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In 1944, the Army Crushed Hitler's Best Panzer Tanks in a Battle for the Ages

Here is the story. Scouts for the U.S. Third Army on foot and in armored vehicles cautiously approached the town of Luneville on the east side of the …

Military

Must-read inspirational tech books to add to your reading list

No matter how convenient a digital screen may be, picking up a traditional book is one of the best things you can do for your brain. If you’re …

Books

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

You need to see Beynac - a Castle Fortress that's also a "Most Beautiful Village" of France

Some castles in France are really palaces, some are small family homes - and some are seriously powerful fortresses created mainly for military …

A guide to Candidasa, Bali

For many tourists the south of Bali is the main draw with the resort towns of Kuta and Seminyak welcoming the lively crowd whilst the more laid-back …

Asia Travel

Read Your Way to CMO Status With the 8 Best Marketing Books

Everything revolves around marketing these days—just this week I attended an interesting talk about self-promotion on social media. Most of us not …

5 easy-to-use tools to discover new ICO’s and cryptocurrencies

The last few decades have witnessed the rise of people who made their fortunes off the internet.<p>Some of these enterprising individuals built companies from an initial idea to global behemoths worth billions, while others became rich by investing in the stocks of internet-driven firms such as …

10 Fresh Lifestyle Business Trends in the Philippines (2020 Edition)

I’m very excited to share with you the upcoming Business Trends for Food, Travel, and Digital in Manila.The last time I shared the 11 biggest …

Travel Industry

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

This 10-course bundle may be your ticket to a six-figure career in Project Management

You've been thinking about getting a new certification to move you ahead at work; in fact, it's been on your to-do list for a long time. Being a …

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar | Inc.com

Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been around for a while but are traded on fewer exchanges. There are also new cryptocurrencies being created on a regular basis; here are six such …

Blockchain

9 Essential Anime Movies That Aren’t Made by Studio Ghibli

Everyone knows that Studio Ghibli is basically the Disney of anime—universally beloved by viewers of all ages, with exquisitely crafted tales of …

Anime

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Movies

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

9 Thorough Guides That Will Teach You the Basics of SEO | Inc.com

If you want to get discovered online, you're going to have to learn SEO basics. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available that will help you do just that.<p>Some of them are offered by the most prominent names in digital marketing. These guides are not listed in any particular order, they …

Social Media Marketing

You've Been Rolling Your Clothes All Wrong. Here's the Correct Way to Do It.

If you’re on Team Roll when it comes to the age-old fold-or-roll packing debate, you’ll want to listen up. Because you’ve probably been preforming …

Clothing

18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018

The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a …

San Diego

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?

January 1 can be a day of regret and reflection – did I really need that fifth glass of bubbly last night? – mixed with hope and optimism for the …

Ancient History

How Do You Improve Yourself in 2018? Focus on Improving These 5 Areas of Your Life | Inc.com

Every year, you have the opportunity to audit yourself.<p>Unfortunately, most people plunge into New Year's Eve focusing only on their shiny new goals.<p><i>"I'm going to start working out."</i><p><i>"I'm going to have better work-life balance."</i><p><i>"I'm going to get a handle on my finances."</i><p>The problem is that setting …

Living Rooms

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Business Strategy

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls

As one of the first postwar suburban shopping centers in the US, the Northgate Mall in northern Seattle defines classic mall architecture.<p>Its architect, John Graham Jr., pioneered the dumbbell, big-box shape for malls, in which two rows of stores face each other and a department store anchors each …

Urban Design

Top 12 Oldest Castles in Japan

One thing's for sure about 16th and 17th century Japan: they loved their castles. The nation is still dotted with white donjons that once housed …

Paper developer FiftyThree launches its stylish slideshow app Paste on iOS

Paper is getting an overhaul, too<p>Developer FiftyThree is best known for Paper, one of the most iconic drawing apps for the iPad since it was released in 2012. But earlier this year, the company quietly released its second major application: Paste, an incredibly nice-looking slideshow app for the …

Apps

Myth of the Zero

This Mitsubishi A6M5, captured at Saipan in July 1944 and now maintained by Planes of Fame, is the only Zero still flying with its original Nakajima …