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Mad Men, Borgen, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black: Willa Paskin’s top 10 TV shows of 2013.

Assembling a top 10 list is always a bit of a negotiation. How much weight should I give to love, and how much weight should I give to respect? In …

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The World's 50 Best Restaurants

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Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson

It’s rare to find a leader who elevates the experience for employees and customers to such a degree that other brands benchmark against his or her company. I recently had a unique opportunity to spend a day with one such leader, an entrepreneur and billionaire who has built a brand considered the …

Apex Launcher 2.0 arrives to Google Play

One of the great things about Android is that users aren’t under lock-and-key when it comes to customization. There are plenty of tools out there that can help you make the most out of your Android experience, such as launcher apps like Facebook Home.<p>Oh wait… you mean you want a launcher that …

7 Employees You Should Fire Now

It's a crazy competitive world out there--you can't afford to have employees who aren't cutting it.<p>Some months ago, Apple and Microsoft each parted ways with a high-profile senior executives: iOS software chief Scott Forstall and Windows president Steven Sinofsky.<p>The moves were just weeks apart and …

Employment

A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …

Higher Education

Steve Rhode

It’s official, bankruptcy reform in 2005 totally sucked for people with private student loans. Academic research...<p>Most friends, family, and …

Unlike the PS3, Sony isn't expecting to lose money on the PlayStation 4

Back when it launched, Sony's PlayStation 3 was something of a technological marvel for a home console — and it had the price to match. Despite a starting price of $499, Sony still lost money on the console, but it doesn't plan to have the same issue this time around with the PlayStation 4. As …

One hospital charges $8,000 — another, $38,000

Consumers on Wednesday will finally get some answers about one of modern life’s most persistent mysteries: how much medical care actually costs.<p>For the first time, the federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. Until now, these …