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The Man Who Stood Up To Facebook

There is a man who is a thorn in the side of Facebook — a problem that just won't go away. In 2008, Facebook sued him, saying he was a hacker and a spammer who was putting users at risk. But in a truly bizarre plot twist, he stood up to the Internet giant — and he has become the unlikely …

Internet

The tea that makes tumors shrink and cancer cells disappear. It has been used successfully for 50 years. Here is how to prepare it

Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920’s. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea …

Cancer

This guy sold his last startup to Yahoo for $40 million — now he's trying to make everyone a better programmer

Today, almost six years later, Smith introduces his next venture, Kite: A new tool that makes everybody a better programmer, no matter your skill level, at a time when the market for software continues to explode.<p>"I think programming is one of the most exciting things in the world right now," says …

Startups

Story of cities #22: how Hitler's plans for Germania would have torn Berlin apart

Resembling a huge, ripe, cracked brie, one of the few remnants of the Nazis’ attempts to make Berlin a world capital of the Thousand Year Reich they claimed would be “comparable only to ancient Egypt, Babylon or Rome” now sits surrounded by shabby, peach-coloured residential blocks in the south of …

Germany

Forget flipping houses — these retail investors flip mortgages

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a recent sunny Friday, and 60 people have crammed into an airport hotel conference room in Northern Virginia to hear Kevin Shortle, …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

Best Bars in America

With star bartenders, expert cocktails and cool designs, these destination bars make key nightlife stops in cities around the country.

The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015, Or, Humans Suck

Human beings accomplished some pretty incredible things in 2015. We landed a reusable rocket. We legalized love (as if love needed our permission to begin with). We flew by Pluto and sent back high-res images from more than <i>3 billion miles away</i>. For all intents and purposes, we rocked 2015.<p>But not …

Mystery of Google Earth BLACKOUT and the secret sites they don't want you to see

There's absolutely no doubt that Google Earth satellites are the ultimate spying tool.<p>With the aid of a computer anyone can simply key in an address …

Social Media Anti-Trends 2016

As everybody is curious about what’s gonna be trending in 2016, it’s high time to look at it from a different perspective and find out what is passé …

Marketing

11 Social Media Trends, Tools, and Platforms You Can’t Ignore In 2016

There’s really only one certainty as it pertains to social media and that is <b>change</b> is change. Social media, particularly in marketing, is a …

Public Relations

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

Is it Wrong to Outfox an Airline at its Own Game?

Nikolas Langes thought he knew every trick in the book for saving money on airline tickets. After all, he's the founder of an online start-up called Tripdelta, which specializes in finding inexpensive fares.<p>Turns out he didn't. One day, he noticed a discrepancy between fares based on the currency …

We found a 5-year-old startup that's profitable and generating tens of millions — and it didn’t burn gobs of cash to get there

"Doing a startup here was unusual," he says. "Foursquare and Etsy did carry the torch a little."<p>Five years after Sharma started Movable Ink in 2010, he's still a bit unusual, even though there's a bumper crop of startup founders in New York. That's because he has carefully built a profitable …

Startups

A high school teacher helps clarify ‘socialism’ for Donald Trump (and you!)

The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac.<p>"This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is."<p>Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, …

Middle-class

Here's How You Can Afford To Retire In Paris

When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living.<p>Step out your door anytime, day or night, turn right or left, and you don't have to travel far to …

Hitchhiking robot dead as cross-country trip cut short by vandals

A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide has met its demise.<p>The Canadian researchers who created Hitchbot as a social experiment said someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early on Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks.<p>“Sadly, sadly, …

Robotics

Mark Zuckerberg shows that he works at the same kind of desk as everybody else

The space, which fits 2,800 employees, boasts a massive open floor plan and a desk for Zuckerberg right in the mix.<p>"The whole idea here is that, by having an open floor plan where people work close to each other, it facilitates people sharing and communicating about what they're doing, which …

8 Airline Perks You've Never Heard Of

Free bagels!!!<p>If you thought flying was horrible, think again... and then start flying with the right airlines.<p>We're all familiar with perks like JetBlue's free snacks and Virgin's ultra-zen mood lighting. But a whole bunch of other airline perks don't get nearly enough attention, and they can</i> …

Southwest Airlines

There's a critical difference between how rich people and average people choose to get paid

In his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker sheds light on how the richest people separate themselves from the average Joe.<p>Their success boils down to specific choices they make on a daily basis that most of us fail to emulate, he writes, and these choices …

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Self-improvement

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Starbucks is transforming coffee shops into bars — here's what it's like to go to one

The Seattle-based chain brought their Starbucks Evenings menu to their Williamsburg store on North 7th Street on Wednesday, making it the first New York location to offer wine, beer, and small dinner dishes.<p>The Evenings menu first began in Seattle in 2010 and has now spread to 76 locations.<p>While …

Coffee

Eating chocolate gets another thumbs-up for heart attack, stroke prevention

More good news for chocoholics: New research has found that devoted consumers of chocolate -- including some who consume the equivalent of about two standard candy bars a day -- are 11% less likely than those who eat little to no chocolate to have heart attacks and strokes, and 25% less likely to …

Holistic Medicine

Put down the makeup and eat your way to naturally glowing skin

Plenty of beauty products attempt to give your skin the coveted "lit from within glow."But maybe you should skip the makeup and work with the skin …

Skin Care