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The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the …

twofold Space Saving Wall Shelf/Desk Hybrid by studio michael hilgers

Part of their minimalhome line of minimalist objects and furniture, twofold is a multifunctional piece by studio michael hilgers for Müller …

Brilliant Five-Year-Old Boy Amazes Airline Captain and Crew With His Astonishing Aircraft Knowledge

Earlier this year, five-year-old Adam Mohammad Amer amazed the pilots and cabin crew on board an Etihad Airways flight from Morocco to Abu Dhabi by …

Aviation

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

9 questions about Russia you were too embarrassed to ask

A lot of history here. Also the backstory of a Eurodance hit.<p>Vladimir Putin and the nation he leads lurked in the background of the 2016 campaign for months and months, perhaps even shaping the outcome of the race. And now Putin’s preferred candidate, Donald Trump, appears ready to embrace him as …

Russia

The Entry-Level MacBook Pro Proves Apple Has Fallen Behind

<i>Photo by Daryl Deino</i><p>Make no mistake about it - the entry level MacBook Pro is a nice device. It is very light, has a long lasting battery, and has a screen that can practically blind you with its brightness if you want. But it's also overpriced and proves that Apple, who still makes great products, …

Apple iPhone vs Microsoft Surface Phone: An Epic Battle Approaches

Rumors suggest that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will launch the Surface Phone next week at a Windows event on October 26 in New York City. In …

98 tools I use to learn, work and travel anywhere in the world

I OFTEN GET ASKED what apps, services and tools I use to work and travel, learn, plan, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Productivity

18 Tricks to Make Yourself a Microsoft Excel Master

The number of ways you can use Excel is countless, and so are the number of features packed inside Microsoft’s most popular number-crunching …

Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work …

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch and Why

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit." --Gordon Gekko<p>Hollywood loves a good story, and what better story is there than a story about someone facing the struggles of trying to succeed in …

Entrepreneurship

Xiaomi's first laptop is the $750 Mi Notebook Air

It wouldn't be a Xiaomi event if it was just announcing one product. In addition to the new Redmi Pro smartphone, the Chinese company threw in a huge surprise by launching its first-ever laptop line, the Mi Notebook Air, running on Windows 10. It comes in two sizes -- the powerful 13.3-inch and the …

New iOS 10 feature warns you about unsecured WiFi networks

Hopefully by now you know it’s generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks over WiFi, but having a phone that warns you about the dangers when you’re on one is a great step forward for those that aren’t so tech savvy. iOS 10 will do just that.<p>The danger of sending and receiving data over an …

The Top 15 Cities in Europe

Our readers anointed some of the Continent’s greatest cultural capitals — places rich in art, history, architecture, and food — as their favorite …

European Travel

#Sunset casts cotton candy colors on Mount Shuksan, reflected here in the still waters of Picture Lake in #NorthCascades #NationalPark. Less than three hours from Seattle, #Washington, @ncascadesnps features cascading waterfalls, jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers and old

Norway’s twisted Atlantic Ocean Road is named best summer drive in Europe

The beautiful and twisted Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway has been named as the ultimate summer driving experience in Europe following a survey designed to identify what appeals most to travellers.<p>The 5.2 mile stretch of scenic coastal road was chosen as top pick by Psychologist Dr. David Holmes who …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

Huawei's MateBook is a $699 Surface and iPad Pro mashup

Huawei’s new MateBook is probably the closest we’ll get to an iPad Pro running Windows 10, and it actually looks pretty sweet.<p>Spec-wise, the 12-inc, 2-in-1 tablet is actually most reminiscent of Samsung’s TabPro S (which I quite liked). It’s ridiculously thin (6.9mm) and weight just 1.41 pounds …

14 photographs that prove Yosemite is America's greatest national park

16 secret WhatsApp features that everyone should know about

Whatsapp has swiftly grown from a small startup to one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over one billion users.<p>While you may use it every day, you might be unaware of the cool tricks and secret features hiding in the app.<p>Here are our favourite 16.<p>Use the new typewriter font<p>To …

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

Meizu says Pro 6 is the world's first 10-core smartphone

Have you heard of Meizu? It's another Chinese company that makes cheap smartphones. And while those used to come with the caveat of dubious build …

Phones

Facebook Messenger makes sharing Dropbox files easier

If you're on Facebook Messenger, you likely already know that you can easily share images and videos with your friends by accessing your camera roll within the chat window. But what if you store your media in the cloud rather than on your phone? Well, if you do so on Dropbox, you now have a …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 gets a luxurious Type Cover

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is having to do battle with a slew of tablet-hybrid competition that includes Apple's smaller iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. It's a little early for an all-new Surface, so instead Microsoft has come out with a new, luxurious keyboard accessory. The company calls …

Airmail's productivity-oriented email app comes to the iPad

Airmail is a popular Mac and iOS email app among power users, as it lets you use nearly any client and tailor the environment to suit your needs. While it recently came out on iPhone for the first time, the company just released version 1.1 for iPad which, along with the new features, should please …