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How Vans Became the Shoes Everyone’s Wearing—Again

In the early 2000s, the Southern California brand was irrelevant. Now it’s a $2.3 billion global powerhouse worn by pretty much everyone.<p>Back in 2002, when Rian Pozzebon, who was then a relative unknown in the sneaker community, got the offer to join Vans and help rebuild the brand’s ailing skate …

Shoes

Favorite Books for Six Year Olds

Every year I share my oldest son’s favorite books of the year. Since he is turning 7 this month, it’s time to share a new book list. Here is the list …

Kids

Opinion | Mere decades after its creation, we are killing the weekend

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying<p>At what point do we declare a world without weekends a public interest issue?<p>by Katrina Onstad / Nov.03.2017 / 6:25 AM ET<p>Time to shut down.Anthony Wallace / AFP - Getty Images<p>On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the …

The Workplace

7 Absolute Must-Read Real Estate Books for Beginning Investors

Thirteen years ago I was a brand new real estate investor. I had just graduated from college with a biology degree, and I decided to jump into the …

Real Estate

7 daily habits of rich people that you should copy - MarketWatch

It’s easy to imagine that wealthy people share common traits like living below their means and investing wisely. But as Certified Financial Planner …

Success

What do tree rings sound like when played like a record? It's hauntingly beautiful.

YouTube

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YouTube

These Energizing Yoga Poses Are Like Double Shots of Espresso | The Thirty

When you're brainstorming ways to combat your Monday morning grogginess, the office Keurig is <i>probably</i> the more obvious choice than any kind of …

This Is What It's Like To Find An Apartment In Japan When Your Parents Aren't Japanese

In Japan, landlords have the right to refuse anybody based on nationality and ethnicity.<p>Foreigners face rampant discrimination in Japan’s housing market, where landlords can legally reject prospective tenants on the basis of their citizenship and ethnicity.<p>My parents are both American and I’m a US …

Japan

Why This Old School Activity Is Beneficial to Your Brain

Research keeps showing why it's a good idea to hold on to your pen and paper.<p>In a constantly connected world, it may seem like there is no need to handwrite anything anymore. But despite living in a time where a legitimate summer movie offering is about the inner lives of emoji, it would appear …

Education

Comparing Piano Teaching Methods | Bastien Piano Basics, Suzuki, & More

<i>As you search for local piano teachers, you might notice some teachers listing specific teaching methods on their TakeLessons profile. Here, St.</i> …

Teaching

At-Home Abs — This Is a Workout You Can Do Anywhere

If you want strong and toned abs, you're going to have to work those muscles from all angles. Basic crunches won't do. Here's a five-move workout that fires up your core, carves your waist, and flattens your belly. You can do this workout anywhere since it doesn't require much room and no equipment …

PopSugar

Jane Austen £10 Note Unveiled in Britain

Jane Austen fans rejoice! An image of the beloved author will soon be on the £10 note in England. The Austen note, introduced this week by Bank of …

Literature

6 Instagram Must-Follows for the Bullet Journal Obsessed

If you've caught the bullet journaling bug and now just can't stop hunting for layout inspiration, follow these seven bullet journal-obsessed …

Productivity

How to Make Better To-Do Lists

Use these four simple strategies to make better lists and get more done.<p>It's the most basic time-management tool out there. So, why are most of us doing it wrong?<p>Lists are the most basic time-management tool we have. We all (obsessively) use them. They're supposed to help us prioritize our work and …

Time Management

Visit Croatia’s first underwater winery

If you love wine but trailing round French vineyards or popping over to California Wine Country isn't adventurous enough for you, a trip to Croatia’s …

Europe

Cat Not Eating? 8 Things to Try When Your Cat Won't Eat

My cat, Bella, has been driving me crazy. She’s decided that “I’m not gonna eat that!” is her new favorite game in the world. As food goes, Madame …

Eating

Could the language barrier actually fall within the next 10 years?

Future technology may eliminate the need to learn new languages<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language?<p>In a Wall Street Journal article, …

Here’s Why Your Cat Loves Crawling Into Small Spaces

Sure, your cat might come off like an aloof, self-possessed loner, but he’s also proof that you don’t need to be affectionate to share a bond — and …

Cats

13 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids Who Already Have Everything

Looking for a gift that isn't a toy? Activities and experiences can be the perfect present. Here, clutter-free ideas that will create lasting memories.<p>What do you do when you're invited to a party for a kid who has everything? Or maybe it's your own child's birthday that's coming up—and you're …

The Reason Your Scrambled Eggs Aren't Turning Out Soft and Fluffy

Making scrambled eggs is simple enough: crack eggs in a bowl, whisk and season them, and cook them on the stove. And no matter what you prefer to add to your scrambled eggs, whether that's cheese, whole milk, heavy cream, or just butter, there's one thing that will affect the flavor and consistency …

Brunch

Basic Math to Get Rich By Investing in Stocks

It was a bumpy road, with a lot of pain. How many owners, who didn't understand GAAP or the nature of equity investing, sold after seeing their …

McDonald's

There’s a war over the definition of “milk” between dairy farmers and food startups—and Trump may settle it

What could be simpler than defining a glass of milk? It turns out that it’s not so simple.<p>This week, the Good Food Institute in Washington, DC submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a 59-page petition for the agency to issue a new rule to end the longstanding debate over whether …

7 Jobs That Can’t Be Automated

What are the jobs that can’t be automated? Today automation is making it possible to perform tasks more efficiently and precisely than any human …

Intelligence

Keep It Clean: Litter Box Cleaning Tips That Can't Fail

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our</i> …

After being James, Peter, and William, I decided to stick with my Chinese name

During the recent Lunar New Year, Columbia University students with non-Western names found their name plates ripped off from dormitory doors at several residential halls. The vandalism, which especially targeted East Asian names, stressed out students already alarmed over “the growing climate of …

China

Mondly's VR language-learning app is the closest thing to actual immersion

Experts agree that language learning is best accomplished with full immersion. Most of us, unfortunately, can’t pack up and head to Tokyo for a year to learn Japanese.<p>Mondly, a language-learning app on iOS and Android, thinks VR could help bridge the gap. And today it’s launching an app for Gear VR …

Language Learning

7 Continents of the World: Matching Activity

5<p>It's never too early to start teaching children about world geography. Use this free matching activity to introduce the 7 continents.<p><i>This post</i> …

Kids