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Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

India

Ray Charles: Rare and Classic Photos of an American Genius, 1966

Caption from LIFE. "Ray stands in the driveway of his rambling Los Angeles home with his wife Della and sons Robert, 5,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Bill Ray—Time & …

Los Angeles

Morrissey Selling Shirts That Say "Be Kind to Animals or I'll Kill You"

Today, Morrissey has launched an official online merchandise store, offering yet another opportunity to broadcast his politics and generally provoke the masses. He's selling a T-shirt that says "BE KIND TO ANIMALS OR I'LL KILL YOU." However, the shirt doesn't come in black—just navy blue and …

Selling

The 20 Places Where You'll Pay The Most For A Hotel Room

Traveling costs a lot of money, but the price of a trip can fluctuate tremendously depending on the destination.<p>Hotels.com recently released its annual Hotels Price Index, a report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world that's based on Hotels.com bookings.<p>As part of this report, …

Hospitality

This Is Where The Richest Bachelors And Bachelorettes Live

There are a slew of traits people look for in a potential mate: some want tall, dark and handsome, some want a person they can laugh with and other want IQs above 120.<p>Of course, adding a little extra wealth would just be icing on the cake. Money Magazine put together a list of the top cities to …

Kevin Mitnick, Once the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits

As a young man, Kevin Mitnick became the world's most notorious black hat hacker, breaking into the networks of companies like IBM, Nokia, Motorola, …

Worse than Heartbleed? Today's Bash bug could be breaking security for years

Linux users got a nasty surprise today, as a security team at Red Hat uncovered a subtle but dangerous bug in the Bash shell, one of the most versatile and widely used utilities in Linux. It's being called the Bash bug, or Shellshock. When accessed properly, the bug allows for an attacker's code to …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Productivity

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal makes a more complete and heartier breakfast when …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

These Six Companies Broke The Rules Of Business...And Succeeded

What do Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson have in common? They all veered from the traditional path. So did Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Bill Gates, and two men named Steve (Jobs and Wozniak.) They followed their own wisdom, they eschewed popular convention, they …

Star Wars: Episode 7 'Fiery and Messy' With 'Hundreds of Stormtroopers'

Bring. It. On.<p>Star Wars: Episode VII is apparently embracing the cheesy spirit of the original trilogy while being "more fiery and messy," according …