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41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Behind the Story: VICE Goes Inside Mecca During Hajj

<b>Story:</b> “Intimate Photos From Inside Mecca During the World’s Largest Gathering” <b><br>Outlet:</b> VICE <b><br>Reporter:</b> Yasin Osman (@yescene)<p><i>Each year, millions of Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca for the Hajj gathering, a requirement said to have been mandated by the prophet Mohammed himself. The pilgrimage is</i> …

Look out Bitcoin, here comes Ethereum

Bitcoin hasn't quite taken off the way many had hoped it would. Perhaps Ethereum will. The digital currency has gained interest from IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Microsoft "as a sort of Bitcoin 2.0," reports the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>Created around 2014 by a 21-year-old college dropout, Russian-Canadian …

Cryptocurrency

Here's where to turn your Strava and Runkeeper routes into gorgeous art prints

There’s a new way to show off your exercise adventures. A new website, Nativah Chaya, has refined the way we immortalize these important moments. …

New York City Marathon

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

Princeton University

Blume dating-app maakt matchen bewust moeilijker

Tinder, Badoo, Down, Lexa: er zijn meer dan genoeg dating-apps te vinden voor de iPhone-gebruiker die op zoek is naar een nieuwe relatie. Toch hebben …

Designing A Happier Office On The Super Cheap

We’re talking Ikea cheap: it’s small tweaks, rather than dramatic transformations, that have the biggest impact on company culture.<p>When Google set up shop in New York City, the Internet was flooded with pictures of its stunning new $1.9 billion space. The world marveled at lounges with deck chairs …

Employment

Mobile Unicorns Multiply To Hit A Quarter Of A Trillion Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Merel is Managing Director of</i> <i>Digi-Capital, which</i> <i>advises mobile internet, games and digital companies in the U.S., China, Japan, South Korea and Europe.</i><p>Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth (in late 2013), there were 38 tech unicorns worth over $130 billion. Mobile Internet has …

Venture Capital

3 predictions for the future of jobs

As participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos contemplate the “new global context”, the emerging global shifts identified by …

How To Tie A Bow Tie

The 8 Most Luxurious Mountain Resorts in America

While away this winter, nestle in these chic rustic escapes.<p><b>1) St. Regis Deer Valley, Utah</b><p>Settled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, this classic resort offers state-of-the-art spa services, heated outdoor pools and hot tubs and an enchanting terrace from which one can watch the sun blaze over …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Philips and Green Sense Farms

Grow lights for bumper crops<p>This year, Green Sense Farms (GSF), a vertical-agriculture project in Indiana, achieved a monumental goal: It outproduced a traditional farm of comparable size for the first time. By using Philips LEDs, indoor farmers can grow all year round—and researchers are working …