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13 inexpensive online classes that can help you land a job

Now, I'll be honest and say that I'm old-fashioned, which is why I prefer using Post-its instead of Apple Calendars, holding a physical book rather than reading with a Kindle, or talking in person rather than through social media.<p>But like everyone else, I've had to adapt to life's changes — and …

Colonial church emerges from falling Mexican reservoir

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leonel Mendoza fishes every day in a reservoir surrounded by forest and mountains in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas. But in …

These 10 Books Can Teach You the Basics of Business

<b>Question:</b> What is one great book to read on the basics of running a business?<p><b>How to Win Friends and Influence People</b><p>“I highly recommend reading <i>How to</i> …

10 Reasons You Are Not a Millionaire Yet

Many people out there desperately <i>want</i> to be millionaires, and why wouldn’t they? While money may not buy happiness it can buy a better, less …

Beautiful Houses: Lake Eildon houseboat

Today we will show you an astonishing houseboat in Victoria, Australia, a project by Pipkorn & Kilpatrick. The design firm completed the interiors of …

Do Sunscreens' Tiny Particles Harm Ocean Life in Big Ways?

Residues from consumer products may stop sea life from developing normally.<p>Tiny particles used in sunscreens and other consumer products may harm marine creatures by disabling the defense mechanisms that protect their embryos, according to a new study.<p>Small amounts of microscopic metals in some …

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.<p>With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation …

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA

You can spend $250,000 to get an MBA or spend a weekend reading these classics. Your choice.<p>Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but …

Airtable Launches Its API And Embedded Databases

Two months after launching its unique organizational tool, Airtable is rolling out two new features that’ll make it easier to share your personal spreadsheet/database hybrids with others in a way they’ll find useful.<p>In addition to sharing direct read or edit access to the relational databases you …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Revealed: the aftershave that turns women on

The actor Steve McQueen was known for wearing Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage, which contains the stimulating chemical Hedione<p>With his ice cool demeanour and smouldering good looks it is no surprise that the actor Steve McQueen was attractive to women.<p>But new research suggests he may have a little …

The Elements of a Good Headline (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Clickbait is ruining the art of headline writing.<p>As a budding young web editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, one of my colleagues and I would compete to see who could get his clever headline printed in the paper version. All that SEO stuff was boring to us. The …

Lost medieval cemetery found under Cambridge University

The mass cemetery contained around about 1,300 burials, including about 400 complete skeletons<p>A lost medieval cemetery discovered under Cambridge University contained graves that had been pre-dug in anticipation of winter deaths, archaeologists have discovered.<p>The huge graveyard was found during …

The Principal And Interest On Debt Myth

There are many ways that you can divide the world into two groups. Men and women, for example—with the former being about 50.2% of the population and the latter 49.8%. Or those that like math and those that don’t—where there are no accurate figures, but I’d hazard a guess at a 10% to 90% split.<p>The …

Revolution Starter Kit Black

Quench your thirst and remain true to your ideals with the <b>Revolution Soda Maker.</b> This environmentally sound <b>do-it-yourself soda making kit</b> allows you to make fizzy refreshments in less than 30 seconds, using water from your own faucet. <b>SodaStream’s</b> first electric-powered design is activated with the …

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How to Build Your Own Political Dynasty: An Instruction Manual

So, you want political power? You can picture your name on elementary schools and highways; you dream of a crowd chanting your name under raining red, white, and blue confetti. In America, this means you have to run a top-notch, cutthroat campaign while also remaining likable to voters. This …

The Road To Hana Is The Shortest, Most Beautiful Road Trip You'll Ever Take

Road trips are virtually non-existent in Hawaii. There are no exciting state lines to cross and you'd never be able to complete a successful round of the license plate game. Nonetheless, we're convinced that we've found a Hawaii drive that packs all of the best things about road-tripping into fewer …

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Maine inn is all yours for $125 and 200-word winning essay

If owning a lakeside bed and breakfast is your dream, here's your chance. For just $125 and a 200-word essay, the Center Lovell Inn in Maine could be all yours.<p>Innkeeper Janice Sage is running an essay contest to select the new owner. It's kind of a tradition. In 1993, Sage became the owner of the …

Mustang-based Rocket super muscle car added to VLF lineup

Remember the Galpin Rocket? The 725-horsepower beast based on the sixth-generation Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang, co-designed by Galpin Auto …

A Data Nerd’s Guide To Winning Texas Hold ‘Em

Know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em.<p>Do you suck at the mental math of Texas Hold ‘Em? Here’s an interactive cheat sheet that you might want to play around with before your next game. Chris Beaumont, a former software engineer at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, has put together a …

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +1.06% BRK.B, +0.69% …

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15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden

<b>Combining common hardware store parts with readily available micro-controllers yields an automated vertical hydroponic garden system for indoors or</b> …

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Astropad

Brian Rood<p>Star Wars Illustrator<p>I swear to you I use Astropad everyday. Instead of always hunching over a computer, I can draw from my couch with my …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>By<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are …

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Every BMW M3 Touring Car champion on one poster

The M3 dominated the World Touring Car Championship between 1987 and 1993. This poster shows off every winning livery.<p>In the late '80s and early '90s, the BMW M3 was the car to beat on the World Touring Car circuit. The hopped-up 3 Series took home a total of 12 championship wins around Europe, …

Ocean Gravity: Spectacular Footage of Freediver Guillaume Nery Flying through Swift Ocean Currents North of Tahiti | Colossal

<p>Filmed late last year by director and underwater cameraman Julie Gautier, this amazing footage shows free diver Guillaume Néry as he’s carried by …