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21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

Employment

Business Insider is hiring a paid distributed content intern. Apply now!

Business Insider is hiring a paid distributed content intern to assist with our freelance and partnerships program.<p>If you're a news junkie with analytical skills and a passion for optimizing how stories are consumed online, this internship is for you.<p>In this role you will assist in managing BI …

Employment

Ziro’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa

Ziro is a nifty programmable robotics kit for kids that had a successful Indiegogo campaign last year. And the company behind it, ZeroUI, is still adding new features.<p>By default, Ziro kits come with a smart glove to control your robots. You can use the mobile app to configure gestures based on hand …

Robotics

Now Comes the Fight Over Europe’s Future

Austria built a steel canopy over the northbound lanes of the highway through the alpine Brenner Pass about a year ago, ready to re-impose border …

Europe

Quick Chic Dinner: Spanish Mussels in Tomato-Garlic Sauce

As the saying goes, when in Rome — actually, in this case it was Spain, so I did what the Spaniards do and ordered mussels. I don’t normally care …

Silicon Valley's LSD habit is exploding, and now a 27-year old is offering how-to tutorials over Skype

Paul Austin's favorite way to open a TED talk is by telling his audience that he took LSD that day.<p>Austin, 27, bills himself as a professional microdosing coach. After personally experimenting with the regimen — which involves taking tiny, "sub-perceptual" doses of LSD or another psychedelic for up …

Silicon Valley

MGM's New Marketing Campaign Doesn't Sell a Product; It Tells a Story | Inc.com

An awe-inspiring customer experience begins with the story--the story you tell your guests and employees, and the stories they share with their friends. In its new marketing campaign--Welcome to the Show--MGM Resorts seems to have found the recipe to wow their guests.<p>The first video clip in the new …

Marketing

This app will automatically invest your spare change in cryptocurrency

A new app turns your spare change into digital currency.<p>Coinflash, featured on the Product Hunt website this week, will round each of your credit and …

Cryptocurrency

How to start a business with your friend—without ripping each others’ throats out

“It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a​ ​business​ ​with​ ​your​ ​best​ ​friend.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​terrible​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a …

Digital Marketing

Growth Isn't Good News for Kim Jong Un

A Q&A with South Korean economist Byung-Yeon Kim on the spread of capitalism inside North Korea.<p>Byung-Yeon Kim, a professor at Seoul National University, began interviewing North Korean defectors seven years ago to learn more about their country's economy. One wouldn't have thought there was much …

North Korea
Silicon Valley

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup | Inc.com

Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the most valuable startup in the US, with a market cap of $68 billion. But, like every great …

Customer Service

4 Pitch Deck Strategies to Steal From Airbnb | Inc.com

Airbnb is arguably one of the most successful companies within the sharing economy. As a brand worth billions, it gives people the unique, memorable prospect of staying with locals when they travel.<p>Airbnb was certainly rewarded with impressive results after bringing the idea to fruition. As a …

Hospitality

Make Nobu’s legendary miso black cod using only 5 ingredients

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, …

Seafood

My Startup's Daily Revenue Plummeted 90% Because of This Terrible Social Media Mistake | Inc.com

<i>What was the biggest mistake you made in your startup? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo of Sumo and Appsumo, on Quora:</b><p>Nine years ago I started a company called …

Facebook
Customer Experience

The Ten Best Dark Rums To Try For National Rum Day

The taste of rum is a sweet kiss from a far off land. There’s a little sand, salt, and sea in every bottle — reminders of the spirit’s long history with pirates, navies, and centuries of exploration (and brutal colonization). It’s the upcycled outcome of the sugar industry, discovered when African …

Wander helps you travel spontaneously - to a budget

My favorite feature in SkySkcanner is the ability to pick a destination airport, and see where in the world you can fly to, and at what cost. I actually once planned an entire trip around Europe using this tool, which took me to Switzerland, Italy, Malta, France, and Belgium.<p>Wander takes this to …

Peanut Butter Stuffed Skillet Cookie Cake

If you're a sucker for all things peanut butter cup, you'll go crazy for this peanut butter-stuffed chocolate chip cookie. Baked in a cast iron …

Dessert
App Store

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation
Venture Capital

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

Google Is Trying To Make It Easier To Find Jobs At All Levels

Finding a job.[/caption]<p>Finding a job can be like looking for something in the dark. You know it’s out there but it’s hard to see and you’re not having any luck finding it. Job openings appear and disappear unpredictably, internet tools like LinkedIn are generally limited to jobs for people who …

Employment

'There's only one way to get there': A top GOP senator opens up on his 'Jimmy Kimmel test' for healthcare reform

<i>Cassidy's suggestion that any new GOP healthcare bill pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test" — named after the late-night host, who gave an impassioned speech about his newborn son's open-heart surgery and US healthcare policy — led to an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on May 8.</i><p><i>While Cassidy is not a</i> …

Health Care

Opcity Nabs $27M Series A Round To Become The eHarmony For Real Estate

Opcity, a real estate technology startup improving residential real estate’s consumer experience by matching top agents with qualified home buyers and sellers in real-time, announced its series A financing of $27 million today. The round was led by Silicon Valley-based Icon Ventures, with …

Real Estate

What Science Says About Getting The Most Out of Your Tea

Hot tip: put it in the microwave.<p>Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect …

How to make mac and cheese—the most comforting of comfort foods—even better

<i>In How Do You Take Yours?,</i> The Takeout <i>solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.</i><p>This week we examine the venerable …

Cooking

A startup just raised another $90 million to help people save money on prescriptions

The New York-based digital health startup said on Wednesday its series B was led by venture capital firm 8VC, along with strategic investors. That, combined with the $75 million Blink Health raised previously, brings its total funding to $165 million.<p>Blink Health CEO Geoffrey Chaiken told Business …

Pharma