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Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

What Do Sikhs Believe?

Sikhism is the fifth-largest religion in the world. The Sikh religion is also one of the newest and has only been in existence for about 500 years. …

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

k<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be exceptional, but according to the former Apple …

AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — The price of a single bitcoin has pierced the $10,000 level and some experts say it could rise further. The world's most popular virtual currency allows people to buy goods and services and exchange money without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties.<p>It has a …

28 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Is More Powerful Than Technology. It's Even More True Today

For a guy like Steve Jobs, it was a remarkable statement...and it's something we can all put to use in our own lives.<p>Steve Jobs helped create wildly popular products that changed entire industries. (Hello, mobile devices. Howdy, music business.)<p>But while he definitely believed in his own ideas and …

Creativity

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Leadership

The 50 Greatest Jazz Drummers Of All Time

Drummers have often been the butt of jokes, many of which focus on their supposed lack of musicality and dubious time-keeping skills. But the truth …

Neo-Nazi group moves to 'Dark Web' after website goes down

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, which helped organize a gathering in Virginia on Saturday that turned violent, moved to the so-called Dark Web on Tuesday because its registration to use the open internet was revoked.<p>GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) and Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) …

8 Travel Photography Tips from People Who Do It For a Living

We spoke with four of the world’s top travel photographers about how to get a gorgeous shot every time—from the best ways to shift your perspective (both literally and figuratively) to how to make your sunset Instagram look better than everyone else's.

6 Tips To Create A Blog That Drives Sales And Boosts User Engagement

Way back before content marketing became a buzzword, it used to be that the simple fact of having a blog was enough to make brands feel they were doing a thorough job with their content efforts. These days, it’s clear that mediocre blog content is no longer enough to draw readership, shares, and …

Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Next best actions are selling your car, avoiding flights and going vegetarian, according to study into true impacts of different green lifestyle choices<p>The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most …

7 Ways to Become a Better Business Leader

Are you the best boss you can be?<p>We all know that, as entrepreneurs, we need to wear many hats. We’re often accountable for a wide range of responsibilities, from marketing and business development to accounting and inventory control. As a business grows and begins to see some cash flow, however, I …

You're Better Off Working at McDonald's Than Working in Your Business

An entrepreneur asked me for advice and I told him to go work at McDonald's. Here's why.<p>Someone once asked me to recommend a free tool for creating landing pages.<p>He explained that he had spent over 20 hours in the past week trying to set up a landing page using the free tool he had been …

Entrepreneurship

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions

According to Gallup research, these questions may be the key to stopping your best people from leaving.<p>For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts …

Employee Engagement

Analysis: Google fails to stop slide in ad value

Lower revenues per ad means Google has to show larger numbers of less effective adverts to web users<p>Alphabet/Google announced first quarter financial …

How a Supermarket Sales Gimmick Has Become a Major Driver of Climate Change

“Sell by.” “Use by.” “Best by.” These terms and their many variations have probably caused you to toss perfectly good food just because the date on …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

Self-improvement

Five technologies that will change how we live

1. Biotech<p>Since the early 2000s, the cost of sequencing a human genome — determining the precise order of nucleotides within DNA molecules that …

Internet of Things

Elon Musk Has Trump’s Ear, and Wall Street Takes Note

The election of Donald Trump and the accompanying rehabilitation of fossil fuels should have been, by all rights, devastating for Tesla Motors.<p>Tesla is the top maker of all-electric autos, and it completed its merger with SolarCity, a leading manufacturer of solar energy panels, days after the …

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People

You know what they say about opinions -- everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google "characteristics of successful people." Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification …

Buy a house with a buddy? This startup aims to simplify non-traditional home-buying partnerships

Buying a house can be the biggest, and often most difficult, financial decision anyone makes. And it can be even tougher in such a hot housing market …

10 reasons why a tidy home is life-changing

A tidy home is a happy home – this is something that all of you must have experienced time and again. If you leave your home messy, then it starts to …

How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

How This 15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Balances School, Business and a Social Life

Haile Thomas’s resume is shiny enough to make any business leader jealous: she’s given two TEDx talks and was a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama’s …

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness

We can all use a little inspiration every once in a while.<p>Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a …

Motivation

16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world

Getting to the root of poverty means solving various issues along the way, and inventors are up for the challenge.<p>Poverty isn't just inadequate …

What Is Yoga, Really?

Most of us are accustomed to looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer …

Spirituality

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness