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The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.<p>In life, there are consequences to testing ideas. Some are good, other are very, <i>very</i> bad. You never know where ideas will lead you. Thankfully, we have science fiction. The best writers in the genre are future architects who create …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

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10 Helpful Financial Habits You Can Start Today

Many of the day-to-day things we do are just habit.<p>That $10 lunch habit? That $30-per-class spinning habit? While you may barely even think about them, costly habits have the potential to wreak havoc on your budget.<p>And, just like bad habits can get you into financial trouble, <i>good</i> habits can help …

The Great Recession Is Dead: 10 Steps For Success In 2014

It’s over. The Great Recession is officially relegated to Wikipedia and academic studies. The financial problems are fixed. Even Bernanke is looking for historical analysis of his efforts as Yellen arrives and the Fed shifts gears. Kiplinger’s employment/unemployment analysis shows an advancing …

8 Signs You're An Entrepreneur

Most people don’t grow up wanting to become an Entrepreneur, they grow into it. I’ve found that there are 10 different signs that are very good indicators that you’re an Entrepreneur or an Entrepreneur in training.<p><b>Passion</b><p>This is by far something that will qualify you as an Entrepreneur. If you …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

China's One-Child Policy

The recent changes in China’s one child policy brought back some memories. On my first visit to mainland China several years ago to attend a government sponsored conference, I spent several additional days in Beijing and Shanghai visiting with officials of the central bank, the foreign exchange …

The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work

Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills? Well, it turns out that while those things <i>are</i> crucial to your professional success, it’s imperative that you <i>also</i> have great …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

How to Slow the Heart from 88 Beats to 32 Beats Per Minute in 45 Seconds

This video was shot in the Bahamas in October 2009 at William Truebridge’s Freediving Masterclass where I had the honour of being invited to teach …

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

How To Manage An 'Average' Employee

As a manager or leader, you have a great opportunity to shape the experience of those on your team. You’re in the perfect spot to find out what makes them tick, positively impact their growth, and open up the road ahead of them so they can do their best work.<p>But when everybody’s busting a gut in …

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire

The job search process is no walk in the park. Applying and interviewing for a job can be stressful and strenuous for the candidate—and the process isn’t always much easier for those trying to fill the open position.<p>Hiring managers take huge risks every day. They strive to recruit top tier talent, …

25 will never be the new 18 – so parents, don't infantilise young adults

It was only a matter of time before the problem of perpetual adolescence was formalised. After years of analysing the issues faced by Millennials, ranging from the collapsing job market, rising house prices, increased tuition fees and the pressure to work for free, to our decreasing ability to …

Want To Start A Successful Business? Go Back In Time

Forget bleeding or cutting edges–if you want to start a new business look for the trailing edge. At the Social Media Matters conference held 10 September, 2013, in Hong Kong, entrepreneur and investor Esther Dyson commented on reaching customers in emerging markets, noting that the newest social …

Why we argue – and how to do it properly

It's the weekend and you are heading out to meet friends at the cinema. You are looking forward to seeing the new thriller by a favourite director. But then you discover that some of your friends would rather see the latest superhero movie, or some a new romantic comedy. Everybody pauses, uncertain …

Chernobyl Now

Are nuclear disasters the new normal?<p>On April 26, 1986, two powerful explosions tore through Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, flipping the reactor's giant 2,000-ton concrete lid into the air like a coin. White-hot chunks of the nuclear core rained down on adjacent buildings, setting …

The First Lab-Grown Hamburger Is Served

Beef cells cultured without killing the animal<p>Since 2008, Dr. Mark Post has been working on growing edible meat in a laboratory. Today, at an event in London, the first in-vitro hamburger has been served.<p>Muscle stem cells were taken from a cow's shoulder in a gentle biopsy and grown in calf serum, …

Why Russia Helped Snowden: 5 Grievances Against the U.S.

Edward Snowden has left the Moscow airport, having been granted a year of temporary asylum by the Russian government. If you're wondering why Putin would antagonize the U.S. like this, allow us to catch you up on the reasons Moscow-Washington relations have been a bit frosty of late.<p><b>Many Americans</b> …

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I'm 40: the confusion starts here

'Milestone birthday? You can't be 50. You look amazing." I am 40 tomorrow. It's possible this was said in jest. But it didn't feel like it. For a …

Stella Rimington: the day I met the KGB

The strangest meal Dame Stella Rimington ever had was soon after the Berlin Wall came down, when the senior members of Britain's secret services met …

How I learned to love clutter

The children are in bed, and I am lying in the bath on a Friday night after a frazzling week. I have added bath oil and a slug of Dead Sea salt. I …

How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>2. You know the rule about following a crowd – if the locals are avoiding a …

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How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

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