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An Unexpected Source Of Innovation: Asheville, North Carolina

<i>Innovation can crop up where and how you least expect it. In our series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” we will visit some of America’s little-known hubs of technological creativity!</i><p>Perhaps best known as a craft beer and independent restaurant mecca, and as a haven for musicians and artists …

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

Will You Finally Start Your Own Business? The 3 Stages Of Choice

It could be argued that our lives are nothing more than a series of decisions strung together by contemplation, emotion and sweat. When your decisions involve others – especially those close to you – choosing a path can be mind-bending.<p>Entrepreneurs face tough calls every day, says Sebastian …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores.<br>By Brett Nelson

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Stigma about mental illness steers medical students away from psychiatry

Mental illness is a major public health problem in the United States. Suicide alone takes the lives of 38,000 Americans each year, more than double …

How To Fold The World's Farthest-Flying Paper Airplane

By John Park’s Workshop. This Mini iPad pinball project uses a couple of arcade buttons...<p>This is the flamethrowing skateboard built by Mike Warren …

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Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

Alastair Humphreys’ Adventures, Big and Micro

We caught up with Alastair Humphreys, one of our past Adventurers of the Year, on his new book <i>Microadventures</i>, his new film on crossing the Arabian Peninsula in Wilfred Thesiger’s footsteps, and his new challenge, Adventure 1000, encouraging people to save $1,000 to see that living adventurously is …

The Secret of Successful Travel in France

In a response to anarticle by Pamela Druckerman in the <i>New York Times</i> about "being French," someone described his experiences bumming cigarettes when he was broke during his last six weeks in Paris:<p>The phrase "<i>Puis-je prendre une cigarette</i>," made certain people look like my question made them …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

17 Literary Quotes About The Joy Of Walking

Thoreau may have been the literary world’s poster boy for walks. His passion for walking complemented his general valorization of nature; to truly experience the woods is to ramble through them rather than to remain cooped up indoors or to speed through them on a horse or other means of conveyance. …

Tesla Is On The Right Track To Double

In March of this year, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) was trading at $212 when Marketocracy Master Eugene Groysman called the company the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) of the auto industry. Since then, Tesla traded as low as $179 and as high as $291. With the stock now at $248, Tesla has given Eugene’s investors an …

10 Sunset Destinations in the U.S. to Be Grateful For (Photos)

That moment when pinks and orange meet a horizon, my spirit dances.<p>It doesn't matter where in the world I am, a sunset makes me smile.<p>It's simple.<p>It's natural.<p>It's good.<p>It's real.<p>It's free.<p>A sunset is like a real kiss. A sunset is like a real laugh. A sunset is God's way of hugging the earth and …

Teespring Says It's Minting New Millionaires Selling Its T-Shirts, Raises $35 Million Of Its Own

Some tech companies look to change the way we communicate or can travel in space. Teespring helps people sell t-shirts. Custom, well-made t-shirts. And it’s good at what it does.<p>Teespring has sold 6 million shirts this year through its customers, hundreds of whom make more than $100,000 from their …

Advice from a digital nomad: bootstrapping in Southeast Asia

<i>Chris is the founder of FoundersGrid. He’s on Twitter as @MyEggNoodles. This is republished from Medium with his permission.</i><p>There are thousands of …

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8 fundamental Internet lessons to teach your kids

With two things as rapidly changing as the Internet and a child's development, sometimes safety settings aren't enough.<p>Besides built-in precautions …

Scuba Diving Between Continents in Iceland [VIDEO]

The Silfra Diver: Diving Between Continents from Humanity on Vimeo.<p>---<p>Just outside of Reykjavik, in an oft-visited site for tourists, The Golden Circle is one of Iceland's iconic and must-see day trips. Featuring some of Iceland's most beloved sights, from the thundering Gullfoss waterfall to the …

Attached at the Hip

My neighborhood is teeming with attached babies. They're peeking out from elaborate wraps which swaddle them onto the backs of their moms or snuggling into pouches strapped tightly to the chests of their dads. After the lights go out, they're sharing the family bed and breastfeeding off and on …

Uber's Legacy Hangs in the Balance: Digital Robber Baron or Respectable Innovator?

Uber, the leading ridesharing company, has earned the distinction of becoming one of the most hated companies in the technology industry. One of its executives, Emil Michael, recently suggested to a large dinner gathering that his company should allocate $1 million to dig up dirt on reporters who …

Making up time during a flight: Can pilots make delayed flights go faster? (VIDEO).

<i>Though it’s a myth that Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, tight travel windows mean delays can sting especially hard during the</i> …

SpareChair Aims To Become The Airbnb Of Coworking

When Brooklyn-based journalist Sharona Coutts took a new job in April 2013, her boss decided that instead of relocating all the new hires to Washington, D.C., everyone could just work remotely.<p>“I love working from home, but I noticed there are some significant drawbacks,” says Coutts. “One is that …

Ski Bums Pick: North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Is this you?<p>You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently arched from hunching over a computer. You spend more time commuting to earn a living …