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Jamaican farmers face bleak future as EU axes cap on sugar beet production

Europe will soon allow its states to grow more sugar beet, which will devastate economies in the Caribbean, and a trade that underpinned the British empire<p>There is a photocopied sign above the desk in the one-room office of the North St Elizabeth Cane Farmers’ Association that reads: “Plan ahead: …

Caribbean

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

AdWords

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

This Key Part Of Windows 10 Will Help Microsoft Beat Back Apple

On Thursday, Microsoft announced a new feature that could really help Windows 10 turn enterprise heads: private app stores, which Microsoft is calling a store portal. (In geek speak this is called "mobile application management.")<p>Microsoft will allow IT professionals to buy applications in bulk …

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Top 10

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

North Atlantic

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

An ‘adverse credit rating’ lost us a mortgage but no one will tell us why

<b>My partner and I decided we would like to buy a flat together. Neither of us has ever been in debt other than student loans, but our mortgage, with Lloyds Bank, was declined due to “undisclosed adverse credit”, and we were told to find out what that was ourselves.</b><p><b>This has started a three-month</b> …

4 Lessons About Entrepreneurs, From the Seat of a Bicycle

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Michael Glauser, executive director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University and co-founder of the training company My New Enterprise, accompanied by colleagues, students and a film crew, departed …

Entrepreneurship

Data Marketing 101: How Startups Can Put Their Data to Work

<i>Shannon Byrne is the Content & PR Manager at Mention, where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. This post originally appeared on the Geckoboard blog.</i><p>Whether your startup is a SaaS company, a product, or a more traditional service, you’ve likely been collecting a …

Top 10 Most Ridiculously Overcomplicated Doctor Who Villain Schemes

The Doctor, that time-traveling alien mad scientist, is a clever man — but his foes often outsmart themselves. We may never know the Doctor's real …

TV Series

Why Tesla's SUV Will Crush the Competition

A report by the financial firm Morgan Stanley predicts that the forthcoming Tesla crossover, the Model X, will be even more successful than the Model S sedan.<p>The Tesla Model X will storm the crossover market when it arrives in 2015, demolishing the luxe SUVs offered by the unsuspecting big car …

How Saving Less Can Help You Save More (Yes, You Read That Right)

Life is full of troubling paradoxes. Whether you call it a Catch-22, opposites attracting, or simply "Things that don't make sense," this phenomenon can spill into relationships, educational institutions and even national policy.<p>Well, now you can add finances to that list.<p>The basics of personal …

13 Rules Today's New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past

Many of today’s new home buyers are Millennials – the generation born in the 80s and 90s – who are now getting married, starting families, and stepping into the real estate arena for the very first time. This is the same generation that grew up in a boom, followed by a bust and an insane decade of …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

If there is one essential ingredient for photography, it is light. It really wouldn’t matter how much money you put into your lenses and cameras if …