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These are some of the most expensive items you get when you fly first class

If you're paying thousands of dollars for a first class flight, chances are your expectations for that flight are pretty high.<p>Most of the time, the airlines deliver by offering luxury features like extensive entertainment systems or in-flight chefs. All of these luxury features are, of course, in …

Singapore Airlines

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

Cow poop could help us make clean(er) energy

Extracting methane from biogas could create fuel without fracking.<p>During the summer of 2016, chemical engineer David Simakov took a leisurely drive through the farmlands of southern Ontario. During his trip, he stopped at a farm that was producing biogas from manure, then burning it to create …

Fossil Fuels

Surface Go Hands on: Meet the $399 iPad Killer

<b>I have three key takeaways for you after going hands on with Microsoft's new $399 Surface Go for the first time, which goes on sale Aug 2 but is</b> …

Laptops

5 Reasons the Surface Go Beats the iPad

Sure, you’ll be able to buy Microsoft’s new Surface Go just as a $399 10-inch tablet, but where’s the fun in that? Most people will pair this device …

Laptops

The best ways to send files wirelessly

Transfer your data without compromising it.<p>Want to share a file wirelessly? There are dozens of methods to do so, from attaching it to an email to uploading it to social media. But not all of your options are equally secure. In fact, to keep prying eyes away from your data, we recommend that you …

The Confederate commander behind one of the greatest ‘what ifs’ of the Civil War

In his sculpted image on Monument Avenue in Richmond, a leafy boulevard hemmed by stately residences, J.E.B. Stuart is immortalized on horseback.<p>The cavalry commander developed a reputation for leading Confederate troops on raids and fruitful intelligence-gathering missions, helping cement Stuart’s …

War

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about Roman women

How much is known about the lives of women in ancient Rome? From breastfeeding to unusual beauty regimes, women who lived in the Roman empire would …

Ancient History

The Last of the Tiger Parents

In first grade, I arrived at my suburban elementary school as a sort of academic vaudeville trickster. My classmates stood speechless as I absorbed thick tomes on medieval history, wrote and presented research reports, and breezed through fifth-grade math problems like a bored teenager.<p>My teachers …

Education

7 Ways to Level Up your Mindset

Change your mind to change your world.<p>I am a strong believer that success and happiness are all about mindset. Your mindset and belief system affect …

Also, knowing that your feeling of excitement for a project/idea follows a sinusoidal profile is…

Also, knowing that your feeling of excitement for a project/idea follows a sinusoidal profile is helpful. In fact, sometimes the only way to move …

Entrepreneur wants to freshen indoor-air biz with technology

HE took the idea for a business out of air. So did Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng begin his journey into building a business that banked on the one …

Real Estate

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

She drank live viruses for two weeks. It worked

For five years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection …

Microbiology

You Should Finally Learn To Solve a Rubik's Cube

It's easier than you might think and whole lot of fun.<p>When I got a Rubik's Cube for Christmas a large number of years ago, I did what any kid would: I scrambled it and set it aside. But although I don't know where it is now, the unfinished business haunted me for years. What with robots and …

Mathematics

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

Making Of The Body Issue

"I've photographed a thousand different athletes in my life. Of course, every one of them had clothes on." - Walter Iooss, photographed Isaiah …

La Jolla

Elephants In Ancient Indian Warfare

Elephants were used in the ancient Indian army, irrespective of regions, dynasties, or points in time; their importance was never denied and …

One of my Old Passwords Was Hacked on Six Different Websites and I Had no Clue

Keep reading to learn what you can do to check your passwords, and keep your information safe.<p>Don’t Ever Have a Single Point of Failure<p>Passwords suck.<p>…

This Beautiful A/C System Works Without Electricity

An architect in India used age-old principles to design an alternative to A/C–desperately needed as global temperatures rise.<p>A new terracotta device can turn hot air into a cool breeze, pushing temperatures inside a room from over 107 Fahrenheit down to 97. According to its creator—Monish …

Architecture

Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Killed Over 2 Miles Away

To understand the complexity of the shot, it’s best to start with a sniper maxim: sniping is weaponized math.

Slack's latest product update proves that vendor lock-in is over, but you may never want to leave Slack again

Slack wants to be a central communication hub for all-things work related, and its latest update does just that.<p>On Tuesday, the workplace messaging tool launched Actions, a new feature that lets Slack users engage with other business applications like Atlassian, Zendesk, and HubSpot without leaving …

The 10 most intense battles in US history

In the short history of our country, the United States rose to global military dominance — yeah, I said it. Come at me, China.<p>But the road to the top was paved with the blood of good men and women. Looking back, there are some pivotal battles we remember with solemn pride and a little bit of …

World History

11 reasons you should buy an Apple Watch instead of Fitbit's new $200 smartwatch

The 4-year-old watch — which is on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — is still the best watch for iPhone users. It has built-in GPS, an optional cellular connection, a stunning edge-to-edge display, and can even tell you when you're having heart problems.<p>But in recent months, Fitbit …

The 1857 Revolt: The 72 Hours That Brought Down British East India Company

The events of 10 May 1857 in Meerut mark the end of the company’s rule in India.

How a Special Diet Kept the Knights Templar Fighting Fit

Silent meals, a buddy system, and wine “in moderation.”<p>Graybeards were thin on the ground in the 13th century. For even wealthy landholding males, …

Ancient History

Gmail’s big redesign helps you spend less time in your inbox

We probably don't need to tell you that Gmail has become the email service of choice for innumerable people since it first went live in 2004. New features have been added at a steady clip ever since, but we haven't really seen a big redesign since 2011, though you could consider the addition of …

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - Gods and heroes

The Greek gods<p>The Greeks believed that gods and goddesses watched over them. The gods were like humans, but immortal (they lived for ever) and much more powerful.<p>A family of gods and goddesses lived in a cloud-palace above Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece The gods looked down to watch …