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What caffeine does to your body and brain

Whether you get your daily caffeine fix from coffee, tea, or a canned energy drink doesn't make much of a difference. It's still a stimulant with some positive and negative effects.<p>For starters, caffeine makes most of us feel more alert and awake. But while it can keep us focused, too much can also …

People in Portland, Oregon are going crazy over these tiny houses

<b>Watch the full film on iTunes</b><p>"Small is Beautiful" focuses specifically on four individuals living in Portland, Oregon as they design and construct their own unique tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage-free lifestyle. As the average square feet of homes in the U.S. has climbed over recent decades, …

Kim Kardashian's late father taught her a great lesson about business and money

"Keeping Up with the Kardashians," currently in its tenth season, and the family recently signed a reportedly $100 million deal to stay with the E! network for the next four years.<p>According to Forbes, Kardashian earned $28 million in 2014 alone and earlier this month she was named one of Time …

This legal nightmare over a hundred million dollar painting shows why investing in art isn't for everyone

Normally, the price of something is the amount at which a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to sell. There are entire industries (e.g. stock markets, auction houses) and regulatory agencies that exist to help society figure out those prices.<p>But the thing about setting a fair price is …

Boxing analyst explains how Floyd Mayweather is going to dismantle Manny Pacquiao

Mayweather is the betting favorite, and Pacquiao is widely considered past his prime after losing two of his last five fights and getting brutally knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez.<p>On Grantland's "The Ropes" podcast, boxer and Showtime analyst Paulie Malignaggi gave a great, detailed explanation …

Josh Hamilton's worth will be proved only by his actions

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton wants you to know he can still play baseball at the highest level.<p>It's up to him to prove it.<p>Hamilton, who said he …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>Summer is no time for laces.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView More<p>What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia …

Why some luxury brands are reluctant to sell online

The merger of the world's two biggest online fashion stores, Net-a-Porter (NAP) and Yoox, sends a warning to luxury brands to embrace the Internet …

In Paris, a Luxury Hotel With Design Steeped in Sex

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm5 days agoView More<p>Hair<p>A slightly more nuanced guide to a very simple haircut.<p>By Adam …

Bruce Jenner Opens Up About Gender Transition: “I Am a Woman”

In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner spoke publicly for the first time about his transition from male to female.<p>After months of speculation about <b>Bruce Jenner’s</b> changing appearance, the Olympic gold medalist confirmed in an interview that aired Friday night that he is indeed in the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>Saving dough never looked so good.<p>22 Photos3 days agoView More<p>Grooming<p>and the week's 6 other grooming moves you need to see.<p>7 Photos2 days …

Deutsche Bank's Record Fine Reveals Its Rotten Heart

Deutsche Bank has been issued with the largest fine of any bank for rigging international bank offer rates – what the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) calls “IBORs”. There are several of these rates: the best-known is Libor – “London Inter-Bank Offer Rate” – but there are also the EU’s …

How corporations turned into political beasts

Over the past four decades, large corporations have learned to play the Washington game. Companies now devote massive resources to politics, and their large-scale involvement increasingly re-directs and constricts the capacities of the political system.<p>The consequence is a democracy that is …

The best festival hotel pop-ups in Britain for summer 2016

HSBC departure would be a 'blow to Britain'

If HSBC left Britain it would deal the country a psychological as well as financial blow, according to an academic.<p>The world’s third biggest bank and the largest outside China, it has $2.6trn (£1.7trn) of assets and its tax bill in Britain last year, including corporation tax, national insurance …

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The best cheap Bluetooth headphones

Used to be that cheap Bluetooth headphones didn't sound so good. And by cheap, I mean anything under $100 or so.<p>But that has started to change, as we're seeing more inexpensive wireless headphones that we can recommend from a design and performance perspective.<p>Since we've tested only a fraction of …

Consumer Tech

Why Apple is obsessed with gold: It's all about Asia

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook often promotes the company’s green initiatives and socially progressive policies, but if look at what the company is putting in …

iPhone

Checklist: 5 Basic Things Your Website Needs to Gain Visitors' Trust | Inc.com

Sometimes I just can't believe that I still run across sites that don't have the basics. The basics I'm talking about aren't keywords or sitemaps for SEO, they're not intelligent navigation, or even a way to collect an email address for your weekly newsletter. While those are important for …

The Perfect Luxury Furniture For Gym Rats

For those who feel their gym time is close to religious, the furniture of your dreams has arrived. Designer couple Laura Baldassari and Alberto Biagetti, the team behind Atelier Biagetti, are known for bouncing ideas off each other to create playful thought experiments on furniture and aesthetics. …

3 Strong Alternatives For Startups To Raise Capital

Keeping with the same theme of bringing you worldwide game changers to help give your startup the best advice, I recently interviewed Jonathan …

Venture Capital

Can Treating Low-Wage Workers Well Become The Hot New Business Strategy?

Aetna, Gap, Starbucks–even Walmart–are making moves to pay and treat their employees better. Are we seeing the start of an age of friendlier big business, or is it all just PR?<p>In the auditorium of a drab office building Jacksonville, Florida, almost 200 employees of the health insurer Aetna …

Mad Men’s Producer And Ad Advisor On How To Seduce Strangers–And Sell Stuff

Josh Weltman, an ad veteran who helped keep things real on Mad Men, shares wisdom from his book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You’re Selling.<p><i>Mad Men</i> ad man Josh Weltman knows how to sell. Co-producer of the Emmy-winning series since its inception, Weltman advises creator Matthew …

5 Signs a Leader Is Burned Out | Inc.com

Politicians, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all types get burned out. The problem is that because they are on center stage, the little subtleties that indicate that they aren't at the top of their game are missed. Agendas get stuck. Leaders who have been previously energetic, focused, and a bit …

Apple may have 'totally oversold' a key feature on the Apple Watch

On stage, CEO Tim Cook said, "As it turns out with every revolutionary product that Apple has created, a breakthrough in user interface was required."<p>He then rattled off the list of past Apple products that created new input methods: The mouse with the Mac, the scroll wheel with the iPod, and …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Sir Martin Sorrell will receive a £36 million ($53 million) bonus this year, on top of his salary.</b> The WPP CEO's share awards are 60% higher this year than last.<p><b>2. Every major production studio passed on 'Mad Men' at first.</b> Here's the epic story of how it finally got on air.<p><b>3. Facebook has</b> …

Apple iOS 8.2: Should You Upgrade?

This week Apple launched iOS 8.2 and it is the biggest iOS 8 upgrade yet. It also has a couple of troubling issues, so the question remains: <i>should you upgrade?</i> Let’s break it down.<p><b>The Deal Breakers</b><p>Before we get into the nitty gritty of what iOS 8.2 brings to the table, it is important to point out …

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.<p>There’s a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house–and if you’re a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …

A top Merrill Lynch adviser and his NFL cheerleader daughter suddenly left the firm and no one knows why

Thomas "Tom" J. Buck, who was ranked by Barron's as a top adviser, ran The Buck Group based in Indianapolis with about $1.2 billion in client assets. (A webpage for The Buck Group is no longer available.)<p>AdvisorHub, which cited an email from an unnamed Merrill source, reported that Buck was fired …