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A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Ultra-strong graphene's weak spot could be key to fuel cells

LONDON (Reuters) - In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.<p>The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and …

10 surprising economic trends that rule the world

<i>What’s going on in the world today?</i> It’s hard to keep up. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the caps-lock headlines, subtler, but no less significant, shifts are changing the US economy and reshaping the …

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Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

A Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Machines And Monsters [Infographic]

How does Godzilla compare to an AT-AT walker? Plus, how they stack up to real stuff, like the Sydney Opera House.<p>DeviantART user lexinator117 created this scale-map comparing the sizes of nerd- and pop-culture touchstones. Now we finally know: American Godzilla is lesser creatively <i>and</i> physically …

Watch Me Do Something Impossible In Three Totally Easy Steps

Here's what the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvard did. In 1934, he got himself a pen and paper and drew four cubes, like this.<p>Then he drew some more, like this.<p>And, then — and this is where he got mischievous — he drew one more set, like this.<p>He called this final version "Impossible Triangle of Opus …

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

The Best Places For Guys To Shop

The results are in, and we're ready to reveal where men like to get their apparel and accessories.<p>Nearly 1,000 Business Insider readers took the survey. Not surprisingly, 97% of the respondents were men, most of whom are city dwellers in their twenties.<p>Preferences were split between department …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Mom to the Rescue! | Too Cute!

For the LOL of cats: the purrfect exhibition for internet cat lovers – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:00 pm, January 23, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment<p>Ever wanted to see what goes on in the mind of a crazy cat lady? Well, here’s your chance. …

Game of Thrones Characters as Cats

In “Game of Cats,” Zena Wozniak of <i>GQ magazine</i> humorously compares <i>Game of Thrones</i> characters to cats. See all the comparisons at <i>GQ</i>.<p>Ever notice how …

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Celebrate 420 Day With Cats Who Are Undoubtedly Stoned

Tomorrow is 4/20, which is an exceedingly important holiday for ganja lovers everywhere. 420 Day was established in 1971 as a teachable moment about the wonders of getting so damn stoned you forget you have legs.<p>We’ve already featured incredible stoner dogs, so for this 420 Day let us refer to the …

A Kitten Sees An Optical Illusion, Has Its Adorable Little Mind Blown

Rasmus Baath just made our morning by showing his kitten an optical illusion and posting a video of the ginger moggy’s confused reaction. But can you really blame the cat for reacting this way while looking at the “Rotating Snakes” optical illusion by Akiyoshi Kitaoka?<p>This is not a GIF.<p>It’s taking …