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Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry …

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

Pew Research Center

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

More ACA Plans to Come With No Premiums in 2018

Trump indirectly bolstered the federal subsidies that help consumers with their insurance premiums<p>Insurers selling Affordable Care Act plans have a compelling new pitch: free health insurance.<p>When sales of plans on the law’s exchanges begin Nov. 1, a growing number of consumers around the country …

Health Care

This 1 Bad Habit Prevents Millennials From Achieving Financial Freedom, According to a Millennial Who Retired at 28

This unhealthy and expensive habit is ruining Millennials' chances of ever getting wealthy.<p>After graduating from Babson College's top-ranked entrepreneurship program, Dandan Zhu joined a headhunting company. Rising quickly through the ranks to become one of its rainmakers, she set up its executive …

Fallen soldier's mother: 'Trump did disrespect my son'

The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Trump “did disrespect my son” with remarks in a condolence telephone call.<p>Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post that she was present during the call from the White House …

Donald Trump

My year reading a book from every country in the world | Ann Morgan

State Department orders nonessential diplomats and families out of Cuba following mysterious attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US State Department is pulling out all families of employees and nonessential personnel from Cuba, after a string of mysterious attacks against US diplomats.<p>Several US officials tell CNN that 21 US diplomats and family members became ill after apparent sonic attacks. The American …

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

How to Tell Whether It's a Cold or the Flu

Every year it seems to happen, usually around this time. You get a sniffle or maybe a scratchy throat and you wonder, is it just a cold or something …

How flying seriously messes with your mind

Travelling by plane has become an everyday activity – but our bodies and brains are still affected by it.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>With the tiny screen bouncing around in front of us, tinny sound quality and frequent interruptions, …

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

Air Travel

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Kids

Patagonia Spent Nearly a Decade Developing this Jacket

This is the golden rule of insulation: Down is warmer and lighter; synthetic is more breathable and works better in wet conditions. The rule has …

Bite Size Tips: Fundamental Lightroom Editing Skills

When you shoot raw, you do not see the best image straight out of camera so doing a few tweaks in post production can make your image pop.<p>Normally …

Tutorials

Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography of 2018

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

8 Travel Photography Tips from People Who Do It For a Living

We spoke with four of the world’s top travel photographers about how to get a gorgeous shot every time—from the best ways to shift your perspective (both literally and figuratively) to how to make your sunset Instagram look better than everyone else's.

Landscape Photography

Tips for Photographing Moon

Photographing Moon – Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park – California, USA<p>The moon is a gorgeous subject, but it photographing moon can be …

3 Steps to Becoming a Better Photographic Storyteller

If you’ve ever heard people talk about photos that tell a story, you may have wondered to yourself exactly how one tells a story with a single photo. …

Landscape Photography

Zoom Lenses For Travel Photography

When you’re exploring new places and cultures, you want to be focused outward, immersing yourself in the experience—not heavily laden and distracted …

Cameras

How to Instagram D.C. Like a Nat Geo Photographer

Even though the spring cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin may arguably be D.C.’s most iconic scene, National Geographic photographer Daniel …

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Photographers

Travel is a pretty popular photo niche, and interest in these images goes beyond the traditional photography circle. Think: travel companies, …

The biggest mistake we make when taking travel photos, according to this award-winning photographer

With over 2.5 million followers, Gary Arndt knows a thing or two about framing the perfect shot. In 2007, the Wisconsin native sold his home, packed his bags and travelled across all seven continents, documenting the trips on his blog Everything Everywhere.<p>Arndt, whose future adventures include …

The Internet is Going Nuts for This Landscape Photographer's Creative Images

Have you heard of the desert lake in Australia with extremely high concentration of salt? Well, it is the Lake Eyre and Murray Fredericks, an …

KEYS TO SUCCESS: ADVICE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

ERICKIM x HENRI NECK STRAPPractical advice, I wish someone would have told me if I were 18 years old, entering college today.Download PDF >1. Study …

Street Photography

How Instagram Star Renee Hahnel Travels the World for a Living

And takes the dreamiest photos while doing so.<p>Since July of 2016, Renee Hahnel (aka @ReneeRoaming) has been living her dream life: exploring gorgeous places. Thanks to the popularity of her dreamy Instagram posts, the Australian speech therapist turned her side hustle of photography into a …

4 Travel Photography Gadgets You Don't Want to Leave Home Without

If you travel at all these days, you know that it can be a harrowing experience...That means that once you get to your destination, you might be …

Gear & Gadgets

Mesmerizing “Time Slice” Photos Show Single Locations at Different Times of Day

For years, artist and photographer Fong Qi Wei has been skillfully slicing photographs into awe-inspiring scenes showcasing the passage of time. Known as “time slice” photographs, each work of art combines several photos taken at different times of day to produce a single, strikingly cohesive …

Landscape Photography

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Yoga