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LookSee Wellington

Wellington enjoys around 2,000 hours of sunshine each year.<p>Home to more than a dozen craft beer breweries, Wellington is one of New Zealand's …

Opinion: How to find one mutual fund to last the next 50 years

My daughter Whitney put me on the spot during a chat we had about finances while driving back to college for her senior year.<p>I had suggested, among …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 12 members of the 1896 Dow Jones Industrial Average

The iPhone maker takes the place of AT&T, which was better-known as American Telephone & Telegraph when it originally joined the Dow in October 1916.<p>This 30-stock index has seen a lot of turnover in its history. And believe it or not, there were only 12 stocks in it when it was created in 1896.<p>"The …

Accenture unveils its vision for five big tech trends in 2015

Global consulting company Accenture offers a lot of advice to its customers about important business trends, so the company has to stay up to speed on technology. And that’s why it’s revealing its five big tech trends for 2015.<p>The Accenture Technology Vision 2015 says that every business is now a …

These 8 Scales Reveal Everything You Should Know About Different Cultures

Examples and insights for avoiding this can be found in "The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business," a 2014 bestseller by INSEAD professor Erin Meyer (also check out those global communication diagrams from Richard Lewis).<p>Meyer claims you can improve …

Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day online gaming binge

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A 32-year-old man was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge, the island's second death of an online gamer this year.<p>The man, surnamed Hsieh, entered the cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, on January 6, Jennifer Wu, a police …

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These Diagrams Reveal How To Do Business With People Around The World

British linguist Richard Lewis and his consulting firm have extensively analyzed cultural interactions, as detailed in his book, "When Cultures Collide." (You'll find more good analysis in recent bestseller "The Culture Map" by Erin Meyer.)<p>We've published some of Lewis' insights here, and none are …

Fears of an Asian war trump Cold War concerns

In spite of Mikhail Gorbachev’s warning this month that the world is on the brink of a new Cold War, it is Asia that we should be worrying about, …

This Summer's 50 Most Surprising Flexible Jobs

Looking to work from home or part-time?<p>FlexJobs is a database full of such offerings across the country, and these listings below show just how diverse flexible opportunities are, and how many different types of companies offer telecommuting and part-time positions. (See a list of the top 100 …

Here Are The 40 Biggest Economies In The World

For your reference, here's a fun slide from Oppenheimer's latest strategy deck. Might want to keep this bookmarked:

6 things George Washington knew about running a startup

If you think about it, America’s first startup was, well, the United States of America. So it’s not surprising that the country’s first President, George Washington, knew a thing or two about how to make outlandish visions a reality — seeing as he was the founder of perhaps the most impressive …

Finding Stocks That Can Double

My favorite question to ask of a CEO is what are you working on that has the potential to double your stock price over the next 3 to 5 years? If the CEO cannot provide a good answer to this question, there is no reason to believe the stock can do any better than an index fund so I’ll pass. It’s …

Linking The Dollar To Gold: Completing The Recipe For Restoring An Economic Boom For America

Alexander Hamilton was America’s first Secretary of Treasury under President George Washington. When he first entered office in 1789, America was an agricultural nation of just 4 million still broke from its financially costly victory over the British Empire in the Revolutionary War.<p>The states had …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

How to cash in on the home-sale gain exclusion

If you sell your main home for a healthy profit, the home-sale gain exclusion break can be one of the most valuable tax-saving deals of your lifetime.<p>…

Do you have what it takes to invest in startups?

One of the best ways to become an angel investor in early-stage private companies is to join a local angel group.<p>More than 1,000 such organizations …

Are these 7 home remodeling projects worth the money?

Slide 1 of 9<p>When I remodeled my house, I knew what I wanted: a bigger kitchen with room for two refrigerators, more family space and another bedroom. …

New lock screen bypass discovered in iOS 7, allows access in 5 seconds under certain circumstances (Update: Resolved)

<b>Update 6/30:</b> It appears iOS 7.1.2 has resolved the issue: <i>A state management issue existed in the handling of the telephony state while in Airplane Mode. This issue was addressed through improved state management while in Airplane Mode.</i><p>A new lock screen bypass has been discovered in iOS 7 that …

Best and Worst Terms for Your Résumé

In a recent CareerBuilders survey, over 2,200 hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they typically see in resumes as good or bad terms to use. The results are worth noting if you are currently submitting résumés for job opportunities.<p><b>The 15 Best Résumé Terms</b><p>These are the 15 terms those …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

Five Good Books

On sale now!<p>A good side of the writing/journalistic life is that many of your friends end up being people in the business. Well, most of the time that's a good side. It's also the set-up for the news I'm presenting here: the arrival of five books worth your attention, all by people I happen to …

A Giant Among Dinosaurs, Discovered In Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina say they have unearthed the fossils of the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.<p>The bones are believed to be from a new species of the aptly named titanosaur, a massive herbivore from the late Cretaceous period, officials from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Putin Warns Deadly Ukraine Offensive Ends 'Final Hope' of Peace

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine had extinguished the "final hope" of a U.S.-backed peace deal after its forces launched an offensive on pro-Russia separatists Friday.<p>The Ukrainian military began its raid on the occupied city of Slovyansk at dawn in what was its most committed …