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Alternative Prague: escaping the tourist trail | Travel Feature

1. Explore an up-and-coming district<p>Once the city’s industrial centre, Holešovice has in recent years reinvented itself as a bona fide hipster hub. …

European Travel

It's Not 3% Yield That Threatens Stocks Going By 40-Year Pattern

A two-week bounce in equities seemed to be losing steam as the 10-year Treasury yield approached the much feared 3 percent. The worry is premature, …

Stock Markets

From Saigon to Hanoi: By Bus, Train, and Flight

Vietnam's oblong shape makes the overland journey from Saigon to Hanoi a long one. Fortunately, there are plenty of interesting stops along the way …

Vietnam

Netherlands Itinerary for One Week - Top Places to Visit

Are you planning to visit Europe this summer and not sure which country to spend most of your time in? We highly recommend the Netherlands. It is the …

European Travel

Croatia 7-Night Tour: Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik in Croatia

See the best of Croatia on a 7- or 9-night tour of the country’s must-visit cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites and islands. Starting from Zagreb and finishing in Dubrovnik, the tour visits all the must-visit places in between, while spending nights in Split and the islands of Hvar and Korčula. …

European Travel

6 things you need to know before you go to Hungary

<b>Landlocked Hungary is a brilliant destination for a quick weekend away or as part of a backpacking trip around Europe.</b><p>Easily accessed from any of its …

European Travel

What Is Blockchain?

An overview of the technology everyone is talking about.<p>Blockchain might seem like magical fairy dust that companies throw about that suddenly sparks …

What’s A Blockchain? Explaining The Technology Behind Bitcoin

The tech industry is loaded with buzzwords. This app disrupts <i>this</i>, this program gamifies <i>that</i>. So when you hear about the “blockchain” you might assume that it’s similar jargon. Another hot term which no one really understands. But though the latter part of that sentence might be true, the word …

Blockchain

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Overstock’s CEO is thinking about quitting retail and going full crypto

Overstock.com’s share price has surged more than 200% this year, propelled by a heady mix of online retailing, cryptocurrency mania, and a CEO who is openly considering offers for the business. CEO Patrick Byrne told the Financial Times (paywall) that selling Overstock would provide enough capital …

10 Books to Read After You've Read Harry Potter

It happens to me all the time. As a school librarian, students constantly want to know what to read after they’ve read the Harry Potter series.<p>To …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Two Weeks in Japan: A Detailed Itinerary

During our two weeks in Japan we experienced as much as possible of what the country has to offer. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the wooden …

Japan

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ISPs

Ray Dalio thinks everyone should read these 3 books — and they have nothing to do with finance

Ray Dalio isn't like other investors.<p>His firm, Bridgewater Associates, is the world's largest hedge fund — with about $160 billion in total assets under management — and it's run according to a culture of "radical truth" and "radical transparency."<p>Dalio has built a workplace according to his vision …

Self-improvement

24 hours in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy is the hill country capital and gateway to the tea region of Sri Lanka. This former Kingdom is a colourful, bustling city of markets, temples, …

Sri Lanka

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Trains

The 10 crucial business books that explain why modern capitalism works the way it does now

And then, in the 1990s, the burgeoning tech industry made physical products even less relevant — and even more lucrative for investors and speculators.<p>These 10 classic business books tell the story of how capitalism changed from a system that made things into a trading desk for bonds, credit …

Wall Street

Your pictures of Scotland: 7-14 April

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 7 and 14 April. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk or our Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics<p>Yarn-bombing in Brora. Liz Mackay was there on Saturday.<p>"Someone's ready for their close up," said Fiona Macdonald who sent this picture from …

Fish

Baseline: The top sights to see in Barcelona

Experience the culture of Barcelona through the eyes of famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Some of Gaudi's most popular creations can be found in …

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Investing

Discover what London has to offer in 5 short days

A blend of history, culture and adventures, London offers endless possibilities to every type of travelers. One of the world’s oldest cities, London …

England

Tuscany, Italy's Heartland

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Italy

The Ultimate Map Of Things To See When Visiting Scotland

There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Scotland! Being able to dive right into the historic charm of Edinburgh, the beautiful natural …

Luggage
European Travel

Spain on a budget: expert tips on holidaying like the Spanish

Rural stays, funky hostels, out of season deals and smart sharing apps – do as the locals do and seek out affordable experiences in priceless locations<p>The advantage of Spain, for anyone looking for an affordable break, is that with the country’s own economic crisis making it difficult for locals to …

Barcelona

France on a budget: an expert guide to holidaying like the French

A few weeks’ vacances in countryside, coast or mountains are regarded as a universal right in France, and the French are expert at it. Here are some tips on copying them<p>They’re our closest neighbours, and experts at holidaying in their own country, but the French themselves can’t always afford …

France

7 best cheap hotels in Dublin - great if you are on a budget

If you're after a city break with a difference but don't want to break the bank for the sake of a few days away, then Dublin should be top of your …

Asia Travel