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The 12 Best Pools In The World

Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools.<p>Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

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Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep.<p>But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center …

Q&A: Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

A Japanese company's futuristic approach to farming could revolutionize how we grow our food.<p>An abandoned Sony factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has been transformed into what could very well be the farm of the future.<p>Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed …

Wealth by degrees

IS A university degree a good investment? Many potential students are asking the question, especially in countries where the price of a degree is …

An Early Uber Investor Says The Company Could Be Worth A Lot More Than $17 Billion

Last month, NYU finance professor Aswath Damodaran's wrote a post saying Uber isn't worth $17 billion. His basic premise was that the global market for taxi and car services would have to be three times his estimate — about $300 billion — in order to justify that valuation.<p>Gurley, however, says …

World Heritage Sites

You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor

Financial markets are complex dynamic systems, populated by irrational and biased participants. Because of this, we have a tendency not only to …

TwistedSifter

Seen below is the amazing Bourtange Star Fort in Vlagtwedde, Netherlands [53.0066°N 7.1920°E]<p>There are 16 more fascinating satellite images in the …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy | Inc.com

It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be …

The 2 Things Brands Must Do to Edge Out the Competition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all choose to trust someone: our recruiter, our employer, our friends and family and the loosely connected peer groups we have built online. Besides these closely held and trusted relationships, we also look to online influencers – …

Want to Start a Business Fresh Out of College? Try Freelancing First.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the next wave of college graduates enter the workforce, many are itching to pursue an entrepreneurial lifestyle that involves starting a blockbuster business and raising millions in VC money no sooner than they put away their caps and …

10 Food Documentaries Every Guy Should See

Before you sit down with any of these movies, it’s highly recommended you get a bowl of popcorn, plenty of Milk Duds, and perhaps a ribeye steak or …

Chipotle Wants You To Enjoy Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, Michael Lewis And More With Your Burrito

The brand continues its content run by recruiting writers to publish on its food packaging.<p>Chipotle is no stranger to content marketing. The friendly fast feeder has been among the leaders on that front with projects like <i>Farmed and Dangerous</i> and Back to the Start.<p>But while these past efforts have …

6 Train Tours That Will Bring Out Your Romantic Side

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Rovos Rail)</i><p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>It's no secret around here that our executive editor has a extreme love of travel-by-train excursions. Maybe it's the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you're afforded with other …

Synthetic DNA: The New Drug Makers?

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute produced the first living organism with synthetic bacteria this May. Why the drug-development world just …

12 Surprisingly Hot Cities For Real Estate

Wealthy individuals looking to invest in real estate should check out Tel Aviv, Dublin, and Chicago.<p>Those are three of cities identified on a new list of "rising stars" for real estate investors from real estate developers Candy & Candy, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and Savills.<p>The 12 cities …

Designer Turns Everyday Objects Into Creatures And Playful Images

Domenic Bahmann, a clever designer based in Melbourne, Australia, has a wonderfully understated style to his tongue-in-cheek miniature designs that …

Delightful 3D Illusion Sand Drawings

New Zealand-based art group 3D Sand Drawing creates delightful 3D illusion sand drawings that appear to pop out of the beach. The group was founded …

Breathtaking Oil Paintings Using Only a Palette Knife

Leonid Afremov (born 12 July 1955 in Vitebsk, Belarus) is a Russian–Israeli modern impressionistic artist who creates wonderful oil paintings on …

Meet Frane Selak, The Luckiest Unlucky Man To Ever Live

(Video Link)<p>Frane Celak has the dubious distinction of being the luckiest unlucky man in history, and he has survived so many vehicular disasters in …

Disneyland Then and Now

Disneyland opened in 1955 on the outskirts of Los Angeles, an island of fantasy in the middle of endless orange groves. Then the city grew up around …

Stocks are riding optimism, not earnings, to records

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Stocks are trading near record highs, and some say that’s more due to cautious optimism than solid fundamentals.<p>Stocks …

How to win at rock-paper-scissors

Study reveals there is a winning strategy to the simple playground game<p>A study into the popular game rock-paper-scissors has discovered the best strategy to win the game.<p>A group of mathematicians in China showed that while the strategy of players looks random, it actually consists of predictable …

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Axor Starck V: Philippe Starck’s Latest Design for Axor

Philippe Starck continues his partnership with Axor, Hansgrohe SE’s designer brand, with their latest endeavor – Axor Starck V. The mind-blowing …

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

The Coffee Industry Is Worse Than Ever For The Environment

Every day, coffee fans in cities from San Diego to Stockholm get a dose of self-satisfaction along with their morning caffeine jolt when they order fancy coffee that tastes great and that they assume is helping the environment.<p>But the recent uptick in coffee connoisseurship hasn't yet translated …

The decline and fall of trading as a money maker for giant banks

Wall Street’s traders used to mint money. Not any more. Trading revenues are falling and many big banks are mounting an ignominious retreat from the once-lucrative business of trading stocks, bonds, commodities and funky derivatives. America’s big five—JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bank of …

How to Double Your Productivity Overnight | Inc.com

We all struggle to find ways to get more done on a daily basis. Doing business is complicated and demanding and we seem to be trying to pack more tasks into every day. But rather than feeling like we are getting more done, we seem to be working longer days to fit it all in. It's hard to feel …