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How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro

Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and …

Intelligenz ist doch vererbbar

<b>Ob Intelligenz vererbt oder durch Umwelt und Erziehung vermittelt wird, war lange Zeit umstritten. Nun finden Forscher heraus: Wie bei Menschen ist</b> …

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Startups

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Plastik im Ozean: Wie ein 19-Jähriger unsere Meere vom Müll befreien will

Unsere Ozeane sind voll von Plastik. Den Müll zu entfernen, ist laut Experten unmöglich. Die Idee eines 19-Jährigen macht Hoffnung: Er hat eine Methode entwickelt, die das Problem lösen könnte.<p>Zehntausende Plastikmüll-Teile schwimmen laut Naturschutzorganisation WWF in jedem Quadratkilometer …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Who cares where you went for college?

Some 15 years ago, my wife and I attended a barbecue fundraiser for a local nonprofit. As we made our way through the crowd, I bumped into a friend I …

College & University

Buffett, Kostolany und Co.: Die besten Börsenweisheiten

„Ein Mann kann zwischen mehreren Methoden wählen, sein Vermögen loszuwerden: Am schnellsten geht es am Roulette-Tisch, am angenehmsten mit schönen …

„Cottonelle“ statt „Hakle Feucht“: Warum Namenswechsel riskant sind

Es ist der Abschied von einem Traditionsprodukt auf dem stillen Örtchen - zumindest was den Namen angeht: Das Toilettenpapier „Hakle Feucht“ heißt …

Droht China eine harte Landung?

Startseite<p>"Investoren unterschätzen das Risiko": Droht China eine harte Landung?<p><b>Chinas Wirtschaft ist süchtig nach Krediten. Aber neue Impulse für</b> …

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

Unheimliche Kurven

Steht der große Börsencrash bevor? Wiederholt sich die Geschichte wirklich? Eine Grafik scheint nur diesen Schluss zuzulassen. Doch wer genauer …

EDEKA Supergeil (feat. Friedrich Liechtenstein)

Wildlight - Twirl Me (Invisible Light Project Remix)

Der Facebook-Fick-Freund-Finder

Guten Freunden gibt man doch ein Küsschen<p>Wenn eine App, laut Mashable, fünf neue Mitglieder pro Minute aufweist, kann es sich eigentlich nur um ein …

China\’s Twitter is bleeding users

What Is Love (cover)

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

Management-Nachrichten » Tipps und Strategien

What the big money is betting on in 2014

What does 2014 hold for financial markets? The world’s biggest money managers are making some bold bets for the New Year, according to a new …

Stock Markets

Prediction 2014: Hardware Is The New Software

The biggest thing that I noticed in 2013 was the amount of energy in small hardware startups. Even without a really robust infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT), the same kinds of developers who have been launching software companies are now switching to hardware. In truth, the line …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

<b>Let us congratulate</b> U.S. District Judge William Pauley III. It cannot be easy issuing an important ruling while hiding under your bed.<p>Pauley's decision, which upheld the NSA's hoovering up metadata and which also directly contradicts the the ruling last week by another federal judge that the …

Surveillance

The Man Behind Justin Bieber

"He's not as perfect as he says he is, and he's not as bad as the paparazzi portray him to be. He's a kid."<p><b>When Jon M. Chu first got on</b> Justin Bieber's tour bus in 2010, he was just a promising director who cut his teeth on two <i>Step Up</i> films and a Hulu-exclusive dance series called <i>The LXD</i>. But then …

Paparazzi

Q: Why Are Men's Orgasms Shorter?

Speaking of orgasms...<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Speaking of orgasms, why are my orgasms so much shorter than hers?</b><p>Don't worry, hers are just as short. Orgasmologists worldwide agree that all orgasms, even Sting's, comprise no more than 15 involuntary pelvic contractions and do not exceed …

Love Stories

Intimate Moments with Margot Robbie

Intimate moments with the 'Wolf of Wall Street' actress, featuring a funny joke in her kitchen... in her underwear.<p>The latest in a series of intimate moments with beautiful women — in their own homes, in their own clothes (most of 'em, anyway), at their invitation. Come on in.

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