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Hungary's Tokaji: The Oldest of the Old World Wine

Furmint vineyards at Disznoko winery in Tokaji.<p>In the wine world we talk about the old world and the new world. The old world is basically Europe - France, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc. The new world is just about everywhere else - the U.S., Australia, South America, South Africa. I am standing in …

10 Great Beers You Will Never Taste

These beers make Pappy Van Winkle seem as easy to find as a can of Coke.<p>While newly-minted bourbon "connoisseurs" line up at liquor stores, enter lotteries, or troll the black market hoping to get their hands on that sweet, sweet Pappy Van Winkle, beer geeks only wish they had it so easy. According …

Beer

The Long, Strange Trip Continues with New VW Camper Bus

That hippie-era icon of slow and hazy motoring freedom, the VW camper, may be only a fading memory here, but the camper-ized Volkswagen van lives on in Europe. There, the latest iteration of the concept has just been introduced.<p>Today called the California—fittingly named after the state that so …

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Crowdfunding: 5 Tips | Inc.com

Whether you're using a pre-order platform such as Kickstarter or one in which you give away actual equity in your company to investors, crowdfunding can be a good way to get traction and deliver your new product into the hands of customers. But how do you do it without divulging too much …

The 8 Traits Shared by the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What separates the successful entrepreneur from the one who fails?<p>There may not be just one answer. However, the common theme among successful entrepreneurs is they have the right mentality to embark on the entrepreneurial journey.<p>What …

Tesla's new batteries may be harder on the environment than you think

Tesla Motors made waves in April when it announced the launch of Tesla Energy, a new business unit that will provide lithium-ion batteries to homes and businesses. Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the potential of a world entirely powered by batteries charged with renewable energy. The media lapped it …

Batteries

5 business lessons that can make or break a startup

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Desk.com.</i><p>Startups have been a breath of fresh air for the global market, but it leaves most entrepreneurs breathing heavy when they actually give entrepreneurship a shot. The lessons you learn as a business owner are unlike any Silicon Valley …

Monsanto’s PR, Organic Farming vs. GMO: How the Great Food War Will Be Won | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>By conventional wisdom it is excellent news. Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as</i> …

The Pentagon’s gamble on brain implants, bionic limbs and combat exoskeletons

DARPA is making a big push into biological research — but some scientists question whether its high-risk approach can work.<p>When Geoffrey Ling talks …

3 Innovative Online Advertising Platforms You Need to Know About | Inc.com

Let's be honest. When it comes to marketing, it can get a little frustrating with the myriad of techniques, tools, and tips that claim to help you increase ROI. But how are you supposed to know which one will give you the biggest bang for your buck <i>without</i> having to invest a lot of time, money, and …

Marketing

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

Coffee Grinders

Urban Hiking: Getting Some Miles In When Trails Aren’t Nearby - REI Co-op Journal

Dan Koeppel is a published author, columnist and tireless advocate of rethinking our urban space. Although he’s often credited as the inventor of …

Rein in California's Farmers to Solve the Drought? Not so Fast.

I mentioned to a friend in Santa Cruz that I had the opportunity to tag along for the cherry harvest in the San Joaquin Valley last week. "Yeah," he said. "We are going to have to take a bite out of big ag in California if we're going to solve water."<p>It's a common comment along California's Highway …

Snoop Dogg Suing Pabst Brewing Co. For A Cut Of Its Profits From Selling Colt 45

Companies love it when celebrities sign on to endorse their products, but you better believe those famous faces want to protect their paycheck when …

The return of L.A. Beer Week

Lovers of local craft beer won't have to wait until September for L.A. Beer Week; this year the nine-day cavalcade of tap-takeovers, beer dinners and special events begins on June 20 and runs through June 28.<p>The L.A. Brewers Guild organizes L.A. Beer Week with the goal of spreading awareness of …

Seven tips for creating a marketing plan and lead generation strategy

Ingram Micro<p>Follow:<p>Being a value-added reseller (VAR) or managed service provider (MSP) who stands out from the competition isn't...<p>easy. Even if you …

Marketing

What you need to know about home solar power

Are you ready to put the sun to work for you? The combination of falling prices, financial incentives, and increasing environmental awareness makes …

Solar Power

Your startup doesn't need a marketing team—and other early-stage marketing tips

The MaRS Entrepreneur’s Toolkit has launched new articles that explore marketing best practices for startups.

Organic farming can actually be more profitable than using fertilizers and pesticides

Despite the many environmental benefits of organic farming—it’s better for soil, water, air, and climate change—it’s often written off as economically unfeasible for farmers. That’s largely because the same patch of land will produce less food when farmed without the synthetic fertilizers, …

Swansea Bay tidal energy lagoon gets green light from Amber Rudd

Planning permission granted for world-first green energy scheme that would see six mile sea wall built off coast of Swansea<p>A £1 billion project to generate green energy from the world's first "tidal lagoon" in Swansea Bay has been granted planning consent by Amber Rudd, the energy secretary.<p>The …

Hydroelectric Power

Profitable Small Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

news Tuesday, June 9, 2015<p>I've always dreamed of being my own boss. Instead of improving the bottom line for some faceless corporate entity, I want …

13 Warning Signs That Your Blog Design Stinks (And How to Fix It)

Starting a blog that readers love depends on two important things: user-friendly responsive design and useful content in your blog posts. Once you …

Algorithms Of The Mind: What Machine Learning Teaches Us About Ourselves

“Science often follows technology, because inventions give us new ways to think about the world and new phenomena in need of explanation.”<p>Or so Aram Harrow, an MIT physics professor, counter-intuitively argues in “Why now is the right time to study quantum computing”.<p>He suggests that the scientific …

Dreaming Of Starting A Small Business? Some Tips On How To Get Started

Whether you are a recent college graduate, a middle-aged person seeking a new career opportunity, or a recently retired senior looking for your next adventure, it’s a great time to start your own small business. This is thanks in large part to the recovery of the economy, the availability of …

Small Business

Clearing your browser history can be deemed 'obstruction of justice' in the U.S.

Next week, a 24-year-old man who knew Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in U.S. Federal Court for …

Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting …

12 Social Media Marketing Trends for Small Business

Shares 36K<p>Curious about how other small businesses are using social media to get more sales?<p>Wondering which platforms work best for small …

Marketing

Quick Tips for Copywriting that Actually Converts

Conversion centered copywriting — all marketers want to use this to promote products and services and drive subscribers and sales.<p>But if you’re …

What it Takes to Start a Company in 2015 | Inc.com

If you ask me, the year 2015 may be one of the best times in history to start a company. While it certainly isn't easy, technology gives entrepreneurs a leg up in a way they've never had before.<p>Unfortunately, the glut of new businesses and the rise of new technology also creates some issues, such …