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10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Fairtrade accused of failing to deliver benefits to African farmworkers

Study claims wages on officially certified markets are below what is paid by comparable employers<p>Sales of Fairtrade-certified products from Uganda and Ethiopia are not benefiting poor farmworkers as profits fail to trickle down to much of the workforce, says a groundbreaking study.

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more …

Small Business

Kite Patch makes you invisible to mosquitoes

Aside from tick-slaying robots, what we all need for summer is mosquito-slaying robots.<p>That could happen in the future, but for now there's Kite Patch, a square you stick on your clothing to make you practically invisible to mosquitoes for up to 48 hours.<p>The patch uses non-toxic compounds that …

Mosquitoes

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Top 7 Books for Entrepreneurs

There are literally thousands (if not millions) of business advice books on bookstore and library shelves at the moment, with more being published all the time. And every successful entrepreneur has advice for those who may be walking the same path. However, sometimes looking elsewhere (especially …

Here Are The Most Popular Books Of 2013 From The Nation's Top-Ranked Library

Gillian Flynn is a hit among readers from the nation's top-ranked library.<p>The Chicago Public Library -- which recently ranked first among all of the urban public library systems in the U.S. released its list of the most-circulated books of 2013 for fiction, non-fiction, teen and children's books …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Space Travel

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

Watch Aaron Paul And Bryan Cranston Read The "Breaking Bad" Finale Script For The First Time

In this bonus clip from the Breaking Bad DVD set, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston read the last few pages of "Felina."

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Weightlifting Puppy Isn't Dogging It With Barbell In Lafayette, Louisiana (PHOTO)

Performance-enhancing drugs are out of control, aren't they? Just check out this weightlifting puppy.<p>OK, not really. We figure this cutie is clean. But even if doggie dynamo can't press a biscuit, it'll lift your spirits.<p><i>Credit: Imgur</i><p>While the two-legged customers at the gym seem unmoved, the …

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece

Brian Layer, Brigadier General, United States Army (Retired) knows a few things about leadership. Brian is a West Point graduate who also holds three masters degrees. He twice commanded a brigade in Iraq, and is perhaps the most gifted and humble leader I’ve ever worked with. Brian now chairs our …

19 Contemporary British Novels You Need to Read Now

Perhaps my opinion here owes much to the fact that I’m Canadian and therefore still subject to excessive colonial reverence for people with cool …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Of Ingenuity And Insane Clown Posse: 5 Books On Music For What's Left Of Summer

It's already August 8, which means you've got maybe three or four weeks left to complain about preseason football, inadequately shield yourself from the scorching heat of the sun, and communicate with your kids about something other than why they haven't done their homework. So why not get cracking …

61% of Netflix Subscribers Choose to Stream Video

Netflix reported their quarterly earnings today, and the news was mostly–though not entirely–good. Revenue was $519.8 million, up 27% from the year-ago quarter, but fell a few million short of Wall Street expectations. As a result, the stock was down nearly 10% in after-hours trading. But the …

San Francisco

Here's a Bear Casually Stealing A Dumpster - PAPER

Further proof that bears are taking over the world: here's a cute brown bear finding something interesting in a dumpster and then casually walking away with the <i>entire thing</i> in tow. [via Death and Taxes]<p>Retta got Instagram and has been working overtime to recreate her PAPERMAG portrait across …

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 …

Vietnam

How to be a Budget Sensitive Passport Collecting Fool

Hi, my name is Shannah and I am a travelaholic! I'm a passport collecting fool. There, I said it. What is a travelaholic you ask? It's a person who has an ever-present nagging desire to run home, pack a bag, and get on the next plane to anywhere. Can you relate?<p>I blame my ancestors, who just like …

Respect: Why Some People Get It, and Some People Don't

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Who Invented the Umbrella: The Romans, the Chinese, or Frogs?

We've seen umbrellas stuck into car doors; optimized for wind resistance; slapped onto bikes; and the design potential for this simple device is so …

Palme d'Or

Take A Tour Of China's New Donut-Shaped Hotel

And now China has entered the running for crazy hotel design, with the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, a donut-shaped hotel that's located in the city of Huzhou, near Shanghai.<p>Designed by Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong, the 27-story arched structure looks like a horseshoe, but is actually …