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4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new edtech …

Education Technology

Space-Saving Products for Your Small Bathroom

Struggling to find storage space in your tiny bathroom? We’ve put together a selection of 44 space-saving products and ideas to help tackle clutter, …

Extreme Sports

50 Side Jobs to Help You Make an Extra $500 or More This Month

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Opinion: Here’s how to trade a stock after an earnings surprise

Earnings surprises can be expected to cause a fast move in a stock’s price, up or down. But since the resulting move is often exaggerated, a reversal …

Trading

6 Negative Thoughts That Can Destroy A Relationship

When you’re married or in a long-term relationship, there are plenty of things best left unsaid.<p>Negative thoughts can be just as harmful. Below, marriage therapists share six of the most damaging thoughts you can have about your relationship or your spouse.<p>It’s common for people to worry if their …

University of Washington

Save More By Tricking Your Brain: How to Hack Your Money Mindset

Embarrassingly low bank account balance?<p>For a couple reasons, your savings rate, or lack thereof, might feel out of your control.<p>One problem is that …

Personal Finance

ZeroCater raises $4.1 million to keep office workers well-fed in the U.S.

While it seems like a new food delivery business launches or gets funded every season in the U.S., several have scaled back, like Sprig, or shut down entirely like Spoonrocket.<p>Among those that have survived, however, are smart sites and apps serving the office-catering corner of the industry, a $20 …

Startups

Wheelys raises $350K from the crowd to bring coffee-bikes to the world

Wheelys Café just raised a large chunk of equity funding on Swedish crowdfunding platform FundedByMe to expand to more countries and pour gas on its already explosive growth around the world. The young company has had an illustrious history already, with a stint in Y Combinator, a successful …

Startups

Bottled air started as a joke. Now China can't get enough.

BEIJING — Moses Lam was an overworked mortgage broker when he started selling bags of air from Canada on eBay as a joke.<p>Now his company, Vitality …

Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

Free service DoNotPay helps appeal over $4m in parking fines in just 21 months, but is just the tip of the legal AI iceberg for its 19-year-old creator<p>An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that …

The Future

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

Procrastination

Google’s Project Ara founder creates a smart lamp to teach you better habits

We’re always looking for ways to motivate ourselves around learning new behaviors, whether it’s reading more, getting more exercise, or even spending more time writing. Perhaps technology is the obvious place to turn for help, and a new company has developed a lamp that it believes contains the …

How this bed could rock you to sleep

A bed which will rock you to sleep and claims to also improve the quality of your slumbers is being developed by the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab at ETH Zurich.<p>The Somnomat uses specially designed motors which produce smooth movements without making too much noise.<p>BBC Click's Spencer Kelly</b> …

ETH Zurich

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk into a cancer cell

After generations of peering into a microscope to examine cells, scientists could simply stroll straight through one.<p>Calling his project the "stuff …

How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone

You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to.<p>You and a coworker–or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend–had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty …

Self-help

14 Hidden Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

If you live in a small space, storage hacks are your best friend. Anyone can save room by bringing in small furniture or putting up shelfie-worthy shelves, but even with the usual tricks, there never seems to be enough room for all your stuff. Instead of vacuum sealing, squeezing or stuffing your …

Small Spaces

7 Refreshing Do's and Don'ts for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>James Altucher is a serial entrepreneur that has founded or co-founded more than 20 businesses, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. He is also the author of 17 books, including <i>Choose Yourself!</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> best-seller <i>The</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

But there are exceptions to every rule — I'd be shocked if anyone ever said, "I'm not here to make friends," on "The Great British Bake Off," for example.<p>Similarly, there are plenty of examples of video games that aren't about super soldiers or assassins — You just have to be willing to look around …

Stranger Things

Simbi raises $1.2 million to make bartering services easy online

A startup called Simbi has raised $1.2 million in seed funding to popularize its marketplace where people can barter skills and services online.<p>Greylock Discovery fund, Crunchfund and Ranch Ventures invested in the round along with Y Combinator. The company is part of Y Combinator’s current …

Startups

Tip: Sit a Lot? Do These 4 Exercises

Activate your puny scapular stabilizers and you'll keep your shoulders healthy for pain-free pressing. Here's how.<p>Slouchers, Do the T-W-A-Y …

The Pushup Workout From Hell | Men's Health

Once you can’t perform another explosive rep, you’ll immediately perform an isometric hold, hovering a few inches off the floor.<p>Compartmentalize, and hold this position for as long as you can. You’re building strength and stability in the hardest point of the pushup—the bottom, explains …

6 tips to get bigger calves

Some people are born into money. Some people are born with amazing intellect. And then there are those that have been blessed with massive …

Just Start Doing Whatever It Is You Can't Stop Thinking About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re trying to get from one level of your life to the next, one of the most helpful things you can do is have an extended period of deep learning.<p>In earlier times, young people seeking to learn a craft typically underwent periods …

Textbooks

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

500 Startups tries its hand at a startup studio, 500 Labs

500 Startups, known for its work as a startup accelerator, now hopes to incubate its own ideas in-house and spin them off into new companies.<p>Called 500 Labs, it’s a new attempt at finding interesting ideas that might turn out to be good investments. 500 Startups essentially brings in developers and …

Startups

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

Retirement

This 'Airbnb for the Elderly' Could Curb Loneliness in Cities

The Freebird Club hopes to form new networks among isolated older residents.<p>The sharing economy largely caters to the needs of young, mobile residents. But in crowded cities, where older residents often feel isolated and lonely, there may be an even greater need to accommodate the elderly.<p>The …

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online

If you have albums and shoeboxes stuffed with old photos, a startup called Photomyne wants to help you scan those photos, in order to bring them online where they can be saved and shared. Now the Tel Aviv-based company has raised $2.6 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which …

Apps