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How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

But we look at it a different way: The term “chinup” implies that all you have to do is pull yourself high enough that your chin barely squeaks over the bar.<p>That’s not high enough.<p>To get the most out of the movement (and for a rep to “count"), we require that you pull yourself all the way up until …

The State Of Manufacturing Technology, 2015

40% of manufacturers interviewed draw a direct correlation between cloud technologies and their ability to innovate during the next five years.<p>66% of manufacturers say that cloud technologies have already improved insights into its business.<p>93% of manufacturers are using consumer tablets in their …

Manufacturing

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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Books

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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First Rules for Arctic Drilling Released

Changing Planet<p>The U.S. Department of the Interior unveiled the first draft rules for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. The rules would require energy companies to clear a number of safety hurdles before being approved for drilling.<p>“The Arctic has substantial oil and gas potential, …

9 Can't-Miss Secrets Behind Warren Buffett's Wealth

Studying the success of investors like Warren Buffet is a cottage industry. A search for “Warren Buffet” on Amazon shows over 700 book titles. As one …

I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

<i>For three months, I collaborated with the Huffington Post France to share with you the highs and lows of this experience. Each hand-written note was sent through the mail, then typed and posted online by the editors. This post contains my impressions of the experience. Happy reading!</i><p>From October …

New York City

Google's Elitist Problem And Why Apple Avoids Rocket Scientists

[Author was long YHOO at time of writing]<p>About three and a half years ago, I wrote a post in Forbes commenting on how Google seemed to have a standard hiring policy of only taking in “elites” while Apple seemed to do almost the exact opposite.<p>I was reminded about it recently because of listening to …

Leadership

Why Don't My White Friends Talk About Race? Here's What They Told Me

For TueNight.com by Heather Barmore (originally written Nov. 25, 2014)<p>Heather (bottom right) with her three brothers (photo courtesy of Heather Barmore)<p>My anger was palpable long before the announcement by the grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri. I was already antsy, wanting to fight, craving …

True or False: Scandinavians Are Practically Perfect in Every Way

Thanks to big government and high taxes, Scandinavia is a success story—mostly.<p>To an outsider, Scandinavia can seem like a group of small, difficult-to-tell-apart Nordic countries. Frequently derided by right-wing politicians as an example of everything wrong with Big Government, the Scandinavian …

How Coconut Oil Changed My LIfe

We all know how fantastic coconut oil can be for cooking purposes. However I was recently introduced to its fantastic health benefits. I would like to preface this article with the statement that you need to experiment with it yourself and what works best for your body. The same product never works …

Skin Care

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Stock Markets

The System Didn't Fail Eric Garner. It Worked How a Racist System Is Supposed to

When the grand jury in Staten Island failed to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death, the immediate response by the public was astonishment, surprise and shock at the "failure" of the American justice system. After all, there was incontrovertible proof this time around, …

Justice

Readers' Choice: Your picks for the best speaker and headphone bargains

The Audiophiliac wants to hear from his readers about the cheapest, but good-sounding speakers and headphones. How low can you go?<p>I regularly fill this blog with speaker and headphone reviews, but now it's your turn. I'd love to hear from readers about the cheapest, but good-sounding ones out …

Audiophile

Six Stocks Owned by Billionaire Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn has the best long-run investing track record in history. Yes, better than Warren Buffett, and over a slightly longer period of time.<p>From 2000 to July of this year, Icahn returned a cumulative 1,622%. That compares to 235% for Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, and just 73% for the S&P 500. …

Alien Isolation Review: One of The Scariest Games You'll Ever Play

Creative Assembly take on the legendary sci-fi horror series.<p><i>Developer: Creative Assembly</i>• <i><br>Publisher: Sega</i>• <i><br>Platform: PS4 (tested), Xbox One, PC, Xbox</i> …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Heart Rates

Disruption In Higher Ed Is Growing, But Not Instantaneous

<i>Meg Evans, a former research assistant at the Clayton Christensen Institute and now the social innovation manager at Udemy, and I coauthored this piece.</i><p>In 2009, Joe Marani, a resident of Marshfield, Mass., lost his job during the height of the recession. Having only partially completed college, he …

With Germany’s win Microsoft perfectly predicted the World Cup’s knockout round

<i>Update 5:40pm ET: With Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, Microsoft’s prediction engine had a perfect record in predicting the knockout stages of the World Cup.</i><p>The most accurate predictor of the knockout stages, Microsoft’s predictions, have been perfect for every match of the final …

Dancing with the Stars

3 Simple Ways to Maximize Muscle

<b>Plan Meals for Muscle</b><br>"I aim for 180 grams of protein a day and eat four times: A big protein shake for breakfast; a smaller one before work out; and an early dinner that includes a piece of meat, chicken, or fish, plus greens and rice or potatoes. Finally, eat a late-night three-egg omelet with a …

When Labels Lie

<b>THE TRUTH</b> It's not enough to keep you full.<p>"Protein" was once a word reserved for giant tubs of whey powder used by weightlifters, but now it's showing up on labels for drinks, snack bars, and cereals. So if a box of cereal claims that each serving has as much protein as an egg, it can help you …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

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

Giant Anemone Eats Seabird

I will never again underestimate sea anemones.<p>Giant green sea anemones can be found under the waves on rocky coasts from Alaska to Panama, shimmering a quite brilliant and unlikely green. They eat small fish, mussels, crabs, and sea urchins. They are basically immobile, and stick to small food …

Birds