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Amazing Coffee Shops Around the World

The planet's best places for a pick-me-up.<p>Traveling means jet lag and jet lag means coffee (at least for many of us caffeine addicts). Luckily, you …

Coffee

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Home to 54 countries, Africa has something for everyone. From Algeria's bone-dry Sahara desert to South Africa's iconic urban skylines, the second-largest continent in the world, too, has landscapes as diverse as its animal kingdoms. Still not convinced? These 50 stunning locations should give you …

South Africa

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Alzheimer's Disease

7 mountains that (almost) anyone can climb | Adventure Sports Network

There is a perception that mountain climbing is a dangerous, difficult endeavor that pushes climbers to the very limits of their physical and mental …

Mountaineering

The CEO of $3.8 billion Slack has a smart idea to help people get off work early

It's why one of Slack's internal mantras is "work hard, go home."<p>"The most productive employees from my experience are those who go home at 5:30 p.m. but are hyperfocused at work," Butterfield said at a press gathering on Friday. "People can only think really hard for six to eight hours a day."<p>But …

Startups

How this Family of 4 Traveled the World for $130 a Day

<i>It’s been a long time since we’ve had a blog post on family travel on this website so today, I’m excited to introduce to you Cliff from Live Family</i> …

Asia Travel

Elon Musk reveals his new master plan for Tesla

Elon Musk revealed the second part of the so-called "Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan" on Wednesday night, which the company is calling "Master Plan, …

Tesla

Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a <b>traditional Japanese house</b> while surrounded by <b>rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse</b> on your very own private …

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The Brain

These 5 tech CEOs love AI, even if it could take over the world someday

"2001: A Space Odyssey" came out in 1968, and introduced the world to HAL 9000, a smart computer that ended up being homicidal.<p>Evil artificial intelligence is mostly a product of science fiction so far, but as technology advances, it is starting to seem more and more plausible.<p>Siri is just a …

Artificial Intelligence

11 amazing music videos that will make you want to travel

The video for Justin Bieber’s latest single, Company, is likely to give fans the wanderlust, as it follows the singer on his travels around the world. We round up other music videos that might inspire you to get away.<p>1. I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber<p>The simple yet otherworldly landscape of Iceland, …

Music Videos

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

Should business schools fear McKinsey’s leadership factory?

Companies that move into the WeWork shared office space at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan are renting the usual paraphernalia of start-up land.<p>Rough …

Business School

Village Without Roads Uses Canals to Maneuver Along Its Fairy Tale-Like Landscape

Tucked away in the rural Netherlands is Giethoorn, a picturesque village that’s earned the nickname “Dutch Venice” because it lacks roads or any form of modern transportation. To get around, you travel the old-fashioned way—via canals or on foot across one of its 176 bridges.<p>The peaceful setting, …

Roads

Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Silicon Valley

The Most Compelling Argument for How Tesla Motors Is a Tech Company

Model S center console. Image source: Tesla.<p>Whether or not <b>Tesla Motors</b> technically qualifies as a tech company is a topic of active debate. From a valuation perspective, Tesla certainly benefits from the tech associations, since traditional automakers fetch rather poor valuations in the market. At …

Amazon's new Kindle Oasis has leaked: cool battery case, but not waterproof

It's got a sharp screen and crazy battery life, but won't survive a swim<p>Amazon has a new, top-of-the-line Kindle announcement coming at some point this week, but a Tmall page (that went down while I was writing this story) has spoiled the details before Jeff Bezos' grand reveal. It's called the …

Gear & Gadgets

The world's 20 oldest cities

APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO — 2016

It also sold 74.7 million iPhones — another record. The company could not be in better shape.<p>And yet Apple is a troubled beast:<p>The fear is that Apple is at its peak, and the only way from here is down.<p>Of course, only idiots bet against Apple. The company has a history of confounding its critics by …

Google Play

The long-awaited tech correction is here

But in 2015 the talk peaked, as private company valuations grew to the point where Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of 13-person company Instagram in 2012 now looks cheap, and privately held Uber with no published financial returns and massive losses is supposedly worth more than Ford and GM.<p>On …

Venture Capital

Report: Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

Amazon, the online retailer that killed off so many independent bookshops, is getting ready to launch its own brick-and-mortar book chain. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the CEO of a major mall operator, General Growth Properties, revealed on Tuesday that Amazon intends to launch hundreds of …

eCommerce

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Elon Musk, Amazon Create Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Several technology giants have banded together to invest $1 billion to research artificial intelligence, an increasingly important technology used in …

Artificial Intelligence

The 50 best places to work in 2016, according to employees

It scanned its massive database of employer listings to find the 50 companies with the most satisfied workers, according to employees who submitted ratings and reviews on the site.<p>Reviewers rated their companies on a five-point scale: 1.0 = very dissatisfied, 3.0 = OK, 5.0 = very satisfied.<p>Scroll …

The Workplace

You Won't Make It If You Fake It

The cover of last January's Harvard Business Review featured the subhead, "When it's OK to fake it 'til you make it."<p>"Faking it" is the antithesis of authentic leadership. Following this advice is the most likely path to failure as a leader. You cannot act like a leader until you go through the …

Leadership

'Halal' Tourism Takes Off as Travel Companies Cater to Muslim Faithful

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — A rental company in Orlando, Florida, is offering "halal vacation homes" with curtained pool decks and rooms with prayer mats and copies of the Quran. A British company's app lists gourmet restaurants serving halal meat in London and Dubai, while a Boston-based …

Abu Dhabi

An unlikely spot for 180 bookstores

Tired of an unsatisfying telecomm career, this Tokyo resident stumbled on a simple idea that would turn his passion for books into a new lease on life.<p>With an empty suitcase in tow, Daniel Wiltshire trawled through shelf after shelf of musty second-hand books in the Tokyo suburb of Jimbocho. When …

Books