Ashwin Shetty

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The Best Natural Deodorants for Men

It’s hard to say just how many people make the switch to natural deodorants every year. But if the growing list of new of new brands in the space is …

Skin Care

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

Use this collection of stunning properties — voted the best on the planet by T+L readers — as your ultimate travel checklist.<p>Year to year, we see our …

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

Hong Kong's best new places to go

Hong Kong

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

These 10 countries are the most welcoming places in the world for expats

Moving to a new country can be exciting, but settling down and finding new friends can also be daunting.<p>That's why InterNations, the world's largest network for expats, asked 13,000 people from 166 countries for their insights on moving to new places.<p>The final ranking is based on how friendly …

Costa Rica

This edible bar of espresso is the work of Latvian biohackers

A few years ago, Raivis Vaitekuns and his cousins Andris and Gundars Vaitekuns wanted to bring specialty coffee to the Latvian public. The trio had …

How an Indian Guru Aims to Clean the World's Most Polluted Rivers

With a nationwide campaign, yogi Sadhguru raises awareness about India's threatened waterways, from the Ganges to minor streams.<p>Half a year ago, one man set off on a 5,778-mile journey to sound the alarm about India's ailing rivers.<p>The country's waterways have drawn media attention for some time. …

Here's Where To Get Coffee-Infused Wine, Because This Is Important

If you know me at all, you're probably aware that my two favorite beverages are coffee and red wine. I'm not kidding: I always start my morning with …

Here's a rugged coffee maker that runs off power tool batteries

Japanese power tools manufacturer Makita has released a new rugged coffee maker that runs on battery power. The CM501DZ uses the same lithium ion battery packs as various Makita tools; the company says the largest 18V BL1860 battery is good for brewing about 640ml, or 5.3 cups.<p>Makita released its …

India's Farmers Could Be Making More Money Soon, With The Help Of Clever Agritech Startups

While technology and startups form a critical part of urban India’s narrative, agriculture remains a mainstay for India’s rural population that currently constitutes almost 70% of the nation’s 1.2 billion. While it is the primary source of livelihood for more than 58% of the population, the …

Startups

Rent This Modular Micro Cabin For Your Next Grecian Getaway

This mesmerizing micro home offers an incredible experience at an affordable price in Greece.<p>From its stunningly sleek interior to its Hellenic whitewash exterior, the Monocabin embodies Greek island architecture in more ways than one. Designed by Milan–based studio Mandalaki as a prototype for a …

Aegean Sea

Hotel Carlota

Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico<p>In a neighborhood on the verge of rediscovery, JSa Arquitectura transforms a formerly hip hotel into a brand-new hot spot filled with work by emerging designers.<p>In Mexico City's central Cuauhtémoc neighborhood, the new Hotel Carlota revives a once-glamorous location. …

Mexico City

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

Coffee

Which Country Has the Cheapest Cup of Coffee in the World?

Find out how much your caffeine fix will set you back in other countries.<p>Whether you travel frequently, plan to move abroad or want to dabble in the digital nomad lifestyle, if you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll have a hankering for a cup of joe somewhere along the way.<p>Expert Market, a U.K.-based B2B …

Coffee

Anthony Bourdain Cringes When Travelers Make These 3 Mistakes

There are two types of people in this world, according to Anthony Bourdain: travelers and tourists. You don't have to be an avid fan of his …

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

Meet MiniBrew, a counter-top brewery for making any type of beer at home

I’d never started out a day of shooting film with a beer, but there’s a first time for everything. At MiniBrew‘s canal-side office in the Dutch city of Utrecht, co-founder Olivier van Oord introduced me to their product and their ambitious plans for the future.<p>The company was founded in 2014, and …

A Vegetable Vending App in China Has Grown to a Value of $2.8 Billion

Meicai, a China startup that helps farmers sell vegetables to restaurants, has raised $450 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global Management …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

The 5 Most Expensive Coffee Beans in the World

This will make you appreciate Starbucks even more.<p>January 02, 2018<p>Despite the occasional grumblings from mainstream media that Millennials are …

Where some of the weirdest cryptocurrencies of the early 2010s are now

In 2014, as bitcoin rose in value to be worth several hundred dollars, many developers launched their own alternative cryptocurrencies, and ones that came with interesting backstories often grabbed media attention. Some of these coins were for the porn industry, others were for hip hop lovers, and …

Cryptocurrency

Comal’s Ethiopian Coffee Service is Worth a Trip

Growing up in the birthplace of coffee, <b>Sara Gebre</b> had to learn to make a proper cup at a young age. By the time she was 9, Gebre was regularly preparing traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies with her mother for their family and friends. The process started with green coffee beans and involved …

You Don’t Need an “India Strategy” — You Need a Strategy for Each State in India

The Indian economy has long been an attractive investment destination for multinational corporations. Already a large domestic market, Frontier Strategy Group’s estimates suggest the country will average growth rates between 7.4% and 7.6% over the next three years.<p>However, India remains a difficult …

The Best Coffee Brewing Set-Ups on Any Budget

The Best Coffee Brewing Set-Ups on Any Budget by MichaelIt’s one of the most common questions we get: what’s the best home coffee set-up? Like most …

Coffee

How To Invest $1,000 Right Now

If you had $1,000, what would you do with it?<p>Take a vacation? Buy Bitcoin? Splurge on holiday gifts?<p>Here are the 5 best ways to invest $1,000 right now.<p><b>Start an emergency fund</b><p>Your first investment should be to set up an emergency fund.<p>Whether it’s an unforeseen medical expense, home repair or …

Personal Finance

This Is the Perfect Gift for Coffee Lovers

There are two kinds of people in the world: coffee people and not coffee people. Frankly, I don’t understand the latter. But for coffee people, …

Coffee

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

The 2017 Coffee Compass Holiday Gift Guide

The 2017 Coffee Compass Holiday Gift Guide by MichaelAs November draws to a close, it’s time once again to start thinking about what Christmas …

Coffee

Books To Read If You’re A Coffee Freak

This is a guest post from Bob Batson: I write furniture descriptions for money. I live in Brighton. @AspiringMuppet.<p>If you need a morning coffee …