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How to move through the four stages of life

Life is a bitch. Then you die. So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that life happens in four stages. Here they are.<p>Stage One: mimicry<p>We are born helpless. We can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t feed ourselves, can’t even do our own damn taxes.<p>As children, the way we’re wired to learn is …

How successful people work less—and get more done

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What’s the …

Time Management

Best Men's Shoes: The Footwear Every Man Needs To Own

Ever wondered where to find the best men’s shoes? There are some shoes you buy because you love a trendy detail or their outrageous use of colour. …

Oil overflow: As prices slump, producers grapple with a new reality

Operations manager Dan Jones barks a simple rule to visitors entering Plant 300, the bitumen factory at the centre of Suncor Energy Inc.'s operations about 30 kilometres north of Fort McMurray: "Don't touch the froth," he says. "It's hot."<p>Inside the cavernous facility, boiling vats of the oil sands …

Olivia Palermo Has the London Look on Lock

Here, see an instant style retrospective of her British invasion.<p>The American girl in London may not have the home team advantage, but Olivia Palermo's Fashion Week looks in the UK have been stellar nonetheless. Here, see an instant style retrospective of her British invasion.<p>Getty Images

Women's Fashion

The 71 Best Celebrity #NoMakeup Selfies

Charting the best no makeup snaps from celebs.<p>There is something already pretty personal about celebrities sharing selfies with their fans on Instagram, but how about when they snap themselves sans makeup and hit the upload button? These celebrities and models took to Instagram without the help of …

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UK debt and deficit: All you need to know

<b>If the politicians in charge can't get it right, what hope for the rest of us?</b><p>In a party political broadcast last year, David Cameron claimed that "we are paying down Britain's debts".<p>As you will soon see, we most certainly are not.<p>And the prime minister is not alone. Last month, Chancellor George …

Lockheed Backs World's Largest Wave Energy Project

Lockheed Martin, the Bethesda, MD-based security and aerospace conglomerate, has agreed to build what will soon become the world’s largest wave energy project about three miles off the southern coast of Australia.<p>The 62.5-megawatt wave energy generation project is projected to generate enough …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Hot Women - Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Upton & More

LinkedIn knows whether or not you deserve a raise

Is it time to move to a more challenging job? Ask LinkedIn. Specifically, keep an eye on the site’s recommendations for jobs you might be interested in.<p>The Washington Post has a great read on LinkedIn’s use of big data, but the biggest impact for users we spotted was the site’s close monitoring of …

Employment

Employees say life is good at Yahoo, but what they mean is it’s less terrible than before

After a year of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo workers report a better work-life balance than people at tech companies known for their supposed perks, like, Google and Facebook. For the first time ever, the turnaround tech company made Glassdoor’s top 25 companies for work-life balance, coming in at a …

Drinking coffee doesn’t cramp creativity; it helps drive it

Some say Sherlock Holmes’ regular use of cocaine was Doyle’s vehicle to illustrate the character’s moral weakness. It likely began more simply as a window into the culture of the time, when hard stimulants weren’t the taboo they are today. W.H. Auden apparently did believe his own dependence on the …

Snapchat’s complete inability to make money is the reason it’s worth $800 million

The parallels between Snapchat, the photo-centric social media darling of Silicon Valley that is now valued at $800 million, and Instagram, which Facebook acquired for $1 billion (ultimately $715 million because the value of Facebook’s stock fell) are uncanny. Here’s the rundown:<p>Instagram had 16 …

Abenomics will fail if Japan doesn’t address its debt problem. Here’s the crucial way forward

Japan’s government debt is so excessive that, one way or another, many think it will eventually default. But there’s a way Japan can begin sloughing off its debt and growing its economy: by privatizing government assets. In fact, the nature of its debt means that it can’t fix its debt problem …

Highs and Lows x Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary

As a part of Reebok’s ongoing celebration of the Classic Leather’s 30th anniversary, the brand has<p>As a part of Reebok‘s ongoing celebration of the Classic Leather‘s 30th anniversary, the brand has tapped yet another influential international shop to present their take on the iconic silhouette. …

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What Waze Adds To Google: A View From Waze's CEO

When Google confirmed earlier this week that it had bought Waze for what we understand to be more than $1 billion, a senior exec in Google’s geo-location division talked about Waze’s community of users several times. He described it as the service’s “DNA.” This is because Waze’s core asset would be …

US 'debating options' to help Syrian rebels

The US is debating what more it might do to help the Syrian opposition in its conflict with the government, John Kerry, US secretary of state, has said, amid reports of fresh sectarian killing in the eastern part of the country.<p>The US has weighed for months whether to give arms to the rebels, but …

10 Personal Finance Writers We Love

When it comes to personal finance experts, you probably have your list of favorites. But branching out to other <b>personal finance writers</b> can be a …

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My Second House

I just finished purchasing my second house. We bought our first four years ago, sold it, and then became "second-time homebuyers." First-time …

Venezuela: here comes hyperinflation

More bad news for Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled new president. The latest inflation figures are in, and if the gloomier predictions are to be …

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The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …