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How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

This tech 'reset' won't be as bad as 2009 or 2001, says top VC

That became clearer than ever last week when a couple of public companies, Tableau and LinkedIn, lost almost half of their value in a day.<p>But at least one VC says that it won't be as bad this time as it was after the Great Recession or the dot-com bust.<p>Rich Wong is a partner at Accel, one of …

Startups

2 Harvard students built a company that will do your chores for you, and it's made money since day one

The two women hired someone off of Craigslist to come do their laundry and buy their groceries weekly, and then they split the cost.<p>The woman they hired, Jenny, came to their apartments to take care of errands that would otherwise pile up. This would eventually evolve to become their company, …

Startups

How Indiegogo Is Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding To Empower Entrepreneurs

Indiegogo is introducing new partnerships to help entrepreneurs beyond crowdfunding.<p>Indiegogo pioneered crowdfunding in 2008 when the company's cofounders, Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin and Eric Schell grew tired of the options available for securing access to capital. They believed the Internet to …

Startups

5 Adventures For Your 2016 Bucket List

<i>Photos by Goats on the Road</i><p>With the first month of 2016 in the books, there’s no better time than now to get this year’s bucket list organized. …

Original Observer photography: January 2016

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Alejandro González Iñárritu,Maxine Peake,Aziz Ansari,Tom Hiddleston,Savages<p>Actors Tom Hiddleston, Maxine Peake and Aziz Ansari, film director Alejandro González Iñárritu and post-punk band Savages feature in this month’s showcase of the best photography …

The 5 Biggest Psychological Hurdles of Entrepreneurship

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>As an entrepreneur, you’ll face plenty of logistical hurdles. Quitting your day job, getting …

Running in the family: share photos and stories of your family cars

A reliable car can easily become considered an important part of family life; whether it is for the everyday school run or a long distance holiday adventure. And while its uses might not last forever, the memories of cleaning up ketchup stains off seats and mucky finger prints off windows remain …

Amusement Parks

Zurich city guide: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Yes, it’s big on banking and watches but don’t imagine the Swiss city is entirely straitlaced – this year it’s going gaga over Dada for starters<p>Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a …

Salaries & Wages

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting …

Dengue Fever

11 Amazing Travel Adventures To Have in 2016

Traveling abroad can be adventure enough for some people. However, I want to take you a step further than just stepping off that plane in a foreign land. I want to show you some of the adventures that are available during your travels that can add new experiences that you will remember for a …

Nile River

The 20 photographs of the week

The Zika virus in Latin America, protests in Greece, Curiosity on Mars, the earthquake in Taiwan – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

6 Ways To Harness The Incredible Power Of The Mind-Body Connection

<i>Can our thoughts heal us? Skeptics insist the idea is deluded, but science journalist Jo Marchant travelled the world to discover what the latest</i> …

Mindfulness

StartUp

The first season was a breakthrough, with host Alex Blumberg taking listeners inside a startup from conception to funding and many more challenges. That startup: his own, podcast network Gimlet Media. The second season, which ended this summer, switched to follow Dating Ring, a dating company …

Reporter's notebook: A prayer, a promise and a career change

<b>(CNN) —</b> I thought my career was set when I was 22.<p>I was about to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in accounting, and I was recruited by the largest accounting firms in the world. The only thing outstanding for me to …

New Report Reveals Just How Badly Black Women-Led Startups Are Being Underfunded

By Sherrell Dorsey6 minute Read<p>Black women lead just .04% of the total number of women-led tech startups in the U.S., according to a newly released …

Startups

This Woman Was Selling Bread And Accidentally Became A Model

This is one amazing story.<p>Photographer Ty Bello was snapping photos of British musician Tinie Tempah in Nigeria recently when a woman selling bread happened to walk into her shot.<p>Struck by the woman's beauty, Bello took to Instagram after the shoot in an attempt to find out more about her. "I'm …

Plot All of Your Travel Plans on This Wall Map

A corkboard guide to the U.S.A.<p>When confronted with a map on a wall, it’s hard to resist sticking a tack through the site of your hometown and proclaiming: “That’s where I’m from!”<p>There’s no need to hold back with the USA Corkboard from Easy, Tiger. Public displays of local pride are its reason for …

Living Rooms

11 Michael Hyatt Quotes to Inspire You to Happiness and Success

Michael Hyatt's words have inspired millions of people. He can inspire you, too.<p>Michael Hyatt--author, blogger, and previous chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers--has experienced tremendous success in the publishing world. His latest book--<i>Living Forward</i>--is poised for instant bestseller …

The Top American Cities For Meditation

Meditation has benefits ranging from anxiety relief to improving concentration. And according to Google, these are the best cities for trying it.

12 Hiking & Adventure Books Worth Reading

These Books Will Inspire You to Put Them Down and Get Outside<p>At CloudLine, the only thing we like better than a great pair of hiking socks is a good …

Rare photos inside secret city

As if plucked from the set of a sci-fi movie, manicured lawns and gold-plated statues decorate the exteriors of futuristic palaces. Ashgabat is a …

Co Debuts Bold New Shades in Time for Fashion Week

California contains multitudes. Its more popular face heralds the state as the land of the celebrity-leaving-the-gym pap snap, the Hilton sisters, and late-night pit stops at Nobu; on the other hand, it’s home to Joan Didion’s incisive prose, innovative mid-century architecture, and icy Hitchcock …

See Rare Pirelli Calendar Photos on Display at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 doesn’t promise a lot of skin—the biggest trends are likely to be innovative layering and oversize furs. But inside Skylight at Moynihan Station, one of WME-IMG’s centralized NYFW locales, guests will be treated to something truly scintillating: a rare exhibit of …

Claudia Li, Emerging Designer, Makes Her Mark

The designer Claudia Li was putting the last touches on the collection she would soon be showing at New York Fashion Week when she took a moment to reflect.<p>“There’s this feeling I get when a model puts on my work where there’s a sort of heart-racing, breathtaking moment where, I don’t know, I just …

Fashion Week

Why Now Is the Time to Travel to Canada

Canada is arguably one of the best places in the world to spot the Northern Lights—specifically in the Yukon Territory, where the Aurora Borealis …