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To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …

Colorado Pot Tourism Means a New Kind of Green This Holiday Season

Pot sellers are gearing up for their first holiday season since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado.<p>At Grass Station, a shop in Denver …

Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

In Northeast Los Angeles, 1,000 people huddled in the evening chill last Thanksgiving as they waited outside a Target store for the chance to snap up Black Friday deals.<p>Across town at the Grove, the mostly upscale stores such as Barneys and Nordstrom were closed that night. Holiday shoppers didn't …

18 Photos That Show Why New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Is So Legendary

The 121-year-old hotel is a landmark in New York City: It has hosted dignitaries, politicians, and world-famous celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace. It has also served as the home away from home for every US president since Herbert Hoover and has hosted foreign royalty like the …

7 Florida Beaches Locals Want to Keep Secret

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz blog</i><p>Panama City Beach is the go-to destination for Spring Break. Miami's South Beach is a playground for the beautiful people. And Key West has been lauded by everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Kenny Chesney. But with 663 miles of beaches, Florida still holds a few …

Lençóis Maranhenses Is A Magical Desert-Like Wonderland

Nope, it's not one of those newfangled, man-made swimming pools.<p>This is Brazil's Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, on the country's northeast coast -- and to us, it just looks like one big, natural water park. The park's white-sand dunes (some tower up to 130 feet high when conditions are right) …

This New Oxygen-Hoarding Crystal Is the Future of Breathing Underwater

Just a bucket of this stuff can steal all of the oxygen in a room.<p>It only takes about 10 liters of a newly-developed form of crystalline cobalt salt to steal the air from a room, or at least the 21 percent or so of that air comprised of oxygen. Given the right conditions, with the temperature and …

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This Startup Is Paying People To Take A Two-Week Vacation Before They Even Start

42Floors, a San Francisco-based real estate startup, is taking it up a notch with a job offer that includes a pre-vacation period: You have to take a two-week paid vacation before your first day.<p>42Floors' CEO Jason Freedman calls this a "pre-cation."<p>According to Slate's Will Oremus, Freedman came …

16 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Way Business Is Done In The Arab World

Arab Women Rising, published in 2014 by the Wharton Business School, profiles female entrepreneurs from around the Middle East and North Africa.<p>Authors Nafeesa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar roamed the Middle East and North Africa in search of something common but often overlooked: Successful female …

Japan’s economy takes another hit as output, spending slump

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Laser-guided 'sea monkeys' hint at secrets of ocean's motion

Could tiny sea creatures, a few millimeters in length, be partly responsible for the large-scale motion of the ocean?<p>That's the finding from a pair of Caltech researchers, who used lasers to herd brine shrimp around a tank and track their effects on the water's movement. The results, published in …

Elon Musk: We Need a Million People to Colonize Mars

It would take at least a million people to create a healthy civilization on Mars, Elon Musk, the billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla, said in an interview with Aeon Magazine. Of course, there are not exactly buses leaving for Mars every half hour. The largest crew ever to fly into space was made up …

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Apple Is Suing A Man Who Claims To Be A Beats Cofounder

Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics is suing Steven Lamar, who claims to be a Beats cofounder alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>The suit alleges that Lamar's current claims to be a Beats cofounder is advertising.<p>Lamar claims he conferred with Iovine about a …

In China, the internet of things is a social phenomenon

Chinese e-commerce provider Alibaba may be popular this month because of its blockbuster IPO, but it and several other big Chinese web properties …

PayPal got kicked out of Apple Pay for partnering with Samsung

Apple Pay’s launch in the U.S. next month is being supported by some of the biggest players in the payments industry in the country except PayPal, but according to a report from Banking Innovation, Apple actually wanted PayPal to be the “preferred payment process” for Apple Pay.<p>Talks between PayPal …

CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World

Rumblings of discontent about executive wages, the 1%, and wealth gaps know no borders. And neither does fierce debate about income inequality in general. But until now, it’s been relatively unclear how much people think CEOs should really make compared to other workers on a global scale.<p>In their …

Got $7 million? A Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is (allegedly) for sale

Slightly used, a lot more expensive.<p>Lamborghini's genius strategy of offering short-run, massive-profit cars is so financially attractive that Ferrari is finally biting their flavor and doing likewise next month. The Lambos in question are cars you know and love: the track-only Sesto Elemento, the …

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Meat, Shmeat

<b>Scientists nowadays can grow meat—well, at least, something sort of like meat—in the laboratory.</b><p>Lab-grown meat has been around at least since 2000, when the NSR/Touro Applied BioScience Research Consortium managed to produce edible fish filets from goldfish cells; and in 2001, NASA—in hopes of …

Robert Reich: Harvard Business School is complicit in America’s widening inequality

The former secretary of labor calls out the famed university for the way it’s educating our country’s future CEOs<p>Robert Reich<p>September 16, 2014 4:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared in the Harvard Business Review online.<p>No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American …

'Podtels' Are Going To Shrink The Entire Hotel Experience

If you think hotel rooms are cramped, chances are you haven't stayed in a Podtel.<p>Yup, the future of hotel rooms may very well revolve around personal sleeping pods like these, just over three feet wide and about seven feet long. They're the brainchild of British company Podtime, and they're gaining …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

This Guy Almost Became CEO Of Apple, Google, And Yahoo — Here's What It Feels Like To Miss Out On Big Opportunities

Before Costello was the CEO of Enlighted, a connected lighting network startup that's raised $55 million so far, he was a much bigger figure in tech.<p>He was the CEO of Cadence Design Systems, a design and engineering software company, for nearly a decade in the '90s, until 1997. Cadence currently …

Even If Your Goals Seem Out of Reach, Stay Motivated With These 6 Strategies

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Aug. 29, 2014</i><p>I’ve been working on one project in particular for what seems like forever now -- and I’m growing frustrated. I have nothing to show for my hard work. The project feels as if it …

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McCall's Motorworks Revival ignites Monterey 2014 in spectacular style

What makes the Monterey car week so exciting is that it's not just one event – it's made up of numerous festivities that make the whole area south of San Franciso and San Jose a special place to be in mid-August. There's the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, of course, but also The Quail: A …

1989 Ferrari F40 review had one Italian cyclist seeing rosso

We've got to say: we're really enjoying the <i>MotorWeek</i> incarnation of this Throwback Thursday trend that seems to be enveloping everyone's social media feeds. MW has an almost impossibly deep library of historical tape to draw from, meaning each recent Thursday has met with another gem dropped on …

Ferrari 250 GTO could break auction record at Monterey Car Week

The pale gray machine, its chassis stamped 3851GT, rolled off an assembly line in Maranello, Italy, on Sept. 11, 1962.<p>Its first four owners abused it, thrashing through the skinny, pock-marked road courses of Europe. One of its first race drivers was killed in it. Another flipped it into a forest. …

7 Pebble Beach auction cars that should fetch over $10 million

Pebble Beach is effectively a clearing house for the world's highest-tier auction houses, who ply their goods among the silk-tie-and-blazer crowd. These 7 cars should command more than $10 million, and one might take in more than $50 million.<p>Pebble Beach is effectively a clearing house for the …

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The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

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