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Long-Term Mini Cooper S Update: Shaking and Rattling – Review

<i>“This thing is a rattletrap.” – Alexander Stoklosa, Online Editor</i><p>Our long-term Mini Cooper S Hardtop is barely 15,000 miles into its stay with us, and already it is beginning to make unpleasant noises. We have yet to get the Mini’s orchestra of loose trim pieces, rattling heat shielding, and …

Roads

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 Manual

Right idea, wrong engine.<p>Care to shift for yourself but resolutely abstain from anything not built by Mercedes-Benz? Your choices, good eccentric sir, are excruciatingly limited. So limited, in fact, that the correct word is “choice,” not “choices.” The 2015 SLK250 is the only U.S.-market vehicle …

Roadsters

Why Tesla's Elon Musk Must Sell 6 Million Electric Cars To Make History

Citing repeated battles with the strong-willed entrepreneur, Frazer resigned in 1948, and the last Frazer vehicle was built in 1951. But the company …

How A Highly Ambitious, Never Satisfied Navy SEAL Found Happiness | Inc.com

As a former Navy SEAL I can assure you that the Navy tries very hard to provide a solid balance between work and personal life. But the simple fact is that in the SEAL teams, the training and deployment tempos are so rigorous that balance isn't a reality.<p>I experienced the same lack of balance in my …

Happiness

Why Workplace Flexibility Attracts and Retains Top Talent (Infographic) | Inc.com

Small and medium-sized businesses report that, when it comes to the workforce management process, their biggest pain point by far is attracting and hiring quality talent. One solution to this tough problem is to offer job candidates something they value immensely--flexible work options. A Cornell …

The wealthy, English-speaking country Starbucks can’t conquer

Starbucks has an absolutely astonishing presence in the United States: an analysis by Quartz this week found that on a trip from Boston to Philadelphia, for example, it’s possible to never be more than 10 miles from one of its stores.<p>The Seattle-based chain also has a large and growing presence in …

Coffee

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

Can an ordinary Joe replace a busted iPhone screen?

The DIY route costs significantly less than hiring a pro. But how hard is it really? And was this intrepid reporter successful?<p>Late last week, my barely 2-month-old iPhone 5S made an unfortunate new friend: the driveway. The dog yanked hard on his leash, the phone went flying, and sure enough: …

Mobile Technology

Sandy Hook killer's father: 'I wish Adam had never been born'

Peter Lanza is still struggling to fathom why his son Adam went on an armed rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012<p>In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls ‘the …

Mind

Patrick Stewart: 'I can store emotions. No experience is ever wasted'

As Patrick Stewart prepares once again to star in X-Men, he talks to Ed Pilkington about new love, success on Broadway, his phenomenal Twitter following and growing old with his best friend Ian McKellen<p>If I were a Trekkie, as opposed to someone who enjoyed <i>Star Trek</i> but was never a true devotee, I …