Ray Zou

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Top 10 Last-Minute Travel Tricks for a Great Getaway

There’s something to be said for meticulously planning a vacation escape, picking the right place, the right time, and then going for it. There’s …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

DARPA Space Plane Concepts Get Fresh Funding

An ambitious idea to make space launches cheap and dull<p>Space isn't so much hard as it is expensive. Humans have put objects into space with rockets since Sputnik in 1957, but rockets are still largely a one-off proposition, a powerful single-shot thrust into space that falls away into unsalvagable …

Risotto Cacio e Pepe

Make the parmesan broth: Combine parmesan and 8 1⁄2 cups water in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-low. When the cheese becomes stringy, remove from …

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Best Advice From 'Mad Men'

The <i>Mad Men</i> series finale was almost two weeks ago, and ended an era. The four-time Emmy award-winning Outstanding Drama Series told the story of the dark, mysterious, conflicted creative director of Sterling Cooper, Don Draper, and illustrated the brilliance and recklessness of a man who was …

Losing the Signal: How BlackBerry’s bid to one-up the iPhone failed

In this 1994 file photo, Jim Balsillie, left, and Mike Lazaridis show off a wireless scanner that processes credit and debit card transactions. Tibor Kolley/The Globe and Mail<p>How BlackBerry’s bid to one-up the iPhone failed<p>By Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff<p>Excerpt from <i>Losing the Signal: The</i> …

Make America's Best Tomato Sauce

If you want sauce done right, think outside the jar.<p>If you’re buying jarred tomato sauce because it’s more convenient than making the real stuff, stop. With the right recipe, you don’t need a long list of ingredients or an entire afternoon of free time. This recipe, borrowed from Patsy’s Italian …

Italian Food

Oklahoma City bombing: 20 years later, key questions remain unanswered

Twenty years ago, on 19 April 1995, a disaffected veteran named Timothy McVeigh drove a Ryder truck stuffed with explosives into downtown Oklahoma City and destroyed a federal office building, killing 168 people, including 19 children, and maiming hundreds of others. That much we know.<p>We also know …

Crime

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

A 3-D Visualization Engine For Reimagining Cities

Drag and drop a bike lane here, a park there and create a more perfect urban landscape.<p>If you want to think about the future of a city, 3-D is better than 2-D. You can see how streets, buildings, and transportation fit together in ways maps can’t really show you. That’s why developers have long …

Peter Bradshaw’s top 50 films of the demi-decade

As far as actors are concerned, the first five years of the 2010s proved that you can’t make it big unless you’re prepared to get into the Lycra and stride around in front of the greenscreen. This has been the demi-decade of the superhero, coming alongside genres like sci-fi and fantasy. Perhaps …

George Clooney

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

Five Ways Job-Seekers Shoot Themselves In The Foot

The job market is getting a lot better, thankfully. One of the difficulties for a job-seeker is that when the job market is horrible, you don’t get much if any feedback on the resumes and applications you file.<p>If you don’t hear anything, you can’t assume that your resume wasn’t a good match or that …

Ten Videos That Explain How Cars Work

Want to know how all the complex systems work in your car? Turn to these fantastic videos made by the carmakers themselves.<p>10.) How Drum Brakes Work, …

A five-point playbook for do-it-yourself trading

The cost of buying and selling stocks as a do-it-yourself investor has declined in 2014 to levels of near insignificance.<p>Most brokers now charge a flat commission of $5 to $10, and it applies to all clients without regard to the size of their account or the number of trades they make. The new …

The Ultimate Guide To Applying To Business School

If you’ve clicked on this article, you’ve probably decided it’s time to get serious about applying to business school. I won’t sugar coat it: The admissions process is hard and does take a fair amount of time. But you can definitely be successful and get into your dream school, as long as you take …

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Privacy…everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter? I recently watched the documentary, “Terms and Conditions may Apply,” which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and others have …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The Reasons You Might Want to Buy a Rangefinder Cameras

Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR …

Cameras

Paranoid celluloid: conspiracy on film

Some believe that JFK was shot by his driver, some that Bobby Kennedy was killed by one of his guards; some believe the world is ruled by a Yale fraternity, some by lizard-aliens in disguise; some believe that Obama is a Communist mole; some that, back in 1966, Paul McCartney died. These notions …

Meet The Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' In Forbes' Original Takedown Of Jordan Belfort

Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is a raucous bacchanalia of sex, drugs, and money on Wall Street that focuses on the excesses of Jordan Belfort’s career at over-the-counter brokerage house Stratton Oakmont. Scorsese and lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio seem less interested in the true facts …

How Drug Cartels Are Like Amazon And Google

After this enlightening TEDTalk, you’ll never look at drug cartels the same way again.<p>Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery.<p>It sounds a bit like Amazon! But in reality, this is any one of the three major Mexican …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …