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What it's like to stay at the best hotel in Ireland

Dating back to 1228, the castle has luxurious rooms with plush beds and almost every activity guests can imagine, from cycling to lessons at Ireland's oldest falconry school.<p>The hotel ranked 4th on our list of the best hotels in Europe and was our top-ranked hotel in Ireland, in addition to being …

25 apps for digital nomads, corporate escapists and loony adventurers

In the past three years, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt for a stable Wi-Fi connection, but free of fixed working hours.<p>My office can be my bed as well as my favorite local coffee shop. My only tools are a laptop, a …

Apps

'I wish I'd never sold Green & Blacks to Cadbury'

William Kendall, serial brand-builder, laments selling up, and predicts the next boom sectors in food and drink<p>"I regret selling Green & Blacks to Cadbury. It was a mistake. A great shame. I can say that now that Cadbury has pretty much disappeared, bought out by Kraft and now Mondalez. I wish I’d …

5 amazing predictions by futurist Ray Kurzweil that came true — and 4 that haven't

He's so influential that Google (now Alphabet) hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions about the future, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are a few of the predictions he's made about life up to 2015. They're shockingly accurate.<p>And …

Singularity

Everything is Pure Energy, Including You. Change It And You Will Change the World.

<b>Solid matter as we conventionally understand it does not exist in the universe</b>. For all particles are merely vibrations of energy. Even the atoms …

Spirituality

Three wines from 'New' South Africa

<b>Craig Hawkins ‘Z’ Zinfandel, Swartland, South Africa 2014 (£9.95,</b> <b>Vinoteca</b><b>)</b> The wine business is fond of calling a country or region ‘new’ to suggest a break with old ways. Last year everyone was talking about ‘New California’, now it is South Africa’s turn, culminating a couple of weeks ago in ‘New …

South Africa

5 Myths That Are Holding Entrepreneurs Back | Inc.com

I never cease to be fascinated by the myths that people insist on believing, despite all evidence to the contrary.<p>Entrepreneurship comes with its own baggage. Part of that is a mythology that stems from legends, anecdotes, movies and lots of episodes of "Shark Tank" over one cocktail too many. This …

Entrepreneurship

What Makes a Man Realize 'This Is the Person I Want to Marry'

<i>By Scott Christian, Glamour</i><p><i>(Illustration: Samantha Hahn)</i><p>Not all guys love sports, but when it comes to marriage, many of us unknowingly approach it with a sports mentality. If there's one thing we've learned over the years--either from our jock days or watching too many movies that end with the …

Billionaire investor Vinod Khosla gives a disastrous interview at Disrupt and bashes journalist repeatedly on stage

Plant-based food startup Hampton Creek, a crown jewel in the Khosla Ventures portfolio, has been embroiled in a lot of controversy during the past …

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

The Moment F. Scott Fitzgerald Knew He Was a Failure

And how he became the father of the modern personal essay.<p>It was when he washed up that he made his big splash at Esquire. "The Crack-Up" was a confession—of having fallen down, fallen apart, fallen from grace. Yet it wasn't needy or hysterical—the opposite, in fact, its tone strikingly free of …

Literature

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Should Make Your Girlfriend Do Other Than Moan | Nigeria’s Entertainment News, Music, Video, Lifestyle

Sex is an important part of any healthy relationship. We all have a carnal thirst that we very much enjoy quenching. And intense physical attraction …

Relationships

Why You Should Never Work at a Startup

You're graduating or recently graduated. Congratulations. Here comes the future. And life is really going to get interesting. This is true for graduates this year and just about anyone who is just getting started in his or her career.<p>As a graduating senior, you have put time and energy into …

Startup Funding in 5 Stages

Raising money for your startup is never fun, but it might be the only way to get your business off the ground. It is a time-consuming, and often …

Hackers are coming after your most intimate data

Rather than just cashing in on stolen credit card data or social security numbers, cyber criminals are instead trying to steal some of your most personal online data for extortion. Think messages, pictures, even health information.<p>And because people willingly put so much information about …

Exercises Reduce Eyes' Natural Blind Spot

That could be useful for people with some kinds of vision impairment<p>Even if you have normal vision, you have a blind spot in your retina. Usually that doesn’t affect how you perceive the world because your brain fills in the gaps. But now a team of researchers has found that eye exercises can …

Kent State

We’re At The Beginning Of A Venture Capital Revolution

Backers of startups worldwide are looking for the next “disruptive trend” that can overturn industries. Ironically, the venture capital industry has begun to resemble markets that investors themselves are looking to disrupt.<p>Speculation about the “next dot-com bubble” abounds weekly; …

Venture Capital

Quantum Computing: From Theory To Reality

The word <i>quantum</i> often portends New Age mumbo-jumbo, in spite of the fact that quantum mechanics underlies many of today’s most important technologies, including lasers and the semiconductors found in every computer chip.<p>Nevertheless, today quantum computing is becoming a reality. And while it may …

Quantum Computing

Untangling Apache Hadoop YARN, Part 1

<b>In this multipart series, fully explore the tangled ball of thread that is YARN.</b>YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator) is the resource management …

DevOps

The fabulous forties – the perfect age to start a business

With experience, networks and (hopefully) capital accrued, there’s a reason the average first-time entrepreneur is a fortysomething<p>• Read more in our entrepreneurs through the decades series<p>There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question “When is the best time of your life to start a …

Entrepreneurship

What Each Myers-Briggs Type Does When They’re Angry (And What They Should Do Instead)

We all handle anger a little differently. From withdrawing to lashing out to pointing fingers to taking the blame, each Myers-Briggs personality …

Basic overview of Big Data Hadoop

Description<p>Big Data is the new Buzz work connecting the new trends of data analytics. Data management has shifted its focus from an important …

5 Ways to Know If Your New Business Idea Will Really Work | Inc.com

From millennials to small investors, all sorts of people are looking for new business ideas, but not all of them end up founding successful businesses. Startup ideas trend so enormously in social networks and business circles that it’s often impossible for entrepreneurs to resist the urge to start …

Small Business

Startups are cherry picking totally random metrics to show off to would-be investors

These "demo days" as they're called in Silicon Valley launched some of the biggest companies in tech, like Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit, and Twitch.<p>Over the past week, I spent three afternoons listening to startup pitches, back-to-back-to-back, as the latest graduating classes from 500 Startups and Y …

Startups

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy joins …

Fitness

Your Company's Success Depends on Your Sales Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago, I had the impression that selling wasn’t in my DNA. I didn’t understand at the time why I needed to care about sales since I wasn’t responsible for new business. Nor did I think I was good at it.<p>So imagine my surprise when …