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History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch

When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant—liquid pathways to inebriation. It's in this …

Alcohol

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The science of empathy—and why some people have it less than others

Empathy is hot in business wisdom these days: Forbes says it’s invaluable, Apple’s training manual offers empathy exercises, and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson calls caring “key.”<p>“Corporate empathy is not an oxymoron,” concluded an article in the Harvard Business Review on January 8. “It is a …

Empathy

A Simple Daily Routine to Make Old Spines More Supple

When, in a split second, your life is threatened, do you say, “Let me make sure my hand is on my hip and my style is ‘the’ style”? When your life is …

Pain

Pranks, Porsches and Jeet Kune Do: The Friendship of Steve McQueen and Bruce Lee

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by John Dominis for LIFE Magazine<p>“McQueen is perhaps the most multi-faceted and complex person I’ve ever researched,” biographer Marshall Terrill, author of Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel and Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon told Pop Culture …

MMA & UFC

Why Coloured Diamonds are Manlier than You Think

Why Colored Diamonds are Manlier than You Think<p>Don’t let the word “fancy” fool ya…. Because coloured diamonds can also be a man’s best friend. When …

Jewelry

Starting a Small Business Is Anything But Routine

Starting a new business requires total dedication and focus. However, the long days and stress can often be taxing on your body, mind and social life.<p>Here are a few simple things you can do to maintain a sense of normalcy while building your small business, and re-gain control of your day:<p><b>Take</b> …

Small Business

9 Things Powerful People Never Say

Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action. Check out these things powerful people never say so you can become even more powerful.<p><b>1. "Because we've always done it that way."</b><p>You …

Ronald Reagan

Seed Starting in Mini Greenhouses

No greenhouse? No problem! Even small-space dwellers can start seeds outdoors with a few tips and these clever umbrella mini greenhouses.<p>This project …

Gardening

Short break: Reykjavík, Iceland

It’s only two hours away, but it feels like another planet. Iceland expert and guide Cathy Harlow introduces Europe’s coolest capital and its …

European Travel

5 Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

When trying to make ourselves feel better about our financial situation, we often tell ourselves little lies that ease our minds about things. The problem is, if we tell ourselves these lies enough, we tend to start believing them. A sound financial strategy is to recognize the lies we are telling …

Personal Finance

Is Android Wear a threat to Google Glass?

Google Glass was certainly a forward-thinking piece of product design when it was first announced, and it has rightfully attracted a dedicated following of Explorers since its inception. But it doesn’t seem that the general public quite feels the same way about the project. Even ignoring the …

Wearable Tech

10 Amazing Planter Ideas

I have vowed to myself that this year will be different. Let’s get inspired, shall we?<p>I love everything about this photo from Willard and May. The …

How to Make 3D Paper Star Box - DIY & Crafts

What you need:<p>Tools:<p>Pencil<br>• Scissors<br>• Compass<br>• Empty pen for scoring<p>Supplies / ingredients:<p>Thick, semi transparent paper A4/letter size<br>• Glue<p>1<p>First, draw a …

5 stores where you should never pay full price

Consumer spending may be rising, but some big retailers still aren’t out of the woods. Indeed, some stores — including department-store giant Macy’s …

Shopping

Word of Mouth: London Coffee Shops

by Anya Lawrence<p>For a city that rarely sleeps, it's no wonder that London's coffee shop scene is booming. Gone with the dominance of generic international chains, the emphasis is no longer just on the convenience of grabbing a freshly brewed cup from an insignificant cafe. From coffee shops …

Coffee

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

The Savoy Hotel Goes Green

“Environmental responsibility is a core value at The Savoy and it factors into all of our business decision-making,” explained Debra Patterson, Sustainability Manager at The Savoy, London. In an in-depth interview, we discussed a wide range of efforts instituted by the hotel to become more …

Friday Cocktail Hour: Old Infatuation

Wilmer Nolasco, a server and bartender at ‘Cue in the West Village, makes a fat-washed Rye Manhattan. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>Lollygagging in …

Why Your Jokes Fall Flat

Make better, funnier wisecracks with help from science<p>The equation is true: Tragedy + time = comedy. In order for something to be funny, it has to be perceived as controversial, but no longer threatening, finds a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.<p>Humor researchers examined just how …

Jokes

Classic Drinks: Up to Date Cocktail

While it may sound a bit funny that a cocktail from the early 1900s is called the Up to Date, this Manhattan-esque classic, made with rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, and sherry, is no laughing matter.<p>The oldest reference I've seen for this drink is the 1916 edition of <b>Hugo Ensslin</b>'s <i>Recipes for Mixed</i> …

Overcoming Fake Talk: Put Your Best Voice Forward

If you want to maximize your impact at work, you must put your best voice forward. Why? Because even if you have excellent credentials and technical skills, you add your greatest value by interacting well with other people.<p>We live in an interdependent world. Trouble is, a lot of people in this age …

If You're Not Nervous, You're Not Growing: Lessons In Change And Courage

“Grow[ing] up … that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald“Where no hope is left, is left no fear.” — John Milton<p>Confidence and courage are overrated. In the success-is-everything world that we’ve got at the moment, …

The Best Jeans Brands For Men - An Essential Guide

From cowboys to hippies, indie rockers to preppy jocks, jeans are that one fashion item that has transcended time, gender and many a fashion …

Top 10 Tips For A Skin Detox

<i>The New Year has arrived so it’s time for a fresh start and to simplify your skincare regime with these organic skin detox top tips, from beauty</i> …

Five Reasons to Ignore the Advice to Do What You Love

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ―Joseph Campbell“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ―Steve Jobs<p>Admit it. You live in a society that reveres the perspectives of …

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