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Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

How To Get The Job Interview

The hardest part of a job search is getting the interview. Once you’re in the door at a job interview, your chances of getting the job rise dramatically. Of course, getting a good job isn’t just a numbers game. You have to have a good sense of what your hiring manager is dealing with — what’s …

Best Falafel in Paris (according to Lenny Kravitz)

Famed rocker and super-lithe culture-straddler Lenny Kravitz wholeheartedly recommends <i>L’As du Fallafel</i>, the roisterous, Israeli-style sit-down falafel stand on the Right Bank. All the best dishes are here, the lamb, the hummus, the sweet-roasted aubergine salad, the delightfully charred chicken …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

Marc Rich

A NEW employee once asked Marc Rich for advice on trading. He expected, perhaps, “Buy low, sell high”, or “Think long-term”. Or perhaps, given Mr …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

Sail away on these superdeluxe superyachts (pictures)

Over the past month, Crave has been daydreaming of crushworthy products from blinged-out phones and tablets to overwrought wristwatches , opulent home theater gear , and supersick supercars . This week, we're checking out yachts we wish we could sail away on. Meet the world's longest privately …

Books I Wish I Had Read Before I Became An Entrepreneur

Seth Godin asks “Can an audiobook change your life?” That’s an easy question for me to answer, because books, in both audio and other formats, have most definitely changed my business and my life. My only regret is that I didn’t find these books sooner. It’s hardly any comfort to know they didn’t …

Why I'm Bullish On Stocks But Sold My Apple

Consider all the blood that’s spurted out of the veins of gold bugs, operators in long Treasuries, emerging markets players and investors in Euroland, Brazil, China and India, even Russia. Central banks may need to sell more gold to shore up balance sheets.<p>What’s more, the blood bath in commodities …

An Adventure for Every State

The Adventure Bucket List<p>We've selected our favorite off-the-beaten-path adventure in each state. Only question is, which will you toss in your bucket first?<p>Alabama: Talladega Days<p>Even if you’re not into motorized sports, go to Talladega. Go because it’s the quickest way to understand southern …

Classic sights in the City of Light

From catacombs and cathedrals to towers and palaces, Paris is home to some of France’s most intriguing locations, both above and below ground.<p>Get to the heart of Paris with a tour of five of its star sights, from the heights of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, and a day trip to the …

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. <i>The article below was</i> …

Dissected: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes christens the latest version of its icon with its very own fragrance.<p>Carbon-fiber missiles with horse or bull badges might attract more attention, but few cars command the respect of an S-class. Mercedes-Benz’s flagship is globally recognized as the unofficial—except in cases where it’s …

2013 Range Rover Supercharged vs. Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

Status Apparatus: A Shopping Suggestion for the Recently Drafted Athlete<p>Congratulations! You’ve just been picked 127th in the NFL/NBA/NHL draft! There’s a jersey and a big, fat contract with your name on it. Now then, how will you spend your newfound fortune and let everyone back home know that you …

How To Win Over Co-Workers And Influence Meetings: Use These 3 Words

A pair of MIT researchers think they’ve cracked the code behind office meetings, where a good idea can succeed or fail based not on the merits of the idea itself, but how you present it.<p>In their new paper, “Learning About Meetings,” Been Kim and Cynthia Rudin note that U.S. managers often spend up …

89 Business Cliches That Will Get Any MBA Promoted And Make Them Totally Useless

** Update: Some people couldn’t stop themselves from opening their kimonos after they read the original list. You really put your thinking caps on. You decided to chime in with some cliche classics of your own. We’re all on the same team here, rowing in the same direction, and it’s not about me, …

57 Rules For Looking Sharp In A Suit

1. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Fit is everything. Even the world's most expensive suit will look bad if it isn't tailored to the contours of your body.<p>2. Some think button-down collars are for casual wear only, but they can work great with dressier looks as well.<p>3. Polka dots are a …

Men's Fashion

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

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