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Here’s Why You Should Start Working Less

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Entrepreneurship

This Sleek Startup Airplane Is the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie

The canard is back.<p>There's a new black bird on the horizon. This is the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie, a new five-seat canard-style aircraft for the refined aviating millionaire. The single engine piston airplane will top out at 260 knots (300 miles per hour) thanks to its 350 horsepower, with a range of …

To learn about wine without spending a fortune, a sommelier says these are the 10 bottles to buy

Not every wine enthusiast has the time — or money — to sign up for weeks of wine classes in order to better understand what's in their glass.<p>According to sommelier Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company, they don't need to.<p>"I get so many phone calls where people have a hard time …

Wine & Spirits

Man mistakes plane exit for toilet door, tries to open it at 30,000 feet

LONDON — A man has been arrested and fined €600 ($671) after confusing a plane door with a toilet door during a flight from Edinburgh to …

Flight Deal of the Day: Take WOW Air to Iceland and Europe for $99

The Icelandic low-cost airline WOW Air has launched another $99 sale on flights for travel to Europe this fall and winter.<p>The temperatures may be dropping in Europe as autumn arrives, but so too are the airfares. Iceland-based airline WOW Air just announced a special sale, with airfares as low as …

Flying

Airbnb, Tesla partner to make road trips easier for Model S owners

Tesla Motors has invested millions of dollars into its superchargers—a growing network of nearly 500 fast-charging stations—to make long-distance …

Electric Vehicles

How Mobile Fundamentally Changes Marketing

Rethink everything, or risk repeating the mistake of the transition from radio to TV<p>“How many of you remember any mobile ad that you’ve seen in the …

The clever way this startup plans to take on $8 billion camera giant GoPro

That is, until you have to edit the footage.<p>Slogging through hours upon hours of footage can be a major pain point for action camera users. Now one startup is taking a stab at solving it by releasing an action camera that will auto-edit your footage for you.<p>The camera, which is available for …

Videography

A startup dissolved overnight and laid off its 400 employees via email with no warning

In the middle of the night, a startup that had raised $5.5 million dissolved and disappeared. It deleted its Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and Google+ profile. It changed its website to say it was "pausing operations."<p>At 1:34 a.m. PT on Monday, Zirtual, a virtual-assistant company, sent an …

Startups

Photographer Travels to 60 Countries for 3 Years Around the World

New York City Photographer, Walter Chang, has returned home after a trip many photographers would be jealous of. He traveled around the world, to 60 …

Photography

How to Have a Proper Adventure When You Don't Have the Time or Money for One - REI Co-op Journal

Let’s clear a few things up. Adventures are cooked with ingredients such as:<p>Beautiful landscapes<br>• The excitement of doing something new<br>• Being with good …

Grand Canyon

Merlot’s Quiet Comeback

While it may have fallen out of fashion, a small band of California winemakers who never lost faith in the grape are creating some of the world’s …

This woman wrote One Direction fanfic on her phone and ended up with a major book deal

Now, Todd is a bona fide best-selling author thanks to a story she wrote mostly on her iPhone.<p>Her five-book "After" series has been published in 29 countries and read over a billion times on Wattpad, the digital reading platform where she originally published it. Paramount even recently purchased …

Writing

Stunning Photos Of Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World

The Philippines boasts extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and islands that are so beautiful, that one was named "The Top Island in the World" just last year by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Awards.<p>In Palawan, beautiful blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that …

Palawan

This mega-yacht could have 2 pools, 2 movie theaters, 2 helipads and cost over $1 billion

The 465-foot vessel takes luxury to eye-popping new heights.<p>Not only is the yet-to-be-built boat huge; its lavish interiors are punctuated by crystal chandeliers and solid marble floors.<p>Two pools, two movie theaters, two helipads, a garage, multiple gym facilities, and a bi-level pool area merely …

Dining Rooms

Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together

Almost 350 years ago, Dutch inventor and scientist Christiaan Huygens observed that two pendulum clocks hanging from a wall would synchronise their swing over time. What causes the phenomenon has led to much scientific head-scratching over the centuries, but no consensus to date. A study in the …

Physics

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

We aren't giving Tesla enough credit for how incredible the Model S is

Insane Mode was truly insane. Here was a four-door luxury car that could do 0-to-60 in a staggering 3.1 seconds. That's supercar velocity.<p>But Ludicrous Mode cranks the Model S up to 11. Yes, it truly does. Through some complicated electrical engineering and the addition of a 90kWh battery option, …

Tesla

10 fascinating economic facts about Cuba

The easing of diplomatic hostilities between the United States and Cuba may work to lessen Cuban dependence on the Venezuelan regime, Ted Piccone notes. Russian President Vladimir Putin also recently wrote off $32 billion, 90 percent of the debt Cuba owed dating back to the Soviet era.<p>While there …

Cuba

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Time Management

A man who just sold his startup for $575 million in cash gets to keep every single penny — here's how he did it

Markus Frind, 36, is the founder and CEO of the Vancouver-based Plenty of Fish.<p>Frind told Business Insider he started Plenty of Fish in 2003 "as a way to improve my résumé."<p>"At the time there was a new programming language called ASP.NET, and I don't like reading books, so I just went and created …

Startups

Here's how billionaire Mark Zuckerberg defines happiness

During a Q&A on Facebook last month, Zuckerberg answered a ton of questions and wrote a great deal about how people play a huge role in his life and work:<p>To me, happiness is doing something meaningful that helps people and that I believe in with people I love.<p>I think lots of people confuse …

Mark Zuckerberg

Airbnb was rejected by seven investors who could have had 10 percent of the company for $150,000 in 2008

The story of Airbnb, the home-rental service now valued at a whopping $25.5 billion, provides yet another example of why that trait is so important.<p>In 2008, the year Airbnb was founded, the company was looking to raise $150,000 at a $1.5 million valuation. The company approached seven prominent …

Startups

A project to build a $200 DIY Wi-Fi router to help whistleblowers hide online just disappeared under bizarre circumstances

ProxyHam (as the device was called) was essentially a router broadcasting on a 900MHz connection, letting the owner — with the right antenna — connect from up to several miles away. It could be stashed in any public place with an internet connection (think library/coffee shop/co-working space) and …

Wi-Fi

Steve Jobs on the Power of Asking for Help

It’s easy to think that great leaders like Steve Jobs got that way by telling people what to do, bossing them around, or instilling fear in those who …

Steve Jobs

Civil rights icon Atticus Finch from 'To Kill A Mockingbird' turns out to be a racist in Harper Lee’s follow-up novel

Lee has stayed away from talking to the media for decades, but the book's publisher, Harper Collins, did release a statement on the matter:<p>Following the success of "To Kill A Mockingbird," the manuscript for "Watchman" was considered lost until Lee's lawyer found it in 2014.<p>The book is reportedly …

Harper Lee

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

The most horrible plane seating idea ever

Horror stories of airlines trying to create “standing room only” planes — here’s looking at you, Spring Airlines and Ryanair — have been around for a …

Ryanair

This man is considered one of the creators of advertising and public relations

While no single person can claim exclusive credit for the ascendancy of advertising in American life, no one deserves credit more than a man most of us have never heard of: Edward Bernays.<p>I first encountered Bernays through an article I was writing on propaganda, and it quickly became clear that he …

Procter & Gamble

This stunning combat art reveals what aerial warfare was like during World War II

Thanks to the digital camera, battlefield artists are quickly fading in relevance.<p>But handcrafted battlefield art often best evokes the realities of past armed conflict. Art from the skies of World War II is an fascinating genre unto itself.<p>Check out this blast-from-the-past aerial-combat art, a …

Military