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Confessions of a Traveler: I Married a Man With No Passport

Opposites attract, but can they travel together? When a longtime travel journalist found her life partner, one key thing was missing.<p>It’s a riff on an age-old love story. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. But here’s the twist: Well-traveled girl later learns her perfect mate has never ventured …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

Grotta Palazzese has drawn praise for its atmosphere and beauty, but some visitors say the food was overpriced and lacked flavor. Traveler readers suggest where spend Valentine's Day instead.<p>Objectively speaking, the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy, is sweeping with romance: Tucked inside a …

24 Trips That Actually Changed People's Lives

The power of a transformative trip.

Empathy

How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in San Diego

Hand-decorated surfboards in the lobby of this downtown hotel remind you that “Hey, this is San Diego.” The Palomar has a number of other distinct …

A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first trillion dollar business, but that still remains to be seen.<p>So far, Luxembourg and the US are the only two countries in the world who have begun to take legal action toward securing property rights for …

RAY DALIO: The 75-year debt supercycle is coming to an end

Dalio is one of the most successful hedge fund managers of all time, founder of the $82 billion (£57.1 billion) Bridgewater Pure Alpha fund.<p>He's worried that one of the fixed constants of economics — the ability of central banks to stimulate economic growth through lowering the cost of debt — is …

Markets

Bill Gates Is Once Again the Richest Person in the World

Trump didn't crack the top 50.<p>A fresh list of the wealthiest people in the world is out, and is it any surprise who claimed the number one spot? Bill …

'BLOOD IN THE WATER' — 90% of the billion-dollar unicorn startups are in trouble

Jim Breyer, the venture capitalist who made a fortune investing early in Facebook, is optimistic about the long-term picture for the technology industry.<p>He's particularly bullish on artificial intelligence, and he says his firm isn't investing in anything that doesn't have a smart data analytics …

Buying this fashion status symbol is 'historically safer' than investing in the stock market

Racked has cited a study from Baghunter that states that over the past 35 years, Hermes Birkin bags have increased in value over 500%. Baghunter says that the handbag increases in value on average 14.2% every year.<p>Baghunter says that Birkin bags have never decreased in value over the years — …

UBS: Give up on stocks this year and buy gold

2015 was a volatile year for the stock markets, and 2016 opened with a near obliteration of Chinese stocks on the first day back.<p>For this reason, equity salesmen Michael Riesner and Marc Müller at UBS told clients in a 39-page equity sales trading commentary document sent via email, entitled …

7 Surprising Tips For Breaking Out Of Procrastination Prison

Okay, let’s be honest here. There’s probably something else you should be doing right now.<p>You should fix that leaky tap, or kick off your Spanish …

Procrastination

Mummified monk in Mongolia 'not dead', say Buddhists

<b>A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.</b><p>Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.<p>Forensic examinations are under way on the remains, found wrapped in cattle …

Hackers on Blackhat: Hollywood finally gets internet right

<b>Director Michael Mann's new film, Blackhat, centres around a convicted hacker who is released from prison to foil the schemes of a villainous rival wreaking havoc around the world.</b><p>Given the recent highly visible lapses in cybersecurity, it's the kind of subject matter that the viewing public might …

Why does the world still need the Mozilla Foundation?

With its Firefox browser rapidly losing share, and its financial ties to Google finished, the Mozilla Foundation finds itself facing the most pivotal moment in its history since its founding more than a decade ago.<p>“We’re utterly confident in our stability and viability going forward,” Mozilla …

Octavia Spencer wins lawsuit against weight-loss company

The Help actor granted almost $1m in settlement for soured endorsement deal, while Michael Keaton wins breach-of-contract lawsuit over directing debut, The Merry Gentleman

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

<i>In the book,</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer tips from an investing expert about</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Spacewatch: The hunt for Philae

The landing of Philae on the nucleus of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko did not go to plan, but it returned a bonanza of valuable data before the loss of its battery power sent it into hibernation.<p>Its controllers remain ecstatic about its success, and even expect that we will hear more from it next …

This 24-year-old high school dropout is tackling a problem every startup hates

Jessica Mah, the founder and CEO of Indinero, was only 11 years old when she started her first business. Having learned how to code in fifth grade, Mah built websites for people and got paid a few thousand dollars a month.<p>That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. …

HOTEL 22: The Dark Side Of Silicon Valley

He settles himself in for what is going to be a long night - taking off his scuffed leather shoes and resting his head against a window opaque with condensation.<p>Jimmy, 47, has had the same routine for the last three years since losing his job as a chef at Microsoft.<p>He gets on the bus at midnight …

32 of the Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Psst ... pick up a few things for yourself while you're at it.<p>Even though you like to joke that he couldn't shop for himself if his life depended on it, you still want to get him something for his birthday, Father's Day, or the holidays that shows how well you know the guy. These smart ideas will …

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Apple set a record by becoming the first company to be valued at $700bn (£446bn). The iPhone maker was already the world’s most valuable business, but in early trading its shares rose nearly 1% to $119.75, giving it a market capitalisation of $701.7bn. This is higher than the GDP of all but the top …

Warm Salads to Carry You Through Winter

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Bulk up your winter salads with warm ingredients to satisfy you on the coldest of days.</i><p>…

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10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

How to Crack the Facebook Algorithm and Grow Your Business | Inc.com

Here Are the Perfect Audiobooks for Your Next Business Flight

Audiobooks.com suggests the best titles to listen to based on how long you'll be in the air.<p>Say you're flying from New York to Miami for a business conference, and you've got three hours to kill. You don't want to take on anything that you can't finish in that time period, but you also don't want …

Before He Built a Lifestyle Brand, Ben Lerer Bussed Tables

The CEO of Thrillist Media Group shares what's not on his résumé--and how an 'unsexy' job got him where he is today.<p><i>Editor's Note: Before they were entrepreneurial stars, these founders were regular people with regular jobs. Here, we look at how those early positions helped form today's</i> …

10 Fastest-Growing, Private African-American-Led Companies of the Inc. 5000 | Inc.com

From IT and staffing to everything in between, check out the top 10 Inc. 5000 companies that are headed up by African Americans.

7 Ways Khan Academy Preps You for the C-Suite

The online education hub just may get you to the corner office.<p>You may have heard about the extensive math and science content on Khan Academy. But what you may not know is that Khan Academy is also home to one of largest, curated learning environments to help you get ahead in your career. Founder …

Angel fund commits $3.5M to immigrant entrepreneurs

Leave it to a pair of entrepreneurs to create a workaround for America's broken immigration policy.<p>With no startup visa available in the U.S., it's all but impossible for foreign entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.<p>Until now.<p>On Wednesday, an angel investment fund called Unshackled launched …

Zuckerberg Answers Big Questions About Facebook, Forced Downloads Of Messenger, And Page Reach

Today at his first public Q&A, Mark Zuckerberg boldly responded to some of the top gripes and questions about his company. Here’s a look at the top questions and a summary of the Facebook CEO’s answers.<p><b>Why were people forced to download the separate Messenger app to chat?</b><p>People were forced to …