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Forget Switzerland, This German Town is Cornering the Market on Luxury Watches

An obsession with mechanical timepieces inspired the photographer Michael Friberg to go on a pilgrimage to Glashütte, a hamlet in eastern Germany …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning

What it's like to work for the Valley's most secretive startup, Palantir

Palantir was cofounded by one of the Valley's most powerful, and most colorful, VCs, Peter Thiel. With Thiel's backing, Palantir has raised nearly $2 billion in investment.<p>As of late last year, investors valued the company at $20 billion, making it the third-most-valuable Bay Area tech startup …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

How To Get The Perfect Fade Haircut

<i>For GQ by Samuel Hine.</i><p>Winnie Au<p>Here at GQ Style, we jokingly call the hairstyle of the moment "the white-boy fade." You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's the only 'do white dudes have ever successfully lifted from black guys (with all due respect to Post Malone and his cornrows). But the truth …

Startup Secrets: Starbucks Started with $4,050

What do WalMart, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common?<p>Much like your neighborhood mom and pop businesses, they, too, were startups at some point. They didn't just appear out of thin air.<p>When Apple first began as an idea, Steve Jobs had to sell his VW bus for $750 to develop working …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Forget Facebook These 2 Virtual Reality Stocks Are Ridiculously Cheap

Many companies consider virtual reality to be the next frontier for hardware and software growth. Tech M&A advisory firm Digi-Capital claims that the fledgling market will grow from practically nothing today to a $30 billion market by 2020, while <b>Goldman Sachs</b> estimates that the market could be …

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Parenting

This Man Has Been Living On Cruise Ships for Twenty Years

Mario Salcedo took his first cruise almost twenty years ago—and never stopped.<p>There’s a home-made sign on deck 11 of Royal Caribbean’s <i>Navigator of the Seas</i> that reads ‘Super Mario’s Office’. Every morning, a dapper, tanned passenger perches there, quietly tapping away at his keyboard. An office …

IoT Networks Report

BI Intelligence<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) — a vast network of connected devices — is set to become the world’s largest device market over the next decade, potentially creating trillions of dollars in economic value. However, without a reliable and secure network connection, these devices will …

The Best Times To Book Flights For Summer 2016 Travel

With high travel season around the corner, a new study is shedding light on the best time to book summer airline tickets. The study, published by The Hipmunk, an online travel agency, also gave insight into which summer holidays were most expensive for summer travel.<p>In general, the news is all …

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

Trust me, I know it sounds counterintuitive -- but hear me out.<p>While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not …

Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs

Few people have seen more of the dumb mistakes entrepreneurs make than Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist and venture capitalist who has since written 13 books on entrepreneurship, startups, and running businesses.<p>Today at a two-day conference held in Silicon Valley by the startup community …

Entrepreneurship

This is what Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh and other successful business leaders ask job candidates

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest …

6 reasons America is doomed to permanent war

The hawks are squawking again for troops on the ground, this time in Syria. When will we learn form our mistakes?<p>Oh, no! Not another American war against evil!<p>This time, it’s the Islamic State (IS). After the attacks in Paris, Barack Obama, spokesman-in-chief for the United States of America, …

21 business-etiquette rules every professional should know

In "The Essentials of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the rules people need to understand to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>We looked through the book and spoke to Pachter to find the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, …

9 Pumpkin Spice Latte Hacks Every Starbucks Lover MUST Try

As of today, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is officially back at Starbucks locations everywhere. And that means we're ready to start customizing! Don't get …

aCommerce aims to pocket $30M series B for ecommerce logistics battle

After breaking records for a series A round in Southeast Asia, ecommerce logistics startup aCommerce is gearing up for a new milestone. The targeted …

Here Is Adobe's Attempt to Stop People From Using the Term "Photoshop" All Willy-Nilly

Poor Adobe. Along with everyone pre-eulogizing Flash, the only other property of theirs you can name—Photoshop—is in danger. Intellectual property …

23 Mercifully Easy-To-Make Snacks Your Kids Will Love

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Deliciously Ella's creamy coconut porridge

An energy-boosting breakfast of oats mixed with coconut milk, almond butter and banana, that's ready in 10 minutes<p>SERVES<p>1<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 cup water<p>• ⅓ cup of oats<p>• 4 tbsp coconut milk<p>• 1 banana, sliced<p>• 1 tbsp almond butter<p>• 1 tbsp coconut oil<p>• 1 tbsp maca powder for an extra energy boost</b> …

Breakfast

The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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The Steam Controller is now available for $50 in the US and UK

After two years of showing off sketches and prototypes, gaming company Valve has unleashed its Steam Controller gamepad in the US and UK. It retails for $50 (£40) in the company’s Steam store.<p>Designed to make it easy to play a wider variety of games than traditional gamepads, the wireless …

You can pre-order the first official Steam Machines starting today

Look, there's literally no shortage of things you can slot into your home theater system for a spot of streaming media or some melt-into-your-couch gaming. If you want to be able to recline in your living room <i>and</i> comfortably sneer at people who play games on consoles, though, you can pre-order an …

Steam Machines

Best Beer Trips in Europe

In these cities, beer is an integral part of culture and heritage.<p><i>From the September 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>With a declaration of <i>“O’zapft is!”</i> (It’s tapped!), Munich’s mayor kicks off Oktoberfest, first celebrated 200 years ago in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. The …

Beer

The New Rules of Grilling

Seven ways to improve your barbecue game, from one of America's best young butchers.<p>After a successful career as a bass guitarist in various indie rock bands, Bryan Mayer, age 41, decided to switch disciplines and eventually settled on butchering. He read a few books, hacked apart some animals and …