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Foreign languages: How to memorise vocabulary

When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose minds are already occupied with work, family, and other responsibilities.<p>A comfort? Linguists say that to “get …

Word of mouth: Workshop Coffee, the cafe roasting its own beans

James Dickson, the founder of Workshop Coffee, talks to Jessica Salter about his worldwide quest for the perfect bean<p>As a boy James Dickson, whose great-great-grandfather founded the pub chain Yates’s Wine Lodge in 1884, used to pore over wine books. 'I was just really interested in it,’ he says. …

The most important small business trends in 2014

The rise of mobile, the growth of local, the advent of crowdfunding–find out how 61 small business experts think the latest business trends will shape the future of small business in the next 12 months.

Small Business

What’s Your $1 Billion Idea?

Anyone would be inspired by the story of Nick Woodman, the CEO of GoPro, a $2.5B company that makes wearable HD video cameras. The highlights:<p>In the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, Woodman blows $4M of VC money on a failed venture called funBugs.com, an ultimately ill-conceived loyalty, sweepstakes, and …

Jon Taffer: How He Turns Failed Bars Into Major Successes

To further understand the bar and restaurant industry, I spoke to one of the leading experts in Jon Taffer. You might know Taffer from his hit reality TV show “Bar Rescue”, where he takes bars that are about to close and turns them into major successes. His first bar management job was at The …

Sproxil: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasThis lab-grown beef will be in restaurants in 3 years<p>IdeasGamers are becoming a powerful source of philanthropic donations<p>IdeasWhat if economic growth isn’t as positive as you think?<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentFCC chairman Ajit Pai has “serious concerns” over Sinclair …

Former Kate Spade Art Director Develops An Adorbs Book App For Kids

It’s rare to see and “touch” things on the iPad screen that evoke the texture, color, and unpolished feel of real life. Fortunately, a new children’s book app corrects that shortcoming, bridging the divide between slick digital storytelling and handmade visuals.<p>Created by former MoMA New York …

Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

Filter coffee: the return of a has-bean

Wetherspoon pubs and Britain's third-wave coffee shops don't have a lot in common, but, collectively, these very different hangouts are key players in a remarkable revival of filter coffee's fortunes. When Italian, espresso-based cafe culture took off in Britain in the 90s, filter fell out of …

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Revolutionize Your Beauty Routine with The Organic Pharmacy

<i>“And what is it to work with Love?</i> <i>It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as your beloved were to wear that cloth.</i> <i>It is to</i> …

Skin Care

The green guide to chemical-free beauty

The green bandwagon is well and truly rolling, with demand for organic beauty continuing its upward trajectory. The Soil Association’s Organic Market Report revealed that UK sales of certified organic health and beauty products increased by 20% in 2014 to £44.6 million.<p>As the market has grown …

The green guide to chemical-free beauty

The green bandwagon is well and truly rolling, with demand for organic beauty continuing its upward trajectory. The Soil Association’s Organic Market Report revealed that UK sales of certified organic health and beauty products increased by 20% in 2014 to £44.6 million.<p>As the market has grown …

Kelly Mistry - Owner and Founder of MyFairyTaleBooks

[quote style=”boxed”]Lean In by Sheryl Sanders is a thought-provoking book that every woman in business should read then pass to their husband, …

Entrepreneurship

Stacy Rybchin - Founder and Chief Curator of My Secret Luxury™

[quote style=”boxed”]Never take “no” for an answer. If you have an idea that you think is amazing, stand behind it and keep going when you get a …

Ernst & Young

Microsoft Windows 8.1 $119 for Those Without Windows 8

For businesses and other users already running Windows 8, an update to the new Microsoft Windows 8.1 coming Oct. 18 will be easy. The new Windows …

5 Essential Social Sharing Buttons for Your Site

Today, there’s a social network for just about every interest and demographic. People use social media for everything from landing a job to finding …

How to Create a Facebook Fan Page

Among social media networks, Facebook is the undisputed king. A whopping 3.2 billion likes and comments are posted on the social media site daily, …

5 Secrets of a Google Plus Marketing Ninja

It may not be Facebook, but Google Plus has an impressive and growing reach. The platforms connection with Google assures that posts will be highly …

6 Things Customers Want from Retail Stores and How You Can Deliver - Small Business Trends

Thanks to eCommerce, mCommerce, big data and more, the world of retail is changing—perhaps faster than at any time in history.<p>How can a small …