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21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

<b>By Jonathan Look, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began traveling the world. I had been living a good life but longed for something more. My passions have always been travel, photography and writing, so I decided to take a …

Happiness

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

10 cool things to do in Kyoto

Shiny golden temples, ultra-calm Zen gardens and scarlet-lipped geisha are all evocative of Japan's old imperial capital. Kyoto is a soothing …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

What Is Strategic Agility?

As I suggested here and here, the subject of Strategic Agility is important because it’s central to the key business issue: how to make money from Agile? If the Agile movement is only about creating great workplaces for software developers (also important!) but doesn’t generate better business …

Innovation

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

World Economic Forum

This Is What Happens In Laser Eye Surgery

I was just having a conversation about laser eye surgery with my family and the debate on whether laser eye surgery is safe or not got heated, to say the least. Aiming lasers at the eye sounds really scary but it is a totally safe procedure. The aim of the procedure is to reshape the cornea of the …

Medicine

The 7 Best Investing Apps For 2018

A new year brings the opportunity to take stock in yourself and make a resolution to become a more educated and informed investor. These are the apps I plan to use most frequently in 2018:<p>(Disclosure: I have no financial stake in any of these companies and receive no compensation for anything in …

Investing

Mapped: How the entire planet's internet is linked by cables under the sea

Beneath the waves of our seas and oceans lie 700,000 miles of cables, tasked with carrying the world’s internet and telephone traffic.<p>About the width of a garden hose, they lie draped across seabeds, linking countries and continents, handling around 99 per cent of global internet activity. Without …

Fairy Tales Are Much Older Than You Think

At least one has been traced back to the Bronze Age.<p>TALES AS OLD AS TIME<p>MODERN TAKES<p>THE SMITH AND THE DEVIL<p>FRIENDS IN LIFE AND DEATH<p>Friends in Life and Death<p>Originated 6,000 years ago<p>2,000 years ago<p>A dead man accepts Don<p>Juan’s invitation to a banquet<p>in exchange for Don Juan’s<p>attendance at …

Literature

Why Leaders Don't Lead And Employee Loyalty Is Dead

In recent decades—especially in the United States—job security, retirement security, and employee loyalty have all declined dramatically. Said another way, companies have completely and utterly abandoned their employees. We are not in this together; we are in this on our own.<p>Along the way, leaders …

Employment

Your Next Presentation Could Bomb If You Don't Ask Your Audience This Question

Most people start their business presentations by jumping right into their slides. They’ve got a slide deck prepared, they know what they want to say, and by gosh they’re not going to let anyone or anything distract them from covering each and every slide.<p>Now, that’s not automatically a terrible …

Public Speaking

These Photos of Airplanes From Above Show Their Birth, Life, and Death

<i>Life Cycles</i> is a new project by photographer Mike Kelley, who documented the creation, use, and destruction of airplanes through top-down photos …

The Golden Age of Entrepreneurs Is Now (And More Lessons From The Reformation)

This year, many of our clients at Vanderbloemen are focused on the little town of Wittenberg, Germany. That’s because this year marks the 500th anniversary of the official beginning of the Protestant Reformation.<p>I have friends from many faith backgrounds, including many Catholic family members. So …

Entrepreneurship

Margaret Thatcher papers: Sex Pistols, bread and keeling over

Papers reveal that in 1987, the then PM was briefed about punk rock and produced a recipe that was ‘just like chewing gum’<p>Margaret Thatcher was briefed by civil servants when she was prime minister that punk was “the most extreme form of ‘pop’ rebellion” and had peaked under the previous Labour …

United Kingdom

The world's 17 most dangerous countries (according to the Foreign Office)

Africa

Alone Together: Photos That Show the Loneliness of Cities During Blue Hour

<i>Alone Together</i> is a photo project by Aristotle Roufanis that looks at the “loneliness of cities during the blue hour.”<p>Roufanis is based in London, …

13 mountains that you should summit before you die

If you are not a well-seasoned mountaineer, preparation, training, research, and determination can still bring many of the world’s mountain peaks …

The Step-By-Step Guide To Quitting Your Job

Years ago a young person would get a job and stay with the same company for twenty or thirty years.<p>That’s very unusual now. Most of us will change jobs ten or even twenty times over the course of our careers.<p>We have to get good at new activities like job-hunting while we’re working full-time. We …

Employment

The rise of the McModern

The creator of McMansion Hell on a new strain of modern houses for the masses<p>From busy rooflines to plastic shutters, mismatched windows to four-car garages, the McMansion has dominated the American suburban residential landscape for almost 40 years without a notable change in aesthetics. Many …

Architecture

Why Don't My Employees Respect Me?

Dear Liz,<p>I took over a new team in February.<p>I wish I could say it’s going well but it’s not. They are shutting me out.<p>I met with each of the seven team members one-on-one. Those meetings were cordial. They were get-to-know-you meetings but none of my employees was especially welcoming.<p>The employees …

Employment

For Poor Filipino Farmers Reliant On Predatory Lending, This Startup Offers An Alternative

For Cropital cofounder Rachel de Villa, her company’s mission is rooted in personal experience. After seeing her grandmother lose her pineapple farm, she became determined to prevent other farmers from losing their livelihoods due to financial hardship.<p>“We had to sell it because we lacked money. …

Forestry

Dealing With The Effects Of Digital Dementia

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets come with a wide variety of features and benefits. The consistent use—and dependence—on those mobile devices may also come with some negative consequences, though. Reliance on devices can lead to issues with memory and cognitive skills dubbed “digital …

Dementia

5 of the World’s Most Mind-Bending Drug Cultures

Deeply rooted in tradition, drug practices in these places are nothing short of a learned art.<p>A strong stigma in the West bullies our idea of drug culture, fueled by perceptions of mind-altering substances, man-made chemical compounds, and destroyed communities. But throughout the world, spiritual …

Native Americans

10 Things Highly Productive People Do on the Weekend

How to use your weekend to create a better week ahead.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends …

Time Management

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

How to shoot urban landscapes during the ‘blue hour’

<b>Award-winning photographer Matt Parry offers tips for getting the best from cityscapes and how to make the most of 'blue hour' light</b><p>Millions of …

Brazilian grilled crab shells

In Brazil, this bar snack (casquinha de siri) is served in scallop or crab shells – real or plastic – but you can just as easily use a ramekin.<p>SERVES<p>Four as a starter<p>INGREDIENTS<p>300-400g fresh white crabmeat (from an 800g-1.2kg cooked brown crab)<br>• 2 slices white bread, crusts removed<br>• 2 tbsp coconut …

Bell Peppers