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12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

14 Apps to Help You Become Way, Way More Stylish

Whether or not you consider yourself a fashionista, you probably know it can be daunting to take on the world of fashion. Today, we’ve rounded up 14 of the best apps and websites to help you take it step-by-step. Plus, it’s almost spring, the perfect time for you to do some self-cleaning to unearth …

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DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

Crafting

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Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …

DIY Leather Pouch

8 Comments<p>What do you give to someone who already has everything? A DIY leather pouch made just by you for all of their little somethings.<p>I'll teach …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Ukraine needs energy supplies from the EU - PM | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will need energy from the European Union to protect it from repercussions of its standoff with Russia, on which it depends for over half its oil and gas supplies, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Saturday.<p>Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (R) meets with …

Ukraine crisis gives new impetus to EU-U.S. trade talks, U.S. says | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia’s annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to substantially deepen their economic ties, Washington’s top trade official said on Saturday, opening the door to U.S. exports of natural gas to Europe.<p>U.S. Trade Representative …

An Animal That Looks like an Acorn Is the Most Trafficked Mammal on Earth

They call this thing a pangolin. You probably haven't heard of him, but this freaky little dude is worth about $100 a pound, making him the most heavily trafficked mammal in the world.<p><i>This story came from Motherboard, our tech website. Read more at Motherboard.tv. Image: Flickr/David Brossard</i><p>If you …

Spectacular views of cities from space: http://f-st.co/pUuS9To (This is Paris)

Meet The 10 Billionaire Tycoons Who Rule Their Countries' Economies

From his perch in a 108,000 square-foot mansion carved into the bluffs overlooking Tbilisi, Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili lords over his homeland.<p>The only billionaire in Georgia, Ivanishvili is worth $5.2 billion, equivalent to 32% of his country’s GDP. He has bankrolled universities, medical …

Three years on from the start of the conflict, who controls what in Syria? More: http://fw.to/idetaId

Generation Y takeover: the issues that matter to us and why

Mission statement<p>We are 10 young journalists. Our skills are a little rough around the edges, but we have new perspectives to offer. We have 10 different backgrounds, have lived in 18 countries (not on gap yahs) and speak 10 languages.<p>Aside from student debt, what do we have in common? We are all …

The Best Leaders Model The Behavior They Want -- A Case Study

What the best leaders understand is that employees spend an inordinate amount of time watching what the boss does. And what I have come to learn is that a boss’ behavior is just as important as what they say.<p>Here’s an example. There is a car dealer who dominates his market. Not only is he number …

Sugar levels in popular food and drink products

As the World Health Organisation prepares to announce new draft guidelines on the daily intake of sugar, here data provided by Action on Sugar, a campaign group, shows the levels of the ingredient in a series of popular products<p><b>Starbucks caramel frappuccino with whipped cream (Tall)</b><br>Contains the …

Top five Generation X anthems

“Slacker my ass! I never had any slack. I was working a $4-an-hour job trying to stay alive. That slacker stuff is for people who have the time to be depressed about everything.”<p>That’s what Beck told Rolling Stone in 1994, when asked about the tag that had followed him since his single, Loser, …

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

17 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Do Great Things

Sometimes, no matter how experienced we are or how much we have accomplished, we all can use a little help to keep going, a bit of motivation if you will.<p>In the face of the inevitable obstacles we are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my friends who run both …

Helvetica: How did one typeface conquer the world?

<b>Mike Parker who helped popularise Helvetica died this week. You won't find a graphic designer who isn't familiar with the typeface (released in 1957 under its original name Neue Haas Grotesk). But Helvetica is one of the most well known typefaces among non-designers, too. Why is that asks graphic</b> …

Mogadishu: evolution of an African capital – in pictures

A new exhibition by Somali-British architect Rashid Ali and British photographer Andrew Cross presents contemporary images of the battle-ravaged Somali capital alongside rare archive images that document Mogadishu under Italian colonial rule<p><i>Mogadishu - Lost Moderns is at the Mosaic Rooms, London</i> …

Being a doctor was once a job with great purpose. Now it's just a business

As a physician, I resent the fact that the divisive healthcare reform debate has made my profession look like it is only a business, essentially a commodity. Growing up in the small hill-resort town of Nainital in northern India, I was the son of the only surgeon in this small town. Solely on his …

How To Speak The Language Of Hiring

Job seekers and hiring managers might be looking for the same things, but research proves they aren’t speaking the same language. We asked professional resume writers for a little lesson in cross-cultural communication.<p>Take two people: the hiring manager and the job applicant. While these two …

13 Things You Should Never Say At Work

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. – Mark Twain<p>Darlene Price, author of <i>Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results</i>, concurs. “Words matter,” she says. “They are a …

America's Gargantuan Share of Global Wealth, in One Map

How does the U.S. economy measure up to the rest of the world? You could find out by poring over a table of GDP figures, or you could get a snap …

How do I renew a French SIM card?

<b>Josette Carter writes</b><br>I have a mobile phone that I bought in France three years ago. The SIM card has expired. It says: “Orange” on it. Can I buy a SIM card online? How will I activate the phone once I get to France? Do I have to be in France and go to an Orange store to buy the SIM card and …

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

10 Money Lies You Can't Afford To Tell Yourself

If you’re turning the big 3-0 this year, give yourself a pat on the back.<p>Odds are you’ve finished a degree or two, your career is finally getting jump-started, and you’ve graduated from boxed Franzia to a much classier bottle of Malbec.<p>But even though you’re all grown up, you might still feel like …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru