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5 Predictions for Trends in Data, Analytics and Machine Learning in 2016

<b>The first prediction is that data and analytics will continue to grow at an astounding pace and with increased velocity</b><p>This is no big surprise as all …

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Baking

73 Literally Last-Minute Christmas Ideas You Must See

There are only a few days left until Christmas, so in case you've just noticed an empty corner of your home that could use more holiday cheer, or you're searching for a quick gift wrapping hack, these bloggers have got you covered - even right up until the last second! It's never too late to …

Five Business Trends To Watch In 2016–No Matter How Or Where You Work

From big data to the gig economy, 2016 may be the year that familiar buzzwords start having real, mainstream impact.<p>Depending on the sort of entrepreneur, employee, freelancer, or company leader you might be, the year ahead holds varying degrees of promise and pitfalls. Some of the changes afoot …

The 19 hottest female-founded startups of 2015

Women may be underrepresented throughout the tech sector, but they're building some incredible startups, apps, and products.<p>We've rounded up a collection of 19 female-founded startups that made the news this year.<p>Some of them launched or came out of beta, while others raised funding or launched new …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

The 6 Destinations You Absolutely Need to Visit This Spring

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Simon Turkas (edited)</i><p>Winter's well and dandy, but by the time March rolls around, pretty much everyone's fed up with the whole "bitter cold and bubble jackets" thing. Now that spring's near, rather than just watching leaves come back, which is nature's equivalent of …

The New Entrepreneur's Bible

It’s been more than ten years since Guy Kawasaki wrote his classic guide to entrepreneurship, <i>The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</i>, and a lot has changed. We’re in an era dominated by mobile devices, Big Data, and social media. Great ideas no …

Entrepreneurship