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How the International Police Dragnet Now Tightens Around Former-Billionaire Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi

With his cherub-like cheeks and his trademark Cheshire Cat grin, former Forbes-List billionaire Nirav Modi bears a welcoming, if preternatural, charm. But lately, the diamond merchant-turned-jewelry designer has been otherwise engaged in what we can describe as a long bout of touch-and-go travel – …

India

10 Hacks For Smelly Litter Boxes That All Cat-Owners Should Know

There are so many wonderful things about owning a cat (or multiple cats). They are the absolute best at cuddling (when they're in the mood, of …

Cleaning

How to Wear a Harrington Jacket - A Stylish Piece of Men's Outerwear

Three of The Best: Harrington Jackets<p>The Original – Baracuta G9<p>Not including the quintessential Harrington jacket: the G9 Baracuta would be remiss. …

How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

And how it might change what cops can do with our smartphones.<p>On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. Undercover FBI officers saw him outside the building and …

Surveillance

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

How To Work With Immature And Unprofessional People

Dear Liz,<p>I learned digital marketing by working for a university alumni office first, and then working for the same university’s B-school recruiting office. They were both great jobs. I left the recruiting marketing job and took a job with a digital marketing agency.<p>That was also a great job. I …

Employment

The Suit Brands Dominating Today’s Sartorial Game

If you're the corporate buck, you live and breathe men's suits. And, if you're the sartorial schmuck, it's likely that a suave suit is essential …

These Are the Best Affordable Places to Shop Stylishly Online

Here's where to spend your dollars on the internet.<p>Online shopping is great—mostly because you can buy new things without having to leave your house, or deal with lines, or interact with any real humans at all. It's also a great place to constantly score deals on well-priced brands that don't have …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Bad Employees Are Bad for Business, but Average Ones Are Even Worse

Hirer beware.<p><i>Why is hiring 'average' employees so dangerous? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Robert Glazer, founder and CEO, Acceleration Partners, on Quora:</b><p>Every leader knows that …

Leadership

Why the universe shouldn't exist at all

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Why is there something, rather than nothing?" could be the oldest and deepest question in all of metaphysics. Long exclusively the province of philosophy, in recent years this question has become one that can be addressed by scientific methods. What's more, a new scientific advance has …

Physics

Introducing Dear HBR:

What should you do when you become the boss? HBR’s new advice podcast Dear HBR: has the answers. In this bonus episode, Dear HBR: co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Harvard Business School professor Alison Wood Brooks, an expert on behavioral insights. They …

Leadership

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Boss

Bad bosses aren’t just a workplace nuisance. A leader’s manipulative, passive-aggressive, credit-taking, and overly critical behavior can lead to workplace bullying, job dissatisfaction, psychological distress, and depression among employees according to a set of recent studies by the University of …

How to Tell an Employee They Didn’t Get a Promotion

It’s no fun to tell employees that they’ve been passed over for a promotion — especially if you value them and their work. What’s the best way to deliver the bad news? What can you say to make sure they don’t lose interest in their jobs or hold grudges against you or the decision makers? Should you …

Hiring the Best People

<b>Patty McCord,</b> Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. Building a team of people that gets amazing work done, she says, requires managers to really know what they need, and for HR to actually understand the workings of the business. She says money should not be …

Employment

Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer

Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.<p>The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has …

What to Look For When Buying an Expensive Suit

<b>Many occasions call for the purchase of a new suit.</b> Perhaps you’ve been invited to a wedding, a christening or maybe you’re looking to sharpen up for …

Exclusive: Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says

Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever. When all 21 million bitcoins are mined by …

Bitcoin

Timely Reads: 10 Best Watch Blogs

For a long time the bulk of the knowledge and discussion surrounding watches both new and old occurred on online forums. These poorly designed (at …

Watches

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

50 books every child should read before their 16th birthday

<b>In honour of one of our favourite days of the year, World Book Day, Sainsburys have created a list of the top 50 books for children – and oh, what a</b> …

Science uncovers the origin of the first light in the Universe

‘Let there be light’ isn’t just biblical. It’s science.<p><i>“By its very nature science knows no boundaries. Walling off any group, for any reason, from</i> …

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

10 Best Menswear Shops New York Has to Offer For Every Stylish Man

Fast moves fast in New York. What may be your favourite boutique one year, could be easily closed the next. Leaving you searching for another …

Menswear

The 50 Best Menswear Shops in America

Discerning Dressing<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>Arbiters of cool — that’s what the menswear shop is …

San Francisco

Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at Uber, recently wrote about her “very, very strange year at Uber,” characterized by a pervasive culture of alleged sexual harassment. The dispatch included disturbing and potentially illegal managerial activities, such as Fowler’s boss telling her …

Human Resources

Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work

More and more companies are embracing the idea that they might have a purpose that goes beyond their balance sheet, one that makes the world a better place in some way. Perhaps you’re proud to count your firm as one of them. But a noble corporate mission can feel quite distant from the realities of …

Leadership

The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media

Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yet, …

There’s a wrong and a right way to talk to your dog, according to science

Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. Research over the last two decades shows dogs really can understand human communication in ways no other species can. But a new study confirms that if you want …

Pets