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6 Ways Highly Successful People Stay Positive

None of us can be relentlessly upbeat all the time, but a positive mind-set can be indispensable when the going gets tough.<p>A positive attitude can go a long way. You’ve heard that probably since kindergarten. The trouble is, many of us don’t really know what to do with that adage, believing instead …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Monday.<p><b>1. Russian President Vladimir Putin believes Russia's deteriorating relationship with the West is the result of many "mistakes" made by NATO, the US, and Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he told the German newspaper Bild.</b><p><b>2. The US</b> …

Bank of NY Mellon is dealt setback in Sentinel bankruptcy | Reuters

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday set back Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s effort to recoup $312 million it lent to Sentinel Management Group Inc, a money manager that collapsed in 2007 and whose former chief is now in prison for fraud.<p>The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. building at 1 Wall …

How to Get Started Reading Comics That Have Been Running For Decades

Comic book movies are the most popular thing since they started releasing magic movies during the holidays. Comics themselves, on the other hand, are …

Switzerland's biggest banking problem lies between its negative interest rates and non-existent cash

In other words, protestors want to limit the amount of financial speculation private banks can do by forcing them to only lend cash that can be taken from existing reserves.<p>For instance, if Bank X has £100 million in its reserves, it will only be allowed to lend up to £100 million.<p>Campaigners want …

The 10 Hottest Global Travel Destinations To Visit in 2016

Take note from Virtuoso's 2016 Luxe Travel Report before planning all your 2016 getaways.<p>While it's probably considered more productive to work on your New Year's resolutions, it's definitely more fun to map out your 2016 vacation plans instead. For those of us looking to add to our Passport stamps …

Finland might pay everyone in the country 800 euros a month

<b>How it would work</b><p>Social benefit systems are complex and more often than not bureaucratic. The Finnish proposal, and others like it, seek to simplify those expenses by doing away with complex benefit systems.<p>The Finnish proposal, slated to be finalized in 2016, will first be rolled out as a hybrid …

The Seven Most Underrated Things To Do In Sydney

Australia's harbor city is diverse and surprising if you know where—and when—to look.<p>There's nothing wrong with Sydney's most famous attractions—in …

Australia

Five Things I Learned From Taking a New Baby to a Hotel

My husband and I have traveled the world together, from Botswana to St. Barts to Japan. But this year, we had a very new, very different type of …

Drugstore

Missing Chinese billionaire caught up in official investigation

A Chinese billionaire who was reported missing has been caught up in an investigation by Chinese officials, his company said Friday.<p>Fosun Group said in a statement that "after making enquiries, the company understands that Mr Guo [Guangchang] is currently assisting in certain investigations carried …

Photographer Takes His Camera to the Skies Above Pyongyang, North Korea

Singapore-based photographer Aram Pan of DPRK 360 has spent the past few years creating groundbreaking images inside the borders of North Korea. His …

North Korea

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

11 Habits To Steal From People Who Are Never Late

Alarms aren't just for getting out of bed.<p><b>1. They plot out a week's worth of outfits.</b><p>Be honest: How much time do you waste staring into your closet in a pre-caffeine haze, wondering what to wear? Elizabeth Hill of Wonder Woman I'm Not picks out five outfits every Sunday. "I put on one hanger the …

Time Management

Science Thinks We Should Start Putting Seaweed in Everything

Science Thinks We Should Start Putting Seaweed in EverythingTORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 24: Stock shot of Dried Seaweed (David Cooper/Toronto Star via …

Soar Above One of the Most Awe-Inspiring Waterfalls on Earth

TravelVideo<p>Victoria Falls is among the most impressive natural wonders in the world.<p>TravelVideo<p>This legendary waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet.<p>The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau …

Stone Age

Amazon unveils hybrid drone prototype to make deliveries within 30 minutes

Retail company’s UAV can fly vertically, like a helicopter, and horizontally like a plane but may still face regulatory obstacles in US, despite safety features<p>Amazon has unveiled a new hybrid delivery drone that can fly both vertically, as a helicopter capable of landing in customers’ backyards, …

Drones

Top Ten Dumb Arguments

In giving my list of top ten dumb arguments, let me offer my sincerest apologies to David Letterman. After listing the arguments, let me comment briefly on each.<p>1. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."<p>2. The IRS ought to be abolished and the tax code ought not …

Fossilized Tropical Forests Found In Arctic

It's a jungle out there<p>Svalbard, Norway is known for it's splendid Arctic scenery, frigid weather and polar bears. But it wasn't always like this. In a study published recently in <i>Geology</i>, researchers announce the discovery of a fossilized tropical forest in Svalbard.<p>Chris Berry and other …

Ireland Is The Prettiest Country In Europe, Just FYI

What luck! 🍀🌊<p>For adventurous travelers, Ireland is the ultimate playground. This blazing-green country is home to not only historic castles, quaint cobblestone streets and charming medieval towns, but also a robust national park system that boasts -- among other things -- one heck of a road trip …

4 Things To Know About Visa Waivers And Security

While Congress took steps to pause the Syrian refugee program this week, there is another concern that many say poses a bigger threat of allowing a potential terrorist into the U.S. It's known as the visa waiver program, and it allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year, with much less …

Adriatic Sea's Natural Rhythm Makes Music Through 230-Ft Organ

Croatian architect Nikola Baic is collaborating with the Adriatic sea to make mellifluous music. In 2005, he designed a 230-foot <i>morse orgulje</i> (or <i>sea organ</i>) that uses the rhythm of the waves to play a melody. On the surface, this creation may look like an ordinary set of white stone steps, but it's …

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …

Self-improvement

Dubai Is Buying Jetpacks For Its Firefighters

Sky-high prices are no obstacle to sky-high rescue<p>The future is already here -- it’s just mostly in Dubai. This week, the city, part of the United Arab Emirates, signed a deal with real-life jetpack maker Martin Aircraft Company to purchase 20 jetpacks for first responders. Why do rescue workers …

How Do Travel Hackers Fly the World for Free?

<i>Copyright: Markgraf via Shutterstock</i><p>You've read the stories. You've dreamed. You've fantasized. Over the last year, stories of travel hackers who game and strategize around airline miles and travel points have been tickling the imaginations of many avid fans of travel. No doubt, for many …

What Foreigners Believe Is Wrong About America

<b>The echo from most parts of the world is that "America is a country with the very best and the very worst." This article is about the very worst.</b><p><b>Egos.</b> Nobody can't understand the selfish philosophy in America, why a young person or for example an unfortunate lady with a bad start in life is less …

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

Alibaba raked in a mind-boggling $14.3 billion in the 24-hour Singles Day sale

SINGAPORE — China's Singles' Day, which has become the world's largest online shopping event for the past three years, netted Alibaba 91.2 billion …

This could become the most expensive diamond in the world

The anticipated sales prices for the two stones are part of a trend that has seen the market for coloured diamonds explode, with values more than doubling over the last two decades.<p>"The biggest reason is the scarcity of these coloured diamonds," explained Rahul Kadakia, the International Head of …