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You Need to Try This "Pan-Bang" Cookie Technique

In a recent piece in the <i>New York Times</i>, Julia Moskin writes about the internet-famous "ripple cookie." According to Moskin, this cookie is crisp on …

Dessert

9 Ways to Make Lasagna When You're Trying to Be Healthyish

Lasagna often gets overlooked. Yes, it is a comfort food, and yes, recipes are known to include upwards of four different cheeses, but that doesn’t …

5 Fat Burning Smoothies Nutritionists Always Recommend to Their Clients

Here at Byrdie, we staunchly believe there's no such thing as a quick-fix or miracle cure-all when it comes to weight loss and improving the health …

Silicon Valley’s fasting craze is proof that self-denial is the new indulgence for elites

Eating well has always been a marker of success. Our prehistoric ancestors received praise and renown based on the size of gazelle they hauled home, while the 1st century Roman gourmand and nobleman Marcus Apicius fed honeyed wine and figs to his pigs to fatten their livers. To eat well is to live …

How to Make Moutabel (Spicy Eggplant Dip)

Moutabel is a spicier version of baba ghannouj. Not only is it easy to make, it is even better the next day.<p><b>What is Baba ghannouj?</b><p>Baba ghannouj is a …

Cooking

Ring launches Protect, its own $199 connected home security system

Ring, maker of one of the original (and still likely the best) connected video doorbell, has launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect, which retails for $199 and includes a base station, keypad (for arming and disarming) a contact sensor for a window or door, a passive infrared …

Home Security

The most valuable data tech companies collect about you

The privacy debate tends to focus on how big companies handle "private" information like Social Security Numbers, credit histories, financial …

Machine Learning

Decent Coffee Will Be Hard to Find by 2050

Studies just keep pouring in about how climate change will make coffee production outrageously challenging in the future—unless it's shitty coffee.<p><i>This story is part of VICE's ongoing look at how climate change will have changed the world by the year 2050. Read more about the project here.</i><p>As I …

Coffee

What contract tech workers get paid in cities around the country

It’s more than salaried workers.<p>Demand for contract tech workers is growing, according to data released today by Hired, a tech-job website. Some 13 percent of companies on the platform are interested in hiring contractors — an all-time high — up from 4 percent two years ago.<p>These workers also get …

Employment

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

Ikigai

Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods is a fascinating experiment in class identity

Whole Foods and Amazon have never exactly appealed to the same crowd.<p>Whole Foods has built its reputation on being the fanciest grocery store in all the land, featuring morel mushrooms, emu eggs, and birch water. Amazon, meanwhile, has maintained a remarkably class-free identity—perhaps because of …

This one couch is listed for four different prices, with five different names, on five different sites

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the …

Taxify launches in London, acquiring a cab firm to scale and discounting prices

London’s long-suffering Black Cabs have yet another competitor to deal with, alongside Gett, and Uber.<p>Estonian start-up Taxify has launched this week in the UK capital, after previously concentrating on emerging markets in eastern Europe and Africa. It’s signed up 3,000 private hire taxi drivers by …

Startups

This Former Apple Executive Brought His Company Through 2 Tough Pivots and Now Has McDonald's, Comcast and Whole Foods as Clients

Inkling creates software that aims to make the lives of so-called 'deskless workers' easier.<p>Matt MacInnis says that he's wanted to be an entrepreneur since he was a teenager living in a small Canadian town. And he points to one moment during his freshman year at Harvard in 1998 that set him on a …

Business Strategy

In the newest sign of a shakeout in coding boot camps, Galvanize is laying off 11 percent of staffers

After years of explosive growth, coding boot camps are starting to scale back, if not shut down altogether. Two schools have announced plans to close this year: Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco and Iron Yard of Greenville, South Carolina. They have deep-pocketed parent companies, too, having been …

San Francisco

Veo uses AI to let amateur soccer clubs video matches without the need for a camera operator

Veo, a Copenhagen-based startup, wants to “democratise the recording of football”. By taking advantage of developments in AI and video camera technology, the company offers a solution for amateur soccer clubs that want to video and stream matches and training sessions without the need for a camera …

Videography

A new t-shirt sewing robot can make as many shirts per hour as 17 factory workers

Sewing simple items of clothing is one of those repetitive, labor-intensive tasks that seems like it would have been automated ages ago. But getting a robot to do it right is tricky. Fabric stretches, especially the comfy, flexible knits used for t-shirts. A human can easily adjust on the spot, …

Set Your Consulting Fees Using These 5 Tried-and-True Methods

Project rate? Hourly rate? Which one will work for you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we started our <b>consulting</b> business, one area we struggled with was pricing. Deciding how to set fees for our services was challenging.<p>But we tried several routes: First, we …

To This Day

The uncomfortable, powerful truth every manager realizes after getting a promotion

People usually get promotions because of their outstanding achievements and success. But most good leaders realize a strange paradox while climbing the career ladder. As Sarah Thompson, CEO of global advertising firm Droga5, tells the New York Times: “There’s less glory the more senior you get.”<p>In …

An insider’s take on the future of coding bootcamps

How could two coding bootcamps close while employer demand for bootcamp grads grows? The answer, in the five years since their founding, is that some schools are still at Version 1 while others continue to innovate. Here’s where the market is going:<p>Why bootcamps exist<p>Code schools will graduate …

Columbia University

With $2.6 million in funding, Gabi wants to get you a better deal on insurance

Most people are overpaying for car or home insurance, but many don’t know by how much or even how to compare different plans or carriers. That’s where Gabi comes in. The startup, which has raised $2.6 million in funding, wants to help users find the best, least expensive home and car insurance …

Car Insurance

Fat Lama is a platform to lend and borrow anything

Part of YC’s Summer ’17 class, Fat Lama wants to be a rental marketplace for anything.<p>Launched late last year in London, the startup has gained early traction among professionals needing short-term rentals of creative gear – like drones, cameras or DJ equipment. But the platform is also filled with …

Campervans

This Stock Has Soared Almost 900% in 2017

<i>Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter.</i><p>The bull market in India has produced another record: the …

Stock Markets

Opinion: SoftBank’s big plan for a smarter internet is brilliant

Masayoshi Son doesn’t do anything small nor does he do things in a simple way.<p>A few months ago SoftBank Group 9984, +0.50% announced that it would be …

Venture Capital

In India, an Uber for farm machinery aims to make a difference in rural areas

Uber has inspired countless businesses to adopt its asset-light and on-demand approach to their industries. The examples are countless. Food delivery, dry cleaning, jet planes, home services rental bikes, or even phone chargers to name but a few — but how about farming equipment?<p>That’s the case in …

Farming

Glint is a stealthy London fintech startup that promises to turn gold into a ‘new global currency’

Glint, a stealthy London fintech startup that promises a new “global currency,” has raised £3.1 million from a plethora of individual backers in the financial services and asset management space, alongside early-stage investor Bray Capital.<p>They comprise Haruko Fukuda, former CEO of the World Gold …

Internet Marketing

Aerostat startup Altaeros gets $7.5M from SoftBank to bring broadband wireless to rural areas

Altaeros, a Boston-based startup that develops autonomous aerostats, announced today that it has received $7.5 million in new funding from SoftBank Group. The capital will speed up the launch of SuperTower, a project that uses Altaeros’ tethered balloons (pictured above) to bring broadband wireless …

Telecoms

Expect to see more and more tech execs running for political office

Silicon Valley is coming to Washington, D.C.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>There have been many stories written recently about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doing a tour of …

Silicon Valley

Prospects For Amazon In Private Label Products

As if we don’t have enough to worry about Amazon, now <i>Quartz</i> raises the alarm that Amazon is developing a whole slew of secret brands across a wide range of product categories from home, fashion, beauty and food. These stealth brands join the readily-recognized AmazonBasics private label offerings …

eCommerce