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California: Surfboards turned into works of art in Morro Bay

More than 20 surfboards-turned-artworks are on display around Morro Bay, Calif., in the town's first such public art on display through November. The Surfboard Art Festival features boards that have been painted to convey familiar scenes in the Central Coast town, wildlife and even strands of …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

Why Do I Need Life Insurance If I'm Young, Single, and Childless?

Oct 29, 2014<p>Life insurance is not what many younger employees think about. Traditionally, people with spouses, children and a mortgage are more keen …

Giraffe Birth at the Memphis Zoo

Keep full-time benefits when you go freelance

Finally! You’re striking out on your own and becoming a freelancer. You can’t wait to set your own hours, meet new people, and work on projects that …

Retirement

A Well-Designed Parking Sign Can Make Life Much Easier

Is it safe to park on the street, or are you risking a ticket? The more signs there are, the more confusing that question gets.<p>Designer Nikki Sylianteng is trying to fix the problem through visual design. You can see various iterations of her sign at her website, To Park Or Not To Park, and you can …

Against the Grain

Should you go gluten-free?<p>Just after Labor Day, the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo stopped for a weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Each year, the event wends its way across the country like a travelling medicine show, billing itself as the largest display of gluten-free products in the …

5 Ways To Make Workplace Flexibility The New Way Of Working

The market intelligence firm IDC estimates that the worldwide mobile worker population will increase from just over 1 billion in 2010 to more than 1.3 billion by 2015.<p>But even as study after study confirms that employees from all four generations of today’s workers are working remotely and …

Hill fulfills dream, nets 4 points

CINCINNATI -- The first basket of the 2014-15 college basketball season went, fittingly, to Lauren Hill of Division III Mount St. Joseph.<p>Hill, a …

Basketball

Volvo will unleash autonomous driving in Swedish city in 2017

STOCKHOLM--Volvo is planning to unleash 100 autonomous driven cars on the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. Called "Drive Me," the program will …

Working nights or odd hours can sap mental function, study finds

Working an irregular schedule that includes afternoon and night shifts can seriously sap your brain power, new research shows.<p>For people who spent more than a decade on this type of rotating shift schedule, the effects were equivalent to 6.5 years of normal age-related cognitive decline, according …

The Optimal Way to Board Plane Passengers

"Zone 4 is now boarding."<p>With that announcement, one lines up, walks past the ticket-taker, down the ramp, and eventually enters the plane to witness …

Flying

Surfing in the city: Melbourne CBD wave pool floated

Designers say the size of the artificial waves could be adjusted, from a small swell ideal for beginners, up to a five-foot wave for experienced …

Australia

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Bestsellers

Chuck Aoki: Being a Paralympian isn’t just a hobby

I am offended by the pervasive attitude expressed by the author and many others: that the athletic accomplishments of athletes with impairments are …

Paralympics

This Is What Happens When Scientists Go Surfing

Scientists and surfers head to Mexico to test technology in hopes of improving athlete performance.<p>Injecting science into surfing is nothing new. …

Love Your Surfboard, Love Your Environment

Surf it, and if you really need to, grind it up and put it on your tomatoes. Photo: Reid Levin<p><b>I grew up on Vancouver Island.</b> For those of you who …

Aquatic Sports

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The Old Ways Of Working Are Not Working

The future of talent has arrived. Today’s businesses are competing for the most innovative and the brightest, and it is time to step up to the plate or step aside. What does it take to recruit, evaluate and retain a 21st century workforce? Well, here are some things you need to consider:<p>1) <b>The Old</b> …

MT @johnmaeda: Fantastic visual facilitation by @aliciabramlett on “Increasing Job Growth” #wef http://t.co/yciMLaEdFi #jobs #hr

Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs

Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers. Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-hailing service.<p>Some screenshots obtained by TechCrunch show how the …

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Massive Chinese space station to land somewhere on Earth<p>Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on Autopilot<p>Trump takes on Amazon<p>Child fights to save …

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