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The 20 best travel books of all time

2. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

Literature

My middle-age dread

Fortysomething blues? In this extract from her new book, Miranda Sawyer reflects on the existential puzzle of midlife<p>These are the facts. I am in my 40s. I have a job. I am married. We have children and a flat with no garden, and a mortgage and a fridge-freezer and a navy blue estate car. None of …

Middle Age

Big Data for Social Innovation

According to IBM, about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day—enough to fill about 57.5 billion 32 GB iPads daily. Some of these data …

5-day Smoky Mountains Hiking Experience Great Smoky Mountains Inn-based Hiking Tour

Don't see your dates?<br>Call us - we may be able to add them! <b><br>1-800-715-HIKE (4453)</b><p>Trip Itinerary<p>Day 1<p>Shuttle to the Smokies: 1.5-hour drive from …

Your First Step Into The Great Outdoors

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …

After the Panama Canal Zone

In August, 1914, the American steamship Ancon_ _completed the first official trip along the Panama Canal. In the following decades, life for the U.S. officials and military personnel who oversaw the Panama Canal Zone was “a kind of paradise,” said the Madrid-based photographer Matías Costa, who has …

The D.C. area’s best coffee shops

Drag

These days food is probably more fashionable than fashion, art or even riding customised vintage motorbikes. In 2013 no self-respecting man can admit …

Personal Branding for Introverts

I had just finished a talk at a leading technology company when an engineer approached me. “I liked your ideas about personal branding, and I can see how they’d work,” he told me. “But most of them aren’t for me — I’m an introvert. Is there anything I can do?” What he didn’t realize is that (like …

The Bonavita Immersion Dripper Combines the Best of Two Coffee Methods

This new porcelain dripper from Bonavita produces the bold, full-bodied coffee you'd get from a French Press with the convenience and control of …

Apple’s New iPhone 5C and 5S: the Results of Creativity or Innovation?

Every idea, no matter how ingenious or successful, will eventually need to be replaced with a new one. But business leaders, as human beings above all, tend to cling to their existing ideas, beliefs, and other mental models — or what we call <i>boxes</i> — longer than they should. For instance, Henry Ford …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Supreme Court Nominee<p>Cover StoryHow Brett Kavanaugh Will Gut <i>Roe v. Wade</i> Mark Joseph Stern Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee has shown us precisely …

The Best (Nonfiction) Baseball Books...

<b>Baseball's hold on the American</b> imagination may have loosened somewhat in recent decades, thanks to the NFL, NBA, and, uh, NASCAR, but no other sport has inspired the wealth of literature that baseball has. From memoirs and biographies to essays and historical accounts, here are twenty immensely …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

How To Get In The Mood For Sex

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>You're not imagining things, and you're not alone: Women start to notice a fizzling of desire after living with their partner for one to four years, research shows (it can happen to men, too, but women's levels seem to plunge more precipitously). Read on for science-backed rekindling …

Goodbye, Crunches. Hello, Flat Abs!

Exercise is a powerful tool -- but as much as it does a body good, it can also harm. Many people don't realize the exercises they do in pursuit of the perfect six-pack actually widen the waist and can ultimately lead to a pooch. Crunches, sit-ups, and even many pilates moves cause the abdominal …

The Missing Half of the Education Debate

As employers, as citizens, and as parents, executives the world over are increasingly becoming concerned about the education systems, especially post-high school, that are supposed to prepare young people for work and life. The crescendo of concern is shaping public discourse, policy debate, and …