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Bear forced to hand match ball to referee in Russia ahead of World Cup

Shocking footage has emerged from Russia showing a bear being made to hand over the match ball before a game in the third division.<p>This is just the …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Amazon isn't alone in punishing shoppers for too many returns — these are all the companies that track your returns

At least a dozen major retailers are discreetly tracking shoppers' returns and punishing people who are suspected of abusing their return policies.<p>Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Victoria's Secret are among the many retailers engaging in this practice.<p>Many of these companies have hired a …

eCommerce

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

The Best Amsterdam Tips From Our Readers

This week our Hack Your City readers wrote 73 comments with tips on Amsterdam, like where to eat and drink, how to stay safe, how to get around, and …

Travel

Everything you need to know about the $1.8 billion PNB-Nirav Modi fraud

India is currently dealing with what likely is its biggest bank fraud so far.<p>Companies owned by diamond merchants Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are alleged to have swindled Punjab National Bank (PNB) of over Rs11,000 crore ($1.77 billion). Amid speculation and a flurry of reports on the nature and …

Tulip Mania and the War on Science

Here are your longer-form weekend reads.<p>The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:<p>Tulip mania: The classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong (The Conversation)<br>• Should You Dollar-Cost Average? (Flirting …

Fake News

What Apple’s New Office Chairs Reveal About Work In 2018

The Pacific chair by the British firm Barber Osgerby signals how radically our ideals about work have changed in the past three decades.<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive keeps a low profile, but he’s social with a handful of Brits who sit atop the world of industrial design, including Jay Osgerby and Ed …

Jony Ive

How Retailers Use Psychology to Trick Your Brain Into Spending Money

From appealing to the senses to engaging with our subconscious.<p>In the business of shops and selling, times are tough. Retail sales indicate that …

Selling

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country, Mapped

Traveling Europe on a budget can be tough — particularly with the amount of luxury high-end hotels lining the streets. If you’re looking for …

European Travel

Amazon patented a way to tell Alexa to ignore “Alexa”

If you’re watching the Super Bowl next to an Amazon Echo this evening, worry not: Alexa won’t accidentally wake up when a 90-second commercial all about her plays during the game. That’s because Amazon used “acoustic fingerprinting technology” to help Alexa discern between the ad and a command from …

Smart Homes

Photos from inside Apple's new $5 billion headquarters

Apple employees are moving into their new $5 billion headquarters, Apple Park. The building in Apple's Cupertino, California hometown will eventually hold 12,000 employees in a giant ring-shaped building designed to blur the indoors and outdoors.<p>Apple received temporary occupancy permits in …

How to Charge More for Your Products by Enhancing the Perceived Value

Any business selling products knows how important the profit margins are to its success.What if I told you that you could increase those profits …

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Web Design Trends to Try in 2018

You're reading Web Design Trends to Try in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Web Design

You won’t be a great leader until you conquer this fear

Does the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee make you want to call in sick? If so, a fear of confrontation may getting in your way.<p>But you’re not doing anyone a favor by avoiding conflict. When problems go unaddressed or are swept under the rug, everyone suffers—including you. …

Self-help

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

Nine American cities are revolutionizing how data can improve lives

Michael Bloomberg, business magnate and former mayor of New York, is bringing together two of his greatest obsessions: cities and data.<p>Bloomberg Philanthropies, his charitable foundation, named the inaugural group of nine US cities to achieve What Works Cities certification, its standard for …

Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those …

15 Crazy and Surprising Ways People Are Using Blockchain

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are just the beginning of how blockchain can be used for transactions and tracking.<p><i>This article originally published Jan. 25, 2018.</i><p>Hacking and fraud have in some cases become more difficult to prevent and track as people have moved more of their lives online. But …

Elon Musk Just Gave a 1-Sentence Lesson in Accountability (While Explaining How Much He Gets Paid) | Inc.com

Elon Musk is at it again, making bold announcements that can't help but draw attention. This time around, it has to do with his tenure as Tesla's CEO and the unveiling of his astonishing CEO pay package.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reported that Musk ended speculation he might soon hand over the reins as …

Tesla

One Budget, Nine Elections, 1.3 Billion People: India's Big Year

Normally a field of lush green wheat stalks would lift Kishan Singh’s spirits. Yet weak prices mean even a good crop this year may not stop debt …

Fractional Ownership And Blockchain Make Buying Prime Property In India Easier Than Ever

For young Indians, traditional ways of saving money such as low-yield bank bonds and gold are no longer attractive. Instead, the allure of higher returns in a short time period is prompting them to explore investment avenues such as mutual funds and real estate. Specifically, fractional ownership …

Real Estate

India’s Sacred Cow Now Threatens an $83 Billion Dairy Industry

There’s a nursing home on the outskirts of New Delhi that offers free food and lodging, a well-resourced hospital, and 300 attendants to cater to …

Cynical people aren’t realistic—they’re just lazy

Another week, another round of depressing headlines.<p>The year has begun with more political dysfunction, with a three day shutdown of the US government. Yet while the pundits and comedians obsess about the latest twist in the presidential reality show, the opioid public-health crisis continues to …

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

This Is Amazon's Master Plan to Become Profitable

For more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has famously sacrificed profit for growth, persuading Wall Street that Amazon.com Inc. was best served pouring …

Is Amazon Prime still worth it after monthly price hike?

Shopping with Amazon Prime just got pricier.<p>Amazon Prime users will now have to pay nearly 20% more per month for memberships, the company announced …

Research shows “you are not a top performer” is an excellent motivator

Here’s a message from the boss you’d likely remember for a long time, even if it arrived as a routine and private email: “You are not a top performer.” For most conscientious professionals, “You are a top performer” would be memorable, too.<p>Some background: The power of emailed nomenclature such as …