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Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Barack Obama

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Harvard Business School

The 8 Best Food Cities in the World

<i>By the editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Travelers love to eat--that's why every year, as part of our Readers' Choice Awards survey, we ask our readers to rank their favorite food cities around the world. This year's results contain some old favorites (Paris, Rome) as well as a few surprises. Read on …

Obama salutes Ted Kennedy's spirit

<b>Boston (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded.<p>Speaking at the Boston waterfront site of the Edward M. Kennedy …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

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The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

8 Wedding Destinations That Are Positively Swoon-Worthy

Weddings are fun. But, destination weddings, with their built-in vacation status, are even better. As a bride, though, you want to make sure you’re …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

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The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Howard Schultz

12 things we learned from the New Yorker’s profile of Jony Ive

In what may be the longest magazine feature yet dedicated to Apple’s industrial design guru, the <i>New Yorker</i> has just published a sprawling 16,000 word profile of Jony Ive — taking readers from his early meetings with Steve Jobs up to the present day.<p>It’s jam-packed with fascinating tidbits about …

Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The Apple Watch is due for release in April, and will be further showcased at the company's March 9 event. Read on for everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date<p>Cometh the hour, cometh the Watch, and Apple are finally on the verge of releasing theirs following years …

Which Fruits Contain the Most Sugar?

Out of all the fruits in existence, which ones do you think contain the most sugar? Strawberries? Guava? Watermelon? Believe it or not, those fruits actually contain the least amount of sugar, according to to Calorie Count, along with papaya, grapefruit, and cantaloupe. But some fruits contain a …

7 inspiring and emotional Oscars quotes from backstage and onstage

LOS ANGELES — "Stay weird, stay different," proclaimed <i>The Imitation Game</i> writer after winning Best Adapted Screenplay, thanking presenter Oprah …

The Capitalist’s Dilemma

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 090, 2006, black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 184 cm<p><b>Crowdsourcing This Article:</b> Over the past year, more than 150 students and alumni of our HBS course “Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise” have worked together on the questions this …

The Tech Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2015

Is your company poised to build the next Uber? Have you started imagining how cryptocurrencies could be used to shore up your company’s digital security? Have you considered that the algorithms your company uses might inadvertently be lying to you?<p>At the end of each year, I apply a framework to …

General Mills

CES Snapshot: ZTE’s Smart Projector Gets Brighter, Better Battery Life

ZTE's frankendevice is back, with some welcome improvements.<p>ZTE grabbed a lot of attention at CES last year when it debuted the Spro, an Android-based portable projector that doubles as a mobile hotspot. The company has chosen Las Vegas once again to announce the next version, and while it’s not as …

Gear & Gadgets

Tech Heads Unite! CES 2015 in Photos

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>Although the origins of terrazzo go back to ancient Egypt, the material as we know it today was …

iGrow Hair-Growth Helmet Looks Cool, Feels Totally Not Real

Bald and/or balding folks, listen up! A new company called Apira Science is ready to use low-light therapy to make your hair grow, or soon, make your face more beautiful.<p>Sounds unreal?<p>I felt the same way, and then I checked out the iGrow and the iDerma.<p>The company says that the technology is …

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45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Property price “uplift” from the capital’s forthcoming new east-west rail link underlines how vital affordable housing is<p>New analysis from Savills underlines the uplifting effect of rail links on the value of property. Or the distorting effects, if you prefer. House prices in many - though not all …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

iPad Air 2 teardown shows minor internal tweaks, 15% smaller 7340 mAh battery

With iPad Air 2 units now officially arriving in the hands of customers, our friends over at iFixit have officially kicked off their ritual teardown of the device. For the most part the teardown only revealed minor changes on the inside, such as repositioned display cables that iFixit calls a …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Why Yahoo Doesn’t Think Tumblr Has a Porn Problem

If you write about Tumblr as a business, you are required to note that Tumblr has a lot of porn.<p>How much porn? You’ll have to make something up, …