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How to Travel to Machu Picchu

Don’t get lost when you visit the Lost City of the Incas. T+L’s comprehensive tip sheet for traveling to Machu Picchu in Peru will help you make the …

There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

Privacy

Here's what happened to Zappos' HR boss when the company got rid of managers and her job became obsolete

Around six weeks in, HR director Hollie Delaney found herself without her job title or any tangible responsibilities, despite being a seven-year veteran of the company.<p>"And so I was sitting there thinking, 'Oh my gosh, I don't have a job anymore, what is that going to mean for me?'" she told …

Team Building

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Readers are leaders. By reading these 20 books before you are 30, you will be ready for a lifetime of learning, applying and growing as a person.

Books

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Index 2015: Countries with the highest proportion of women in further education

A Barbadian athlete celebrates victory at the 2015 Pan Am Games.Reuters<p>The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday.<p>One of the crucial factors in ensuring that the gap between the genders closes as fast as possible is education.<p>So we took a look at the countries …

Social Sciences

Sri Lanka: geography from heaven and history from hell

All evening in London, Sri Lanka was close by. In the wine bar in Temple, where John Gimlette works as a lawyer on clinical-negligence cases when he’s not writing award-winning travel books, our drinks arrived with a ramekin of nibbles. “Ah,” said Gimlette, “the Jaffna mix is here.”<p>At the end, on …

Asia Travel

Cycling Groupsets, Explained

If you’re in the market for a new bicycle, one of the smartest things you can do is familiarize yourself with the different groupsets on the market. …

Mountains

Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Driverless Cars

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

Books
Exponential Finance Conference

What Happens When Low-Wage Workers Are Given a Stake in Their Own Company?

HEB, a Texas grocery chain, is divvying up 15 percent of the company's stock among 55,000 of its employees.<p>As the economist Dean Baker has noted, companies don’t share—they don’t pay people or treat them well—without expecting anything in exchange.<p>HEB, a family-owned grocery-store chain and one of …

British Philosophy

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

UK proposes law that would record every website you visit

<i>UPDATED: 2 p.m. GMT, with Home Secretary Theresa May's statement</i><p>LONDON — The UK government will require Internet companies to store details of which …

23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

Motivation

Solving Southeast Asia's Choking Haze Will Require Massive Agricultural Change

Choking haze from perhaps the worst forest fires in recorded history continues to blanket Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. However, in spite of …

Asia

The secret strengths of older workers

When Shawn VanDerziel became a manager a decade ago, he inherited a large, motivated workforce of people who truly cared about their roles. The only complication: most of them were approaching — or well beyond — pension age.<p>VanDerziel, now 44 years old and chief human resources officer for the …

Leadership

Indonesia scraps rules restricting foreign workers

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia has scrapped rules introduced this year that made it harder to employ foreign workers after complaints from companies …

Asia

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement | United States Trade Representative

On October 4, 2015, Ministers of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, …

World Economy

Twitter campaign takes aim at fake restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor

Restaurateurs and food critics back #noreceiptnoreview campaign to deter fraudulent posts<p>A growing number of frustrated restaurateurs, food writers and diners, backed by <i>Observer</i> restaurant critic Jay Rayner, are calling for TripAdvisor to put an end to fraudulent reviews.<p>A campaign, started on …

TPP: What's in it for Singapore?

Negotiations on the largest regional trade accord in history concluded last week. Pundits have since weighed in on which groups of nations stand to …

Economy

Singapore signs pact against racial discrimination

Singapore has signed a global agreement to eliminate discrimination based on race, colour, descent, nationality or ethnic origin.<p>Its move on Monday …

Asia

Singapore's Indian immigrants: How are they integrating?

Of all the hot-button issues in Singapore today, immigration may be the most emotive. With immigration comes the even more important question of …

An Education in Personal Finance

Everyone needs an education in personal finance. It’s one critical subject missing from classroom curriculums. When the transition from childhood to adulthood begins, personal finance—money management, investment advice, understanding the merits of a 401K—becomes essential to our development.<p>The …

10 startups that could be the next big thing in Indonesia

I love to reference the book <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by Geoffrey Moore. In a nutshell, the “chasm” is an awkward gap in which tech companies often find …

Asia
Employment

Takata and Honda Kept Quiet on Study That Questioned Airbag Propellant

The problem had haunted Honda for years: Why were airbags made by Takata exploding in its cars, sending metal fragments flying into the passenger cabin?<p>By 2010, Honda had recalled more than 800,000 cars to fix the airbags after at least one death. It turned out to be the early stages of what is now …

Pharma