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The floating Aztec city

Meet the ancient Mexican metropolis. Situated on Lake Texcoco we find the incredible capital city of the Aztec empire; Tenochtitlan.<p>When Spanish conquistadors under the command of Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico in the 16th Century, they encountered the unique indigenous empire of the Aztecs.<p>The …

Aztec Empire

This Cafe in the Philippines Relies on the Honor System for Payment

Can you be trusted to pay for your morning coffee when no one is watching? Put your morals to the test at Honesty Cafe, located in the …

Los Angeles

32 photos that show how obsessed Japan is with minimalism

Minimalism is taking over. Figures like Marie Kondo are becoming famous by spreading the gospel of throwing everything out and keeping just what you need.<p>The movement is most prominent in Japan, where the influence of Zen Buddhism instills a desire for simplicity. There, less is more.<p>There are also …

Minimalism

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Passion Is a Double-Edged Sword: How to Avoid Entrepreneurial Burnout

Being passionate is good, but you know what they say about too much of a good thing<p>Obviously, passion is a must when you are an entrepreneur. The long days, hard work and stress can make even the most diligent person think about giving up. It's the passion that allows us to keep going in the face …

Entrepreneurship

Ginger Lovers Have Got to Try This Japanese Ginger Pork Recipe

Juicy pork with a ginger kick...so easy to make and good for your immune system!<p>One of my favorite ginger recipes is made by my own mama–thin-sliced …

Recipes

Anthony Bourdain's Radical Intimacy

Bourdain saw food and feasts like a moment in the backseat of a car, with something like eagerness and awe simultaneously.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. In his memory, we're running a series of essays about the ways he changed our</i> …

Customer Service

40 of the most underrated travel destinations around the world

1/<p>Bergen, Norway<p>While often overshadowed by Oslo, the Norwegian capital, Bergen — the country's second-largest city — has plenty to offer.<p>From the …

European Travel

The World's Best Entrepreneurs Share 1 Key Personality Trait, Says Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg

Why Sandberg and famed psychologists believe "clear-eyed optimists" will shape the future.<p>In her commencement speech to MIT's graduating class of 2018 on Friday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave one piece of advice that every entrepreneur should consider. She said that technologists who change the …

Sheryl Sandberg

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

In 1883, José Rizal, the future hero and martyr of the Philippine Revolution, was a homesick medical student abroad in Madrid. His longing for bagoong, a paste of seafood salted and left to ferment until it exudes a fathomless funk, grew so great that his worried family in Manila dispatched a jar. …

10 Not-So-Secret Places in Singapore for Your Feed Goals

IMAGE Ida Aldana<p><b>(SPOT.ph)</b> Anyone who’s been to <b>Singapore</b> already has a photo with the stunning electric trees of <b>Gardens by the Bay</b> as the backdrop. If …

Building walls around our research won’t lead to made-in-Canada innovation

<i>Professor Vivek Goel is vice-president, research and innovation at the University of Toronto</i>.<p>When was the last time you travelled outside Canada? Can you remember the last time you had a conversation with someone born elsewhere or felt a personal link to international events?<p>Canadians pride …

Innovation

How To Make Easy Pan-Fried Pork Chops — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Here's how you make a pork chop that can truly rival a great steak at home: Brine it with brown sugar, pan-fry it, and then baste it with butter. If …

Recipes

Most Successful People Share These 4 Qualities

Definitions of success may vary widely, but the qualities needed to achieve it look pretty much the same.<p>Over the last few years, as I've worked to grow my company and made my way to entrepreneurship events and conferences around the world, I've met and worked with tons of entrepreneurs and people …

Self-improvement

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

Recipes

Walmart Quietly Launched the Midcentury-Modern Furniture of Our Dreams

If we had to pinpoint one trend that's reigned supreme for the last five years, it's midcentury modern design. We've spied Arne Jacobsen– and Hans …

Mid-Century modern

The Most Expensive Cities in Europe and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

When it comes to popular European cities, Barcelona, Paris, and Rome grab all the headlines. And while these destinations have the cultural offerings …

European Travel

The Iceland Boom Is Crazy, and This Statistic Proves It

Holy Blue Lagoon! Reykjavik is now the third most popular European destination for American travelers this summer, according to popular travel …

Air Travel

How To Cook Thai Food At Home

Here’s a visual glossary of specialty Thai ingredients for the following recipes.<p><b>Pad Kee Mao</b><p>This dish has the nickname “drunken noodles” because it’s …

Thai Food

Tomorrow's cities: Google's Toronto city built 'from the internet up'

<b>On Toronto's Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs - a firm owned by Google's parent Alphabet.</b><p>It hopes the project will become a model for 21st-Century urbanism.<p>But the deal has been controversial, representing one of biggest ever tie-ups between a city and a large …

Smart Cities

Here’s How the ‘World’s Smallest Shoe Factory’ Produces Custom Shoes in Six Minutes

All good things do come in small packages, just look to Keen’s footwear-producing robot, or Uneekbot — a fun-size manufacturing marvel that assembles …

Golden State Warriors

16 Simple Summer Outfits You Can Wear on Repeat

While we certainly appreciate the makings of a complex, multi-piece look, sometimes we'd prefer a throw-on-and-go ensemble, especially come …

Clothing

Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Pedagogy

12 Best Places In Italy That Every Foodie Has To Visit (And Why)

There are literally hundreds (perhaps even thousands? 😃😋) of amazing spots dotted all across Italy and as such, there’s no shortage of some of the …

Italy

New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Says Employers Are Failing to Help Young People Develop 4 Crucial Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

Mark Twain

Vintage shots of French Stars frolicking in Saint-Tropez

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p><b>The 60s through the 80s were a golden age of Riviera mainstay Saint-Tropez. Romy Schneider and Alain Delon breaking bread at the</b> …

France

15 Countries That Existed 100 Years Ago but Don’t Anymore

From the collapse ancient empires to the renaming of exotic places, the map of the world looks very different now than it did a century ago.<p>A hundred …

The 50 Organizing Tips You’ll Regret You Didn’t Know Sooner

Take care of nagging clutter with these amazing organizing tips<p>Keep seven years' worth of business-related backup documents to support your tax …

Storage Ideas

Toronto’s top diners: Where the atmosphere and comfort food can’t be beat

Who doesn’t love a good old diner?Toronto is bursting with so many, it’s hard to boil it down to the 10 best.But we tried. Let us know if we left …

Amazing Little Italian Villages You Need To Visit

<b>Vernazza</b><p>Vernazza is perhaps the most beautiful of all the Cinque Terre’s villages. In Vernazza there are two beaches, about which you can read in the …