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7 Philosophers You Should Know (And Probably Don't)

There's a Monty Python sketch where German philosophers face off against Greek philosophers in a soccer match. When the whistle blows, they all wander around the field scratching their chins. The announcers excitedly speculate if anyone will ever kick the ball.<p>The sketch is obviously a criticism of …

University of Chicago

Brazil: easy escapes from Rio de Janeiro

For many visitors to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the main draw, as it will be during June and July’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Marvellous and disturbing, it’s a city that demands your energy.<p>If you want to wind down a bit after Rio, however, there’s no need to take another flight within this …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Happiness

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Stunningly Beautiful Sculpted Busts by Gosia

On her first foray into sculpture, Toronto-based artist Gosia created three distinct sculptures from one identical bust. Although there are several unique sculptures in her new work, Gosia has once again made a study of crafting individual characters through small differences or additions.<p>While …

Art

An Alluring Art Deco Bathroom

Smoky mirrors add a touch of mystery.<p>In a Tenafly, New Jersey, bathroom, the Art Deco allure of mirror and marble gets a cool, sleek update. See how designer Nancy Epstein gave the space a Hollywood-inspired glamour that's elegant, not glitzy.

15 Surprising Tips For Standing Out At Work

But when it comes to standing out, we've heard the same advice over and over: take initiative, help others, get involved.<p>It's time to freshen up that list. We uncovered 15 surprising and unconventional strategies you can use to take your reputation from lackluster to brilliant:<p><b>1. Be productive, not</b> …

Time Management

9 Companies That Turned Valentine's Day Into A $17 Billion Industry

This year, the average American is expected to spend $134 on the holiday, up slightly from last year's $131 per person, according to the National Retail Federation. In total, that's an estimated $17.3 billion in annual spending on the day.<p>Many companies, like 1-800 Flowers and Tiffany & Co., will …

New York City

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

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Stressed About Money? 6 Ways to Combat It

<i>by Jane Bianchi</i><p>Whether you’re pulling your hair out because you can’t seem to save enough money for your emergency fund or you’re having a hard time dealing with your significant other’s spending habits, various types of money anxiety can be triggered by what one expert labels as “thinking …

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

Business school was great. I learned about a broad variety of topics I had never been exposed to before—accounting, finance, strategy, and marketing—all of which were very important in starting my own company, Bunndle.<p>But shortly after getting started, I realized there were a few things b-school …