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The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the …

Personality

Lydia Is A Fee-Free Payment App That’s Like Venmo For France

French startup Lydia looks and acts a lot like Venmo — and it’s not a bad thing. Venmo is a great way to pay back your friends in a few taps without having to pay any fee. But its main issue is that it only works in the U.S. This is where Lydia comes into play.<p>“Lydia isn’t a payment technology, …

The Yacht Week Thailand: Charting the route [pics]

December 2013 saw the launch of The Yacht Week’s (TYW) introductory route through the southwest islands of Thailand. A leader in week-long yacht …

12 Most Beautiful Paths—No Car Required

Put away the car keys: These scenic routes are meant to be traveled on your own steam. Whether on foot, bike, or skis, taking your time only elevates …

Online Real Estate Service Trulia Relaunches Its Mobile Apps

Just ahead of the spring house hunting season, the online real estate service Trulia today launched a major redesign of its flagship mobile apps for iOS and Android.<p>The new design puts real estate photos at the center of the experience. The design team also moved to a flat look on both platforms …

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

As the website explains:<p>It generates a virtual YOU, an avatar that emulates your personality and can interact with, and offer information and advice …

Singularity

The 10 Airbnb Super-Hosts That Rule New York City

<i>Editor’s Note: This is second in a series of data dives into Airbnb’s listings in New York City. We believe Airbnb vs NYC is the defining fight of</i> …

Holder: Banks Should Be Able To Handle Pot Money

The federal government is preparing to address the biggest problem facing the nation’s marijuana industry. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said …

Apple’s iBooks Textbooks & iTunes U Course Manager hit new markets in Asia, Latin America, Europe

<b>Update:</b> Apple says iBooks Textbooks are available in all countries with a paid iBooks store and that a full updated list of countries with access to iTunes U Course Manager can be found on its enrollment website.<p>Apple just put out a press release announcing that it’s expanding availability of its …

Coursera Launches An Online Vocational Mini-Credential Taught By Top Colleges

Online education juggernaut Coursera has unveiled its own version of a college credential. And, unlike traditional college, Coursera’s “Specialization” program track is less than $500, vocationally oriented, taught by faculty from top universities, and takes less than six months to finish. From …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

By Jessica Leber4 minute Read<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret …

Cognitive Computing

'Other NRA' cooks up 2014 agenda

Meet Washington’s other NRA: The National Restaurant Association.<p>Although it’s been around for nearly 100 years, the advocacy group, which has offices in Chicago and Washington, has caused some double-takes of late thanks to its initials.<p>“Most of my friends around town will introduce me as working …

Five Travel Startups That Help Travelers Tailor a Custom Trip

This week’s roundup of travel startups is across the board. There is an app for smart skiing analytics, a service for customized itineraries, two …

Why ‘sex-for-travel’ is a horrible idea

<i>[Editor’s note: Matador staff writer Rich Stupart is responding here to How to use sex to travel, a piece by contributor Claire Litton-Cohn that we</i> …

How to use sex to travel

Transactional sex has a pretty bad reputation around the world. For some reason, it’s okay to have sex with someone in a drunken, stumbling …

Southwest Airlines fires captain involved in rough NYC landing

Southwest Airlines has fired the captain who piloted the Boeing 737 jet that landed so hard at New York City's LaGuardia Airport in July that the airplane's nose gear collapsed, injuring more than a dozen people and jamming air traffic for hours.<p>"Upon completion of our internal review of the Flight …

Looking back: The 1983 America's Cup win

<b>"I'LL TELL YOU</b> what: any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum." Australians tend to remember these words fondly coming from the …

20 inspiring quotes on nature and our place within it

THIS PAST SUMMER I was out for a hike and came across a rocky ledge that jutted out over Kootenay Lake. It was just my partner and I with no one else …

Car-Crazy Thailand, the 'Detroit of Southeast Asia,' Emulates the Motor City in More Ways Than One

Oracle pulls off stunning comeback in America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO – Now that Oracle Team USA has improbably retained the 34th America's Cup, what can Larry Ellison & Co. do for an encore?<p>Oracle's billionaire bankroller has many questions to answer in the weeks ahead after his team, under the never-say-die skipper Jimmy Spithill, staged the greatest …

Climate change will hit poor countries hardest, study shows

Low-income countries will remain on the frontline of human-induced climate change over the next century, experiencing gradual sea-level rises, stronger cyclones, warmer days and nights, more unpredictable rains, and larger and longer heatwaves, according to the most thorough assessment of the issue …

The First 50 Travel Startups Publicly Raising Money on AngelList

An 80-year-old ban on advertising private investments in the United States ended yesterday, and startups were already geared up to deliver their …

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

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Sex trade victims struggle to reintegrate

Some children in southeast Asia are trafficked into the sex trade by their families, but activists are fighting back.<p><b>Bangkok, Thailand</b> - Por's final cry for help was an overseas phone call from Japan to her former mentor, Montri Sintawichai, to tell him she wanted to quit prostitution again. She …

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

On the Rails With Young Americans

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>“Everyone on this train has borderline Asperger’s,” a self-described “double dork” announces somewhere in America. It’s a joke. Except no one disagrees.<p>The speaker is Travis Korte, a data scientist who resembles Christian Bale with gentler features. He’s talking about his …