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Spotlight: Ethical Style Advocate Nerida Lennon

<b>My name is</b> Nerida Lennon and I’m a former international fashion model turned ethical style advocate. I also work as a digital marketer with ethical lifestyle businesses to grow their communities online by creating and distributing authentic brand stories.<p><b>My love of</b> mindfulness, humanity and the …

Social Media

Why LinkedIn is important to the future of the Internet of things

LinkedIn (LNKD) is not often thought of as a technological giant on par with Google or Facebook, but the professional networking pioneer has made …

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa is growing like crazy and will do £1 billion next year

The London-based company just announced that it hit a big lending milestone after 10 years — £1 billion ($1.5 billion).<p>The peer-to-peer (P2P) lender was the first of its kind in the UK when it opened its doors way back in 2005. Its platform lets savers lend their money directly to individuals (as …

Peer-to-peer

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images<p>Kim Philby holding a press conference after being cleared of spying charges by foreign secretary Harold Macmillan in …

Books

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

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 …

These futuristic earbuds control the world's sounds

Ever wish you could just tune out that wailing baby in row seven on your flight? Silence the barking dog next door? Crank the bass at a concert where the sound mixer seems to get it all wrong? Well, the folks now raising funds for a product called "Here Active Listening" on Kickstarter promise …

Consumer Tech

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Costa Rica

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Robert Downey Jr.

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.

Splurge or Save: 10 Living Room Essentials for Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting (hello, housewarming soiree!), but it also comes with its fair share of planning, budgeting and to-do lists. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in your new space for at least two months before making any major purchases. Once you have a feel for your …

Home Decorating

A startup launched 9 months ago by these former Nokia engineers is going absolutely bonkers

Today the company says its database is already running on 100 million devices.<p>That makes it the second-most deployed database in the world, by the calculations of Alexander Stigsen, co-founder and CEO.<p>That's because this is an "embedded" database that runs on your mobile device. The databases built …

Google Releases an Android Auto App

While Tesla is busy announcing self-driving features, Google has gone and finally released an Android Auto app.<p>Android Auto was first unveiled in June last year, and essentially brings Google Now and Google Maps to your car’s dashboard with enhanced voice control. Users can set reminders, control …

The 5 Looks That Earned Pharrell His Fashion Icon Award

The CFDA just selected Pharrell as their fashion icon of the year. Here's why.<p>The CFDA just selected Pharrell as their fashion icon of the year. Here's why.

Mashups

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Tesla co-founder says it's electric trucks, not electric cars, that matter

Electric cars may help save the environment, but when it comes to saving money, electric trucks are where it's at. At least, that's the proposition from Ian Wright, one of the five original founders of Tesla and now head of his own firm, Wrightspeed.<p>His pitch is simple: companies should retrofit …

Google & SolarCity partner on $750M fund for rooftop solar

Image copyright Courtesy of SolarCity.Solar installer and financier SolarCity announced on Thursday that it plans to raise a $750 million fund to …

Solar Power

Once a day, this app sends you a notification at a random time. You then have one minute to take a picture of your surroundings — and then something cool happens

The key idea is that all users get their daily OneMinute notification at the same time, resulting in an international scramble to find something remotely interesting (or not) to take a picture of before time runs out.<p>It is this spontaneous, almost flash-mob quality that makes OneMinute worth …

2015 Oscar Winner Predictions

Mike Hogan, Richard Lawson, and Katey Rich gather for one last set of Little Gold Men Oscar predictions.<p><b>Best Picture</b><p>Confusion reigns over best picture this year, with almost everyone predicting a win for either <i>Boyhood</i> or <i>Birdman</i>—unless the award ends up going to <i>American Sniper, The Grand Budapest</i> …

Want to manage your time successfully? Use this simple Google investment trick

There are many great definitions of product management. There’s universal agreement that the best PMs are utility players who have a range of skills that lets them jump into almost any role so they can do whatever it takes to ship products faster. Between diving into details and reacting to …