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10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Self-improvement

Fresh Lemon Syrup Recipe

Whether you're juicing standard supermarket lemons or their seasonal Meyer cousins, save the rinds for this vibrant yellow syrup. It's pure sunshine in a bottle, made from nothing but sugar dissolved by the acidic pulp—no cooking required! Since there's no added juice, it tastes more sweet than …

Recipes

Outdoor tips for winter hiking and camping enthusiasts

Some people want to head out and enjoy nature at its finest even when it's cold outside.<p>In fact, B.C. Parks announced yesterday that Porteau Cove …

HALLIBURTON CEO: The oil industry's 'day of reckoning' is near

The precipitous decline in the price of oil has crushed profits across the industry, and many drilling projects are expected to hemorrhage money until prices and costs can reach some equilibrium.<p>Dave Lesar, CEO of the oil-services giant Halliburton, believes that a "day of reckoning" for these …

Ultimate Ears' Boom 2 speaker cranks the volume up to eleven

How do you make the UE Boom, one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy, even better? You make it 25% louder, water- and dust-proof, and double …

Here's how Uber got its start and grew to become the most valuable startup in the world

But the road hasn't been easy.<p>Uber has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars. It has confronted threats from the taxi industry and even its own drivers.<p>But its valuation has continued …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

9 things rich people do and don't do every day

In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

Annual Turnover $2 Billion

ISIS is the richest terror organization the world has known. Its annual turnover amounts to around $2 billion, and some analyst estimate the number to be $3 billion.<p>Main funding sources: oil trade, kidnapping and ransom, collection of protection and taxes, bank robberies and looting.Goal: the …

The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Carry-on travel is the ultimate way to travel.<p>It makes everything so much easier. You don't need to worry about lost luggage because you'll have all …

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Giorgio Armani at 80: eight things you didn't know about the fashion designer

Becoming an octogenarian is something to celebrate whatever your line of work – but to turn 80 in fashion, and still be a household name worn on underpants, watches and accessories around the world, is a bit special. Such is the happy fate of Giorgio Armani, who reaches his ninth decade on Friday. …

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