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Ten common branding mistakes to avoid

When it comes to small businesses, getting things done seems to take precedent over getting things finished. With only so many hours in the day, it can seem like fighting a losing battle at times, especially if you're bootstrapping it.<p>As a result, the focus on branding often takes a backseat to …

The best business schools based on GMAT scores

Since 1954, the GMAT exam has been used to aid admissions decisions for MBA programs. Research by academics as well as GMAC, the organization responsible for the test, has shown the GMAT has high validity for predicting performance in MBA programs. Last year, I conducted a study published in …

Golden Globe Awards 2014 oops moments

<b>Fun facts not so funny</b><p>Tracy Pollan, left, and Michael J. Fox arrive at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.<p>The E! …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

Astronomers are getting ready for their best ever glimpse of the mysterious black hole at the heart of our galaxy http://bbc.in/1elULSS "Fireworks" will flare if it gobbles up a giant gas cloud which is drifting perilously close. The BBC's James Morgan reports on the collision, likely to take place in spring, from the American Astronomical Society meeting outside Washington DC.

The iPhone effect: NTT Docomo rides Apple’s smartphone past its rivals

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Tupungato<p>If you’re a carrier, there’s nothing quite like that first quarter after you land the iPhone …

Menu for Jan. 11, Day 10 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

Day 10 of the Food Lover's Cleanse includes Greek yogurt, avocado and smoked salmon on crackers, and roast pork tenderloin<p><b>Breakfast:</b><p>Greek Yogurt with Spiced Pepita and Cashew Crunch and Mango<p><b>Lunch:</b><p>Frisee Salad with Potatoes, Apples, and Hazelnuts<p><b>Snack:</b> Avocado on Rye Crackers with Smoked</b> …

Healthy Eating

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Cocktails

Menu for Jan. 4, Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

Day 3 of the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014 begins with eggs and proceeds (naturally) to chicken—and then steak for dinner, because why not?<p><b>Breakfast:</b><p>Two-Egg Omelet with Red Pepper–Walnut Spread<p><b>Lunch:</b><p>Chicken, Cabbage, and Tangerine Salad<p><b>Snack: Pear slices with chèvre and 1 teaspoon hazelnuts</b><p><b>Dinner:</b><p>Warm …

Healthy Eating

How online dating can click when you meet more than one person

Dating is awkward. And while internet dating (theoretically) makes it easier to get that first date, it doesn't do a huge amount to reduce the uncomfortable reality of sitting with a stranger casually trying to discover if you like each other.<p>But as online dating has evolved, it has steadily …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

US Congress has close encounter over extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life crosses every boundary. It has surpassed the limit of where humans can travel and tested the limits of what we can see. The quest must pass through time as well as space.<p>Also: Congress.<p>A House committee convened on Wednesday to take up an abiding mystery of the …

Fisker files for Bankruptcy, hopes selling company will restart Karma sales

The writing has been on the walls for awhile, but now the scrawlings read true: Fisker Automotive has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. For almost a year, the company's been sliding down a slope of financial ruin. Production was halted, workers were furloughed, then laid off and the Department of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sneaker of the Week<p>Everything you need to know to cop the latest sneaker from Nike and Virgil Abloh.<p>By Jake Woolf22 hours agoView More<p>What She …

Ten unusual honeymoon hotspots

It’s your honeymoon, so it has to be special and unique. From the windswept beaches of a car-free island in the Baltic to tasting wine rarely sipped outside Argentina, these hideaways rarely appear on the usual post-wedding itinerary:<p><b>1. Snuggle in a beach basket built for two on Hiddensee Island,</b> …

Fantastic historical dive sites

World War II shipwrecks, ancient ruins, statues and frescoes create an underwater art gallery you need to be a scuba diver to enjoy.

Alan Titchmarsh: our railways gladden the heart

By now thousands of us have marvelled at the lofty vaulting that shrouds St Pancras station, and gazed upwards, along with that splendid statue of Sir John Betjeman by Martin Jennings, at the impressive ironwork – a lasting tribute to Victorian engineering. But it is not just at this great London …

Winter sun: self-catered holidays on a budget

<b>Charlotte writes</b><p>I'm due to have my first child in December. My husband and I, along with my parents, would like to get some winter sun in March. We'd be looking to spend no more than £800 each. We'd ideally like self catering as we feel this will be easiest. Any thoughts on destinations?<p><b>Nick Trend,</b> …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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