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Read J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story about a singing sorceress

<i>J.K. Rowling is serving up another dose of Harry Potter for her die-hard fans, this time in the form of a biography of</i> <i>one of her favorite,</i> <i>albeit</i> <i>lesser-known characters in</i> <i>the Harry Potter universe. The</i> <i>story comes from Pottermore.com, the online home for the world of Harry Potter,</i> <i>which</i> s<i>hared her</i> …

Books

Winnebago rolls again

Consider the Winnebago. Just five years ago, the brontosaurus of consumer vehicles looked as if it might be on the point of extinction. Sales had …

Rethinking the Ruler

Duplo might be a simplistic twist on the ruler but its basic redesign gives it much greater functionality! A sliding component makes it easy to draw …

Real-life 'Flubber', made in the UK, saving lives in war zones and on the football field

VIDEO: An orange goo, invented and manufactured in Britain, is being used to protect Hollywood celebrities from harm during daring stunts, keep soldiers safe and reduce brain trauma in American football<p>Flubber, starring Robin Williams as a mad professor who invents a new rubber-like substance, was …

Rework - Change The Way You Work Forever - IdeaMensch

Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you’re looking for a …

This Analogy Explains Why Re-Using The Same Password Is The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Online

Although it's known to be a risky tactic, plenty of people still do it. But according to LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist, it's not just risky — it's one of the most dangerous things you can do on the web.<p>"Reusing a password is like reusing the same key for every lock and having that key be something that …

A 16-Year-Old Google Science Fair Finalist Wants To Help People With Disabilities Communicate With Their Breath

About 1.4% of the world's population suffers from some disorder that renders them almost completely paralyzed, forcing them to use an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to communicate.<p>Many AAC devices use eye tracking to help people communicate, but Dilbagi says that most of …

Disability

The Trick to Getting Millennials to View Your Content

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Millennials are an influential bunch.<p>One reason for this is that they are fast becoming a major demographic category – depending on who you ask, up to 24 percent of the population.<p>They’re also described as the first generation of “digital …

Sales on Mobile Are Booming, So It's Time to Think Small Screen First

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mobile-commerce sales are booming and are forecasted to reach $100 billion in 2014. Yet a Campaigner survey found that 49 percent of consumers have not yet made mobile purchases because they are frustrated with tiny screens.<p>As an …

How to Deal With the Fear of Being Unqualified

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the kind of backroom confession that entrepreneurs typically reserve for only members of their family or their closest friends: They voice the fear that really there’s some way in which they are unqualified.<p>While entrepreneurship is …

Entrepreneurship

7 Reasons '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' Lives on 25 Years Later

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While thousands of leadership books are published each year, only a few might get some short-term success while the vast majority are quickly forgotten. So how has the bestseller <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> maintained its …

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5 Key Principles for a Company's Website Redesign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A company website is the face of a business and one of its main sales tool, so it needs to be built with the aim of converting visitors into customers.<p>The primary goal of a site is to educate the audience on what the company does, why it …

Customers

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for …

Entrepreneurship

100-Year Art Project to Grow Books from Saplings

As we trudge closer to living in a totally paperless society, the idea of reading a book printed on paper made from trees is becoming more and more of a novelty. So, imagine what a revelation it might be to read a book printed on actual paper 100 years from now? That seems to be the premise of</i> …

Making Crispy Traditional Pickles Like a (c)Rockstar

<i>Note: Recipe shows batch of 30 lbs pickling cucumbers. Small batch recipe is included at the end.</i><p>Choose cucumbers that are young and still have their bumps and ridges. They should be very firm, and the sooner you can begin fermenting after they have been picked from the vine, the crisper your …

How To Make A Dancing Baby Groot

If you are one of the people who helped <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> reach its current box office total of $188.4M, then you know exactly why this project is bound to be everyone’s favorite thing right now. Baby Groot stole our collective hearts.<p>Patrick Delahanty of Durandal Cosplay decided that instead …

Recycle Your Own Plastic With Precious Plastic

Even though we have recycling centers, plastic trash is still a big issue. It can be found in every nook and cranny, even in remote locations! In a deep wood park, at the farthest reaches of a gorge, there sat some plastic bags and wrappers. The end of that adventure was depressing.<p>Only about 10% …

Editors’ Picks: Glamping Gear

With all due respect to Bear Grylls, there’s more than one way to experience the great outdoors. Our preferred m.o.? More creature comforts, fewer creepy crawlies. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 17 ideas for heeding the call of the wild and feathering your temporary nest — without sacrificing …

Can A Photographer Truly Capture Love?

In The Ones We Love, more than 80 photographers attempt to show what they see when they look at their loved ones.<p>Photographers routinely let us see the world through their eyes. Can they also reveal to us the qualities that make them love the people who inspire them? Des Moines-based curator …

A Mercantile Meal

Portland, Oregon is a city of craft-focused entrepreneurs where many of the ideas for successful small businesses start from chance conversations among friends. Recognizing this, Jason French and Michelle Battista of Ned Ludd—an intimate Portland restaurant known to source artisanal, local …

Akihiro Mizuuchi makes Lego bricks from chocolate

Japanese designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a set of precise Lego moulds that turn melted chocolate into edible bricks (+ slideshow).<p>Akihiro …

That Gorgeous Dress Too Expensive? New Website Lets You Name Your Price

A new website from a couple MIT grads lets customers haggle for high-end, locally made products.<p>Haggling is an age-old tradition at marketplaces around the world, but price negotiations between merchants and buyers haven’t quite made their way into the world of e-commerce.<p>Theorem, a San …

Artist Rides Handcrafted Three-Wheel Dinosaur Bicycle Across Norway

It's hard not to laugh when looking at photos of Markus Moestue riding along on his self-built dinosaur bike. However, the creative project is actually intended to be quite serious. The Norwegian artist developed the completely bizarre mode of transportation to travel across the bible belt of …

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2014 Core77 Design Awards Spotlight: Food Maps, a Delicious Look at Cuisine Trends Around the World

Some of us plan vacations based on a region's culinary specialties—which, for the record, is completely legitimate and delicious. Scouring travel …

7 Videos That Prove Robin Williams Was The Best Talk Show Guest Ever

Though we all have our personal favorite performances of the late, great Robin Williams -- from his serious work in "Dead Poets Society" to run-by …

20 productivity apps are currently on sale in the App Store for a limited time

The apps currently on sale include:<p>Boxer for $4.99 (down from $9.99)<br>• Clear for $1.99 (down from $4.99)<br>• Due for $1.99 (down from $4.99)<br>• Fantastical 2 for …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …