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Globetrotting for chocoholics

Mmm. Imagine uniting your passion for travel with your love of chocolate; we did in the run-up to this year's World Chocolate Day, which falls on 7 July, and found seven scrumptious ways to indulge a sweet tooth while exploring the globe.<p>Whether you yearn to see how cacao is grown, harvested and …

Dessert

Japan's NTT Data agrees to buy Dell's IT services unit for $3 billion

(Reuters) - Japan’s NTT Data Corp said on Monday it has agreed to buy Dell Inc’s information technology consulting division for over $3 billion to expand in North America and bolster its services business.<p>A Dell logo is pictured on the side of a computer in this photo illustration in the Manhattan …

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5 Lessons Video Games Taught Me About Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was a teenager, I spenta<i>lot</i> of time studying and doing homework. Between the demands of my overachieving immigrant parents and New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School, I was always running on fumes. Naturally, geeky kid …

ESport

10 Things to Know Before Staying in a Hostel

The word "hostel" conjures up a variety of images for the novice and experienced traveler alike; bunk beds, saving money, strangers snoring, new friends, and bed bugs are just a few of the myriad of impressions that people have, deserved or not, about staying in hostels.<p>Of course, the amenities and …

From fireworks to jousting, these 13 tech executives have some weird and awesome hobbies

Okay, so maybe soaring over the ocean is not everyone's idea of a good way to unwind, but these technology founders and CEOs prove that with extraordinary jobs come extraordinary hobbies.<p>Whether completely random or just downright awesome, the extracurricular activities of these tech people just …

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Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

10 Best On-Screen Vampires of All Time

From the folklore of Eastern Europe to the legends of the Silver Screen, vampires are timeless villains reinvented for every generation. The latest cinematic offering, Dracula Untold comes out tonight, Oct. 10. Here are the 10 coolest portrayals<p>From the folklore of Eastern Europe to the legends of …

A Shenmue pilgrimmage: Visiting the scenic real-life locations from Sega’s game

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>There is a simple joy in being entertained. The younger me would sit back on the end of my bed, eyes filled with excitement while immersed in a video game. …

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

10 Ways To Be More Confident At Work

If you have low self-esteem or your confidence has been threatened in some way, here’s what the experts say you can do to strengthen your backbone and boost morale.

Last Week

A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels

How I returned a pirated Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge to its original architect<p>If I could have told my fifth-grade self that one day I’d be sitting in lobby of storied video game maker Sega’s central building, waiting to meet with <i>Sonic the Hedgehog</i> creator Yuji Naka, I think young me would …