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Peter Thiel

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …


Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …


The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …

European Travel

Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History

But not Steve Jobs, the departed King of Apple.<p>That much was made clear at a February 2011 dinner for President Obama organized by John Doerr, the esteemed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist.<p>Before the dinner, Doerr sent Jobs the menu.<p>As Walter Isaacson reports in his sterling biography of Jobs, he …

Silicon Valley

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

21 Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs, including Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel, for their top book recommendation. Here's what they said.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, and Alison Griswold contributed to this article.</i>


10 Mind-Altering Business Books from 2014

By Scott Goodson<p>As founder of ad agency StrawberryFrog, I read a lot of business books to try to keep up with the newest thinking and fresh ideas. Trouble is, many business books just confirm what you knew already. Rare is the title that truly shifts your thinking and opens your mind to new …


The World's Most Secluded Beaches

What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore, feel white sand shifting beneath your feet, maybe there are even a few surfboards or kayaks waiting nearby.<p>Whatever you're ideal sandy spot, we're willing to bet it doesn't include …


Leaked 2013 Email Shows Snapchat CEO's Warning About A Tech Crash And A Brutal Fall For Facebook

The mobile messaging company has already rejected a $3 billion offer from Facebook and is reportedly raising money at a $10 billion valuation.<p>Although Spiegel's comments are 13 months old, the stocks he mention have only continued to rise while the Fed has kept rates low, so there's no reason to …

Internet Marketing

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook May Offer Something Beyond The Like Button (But Sorry, No Dislike Button)

For years, people on Facebook have wanted something more than the Like button to express their feelings about the posts they see on the social network. Despite the clamoring, though, all you see to click on below posts is a thumbs up.<p>That could change before long, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said …

Travel Hack: How to Save Hundreds On Your Flights to Europe by Buying Two Separate Tickets

<b>Stop! Don't book that $1,000 flight to Lisbon before you hear about this travel hack that can save you hundreds on your flights to Europe!</b><p>OK, so you want to go to Europe, but you don't want to spend a lot of money getting there. What can you do? There are a few tips to get good deals on flights: …


The 15 Best Business Books Of 2014

We've collected our favorites of the year — from billionaire Richard Branson's leadership insights to media mogul Arianna Huffington's thoughts on success — which are guaranteed to not only educate but entertain.


Vernazza Is The Most Stunning Cliff Town We've Ever Seen

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment?<p>Welcome to Vernazza.<p>This Italian cliff town has been proclaimed the "loveliest" of the Cinque Terre, those five seaside towns on the northwestern Italian coast that are famous with hikers, who …

Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

Electric Vehicles

20 Ways to Travel Better (PHOTOS)

There are two types of travelers in this world: those who put up with the difficulties and occasional indignities of travel and those who are determined to triumph over them.<p>If you're in the former camp, take note: with so much new technology available at your fingertips--and so many companies …


National Geographic Travel

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …


Astonishing Pictures Of Afghanistan From Before The Wars

Operation Enduring Freedom, the US's over-13-year-old campaign in Afghanistan, is just a few weeks away from ending. The next chapter in Afghanistan's modern history — one that's left all but the most remote corners of the country impacted by decades of conflict — is about to begin.<p>The country …


Civita Di Bagnoregio, The Magical Little Italian Town That's Slowly Eroding Away

Almost two hours from Rome, Civita di Bagnoregio -- Italy's "Jewel on the Hill" -- rises up from the surrounding hills, a majestic sight on the skyline.<p>Though the view is sublime, there's one problem rocking this isolated, ancient town to its core -- bits of Civita are slowly eroding away, and have …

The 20 Best Wines In The World, According To Wine Spectator

In 2014, they reviewed about 18,000 new wines and narrowed their list down to a manageable 100 they deemed the most "thought-provoking."<p>This year, the winner was surprising. Instead of the usual French or California bordeaux or chardonnay, the winning wine was a vintage port from Portugal — highly …

Santa Cruz

Unexpected and Unrepeatable: How to Enjoy a Truly Authentic Travel Experience

By Eoin Bassett, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>These days it's easy to get the sense that there are just no more blanks on the map. And that if there …

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