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The 5 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts In The World

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Caliente Caribe</i><p>When you hear the words "clothing-optional resort", one of two things come to mind: A sun-soaked orgy that makes your Spring Break memories feel like a Young Life summer camp, or a pool surrounded by lumpy, weathered blobs that resemble the scrap room floor of …

North Atlantic

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Louis Vuitton condoms: the fashionable way to fake it in the bedroom

When Durex just won't cut it, Louis Vuitton condoms have arrived to satisfy your designer desires.<p>A tidal wave of excitement no doubt swept through the label-loving locales of Marbella, Miami and Essex last night when news that Louis Vuitton had launched a range of condoms went 'viral' on …

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Why I shifted sides in the UK’s civil war over Europe | Financial Times

Twenty years ago, I was an anti-European. Today, I am a pro-European. The strange thing is that my views have not changed. I have always thought that …

Brits are now poorer than the French, Swiss, Belgians, Swedes, Austrians, Aussies and Canadians

ENGLISH NUFFIN'<p>By & in European UnionMay 14, 2013<p>​<p>Between 2005 and 2011 British household incomes have tumbled below those of rich-nation counterparts in Switzerland, Australia, Austria, France, Canada, Belgium and Sweden, according to a new analysis from the UK’s Office of National Statistics. …

Europe

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A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

Hands-on with Google Glass: Limited, fascinating, full of potential - CNET

<i>Editors' note (August 12, 2013): Google has announced a new software update for Glass that allows voice commands for Path and Evernote.</i><p>The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What <i>is</i> it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you <i>want</i> to?"<p>The frothing …

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Total War: Rome 2 launching Sept. 3 worldwide in standard and collector's editions

<i>Total War: Rome 2</i> will be released Sept. 3 worldwide on Windows PC for $59.99, and pre-order customers will receive the strategy game's first downloadable content for free, publisher Sega announced today.<p><i>Rome 2</i> will ship with eight playable factions, and developer The Creative Assembly announced …

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Giving away portions of the company you poured your blood, sweat and tears into may be painful. But, as an entrepreneur, selling equity in your startup for cash can be financially beneficial.<p>Many successful startup entrepreneurs follow a well-worn series of stages in their quest for funding from a …

Venture Capital

Settlements in the West Bank, from an Israeli Point of View

I am embarking on the challenge of making two TV shows: one on Israel and one on Palestine. My challenge is to do it in a way that partisans in the vitriolic debate realize that there's nothing wrong with understanding better the perspective of the side they oppose. In fact, I believe that if peace …