

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Fashionable, Affordable Shirt Line Helps Eliminate The Whole 'I Have Nothing To Wear' Problem

<i>Who's the next great fashion designer? We're on the lookout for the lesser known or up-and-comers who are creating collections and careers that are worthy of some praise... and closet space. While they aren't household names yet, we're so impressed with their skills that we're betting they will be</i> …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

15 of the fastest growing startups in the world still flying under the radar

But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?<p>That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups are private companies that don't have to …

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Character of a Business v. a Design Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are the people who reinvent and revigorate our society in large and small ways and we know them by their actions. However, how do entrepreneurs with a business or a design background differ from one another and what are their personal traits?<p>We all remember that kid in school who just …

Just Back: Cusco, Peru

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a journey through Peru, a trip she has been lucky enough to have done many times before, including a …

These Cities Have the Cheapest Luxury Hotels in the World

Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room …

How to Travel Like the One Percent on an Economy Budget

Professional travelers Ari Charlestein and Howie Rappaport explain how you can 'hack' the airline miles system to travel in luxury for the price of coach.<p>Unless you've been blessed with an all-expenses-paid trip, flying business or even first class might seem like an unattainable privilege. But …

The Best Accessories We Saw During Paris Couture Week

Ladies and gentleman, fashion month is almost upon us. And while we are eagerly awaiting all the ready-to-wear collections, right now we have Paris Couture Week to sink our teeth into.<p>Over the last couple of days, designers including Chanel, Valentino and Elie Saab showed their stunning Spring 2015 …

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Back to Basics: 11 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.<p>Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of …

The Most Powerful Way To Respond To Negative People

Most families have at least one relative whose modus operandi is to shoot people down. While your best approach may be avoidance, there are certain times of year when there's no escaping these characters at big family gatherings.<p>On an episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," television host and author Steve …

Just Show Up

I was fired. I asked for one more week to finish what I was working on but my boss said, “No. Clear out of here in the next hour.”<p>I don’t know why I …

Vintage Icons' Holiday Style

From Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren, how the glamorous style set of the '50s and '60s dressed for Christmas.<p>From Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren, how the glamorous style set of the '50s and '60s dressed for Christmas.

How to Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think.<p>A while back I posted about how to master conversation skills. Here are 6 …

Feel Young At Heart and You'll Enjoy A Longer Life, Study Says

Age-liars and birthday-deniers... you'd best learn a thing or two from those who are young at heart. People who feel younger than their actual chronological age may live longer than those who feel older than they truly are, a new study says.<p>Perceived age might play a role in more than just how you …

Today's Style Secret

We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Healthy, Happy Relationship Habits

If we're lucky, we've each got an example or two of what a great relationship looks like—from the outside. But what are the behind-the-scenes habits that happy couples have and regularly do? From a friend who's recently embarked on a new relationship to a couple happily married for 14 years, I got …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Top 10 food markets in Europe

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How to Tan like a Victoria's Secret Angel

After months of intense workouts, diets and fittings, there's only one thing that stands between the Victoria's Secret models and the sexiest runway show of the year: a really, really good spray tan. That's where Jimmy Coco comes in. We got the luckiest spray-tanner in the world to spill his …

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