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CUT: Red Poll 42 Day Dry Aged Grass Fed Beef!

There has been quite a bit of discussion about grass-fed vs grain-fed beef in recent years. You hear chefs and food show hosts touting its flavour …

The 50 Best Places to Visit in the U.S.A.

We asked our editors, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers for their favorite trips across America. Here are the 50 best places to visit in the U.S.A.<p>Hawaii: Take a helicopter tour of Kauai.<p>Idaho: Ski the slopes of Sun Valley.<p>Illinois: Watch the country's best improv and sketch comedy.<p>Indiana: Take …

Cities As Platforms

Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.<p>YouTube was not the first video-hosting site, but it was the first to disrupt the stagnating online broadcasting model, creating a platform with digital engagement at its …

Innovation

Ten Questions Every Founder Should Ask Before Raising Venture Debt

There’s an adage that says your first job as a startup CEO is to make sure your company never runs out of cash. When financing a growing company,venture debt can be a great supplement to venture capital. Much has been written to help founders think through venture capital, but venture debtremains a …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

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Why Moore’s Law May Mean Success, Or Death, For Your Startup

Amid talk of the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, one may be tempted to ask: so what? Three years before co-founding Intel, Gordon Moore observed that transistors would decrease in cost and increase in performance at an exponential rate.<p>Moore made his observation in a now-defunct trade rag in April …

Secret’s collapse shows the traditional VC funding model is broken

The monumental failure of anonymous social app Secret and the closing of the company’s doors after a mere 16 months in business has fueled serious discussion among entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.<p>Concerned parties on both sides of the funding table are asking hard questions about what this …

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

9 Real Differences Between the Best and Worst Coffee

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist</i><p>What's the difference between the best and the worst coffee in the world? It's not just that the best coffee is often served to you by someone with an attitude and a sweet vest.<p>In fact, there's real differences in the coffee itself -- and to figure out …

The TIME 100 Gala: In Pictures

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Silicon Valley Favorite Philz Coffee Gulps Up $15 Million To Expand Nationwide

A lot of coffee shops would love to claim that they’re not *just* a coffee shop. But that can actually be said about Philz Coffee.<p>Philz has become an institution of sorts in its native San Francisco Bay Area, with many a tech industry product or deal being hatched over a cup of its strong brew. …

Lunar New Year: Where to banquet in San Francisco

Happy year of the ram! Or sheep, depending on how burly and threatening you feel 2015 needs to be.<p>Though reservations may now be hard to come by, almost every San Francisco Cantonese restaurant of a certain size offers Lunar New Year menus, which range in price from $168 to as much as you care to …

The 11 Best BBQ Cities in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p><i>Credit: Dan Gentile</i><p>Few styles of food are more satisfying and primal than barbecue. Meat and fire tend to do that sort of thing. And while we've pointed out the best barbecue spots in the country before, we've never sat down over a pound of brisket and hashed …

4 Huge Mistakes I Made As A Wife (I'm The Ex-Wife Now)

<i>By Sloane Bradshaw</i><p>At first it was easy for me to point every single finger and toe at my husband for obliterating our 10-year marriage. He's the one who cheated and walked out without looking back. And long before that, he repeatedly shut me out, choosing to bury himself in his work to avoid what …

Daibo Dreamed of Coffee

It sounds like white noise, a gentle static barely perceptible over the din of Tokyo traffic that flashes by two floors below. But as you sit there …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more …

Small Business

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Why Silicon Valley Can’t Find Europe

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sten Tamkivi has been a software entrepreneur for 16 years and spent the recent half of his career as an early executive at Skype in Tallinn, Estonia. Sten is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Follow him on his blog and on Twitter</i> @seikatsu.<p>Go to Europe these …

Doug Richard Of Dragon's Den On Hong Kong's Startup Scene

Doug Richard rose to fame as an investor or “dragon” on the hit BBC TV program Dragon’s Den, the British equivalent of Shark Tank in the US. He remains the only Dragon to have gone an entire series without making a single investment. Today he focuses much of his time on School For Startups, an …

The Billionaire Who Created Victoria Secret's $10 Million Diamond-Studded Bra Just Launched A Cool New Business App

And the thing that interests him most these days is a brand new app he created called TaskWorld that helps enterprises manage employees and projects.<p>Mouawad was born the eldest son and heir to the world-renown Mouawad diamond jewelry company, founded in 1890. He grew up "traveling with my father to …

Russian angel investment grew 4x in 2013

Russia’s National Association of Business Angels (NABA), Atom Partners, a Moscow-based investment consultancy and high-tech investor, and RVC, the state-owned fund of funds dedicated to innovation, have presented the results of their 2013 business angel investing study.<p>Tapping into a wide variety …

How Much Cash Should You Hold In A Portfolio? - The Big Picture

How much cash should you hold in your portfolio?<br>By Barry Ritholtz,<br>Washington Post December 13, 10:19 AM<p>When people discuss their investing …

DCILY’s Favorite American Roasters for Thrillist – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Yesterday, Thrillist (a daily newsletter of curated recommendations) published a list of the “best coffee roasters in America.” I was one of the …

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

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The Unseen Bean: Blind Roasted Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Gerry Leary, who is seeing impaired, was led by his curious passion and love for good food to start his own coffee company when he as introduced to …

The Daily Meal’s Best Coffee Shops in America – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Daily Meal, one of the internet’s fastest growing food websites, just released one of the more thorough lists of great coffee shops that can be …

Coffee

Inside the World of Coffee Warehouses

Unless you live in a country that grows it, one can only be so local when it comes to coffee. (And, even then, your country may only sell Nescafé.) It's an unavoidable factor in the coffee world that your unroasted green coffee beans must travel a long distance, sometimes under difficult …