Francis Garcia

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iWash For Germ-free Hands

The unique thing about the iWash faucet is that it gives a visual representation of the bacteria and other germs present on our hands, which diminish …

3 Signs You Should Not Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Jeffrey Lyon is the founder of Black Lotus.</i><p>Everything looks easier on TV. From the safety of your couch, you know you are a better singer than the contestants on “The X Factor.” You are a tougher cook than those on “Hell’s Kitchen,” and you would be a far better entrepreneur than those …

Brazil election: Economy at heart of battle

<b>It is not the kind of economic background Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must have hoped for in her run for re-election.</b><p>Just five weeks before the voting that will take place on 5 October, it was announced that Brazil had fallen into a recession earlier this year.<p>The economy of South America's …

Dozens of Brazil politicians accused in Petrobras scandal

The allegations, detailed in major Brazilian newspapers Saturday and reported to be part of a scandal involving as much as $4.5 billion, come with Rousseff battling to regain the initiative from environmentalist Marina Silva, whom polls see as winning an October 26 run-off vote.<p>Campaigning in Sao …

Fresh Delightfully Modern Interiors From A Polish Architectural Studio

Designed by Massimo Castagna, HT50 revisits the concept of the portal kitchen, which gave rise to a number of superlative products made b…

12 Pictures That Will Make You Want To See Bolivia's Breathtaking Salt Flats

A few years ago, while flipping through an in-flight magazine on an airplane, photographer and world traveler Bharat Ranjan read a tiny blurb about Uyuni, a small city in southwest Bolivia, which is home to magnificent salt flat. Ranjan immediately wanted to go.<p>A salt flat, or salt pan, is a large, …

Taking A Private Jet Can Be Cheaper Than You Think

When your calves involuntarily cramp at the mere thought of flying in economy yet <i>again</i>, it might be time to book a private jet.<p>Yup, some private planes will fly people just like you for rates that dip -- not always, but sometimes -- below the cost of a regular plane ticket.<p>They're called "empty …

Nifty Inventions That Solve Minor Problems

People are always creating new gadgets, gizmos, devices and doohickeys that allow us to solve some of life’s bigger problems, but what about the …

A Quick Guide to Free Legal Services for Patenting Your Invention

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Filing for a patent is a landmark of the 'valley of death' inventors have to cross from invention to market. Unfortunately, I have heard countless stories from entrepreneurs who paid astronomical fees towards the preparation of …

Chios Is The Magical Greek Island That Cures All Wanderlust

You've heard of Santorini, and you know Mykonos is the destination for partying. But if Greece has a <i>magical</i> island, Chios is definitely it.<p>This lesser-known isle sits happily in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Chios is most famous for its cultivation and production of mastic, an aromatic …

Seven cruise journeys that evoke a lost era

Giant floating cities complete with endless buffets, kids clubs and climbing walls? Who needs them? Take to the water in style in homage to a bygone era.<p><b>Glide down the Nile on a Belle Époque steamer</b><p>Forget about crowded bus tours, the best way to see Egypt’s archaeological treasures is by boat – …

Refreshing Sorbets and Granitas

Beat the heat with these sorbet and granita recipes<p>Lighter than ice cream but just as flavorful and refreshing, sorbets and granitas are the perfect …

You've Been Slicing, Dicing, Pitting And Peeling Your Produce All Wrong. Until Now.

Cooking is fun. Eating is fun. Sometimes you want to get the cooking done so you can get to the eating. We can respect that.<p>The following tricks will have you prepping produce quicker than ever before, and they'll cut down clean-up time, too. No special tools are required. Never bought a cherry …

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around.<p>Lagoa do Fogo (aka "Lake of Fire") is a crater lake at the center of São Miguel Island in Azores, Portugal. It sits within the Agua de Pau stratovolcano.<p>While São …

Marta’s Porto

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Dance enthusiast <b>Marta Macedo</b> was born and raised in <b>Porto</b> and came to realize just how much she loved her city while she was studying abroad. “People may live their lives trying to figure out where their home is,” she says. “Being away made me realize that Porto truly is …

Wet Towels No More

The Pure Towel is a smart appliance for the bathroom; it instantly disinfects and dries your wet towel, using ultra violet rays and a high-speed …

AirType : Futuristic Keyboardless Keyboard Device Fits In The Palm of Your Hand

Keyboardless keyboard, hm…this is a concept that raises an eyebrow. <b>AirType</b>, just like its name suggests, allows you to type on virtually any surface. …

Loop: A Simple + Small Wall Hook That Holds Anything

Loop’s simple design might only be made up of a thin sheet of metal or polypropylene, a wooden body, and two screws, but what you can do with it is …

HOLLA!

Say hello to Holla. It’s a wearable smart-gadget that fits snug on your wrist! More compact than a cellphone yet larger than a watch, it has a full …

Denmark's cage-free zoo will put humans in captivity

He’s designed apartment blocks in the shape of mountains and a power station with a ski-slope on the roof. He’s made museums that erupt from the ground with cartoonish glee, and proposed a viewing tower like a gigantic spiralling lollipop. Now the Danish architectural wunderkind, Bjarke Ingels, has …

The Living Cube by Till Könneker saves space in micro apartments

This space-efficient box by Swiss designer Till Könneker creates a separate sleeping area and compact storage solutions for studio apartments (+ …

Solar Skin EV

The ultramodern SOLARAY projects aims to develop a sustainable vehicle for urban environments in 2050 by providing an innovative solution to reduce …

Travel: 5 Amazing Luxury Hotels

Summer means travel, and time to think big, from private bungalows in the tropics to romantic Tuscan villas and stunning escapes closer to home. Behold, the five luxury hotels on the CS Bucket List.<p>Summer means travel, and time to think big, from private bungalows in the tropics to romantic Tuscan …

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