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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 …

Data Visualization

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> …

Books

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

Sony Japan, previously content to allow Sony Pictures to operate relatively independently, could take more of an active role in its management following the scandal around the release of The Interview.<p>Sony Pictures cancelled the release of the comedy film after hackers, believed by the FBI to be …

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 …

Economic Data

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

Finding contradicts claims by PM Shinzo Abe that erroneous reports of wartime ‘comfort women’ had dented Japan’s image<p>There is no clear evidence that a Japanese newspaper’s erroneous coverage fuelled international criticism of the country’s wartime use of sex slaves, according to a report.<p>The …

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

This year was a pretty great one for new game releases. But being a site about the future, we can't help but look ahead — and it seems like 2015 might be even better. Next year will see new entries in some of the biggest franchises around, from <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> to <i>Halo</i>, while brand new names like</i> …

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

• ISL attendances behind only England, Germany and Spain • Opening game was also watched by 74.7m on television • Can the ISL match the zeal of cricket as a national sport? • Club-by-club guide: the teams drawing the crowds in India<p>It was a fitting climax to a wildly unpredictable first season. A …

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 …

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<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 discovering how …

Charisma

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 …

The Brain

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

The actor’s half-cut appearance at an awards show turns back the clock to the glory days of the Hollywood hellraiser. But was it really that much fun?<p>Apparently drunk Johnny Depp cut off at Hollywood Film Awards ceremony<p>As an exchange student in the US, I once paid to hear Hunter S Thompson give a …

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 …

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 …

Markets

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

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly24 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

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

in Lifestyle, Men's Hairstyles on<p>16 Shares<p>2<p>8<p>6<p><i>Sponsored by Just Cuts Australia.</i><p>It’s all too often that men, when asked what they want as they sit down …

British Style

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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 …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

A new beast has emerged from the Mercedes-AMG team, a car that’s been developed entirely in-house by their team. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is a front …

5 Best Books For Learning About Women, Dating & Sex

Women are complex creatures. It takes time and training to master the art of talking to, living with and getting married to women. We believe that …