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15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day

If you get decent value from making TO-DO lists, you’ll also get significant returns – in productivity, in improved relationships, in financial …

Coffee Around the World

Kenneth Davids is a coffee expert, an author, and a co-founder of Coffee Review, a site that serves as a coffee buyer’s guide. Davids conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees and reports the finding in 100-point reviews, much like those that exist in the wine industry.<p><b>Some of the advice Davids</b> …

Great Scotch: A Primer

It was the only tasting I have ever attended where half the participants carried weapons. They wore dirks—daggers—either on their belts or thrust into the tops of their knee-length stockings. “This is a <i>sgian dubh</i>,” said the man next to me, drawing his dirk and placing it on the table. “It means …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …