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25 Years Old? Have A Kid Already, Woman!

Photographed by Winnie Au.<p>Certainly, among many 20-somethings — or, at least, the 20-somethings in this office — the "ideal" age to have children is …

What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

Food labels have become battlegrounds. Just last week, voters in Washington state narrowly defeated a measure that would have required food manufacturers to reveal whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients.<p>Supporters of the initiative — and similar proposals in other states — …

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Young Elk Decides He Does Not Like this Photographer

The telephoto lens has certainly helped to mitigate some of the dangers inherent in wildlife photography, but the craft is still widely considered to …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Why do you have eyebrows?

You’ll think twice about plucking your eyebrows when you discover their important role, says Greg Foot.<p>They are one of the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate your feelings to other people whether you’re quizzical or angry. But is that their only …

Communicate

What to do when managing money for mom or dad

Things can change as we get older. Someone who could easily manage their finances may require help from a trusted friend or family member.<p>It’s estimated that 22 million Americans 60 and older have named a power of attorney to make financial decisions for them. Millions of others have …

Personal Finance

How do mirrors actually work?

Why do mirrors flip faces horizontally but not vertically? James May explains, with the help of a very childish prank.<p>A mirror is made from a sheet of glass with reflective material applied to one side. It is like an old fashioned transparency photograph viewed the wrong way around. It doesn't …

Transparency

A New Breed of Financial Advisor Takes Off

Earlier this year, when Charles vonLindenberg was considering his retirement, he was certain he wanted to start his Social Security benefit when he was first eligible — at his current age, 62.<p>Even though he knew he would get a higher amount if he waited until, say, age 70, he had heard that Social …

The Trouble With Target Date Mutual Funds

<i>When saving for college or building a retirement nest egg, many Americans gravitate towards target date mutual funds. These investments automatically rebalance the mix of equities and fixed income, shifting the weight more heavily towards the latter as the date for withdrawing money approaches.</i> …

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many startups Weebly, the website creation and hosting service, was born in a college dorm room. Back in 2006, co-founders David Rusenko, Chris Fanini and Dan Veltri wanted an easy way to display their work on a website. They weren’t …

Entrepreneurship

How To Ask Questions That Uncover Your Company’s Values

Are your personal values engrained in the identity of your entire organization? Let’s find out.<p>Defining your company’s vision is no easy task. How can you possibly condense what you do in your 60-hour weeks with your entire team and the grand vision behind it into a short and sweet sentence? You …

Leadership

How to Maximize Innovation: Nurture Your Body as Well as Your Mind | Inc.com

Thanks to a long tradition of whisky-swilling, garrett-living, chain-smoking poets and artists, in our culture at least, creativity and healthy living aren’t usually thought of as going hand in hand.<p>But according to the latest research, for those of us not born with the temperament of an artistic …

Creativity

Don’t Interrupt Me! How to Engage Customers Without Annoying Them

Are you annoying your customers?<p>Probably so.<p>Inundating your audience with multiple messages at inconvenient times isn’t helpful. Therefore, it’s …

Marketing

What Some Extremely Successful People Were Doing At 25

Some people know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it relentlessly. Others reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries …

Success

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey Shares His 10 Simple Rules Of Life

These simple <i>life rules that Jack Dorsey lives by</i>, may be the reason why his company <i>Twitter</i> has reached a massive 500 Million+ user base over the past …

8 Things Really Efficient People Do | Inc.com

Most everyone would like to be more efficient. Just think, you would spend less time doing the things that you don't enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit. Some people are actually very adept at efficiency. They manage every manageable moment so they have more …

Time Management

'Charbucks' Not A Trademark Violation Despite Starbucks Appeal, Court Rules

By Jonathan Stempel<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks."<p>Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro …

The dark side of diamonds | Latin America

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>"A diamond is forever," claims the marketing - and yes, this precious stone has come to signify eternal, sparkling romance.<p>But diamonds also have a dark side - as a commodity that …

Contemplative Moments Communicated Through Dreamy Portraiture

The number of emerging talent from the ranks of the young guns is certainly making themselves felt in the world of creative photography. 21-year-old …

Photography

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

Cameras

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

Computer Science

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture