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The Pragmatic Man’s Bucket List

The Thinking Man

Start 2014 with these 15 ideas, which aren't about traveling, buying, or partying. They're about enjoying life, but in a pragmatic way, which has more to do with learning than anything else.

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Drop the cynicism, at least for the amount of time it takes you to read these quotes — and find one that resonates. It might make you a little happier. (Today.)

Asian donors: This two-year-old needs you

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Gaurav Bains is 2 years old, and in June this year, was diagnosed with a rare blood condition that, without an urgent bone marrow transplant, will develop into an aggressive form of Leukaemia.

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Oktoberfest Around the World

Munich's Oktoberfest kicked off this past weekend. Ask most Germans, and they'll recommend you steer clear. But around the world, Oktoberfest celebrations are in effect, and are probably not quite so, shall we say, full-on.

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For the first time in years, Real Madrid will head into El Clasico knowing that even a defeat would not have an adverse effect on their La Liga title chances, while a win will only enhance them.

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The Smell of Old Money

We couldn't pass it up: A luxury lifestyle company offered to send us a list of 'the perfume choices of the super rich'. Don't roll your eyes. Three cost less than a manicure and only one is out of production.

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Rare and Amusing Insults

Try one of these out on the trading floor today. 'Crepehanger' is definitely our favourite (with 'slubberdegullion' a close second).

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These Boots Are Made For Walking (in London)

Winter's coming, and if recent years have been any indication, it could get messy. If there's anything we've learned from it, there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear. (OK, so we totally stole that from our father-in-law.) At any rate, these 10 pairs of boots (for men and women) come highly recommended.

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Swapping Swaps for Bibs

Instead of going to work on the trading floor, this former Swedish banker now visits trade fairs. Her market? The parents of fashionable babes.

The Thinking Man

The Pragmatic Man’s Bucket List

Start 2014 with these 15 ideas, which aren't about traveling, buying, or partying. They're about enjoying life, but in a pragmatic way, which has more to do with learning than anything else.