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Success Story: How Do You Make Your Blog Pay? Eight Hints From A Profit-Making Blogger

<b>Hero Brown</b> launched her Muddy Stilettos website in 2011, after moving from London to rural Buckinghamshire and finding that reliable information on the best restaurants, walks, boutiques, hotels, day trips and events in her area was thin on the ground. Brown, formerly a magazine editor and …

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013

<b>With a baby cured of HIV and breakthroughs in dementia, it's been a year where two of the great scourges of our time have been put on the back foot.</b><p>Meanwhile a vision of the future of medicine has emerged, with scientists growing miniature organs -including brains - and performing the first steps …

Your Body on Love

The reason: Your mind is so preoccupied with your new mate that your brain has trouble prioritizing what to focus on, the study authors say.<p>That's not the only way love impacts your day-to-day. Here’s what happens to your body when you’re head over heels:<p><b>Your blood pressure falls by a full point</b> …

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Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop just a pipe dream?

<b>Much like the pun in the headline, the bright idea of transporting people using some kind of vacuum-like tube is neither new nor imaginative.</b><p>There was Robert Goddard, considered the "father of modern rocket propulsion", who claimed in 1909 that his vacuum system could suck passengers from Boston to …

The 2013 Forbes Fictional 15

You’re not imagining it: The rich do keep getting richer. Even the fictionally rich.<p>Each year Forbes calculates the net worth of the wealthiest characters from novels, movies, television and games, constructing portfolios based on those stories, and valuing them using real-world commodity and share …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Would you trust a doctor in a T-shirt?

<b>A senior British doctor has complained that junior members of her profession are getting too scruffy. But since doctors are valued for their skill and knowledge does it really matter what they wear?</b><p>The father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, had a clear idea of what a doctor should look like - …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Dying in Longyearbyen has been illegal since 1950. Here's why.<p>Keep an eye out for these red flags.<p>Everything has a "fresh and woody aroma," and we're betting it's strong as hell.<p>If you always gain weight in relationships, here's why.<p>For $199, you can get a lightweight smartwatch with a four-plus …

Women and sex: the myth-buster

I was on the Victoria line with my boyfriend, telling him about a new book by the American author Daniel Bergner, called What Do Women Want? Its …

This MIT Website Tracks Your Digital Footprint Through Gmail

<i>Metadata</i> is a word that was once reserved for the halls of high-tech companies and academia. But since the revelation of mass surveillance programs …

Key players in Egypt's politics

<b>Who are the key political players in Egypt?</b><p><b>Egyptian armed forces</b><p>The Egyptian army has been a powerful force in Egypt since the 1952 coup, bringing forth presidents such as Abdel Nasr and Hosni Mubarak. Its generals removed Mubarak in 2011, controlled government until president Mohamed Morsi was …

The World's Most Reputable Countries, 2013

Which countries have the best reputations? What does that even mean? The Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen, has just released its fourth annual list of 50 countries, ranked according to what it says is people’s trust, admiration, respect and …

We Still Need Information Stored in Our Heads Not ‘in the Cloud’

Is technology making us stupid — or smarter than we’ve ever been? Author Nicholas Carr memorably made the case for the former in his 2010 book <i>The</i> …

Your Brain Sees Even When You Don't

The unconscious processing abilities of the human brain are estimated at roughly 11 million pieces of information per second. Compare that to the estimate for conscious processing: about 40 pieces per second.*<p>Our conscious processing capacity isn’t insignificant, but clearly it’s just a retention …

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<b>Cover Photograph by Adam Dean—Panos for TIME</b><p><i>The self-proclaimed “Burmese bin Laden,” Buddhist monk Wirathu travels the country spreading a message that “crackles with hate,” TIME’s China Bureau Chief & East Asia Correspondent Hannah Beech writes in her report on rising radical and violent strains of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. She traveled through Burma and Thailand from May to June this year along with photographer Adam Dean, who spoke to TIME’s Eugene Reznik about his portrait of Wirathu on</i> …

Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive

One of my colleagues used to head to the men’s room and brush his teeth every time he felt a surge of writer’s block. He swears it did the trick. Another exits the building and walks around the block to clear his head. I like to take advantage of the mid-day yoga sessions that Forbes offers in the …

How Qatar came to host the Taliban

<b>After nearly 12 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan, long-awaited peace talks with the Taliban are set to begin. But why and how have these negotiations ended up taking place in the Gulf emirate of Qatar? The BBC World Service's Dawood Azami has this assessment from Doha.</b><p>Taliban representatives …

Global refugee numbers at 19-year high

The number of people who have been forcibly displaced by war and other crises worldwide has risen to its highest level for almost two decades, hitting 45.2 million, according to the UN's refugee agency.<p>Annual figures released by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

With the rise of the multi-hyphenate trainer, is it safe for your trainer to be a one-stop wellness shop?<p>Have you ever pushed yourself this hard?<p>If Tom Cruise's training is anything like it was for the original, he may need a puke bag.<p>Don't pretend this doesn't apply to you. We can smell you from …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Don't pretend this doesn't apply to you. We can smell you from miles away.<p>These 4 simple exercises will help save you from chronic pain<p>The billionaire debuted surprisingly muscular arms at a conference last year.<p>Avoid creaky old man knees with these tips.<p>Hemsworth's longtime trainer pushed the poor …

Surprise! Narcissism Linked to Frequent Facebook and Twitter Use

You know those people who are always posting deep thoughts on Twitter and dumb jokes, pet photos, and the mind-numbing minutiae of their daily lives …

Obama's power grab: Column

The common thread running through his scandals is an abuse of power.<p>"How ironic is that? We wanted a president that listens to all Americans -- now we have one." That was Jay Leno's take on the Obama administration's expanding NSA spying scandal, which has gone beyond Verizon phone records to …

The Shortage of Medical Residency Spots: A Failure of Government Control

Readers, my name is Jeet Guram, and I am honored to join this blog with Avik and such a great group.<p>I just finished my third year of medical school, which students spend in an academic hospital as a member of clinical teams caring for patients. Leading these teams are “attendings,” or fully …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

This week’s TIME cover story, which is illustrated by the artist-activist Ai Weiwei, examines China’s place in the world

This week’s TIME cover story, which is illustrated by the artist-activist Ai Weiwei, examines China’s place in the world.<p>Read a preview of the story here.<p>(Art by Ai Weiwei for TIME, Typography by Post Typography)

June 6, 2013: The Day America Found Big Brother in Big Data

Sadly, June 6, 2013, will go down as a watershed moment in American history: the day that Americans realized they have lost their privacy and Fourth Amendment protections to terrorism. Hopefully, it will also be the day they begin demanding them back.<p>Americans awakened the morning of June 6 to the …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Buick brought us along for wind tunnel testing at Lockheed Martin to find out.<p>Do your gut a solid and get the good bacteria you need.<p>A guide to five fits that matter most in 2018.<p>No one owes you their forgiveness. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't apologize, anyway.<p>The Governator himself got in …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …