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Bill Gates Says This Book Is 'One of the Most Important' He's Ever Read

Millions of people have tuned in for Swedish physician and statistician Hans Rosling’s TED Talks over the years, and the videos caught the attention …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

How To Fly Cathay Pacific First Class For 27,500 Points Or $591...

Let’s be honest: first class is a celebration. Business class is for productivity and rest, but first class is about living the good life. For a …

More Women Are Exploring Sex Tourism—and I Was One of Them

We met her at one of the quieter bars in Hua Hin, the closest beach city to Bangkok, where women of various ages hung around pool tables in miniskirts and spiky heels, waiting for their next client to choose them. It was Valentine’s Day.<p>With long, black, shiny hair and dark skin, Dao was older and …

Los Angeles

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

The Mediterranean island of Menorca feeds body and soul

A vacation requiring long treks leading to lots of people was not what we had planned.<p>Hidden beaches backed by limestone cliffs, temperate waters and an under-the-radar status (at least for now) were the lures of Menorca, asmall island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.<p>Not that we have …

Balearic Islands

I used to be jealous of other people's wealth and success — here's how I finally got over it

A neighbor will buy something extravagant, like a gorgeous new car, and you look at your older car in the driveway and feel some envy.<p>A relative will get a great job and make more money in a year than you ever have. You'll overhear talk of that person's salary, think about your own salary, and feel …

Self-help

iPhone X launch mania: How I survived my first Apple event

Talk about making a strong first impression.<p>I'm walking uphill along a curvy concrete path to get to the Steve Jobs Theater at the still-unopened Apple Park campus when a smiling employee, wearing a T-shirt with a fluorescent green version of the company's iconic logo, asks me, "How are you doing …

Renovate Your Home Without Wrecking Your Budget

HAVE ALL THOSE HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWS got you thinking about renovating your kitchen, or knocking down some walls and expanding your living room? You’re not alone. In fact, in 2017, homeowners will spend an estimated $317 billion on home improvements and repairs, up 6.7% over last year. Their …

There's Actually a Way to Reverse Diabetes—Here's How You Can Do It

The condition doesn't have to be permanent for everyone, research suggests<p>Can you actually cure type 2 diabetes? Talk to just about any credible source, and it’s typically called a chronic condition—but that may not always be the case, according to a new analysis published in <i>The BMJ</i>.<p>After reviewing …

Six Keys To Becoming A Great Persuader

Most of us have been in a situation where we need to persuade others to accept our position or approach. When this happens to me, I will often ruminate in my mind how the conversation might go. I imagine that my colleague will state their position, to which I will respond with such great power and …

Leadership

Earth - The secret of how diamonds are made

<i>Join over six million BBC Earth fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p><i>If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter called "If You Only Read 5 Things This Week". A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital</i> …

Earth Science

These 2 Warren Buffett Habits Will Make Your Co-Workers Love You

Listen to Warren Buffett speak and you might find another reason to admire him -- he's just plain likable.<p>Warren Buffett is a man many admire for having one of the best investment track records in history. But, as much as the "Oracle of Omaha" may be able to teach you about becoming the next …

Why We Need To Recycle, Reinvent, And Revive The Luxury Goods Market

For consumers around the world, secondhand luxury shopping has always been associated with the most reputable consignment retailers. Names such as Milan​ ​Station,​ ​Brand​ ​Off​ ​Tokyo,​ ​Komehyo,​ ​and​ ​Daikokuya have routinely set the standard when it comes to attracting shoppers to their …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

The importance of audience planning

For data-driven marketers, audience planning represents a universal message: “The customer always comes first.”<p>But in this day and age, it’s …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Ways to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer.<p>In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my …

Swing By Numbers: New Study Unlocks 6 Swing Secrets

GolfTEC tested 30,000 players to find out what makes a great swing great<p>The handicap system does a simple, elegant job of identifying a player's ability. A 20-handicapper, a single-digit golfer, a club champion and a tour player all have different skill levels that lead to different scores. But …

Golf

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

How Much Does It Cost To Fly By Private Jet? Exploring the Options From $59 To $10 Million And Up

The rich are getting richer. Commercial airline service is getting worse as is the airport experience. Yet today, you can at least get a taste of the private aviation experience for as little as $59, albeit on an airplane with seating that more closely resembles the type of regional jet you find …

Flying

Three Ways People Try to Manipulate You

In sales and marketing, politics, and our personal lives, people use logical fallacies to manipulate us. Their tactics can catch us off guard, …

Psychology

Turns Out This Is the Smartest (and Easiest) Way to Score Cheap Flights

Ideally, we'd be able to jet across the world for every long weekend, but in reality, the cost of travel can be a major deterrent. Once you've …

Go deep (and free) on a San Francisco City Guides walking tour

Jun. 14, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>S.F. Bay Area<p><b>Why:</b> Walking is good. History is good. Free is (pardon the grammar) good. Taken together on the rising and falling streets of San Francisco, they're a tourism hat trick.<p><b>What:</b> San Francisco City Guides is a nonprofit group whose volunteers lead walking tours all …

Comparing the cost of new and used cars

Choosing between buying a new or used car may not be as simple as it seems. Find out what matters beyond simple sticker price.<p><i>The material provided</i> …

How To Keep A Calm Company Culture As A Risk Taking Leader

We have this certain love for risk takers. Maybe it’s this notion that they hold some instinct or hidden truth that everything will be alright. Regardless, we have an admiration for those who take the path less traveled, but that can come with a price. And when it comes to working for someone that …

Leadership

How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool -- but it could be far better. Join AppleInsider for an examination of …

Apps

7 Powerful Questions Every Leader Should Ask

How can you unlock your team’s potential with just seven coaching questions?<p>Most people define a good leader as being able to delegate, communicate, and inspire. But what does it mean to be a truly <i>great</i> leader? To earn that title, it takes coaching and teaching your team to become better and more …

10 uncomfortable things that will make you happy and successful

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn't the case. The reality is, …