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The favorite books of 10 millionaires and billionaires

From entrepreneurs and media tycoons, to international superstars and the president himself, here are 10 books that should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their lives.

Donald Trump

Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom

On day two of Facebook’s F8 conference, Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer showed off designs for two new 360 cameras that the company is going to help push to market. The x24, with 24 cameras, and its little brother the x6, with six cameras, can each capture in six degrees of freedom for more …

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the growing body of evidence that storytelling plays a critical role in effective business presentations.<p>Quantified Communications maintains a large database of written and spoken communication from Fortune 500 executives, TED speakers, political …

Public Speaking

14 apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone

But it could also be so much more than that, if only you have the proper tools in your utility belt.<p>We've put together a list of the most useful apps every modern gentleman should have on his phone.<p>From showing you how to cook to telling you how to survive in the event of a snakebite, these apps …

Apps

How This Coach Built A $500K/Month Business Teaching The Art Of Automated Digital Marketing

The world’s best digital marketers all share one thing in common: the very strategies, processes, and tactics they sell to their clients, they have proven by first building successful businesses themselves.<p>That’s because what makes a great digital marketer is someone who has actually been in the …

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

When I was in my late twenties, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors operated and told me to hope for the best. I returned to Japan, where I was working, and tried to forget about it. The tumors returned a year later, this time in my liver. After a long search, the surgeons found a new …

Flu Vaccine Protects About Half the Time, CDC Says

The current flu vaccine is about so-so — it protects about half of people from infection, health officials said Thursday.<p>That's not as good as last year's formula. but it's better than in some past years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.<p>"Interim influenza vaccine effectiveness …

Public Health

The world's best drone photography – in pictures

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Aerial Photography

The head of the biggest exchange group in the world on Trump, China, and handling $1 quadrillion in trading

<i>Terrence "Terry" Duffy is a popular man.</i><p><i>Upon visiting the CME Group office in New York on January 11 to speak with Duffy, chairman and CEO at the $40 billion exchange group, I had a security guard scope me out. He joked he wasn't going to let me hurt "my Terry."</i><p><i>"Terry is a good man," he said, once</i> …

Markets

6 must-have skills for young web developers

While it can be difficult to develop hard skills from scratch, it’s certainly not as difficult to hone your skills (including those softer skills) to …

Emerging Technology

Hedge funds are making 'extreme' bets on the impact of Trump

Hedge funds are piling into the same bets on the impact of President Donald Trump.<p>There are "extreme market positions in all asset classes," according to Societe Generale. It said the "extreme positioning inevitably raises the question of whether investors have run ahead of themselves."<p>The popular …

Markets

6 in-demand skills you can learn online

However, the advent of sophisticated technology — which propelled the development of many apps, software and social media — has made skills and knowledge easily disseminated and accessible.<p><b>Related: 8 Free Training Tools That Will Help You Excel at Your Job</b><p>There are countless websites readily …

Small Business

8 Apps Everyone with Wanderlust Needs to Download ASAP

The days are short and the world is wide, my friends—there's so much to see out there and seemingly so little time to do it, which is perhaps why …

Apps

What Marketing Trends Your Startup Needs To Know About In 2017

This isn’t your normal post about forecasting trends. Because, well, it doesn’t focus on the forecast. The future is unpredictable. Trends are never guaranteed. So to mitigate our susceptibility to market volatility, we need to plan our marketing strategies around transience. What’s the best way to …

Startups

Millionaire seeks greater share in divorce because he is a 'genius', prompting court to examine the meaning of the word

When Oscar Wilde reputedly told a US customs official that he had nothing to declare but his genius, he was, it is assumed, joking.<p>But genius has become a term used in everyday life to describe everything from hot-housed children to footballers, pop stars and celebrity chefs.<p>Now a panel of judges …

Leonardo Da Vinci

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

Why Cristiano Ronaldo's $1 Billion Nike Deal May Be A Bargain For Sportswear Giant

Nike announced a lifetime deal with global soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo last month. It is only the third lifetime deal for the $31-billion-in-revenue sports giant after LeBron James, who inked his own lifetime pact 12 months ago, and Michael Jordan, who is presumed to have a quasi-lifetime deal as …

How to learn coding for free: A guide for designers

Learning to code can be one of the most daunting tasks a designer can undertake. Code looks complicated, reads like gibberish, feels boring, and …

How Indian Startup Belong Is Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Hire Smarter For Companies

For a long time, hiring in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world) meant candidates would have to be active on job portals and scout through the various jobs listed. It would then be up to the recruiter of a company to go through all the CVs and schedule interviews with potential …

Machine Learning

29 travel hacks that even frequent fliers don't know

Essentially an express lane for the proactive, these programs are pre-approvals from the US Customs and Border Protection that designate you a low-risk traveler. As long as you're not a convicted criminal, you're good to go after little more than some light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.<p>…

Credit Cards

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

CSS

Barclays' new ATMs withdraw money with a tap of your phone

Sure, you can already use your smartphone to pay for things, but soon you'll be able to use a mobile device to withdraw cash at the ATM.<p>Barclays (AGRPY) bank is rolling out a new ATM system in branches across the U.K. that lets Android users take out money with just a tap of the device.<p>The service, …

FinTech

Kanye West - RANTS THEN LEAVES AFTER BARELY 3 SONGS [Live @ Golden 1 Center, Sacramento 11/19/16]

Nike is opening a 55,000-square-foot store of the future in New York City — take a look around

Chief among them are what Nike is calling "immersive experiences." If you ever wanted to do a layup in a pair of Jordans before dropping some cash on them, now you can. Cameras in the store track your movements and progress in these experiences and upload it to the Nike+ app. The store is …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times – but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

Tutorials

America will not be at the heart of a new world order | Fintan O’Toole

The ‘free world’ was built on US military, economic and ideological power. But it is no longer fit to bear that burden – and nor does it want to<p>When it became clear in the early hours of Wednesday that Donald Trump was going to be the next president of the US, Florian Philippot, chief strategist of …

These are the leading credit card processing companies

Credit card processors are mostly responsible for data transmission and security when you use your card at a store or online to make a purchase.<p>There are two types of processors in the payment-card system. Front-end processors route transactions from merchants to the cardholder's bank to gain …

FinTech

How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Here's a little information that Americans have usually been able to ignore.<p>It's about the Electoral College, a uniquely American institution that's been with us from the beginning and that's occasionally given us fits.<p>Typically, the Electoral College meets and does its thing a month or so after …

Electoral College

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

RPGs

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …