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20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

National Parks

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Unbelievable inventions by ancient Greeks that remained unexplained until the 20th century

fineartprintsondemand<p>A new museum dedicated to the advanced technological inventions of ancient Greek scientist Archimedes, has just opened up in …

6 Great Online Tools to Help You Meditate

Even the busiest of entrepreneurs have time for meditation, because it takes only a few minutes a day.<p>You don't need to own this season's Lululemon collection or have Buddha figures around your home to enjoy the benefits of practicing meditation. As you may know, there are a lot of misconceptions …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

<b>THE FAMOUS FIVE.</b><p><b>The world's greatest landmark hotels.</b><p>Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.<p>Then there are the …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Land Rover

25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

How architect Clive Wilkinson helped Google ditch cubicles and embrace glass

Architect Clive Wilkinson had to convince Google that cubicles were bad for business. "Cubicles are the worst — like chicken farming," says Wilkinson. "They are humiliating, disenfranchising and isolating."<p>"Cubicles are the worst — like chicken farming."<p>The renowned architect spent a few minutes …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Genius, As A Tot

She learned to read, then for a challenge she taught herself Spanish – at the tender age of 2. Her parents took her to the doctor, where IQ tests put her in the top 2% of test-takers, with an IQ of 160 – the same as Albert Einstein’s. Her doctors told a reporter that her IQ was “off the scale."<p>This …

IQ

27 Shocking Numbers That Reveal the True State of the Union

In tonight’s State of the Union speech, we’re likely to hear a lot about the nation’s continuing recovery from the Great Recession, and about …

5 Best Old-School Ski Resorts

<i>By Christina Valhouli</i><p>There’s something wonderfully comforting about an old-school ski resort. They’re not hip, they’re not cool, and that is …

Skating

The IT triangle strategy for evaluating enterprise tech startups

There have been plenty of blog posts on why enterprise startups are “hot,” but enterprise startups can range from cloud infrastructure companies to …

High unemployment? Blame high home ownership, study says

High levels of home ownership are strongly linked to subsequent rises in unemployment because labor mobility becomes reduced, according to new research.<p>Using data going back to 1950 across all U.S. states except Alaska and Hawaii, Warwick University economics professor Andrew Oswald finds that the …

Home Ownership

Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?

Starbucks, which revolutionized the coffee industry, is now taking on tea. It has opened its first tea bar, and it's creating mixed tea beverages, some even more complex and customized than the coffee beverages we all know.<p>This first store, on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, has minimalist decor: gray …

August 2013

Copywriting 101: The Principles of Irresistible Content

Learn how to take off your marketer hat and transform into a killer copywriter. You can do it. Really.

A 30-Minute Copywriting Course from a Master of the Craft | Rainmaker.FM

John Carlton is a professional copywriter who charges $2,500.00 for his one-on-one consulting calls.<p>In this 30+ minute interview, he decided to lay …

Writing

Here are the signs that China’s Lehman moment is inevitable

Money market rates in China climbed again last week, prompting more worries of a deja vu of June’s cash crunch that spooked global markets. That was when the Shibor—the Shanghai interbank offering rate, which tracks the interest rates banks charge each other—soared, reminding many of the Libor leap …

Finance

Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

Amazon's business is built on three basic concepts: faster delivery, greater selection, and cheaper prices.<p>In service of that, it has built enormous warehouses staffed largely by robots that shuttle around, pulling goods out of bins at remarkable speed. It can take just a matter of minutes to go …

Your Smartphone Smells Like Bacon

If you love the smell of bacon, then you are in luck – your smartphone can start smelling of it without you having to put the phone on the …

Is American Homeownership The Impossible Dream?

Today, Interest.com released its annual look at whether average Americans can actually afford the American dream of home ownership. The answer? Not really.<p>Home affordability is down in all 25 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. “We define home affordability as the ability of a …

The delight of fright

With Halloween fast approaching, many people’s minds will be turning to the macabre. How terrifying will your costume be, what horror films will be on TV, how many zombies, eyeballs and insects can be tastefully incorporated into the décor? As a society we relish the sinister overtones of Halloween …

Go Grab a Broom: Housework As Exercise (with Amounts of Calories Burned)

We all know how important it is for our heath to remain physically active and have a good exercise routine. We also know that when our lives get busy …

Lawn Mowing

Subscribers.com

Chapter one Laying a Solid Foundation<p>To begin, you need to lay a solid foundation by cataloguing your product’s benefits and features and defining …

Customers

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …