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The Five Worst-Dressed Men of the Month: December 2013

Style<p>Whether trying too hard or not at all, these men have broken rule after rule, leading to sartorial ruin<p>Swipe to see the photos

Rights & Freedoms

When Buddhists Go Bad: Photographs by Adam Dean

The following photographs were taken in May and June 2013.Wirathu, the spiritual leader of the 969 Buddhist Nationalist<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Adam Dean—Panos …

How Samsung got big -

On the Greek island of Ikaria, life is sweet… and very, very long. So what is the locals' secret? Gregoris Tsahas has smoked a packet of cigarettes every day for 70 years. He's 100 years old and, aside from appendicitis, has never known a day of illness in his life. High up in the hills of Ikaria, in his favourite cafe, he draws on what must be around his half-millionth fag. I tell him smoking is bad for the health and he gives me an indulgent smile, which suggests he's heard the line before. Photograph: Eirini Vourloumis for the Guardian

Forbes Greatest Hits: The 10 golden rules for living the good life: 1. Examine life, engage life with vengeance; always search for new pleasures and new destines to reach with your mind.

The Most Successful People Take Small, Smart Steps Toward Their Goals

Lives there anyone anywhere old enough to work who has not had an idea for a new company? Who has not said on at least one occassion, “someone could make a fortune if they’d just…”<p>So how come we have so few entrepreneurs?<p>Study the type of ideas on which highly successful growth companies were …

What a waste

IN THE past 35 years, hundreds of millions of Chinese have found productive, if often exhausting, work in the country’s growing cities. This …


Welcome to the new (and fast-growing) ecosystem of mobile business apps

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Praisaeng/Shuterstock<p>Over the last few months, I’ve had several conversations about mobile business applications that …

Gold is nearing a bear market as holdings fall 7.4% in 2013, dropping the precious metal to the lowest price in nearly a year. Has gold lost its glitter? | (Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)