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Aqua-Filling Is the New K-Beauty Trend That Will Transform Your Crazy-Dry Winter Skin

Meet the good kind of water weight.<p>A wise male-model-cum-merman once said: "Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty." He wasn't wrong—H2O has always been the not-so-secret secret to glowing skin 💦.<p>When skin doesn't get enough of it, complexions become dry, sallow, …

An investor's terrifying 2014 prediction for the market is coming true right now

If you're confused and perplexed about the market we're in right now, this should bring some clarity to the situation.<p>In the third quarter of 2014, Dylan Grice, a portfolio manager at equity fund Aeris Capital, wrote a note that perfectly describes the market we're in right now.<p>Of course, back then …

Six Basic Personal Finance Facts People Constantly Get Wrong

Quite often, the “facts” that people tout when it comes to personal finance aren’t quite facts at all. Sometimes they’re just opinions stated with …

This woman has a brilliant plan to help Western companies sell to China by making the gray market legit

They want everything from tech to luxury goods to western clothing, says Jacqueline Lam, CEO cofounder of a new global startup, Mihaibao, that came out of stealth on Monday, backed by some huge names in China and the UK.<p>Mihaibao is solving the hard problem of helping Western companies sell their …

Mexico: Guzman talk with Sean Penn led to his whereabouts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's secret interview with U.S. actor Sean Penn helped authorities locate his whereabouts, a Mexican law enforcement official said late Saturday.<p>The world's most wanted drug trafficker was arrested early Friday after a shootout in Los …

The purported sons of 'El Chapo' flaunt their narco wealth on social media

While the social media accounts of Mexican cartel royalty, Ivan Guzmán, 32, and Alfredo Guzmán, 29, have not been independently verified, several photos consistently appear on both of their Facebook and Twitter accounts.<p>The accounts spew photos of guns, luxury cars, private planes, jungle cats, …

What I learned from studying Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's schedule for a year

Amidst the growing numbers of tasks, relationships, and operations to manage, ecommerce leaders still only have the same number of hours in a given day.<p>Through my work at Exact Media, I've worked with some of the brightest leaders in the ecommerce space.<p>To better understand them, their needs, and …

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Bottled air from Canada is selling like crazy in China

Sadly, this isn’t a gag from “Silicon Valley.” Vitality Air is marketing itself to smog-filled Chinese cities<p>If someone told you there is a Silicon Valley startup selling bottled air to China, you would probably think it's a joke. And it is; the startup is actually in Alberta, Canada.<p>Vitality Air …

Scientists Find New Clues In Old Mystery Of How Earth Got Its Water

Water may have been a part of our planet's history since the beginning.<p>About three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water. But how did it get there?<p>While some scientists believe water was delivered by icy space rocks smashing into the planet after it was formed, others have argued …

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A Canadian couple took an extremely bizarre trip to North Korea — here's what happened

Of all the places they've been, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been the most memorable by far.<p>They were shocked to see how heavily tourists are supervised there, as well as how little some North Koreans knew about outside cultures.<p>"It's like traveling to a different world," Justin …

A Sex Therapist Explains What Terrible Things Can Happen if You Like Sex Too Much

I spoke to Tim Lee of New York Pathways about bad relationships, how abuse can lead to compulsive behavior, and why the term "sex addict" sucks.<p>Tim Lee's sex addiction clinic is inside one of those nondescript beige buildings right outside Penn Station. If you've ever been in New York, you've …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …