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The Eight Most Impressive Beer Lists In the World

Every now and then (read: often), times call for an ice-cold beer. But as great as your old standby watering hole is, it’s got limitations. So right …

Beef and Onions, Made Better With Beer

Gently cooked onions, simmered in butter or oil until they collapse in a golden-brown heap, need very little help to become a meal.<p>Add broth and some toasted bread, and they become a soothing soup. Scoop them onto pizzas or stir them into risotto or pasta, and they shine sweetly against the plainer …

Onions

40 Game-Changing Chili Recipes

There is nothing quite like a hearty bowl of chili. In one spoonful, you get some heat, spice, veggies, beans, and chunks of tender, savory meat …

Beer of the week: Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin

Demand for new beers—“innovation,” in industry speak—has lately reached a fever pitch. To placate the thirsty masses, smart breweries have found a …

You'll Never Believe Which Alcoholic Beverage Is Growing Fastest

As craft beer's growth slows, sales of wine and spirits are taking off, but the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the U.S. today is one you've probably never heard of.<p>Mead is the oldest fermented beverage on earth, predating all other alcoholic beverages, even beer, with cave drawings of …

Rock-Solid Tips for Buying a Diamond Online

You can buy just about anything online. Even some purchases that seem best suited for an in-store experience have crossed over into the cyberworld. …

How Harry Potter and ‘The Dark Tower’ have messed up millennials

When diagnosing what ails the millennial generation, there is a tendency to blame the same old foes — parental coddling and the rise of mobile …

Scientists reveal how goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen

Scientists at the Universities of Oslo and Liverpool have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of …

What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.<p>Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders …

Employment

Nestlé's new boss sets out recipe for growth as sales disappoint

Nestlé will ditch poorly performing businesses that cannot be fixed and spend millions more on restructuring the company, its new chief executive said, as the food giant reported lacklustre full-year results.<p>In his first press conference since taking the top job at Nestlé on January 1, Mark …

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

6 Kickstarter-Funded Watches Worth Your Time

The crowdfunding platform isn't exactly synonymous with world-class timepieces. But you can proudly wear these fan-financed gems.<p>Ask anyone who isn't a watch person to name their favorite brands and you'll get the same responses over and over: Rolex. Omega. Timex. Fossil. Swatch. The mega-brand …

The world's first proper Bitcoin exchange will be live in a month

Bitcoin will officially enter the mainstream financial world next month when New York State's Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) publishes a …

Elance-oDesk Rebrands As Upwork, Debuts Slack-Like Chat Platform

A new chapter starts today for Elance-oDesk, a platform where 4 million businesses connect with 10 million knowledge worker freelancers to fill contract jobs. More than a year after the two competitors merged to form one freelancer powerhouse, and five months after raising $30 million, it is …

Employment

Chuck Robbins Appointed As Cisco CEO, John Chambers Moves To Executive Chairman

A change of guard at tech giant Cisco. Long-time CEO John Chambers, who has served as the head of the company for the last 20 or so years, is being replaced by Chuck Robbins as CEO, effective July 26, 2015. Chambers isn’t leaving Cisco entirely, taking up the role of executive chairman at the point …

Startups

The Anti-Drone Business Is About to Take Off

Companies Like DroneShield are here to fulfill all of your anti-UAV needs<p>Drones are quickly moving from exotic military technology to mass market gadget thanks to companies such as DJI and 3D Robotics, which sell small but sophisticated unmanned aircraft that nearly any amateur can pilot. But the …

10 Bootstrapping Tips to Help Turn Your Idea Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening -- VCs fund only 0.05 percent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 …

Small Business

Roger Waters Slams Silicon Valley’s ‘Rogues and Thieves’

Roger Waters is the latest artist to slam streaming music as the Pink Floyd great accused Silicon Valley execs of being “rogues and thieves” for the …

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Use the Metrics That Really Matter in Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gross profit. Sales revenue. Cash on hand. All of these are important metrics, but they may not be the most important metrics for your business.<p>When I start working with a new client, I always ask which metrics they track on a frequent …

Small Business

Comcast’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable has officially been defeated

After months of back-and-forth regarding the fate of the Comcast-TWC merger, regulators finally quashed the deal once and for all this week. Per</i> …

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Improve Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've just started a business, you need sales, right? Trouble is, you may not be sure how to put together a sales approach. And, the truth is, there is no magic formula for sending your sales through the roof. So, stop looking.<p>Also, …

Entrepreneurship

3 Common Leadership Habits That Are Stifling Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you work in a high-stakes environment -- you receive all the glory when your company flies high and all the blame when it hits a patch of turbulence. This pressure to perform can lead you to develop habits that end up …

Leadership

Stop Fantasizing About the Perfect Job

Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure. Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and …

Intel Compute Stick review: The little PC that almost could - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Intel Compute Stick excels as a media streaming, Web-browsing machine, and it's a $150 PC that can fit into your pocket.<p><b>The Bad</b> The tablet-grade performance isn't suitable for heavy tasks, and spotty Bluetooth connectivity limit this PC's functionality.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> This inexpensive …

Best boss in America? CEO raises firm's minimum wage to $70k after reading study on happiness

Dan Price, CEO of Seattle-based payment processing company Gravity Payments, has taken a 90 per cent pay cut to give his lower-paid staff a raise<p>The boss of a technology start-up in <b>Seattle</b> shocked his employees by announcing he was taking a massive pay cut in order to raise the salaries of the …

Gravity Payments CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.<p>Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least$70,000 annually in the next three years.<p>…

Employment

500 Startups' $10m Marketing Fund Aims to Ease Series A Crunch

500 Startups, a global tech startup accelerator and investment program, has launched a $10 million fund today. It’s aimed at businesses that need to ramp up their marketing activity after gaining early traction.<p>Rather than costing startups a specific amount of equity, the funding will be provided …

Startups

Net neutrality rules formally published; first legal challenge filed

Tough new net neutrality regulations were published in the Federal Register on Monday, triggering an effective date of June 12 and the first formal legal challenge to the controversial online traffic rules.<p>US Telecom, a trade group whose members include AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., …