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The Polls Are Open! Which #SISwimSearch Finalist Do You Want to Appear in Next Year's Swimsuit Issue?

For the first time, <i>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit</i> held an open casting call in search of the first member of the 2019 rookie class. Five thousand …

Condé Nast Traveler on Twitter: "Move over, Rome and Florence. These small towns in Italy are jaw-droppingly beautiful https://t.co/gr66qfSvpb… "

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Want to be a founder? Go get a job, says venture capitalist Joe Kraus of GV

Yesterday, at Startup Grind, an event series that’s aimed at new founders and people contemplating becoming entrepreneurs, we sat down with Joe Kraus, a partner for the last eight years with Google’s early-stage investing arm, GV.<p>Kraus, who’d earlier co-founded two companies — Excite and Jotspot — …

How to Increase Sales in 8 Seconds

Let me ask you a question: What's the one thing you can do in the next 12 months that will dramatically impact sales?

Nike is giving FuelBand owners $25 after settling class action suit

Do you own a Nike+ FuelBand? If so, you can claim a little surprise "gift" courtesy of Nike and Apple. The two companies have settled a class action lawsuit and have agreed to pay owners $25 in the form of a Nike gift card. Alternatively, you can opt to receive a check for $15 from Nike.<p>Anyone in …

How to work a room at an important networking event

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Surprising ways to pay for your dream trip abroad

I hear this from my friends and colleagues all the time: They’ve always dreamed of traveling, but actually doing it seems out of reach. With everyday …

Interview Questions: Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorites

<b>Who do you most admire and why?</b><i><br>Michael Yormark<br>President, the Florida Panthers and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment</i><br>“The answer reveals a lot about who …

Black Reporter Mychal Massie’s Summation of Obama: Nero in the White House

The liberal left loves to apply labels to those individuals who embrace the Constitution, are conservative and criticize Obama, Michelle and …

Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

A 15-Foot-Wide House You’d Kill To Live In

Australia’s hottest young architect has transformed a skinny Victorian rowhouse into a dreamy sustainable dwelling. If only every shoebox could feel like a palace.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. …

Jamal Edwards: Amateur film-maker turned multimillionaire

<b>From a teenager on a council estate in west London to self-made multimillionaire, Jamal Edwards hasn't done too badly for himself in a very short space of time.</b><p>Still just 23 years old, the amateur film-maker turned media boss is worth more than £8m, and counts famous entrepreneur Sir Richard …

How U.K. intelligence exploited LinkedIn to spy on a Belgian telecom

The U.K. Government Communications Headquarters—the British equivalent of the National Security Agency—created fake LinkedIn pages to hack into a …

Editor’s Query: Tell us about a time when you freaked out an entire room

<b>When Pop Rocks</b> carbonated candy was popular in the early 1980s, my boyfriend, Eric, decided to spoof my family when he was invited to dinner one evening. The plan was for him to pour candy into my hand under the table, then in his. We’d casually put it in our mouths and watch what my mother (the …

@Gene Weingarten: Will anything sell on eBay?

<i>Gene Weingarten is on vacation. The column originally ran in July 2003.</i><p><b>I love eBay.</b> I particularly love the online flea market for its irrepressible anarchy. For $12 you can get Hermann Scherchen’s classic recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor, or you can get a clock that farts the …

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