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19 Books These Top Executives Say Showed Them the Way to the Top

Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>It's all about efficiency: The most successful people are students who watch and learn from others who have already carved a path to the top. Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>1. <i>The Power of One</i> by Bryce Courtenay<p>"[It's] a …

How to Wear a Harrington Jacket - A Stylish Piece of Men's Outerwear

Three of The Best: Harrington Jackets<p>The Original – Baracuta G9<p>Not including the quintessential Harrington jacket: the G9 Baracuta would be remiss. …

Men's Fashion

Forget the Amalfi Coast: Sicily Is the Italy Beach Destination of the Moment

When you mention you are going to Sicily, people will most often respond with a comment about the Mafia, or maybe the famous <i>Godfather</i> tour. But the largest Mediterranean island off the southern coast of Italy has a rich history as a nexus of global trade (dating all the way back to the ancient …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Can’t imagine …

Shopping

The Most Influential Fashion Trends, Decade by Decade

When you think about it, in the course of human history, 100 years isn't a particularly long time. But in the course of <i>fashion</i> history, it's the …

Fashion Trends

22 clothing items every man should own before he turns 30

We've rounded up 22 of the most important essentials that every guy should have by the time he turns the big three-oh.<p>If you're approaching or over 30, it might be time to go shopping.

How Apple’s Retail Guru Hires People

Apple's head of retail operations (and former Burberry CEO) Angela Ahrendts is letting the internet in on her tried-and-true job interviewing techniques. In a LinkedIn post titled "How I Hire: My Guiding Principals," she boils her process down to four fundamental points that outlines how to make …

Rain Jackets, Explained

For an incredibly simple concept — keeping you dry — rain jackets have evolved into awfully complicated products. Air flow rates, water pressure …

Backpacking

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 2 - Telegraph

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever …

Wearable Tech

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

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

Style Rules That Were Meant To Be Broken

2015 is moving by at a lightning pace and with half of it down comes another chance to wipe the (style) slate clean. Before you fill your Festivus …

What To Do When You Have No Idea What To Do With Your Life (9 action steps to start)

Once upon a time, I had no idea what to do with my life.<p>Actually, there were many times while I was in college and after when I was lost. Even when I …

Self-improvement

7 Animals Whose Trust We Betrayed By Posting These GIFs Of Them Falling Down

<i>Cameras caught each of these pets at their lowest moment, and we showed their shame to the world without thinking …

GIF Animations

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

How To Wear A Scarf - The Essential Men's Style Guide

Scarf Style Option 1 - Big & Bold<p>Anything looks good if you have the confidence to pull it off. This guy didn’t shy away from color or a recognizable …

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Take a quick time machine trip through video game history

Why Did Both Silver and Gold Become Money?

We live in a world of central banks and paper money, so the question of why two different metals became money may seem moot. However, it is important to understand honest money if we are to break the cycle of financial crises and move forward to the gold standard.<p>Gold and silver share many physical …

REITs And Your Portfolio

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have unique characteristics that make them a great portfolio diversifier. The performance of REITs has been on par with US common stocks; however, the correlation of return has varied from low to high. The non-linear return relationship of REITs to common …

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …

Always On - Is the MacBook Pro construction-grade?

Play Your Way Through The History Of Role Playing Games In Evoland

I’ve spent some time in <i>Evoland</i>, today, and I have to say I’m impressed. It’s more story than game, though there are all the trappings (pun intended) of the games many of us grew with baked right in. It’s a delight to play through, mostly because many of the older game mechanics, like turn-based …

Curious About BlackBerry 10? Try It Now On Your Android Or iOS Device

In case you hadn’t already heard, BlackBerry launched its new BlackBerry Z10 back in February, finally making its new BlackBerry 10 platform available to the public. The device has gotten off to a surprisingly good start for the Canadian company, with more than one million units sold during its …

This Secret Google Maps Gesture Is Totally Brilliant

So this is great. Google might have the smartest new gesture we've seen in a while: a smart, simple way to zoom in and out with one hand. Just double …

Google Maps