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Fast-Casual Chain MOD Pizza Raises $32 Million

MOD Pizza has raised $32 million in an equity funding round that will be used to fuel store growth for the fast-casual restaurant operator, <i>Fortune</i> …

5 tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss

Twitter isn't just a place where people post Throwback Thursday photos. With over 170 million active users, it has become a major source for news and real-time updates around the world. In 140 characters or less, Twitter users can spread ideas and trends like wildfire.<p>While some aspects of your …

14 places to go if the world is going to end

December's weather has been pretty much apocalyptic in some parts of the world. Huge parts of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and the UK have been heavily hit by floods.<p>Add to this the devastating, unseasonal tornadoes in Texas, and the crazily high temperatures of the US East Coast and in …

Cape Town

Patagonia Dreaming: Adventures in Torres del Paine

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>If anywhere can make you feel like a dwarf before nature, it’s <b>Torres del Paine National Park</b> in Chilean Patagonia.<p>If the rugged Cordillera del Paine mountains are the 600,000-acre park’s backbone, the 9,300-foot granite spires form its heart.<p>Along Torres del Paine’s western …

Hiking

11 Beautiful Italian Words And Phrases That Just Don't Translate

Image: IakovKalinin<p>Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language -- a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious …

Your iPhone Keeps a List of Everywhere You’ve Ever Been. Here’s How to Delete It

Here’s how to delete your "frequent locations."<p>We’ve all become lax with our privacy in the Facebook age, but this iPhone feature may take things a …

This clothing company whose CEO is richer than Warren Buffett is blowing the competition out of the water

Inditex, the fast-fashion retailer's parent company based in Spain, recently said profits in the first quarter jumped by a whopping 28%. Sales were up by an impressive 14%.<p>Zara's mysterious founder, Amancio Ortega, is now the world's second-richest man— surpassing even Warren Buffett.<p>The retailer, …

Abercrombie & Fitch

Tesla's new Model X has a 'bioweapon defense mode' button

'This is a real button,' Musk says<p>If you want to survive a biological attack, you might want to look into buying a Tesla. The company just officially unveiled the Model X, and Elon Musk shared a rather unexpected feature during the unveiling: a "bioweapon defense mode" button.<p>"This is a real …

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

Personal Finance

Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop the engine, flash lights or honk any Blue Link-enabled car's horn, even if it's as old as the …

Star Trek

Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

The remarkable shot was taken yesterday by Martin Le-May while he was walking with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in Havering, <b>London</b>.<p>The pair heard “distressed squawking” before witnessing the woodpecker’s “struggle for life” as the weasel clung to its back.<p>The <b>amateur photographer from</b> …

Birds

Scientific Model Determines Where You Should Hide In The Zombie Outbreak

Run for the hills; or better yet, live there already<p>It’s a question as old the zombie genre itself: If humans suddenly turned into contagious flesh-eating undead monsters, where should the survivors hide? In a paper to be presented at the March meeting of the Academy of Physical Sciences, a team …

New York State

How to be a success? Get up before dawn

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, while American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is woken at 4.30am for a game of tennis. You snooze, you lose...<p>I have never understood the impulse that drives people to do things because they have seen someone famous doing them. If anything, you’d think it would be …

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