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The 7 Best Gear Websites

I love my job. Playing with gear is clearly the highlight of my day and getting to geek out while writing about it is a relatively close second. But reading about what's new is also pretty high on the pleasure scale right now. With more people buying gear online, the need for quality reviews is …

Outdoors Gear

10 winter camping tips for every camper

<b>Winter camping is a great way to get outside during the cold months, provided you plan ahead in detail. Here are some tips on how to get …

9 Apps That Could Save Your Life

March is Red Cross Month and it's a chance to honor American Red Cross's mission to bring help and hope to people in need. According to redcross.org, the American Red Cross is part of the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries. Ten million people learn emergency skills through the …

10 best GPS app and navigation app options for Android

When we think navigation app, we typically think Google Maps. It’s the one most people recommend. It also happens to get frequent updates. Google has been really on top of navigation especially over the last couple of years. However, there are plenty of different options if you aren’t clicking with …

5 Meditation Apps for Channeling Your Inner Peace

Meditation and, more broadly, mindfulness have of late been linked to everything from increased creativity to stress reduction. But who has time to …

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator

Tired of paying too much for electricity or just getting caught with your energy pants down, not having the power you need when you need it the most? …

HOW TO – Tie the 10 most useful knots

Here’s a guide on how to tie 10 useful knots including –<p>Overhand Knot<br>• Figure-eight Know<br>• Reef (Square) Knot<br>• Sheet (Becket) Bend<br>• Carrick Bend<br>• Bowline<br>• Clove Hitch<br>• Timber Hitch<br>• Taut-line Hitch<br>• Sheepshank<p>How to Tie the 10 Most Useful Knots – [via] Link.<p>MAKE reader Bill notes that you should really check out …

World’s fastest RC car hits record 188 mph

If you blink your eyes, then you will probably miss the bright orange and blue streak whizz past you in a fraction of a second. Focus and maybe whip …

12 Portable Chargers That Work Both With iPhone and Android Phones (list)

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you really need your phone and find it’s running on the last few drops of battery juice, a portable power …

Inch Survival Gear

When people think of disaster, they think of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and so on. But disasters are never confined into one category. …

Prepping 101 - Preppers List of Supplies

OK, so you have decided that you want to take steps to protect your family from unseen events. You may not know what events to plan for or you could …

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How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes | Inc.com

One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In general, if you can’t win over a potential investor in those critical three minutes, you will need to keep …

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many startups Weebly, the website creation and hosting service, was born in a college dorm room. Back in 2006, co-founders David Rusenko, Chris Fanini and Dan Veltri wanted an easy way to display their work on a website. They weren’t …

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss | Inc.com

Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …