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Fortune 5: The most powerful economic empires of all time

You hear quite a lot these days about America’s decline.<p>It’s perhaps inevitable that Americans are worried about their place in the world, after …

You Asked: Is It Good or Bad to Take a Nap?

You’re right to be confused. Even as a recent study linked napping to higher mortality, companies and colleges across the U.S. are installing nap …

A Point of View: Why short men make better husbands

<b>Short men make better husbands, and make up in wisdom what they lack in stature, says self-confessed small man, Adam Gopnik.</b><p>Just a few weeks ago, an interesting and lengthy paper by a pair of sociologists from New York University made a lot of noise in what I suppose would these days be called the …

A Guide To What's Great In iOS 8

There’s a good chance if you’ve already downloaded iOS 8, you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. It looks enough like iOS 7 that you could be forgiven for wondering if anything has changed at all. Rest assured it has. In fact, there’s more substantial new stuff than Apple put into its mobile …

These are the apps you want to try on your new iPhone

<b>Afterlight</b><p>Afterlight, one of the most popular photo-editing apps, now lets you add circular frames, light leaks, filters, and more, with one tap from your camera roll.<p><b>VSCO Cam</b><p>Our favorite photo-editing app, VSCO Cam, now takes advantage of iOS’ fine-tuned camera features like manual focus, shutter …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

iOS 8 update may be too big for your iPhone or iPad

Apple just released iOS 8, but if you're preparing to update your iPhone or iPad then be ready to clear out enough free space. While previous iOS updates have always required around 1GB of free space, a large number of iPhone and iPad owners are noticing that iOS 8 requires up to 5.7GB of free …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple’s App Store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

9 Dumb Things Not to Do on a First Date

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Get six-pack abs with this 10-minute workout to burn fat

Thinkstock / Getty<p>Thinkstock / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 10<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Apart from following a diet made up exclusively of pizza and beer, the worst …

20 Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

Michael Jackson: King Of Pop, Rock And Soul--And Hip-Hop?

Though many refer to Michael Jackson simply as “The King of Pop,” his full nickname—dreamed up by longtime pal Elizabeth Taylor—was “The King of Pop, Rock and Soul.” Perhaps another genre should be tacked on: Hip-hop.<p>Jackson’s influence on the rap world, including the members of the Forbes Five, …

10 Amazing Places to Visit Before They Vanish

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Five Surprising Ways Richard Branson Harnessed Flow To Build A Multi-Billion Dollar Empire

Over the past few blogs, I’ve been writing about the state of optimal performance known as flow. This offering continues with that theme, though I’m turning over the reins on this one to Jamie Wheal, the executive director of the Flow Genome Project.<p>A few months back, Jamie had the chance to travel …

Which phones do world leaders use?

For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama's phone of choice. He uses a model specially enhanced by the US National Security Agency. But the news earlier this month that the White House Communications …

Will Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam dry the Nile in Egypt?

<b>Ethiopia is pressing ahead with construction of a major new dam on the River Nile, despite stiff opposition from Egypt. BBC correspondents in both countries report from both sides of an increasingly bitter water dispute.</b><p>Emmanuel Igunza, Ethiopia<p>A vast section of northern Ethiopia has been turned …

CNN Exclusive: Analysis shows two possible Indian Ocean paths for airliner

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 made drastic changes in altitude and direction after disappearing from civilian radar, U.S. officials told CNN on Friday, raising questions for investigators about just who was at the controls of the commercial jetliner that went missing one week ago with 239 people on …

Satellites Unlikely To Find Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

The odds of quickly resolving the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 via either satellite imagery or related data remain long if not impossible, say analysts.<p>Although China released a blurry image of what it initially said could be debris from the aircraft in the South China Sea, searchers who …

Malaysia Flight 370: The 10 big questions

Every day brings new details and new questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that went missing on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>Here are 10 questions surrounding what we know and what we don't know:<p><b>1. What do we</b> …

iOS 8: Apple works to further push iCloud as the future of the file system

When Apple introduced both iOS and iCloud, its goal was to eliminate the classic file system found in Mac OS X and make synchronization so seamless between devices that it “just works.” Nearly three years after iCloud’s introduction, Apple is still moving closer to this goal. The company is working …

New in iOS 7.1: Big iPhone 4 performance improvements, better navigation audio, and more [Videos]

Apple launched iOS 7.1 this morning after what seemed like an eternity in beta, making the first major update to the mobile OS since it was redesigned last year. Included in the update are several key features such as CarPlay, but also a collection of smaller tweaks and improvements that make …

Why Is Hitler’s Mein Kampf Topping eBook Charts?

The infamous manifesto Adolf Hitler wrote while in prison after a failed coup in 1923, <i>Mein Kampf</i> or <i>My Struggle</i>, in which the dictator outlined his …

10 Things To Do At Work At The Start Of 2014

A couple of weeks ago I laid out 13 tips for wrapping up 2013 and preparing for the new year at work. My expert sources suggested that you complete outstanding projects, establish new goals, reflect on accomplishments, get organized and tie up loose ends–among other things.<p>Now, as you return to the …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

Five Jailbreak Tweaks That Will Help You Get The Most Out Of iOS 7

Thanks to the jailbreak release, we now have the ability to customize iOS 7. At this time, there aren't a lot of compatible tweaks, but the list is …