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The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

Our addiction to consumption might just be what saves the planet from destruction

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our planet today, but despite global progress in acknowledging the magnitude of the problem, it continues to elicit a lukewarm sense of urgency in the United States. Under the Trump administration and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led …

EPA

How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

The solar industry is adding jobs much faster than the overall economy, but still makes up just over 1% of the country’s total power supply. Clearly, there’s room for growth.<p>As solar power keeps getting cheaper–and more and more of it is built as a result–the industry is also an increasingly …

15 Fun Alexa Skills That Will Make You Laugh

Routers

The 1 3D Printing Stock I Want to Own in 2017

3D printing has been a hot topic for four or five years, but most of the discussion has been around hype of what 3D printing could be. There's talk of 3D printed cars or redefining how manufacturing works, but the reality is that 3D printing is still used in many of the same ways it was a decade …

Investing

Primal Crafts: 3D printed metal jewelry inspired by Norse mythology

Feb 12, 2017 | By Julia<p>Kristoffer Rønn-Andersen is the creative mind behind Primal Crafts: the Danish jewelry brand 3D printing in steel, silver, and …

Researchers reveal an evolutionary basis for the female orgasm

Few things are as magical as the female orgasm, whether you are experiencing it, inducing it, or just a casual observer. It is essentially pure art …

Biology

A New Study Explains the Psychology of the Worry Spiral

Raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar at all: You’re supposed to meet a friend for coffee at one, let’s say. It’s now 1:10 and she’s not …

Eww! Live Cockroach Pulled from Woman's Nose in Rare Case

A woman who woke up in the middle of the night because she felt an odd "crawling sensation" in her head turned out to be harboring a real, live …

The Met Digitizes its Collection, Releasing 375,000 Images for Free

Art

Top Interior Design Inspiration From Maison et Objet Previous Editions

<i>Maison et Objet 2017</i>, the trade show reserved for lifestyle, decoration, and design professionals is coming and <b>BRABBU</b> is already working hard to …

AD100 List: Brian J. McCarthy Inspirational Design Ideas 2017

The amazing interior designer <b>Brian J. McCarthy</b> was featured in the <b>AD100</b> List of the best interior designers and architects in the world. This New …

10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part two

Ever needed to make a cheap international call without the internet, or been worried about security as you move between wifi hotspots? These apps make travel safer, easier and cheaper<p>Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging, but a wifi …

Apps

Your Browser’s Incognito Mode Can Help You Book a Cheaper Vacation

Here's how.<p>Daily grind getting you down? It’s time to catch the travel bug. Here are some tips to save you money for your next great escape.<p><b>1. Travel</b> …

Forex

Pack your bags ASAP because you can now fly to Spain for under $350 round-trip

Sometimes you really need to get away from everything. And if you haven’t planned a vacation yet, consider setting your sights on Spain.<p><i>The Airfare</i> …

Fly to Iceland for $78 on WOW Air

Or get a cheap fare in their new business class from $271.<p>Iceland-based budget airline WOW Air introduced new airfare classes on Tuesday that offer …

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Motivation

The Top Entrepreneur Conferences to Check Out in 2017

Conferences attract plenty of people who are doing the same thing, and once you accept that, you'll probably discover that going to events for entrepreneurs is one of the most helpful things you can do for your business.<p>I remember my first conference well. It was like I was the new kid in school, …

Entrepreneurship

Private prisons are shrouded in secrecy. I took a job as a guard to get inside—then things got crazy

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”<p>Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from …

Why Poor People Make Expensive Financial Decisions

Often, the banking options available for low-income Americans are all fundamentally flawed.<p>Banks haven’t always been the giant, impersonal corporations Americans today are familiar with. For much of the twentieth century, they were more commonly small, community institutions that helped local …

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

Economic Data

Everything Is Awful So Let’s All Escape To This Treehouse For Grown-Ups

The architecture firm Snøhetta has built a cabin in the woods of Northern Sweden. The coolest part? It’s built into the trees themselves, acting like a treehouse for grownups–and a getaway from the world.<p>The two-bedroom cabin is part of the renowned Treehotel, where guests can rent one of seven …

Treehouses

Hardscaping 101: Ground Covers to Plant Between Pavers

Too often pathway gaps are neglected and become a home for weeds. But where some may see awkward spaces between stepping stones, I see potential. …

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …