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8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …

Meet the French Designer Redefining the Travel Wardrobe

Le Kasha originated in 1918 as a family-run knitwear company that championed the use of innovative blends of Kashmir goat hair, and made its name supplying fabrics to leading designers including Jeanne Lanvin, Coco Chanel, and Jean Patou. Now, the company is taking a new direction with its young …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Morgan Stanley's unusual disclaimer in its 2016 outlook for stocks totally nails it

In a note titled "2016 US Equity Strategy Outlook: Feeling Worse, But Not Sure We Can Explain It," Parker gets a little philosophical as he lays out his expectations for the stock market.<p>"The Big Ten Conference has 14 teams, the Big 12 has 10, Utah's NBA team is the Jazz, LA's is the Lakers. …

Greek crisis, China crash and low rates: hedge funds’ horror year

The nightmare has wider effects, with a quarter of the industry’s assets managed for pension funds<p>The panic that swept the markets in August was tough for investors the world over, but particularly for the macro hedge funds, who bet big on economic trends.<p>Despite a reputation as “the smartest guys …

Will Drinking Green Tea Boost Your Metabolism? Not So Fast

It's a tantalizing idea, isn't it, that we could burn stored fat simply by nibbling or sipping on something that tastes good.<p>Plenty of companies are now capitalizing on the allure of "metabolism boosting" foods and drinks. Among the most-hyped substance is green tea — for its supposed powers as an …

Weight Loss

32 places everyone should visit in France

Millions of people go to France each year to see incredible art in Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of the French Riviera, and sip wine in Bordeaux.<p>Here are 32 places all travelers should go to in France.

9 Compelling Reasons Why Writing a Book Is the Best Personal Development Program

This might just convince you to start working on your own book.<p>Over the past couple of years I have helped over 200 people write and publish their first book. Without exception every one of them found it challenging but hugely rewarding. A common statement is, "I learned so much about myself by …

Writing

17 Steps To Start Your Own Business Even Working Full Time

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Why You Don't Need An MBA to Have a DBA

It's not every day that I get to interview a performing artist turned entrepreneur, and Jaclyn Mullen's story was one of the best examples of why you don't need to have an MBA (or any degree for that matter) to launch your entrepreneurial endeavor.<p><b>Why do you say you don't need an MBA to have a …

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

Whiskey

China just gave the game away

That is weird for two reasons.<p>First, China's leaders are normally incredibly confident about their economy in public.<p>Second, amid the worry — despite the Chinese economy's visible slowdown and dramatic action over the past month — officials maintained that the economy would continue to grow at 7% …

Donald Trump, accused of cheating at golf, responds that it's a 'terrible thing to say about people, especially me'

Among the three people quoted leveling the allegations was rock musician Alice Cooper.<p>"The worst celebrity golf cheat? I wish I could tell you that. It would be a shocker. I played golf with Donald Trump one time. That's all I'm going to say," Cooper reportedly told Q magazine in 2012.<p>But the …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Do you want to be more successful? Many successful entrepreneurs share similar ideals and routines which play an intrinsic part in their success.<p>If …

Time Management

6 ways to spot cheap leather — even at high-end stores

Poor leather, on the other hand, can pull the wool over your eyes — especially when it's beautifully displayed in an upscale store.<p>Here are a few tricks to help gauge the quality of the next leather item that catches your fancy.<p><b>Real leather will always smell like leather.</b> Fake leather smells like …

The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

10 things you shouldn’t do in Paris (and what to do instead)

Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn.<p>But with expectations running so high, Paris can—yes, it's true—occasionally disappoint.<p>When you …

Greece Agrees to Its Third European Bailout After Marathon Talks

The last round of talks on the Greek debt crisis went through the night on Sunday for 17 grueling hours, but when European leaders finally emerged …

Europe

New York City’s New Hot Spot: Dutch Kills, Long Island City

Call it the summer of Queens. For years, this outer borough has been hailed as the next Brooklyn, and Long Island City its Williamsburg, but this month, one small section of LIC in particular—just north of Queensboro Plaza—has emerged as a new seasonal hot spot: Dutch Kills, an industrial hamlet …

World's Top 10 Cities 2015

Score: 88.178<p>Christians, Jews, and Muslims converge to worship in this 4,000-year-old holy city, and their respective churches, synagogues, and …

Top 10

Yeezy Boost 350 X Nike Roshe Run Custom Sneaker by AMAC Customs

A custom that takes the Yeezy Boost 350 back to its “inspiration.”<p>The Yeezy Boost 350 silhouette has been blasted for being “inspired” by Nike’s uber-popular Roshe Run, and rightfully so. With its similar knitted sock-like upper and Boost/Phylon sole, the shoe does bear some uncanny similarities. …

Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Greece's finance minister has accused his nation's creditors of "terrorism" for trying to "instill fear in people" ahead of a referendum on whether to accept the harsh terms of an international bailout designed to keep Athens in the eurozone.<p>Yanis Varoufakis, in an interview with the Spanish daily</i> …

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ECONOMIST: 'We are watching stock markets, sovereign spreads in Europe, and euro/dollar exchange rate in that order.'

Over at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Chris Rupkey writes that right now, the Greek situation presents "no easy way out."<p>But as we get closer to the opening of markets, Rupkey says he will be watching stocks, European bonds, and the euro. In that order.<p>Here's Rupkey:<p>We are watching stock markets, …

Greek parliament backs PM Tsipras' bailout referendum

The Greek parliament has backed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' call for a referendum on the country's bailout deal with international creditors.<p>The referendum planned for Sunday July 5 was approved by at least 179 deputies out of a total of 300 lawmakers.<p>The creditors have not sought our approval …

BRACE FOR SELL-OFF: Here's how the markets will respond to this weekend's debacle in Greece

That same day, lines that started forming on Saturday as citizens withdrew money from ATMs will develop into heavy bank-deposit withdrawals and accelerated capital flight out of Greece. The government will have no choice but to seriously ponder the imposition of capital controls. It may also need …

Greek parliament approves referendum on bailout terms: assembly

Athens (AFP) - A proposed referendum on the latest offer of a deal made to Greece by its EU-IMF creditors was approved by a majority in the Greek parliament late Saturday night, according to the assembly's count.<p>The referendum planned for Sunday July 5 was approved by at least 179 deputies out of a …

Can a Brilliant, Ambitious Man With A Modest Income be Attractive to Successful Women?

Earlier this week I wrote a post Why High-Earning Women Should Disclose Their Income on Dating Sites explaining how my own dating prospects improved greatly once I clicked the box on my OKCupid profile that disclosed my six-figure income. One of the commenters asked for some very interesting advice …