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I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

Travel

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

GAO: CMS Needs More Data to Manage Medicare Opioid Risks

January 23, 2018 - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that CMS should collect additional data on Medicare beneficiary opioid …

Reebok’s durable Flexweave may be the future of athletic shoes

Reebok unveiled an innovative new material that it believes could be the future of athletic footwear and sports apparel. Dubbed Flexweave, this …

Shoes

These are 7 of the hottest startups that launched in 2017

But the problems faced by the founders, investors, and managers of companies such as Uber, Snap, and Blue Apron hasn't dissuaded other entrepreneurs from building new companies with the hope of disrupting existing industries or garnering a coveted billion-dollar unicorn valuation.<p>Among the rookies …

The Drifter Hotel

Built in 1956, The Drifter Hotel restores mid-century nostalgia to New Orleans' Mid-City. From the neon sign to the vintage light fixtures, the …

Southern Lights Electric Bell Jar Table Lamp

Handmade in Nashville, Tennessee, this table lamp is an ideal choice for an end table, office desk or just about anywhere in your home. The lamp …

This is the 10-minute warm-up ballerinas do for better posture and toned abs

It’s true, there’s no such thing as a ballerina body—but there is such a thing as a ballerina warm-up. So says professional dancer Eliza S. Tollett: …

The Top All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

No passport or bill shock? Sign us up.<p>Craving a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip? You don’t need a passport to head to the U.S. Virgin Islands, making …

10 Hotels Opening in 2017 That Are Calling Our Names

Half the fun of any vacation is the hotel you stay in; and many of today’s properties are so chic that often times, they’re the sole reason for the …

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Project Management

Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

Patients in Alexandria, La., were the friendliest people Dr. Muhammad Tauseef ever worked with. They'd drive long distances to see him, and often bring gifts.<p>"It's a small town, so they will sometimes bring you chickens, bring you eggs, bring you homemade cakes," he says.<p>One woman even brought him …

Immigration

The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Africa and Asia's hottest beachfronts to the most underrated U.S. cities...<p>In 2017, you're going to need your passport–and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into …

Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team

Organizations depend increasingly on independent, temporary workers, even for mission-critical work. We call this subset of freelancers who do strategic work in companies or nonprofit organizations <i>agile talent</i>. They contribute technical expertise that an organization does not already have to a …

NHS crisis: 20 hospitals declare black alert as patient safety no longer assured

More than 20 hospitals in England have had to declare a black alert this week after becoming so overcrowded that they could no longer guarantee patient safety and provide their full range of normal services.<p>Share your experiences of the NHS this winter<p>Read more<p>Unprecedented numbers of patients …

Radiation Therapy

George Lucas' $1 billion art museum finds a home in LA

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will officially make its home in Los Angeles. Set to open in 2020, it will trace the evolution of the visual image from illustration to film.<p>After a lengthy, frustrating search for the perfect place to open an art museum in the United States, filmmaker George Lucas …

Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>January 03, 2017</b><p>Not all collaboration is smart. Make sure you do it right. Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems--everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems …

Hospitals in Safety Net Brace for Health Care Law’s Repeal

PHILADELPHIA — Jason Colston Sr. went to the emergency room at Temple University Hospital last month with his calf swollen to twice its normal size. A bacterial infection had entered his bloodstream, requiring him to spend nine days at Temple, where patients are overwhelmingly poor.<p>Mr. Colston, 36, …

The Best Natural Onsen In Tokyo

Japan is one of the most volcanically active places on Earth. As a result, the country is rich in natural hot springs and mineral resources, which …

Japan

This Mobile Ultrasound Startup Is Reshaping A $6 Billion Healthcare Market

The ultrasound market is currently valued at $6 billion globally.<p>Contrary to popular perception, the use of ultrasounds for women’s health and pregnancy follow-ups represents less than 20% of their overall use for healthcare. For example, a diagnostic ultrasound is routinely used to diagnose a wide …

Medical Technology

The History of 88 Franklin Street in Tribeca, Home to Aire Ancient Baths

For those who have had the opportunity to experience Aire Ancient Baths at 88 Franklin Street in Tribeca, it feels as if New York City’s cast-iron, …

Second Avenue Subway is Major NYC Public Art Installation

A preview presentation of New York’s newest public art installation, the Second Avenue Subway, was held yesterday at the Museum of Modern Art. On …

The top 10 art exhibitions of 2016 in NYC ranked

The story of the election dominates all others as the year comes to a close, but it’s still worth considering 2016’s top ten art exhibitions because …

Dust off your dream journal: 12 of the world's best hotel pools

How good is escapism? The answer is "the best."<p>Because it's the end of the year, let's indulge a little. How's a list of the some of world's most …

The Telemedicine Startup That Wants To Zap Acne For Good

The online skin care service Curology offers telemedicine diagnosis and customized prescriptions. Can it change dermatology?<p>Telemedicine has its drawbacks. There are state and federal regulations to contend with, complicated interstate licensing requirements, and the lack of patient-doctor physical …