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Opinion: China plays big role in oil’s slide

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — All eyes have been on OPEC after its failure to agree to a production cut triggered the latest dramatic slide in the price …

OPEC move spurs survival of fittest with oil near five-year low

West Texas Intermediate crude steadied after sliding to the lowest level since July 2009 amid speculation that prices have further to drop before OPEC's decision to maintain output slows U.S. shale supply.Benchmark futures in New York and London slumped as much as 3.7 per cent before recouping …

GOLD IS GETTING SMOKED

Gold is getting smoked.<p>On Sunday night, gold was down more than 4% to as low as $1,143 an ounce after voters in Switzerland on Sunday rejected a measure that would have required the Swiss National Bank to increase its gold reserves to 20% of its holdings from 8%.<p>The vote failed by a margin of 78% …

Markets

How Low Can Oil Go?

Six months ago, I wrote a detailed report warning about the bubble in crude oil and why it was likely headed for a bust. That was on June 9th, when light sweet crude oil was trading at $102 per barrel; in less than two weeks, the crude oil bubble reached its peak, and plunged to just $66 today – a …

Lifestyle - Mens Health, Career, and Relationship Advice

Now you can compare what flights actually cost.<p>Valentine's Day is right around the corner.<p>Inspired by daily commutes through New York City.<p>They're selling so fast, a California politician is already trying to ban them.<p>Escape your problems with an island and a bottle of scotch, all to yourself.<p>From …

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7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Yes Men? No Thanks!

It’s nice when people agree, but if everyone thought along the same lines all the time, nothing would ever change. Every company needs …

13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising - Copyblogger

In 1962, Time magazine called David Ogilvy “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry.”<p>In his years as an advertising executive …

Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Kevin Spacey urges TV channels to give control to viewers

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10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

A Monochrome Lego Set To Teach Tomorrow’s Architects

Six cutting-edge design firms have teamed up with the world’s most popular brick-maker to impart the core principles of modern architecture.<p>The first thing you’ll notice about the Lego Architecture Studio is that it’s white. There are no colors, no shades, no pigments, no hues here. It is as white …

Why Does the NCAA Exist?

"The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time," so states the National Collegiate Athletic Association on its official website.<p>The NCAA often likes to harp on tradition and the sanctity of the term "student-athlete," but it …

Before the Beatles crossed Abbey Road.

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

Upside-Down Shower: Ground-Up Design for Decks & Yards

For in-house and off-grid use alike, a traditional top-down shower still probably makes the most sense – in the first case, there is no reason not …

Bottom Up

Tessellating Black Blocks Create Free-Form Furniture

Design your own mathematically inspired free-form furniture with a series of identical lightweight five-sided units that come together in creative …

Furniture

Terminally ill “Simpsons” co-creator to leave entire fortune to charity

A dying Sam Simon takes a big swipe at environmental groups while announcing plans to give away everything<p>Sam Simon, the 58-year-old nine-time Emmy-winning "Simpsons" co-creator who was recently diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, has decided to leave his entire fortune to charity. His …

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

20 Essential Books for Every Advisor's Summer Reading List

Summer is an opportunity to soak up the sun, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the little things in life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t …

PINC Pavilion / Clínica de Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> PINC - Pole for the Creative Industries of Park of Science and Technology, University of Porto - quickly …

Picking Another Fight With States Over Independent Contractors

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Housewife Sangria: My Secret Cocktail for Drinking Responsibly

I love to enjoy an icy cocktail on the beach, more than one, even. But overdoing it is a surefire way to ruin a lovely vacation. When I pour a …

We All Need Friends at Work

Survey after survey shows that employee engagement at work is at an all-time low. One way to help improve engagement at work is to foster friendships. We all know them: the good old fashioned friendships created when we chit-chat, hang-out, joke, and have fun with co-workers.<p>Tony Hsieh, the CEO of …

How to get better at email: What science tells us

Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we should ignore and losing track of those that we should be focusing on. Then there’s the base human instinct to cc: …

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This is the future of web browsing

So long as web developers actually embrace it<p>An article shared on <i>Sidebar</i>today highlights the mind-blowing power of HTML5. Web developer / Mozilla evangelist David Walsh has collated nine demos that use just native web technologies to show how much can be done in your web browser without the need …

Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).<p>What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a …

Architecture

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …