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The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

The Cocos Islands Are Our Top Destination For 2015

There are many places we're itching to visit in 2015, but just a warning: when we stop by this one, we may never leave.<p>The Cocos Keeling Islands are total paradise -- the oasis of 27 coral islands (not to be confused with Costa Rica's Cocos Island) floats between Australia and Sri Lanka in the …

Meet The Brazilian Entrepreneur Making Money With Other People's Free Time

Most businessmen would agree that time is money, but 24-year-old Brazilian social entrepreneur Lorrana Scarpioni has literally built her entire business model upon that motto. The only difference is that the time from which she is profiting is not hers. Scarpioni is the founder and CEO of Bliive, a …

The 5 Most Important Books of 2014

<i>Books give us pleasure, of course, but they also help us frame what's happening all around us at any given moment. Instead of compiling a "best of" list, we asked Esquire writers and editors to select the five books published this year that, if you were to read them all, would give you a much</i> …

What a Really Big Offshore Wind Farm Looks Like

THIS is how it's done. Here's what Denmark's Anholt wind farm looks like from the bridge of the <i>Stena Nautica</i>, a huge ferry that ordinarily plies …

Sony Japan could take greater hold of film arm in wake of hack scandal

Following the furore around The Interview, Sony Pictures could lose some of its relative independence from its parent company, as a YouGov poll suggests the scandal has damaged the Sony brand, and the company threatens Twitter with legal action

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Wall Street Closed Monday At Record Levels.</b> The major US indexes closed at historic highs on Monday. The Dow gained 0.9% to hit a record of 17,959.4 and the S&P 500 advanced 0.4% to an all-time high of 2,078.5.<p><b>Markets Are Up Again</b>. US futures are once again in the green with Dow futures up 27 …

No evidence Japan sex slaves coverage harmed country’s image, say experts

Japan,World news,South Korea,Second world war,Slavery,Women,Life and style,Gender,Rape,Society,Shinzo Abe,The Guardian,News<p>Finding contradicts claims by PM Shinzo Abe that erroneous reports of wartime ‘comfort women’ had dented Japan’s image

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

The 10 games we can't wait to play in 2015

<i>Star Wars</i> mania is in full swing thanks to the new slate of movies. And while games based on the <i>Star Wars</i> universe have been hit or miss, it's hard not to get excited about the potential for the upcoming reboot of <i>Battlefront</i>. We don't know much about the game, but it will have Hoth, speederbikes, …

Genomics: the revolution that’s transforming medicine

Genetic data centres across the country will save lives and offer hope to millions more<p>During a conversation I had with a doctor a couple of years ago, the subject of cancer diagnoses came up, in a tangential way. She said that not all that many decades ago, a physician who had established that a …

How India’s ISL became world football’s fourth biggest league

It was a fitting climax to a wildly unpredictable first season. A goal by Mohammed Rafique in the dying seconds of the final won the Indian Super League title for Atlético de Kolkata in what is now the fourth highest attended league in the world. None of that would have made sense a few months …

Roads Were Not Built for Cars by Carlton Reid – review

A meticulously researched demolition job on petrolhead myths of road ownership<p>In 2013, Jeremy Clarkson surprised viewers of <i>Top Gear</i> by declaring: “I bought a bicycle.” Then he told them he’d also bought a T-shirt to wear while riding his new possession and held it up to display its logo: …

How To Guard Against China Counterfeiting

If you sell or outsource your products to China, you should anticipate infringement of your trademarks, copyrights, patents, or trade secrets and you should have an anti-counterfeiting plan in place before that happens.<p>Any company looking to do business in China or even with China must first figure …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

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How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>By<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are …

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Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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The 100 best novels: No 64 – At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien (1939)

Labyrinthine and multilayered, Flann O’Brien’s humorous debut is both a reflection on, and an exemplar of, the Irish novel<p>Flann O’Brien is an Irish writer with many aliases and parallel lives, a legend of the Irish literary scene in the generation after the death of James Joyce (No 46 in this …

From Johnny Depp to Hunter S Thompson: no such thing as a glamorous drunk

As an exchange student in the US, I once paid to hear Hunter S Thompson give a talk. The venue was a bar called The Iron Horse and the writer had clearly been drinking deep in advance. Thompson came on stage carrying an egg whisk which he beat against the table at regular intervals. He swayed so …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

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10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Japan Is In Recession.</b> Unexpectedly poor GDP data confirmed Japan has been in recession, with a 1.6% rate of contraction in Q3 when a 2.2% rate of growth was expected. This followed a 7.3% rate of decline in Q2.<p><b>Forget About That Japanese Consumer Tax Hike</b>. Japan was expected to hike tax rates for …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Sick of the Short Back & Sides? Here are Five Other Haircut Options

<i>Sponsored by Just Cuts Australia.</i><p>It’s all too often that men, when asked what they want as they sit down at the barber shop, will ask for “short …

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10 Best Dressed Men On Instagram

Now that print is dying out (RIP) and teenagers insist on speaking in emoji, it’s all about the image. Enter Instagram, image exhibitor …

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5 Best Books For Learning About Women, Dating & Sex