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BlaBlaCar Is Building a Global Rideshare Network That's Already Taking Over Europe

It even aims to match riders with similar tendencies to blah blah blah.<p>Call it the 21st-century version of hitchhiking: BlaBlaCar is a peer-to-peer marketplace for open spots in cars across Europe. Unlike American ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft, BlaBlaCar caps the price of the ride based on …

Parents Who Lost 3 Children on MH17 Say Life Is 'Hell Beyond Hell'

SYDNEY — The Western Australian parents of three children, who were killed with their grandfather on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, released a …

Would Carlos Slim's three-day working week actually be workable?

Billionaire's brainwave would see employees work longer hours and fewer days for more years – but would they gain?<p>When the world's second richest person has a brainwave he believes could make everyone better off, the world listens. Earlier this week Carlos Slim, a Mexican telecoms billionaire worth …

9 Books You'd Recommend to Anyone

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>All the books on this week’s list leave you feeling like you’ve been part of a complex, intriguing, memorable world, one that entirely envelops you and leaves you wanting more. There isn’t any more, though, at least not yet: No sequels to these books exist. The next best …

Ask the Headhunter: This manager hires by giving away good job candidates

<b>Nick Corcodilos</b> started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the <b>Ask The Headhunter</b> community over the …

Employment

Winners and losers in the great Chinese rebalancing

NEAR the centre of Sumatra, an Indonesian island once blanketed by forest, a gash in the ground reveals the wealth that lies just beneath its …

Matthew McConaughey Might Be the Greatest Actor of His Generation

And not just for Golden Globe-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club. For one of the most incredible runs an American actor has ever had.<p><i>This piece originally published November 1, 2013</i><p><b>The largest and longest standing ovation</b> at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year went to Matthew …

David Letterman

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

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