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Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

3 Ways to Get Amazing Discounts on Business Class Tickets

You don't need hoards of points to experience the upper echelons of air travel. ✈️<p>Premium class perks — from lie-flat seats to swanky airport lounges …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

A financial planner explains how to prepare your money to weather 5 economic trends

Here are smart ways to manage the five trends that we think are important to you over the next five years.<p>The combination of too much global debt, aging demographics and low energy prices force many countries in the developed world to lower the interest rates they pay on short-term notes.<p>European …

11 Reasons Why I Never Want To Own A House Again

(<b>Author’s note: This article was originally posted on September 27, 2013. I am reposting it here today as part of the dialogue about renting and homeownership that inspired an e-book on the topic, launching today.</b>)<p>When my phone vibrated, I didn’t even have to look. I knew what it meant: the house …

Personal Finance

28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Add these talented guys and gals to your playlists ASAP.

When To Splurge And When To Save On A Family Vacation

<i>Kevin Krejci / Flickr</i><p>For many families, summer offers the perfect opportunity to embark on a memorable vacation. But here's the thing: Family vacations aren't always cheap. This isn't news for anyone who's ever planned a trip but what may be more revealing is exactly how much that getaway can take …

The List: Best of driving schools

Jessi And Patrick Get Schooled At Skip Barber, Team O'Neal, And More In These Episodes Of The List<p>If Jessi and Patrick are going to complete Autoblog's list of 1,001 car things to do before you die, they'll need to put in some time at various driving schools to learn the basics (and beyond). Their …

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

6 Companies that get teamwork right

Effective teamwork in the modern workplace isn’t easy. With remote teams and teammates and growth that is sometimes unprecedented, getting teamwork …

Tax Strategy For College Wipes Out $26,000 A Year In Capital Gains

Many families simply earn too much for their child to qualify for need-based college aid, so they need to shift their focus to what I call tax aid; tax savings that help lower the overall cost of college. With the stock market at all-time highs, parents can combine their investment gains with this …

7 Important Points In Preparing For The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things sounds more like J.J. Abrams’ next sci-fi thriller than a major inflection point in business technology. Which makes the fact that IoT is about to invade the business landscape on a massive scale somewhat ironic—and wholly appropriate.<p>Enterprises have been tossed by some …

Internet of Things

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

The company's pilot plant, which is operated by German startup Sunfire in Dresden, produced its first batches of the "e-diesel" this month. German …

The best science fiction and fantasy novels for April

The epic fantasy genre gets a double treat this month, starting with <b>A Crown for Cold Silver</b> (Orbit, $26), by Alex Marshall. When an obscure village is massacred under mysterious orders, the legendary Cobalt Zosia, who had conquered the king of the Crimson Empire with her Five Villains decades ago, …

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

To maintain a new weight, you have to fight evolution. You have to fight biology. And you have to fight your brain<p>I’ve given you the bad news: diets fail in the long run. Now, let’s try to understand why.<p>In social psychology we often say that if you find that most people behave in the same way, …

Disaster Is Inevitable When The Two Decade-Old Stock Bubble Bursts

Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is actually another wave of the bubble that has existed since the mid-1990s.<p>A …

Stock Markets

How to set up iPhone location-based reminders

The iPhone's native Reminders app is pretty handy, but when you add in its location-based abilities, it becomes an absolute lifesaver.<p>That's because …

Apps

5 Fake-Productive Things You’re Doing That Are A Waste Of Time

You’re not as busy as you think you are. Chances are you’re wasting your time with these behaviors. Here’s how to reclaim your day.<p>Most of us want to squeeze more time out of each day. But once you’ve organized, listed, time-blocked and eliminated distractions, what else is there to do?<p>Plenty, says …

8 Exercises You Can Do on the Treadmill That Aren't Running

See ya never, treadmill boredom.<p>I always thought treadmills were for running. But lately, as I’ve been running on mine and counting the minutes until I can turn off the blasted device, I’ve seen more and more women performing lunges, side shuffles, and other exercises on theirs that are typically …

Workouts

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

Global Warming

Plane tickets from New York to London are about to get insanely cheap

OVER THE PAST DECADE OR SO, budget airlines have been on the rise. The budget airlines have figured out how to make their fares super cheap (hint: it …

Watching porn on OS X Safari isn’t as ‘private’ as you think

If you ask Apple, switching on “Private Browsing” in OS X Safari should keep everything you do online free from prying eyes. Not only does “Private …

Why 'The Look of Silence' and 'The Nightmare' Are More Terrifying Than Most Horror Movies | Movie News | Movies.com

Here's the thing about horror movies -- even the scariest of them have that disconnect from reality. A distressing moment or a jolt can be easily …

The Zombie ‘Veronica Mars’: Creator Rob Thomas on the CW Detective Drama ‘iZombie’

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is back with a new show about a crime-solving heroine—only this one likes to eat brains.<p>After a long, weird, and …

TV

The Horror Genre Might Get Its Own Expendables-Type Movie

With <i>The Expendables</i> franchise, Sylvester Stallone certainly hit on an intriguing concept: throw a bunch of aging action heroes into a movie together …

5 Decisions To Avoid For A Regret-Free Life

Life is short, and time is the one thing we'll never get back. In our minds we understand this, but far too many of us don't live our life this way. …