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The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their newly formed health-care company

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, the three companies announced …

Health Care

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

Fitness

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

How to use Acorns, the app that helps you easily turn your spare change into an investment portfolio

Cruttenden wanted to make it easy for people, primarily those who were younger, to start investing a little at a time. To do that, Cruttenden built Acorns in a way that distills investing down to a decision of "how much" you want to invest and "how much risk" you want to take.<p>There are two ways you …

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

How one of the most powerful women in finance runs her life

Chances are, you’re not waking up at 5 a.m. to go to work. But Eileen Serra does, as she gets ready for the day as one of the most powerful women in …

cardservices

Tickets to the new Harry Potter play sold out in less than an hour and fans are having a meltdown

In less than an hour, the tickets for preview performances from June 7 to September 18, 2016 were sold out. To add insult to injury, the volume of buyers caused technical difficulties for the online ticketing system, according to the Belfast Telegraph.<p>As these tickets were available to buyers who …

JK Rowling just shocked us all with tons of new details on the next 'Harry Potter' story

JK Rowling has us all right where she wants us.<p>Waiting with baited breath for so long about details on "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has finally paid off with this Facebook post by Rowling herself.<p>The key here: "'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will start where the seventh book left off, …

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

What's Up With the Cheap Airfares and How Long Will They Last?

Travelers, rejoice. Bargain airfares on many routes have become the big story in the domestic airline industry, with the deals likely to continue …

10 Breathtaking Photos from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

Reminding us that the world is beautiful.<p>The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest is now accepting photo entries until November 16 in three categories: people, places, and nature. The grand-prize winner will have their photo published in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, along with $10,000 and a trip …

Award Travel Made Simple

<b>Hey Fellow Traveler, Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Miles!</b><p><i>Congratulations on taking your first step towards free worldwide travel. Based on the</i> …

Credit Cards

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

Travel blogger Sam Huang recently cashed in his Alaska Airlines frequent-flyer miles for a $60,000 trip around the world, and luckily he took plenty of pictures documenting what it was like.<p>"Unlimited Dom Perignon, wild caviar, and a shower spa while flying 40,000 feet in the air — it's no wonder …

How to buy a luxury watch that holds its value

<b>The inherent value:</b>“Can you assign value to the item outside of any marketing or brand recognition? Strip the label off: Is this watch still worth a …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

Amazon's Secret Weapon Is Making Money Like Crazy

Outside of its core retailing business, Amazon has had its share of stumbles. Its tablet has disappointed, its original programming (excepting</i> …

Cloud Computing

One phrase that perfectly captures Amazon’s crazy obsession with numbers

In fact, data crunching is so prevalent across the whole company, it's not hard to find signs that show almost religious obsession over data analysis, according to a former employee.<p>"Managers had signs outside their offices that said, 'In God we trust. The rest, bring me data,'" Guru Hariharan, a …

The raw size of China’s economy is growing at the slowest pace this century—and that’s not even the scary part

China’s 6.9% third-quarter GDP growth was way stronger than pretty much anyone expected. But by another measure of output, growth looks less impressive. In nominal terms, the Chinese economy only expanded 6.2% last quarter, its pokiest pace since 1999.<p>The actual nominal growth rate, which …

Economics

The latest data shows where Amazon might be headed next — and it should terrify UPS and FedEx

According to new data by the e-commerce software maker ChannelAdvisor, Amazon has added 21 new logistics facilities globally over the last 12 months, up 14% from last year, bringing the total to 173 facilities worldwide.<p>Of the 173 facilities, 104 are in the North America region, with the rest …

These 21 cities have the priciest office space on the planet

However, as demand for office space grows - so does the rent.<p>Knight Frank's newly released Skyscrapers Index, part of the Global Cities 2016 report, shows us where on earth the most expensive offices are. The index takes into account how much a square foot of office space costs in a high-rise …

The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s …

These 2 rules will help you avoid the fatal flaws of long-term investing

What's more, the strategy fails to include a safety mechanism - something that ensures investors won't lose <i>all</i> of their money.<p>That means investors are left to their own devices when it comes to managing risk. And a number of studies within the realm of behavioral finance are revealing a troubling …

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

Dashcam captures plane calmly merging with rush hour traffic

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Oh, it was close enough to the airport, wasn't it?<p>And how tidily it slipped into traffic.<p>Still, for one driver pootling in the Orange County, California, rush-hour traffic it was still quite a sight. There …

Orange County

5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …