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Peter Thiel Says That We Should Hunt For Secrets. That's True, But We Also Need To Kill Unicorns.

Peter Thiel loves secrets. In his book, <i>Zero to One</i>, he makes a fervent case that unless you firmly believe that there are still things to discover, you will never achieve much. The most you will be able to accomplish is a small tweak on conventional wisdom and that’s no way to create value.<p>He also …

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 …

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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 fact, Monaco shares many similarities with the country that surrounds it. It's the best of France with an Italian twist. We could never afford to live this five-start lifestyle full-time, but we appreciated that the Monagesque didn't seem at all bothered by our taking it for a test drive.<p>In …

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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 …

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 …

SpaceX

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>

Jeff Bezos

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>What comes to mind when you think of the perfect beach? Do you hear the …

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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 …

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

How can two tickets be cheaper than one? Well, because the first ticket is to an intermediate city and the second ticket is to your final destination. Let's illustrate how this travel hack works using New York as the departure city, Lisbon as the destination and Oslo as the intermediate city.<p><b>Stop!</b> …

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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.

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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 …

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. If you're in the former camp, take note.<p>There are two types of travelers in this world: those who put up with the …

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Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

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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>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 …

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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 …

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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 …

15 Great Stocks For 2015

Trying to outguess the market can make a fool of anyone. Instead of trying to move in and out of the market, a better strategy is to buy quality stocks that you can ideally hold for the longer term. With that in mind, we asked some of our favorite investment advisors for their best ideas for 2015.

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7 Financial Skills Every 20-Year-Old Needs To Know

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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 …

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

One of the things I love most about traveling is that it reminds me just how fundamentally decent and good most people are. And talking to them is crucial to unlocking the genuine and authentic in travel. To be honest, instead of bemoaning the evils of tourism I should really be delighting in the …