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How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …

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The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

Space Science

What it's like to pitch your startup to President Obama: 'He is extremely intimidating'

When language-learning service Duolingo got an invite from the White House to Tuesday's inaugural Demo Day celebration of American entrepreneurs, Duolingo leaders expected to meet fellow founders and catch a closing speech from President Barack Obama.<p>Instead, cofounder Luis von Ahn and VP of …

Startups

Fashion bloggers and photographers on how to take perfect Instagram pictures, every time

Instagram has more than 300 million active users—roughly the population of the entire United States. And among them is a minuscule set of super-users who always seem to look better and live more photogenic lives than the rest of us.<p>Well, turns out that’s a lie. Or not a lie exactly, but often it’s …

Mobile Photography

The Jews Who Are Determined to Stay in France

After the murderous siege of a kosher supermarket and many other anti-Semitic flashpoints, Jews were reported to be leaving France en masse. Others …

7 Studies That Prove How Important It Is to Keep in Touch With BFFs

When we’re kids, we sometimes take lots of things for granted, like the fact that we go to school and see our buddies every day. Srsly, raise your hand if the thing you miss most about college was how easy it was to see your friends — you lived together, dined together, studied together and maybe …

Ashes 2015: Will technique or temperament prove more important for dynamic Jonny Bairstow?

Bairstow is in the form of his life, but England will be best served by not attempting to alter his style ahead of the third Test<p>Is temperament or technique more important in Test match batting? Significant evidence will be supplied by Jonny Bairstow in the third Ashes Test starting on Wednesday.<p>If …

The benefit cut that isn’t quite as it seems

MPs are voting on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill this afternoon, with the big story being about Labour turmoil over the second reading. Harriet Harman’s amendment looks rather forlorn on the order paper this morning, with just five frontbenchers signed up to support it. Helen Goodman, who was …

Why are we short of donor organs? Superstition and squeamishness

A system of presumed consent seems a blindingly obvious solution to the problem, and presents no threat to an individual’s right to choose<p>You needed your heart in the next world, the ancient Egyptians thought. It was the seat of intelligence and emotion, a vital part of the soul; without it Anubis, …

Digestion

Game over? How the slowdown in new technology will affect us all

Micro-chips are already so powerful it just isn’t going to be possible to keep doubling their speed, at least not nearly as quickly as in the past<p>Forget the laws of supply and demand. Stop worrying about the law of diminishing returns, or any of the other iron rules you might find in the economic …

Globalization

Terence Stamp: English is a foreign language in London

The Oscar-nominated actor Terence Stamp has queried the multicultural identity of London and complained that no one speaks English in the capital city.<p>The 76-year-old star of Superman 2, Billy Budd and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert told the Daily Mail he now struggled to buy his …

Language

Jeremy Clarkson And Richard Hammond Make Homophobic Slur On Twitter, Joking They Have 'Got Jobs As Fudge Packers'

Jeremy Clarkson has sparked another furore, after making a homophobic slur on Twitter.<p><b>SEE ALSO:</b><p>Clarkson Completes Final 'Top Gear' Lap<br>• Hammond And May …

Sigourney Weaver will guest star in Doc Martin

The Hollywood star was seen on set in Cornwall with Martin Clunes<p><b>Sigourney Weaver may be rumoured to be appearing in the forthcoming Alien film</b>, but she has a rather more provincial assignment first: to guest star in Doc Martin.<p>The Hollywood actress, known for her roles in Ghostbusters and the …

Zach Johnson Wins the British Open In a Playoff

St Andrews

Louis van Gaal hints at 'surprise' Manchester United striker signing

Louis van Gaal has said Manchester United could make a "surprise" signing to bolster their striking options.<p>United have sold Robin van Persie to …

Report: 82% of mobile podcast listening happens on iPhone, mostly using Apple’s Podcasts app

A report from Clammr collected data on podcast listening habits shows that iOS dominates Android on mobile usage. Despite Android having a larger install base of smartphone devices than iOS, the iPhone is responsible for the vast majority of podcast listening. According to the study, 82% of …

Apps

Microsoft issues patches for critical OpenType vulnerability affecting Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Vista, RT, Server

Microsoft today disclosed a security vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution — someone taking unwanted control over a PC or server — affecting several versions of Windows.<p>The security issue affects Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows RT, Windows RT 8.1, Windows …

Information Security

Instagram finally brings its search functionality to the Web

Let’s face it, Instagram’s hub on the Web has traditionally kind of sucked. Thankfully, that’s finally starting to change. Recently, Instagram introduced a much easier-on-the-eyes design and started storing high-res images, and today it’s finally allowing you to search for images.<p>You can now look …

Apps

London's gold miners are getting killed by the Chinese gold dump

UK-listed gold miners are heading for a day of big losses - stocks are down as much as 13% with less than half an hour of trade left.<p>Miners are …

Greece dodges July default as capital controls are set to stay, warn analysts

Customers are limited to withdrawing €420 a week and the banking system will require massive recapitalisation as debt talks are set to drag on over the summer<p>The Greek government cleared its monthly debts with its international creditors on Monday, as the country's creaking banks were able to open …

British bicycles on a roll – with sales and production up 70% in a year

Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal sales of UK-made bikes jumped from £35m to £60m between 2013 and 2014<p>Sales and production of British-built bikes leapt almost 70% last year, as the industry continues its revival on the back of a wider cycling boom.<p>According to figures from the …

Cycling

Andy Burnham will not vote against 'unsupportable' welfare bill

Labour leadership candidate says he will abstain in Monday’s vote despite previously arguing party should vote against bill<p>Andy Burnham has said he will not vote against the government’s welfare bill, despite previously describing it as “unsupportable”.<p>In a letter to Labour MPs, the leadership …

Andy Burnham

British pilots will continue Syria air strikes for allies - Michael Fallon | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not stop its pilots taking part in air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday, after some lawmakers accused the government of ignoring the will of parliament.<p>Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives to attend …

Middle East

Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

ISTANBUL (AP) — Authorities suspected the Islamic State group was behind an apparent suicide bombing Monday in southeastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded nearly 100 — a development that could represent a major expansion by the extremists at a time when the government is stepping up …

School grades aged 10 predict risk of dementia

A raft of studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that lifestyle choices were critically important for preventing dementia<p>Children with low school grades at the age of 10 are more likely to develop dementia later in life, scientists have found for the first …

Dementia

Hanging by a thread: meet the professional abseilers who fix Britain’s tallest buildings

High above the heat and noise of the city, ‘rope-access technicians’ perform essential maintenance on the country’s most inaccessible tower blocks and skyscrapers. What’s it like to join them?<p>Shortly before 11am, on the roof of a 16-storey tower block in Romford, Essex, Pedro Martin is checking the …

Climbing

Lack of contact with comet lander Philae raises concerns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Philae, the probe that landed on a comet, has been uncommunicative for more than a week, and scientists are trying to figure out what's wrong.<p>"No contact has been made with Philae since Thursday 9 July," the European Space Agency, which is overseeing the mission, said in a blog entry. "The …

Space

youCUBE / 5468796 Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> youCUBE is an 18 unit housing development that explores the potential for density and affordability on a …

12 All-White Sneakers That Will Carry You Through Summer

Just make sure you keep them crispy.<p>People like to say that the all-white sneaker craze is a “trend,” but truth be told white has been a mainstay color in the world of athletic shoes throughout most of its short history. There’s no better time to wear white than summer — you have to worry less …

Shoes