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The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more.<p>Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its …

Apps

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Time Management

Around the World in 50 Books

We collected some the finest literature from around the world, paying close attention to the books and stories that represent “place.” Some of what …

You Have No Free Will

According to neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky, all of our actions can be attributed to our biology.<p>There is no concept more American than "free will"—the idea that we're all gifted (probably by God) with the power to choose a path of success or destruction and bear responsibility for the resulting …

Why 3000+ Word Blog Posts Get More Traffic (A Data Driven Answer)

With decreasing attention spans and everyone using small screens, it makes sense to publish 300 word blog posts, <i>right?</i><p>You may argue – this content …

How to Make a Potato Salad That'll Upstage the Classic

Classic potato salads are fine and good (sometimes even wonderful)—but every once in a while (maybe for the start of barbecue season?), you want a chance to play, create, impress, and use up some of the items in your pantry, too.<p>Behold: <b>our guide for building the potato salad of your dreams!</b> Whether …

Theresa May and Donald Trump to hold talks on trade deal that cuts tariffs and allows workers to move between the US and UK

Theresa May and Donald Trump will this week hold talks over a US-UK trade deal that slashes tariffs and makes it easier for hundreds of thousands of workers to move between the two countries.<p>The Prime Minister will on Friday become the first foreign leader to hold talks with the new President in …

How Millionaires Plan Their Day

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p><b>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People</b><p>I’ve interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

An American airline wins the right to weigh passengers on its Samoan route

ONE of Gulliver’s stranger flying experiences came in 2011, when he was preparing to board a domestic flight from Panama City to the beaches of Bocas …

7 Startups Making Life Easier for Small-Business Owners

Being a small- business owner just became a bit easier with these tools.<p>It takes one to know one--in personal and professional life! If you're a small business owner, depending on a startup to help make your life and job easier is a savvy move. Other small businesses have walked similar paths, know …

Real-World Blueprint for a $5-Million Week

Ramit Sethi is on the short list of people I respect in the world of finance. In a space saturated by gurus who promote one method of investing and …

Business Strategy

The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal-Finance System

I have known Ramit Sethi for several years now, first through PBWiki, which he co-founded, and later as someone I turned to with questions about the …

How It Works: Clinton’s "Reality Distortion Field" Charisma

This is a guest post from Michael Ellsberg, a good friend who’s spent the last several years studying interpersonal persuasion and language (spoken …

Wynd - The smartest air purifier for your personal space

Wynd creates a bubble of clean air around you by removing dust, allergens, smoke, and pollution from your personal space. Since it filters harmful …

Ep. 97: Restaurateur David Chang

Generating Ideas at Apple

The creative process is mythicized in our culture. There is a sense that ideas are flashes of genius that people have, all at once. But many of …

These are the best Michael Jordan golf stories we've ever heard

<i>Editor's note: This post originally ran in honor of Michael Jordan's 53rd birthday. His Airness turned 54 on Friday.</i><p>ESPN recently named Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player ever. OK, so that wasn't exactly breaking news (in fact, they've honored him as such on many occasions), but we're …

Golf

The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed

On Networks, Connections, and Relationships<p><i>By</i> <i>Jeff Goins</i><p>The other week, I was invited to a dinner hosted by a friend. Those attending included people …

World's Best Boutique Hotels 2015

Le Sirenuse is another winner that used to be a family home—and that family still runs the place. The former villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast has …

The one skill I had to get better at quickly in order to be successful

When I started my first business, I was bad at dealing with partners, employees, money, expenses, and negotiation.<p>There's no way to start a business without being bad at those things. People who are good are good because they spent 10 years being bad.<p>Note: You have to love being incompetent in …

Self-improvement

Best tech products of 2015

Virtual reality remains a solitary experience, but with<p>Published:21 December 2015 Caption:CNET staffPhoto:Nate Ralph/CNET

What I Learned During My Day With A Venture Capitalist

Ever wonder about the conversations that go down once a startup secures funding? Our takeaways from a day at Metamorphic Ventures.<p>David Hirsch, like most venture capitalists I’ve met, skews toward the hyperactive. When I met him at the office of his company Metamorphic Ventures, he jumped quickly …

Late Night Sushi with Osakan Locals

Something that can be frustrating if you're living in or travelling around Japan as a non-native speaker is the absence of English or picture menus. …

Balance Work And Life Like Branson: Love What You Do

“Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.”<p>It was a throwaway remark made to me by an entrepreneur during an interview, but its gentle sarcasm is lost when you realise that for a lot of new business owners it reflects reality.<p>It’s also the reason why …

Entrepreneurship

An American Revives the Traditional Turkish Shoe

Traditional handmade slippers are relics of the past. For centuries they were the everyday shoes of people throughout Turkey, India and Morocco. But …

Shoes

How to Survive the Best Party on the Planet: Trinidad Carnival

Trinidad Carnival is two months of "fetting" and "liming." It's as if India’s Holi festival did P90X on steroids. Here's the skinny on this Trini bacchanal and how to survive your comedown.<p>All photos by the author unless otherwise credited.<p>Before I begin, I want to clarify that I didn't go …

Creating Singapore: The life of Lee Kuan Yew

The forthright and farsighted Cambridge-trained lawyer who transformed Singapore from a colonial entrepot in Southeast Asia to one of the world’s most important financial centers has died.<p>Lee Kuan Yew, the city-state’s founding prime minister and one of Asia’s most prominent statesmen, had been in …

Asia