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10 Most Beautiful Fountains in the World

Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher …

Italy

Entrepreneur creating fundraising travellers

<b>Some entrepreneurs dream of having a business that not only makes money, but that can also fulfil their desire to help others. Social entrepreneur</b> …

How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 1

To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this:<p>And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are …

How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 2

<i>This is Part 2. Part 1 is here.</i><p>Often, the key to succeeding at something big is to break it into its tiniest pieces and focus on how to succeed at …

18 Powerful Couples Who Rule The Tech World

DogVacay, a network of local dog-sitters, was founded by Aaron Hirschhorn and wife Karin Nissim Hirschhorn.<p>A few years ago, Aaron Hirschhorn and his …

Silicon Valley

10 Mindfulness Power Tips -- It's all About You

Yep.<p>It's all about <i>you</i>.<p>You get to decide what's possible. Not your parents. Not your best friend or spouse or community or culture.<p>In this case, both the good news and the bad news is that nobody else is responsible for you. In order to fully step into your power, you get to learn radical …

Mindfulness

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

How to Prevent Acne: 10 Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

<b>2. Skip Exfoliation</b><br>Scrubbing seems like the perfect way to cleanse and purify, but for most acne-prone skin, anything more than a teensy bit of exfoliation is way too much. Use fingertips to massage skin gently (a little blood flow is good, but don’t go crazy) and avoid abrasive ingredients like …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Note-Taking

Fantastic Shots of Japan's Summertime Fireworks Festivals

While many of us have to wait for special holidays like New Years or the 4th of July to see a spectacular fireworks show, those living in Japan get to enjoy them almost every weekend throughout the summer (though most are held in July and August). The signature summer event in Japan is called …

Japan

The One Thing That's Keeping You from the Life You Want

What is unworthiness? It's the experience of having parts of your personality say, "I'm not worthy." For example, they might say, "I am unworthy of …

Spirituality

15 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Leadership, Change And Life

I just read a post here on Forbes from Glen Llopis about hope, and it inspired me to think about the human quality of hopefulness: what it is and why it’s important for us. I like this definition of hope from dictionary.com: <i>the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for</i> …

Top Five Startup Tips From Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely

For the cover of our recent World’s Billionaires issue, I profiled Sara Blakely, who took a simple idea — footless pantyhose — and turned it into a $1 billion business. At 41, the inventor of Spanx is now the youngest self-made woman on the Forbes rich list.<p>Since our first meeting last summer, I’ve …

Articles about 6 inviting modern interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>There’s something magical about fireplaces, especially during the winter months, when having friends and family gathered …

Logging

5 Ways to Pay Back Student Loans Faster

So many students graduate with debt. In fact, student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion, and the amount of student debt is higher than that of …

11 Rules For Success, From The People Who Got It Right

No one is born a success, but everyone has the potential to become one. As Will Smith once said, "Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us."<p>Not there yet? It might help to tap …

Do Something Impossible

<i>"Go ahead, do something impossible." -- Seth Godin</i><p>I recently read a great call-to-action article -- one that would make you stop and realize that you're going to die someday and there's precious little time to do what you're here to do.<p>But the truth is, most of us realize time is short.<p>Of course, …

Motivation

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

Literature

Essential Makeup and Beauty Products

8 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own<p>To put your best face forward, all you really need are these essential items—plus a few genius tips courtesy of Women's Health beauty editor Jill Percia<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Bold Lip Color<p>A vibrant pout provides a pop of color—no matter what makeup products you …

How To Become More Unstoppable Every Day

Think you can’t become a designer? Or a dancer? Or anything else you might dream up? Karen Cheng shows you can. (Note: Being obsessed and disciplined helps a lot.)<p>Karen X. Cheng is unstoppable.<p>Three years ago, she wanted to work for Microsoft Excel, so she put 100 hours into prepping for the …

Employment

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

Spirituality

design

A Four-Step Financial Guide to Your 20s

Get on the road to financial success before you reach age 30.<p>I recently celebrated my 29th birthday. Well, “celebrated” might be an overstatement …

Personal Finance

5 Innovative New Nail Polishes

These five new polish effects took home a 2013 Spring Makeup O-ward for their artful innovation.<p>Photo: Philip Friedman/Studio D<p>OPI Liquid Sand Nail …