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Uniqlo Boss: ‘Without a Soul, a Company is Nothing’

Tadashi Yanai deciphers the key elements of the corporate 'soul' that enabled him to turn a single men's tailoring store into a global casualwear …

Innovation

This private New York City club lets its members drive whatever supercar they want

New York City

Almost Everything You've Been Told About Inequality Is Wrong

Inequality was the single most popular topic when economists gathered at their annual convention in San Francisco last month. But here is what everyone should know. Most of the studies you read about in newspapers are flawed. A new study exposes those flaws and presents a much rosier picture of the …

Goldman Sachs & Eaton Vance Have A Way For Some Wealthy Investors To Avoid Big Capital Gains Taxes

Successful business owners, corporate executives and other wealthy individuals can sometimes find themselves in a dilemma when it comes to their stock holdings. Many have a large part of their wealth tied up in a specific stock, but are unwilling or unable to sell their shares, primarily because …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

This simple mathematical equation will show you how much time you're really wasting at work

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

Time Management

This Is the Bulletproof Limo of Suits

Aspetto makes bespoke suits that could literally save your life.<p>If you're a secret agent, or just want to dress like one, Aspetto in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has you covered. Literally covered. In a real bulletproof suit. Yes, a real bulletproof suit. Ok, after speaking to Aspetto founder Abbas …

Justice Kagan brilliantly exposed a flaw in the huge challenge to Obamacare

During oral arguments in March, Justice Elena Kagan asked a clever question, which drew laughter, in an apparent attempt to explain why four words in one section of the law shouldn't be read literally.<p>The case will determine whether the US can keep subsidizing health insurance for people in the …

ObamaCare

Warren Buffett: Stop Blaming The Rich For Income Inequality. If You Really Want To Help, Do This

The world’s third-richest man weighed in on the national debate over rising levels of income disparity in the United States yesterday, saying that while the gaps between the country’s haves and have nots are definitely increasing, it is not the fault of those at the top. Nor will it be solved by …

Eight Google Chrome extensions to boost your privacy and productivity | ZDNet

Introduction<p>My browser of choice is Google Chrome. I use it because it's a solid, reliable browser that I can take with me onto whatever platform I'm …

8 tips to maximize your 401(k) for retirement

Pensions are pretty much a thing of the past. With the switch to company-based 401(k) plans, the burden of saving for retirement falls to you.<p>"The <i>Leave It to Beaver</i> idea of a worker spending 40 years with a company and retiring with a pension and a watch went out with black-and-white television," …

How Your Credit Score Determines Your Auto Loan APR

Keeping track of your credit score is critical if you plan to apply for any kind of loan — having a great credit score can get you the best loans …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

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Soft Pretzels

Servings: 6<p>Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup milk<br>• 1 package active dry yeast (not rapid rise yeast) (1 package contains 1/4 oz. or …

The College Degrees That Get The Most Job Offers

Nearly 70% of computer science majors had at least one job offer before they graduated from college last year, according to data gathered by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), which surveyed nearly 10,000 college seniors who were set to earn bachelor’s degrees in the spring …

11 Unusual Homes You Can Buy Right Now

The owners of an all-purple house near London certainly got people talking.<p>With the help of property search site Estately, we came up with a list of quirky properties currently for sale across the U.S., including a Miami mansion with a moat and a converted church in Oregon.

And Your 2013 Penis-Size-By-State Rankings Results Are In!

Mississippi had the worst three years imaginable<p><b>You know, there's an awful lot of funny ways</b> <b>we could introduce this,</b> but let's just get right to the meat, shall we?<p>Subtly named online condom store Condomania has released the results of their admittedly not-very-scientific penis-size-by-state …

Potato and Celery Root Gratin with Leeks

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups heavy cream<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 sprig thyme plus 3 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, divided<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, divided<p>3 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise<p>Kosher Salt<p>2 pounds russet …

A Simple Logic Question That Most Harvard Students Get Wrong

Harvard students get near-perfect SAT scores. These are smart, smart kids. So they shouldn't have trouble with a simple logic question, right?<p>Try the following puzzle:<p>A bat and ball cost $1.10.<p>The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.<p>How much does the ball cost?<p>Scroll down for the answer ...<p>But …

Daniel Kahneman

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Portland Did Not Really Legalize Marijuana, But The Success Of Question 1 Is Still Good News

Although voters in Portland, Maine, supposedly legalized marijuana on Tuesday, that is not really what happened. As I noted last month, Question 1, which received support from more than two-thirds of voters, merely eliminated local penalties for possession of up to two and and half ounces. Under …

GM Looks To Plug Holes In Its Model Lineup

It’s been a busy year for General Motors, which has launched 13 models in quick-fire succession, including the tiny Chevrolet Spark, a revamped Chevy Impala sedan, the seventh generation of the iconic Corvette, a more athletic Cadillac and the brawny Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Even …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

How I Learned to Autocross by Making a Complete Fool of Myself and Having Fun Anyway

<i>Photo: Johnathan Gohde</i><p>I really had zero clue what I was doing when I showed up at autocross. But I knew I wasn’t getting anywhere near the limits …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …