Updates from 20th May 2018
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed, a new era dawns - A perspective from the USA
WINDSOR, England — A thousand-year-old English castle echoed with the exhortations of an African-American bishop and a gospel choir on Satu
Our Founder Anthony Jackson & his Partner Jane are currently preparing for #RoadTrip18 Guisborough (North Yorkshire) to Rhodes and here on #DMZ we have created several pages including the #RoadTrip18 Blog and also a page for their “well-travelled cat” #MiniTheCat.
There will be a Daily Blog starting 5th May for their 3,500 mile #RoadTrip18
9 common coffee mistakes and how to fix them
Business Insider spoke to Will Corby, Head of Coffee at Pact, to find out what bad habits we're keeping. He said people should treat coffee like vegetables and bread rather than a long-term product. He also explained why cheap instant coffee should be a red flag.
2019 Bentley Continental GT First Drive Review: Grander touring
On winding Alpine pass or smooth Italian autostrada, there’s no better way to blast across Europe than in Bentley’s exquisite new Continental GT.
Use these 4 steps to tell your manager how you solved a problem
Problem solving is a skill that will get you far in your professional life, so you don't want to shy away from showing it off! Follow these steps, and you'll garner a reputation for being a master of tackling a challenge.
4 Lessons on the Art of Experience From Billionaire Richard Branson
Richard Branson completely revamped Virgin Airlines by focusing on experience, providing pajamas for first-class passengers, for instance. Here's how you can create unique experiences too.
How the single most important feature on LinkedIn just got even more powerful
If you want to win new business and build a valuable network on LinkedIn, it's all about understanding how to find (and utilize) context for a one-on-one conversation.
With the plethora of available data on all 550 million members LinkedIn makes "cold" introductions and exchanges easy to accomplish.
Two Simple Habits of Non-Procrastinators (Plus One Bonus Habit)
It’s pretty rare to find people who (almost) never procrastinate — in my experience, 95-99% of people procrastinate, at least part of each day. If not most of the day!
English Premier League Update
Final League Table for the 2017/18 Season with confirmation of the Champions & relegated teams.
Updates on the Formula 1 Motor Racing season with Grand Prix results and Driver standings.
The 17 best advertisement examples (and what made them successful)
I’ve always been a little leery of proclaiming anything "the best." So it was a little difficult for me to come up with just one "best" advertisement of all time -- which is why there are 17 in this post instead. Why are these campaigns some of the best ads of all time?
The 10 most beautiful cars on sale today
Cars are more than just forms of transportation. They can be rolling art.
Business Insider put together our first list of the most beautiful cars a couple of years ago. Here's an updated list of cars that are on sale today.
43 Ways I’ve Learned To Make Life Easier
For the past several years I’ve marked each birthday with a post reflecting. This year, I’d like to share a bunch of things I’ve learned to do to make my life just a little bit easier. Some relate to work and some to fun, but they’ve all helped me and I hope some of them can help you too.
Here Are the Origins of 10 Tech Terms You Use Every Day
The funny thing about language is how words and phrases seep in everyday use without anyone realizing exactly where they came from. As ubiquitous as technological devices are in our daily lives, so is the vocabulary that is attached to the innovation that made them possible.
Journey to the Roof of Africa
Exploring Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains, one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.
Get One Step Closer to Genius With These 9 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes
A man of many talents, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated painters, scientists, inventors, writers, architects and historians of all time. In fact, it's safe to describe da Vinci as one of the world's greatest geniuses -- if not the greatest. The late Renaissance man had a diversity of talents, and his contributions to humanity went beyond the "Mona Lisa."
I’ve given 333 Apps access to my Facebook. Almost none of them need it
Now, I don’t have any reason to suspect that anyone at any of the 333 apps and services I’ve permitted to poke around my Facebook has used it for underhanded purposes, as researcher Kogan is alleged to have done.
Learn how to fold a world record setting paper airplane
Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes. "Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says. But he didn't just beat his siblings. In 2012, Collins set the world record for the farthest flight by a paper aircraft.
What Is the difference between Marketing, Advertising & Branding?
I often hear marketing strategies explained as having social media, having an online brand, or advertising a lot.
These explanations make me cringe because, while they might be part of a plan, they grossly oversimplify the deeper and more complex concepts behind a truly effective marketing strategy.
When Rightmove isn’t the right move
The Problem with Rightmove and the Issues to Avoid. On the face of it, selling your house online appears to be a simple and straightforward option. Just choose an agent, fill in a form, have some photographs taken and in a few clicks of the mouse, your home can be shared instantly with the millions of people
How to Be Calm
I’ve often been described as a “calm” person. I’m not sure if they really mean “boring,” but I’m happy to be calm most of the time. When others are stressing out, I can help calm them down. When things aren’t going well, I calmly take appropriate action instead of falling apart.
What it's like to live as a tea drinker in a coffee drinker's world
If you're a coffee drinker, I ask you to listen. It might be hard for you to understand people who live and drink outside your experience. Tea drinkers are forced to function in a society that, intentionally or not, excludes them and their hot caffeinated beverage of choice.
5 Smart Ways to Do More in Less Time
To beat the competition in half the hours, increase your output and your impact by working smarter.
Generally, high-energy people enjoy a competitive advantage, but if there’s one thing I learned while researching and writing my first book, it was how to get more done in less time.
The Stunning Skylines of China's Megacities
Luca Campigotto counts Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner as one of his greatest aesthetic influences. Look at the Italian-born photographer's images and it's easy to see the impact. But a few years ago, while in China working on his latest book, he got the opportunity to photograph a city unlike any he'd ever captured before.
5 Countries where people live the longest
Travellers throughout history searched for a mythical spring with healing waters that promised everlasting life. Although a true Fountain of Youth remains to be found, people today live longer than ever.
Common sense says that the more developed the economy, the better chances it has for longer life expectancy with access to a high level of healthcare. Plus, a healthy diet never hurts.
2018 6 Nations Rugby Final Update
Ireland win the Grand Slam
Final table from the 2018 6 Nations Rugby Championship
Sea Level Rise in the SF Bay Area Just Got a Lot More Dire
If you move to the San Francisco Bay Area, prepare to pay some of the most exorbitant home prices on the planet.
Also, prepare for the fact that someday, your new home could be underwater - and not just financially.
Inside the Million-Dollar Senna, McLaren's Fiercest Road Car Ever
If you want to properly understand the million-dollar McLaren Senna supercar, you've got to make the pilgrimage to Woking, just southeast of London. There, you'll find McLaren’s UK Technology Center headquarters
Brasil vs Brazil !
There is a polemical issue in the halls of production at Uma Nota Culture. Is it Brasil with an “s” or Brazil with a “z”?
Jaguar's New F-Pace SUV Is Fast, Sporty, and Expensive
Like any good Hollywood blockbuster, Jaguar’s F-Pace was made with sequels in mind. So it’s no surprise that now, two years after the company started delivering its first SUV to customers, Jaguar has rolled out the F-Pace SVR, an extra-fancy, extra-powerful version of a vehicle that was pretty fancy and powerful to begin with.
2018 Range Rover P400e: The pinnacle of luxury SUVs, now quieter
A plug-in hybrid system might add complexity, but it doesn't change the overall character of Land Rover's flagship offering
Difference between High Street Agents, hybrid & online agents
If you really want to know what goes on behind the scenes at estate agents, who better to interview than the person who trains many of them! In this frank and direct interview, Boyd Mayover discusses what he sees as the fall down of both high street agents, hybrid and online agents.
25 Best Motivational Stephen Hawking Quotes
Best-selling author, award-winning physicist, and beloved Star Trek guest star Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. Prolific as both a writer and public figure, the late scientist made numerous wry remarks about the nature of life, science and the universe around us. Here are his 25 best quotes.
Want To Communicate More Effectively In The Workplace? Do This!
Your ability to communicate clearly with clients and coworkers ensures you deliver the desired product
In retail, communication with employees and customers ensures a good customer experience. In construction, it will ensure worker safety and project completion to specifications.
In medicine, communication about your treatment is literally a life or death situation ...
The March Challenge: One Small Change, One Big Impact
We’ve just started the third month of the year, and with the realisation that this year is slipping past us so quickly … I’m issuing a challenge to all of you.