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I Gave Up Sugar For 6 Weeks and It Was the F*cking Worst

Everyone told me cutting out sugar would be absolutely life-changing. That, essentially, I would have the energy of a 6-year-old with the mental clarity of a Tibetan monk. I would gain 25 IQ points, drop 10 pounds, grow a cup size, achieve enlightenment, see the face of God, and cure depression and …

Russia can outgun British troops, leaked report suggests

The Russian army can outgun British troops on the battlefield, a leaked report suggests, following military advances by the Kremlin.<p>The assessment by the British Army's warfare branch, seen by <i>The Times</i> newspaper, warned that Russian weapons, including rocket launchers and air defence systems, were …

50 Examples Of Creative Business Cards That Will Leave A Great Impression

<i>Image via Ryan Brinkerhoff</i><p><b>Your business card</b> is a reflection of who you are and what your business is about—it can also help you leave a great …

40 things that happen when you turn 40

<i>‘You walk with a stick’.</i><p><i>‘Your legs begin to ache and you’ll collapse’.</i><p><i>‘You know you will soon die’.</i><p>These are the dire predictions of Dan Thomas’s three young children when asked what happens when a person turns 40 - and whose views went viral when he decided to share them on Twitter this week.<p>Of …

Suicide is now the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide. Here's why

A shocking statistic has emerged, which reveals suicide has overtaken maternal mortality as the biggest killer of young women in the world. Nisha Lilia Diu asks the experts why this is happening - and how we failed to notice<p>Towards the end of last year, a shocking statistic appeared deep in the …

How we made the Dyson vacuum cleaner

James Dyson: ‘When I saw industrial cyclones sucking up sawdust, my instincts kicked in’<p>In the late 1970s, I bought the most powerful vacuum cleaner on the market – the Hoover Junior. I got irritated when it started losing suction and tore the bag open. Its pores were clogged with dust: a …

Nine ideas that will help you keep your marriage feeling fresh

Do you look at your husband or wife and think "that's not the person I married"?<p>If so, you're not alone. Research published last week by family law specialists Gardner Leader revealed that 56 percent of spouses think that their partners have changed dramatically since they walked down the aisle.<p>The …

High GDP isn’t a sign we’re getting richer

Quantitative easing and low interest rates make the economy grow – but most individuals don’t benefit<p>Eight years after the start of the economic crash and six years into our period of the lowest interest rates in 300 years, a number of questions are being asked. Among them are whether or not …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

Productivity

Let's remember why Jack Dorsey was fired as Twitter's CEO

The early days of any startup are a roller coaster. But Twitter’s history is rockier than most.<p>On the eve of Jack Dorsey’s official return the CEO …

The fashion labels we just can't pronounce

Etiquette guide Debrett's publishes a list of the top ten fashion labels the British get wrong<p>They may be some of the most recognisable names in fashion, but it seems many Britons have no idea how to pronounce the labels in our wardrobes.<p>A new study by the etiquette experts, Debrett’s, has …

Ralph Lauren

CEO of $50 billion Salesforce shared his epic founding story to inspire a small business owner

But it took many years for Benioff to get to where he is now. When Salesforce first launched in 1999, he and his three cofounders worked out of a small apartment in San Francisco.<p>So people always ask him for advice on starting a new business. And whenever they do, Benioff likes to share his own …

Here's how Uber got its start and grew to become the most valuable startup in the world

But the road hasn't been easy.<p>Uber has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars. It has confronted threats from the taxi industry and even its own drivers.<p>But its valuation has continued …

Debt Ridden Nations

And you thought the U.S. was better? The biggest debt burdened nations are all rich, which is perhaps why they're rich in the first place: leverage. But within the emerging market nations, China is catching up. Who would expect otherwise? It is the second largest economy after the U.S. However, …

Photographer Documents the Beautifully Uncommon Friendship Between a Wolf and a Bear

Finnish Photographer Lassi Rautiainen expertly captures the beautiful relationship that's shared between a gray wolf and a brown bear. One wouldn't normally see this type of companionship in the wild, but these two seem to have a perfectly symbiotic connection. “No one can know exactly why or how …

Symbiotic

47 Things Every Self-Respecting Man Should Own

<i>By: Supercompressor</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor</i><p>Deep down in every man lies a kind of instinct, a sense perhaps, for what makes him a man. It's a tough sensation to articulate but we feel it when we pick up something of permanence with our hands, feel the way it was thoughtfully crafted and …

What is Google? The answer is becoming harder to pin down

The search advertising juggernaut is spreading its wings ever further. This may be creating a headache for investors<p>What is Google? Ask the man or woman on the street, and you’ll probably get an answer along the lines of “a search engine”. Ask an investor, and they will see it more as an …

The 5 Most Frugal Habits of the World's Richest People

The world's richest people didn't become that way by lacking frugality. Here are five frugal--and perhaps surprising--habits of the world's wealthiest people.<p>While occasionally rejecting the notions of materialism, most of us enjoy the idea of accumulating wealth. Having more money won't make all …

Personal Finance

How to make magic transforming Twitter images

Here’s a cool promo that Neflix created for Daredevil:<p>https://twitter.com/netflix/status/612297260408270848/photo/1<p>When you see the tweet in your timeline, you’re greeted by the image of Matt Murdock in his civilian clothes. But when you click to expand it, that changes to his costumed alter-ego …

Could this startup help prevent future fuel crises in Africa?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The light bulb -- a simple glass shell with a glowing filament that lights our homes, businesses and cities, once night descends.<p>A simple convenience most of us take for granted.<p>But when the sun sets in Africa and darkness falls, many are forced to live through an overnight blackout until …

Eight reasons you make bad financial decisions

Millions of people make terrible financial choices every day. Here’s why<p>Why does anyone take a payday loan at 4,000% interest? Or pay £800 for a television from “rent to own” firm BrightHouse rather than buying it for £350 from John Lewis? Why buy junk food when it’s cheaper to cook at home, or …

When it comes to retirement income, dividend stocks beat bonds

Imagine you are running a pension plan for one.<p>Your goal isn’t only to save enough, but also to buy assets that match your future liability—which is …

Retirement

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

World-Class Cities in the Making: 10 Ideas Readily Implementable to Make Cities More Attractive and Dynamic

As a proud born-and-bred Parisian, as an enthusiastic traveller, as someone who's been living abroad, I must confess that each time I go back home I'm shocked by some archaic features of the City of Lights. Indeed, in several ways, Paris seems to be lagging behind fellow world capitals. If there's …

Using Technology To Humanize Finance

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Klein is the CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>CommonBond</i><i>, a student lending platform that lowers the cost of education for borrowers and provides financial returns to investors.</i><p>“Banking is necessary – banks are not.” Bill Gates said this in 1994. It was a bold statement to make at the time, …

35+ House Cleaning Tricks For People Who Hate Doing Chores

Hate cleaning? These time-saving tricks will be helpful […]

The 25 Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask in a Job Interview

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it's not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy task.<p>Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks a mix of technical questions …

Employment

Teenagers develop app to scrutinise election candidates

Are your election candidates up to scratch on community issues? Whose opinions really chime with your own? And are ingrained allegiances clouding your judgement? Two teenagers have developed an app to help you find the answers.<p>Offering the digital-savvy a way to scrutinise those braying for their …

Hillary Clinton

4 rules for retirement investing in turbulent times

The other day I heard a woman describe her adventure down a white water river trip in Colorado and its harrowing rapids.<p>It began with a set of four …

Retirement

11 Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Spymasters

<i>© JASON REED/Reuters/Corbis</i><p>There’s more to being a spy than drinking martinis, talking into shoe-phones, and discarding messages that self-destruct …