Vincent Koh

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Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Nazi scientists planned to use mosquitoes as biological weapon

The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed.<p>Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy …

Mexican government plans to relax laws on marijuana

Politicians in Mexico have introduced a bill that would decriminalise marijuana.<p>The authorities say this is not legalisation and is aimed at breaking the power of the drug cartels.<p>Since former president Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drug cartels seven years ago, Mexico has seen huge gang …

This is rape culture – and look at the damage it does

What do we mean when we say “rape culture”? You may have heard the term used recently. It describes a culture in which rape and sexual assault are common (in the UK over 85,000 women are raped and 400,000 sexually assaulted every single year). It describes a culture in which dominant social norms …

Becoming a father linked to reduced testosterone in men – and less sex

Researchers have found evidence – if evidence were needed – that men have less sex after becoming a father for the first time.<p>A study of more than 400 young men in the Philippines found that their sex lives declined significantly when they had their first child. The fall in sexual activity was …

Rent boys and pole dancers – the photographs of Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia made headlines in 2007 when he was sued by Erno Nussenzweig, a Hasidic Jew, who objected to his portrait being displayed in a New York art gallery. For his 1999 series Heads, DiCorcia attached a strobe light to scaffolding in New York's Times Square and positioned a hidden …

Man gunned down as gangland crime wave rocks Israel | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two gunmen on a motorcycle killed a man as he drove near Tel Aviv’s bustling beachfront on Saturday, in what Israeli police suspected was the latest in a wave of gangland murders and attacks.<p>The drive-by shooting took place in broad daylight, as families and tourists walked …

North Korea prison camp survivor awaits UN report with hope, despair | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - After a year of investigation, the United Nations is set to release a detailed report on human rights violations in North Korea that could pave the way for criminal prosecution in an international court.<p>Shin Dong-hyuk, a North Korean defector who has given the U.N. panel harrowing …

15 Small Business Owners Share What They Wish They'd Known When They First Started

We asked small business owners around America to tell us the one thing they wished they'd known when they first started their businesses.<p>We've broken out some of the best to serve as a primer on getting as much as possible right the first time around.

3 Signs Your Mentor Could Be Giving You Bad Advice

Several years later, she was recruited by Mark Zuckerberg to become Facebook's Chief Operating Officer. Again a mentor advised her to turn it down, and again she took the job. The 44-year-old mother of two is now worth over $1 billion, thanks to her roles at Google and Facebook.<p>Sandberg's story, …

Here's How Richard Branson Got His Big Break

Watch Sir Richard Branson, one of the most popular and active entrepreneurs and billionaires in the world, talk about the one deal that opened the doors to fame and fortune, and the business strategies that got him there.<p>// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', …

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich And Successful

"Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful.<p>The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk."<p>Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs …

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

11 Extremely Successful People Share Their Best Productivity Hacks

For people running large organizations, that can be the case nearly every day. Many manage the chaos with a variety of techniques and hacks that increase their effectiveness and reduce their workloads.<p>LinkedIn asked more than 60 of its influencers to share the best productivity hack they've …

5 Instagram Tricks Brands Can Use To Drive Sales

A recent study by University of Wisconsin and photo integration company Olapic reveals what kind of images actually drive sales.<p>University of Wisconsin researchers used Olapic's data for the study. Olapic implements shoppers' Instagram photos onto brand sites like West Elm.<p>Here are five Instagram …

Why Some Struggling Startups Get Bought For Millions Of Dollars While Others Are Left To Die

Networking is an important part of building a business. For first-time founders, who you know is arguably more important than what you build. At least it is if you're looking to get acquired for a few million dollars by a larger company — or "acqui-hired."<p>Josh Miller, 22, dropped out of Princeton …

IHOP Boosted Sales By Making Three Major Changes To The Menu

The company credits its recent success with a new-and-improved menu, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>"It's like a Jedi mind trick that gets customers to order a side of bacon," Wong writes.<p>Here are a few of the major changes IHOP made:<p><b>1. New "Add a side" boxes next to entrees.</b> The …

This Heat Map Reveals The Secret To IKEA's Store Design

In our recent tour of IKEA's store in Brooklyn, we kept thinking back to a 2011 lecture from Alan Penn of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.<p>Penn and his assistants analyzed IKEA's layout by following customers through one of the enormous stores. He was surprised to find an extremely uniform …

Building A Startup On The Back Of Facebook Is Like 'Opening A McDonald's On An Active Volcano'

Viddy, Branchout, Zynga and Path all gained a lot of initial users on Facebook. When Facebook cut them off, it wasn't easy to bounce back. Now Facebook is causing a lot of web publishers to feel the same pain.<p>Last year, Facebook flooded content producers with traffic, possibly to prepare for the …

This 14-Slide Pitch Deck Helped Publishing Startup Contently Land $9 Million

Co-founder Shane Snow says the fundraising process took two months, but his team networked for a number of months with investors before the round was raised. His advice to other entrepreneurs who are trying to raise money is to focus on telling a story with your pitch deck.<p>"The story is the most …

8 Business Travel Packing Hacks

As a corporate "downsizer," his life revolves around airport terminals and hotel suites as he criss-crosses the country firing people and giving motivational speeches on how to rid yourself of relationships and possessions that are holding you down. In other words, how to pack light.<p>For business …

CFA Results Are Out, And More People Passed Than Usual

Even though most people failed, the pass rate is higher this time.<p>Approximately 43% of the more than 45,000 candidates passed the exam. The average pass rate was 37% as of December 2012.<p>The CFA is known to be the hardest exam on Wall Street. It takes several about five to six months to prepare for …

These Heat Maps Show How Retailers Track You As You Shop

Today's stores aren't just interested in what you buy. They also want to know how you shop.<p>New camera-based technologies are helping retailers track what you touch, what you ignore, and where you walk, so they can optimize store layouts like never before. They do it by using real-time imaging to …

How It Feels When Your Investor Launches A Competitor To Your Startup

He's been wanting to launch the company for a long time. Earlier, he launched a minimum viable product, Launch Ticker. He's also wanted the domain name Inside.com for 10 years. He tried to buy it four times from three different owners when he finally obtained it.<p>While discussing Inside with …

The 16 Most Creative Resumes We've Seen

To combat that, many job seekers with coding and design experience go to extreme creative lengths to stand out and demonstrate their skills in a tangible way.<p>From designing a personal Amazon page complete with reviews to making a candy bar wrapper to showcase job skills, here are some of the most …

Employment

The Quiet Power Of Introverts

"I prefer to think that the planet needs athletes, philosophers, sex symbols, painters, scientists; it needs the warmhearted, the hardhearted, the coldhearted, and the weakhearted. It needs those who can devote their lives to studying how many droplets of water are secreted by the salivary glands …

A Simple Test Can Determine If You're A Good Liar

Psychologist Richard Wiseman, the author of "59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute," has a simple test to determine whether you are a good liar or not.<p>It's called the "Q" test and it takes about five seconds to complete.<p>Here's how it works: Using the first finger of your dominant hand, …

REPORT: JCPenney Is Jacking Up Prices To Fatten Discounts

CEO Mike Ullman supposedly implemented the strategy this month "with especially lofty markups in the jewelry department," the Post's James Covert reported, citing multiple unnamed sources.<p>Marking prices up now enables the company to trigger deep discounts later — specifically, around Valentine's …