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Thread's fashion algorithm has 3.7 trillion style tips

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8 Champagne Houses To Keep On Your Radar

Straight from Champagne, France.<p>It's not a real celebration until you pop open a bottle of your favorite bubbly, but for particularly special occasions, sometimes only real champagne will do.<p>That is, the sparkling wine that can only come from the Champagne region in the northeast of France, and can …

Champagne

The Only 8 Bar Accessories You Really Need

A few well-made basics can help serve up literally any cocktail.<p>Considering exactly how to stock your bar can really open up a can of worms. Do you buy separate glasses for red wine, white wine, and champagne? Do you really need those (super cute) Moscow mule mugs? Which cocktail utensils are …

Cringe-worthy tech habits (and how to fix them)

Last night I climbed into bed around 11:30 PM, plugged in my iPhone to charge and swiped to the home screen to find my favorite alarm clock app—Sleep Cycle. But before I could get to the app, I quickly opened Facebook to see if I had missed anything. One of my friend’s had just had a baby, so I …

Self Control

Hennessy Black Brunch Martini

Sponsored by Hennessy Black<p>While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched back in 2010) is more …

Alcohol

Modern Cottage Design Flaunting an Inverted Floor-Plan

Modern cottage design can make you rethink your perspective on solitude. This modern family cottage with dark framed windows captures expansive views …

Architecture

Splendour in the Grass 2015 stylewatch – in pictures

There’s more to northern New South Wales festival fashion than tie-dye and gumboots – though the classics never die

New South Wales

Meet the teen entrepreneurs juggling homework with running a business

Avoiding school work, playing loud music, hanging out with friends or running a profitable business – which of these sounds most like a typical teenage pastime?<p>It’s obvious which category 17-year-old Ollie Forsyth, who springs out of bed at 5am every day to work on his business empire, falls …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Figure Out If There’s a Market for Your Business Idea

Before you waste a whole mess of money<p>When entrepreneur Everett Dickson made plans to take lessons in racing open-wheel cars at a school in Arizona, …

The Secret To Walt Disney’s Corporate Strategy

A 1957 infographic of Walt Disney’s corporate theory reveals a complex web of strategic channels. The illustration might be nearly 60 years old, but it’s still the basis of the brand’s success.<p>When Disney makes a movie today, the company thinks beyond the motion picture to how the story can be …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

How One Woman Overcame a Panic Disorder to Build a $2 Million Solo Business

Samantha Grossman is one of a growing number of solo entrepreneurs who are building their businesses to more than $1 million in revenue. Learn how …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Journalism

This Test Tells You If You’re Really Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur

At least that’s the aim of Clearer Thinking, a nonprofit that develops decision-making tools.<p>This spring, as college graduates march down the aisles in their caps and gowns, most won’t be dreaming of rising through the ranks of a Fortune 500 company; they’re more likely to be hatching plans to …

Jamie xx: In Colour review – larging it, for introverts

In many ways, the debut album proper by xx producer Jamie Smith is yet another backward-looking record that calculatingly reconfigures the music of the past – something UK tune-makers, from Adele and Sam Smith on down the food chain, continue to make their stock-in-trade.<p>But <i>In Colour</i> is no mere …

Personality

Addicted to your iPhone? Try the 'limited functionality' BlackBerry

Technically Incorrect: British prime ministerial candidate Ed Miliband explains that he dumped his iPhone because he can do fewer things on his BlackBerry.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>A politician telling the truth is as rare and …

Mobile Technology

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

12 Clever Ways to Use Binder Clips

Use them all over your house not just the office.<p>These home office staples can do much more than organize paperwork. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

How to tell if you've been hacked

According to the UK Government’s 2014 cybersecurity survey, 81% of large businesses have suffered malicious data breaches. That suggests almost one in five didn’t. But how can those companies be sure?<p>Working out whether you’ve been hacked by cybercriminals is like leaving your diary in your bag …

Security

Bill Gates recommends you read this specific part of Warren Buffett's letter

In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Gates highlighted what he thought was the most important section of Buffett's latest letter to shareholders, the 50th edition of the widely circulated missive.<p>And Gates loves the history of Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Gates links readers to page 23 of Buffett's letter, where …

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way.<p>1. Update hardware.<p>Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space.<p>2. Use lighter colors.<p>A light color on the walls …

15 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 30s

If your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what your purpose is, then your 30s are a time for discovering how to turn your aspirations into reality.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe’s Photoshop is now 25 years old and is arguably the pinnacle of photo editing. But, at £8.57/month, it’s also much more expensive than most people can afford, so here are 25 alternatives for 25 years of photoshoppery.<p><i>The five best …</i><p>Pixelmator - best for Mac<p><b>£22.99 - OS X</b><p>Pixelmator is arguably …

Software

10 Ways To Get Out Of Bed In The Morning

You love your beautiful, comfortable bed for good reason. Here's how to leave it behind<p><b>1. Alarm Clock:</b> Choose an alarm clock you like and place it across the room, away from your bed.<p><b>2. Sound:</b> Consider different alarm tones, like music, or something extra-loud.<p><b>3. Water:</b> Place a glass of water next …

23 Relaxing and Cozy Reading Corners

Because sometimes all you need in life is a comfy chair and a good book.<p>Because sometimes all you need in life is a comfy chair and a good book.

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Here are the core lessons from a book that Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates think everyone should read

These fears are fueled by a 24-hour news cycle that sheds light on horrors throughout the world, despite that violence has actually declined.<p>This dichotomy is one of the reasons that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chose Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why …