Mark Harris

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How laddering your certificates of deposit could pay off

By dividing your funds into several CDs of staggered lengths, as opposed to a single long-term CD, you ensure that a portion of your investment …

'It's Better To Be An Outsider': Wolfgang Muthspiel's Global Guitar Odyssey

Mention Austria and music in the same phrase and some people will think Haydn and Mozart. Others will think of <i>The Sound of Music</i>, with its singing Von Trapp family. In recent years, another musician has been added to this list: Wolfgang Muthspiel, one of the most respected jazz guitarists playing …

A Big Gallery of Beautiful Scandinavian Style Living Rooms

It's no secret that we love the minimal elegance of Scandinavian style. The hallmarks of the look—white painted walls, pale woods, black accents, …

10 addictive browser instruments for making music on your lunch break

<i>Make Music is FACT’s new section devoted to making music anywhere, whether you’re a seasoned producer or a total novice, using an arsenal of analog</i> …

8 Reasons Japan is so clean: the wa of cleanliness

Japan must be one of the cleanest countries in the world. What’s behind it all? Find out what makes Japan so <i>pika-pika</i>!<p>While Japan has some …

7 signs you can't afford to buy a home

If any of these signs strike a chord with you, you may want to delay taking on a mortgage in the near future.<p>Making the leap from renting to buying …

16 Educational and Inspirational Classical Music Compositions

These classical music compositions were made inspirational and educational thanks to the efforts of Stephen Malinowski and his Music Animation …

Why are some people more productive than others? Science has the answer

In an economy ruled by change, disruption, and uncertainty, it seems that everyone — individuals and companies alike — is searching for an edge. …

19 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do (According to Tim Ferriss and His Readers)

It's not what you do that matters. It's what you absolutely refuse to do.<p>Next year marks a full decade since the debut of Tim Ferriss's massive bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek.</i> If you haven't read it, you pretty much need to go download it now.<p>If I had to characterize the book, I'd say it's less of …

62 Projects Shortlisted for INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2016

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced the over 60 nominees being considered for the World Interior of the Year 2016 award. Occurring …

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Facing the music: Chloë Hanslip

<b>How do you mostly listen to music?</b><p>Because I’m on the road so much I tend to listen to music on my iPhone with headphones.<p><b>What was the first ever record or CD you bought – and the most recent?</b><p>I think it was a recording of the Shostakovich Jazz Suites – I listened to them virtually non-stop when I …

Flute

Fred Hersch

New York, NY—News Bar Cafe, Union Square. It's 11am. Low jazz can be heard playing on the overhead speakers, along with background chatter and the …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2017

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

5 years later, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is still the queen of J-pop

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the star who foreigners imagine when they picture Japanese pop at its most bizarre. A tiny girl wearing clownish clothing, …

Street Photography

5 Things You Can Do to Achieve Early Retirement Before 50

By Sergey Sanko<p>In Personal Finance, Retirement<p>Most of us dream about early retirement, but very few of us will make it. Some won’t be able to retire …

Financial well-being is a system and not a get-rich-quick strategy

I’m reading two books on managing money. The first, <i>All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan</i>, written by mother-daughter duo Senator Elizabeth …

Car park orchestra wins classical award

<b>An orchestra that plays in a multi-storey car park in south London has won a top prize at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.</b><p>The Multi-Story Orchestra was praised for its "ingenuity and impact in the local community" as it picked up the audience engagement prize.<p>Sakari Oramo, …

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

Piano nobile

IN 1980 a Roman engineer and pianist, Paolo Fazioli, made what most of his friends considered a foolish decision. He opened a piano factory, and not …

“Don’t Take It Personally” Is Terrible Work Advice

paul garbett FOR HBR<p>I was recently working with a leader who had just lost a much-valued employee to a competitor. He had invested a large amount of time in mentoring and training the person and had high hopes and expectations for his career. The employee was someone clearly identified as “top …

Krispy Kreme’s Japan Collaboration! Limited-time Donuts: Sakura, Yuzu and Kuromitsu Matcha On Sale for Spring 2016! – Japan Info

Many people around the world know Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The famous American chain has shared its delights since 1933, offering their delicious …

somewhere in the dark forest...

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Photo Friday: How to Edit Photos on Your Phone

Ever uploaded a photo to Instagram and got zero likes? It could mean anything: your focus is off, lighting’s flat, or the subject’s not interesting. But allow us to present you with a fourth possibility: you don’t really know how to edit photos on your phone.<p>Many photographers think of a photo as …

Jump

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching an excellent speech by Steve Harvey. Harvey gave this speech on the set of <i>Family Feud</i>, a game show …

Personal Finance

A Japanese Architect's Spin on LEGO

Building blocks are often kids' first introduction to architecture. But in the real world, triangles are the strongest and simplest shapes. That's …

The 11 countries with the best infrastructure around the world

And that infrastructure needs to be maintained and even updated if a country wants its economy to run smoothly.<p>However, over the last few years since financial crisis, the infrastructure quality deteriorated in many developed countries, including the US, Germany, and France, according to the recent …