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The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

Central America

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

This is what Google looks for when selecting interns

Applications will go live in late spring (and intern hopefuls can ask Google to alert them when the process starts).<p>Google hires upward of 1,000 interns per class, according to Intern Match. And an internship at Google can be a real career maker. Not only can it help a student get a job offer from …

Employment

This stunning Windows app makes the best case yet for the Surface Pen

Microsoft has been struggling to explain why its Surface tablet needs a pen. Most 30-second commercials for the Surface involve circling things with a pen, but not a lot else. While it’s obvious you can use the Surface Pen for note taking or drawing, a new Windows app is trying to do something …

Windows Apps

Chinese soldiers trained with swords in the snow near the country's border with Russia

Chinese soldiers are taking part in sub-zero training near the country's frozen northern border by Russia.<p>The soldiers were undergoing extreme winter training in Heihe, Heilongjiang. The training took place in temperatures as low as negative 4 degrees Farenheit. To emphasize discipline and …

China

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

The Greatest Marketing Plan in the World

How many pages should a great marketing plan be? If you ask Jim Horan, the answer is one.<p>Of course, if you ask Horan how long a business plan, campaign plan, or divisional plan should be, he will give the same answer: one page.<p>For 20 years Horan has spread the gospel of the one-page plan. “It …

Five Reflections on my last day at the White House

After nearly 3,000 days working for Barack Obama (thanks, Mike Allen, for counting them), today I turn in my badge and my blackberry (yes, I know …

Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Simply demanding Iran’s capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>Kerry said he …

South Asia

LEGO is the world's most powerful brand, claims Brand Finance study

0<p>SHARES<p>LEGO has emerged top of Brand Finance's latest study into the world's most powerful brands.<p>Every year, the brand valuation and strategy …

15 amazing features in Google Apps you probably don't know about

To do that, Google isn't just matching some of Microsoft's Office's best features, it is adding a bunch of cool features of its own. Some of them can be pretty hard to find. So we asked Google to send us a list of some the best little-known features in Google Apps (plus we threw in a few of our …

Apps

U.S. army chief says "very concerned" at UK defence cuts - Daily Telegraph reports

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States’ army chief of staff said he was very concerned about the impact of cuts to British defence spending that he said had forced a review of how Britain’s troops could be deployed alongside U.S. forces in future conflicts.<p>U.S. Army Joint Chief of Staff General …

U.S. Army

8 Books for All the Wonderful Weirdos in Your Life

Oh hey, Aunt Gertrude, here's some sexed-up Dickens for you!<p>First she helped us establish the commandments for a kick-ass book club, then she introduced us to her favorite classics and "issues" books. For our final installment from ELLE's February Best Year Ever Coach—professional book group …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

See if you can answer the questions asked in a child genius competition

Lifetime's competition series " Child Genius " highlights 2o of America's smartest children as they test their skills in a grueling eight-week national intelligence competition.<p>In cooperation with IQ society American Mensa , these gifted children, who have scored within the 98th percentile or …

It's Official: Micromanaging Kills Productivity

New research suggests the more you try to dictate how and when employees work, the less they will accomplish.<p>Ever wonder what really makes employees work harder?<p>Let's start with what doesn't. Contrary to the instinct of micromanagers everywhere, watching over your employees' shoulders and dictating …

iOS 9: Simple fixes that could make your iPhone 6 even better

Apple’s iOS 9 software update is rumored to focus on stability improvements following the wave of criticism that hit Apple’s latest operating …

Books worth reading, as recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more…

Find repose by exciting the mind. Some of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work. Skim the list for your …

The Best Quote I’ve Ever Heard. (Ever.)

Okay, I’ve heard a lot of great quotes that could be “the best.”<p>This Marianne Williamson quote is forever inspiring to me and many others, for …

The 'Buffett Formula' Will Help You Get Smarter Every Day

— Charlie Munger<p><i>"Go to bed smarter than when you woke up."</i><p>— Charlie Munger<p>Most people go though life not really getting any smarter.<p>Why? They simply won't do the work required.<p>It's easy to come home, sit on the couch, watch TV and zone out until bed time rolls around.<p>But that's not really going to …

Self-improvement

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he's ever received

O'Leary, an investor on the hit show "Shark Tank," briefly worked at Nabisco after receiving his MBA in 1980, but decided to build his own television production company, Special Event Television. There was a point when there was "a huge problem" with the business and his partner and cofounder Gerry …

Entrepreneurship

Here's the real difference between Google Now, Siri, and Cortana

<b>Wait, what? Voice recognition engines</b><p>Yeah, that's where we'll start, because guess what -- if your virtual assistant is unable to understand what you're saying to it with a very high degree of success, then the frustration alone will drive you away from using it and turn it into a useless product. …

Microsoft say their newest learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

Artificial Intelligence

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