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Guyana, one of South America's poorest countries, struck oil. Will it go boom or bust?

Today, Guyana is one of South America’s poorest countries, with an average per capita annual income of around US$4,000.<p>But within the decade, it …

Want to Outperform Your Peers? A Study of 366 Companies Says Do This 1 Thing

Emerging trends also indicate not doing it will soon be a liability for your company.<p>In 2015, consulting firm McKinsey published their research of 366 public companies and thousands of executives in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Latin America. Their statistically significant …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

7 Signs you're eating too much sugar

Sugar and refined carbohydrates are considered 'empty calories', mainly because they don't contain any useful nutrients. Some foods high in sugar are …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Back to school health check: Packed lunches

Make sure your children get all the nutrients they need<p>September is here, summer is over and it's time to go <b>back to school.</b> Doubtless parents up and …

These Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Are Out Of This World Delicious

Welcome to the major leagues.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Cupcakes<p>1 cup butter, at room temperature<p>1½ cups sugar<p>4 eggs<p>2½ cups flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>2 teaspoons vanilla extract<p>½ cup milk<p>½ cup lemon juice<p>Lemon Curd<p>6 egg yolks<p>1 cup sugar<p>½ cup lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>6 …

How to Make Money Self-Publishing on Amazon

The internet has revolutionized so many industries and businesses.<p>In the publishing world, in particular Amazon publishing, it has leveled the …

Writing

How US Navy's Futuristic Laser Weapon Uses Old-School Telephone Tech

The U.S. Navy's recent demonstration of its new laser weapon, designed to blast enemy drones out of the sky, proves that these systems no longer …

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Clean Energy

StackSocial: The Hottest Tech Deals, Delivered Daily

Take 10% Off<br>Your First Purchase<p>Join millions of other subscribers who get exclusive discounts, freebies and giveaways!<p>Coupon code will be sent to …

You Don't Need to Be a Fancy Bartender to Make These Blackberry Mojitos

Happy National Mojito Day! Let's celebrate with fresh blackberry mojitos. Before you head out to your favorite cocktail bar, know that these …

Cocktails

How the Internet of Things Can Be Good for Small Businesses

Every business and technologically-oriented person has heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) by now, and how small devices will do things we never …

Oven-Fried Pesto Chicken

Purchased prepared basil and Parmesan pesto give these oven-fried chicken breasts plenty of great flavor. The chicken breasts are pounded to thin out …

Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough

Special equipment: A medium sized mixing bowl Measuring cups and spoons Measuring cups and spoons A fork<p>Put 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (that's a …

Original Stitch uses AI to tailor your button-down from a single photo

A custom shirt startup thinks it has found the key to making bespoke garments using artificial intelligence. Rather than having users measure themselves, Original Stitch’s new Bodygram feature uses computer vision to extract the dimensions of a user’s favorite button-down shirt and replicate …

Algorithm diagnoses heart arrhythmias with cardiologist-level accuracy - Scope

In the near future, drones and wearables may combine forces to save a person experiencing a heart attack. Last month, a letter published in <i>Journal of</i> …

Inside Facebook's speech recognition factory

Apple has Siri and Amazon's got Alexa. Microsoft created Cortana and Alphabet launched the Google Assistant.<p>The technology giants are racing to bring …

Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news

Journalists, beware!<p>Google is awarding the Press Association, a large British news agency, $805,000 to build software to automate the writing of 30,000 local stories a month.<p>The money comes from a fund from Google, the Digital News Initiative, that the search giant started with a commitment to …

Can an Algorithm Diagnose Heart Disease Better Than a Person?

On Thursday, researchers at Stanford University introduced the latest thing in AI diagnostics: an algorithm that can sift through hours of heart …

Wonderschool gets $2M to help solve America’s childcare quandary

In the U.S., childcare presents a nerve-wracking quagmire for parents. It’s expensive—almost a fifth of American families spend more than a quarter of their income on childcare—but that doesn’t mean it’s a lucrative business. In fact, many caregivers make so little that they can’t afford childcare …

Child Care

Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

Hugsy, a Dutch startup that’s developing a ‘smart’ blanket designed to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised €200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network.<p>The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and …

Microsoft's Kinect gets to the bottom of T-Rex-sized mystery

Microsoft’s Kinect is earning some recognition for it’s work with Dinosaurs. The Xbox peripheral was designed as a camera that allows you to control video games with your movements, now it’s been used to map the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.<p>Researchers with MIT’s Camera Culture group realized the …

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated March 09, 2018<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

Most Consumers Still Not Familiar With Most Smart Devices

There are smart devices and then there are consumers who know about smart devices<p>The problem is, there are many more smart devices than there are …

This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the …

Tesla will build world’s largest battery storage facility for Australian wind farm

Tesla will up its game in the renewable energy storage market with the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world, to be built for Australia’s Hornsdale Wind Farm, with a completion date of December 1, 2017. The facility will use Tesla’s commercial battery storage Powerpack modules …

XCOR Aerospace lays off all employees, throwing rocket projects into limbo

After more than a year’s worth of workforce shrinkage, XCOR Aerospace has laid off the remainder of its employees – putting projects ranging from its …

Tesla Is No Longer the Most Valuable American Automaker

News that Tesla Motors was on track to release its lower-cost Model 3 sedan starting in late July wasn’t enough to stop an extended sell off.<p>Tesla …

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first …

Clean Energy