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The notorious night Biggie was murdered in Los Angeles

Shaq, Baron Davis, and Nick Van Exel reflect on The Notorious B.I.G., his murder, and the city they called home<p><i>Ordained with a flow as soulful to</i> …

The Hardest Lesson to Learn as a CEO

Hire slow, and fire fast<p>When I started Laurel & Wolf, I got a lot of advice. Good advice, bad advice, crazy advice... but the one line that I heard over and over again was, "Hire slow, and fire fast." Although I understood the hiring slow part as you want to take your time making sure a candidate …

Business Strategy
United Kingdom

Meet the Latest Hyped Cryptocurrency

On Friday a new cryptocurrency premiered.<p>The first Zerocash, or Zcash, electronic coins were minted yesterday. While the debuts of most new digital …

Bitcoin

The art of travel: winning shots from the Siena International Photography Awards

Only in its second year, the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival is already regarded as a prestigious event. Starting today when the winners of the SIPAContest were announced, it includes a month-long exhibition in venues across the city, workshops and tours

Abu Dhabi

China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

Congratulations are in order for China: by launching the world’s first quantum communications satellite, the country has achieved an interesting — if somewhat difficult to explain — milestone in space and cryptography.<p>Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed Micius after the …

Quantum Mechanics

Food delivery website Takeaway.com just closed down in the UK

"We need to let you know that we have closed our business in UK. We would like to thank you for having been our customer," Dutch company Takeaway.com announced in an email on Tuesday.<p>Takeaway.com's growth rate in the UK was "insufficient to sustain a healthy business," company spokesperson Joris …

Food (UK)

Yik Yak yearns to be local, not just anonymous

Anonymity has proven a dangerous path for startups like Secret, so Yik Yak is pushing a soft pivot towards connection with people close by. You can still share anonymous quips on the sagging college app, but now it’s forcing you to add a handle and photo. Then it wants you to post status updates …

Social Media

These 3 Oxford grads just got more funding from VCs

The undisclosed funding — believed to be a seven figure sum — comes from Salesforce Ventures, Talis Capital, and a number of angel investors.<p>Founded in 2012, Onfido helps businesses like The Daily Mail and sharing economy startups like BlaBlaCar to verify that potential employees and customers are …

Startups

One of the biggest warning signs of the financial crisis is flashing again — but this time is different

The Libor, or London Interbank Offered Rate, measures the interest rate at which banks lend to each other at different durations, and its sharp jump was a harbinger of the financial crisis.<p>An increase in the Libor, the typical thinking goes, means that banks see lending to their fellow financial …

Bank of America

How Google Analytics ruined marketing

Marketers in the high-tech world who use phrases such as “social media marketing,” “Facebook marketing” and “content marketing” do not understand the basic difference between marketing strategies, marketing channels and marketing content. And Google Analytics is to blame.<p>In the just over 10 years …

Marketing

Stocks are at record highs — here's what one strategist thinks is going on and what's next

They were on track to hit this record right before UK voters chose to leave the EU in June.<p>That decision was a surprise to investors, so when Britain voted to leave, stocks sold off.<p>But just three weeks later, the benchmark S&P 500 index aced its closing and intraday highs.<p>In a note on Tuesday, …

Markets

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 …

Hiking

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

20 of the Best Muddy Waters Songs

For many, he was the greatest bluesman ever to growl into the mic. His authority was absolute. Whether his easy wry smile was crossing his avuncular …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Prototypes

Photos: Colombia’s “lost city of marijuana”

The jungle around Toribío in southwestern Colombia is filled with vast pot plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see. At night, the greenhouse lights glow like a sea of fluorescent plankton.<p>Colombia’s 50-year civil war devastated this region. Fighting between the Colombian army and the …

South America

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and regular Matthew Green is greeting the manager as if they’re old friends. Their cheerful interaction rises above the low din of the subdued crowd, some of …

Coffee

26 Oldtime Strongman Exercises Every Man Should Try | The Art of Manliness

At the turn of the 20th century, the world saw the rise of a new kind of public hero: the professional strongman.<p>Strongmen emerged from the physical …

Weightlifting

How to Activate More Muscle Fibers Every Rep Using Just Your Mind | Men's Health

(Work every muscle in your body—and burn a ton of fat while you’re at it—with THE 21-DAY METASHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!)<p>Here’s why your mental workload affects your physical workload: If your mind is busy thinking about deadlines, bills, or the long line for the bench press, previous …

Why The Pull-Up Is The One Exercise You Need In Your Life

But don't forget leg day.<p>Like driving at night or chopping wood with an axe, there is something about the pull-up that possesses an innate appeal to men.<p>But while it's easy to dismiss them as the preserve of gym nuts, fitness experts, including <i>Esquire UK's</i> resident guru Harry Jameson, view them as …

Workouts

China Is Winning the 21st Century Space Race

At a cost of more than $150 billion, the International Space Station (ISS) is the most expensive object ever built. This price tag is more than …

Space Exploration

Newly Discovered Star Has an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

But good luck breathing in the bone-crushing gravity.<p>A newly discovered star is unlike any ever found. With an outermost layer of 99.9 percent pure oxygen, its atmosphere is the most oxygen-rich in the known universe. Heck, it makes Earth's meager 21 percent look downright suffocating.<p>The strange …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Exclusive: royal family considering dramatic Brexit intervention

Royals are believed to be willing to risk a potential constitutional crisis to express their anger over the leave campaign<p>The royal family is seriously considering making a dramatic intervention in the referendum debate with an announcement that it supports Britain remaining inside the European …

United Kingdom

Republican Bigwigs Are Panicking About the Trumpenstein Monster

Bury him in tax returns! Burn him with Robot Rubio's laser eyes!<p>Let the floundering begin!<p>Watching respectable conservatives deal with the ever-increasing likelihood that He, Trump will be standing there in Cleveland next summer, balloons dropping on his pelted pate, has become an almost daily …

Government

Warner Bros. to release an R-Rated version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The theatrical release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be PG-13 (that’s 12A to those of you in the UK), but it’s been revealed today that …

Comic Books

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe: The Bridge Between C300 and C63

The pretty C-class coupe becomes a bit meaner.<p>Daimler’s Mercedes-AMG performance division is expanding—by taking over the former AMG Sport models and turning them into full-fledged AMGs. The change was ushered in by the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 and Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan. The C43 coupe is of course the …

Mercedes-Benz

The Only Guide to Backpacking Southeast Asia You'll Ever Need

<i>Photo Credit: A Great Perhaps Travel Blog</i><p>Planning a backpacking trip for the first time is an emotionally overwhelming experience. You're nervous, you're excited and you want to arm yourself with ample research and a fool-proof itinerary. But, let me tell you now, that travel itinerary is going to …

Asia Travel