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North Korea Sentences American Matthew Miller to Six Years Hard Labor

World<p>SEOUL - North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the isolated country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under …

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Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

<i>Timeful</i>, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. <i>Timeful</i> aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit …

Plugs face revolution as slimline, foldable Mu grows in popularity

It was when he found a long scratch on the cover of his white MacBook that Min Kyu-choi discovered the problem. What could he do with the plug, which had caused the damage? At a time when laptops, mobile phones and tablets were becoming progressively thinner, it struck the Korean design student …

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Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The IPO Class of 2014

The best year for new stock offerings since the tech bubble is in the books, and industry pros are expecting another strong year in 2014. Returns may not top 30% again, but in terms of activity the outlook is bright as long as the broader market continues to make progress. Visibility into the …

This company wants to build a Klout that’s actually valuable

In two months, a pair of cofounders left their jobs, built a minimum viable product, and launched with two billion-dollar brands. Their goal? To do what Klout failed to do: build a tool to helps brands connect with their most valuable fans.<p>Created by ex-Dwolla business development lead Alexander …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

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Professors Peeved to Learn They Don’t Own What They Teach Online

It took a year for Christopher Nelson to create a course for a new online degree program in philosophy at South Texas College, where he had to …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.<p>Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a …

I don't know what I think

When I was about half way through Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i>, a meticulous and perturbing dissection of the ease with which our capacity for making judgements can be… well, perturbed, it suddenly occurred to me to wonder whether the expert psychologist had been canny enough to write …

Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than You Think

The smart people at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have crunched the numbers and it’s official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room

I used to dread networking events. Then a colleague let me in on his secret strategy.<p>I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking …

Richard Branson: 'Become Part of the Next Entrepreneurial Revolution'

The Virgin Group founder explains the importance of nurturing and learning from young entrepreneurs to make a profit--and a difference.<p><i>This column is the first in an ongoing series, originally published by McKinsey & Company, about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the …

It’s not all about hard hats, honest: life as a female engineer

As Tomorrow's Engineers Week kicks off, Alicia Sanchez Espin explains what it's like to work within an industry with just a six per cent female workforce<p>There were just three of us in my university class: three women out of about 200 students working towards a degree in engineering.<p>As an electrical …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.Here<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could …

12 Challenges Faced By The Fastest-Growing Companies

There’s a common misconception that fast-growing startups have it made: They’ve found a business recipe for success and are on the fast track to making millions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case — high growth equals high uncertainty. Think starting a business from zero is a risk? Try taking a …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …