Digen Varma

569 Added | 17 Magazines | 633 Likes | 27 Following | 41 Followers | @DigenVarma | Keep up with Digen Varma on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Digen Varma”

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

Solar-powered floating villa creates modern retreat in historic area

This energy-neutral houseboat is surprisingly airy and bright<p>What do you do when you want the perfect modern home in a coveted historic neighborhood? For the owner of this exquisite abode, the answer was simple: Build a houseboat. Floating in the Spaarne river near the city center of Haarlem, …

Architecture

75 dreamy pictures of Spain

Porto Do Son beach, Galicia<p>To read more about Galicia, click here<p>Menorca<p>Clifftop tables at Cova d'en Xoroi. For more on Menorca, click here<p>Ibiza<p>The …

European Travel

Kitchen Trends for 2018 Focus on Family and Functionality

It’s the most valuable space in any home — the kitchen. It is also one of the top rooms for upgrades and renovations in a house. The kitchen has to …

Kitchens

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

Grace Hopper

Newly Developed Desalination Technique Could Produce Both Drinking Water And Lithium Ions For Baterries

A new water desalination technique has been developed using an essential element known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). This process could extract …

Snorkeling

9 Simple Steps To Exponentially Grow Your Business

Wondering how to get started with growth hacking? Here's what you'll need to go through to get it done.<p>Are you thinking of doing some growth hacking for your business, or hiring a company to do it? Perhaps someone convinced you that it was a great idea, and that it wasn't too hard to do.<p>While there …

Growth Hacking

10 Adults-Only Card Games You'll Want To Have At Your Next Party

Gone are the days of family-friendly rounds of UNO, where your only backlash against a skip card was playing a wild plus four <i>and</i> changing the color …

Board Games

Mihir Garimella is making drones that go where humans cannot

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Mihir Garimella was in fifth grade, his parents would chide him for leaving his bedroom light on. Rather than just remember to turn off the light, he rigged a motion sensor to automate the switch.<p>A year later at his school orchestra, Garimella would get in trouble because he couldn't …

CNN

Exquisite Peacock-Inspired Home Decor Ideas With Extra Glam

Aaah…the peacock, such a majestic creature, the king of the bird kingdom with the most impressive feathers. Its exquisite coloring has inspired …

Interior Design

5 Delicious French Onion Soups to Keep You Cozy All Winter Long

Is there any better soup than French onion? It’s less like a soup, and more like a bowl of melty cheese, croutons, and caramelized onions with just …

Cooking

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

Your Network Is Your Net Worth: 5 Lessons on Building Stronger Networks

A company was sold to Oracle for $871 million precisely because its co-founder had previously built strong, shared relationships with Oracle.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people hate it, some people love it, but at least we can all agree: Networking is …

Entrepreneurship

Mumbai for vegans: Restaurants to try

Once upon a time being vegan meant your choice was limited to home-made salads, but now cafes and restaurants have mushroomed across the city to …

Vegan

44 Stories, Podcasts and Videos Editors Loved in 2017

2017 was an extraordinary year for journalism. From the Harvey Weinstein exposés that kicked off an avalanche of sexual harassment pieces, to coverage of President Trump’s first year, to searing storytelling about the opioid epidemic and more, Flipboard was teeming with stories worth your time.<p>For …

Harvey Weinstein

4 Ways to Increase Sales With Micro-influencer Marketing

Find out how to leverage the unique skills of micro-influencers to increase sales.<p>Marketing with micro-influencers has become quite popular in the past year mainly because of their ability to engage. Two separate studies by HelloSociety and Markerlyeven found that influencers with smaller …

Marketing

19 Comforting Soup Recipes If You're Cutting Back On Meat And Dairy

Whether you're a vegan or just trying to cut back on meat and dairy.

Cooking

19 Hot Sandwiches and Salads to Make Winter a Little More Bearable

Sandwiches and salads are go-to options for midday meals, but when it's polar vortex-ing like 2016 outside, nobody wants to bite into raw veggie …

Healthy Eating

New tree-planting drones can plant 100,000 trees in a single day

While the traditional uses of drones are typically commercial or recreational, one UK-based company is using them to help the environment. BioCarbon …

World Economic Forum

30 Kids Shower Curtains With Cute, Funny And Colorful Designs

Kids don’t usually like to take baths or showers and parents have to get creative if they want to make these experiences pleasant and fun. The …

Kids

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

Time Management

Chances Are You're Not Living Up to Your Creative Potential. Here Are 3 Things You Can Do to Fix It Today

Creativity takes practice and intention. The more space you give yourself to practice ideation without the threat of failure, the better you'll get at it.<p>Coming up with new ideas can be hard. But no matter what field you're in, a little bit of creativity can take you a long way. Over the years, …

Creativity

Robinhood will let users trade cryptocurrencies for free

Robinhood, the app that lets you make zero-fee stock trading and tracking, is moving into a new market: Cryptocurrencies. Next month, users in select US states will be able to buy and sell bitcoin and ethereum without having to pay transaction fees, with support for more currencies coming …

Cryptocurrency

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

10 Vegetarian Staples That Are Always on My Shopping List

The best way to ensure I eat wholesome, filling vegetarian meals every week is to stock up on the right ingredients at the grocery store. If my …

Eating

Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing

I was all set to dislike the “flick,” a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be something worthless like “the average time someone looks at a post.” In fact it’s a very clever way of dividing time that theoretically could make …

Amazing

Move over, Tinder! These are the best dating apps to help you meet the one

Let’s face it, the world of online dating is a whole ‘nother ballgame these days. An endless roster of actively seeking singles (even ones with …

Apps

The Real Reason Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos Became World-Changing Leaders

The leadership theory that annihilates conventional wisdom and four people who embody it.<p>To quote Tears for Fears, everybody wants to rule the world. More to the point, everybody wants to know how the world-changers do it. How did people like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos blow past Harvard MBAs …

Leadership

How Filmmakers Are Making Text Graphics Pop in 2018

Here are some of this year's trendiest text graphics (so far) that might give you some new ideas.<p>One thing that all great films have are really good …

Graphics