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Is This Store the Best-Kept Secret in Fashion?

NASHVILLE — The novelist Ann Patchett, who lives in this city, has said that she brings out-of-town visitors to two places: the Parthenon, the replica of the ancient Greek structure in Centennial Park, and United Apparel Liquidators, or U.A.L. as devotees know it. Both are temples of a sort.<p>The …

Oscar de la Renta

The State Of Location Intelligence Analytics & BI, 2017

• Research & Development (R&D) and executive management are two functions that place the greatest importance on location intelligence analytics and business intelligence (BI).<br>• Energy and transportation industries place the most significant emphasis on location intelligence analytics and BI today.<br>• 63% …

How Spotify Balances Employee Autonomy and Accountability

Autonomy may be the single most important element for creating engagement in a company. How can anyone feel engaged, let alone inspired, if she feels that some supervisor is always looking over her shoulder? But autonomy is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it spurs creativity and involvement. …

The Teenagers Pushing Israel to the Right

How one group of settlers became a potent political force—even though some are too young to vote<p>“Come as fast as you can,” wrote Yair Greenberg, 18, and his brother Yotam, 17, in a text message to their friends on February 1. The police had just arrived to evacuate Amona, the unauthorized …

Israel

Finally, Evidence That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Companies deliver superior results when executives manage for long-term value creation and resist pressure from analysts and investors to focus excessively on meeting Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations. This has long seemed intuitively true to us. We’ve seen companies such as Unilever, …

Related Maps

The Financial District is one of the most historic neighborhoods of San Francisco. The infamous Barbary Coast ran right through it the late 1800s and early 1900s, and that history has left an exciting maze of small alley ways and main thoroughfares, full of gems for eating and drinking.<p>Today, it …

San Francisco

9 Reasons Bilbao, Spain, Should Be at the Top of Your Must-Visit List

In coastal Northern Spain, otherwise known as Basque Country, San Sebastián and Guernica may be considered the most popular destinations. But hiding slightly inland and roughly an hour’s drive from the former is Bilbao.<p>A city of contrasts, Bilbao has the unexpected duality of things to do, see, and …

Alice In Wonderland

30 photos that show why Hokkaidō, Japan, was just named the best destination in Asia by Lonely Planet

The second largest, yet least-developed of Japan's main islands, Hokkaidō beat out more well-known destinations like Tokyo, Bangkok, or Beijing.<p>Snow-capped mountains for skiers and snowboarders, as well as hot springs, volcanoes, and cherry blossoms, make Hokkaidō a hotspot for visitors …

Retiring To Mexico: The World's Best Beach City

In 1963, Elizabeth Taylor followed Richard Burton to a sleepy little port on Mexico's west coast where he was starring, along with Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, in a John Huston-directed film called <i>Night of the Iguana</i>.<p>For his movie set, John Huston chose Mismaloya, a small village just south of …

15 Reasons We Should All Move To New Zealand If Donald Trump Becomes President

This place is truly magical. ✨<p>If there was ever a time to move to New Zealand, then November might be it. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joked about moving to the island nation if Donald Trump is elected president. We have to say ― that’s not a bad idea.<p>New Zealand is …

Best Places to Go Thrifting on L.A.'s Eastside

There’s a substantial amount of polite confusion in L.A. about the difference between “thrift shops” and “vintage shops.” And no one — not even the …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

When Being Human Got His Goat, This Designer Became One

Not long after publishing his first book, London designer Thomas Thwaites found himself with no real job and in relationship trouble. His book, <i>The Toaster Project</i> — about his attempt to build a toaster from scratch — was a huge success, but he found the whole business of being a celebrity thinker a …

Tips for Setting Up Your Own Home Portrait Studio

Your studio is not only your place of work, it’s your <i>zon</i>e—the place where you can be yourself. It’s a place where nothing distracts you, leaving you …

15 of the Best Places to Drink in Los Angeles

The Offbeat<p>Timothy Norris<p><b>Best New Neighborhood Bar: The Offbeat</b><br>It's just like the clichés say — when a neighborhood gentrifies, things get all …

10 Destructive Habits To Avoid While Running A Business

<i>“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey</i><p>When I turned the last page of Kevin Kruse’s new book “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management”, I was inspired. My mind kept coming back to the notes I made on the pages of the book and the changes I was …

Time Management

Five Things Your Resume Says About You - Instantly

People are always talking about how long a recruiter or HR person is likely to look at your resume.<p>Job-seekers understandably want to know ”How long does my resume have to make an impression?” Some people say “Ten seconds” or “six seconds” or maybe “Twenty seconds.”<p>Let’s be real. Everyone has some …

Employment

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

These are the 25 best cities for finding a job

A new Glassdoor study ranked America’s 50 biggest cities and come up with the best 25 for workers.<p>The formula weights each city’s housing …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

adidas Originals Select Collection "Weave"

Evolved from the popular ZX Flux design comes the new adidas Originals Select Collection “Weave” in<p>Evolved from the popular ZX Flux design comes the new adidas Originals Select Collection “Weave” in two neutral colors of black and mustard yellow. A more simplistic approach is taken as the shoe …

Slittens: Kittens And Sloths Together At Last

The genius mad scientist behind the SLITTENS Tumblr has managed to tap into an artery of bizarre Internet cuteness that we never even knew existed. …

Facelifts

Pictures of the Week 9.25.14

Why I Stayed in an Abusive Relationship

I can’t speak for Janay Rice, or any other victims of domestic violence who stay with their abusers, but until early 2014 I was in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship for two and a half years, and I can talk about why I stayed—and why I...<p><i>Illustrations by James Burgess</i><p>Last week, …

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar

Sip a drink and watch a chalkboard-scrawling robot do its thing as you engage with the Long Now Foundation’s ode to the future.<p>The Long Now Foundation supports a 10,000-year clock project, a digital library of human languages, and research to bring back species from extinction. It’s not exactly …

Watch: This Is What It Looks Like To Get Tasered

(Literally) the most shocking Internet video ever made, with GIFs!<p><b>Ever see the bad guys taken down</b> on <i>Cops</i> and wondered just what it would feel like to get zapped by a Taser? Photographer Patrick Hall did, and he decided to make an art project out of it. Getting together a group of (willing) models, …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness