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5 Ways to Create Dramatic Landscape Photos at Midday

Outdoor photographers are repeatedly taught to plan their scenic photography excursions early in the morning or late in the day. These magic hours …

Travel guide to... Coastal Croatia

In the 25 years since Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia, it has gone from war-torn region to one of Europe’s most desirable destinations. …

European Travel

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

Top 10 American Road Trips

Road trips have long remained a classic American pastime, and we certainly don’t see these popular driving adventures going out of style anytime soon. That’s because there’s no better way to experience the charming waterfront towns, stunning vistas and rugged cliffs that dot America’s varied …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Silo-Breaker -- Redmond Snaps Up Startup Metanautix

Microsoft did a little last minute Christmas shopping just before the weekend and bought itself a shiny new data compute engine in the shape of Metanautix. Pronounced ‘meta-naugt-ix’ Redmond’s latest toy is no toy… the firm is a data management for business analytics company — but what does that …

SQL Servers

Slack has raised so much money it’s now investing in other startups

Slack, a business chat app launched in February 2014, already has 2 million daily users. To keep its momentum going, the company plans to invest $80 million in startups building on top of the Slack platform.<p>In an event in San Francisco tonight (Oct. 15), Slack revealed that it has partnered with …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

4 Ways Richard Branson Makes Difficult Decisions

In the summer of 2012, the British government informed Virgin Trains that it had lost the bid to retain the operating rights to the U.K.’s West Coast …

The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France's food scene, England's charms or Italy's gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you …

The Science Behind Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee

<b>The Right Equipment</b> <br>Carguilo likes the clean, robust taste that comes from a manual dripper, since it filters out oil and sediment. And she’s not …