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5 of the World’s Rarest Books

While “rarest” and “most expensive” often go hand-in-hand when it comes to book collecting, it’s important to make a distinction between the two because it is not always the case. It’s possible for a tome to be rarer than another (i.e. have less copies available), but...

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Are We Becoming Less Generous?

If generosity seems a little lacking these days, it’s because it probably is. According to the latest annual World Giving Index by the international Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the trend for charitable behaviors is declining. The 2017 index released in September...

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Lalique Feature: Renard

Considered one of the rarest of all the Lalique hood ornaments, the Renard is the most sought after mascot of the entire collection. At some eight and a half inches long, it is a striking depiction of a fox in predator mode; its eyes alert, ears erect and body...

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Steal the Habits of Successful People

It may seem a hackneyed theme, but with good reason: there really are habits that many highly successful people have in common. By adopting some of these habits for yourself, you may find your days more productive or that you gain skills that allow you to be more...

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3 Ways to Find the Magic in Your Daily Routine

You have probably heard the saying “Find a job that you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” Well, that’s not me. I absolutely love my job, but it is hard work. Despite the high degree of repetition inherent to my job, I am passionate about my work. I...

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Best Beach Destinations: Caribbean

After the devastation caused by last year’s hurricanes, some of the islands in the Caribbean are still rebuilding. Some islands were hit worse than others. St. Martin for example, sustained serious damage to over 90% of its buildings and many resorts remain closed,...

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Collector Car Market Trends

With the collector car auction market ending 2017 at a five-year low according to The Hagerty Market Rating, the auto collector’s market started off this year with an uncertain future. Although some collector car auction houses like high-end RM Sotheby’s reported...

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Lalique Mascot Feature: Pintade

Standing at roughly four inches tall and six inches long, the Pintade or Guinea Hen is often harder to find than other Lalique car mascots as it was produced in lesser numbers than some of the other more common hood ornaments. Introduced in 1929, model number 1164 was...

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How to Draw Entrepreneurial Inspiration from Captain Cook

As an entrepreneur, your odds of keeping an “open for business” sign aloft are not stellar. Only one-third of startups are able to stay in business for a decade, according to statistics from the Small Business Administration. But you don’t care about statistics. You...

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