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Classic car glossary – an A-Z of classic car vocabulary

The language of the classic car world can seem needlessly obtuse at times. Automobiles are complex machines and the vocabulary reflects this, but sometimes the words used to describe older vehicles come across as a strange, exotic dialect. This is an exclusive community by design, but there's …

Classic Cars

Problems swallowing are a big killer, but the treatment can be horrible

Behind your tongue, just a few inches down the back of your throat, lies a dangerous precipice: over one edge it’s a straight shot down your trachea and bronchi and into the lungs, and over the other edge is the esophagus, leading to the acid-filled stomach.<p>If you or anyone you know has ever had …

Medicine

Inside the GM Heritage Collection

THE SHRILL roar, the instant responsiveness of rising-falling revs, echoes around the huge warehouse.<p>Except the shriek is totally wrong: no Pontiac …

Enzo Ferrari

The defining difference between Japanese and American work cultures can be boiled down to a word without a direct English translation

Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan.<p>Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he'd arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo.<p>At a stop along the way, …

Japan

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Leadership

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

No City Needs A Championship As Badly As Philadelphia

The sports fans of Philadelphia are known for their unique brand of bottle-throwing, Santa Claus-attacking, expletive-laced rowdiness. But is this …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Venture Capital

17 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

<b>• Leading others can be challenging at times.</b><p><b>• But there are some subtle signs that you're an exceptional boss.</b><p><b>• It all comes down to your listening skills, empathy, and confidence.</b><p>It's not always easy being in charge.<p>Managing others comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management …

Leadership

Toyota wants to change the world with Mirai, its new hydrogen car

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is manufactured at the company's Tsutsumi plant, a few kilometres south-east of Nagoya, around 100 minutes from …

Electric Vehicles

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

“All-Weather” Tires Explained: Merging All-Seasons and Winter Tires

If you live somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, cold weather is an annual reality. And in places like our home state of Michigan, the beginning of fall often means thinking about getting one’s car (or in our case, our long-term test fleet) ready for snow, i.e., new winter tires. But not …

Weather
Flying Car

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

Electric cars to rule once Oxford introduces 'world-first' zero-emissions zone

With its hallowed halls, lush green lawns and picturesque dreaming spires, few foreigners would think the university city of Oxford is a particularly …

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We'll Soon Be Buying?

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account …

Electric Vehicles

Endlessly Swap Between Porsches for as Little as $2,000 a Month

Porsche Passport is a new subscription service like Cadillac's Book<p>Porsche announced today that it’s launching a new month-to-month subscription service called Porsche Passport, giving members on-demand access to up to 22 different Porsche variants. The program, which launches first in Atlanta, …

'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive …

Business Strategy

We're Going to Need More Lithium

Starting about two years ago, fears of a lithium shortage almost tripled prices for the metal, to more than $20,000 a ton, in just 10 months. The …

Electric Vehicles

Danish math wizards use big data to cut airport waiting time in half – and next they’re doing the same with hospitals

Danish startup Copenhagen Optimization has become the go-to-guys for making airports run more smoothly. Like they did at Genève Aéroport where the average waiting time was reduced by more than 50%.<p>Copenhagen Optimization's co-founders Anders Dohn and Kasper Hounsgaard.Copenhagen Optimization<p>“It’s …

Flying

The Simple Gmail Hack That Can Prevent Your Inbox From Becoming a Mess

Gmail has a well-known hidden feature that helps emails reach your inbox: If you have a dot in your email address, the email service ignores it, …

Cambridge Analytica

Why French kids are more well-behaved, polite, and autonomous than American kids

If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, consider this: According to Druckerman, French parents have social lives and do things like sleep and have sex.<p>Sound interesting? These Crib Notes provide the book's main takeaways and most actionable advice.<p>How French parents talk to infants<p><b>They are</b> …

Child Care

Read the 11 'rules for success' a former Apple employee got on his first day

Huxley Dunsany posted a set of 11 "rules for success" that were attached to the back of his employee badge when he started at Apple in 2004.<p>Check them out:<p>The "JB" referred to on the card is John Brandon, who was a vice president of sales in the US and Pacific for Apple.<p>"He was a great guy in my …

Career Development

11 beautiful views of Vancouver that you don't know about

It’s summer.<p>You want to strap on your sandals, get outside, and see Vancouver in ways like never before…but you’re not sure how. You could spend time …

Western Canada

‘Contract’ brewing boom in Ontario stokes debate over future of craft beer

Craft beer in Ontario is booming – there are an estimated 216 craft breweries in Ontario and roughly 120 more that will open soon.<p>However, this boom has also given rise to a number of craft breweries that aren't actually breweries at all. You won't find their address on any walking brewery tours, …

Beer

Why some car buyers opt to lease instead

Car shoppers are becoming more eager to lease than to buy cars, according to recent data. More than a third of all new-car owners leased rather than bought in 2016.<p>But the statistics don't tell the whole story. Many car shoppers don't set out to lease a new car, but once they run the numbers, …

Here are 7 essential criteria to identify undervalued stocks

<b>WHAT IS VALUE INVESTING?</b><p>Value investing identifies undervalued stocks. The Motley Fool defines value investing in this way:<p>Value investors understand the market often undervalues stocks based on news and events which have little if anything to do with the long-term fundamentals of those stocks. …

Investing