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The most mind-blowing things I learned in my first year at Harvard Business School

<i>"What's one thing you've learned at Harvard Business School that blew your mind?"</i><p>I've gotten countless variations of this question over the past year.<p>I can't tell you everything I've learned at HBS, and no book would have prepared me for the experience.<p>Instead, I'm going to give you a taste.<p>Some of …

5 extremely easy photo edits to use before you post

Photo editing is easier than it's ever been before, which means there's no longer any excuses for posting substandard pics on your social sites.<p>To …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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The World's Most Overrated Travel Destinations (And Where To Go Instead)

Travelers often find themselves on the path most traveled because - amid the brush and bramble of advertisements, trend pieces, and travel magazine features - it's the only passage they can imagine.<p>And that's fine: Popular destinations tend to be popular for a reason. That said, there is a singular …

Both symptom and balm

AFTER declining gradually for three months, oil prices suddenly tumbled almost $4 on October 14th alone. It was the largest single-day fall in more …

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The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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6 Bodyweight Moves for Bigger Quads and Leaner Abs

Everyone can appreciate the majesty of a killer leg workout. After some time in the squat rack, you are usually seeing spots and looking for a cane. …

This Table of Exercises Shows You How to Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves—from easy to insane—you …

77 Reasons Why You're Awful At Managing Money

But there's something about money that gets the better of us. If you look at the rate of personal bankruptcies, financial crises, bubbles, student loans, debt defaults, and savings rates, I wonder whether people are just as bad at managing money today as they were in previous generations, maybe …

The best total body cardio workout

The Most Beautiful Hotel Gyms in America<p>Just One Meditation Session Can Reduce Stress and Promote Heart Health<p>How Chadwick Boseman Trained for Battle …

5 Crock-Pot Recipes For Massive Muscle!

It's 2014: Why isn't my food ready the instant I want it? As a busy working parent, I wish I could just snap my fingers at mealtime and thereby …

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Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Why are there so many tunnels under London?

NO ONE knows quite how many tunnels have been burrowed under London. Some of the city's many underground channels have been subject to the Official …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs

By David Stanway<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs and beef up their powers …

Money-making machine cashes in on currency trades

<b>A money-making machine that exploits rounding errors in currency exchanges in favour of bank customers has been built by a security researcher.</b><p>If left to run at its top speed, the device could generate almost 70 euros (£58) a day by carrying out thousands of small transactions.<p>The device was built …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

A Simple Logic Question That Most Harvard Students Get Wrong

Harvard students get near-perfect SAT scores. These are smart, smart kids. So they shouldn't have trouble with a simple logic question, right?<p>Try the following puzzle:<p>A bat and ball cost $1.10.<p>The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.<p>How much does the ball cost?<p>Scroll down for the answer ...<p>But …

The New Potato Dish Everyone—and We Mean <i>Everyone</i>—Will Love

This amazing recipe teaches you how to make fluffy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside spuds without loads of cheese or oil. (Plus, nine more …

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Zombie Apocalypse Workout

All of a sudden you need to build your own shelter, hunt for your own food, and maybe even outrun a few zombies. If you’re not lucky enough to be in …

Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt

A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans' personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit.<p>Rolling Jubilee, set up by Occupy's Strike Debt group following the street protests that swept the …

People Are Making $100,000 A Year Playing A More Intense Version Of Fantasy Football

The new generation of fantasy player isn't playing the annual, once-a-year league with some friends. They're playing a new brand of daily fantasy sports that's more intense, more frequent, and (potentially) more lucrative.<p>One player we spoke to, Alex from Ft. Worth, deposited $300 to play with on …