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How Chrome Won the War of the Browsers

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Google keeps on winning the internet. In less than a decade, Google Chrome has become the web browser with the biggest market share. Its features appeal casual web surfers and businesses alike. How did it do …

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

New England

Here's How Restaurants Manipulate Menus To Make You Spend More Money

Americans are spending more on eating out than ever before, and restaurants are doing everything they can to up the bill. Professionals known as "menu engineers" work to increase the amount of money consumers will spend by looking at the profitability, placement and popularity of certain items.<p>Last …

Celebrating 10 years of YouTube with our most popular video posts

Happy Birthday, YouTube! Thanks For All The Car Videos<p>Ten years ago today, YouTube was born in earnest. The company was founded in February of 2005, but its first video was uploaded on April 23 (by the founders, of course). The course of the entire Internet, and all of our lunch breaks, was forever …

The 18 coolest new businesses in Houston

In fact, the small business scene here is bursting. So we rounded up 18 of the coolest places that have opened in the last few years, from a bakery with a happy hour to a boutique run entirely through Facebook.<p>Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments.

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Surely This TV Show Where Men Sing Karaoke While Getting Handjobs Isn't Real

Am I awake right now? Is this a dream? Is this the deep web?<p>According to numerous videos popping up on YouTube and then subsequent websites, there is a new gameshow in Japan on which male contestants try to sing memorised karaoke whilst receiving rigorous hand relief, and whoever gets the furthest …

2016 Fiat 500X First Drive

A bunch of teens used Skype to meet and learn from kids from all over the world

"The World Is As Big Or As Small As You Make It" is a documentary by Loki films about local kids in North Philadelphia that gather in a rec center to participate in an innovative program by the Global Nomads Group where they forge friendships with their peers across the world, from Paris to …

Here's how YouTube will ensure video partners participate in its new subscription program

Video creators will be able to put their videos behind a paywall so that only subscribers will be able to see them, and the service will cost about $10 per month, according to a report by The Verge. Google will keep about 45% of the subscription revenue and allocate the rest to partners based on …

The Most Bizarre Buildings in All 50 States

By Joe McGauley<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Every state in the Union lays claim to something special. It might be a dominance in industry, spectacular natural beauty, or perhaps they've even been deemed by this very website to fly the coolest flag in the country.<p>Those bragging rights extend to their …

Photos Of School Lunches From Around The World Will Make American Kids Want To Study Abroad

More than one-third of kids in America are obese or overweight. In 2013, the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools, served 5.1 billion lunches, Bloomberg reports. The quality of these lunches must somehow correlate to the …

Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

How Health Warrior Is Marketing Chia As The Superfood Of The 21st Century

<i>I recently spoke with Shane Emmett, the CEO of Health Warrior, about the marketing of a successful helath food startup. The short answerL an influential book on nutrition, three determined former college athletes, and an almost forgotten, nutrient-packed seed.</i><p><b>Marc E. Babej:</b> Chia seeds, the main …

Articles about new addition yanks new england home 21st century on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes.<p>New England is one of the oldest, most patriotic regions in the United States.<p>How do you organically combine industrial, minimalist, traditional and farmhouse styles? …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher

The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a senior US researcher warns.<p>Rising levels of background noise in some areas threaten to make people oblivious to the uplifting sounds of birdsong, trickling …

National Parks

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

15 Hours Overnight at Seoul's Incheon Airport With Kids

Our first night after departing the USA on our gap year was spent sleeping at Seoul's Incheon Airport. This was a first for us.<p>Previously, we had done red-eye flights with the kids (not recommended) and early morning flights (also not recommended, but better than red-eye flights). This time we flew …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

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Top 10 Underground Cities

In cities large and small around the global, there's a whole other world lying beneath the streets. Shaped by history, weather and geography, these underground cities are fascinating foundations and reflections of life above. While many of these subterranean worlds have long since become obsolete, …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

Can You Survive Five Days on the Amazon?

I picked up a book called '1000 places to visit before you die' today and discovered one of my recent trips had made the cut, specifically my excursion down the Amazon River.<p>I had, in fact, done the trip twice.<p>For those of us used to ease and access of freeways, it may be difficult to imagine what …

The Top 10 Foods To Stock Up On Before A Blizzard

When a blizzard is upon you and there are concerns about power outages, one of your first instincts is to run to the grocery store. But once you're there, what do you buy? Forget anything that requires refrigeration, because that'll go to waste as soon as your refrigerator shuts down. And forget …

Why Architects and Second-Tier Cities Need Each Other

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.<p>A couple of weeks ago, the American Institute of Architects announced which buildings had won its annual …

European Destinations You Probably Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

<i>The Baltic is one of the most underappreciated destinations in cruising. - Photo by iStock / Thinkstock</i><p>The Baltic region is a wonderland that blends the Old World and the strikingly modern. Here, our recommendations for the top 10 shore excursions in the area:<p><b>1. Tivoli Gardens</b><p><b>Port: Copenhagen,</b> …

Top 10 Ice and Snow Festivals Around the World

Originally a skill taught in culinary schools, the art of ice carving has moved out of the kitchen to the great outdoors.<p>Throughout the northern hemisphere, teams of ice and snow sculpture artists from around the world come together to compete in sculpting events with the resulting artworks put on …

Yelp names BBQ joint in Big Pine, Calif., best restaurant in U.S.

Wondering what the top restaurants in the country are? Well, Bon Appetit has its list, Jonathan Gold has his list for the best 101 in Los Angeles, and now, the Yelp community is weighing in.<p>The peer restaurant review website released its list of the top 100 places to eat in the country based on …

The Coolest Subway Stations in the World

<i>By Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jamie Moore</i><p>New Yorkers spend most of their time on the subway either stressing over train delays or wondering why the dude manspreading next to them is wearing a velour jumpsuit and eating a full plate of spaghetti. Straphangers abroad have similar woes, but with an …