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How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.<p>She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn't attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family's house, throwing their books into a fire.<p>As a child, …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …

This is the $9,000 bike that cycling's hottest rider just used to win the world championship

On Sunday, 25-year-old Slovakian Peter Sagan won the elite men's race at the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, after putting in a massive attack in the finale of the 160-mile contest. Cycling's hottest rider of the past few years left all his rivals behind after muscling his way …

Have you heard the one about a Nobel Prize–winning economist getting ejected from a United Airlines flight?

When it comes to overbooked flights, no one is safe.<p>Beginning Sunday evening, a video went viral of a man who said he was a doctor, being forcibly …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

How the Rich Got Even Richer

Skyrocketing CEO pay has been much in the news for some time. Sky-high paychecks are identified as one of the principal causes of the explosion in inequality over the past 40 years.<p>The statistics are striking: In 1965, CEOs heading the corporations in the Standard and Poor 500 earned on average 29 …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

Carriers should hate Apple's new iPhone upgrade program

It all started in 2013 with T-Mobile's Uncarrier 1.0 initiative that replaced service contracts with installment plans, and all of the national carriers have now followed suit with installment plans or early upgrade programs of their own.<p>Sprint has targeted iPhone users directly on multiple …

Tons of models and celebrities just returned from Burning Man and are sharing their personal photos

<b>Katy Perry attended Burning Man for the first time this year. "Obvious first time burner alert" she captioned this video of herself trying to ride a Segway:</b><p><b>She probably should have paid closer attention to her dad's lesson:</b><p><b>Perry's final post was a video of "the man" burning to the ground on</b> …

Science says couples in lasting relationships typically wait this long to start having sex

But when is the optimal time to start being sexually intimate in a relationship?<p>Like many relationships, the answer is a little complicated.<p>One of the reasons it's so hard to determine the best time in a relationship to have sex is because there haven't been a ton of studies that address that …

This simple mathematical equation will show you how much time you're really wasting at work

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

Top 10 bike-friendly wine routes

Photograph: Slow Images/Getty Images<p>View over Weissenkirchen.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/24/1437742054745/a70ecac6-ca9d-4b29-b271-712b67e17b3a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Slow Images/Getty Images<p>View over …

Investors are overlooking one thing when they throw money at 'Uber for X' startups

The independent-contractor debate claimed its first victim this week when on-demand-cleaning company Homejoy announced it will be shutting down July 31.<p>It blames the lawsuits it was facing over 1099 workers as the "deciding factor" in the decision, CEO Adora Cheung told Re/code. Homejoy's finances …

These are books Wall Street's smartest people think you should read this summer

We've compiled their suggestions here in a list surprisingly diverse in genre, topic, time period, and style. Together, they form a comprehensive picture of Wall Street's in and outs, and deepen the reader's understanding of forces driving the market.<p>So crack one open. It'll help you get through …

Boulder skier makes historic descent of First Flatiron

(This story was updated March 5 to correct the spelling of Stefan Griebel.)<p>The route professional big-mountain skier Austin Porzak, a Boulder native, …

The 20 most visited cities in the world

Euromonitor International recently released data on the most visited cities by international tourists in 2013, and Asian cities dominated the list.<p>Hong Kong took the top spot, with over 25 million international visitors. Singapore and Bangkok trailed right behind. In fact, 11 of the top 20 cities …

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Spotlight On Award-Winning Filipino Furniture Designer Kenneth Cobonpue

Designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s client list encompasses myriad notables from Queen Sophia of Spain and Queen Rania of Jordan, to Hollywood royals Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (the couple purchased his “Voyage Bed”—featured in Maroon 5’s official music video, “Never Gonna Leave this Bed”—for their son, …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

How A Former HR Exec Lives Large On Rewards Points And How You Can Too

<b>Brian Kelly,</b> 31<br>New York, N.Y.<br>Day Job: X-human resources pro<br>DIY Strategy: Living large on points<p>Brian Kelly joined Morgan Stanley’s human resources department in 2007, just before the economy begn to slide. During his four years at the firm, Kelly got few raises or bonuses, but he found another way …

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TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

As founder and chief shoe giver at TOMS, a retail company with a mission of social entrepreneurship -- Blake Mycoskie launched his company eight years ago intent on giving back. The premise of TOMS was simple: For every purchased pair of shoes another pair would be donated to children in need in 60 …

Deflation Is Going To Cause A Scary New Kind Of Debt Crisis

Here he talks to Merryn Somerset Webb about the next deflationary bust - why it's coming, what it means for you, and how you can survive it.<p><b>Merryn Somerset Webb:</b> Let's start at the beginning. You are a firm believer, as I understand it, in the idea that we live in a deflationary environment and …

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.<p>Bob takes pride in …

Ernst & Young

Bikes, kites and horses: eight fun alternatives to skiing

There’s more than one way to get down a mountain … None of these methods involve skis or a snowboard but, from snowbiking to Yooner (no, us neither), all of them look like loads of fun<p><b>Where to do it: Les Arcs, France</b><br>If you like the thought of getting on skis but baulk at the amount of effort …