Arash Shadi

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17 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

And there's one reason why — his insane work ethic.<p>Even after going down with a devastating Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Kobe kept working, and now he says he's way ahead of schedule on his recovery. In fact, he says he "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his surgery, …

Michael Jordan

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Are You Tired of Being Single?

Are you tired of being single, but wary of getting into another lousy (or worse) relationship, especially when you barely got out of the last one with your sanity in tact?<p>If it's true that "when you are in love, smoke gets in your eyes," and even more true that when you're betrayed, hurt and …

How to Travel the World for Free

Our list of temporary "homes" have included a brownstone in Manhattan, a villa in southern Spain, a 10th century manor in rural Ireland, and more. We've lived a quick walk from a Caribbean beach, on the edge of a lake in the midwest, and are soon off to experience the Highlands of Scotland.<p>And for …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

How Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other business chiefs hold ruthlessly effective meetings

Why does Jeff Bezos keep a chair empty in the boardroom? Where does Richard Branson hold his meetings? And who’s always late for appointments?<p>Here are some of Quartz’s favorite tips for holding meetings from the some of the world’s top business leaders:<p>Throw out the least necessary person in the …

Richard Branson

Axe Showcases Pulling Power Of Astronauts In Super Bowl Campaign

Astronauts wouldn’t typically top a list of male archetypes known for their can’t-miss pulling power (a list that would look something like: rock star, fireman, pro athlete, spy, and would allow for regional variation–for example in New York it would include bankers and Terry Richardson).<p>But …

Buzz Aldrin

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

24 Travel Apps to Download Now

At Fathom, we're all about mixing the practical with the inspirational. And when it comes to travel planning, we get equally as excited using high-tech maps as we do handwriting (analog!) postcards.<p>With that in mind, we present the <b>24 Best Travel Apps</b> that help us pack our bags and see the world.<p>Map …

Expat Tales: Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known for terrific hotels, great food, buzzing nightlife, and inspiring attractions. Oh, and it’s one of the highly populated …

Mouthwatering Montréal: a food-lover's neighbourhood guide

What is it that makes Montréal such a fascinating city for travellers? At first glance, it doesn’t have the iconic attractions that sum up a city in the traveller’s mind - to love this city, you need to explore its diverse neighbourhoods.<p>The Downtown area is filled with upmarket shopping malls and …

Kyudo: The ancient art of Japanese archery

I recently went to Japan to experience and document <i>kyudo</i>, the ancient art of Japanese archery. It literally means “The Way of the Bow” and is …

Martial Arts

Mercatus raises $2M to introduce energy industry credit score

Mercatus announced today that it has raised more than $2 million for the introduction of a credit score for projects in the energy industry.<p>The company hopes to increase energy developers’ understanding of what makes a project worthy of receiving capital in the eyes of investors while also …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

5 Things to Love About Puerto Rico ... Besides the Food (PHOTOS)

When Islands magazine sent a pair of photographers down to Puerto Rico to do a story on the island's favorite foods, the last thing we expected was an amazing photo gallery on the resort they stayed at, Royal Isabela.<p>But after four days, Zach Stovall and editor Robert Stephens came back with 10 …

20 Most Romantic Destinations In North America (PHOTOS)

Miss Travel, the travel dating site that pairs wealthy men with willing female travelers, released their list of the most romantic cities in North America (which is somehow different than its most romantic destinations in the U.S., which it released last year).<p>Of the top 20 picks, Miss Travel …

Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Medicare is going to run out of money in about a decade—but that’s what they always say

Chalk it up to the perils of projection: Today we learn that Medicare, the US public health insurance program for seniors, will exhaust its trust fund in 2026, thirteen years from now. When the trust fund runs out, the program will need to either reduce benefits, raise taxes, or borrow more money …

Health Care

Everyone Wants To Know If China's Growth Dynamic Has Broken

Economists polled by Bloomberg are looking for manufacturing PMI to fall to 50, from 50.6 in April.<p>The HSBC Flash PMI fell to a seven-month low of 49.6 in May.<p>A reading below 50 indicates contraction.<p>Ahead of the HSBC Flash PMI report, Deutsche Bank's John Horner wrote that the datapoint was …

China

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Markets

Hulu bidding war edges up to $1B with DirecTV offer (report)

Anonymous sources say a behind-closed-doors bidding war for Hulu is heatedly playing out with bids of up to $1 billion form big-name players like Yahoo, Time Warner, and now DirecTV.<p>HUlu’s current owners are the Walt Disney Company, Fox News parent company News Corp, and Comcast. Rumor’s of the …

Why Better Place failed with swappable batteries—and your cars might just use them one day

Elegies for high-profile tech startups typically depict their failure as oh-so-predictable. So it is with Better Place, an electric-car venture on which some of Wall Street’s most seasoned hands lost a spectacular $812 million. But it is worth pausing over this Israeli company, which offered a …

Electric Vehicles