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The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

<b>Many believe it was a visit to the hidden fifth floor of Pyongyang's Yanggakdo Hotel that resulted in the detention and eventual death of American student Otto Warmbier. US doctor Calvin Sun recalls his night filming there and warns other travellers to stay away.</b><p>Calvin Sun had been awake for almost …

North Korea

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Body Language

Harry and Meghan's royal wedding gets weird with a Bad Lip Reading

Now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are probably going to live happily ever after, it's about time for a Bad Lip Reading of their very serious …

Royal Weddings

The Number 9 | by Marcus Rashford

Growing up in Manchester, my family had a little competition going on. Whenever they were buying me a gift for my birthday or for Christmas or …

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies lack one element needed to become a legitimate form of currency

The ultimate dream of the crypto currency enthusiasts is for money to become decentralized and essentially removed from the hands of banks and Central Banks who can "manipulate" it for their own benefit. This is a nice thought, but most of it is based on misunderstandings about what "money" is. Let …

What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

Women In Interracial Relationships Reveal What They Experience That Other Couples Don't

By the year 2018, most of us would hope that a difference in race wouldn't be a point of contention anymore. I'm Iranian-American, and my boyfriend …

The 25 Best iPhone Apps To Download Now

These are our must-have iPhone apps<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, organisation, messaging, photo editing, reading, social networks, keyboards, stargazing, and payment …

14 PS4 Features You Might Not Know About

Even if you’ve been using the PS4 since launch day, chances are good that you don’t know about everything the console has to offer. Turns out, some …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

What Went Wrong in Vietnam

The military historian Max Boot takes on the counter-insurgency maven Edward Lansdale.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam …

Vietnam

Ten Things Never, Ever To Say In A Salary Negotiation

I went to speak at a university and met a lovely young man who works in the Admissions office.<p>He said, “I got this job a year ago. I had another job offer too, but I botched the salary negotiation for that job. That’s okay, because this job is a better fit for me anyway.”<p>“Tell me about that salary …

Employment

Toto: how we made Africa

<b>David Paich, vocals, keyboards, songwriter</b><p>I’d just got a new keyboard. It made this brassy sound and the moment I started playing it, I had what would become the opening riff to Africa. Then I hummed a melody and by the time I got to the chorus, I had words. “Hang on,” I thought. “I’m a talented …

Music

The Future Of The Transport Industry - IoT, Big Data, AI And Autonomous Vehicles

Tremendous strides by innovators have resulted in some fascinating and intriguing enhancements to the transportation industry. In fact, in many ways, it feels like the future of the transportation industry is already here. These developments will cause transportation companies to rethink job …

Roads

Queen reveals that she doesn’t actually own all swans in letter to girl, 5

The Queen has contacted a five-year-old girl who wrote an adorable letter asking if she could keep a pet swan for the weekend.<p>Lyndsay Simpson …

Buckingham Palace

Checklist: What You Must Ask a Client Before Giving a Price

It's a huge risk to not ask the right questions before giving a prospective client a price. Not only does it make you look like an amateur, but you …

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

Los Angeles

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that …

Product Design

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Prince Without Permission

It is important — and always devastating — to remember that Prince died alone. He had probably also been in great pain that evening. But there was, as far as we know, nobody around to help him.<p>A few weeks before he died, Prince and I talked on the phone for an hour, because he unexpectedly wanted …

Judiciary

Car Designs by Andrey Tkachenko - Industrial Design

Just to continue with our streak with Industrial Designs, we would like to feature the work from Andrey Tkachenko who is a freelance artist based in …

How long can a run of bad luck last before we start to suspect a football team is actually crap?

<i>I give two simple rules for deciding if a big name team might actually be crap this season. We should conclude that a team is probably crap if they</i> …

The first 5 hours of No Man’s Sky changed my opinion of the game

Though many have been hyped for <i>No Man’s Sky</i> since it was announced in 2013, I haven’t been for a very long time. My initial excitement eroded over …

Killing Heydrich, the Butcher of Prague

It all began on September 30, 1938 when the Munich Agreement was signed. With this agreement, England and France gave the Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler …

50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

These are the apps refugees are using to find their way in Europe

BERLIN — Mojahed Akil is 26 years old and he’s already running a successful tech startup: the first app he launched has been downloaded over 40,000 …

How to buy a digital camera: your complete guide

By David Nield<p>Few gadgets give you quite as many buying options as the digital camera.<p>Even though smartphones have become the go-to camera for most …

Australian filmmaker captures Singapore’s changes over 3 years

SINGAPORE: Three years after launching his tiltshift video encompassing the various landmarks in Singapore, Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit has …