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Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Best Apps to Prevent Travel Disasters

(Photo: bSafe)<p>Staying safe and healthy while traveling isn't always easy. Despite your best intentions and most thorough preparation, disaster can strike, whether it's as small as a rental-car fender bender or as serious as a hurricane. Thankfully, technology can help. Prevent on-the-road …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

The App Will See You Now: Better Puts Health Care in Your Pocket

Better offers 24/7 access to the Mayo Clinic's expertise, but arrives in a crowded space.<p>The latest take on telemedicine in the age of apps will launch Wednesday morning, as Better premiers in Apple’s App Store.<p>The Palo Alto, Calif., startup of the same name has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to …

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Son Doong On the Cheap

Unless you've been under a travel rock for the past couple of years, you've probably heard about the discovery of Hang Sơn Đoòng (HSD), the largest cave in the world. The good news? It's now open to explorers. The bad news? It costs $3,000/pp to visit (excluding flights, accommodations, etc.), and …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Ghost Rolls Out Fully-Hosted Service

Ghost, the Node.js-based open-source blogging platform that launched to the public in October following a successful Kickstarter campaign, is rolling out the fully-hosted version of the platform.<p>In an email sent out to users this week, the team says that they’ve been beta testing the hosted version …

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.<p>With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, …

Apps

Here's When To Book Your Thanksgiving Flights To Get The Best Deals

Trying to make sense of airfare fluctuations and fare rules is a tough game to play, especially around the holidays, and Thanksgiving is usually the most expensive time.<p>As usual, though, Kayak.com has parsed a mountain of data around Turkey Day airfares to show when the right time to buy might be. …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

All Kinds of Things You Won't See on St. Barts

First, let's get the name of this little Caribbean island straight. It's officially St. Barthélemy, as tagged by 17th century French settlers. It goes by several nicknames, such as St. Bart, St. Barth, St. Bart's and St. Barth's, but its "official unofficial" name for short is St. Barts with a …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

The Science of the Perfect Golf Shot

The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee to green and in the hole can be devilishly frustrating, even for seasoned professionalseven without the unpredictable weather that could face golfers at this week's British Open. Mark F. Smith delve<p>The simple concept of getting a golf ball from tee …

Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female

The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.<p>Talking to reporters during a visit to Australia, the Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime Minister that has included charges of sexism.<p>Speaking …

Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

Investing

7 Terrible Management Fads That Just Won't Die

Contrary to what you might think, management fads aren't fads because they're something new. Quite the contrary, what makes them fads is that companies glom onto these decades-old ideas as panaceas... one after the other after the other.<p>Here's how to ensure that you can still get work done and …

Management

Google Street View Hyperlapse Is An Experimental New Way Of Wandering The World

Google Street View is maybe one of the most interesting and under appreciated technical developments of the past decade, but it’s all a little static when viewed through standard channels like Google Maps on the desktop or on a mobile device. A new project from Toronto UX design firm Teehan+Lax, …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …