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The Best Language for Non-Tech Founders to Code Their Own Web App

Python offers plenty of user support.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a startup, it can be challenging to decide which programming language to use. Considering the plethora of options, it is important that you consider the future scalability and integration of the …

Machine Learning

The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

The first text message showed up on Ahmed Mansoor’s phone at 9:38 on a sweltering August morning in 2016. “New secrets about torture of Emiratis in …

Human Rights

I grew up in a small town. Being a tech entrepreneur was hard. I want to change that.

I grew up in a very small town. In fact, for part of my childhood, we didn’t even have electricity at home. As a young entrepreneur, I was able to …

That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

The study was a landmark, one of the few attempts to rigorously evaluate a particular diet. And the results were striking: A Mediterranean diet, with abundant vegetables and fruit, can slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes.<p>But now that trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine …

Holistic Medicine

NASA X-Plane

The first experimental jet built by NASA in more than a decade, the X-Plane aims to break the sound barrier without the loud thunderclap that has …

Plasan Yagu Armored Vehicle

Plasan is an Israeli manufacturer that provides armor kits for everything from light trucks to aircraft and the US military's MRAPs. Their latest …

Exploris Yacht Concept

As you might gather from the name, the Exploris Yacht is designed to do more than just cruising calm coastal waters. A 328-foot vision from Gresham …

Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: How Vineyard Vines Built A Unicorn Without Raising Capital

News and insights from around the Web:<p><b>Finance</b><p>How Vineyard Vines got a billion-dollar valuation without raising a penny of capital: “Shunning mainstream chains and online resellers, the company sells gear through its own website, at specialty locations like resorts, pro shops and college bookstores, …

Should you worry about germs if your dog sleeps in your bed?

If you’re a hooman (as they say on the Internet) to a Fido or Fluffy—or if you live with someone who is—you’re likely aware of the overwhelming …

It pays to learn to code with C# and here's why

So you're fluent in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Congratulations! You can now create all sorts of fun things, like websites, apps, and video games. But …

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

If you’re only going to use one essential oil, make it one of these

Are you an essential oil hoarder? The signs aren’t always obvious—perhaps your living space is totally curated and clutter-free, save for that one …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

The 10 Best Card Games For Adults

Gone are the days of family-friendly rounds of UNO, where your only backlash against a skip card was playing a wild plus four <i>and</i> changing the color …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Netflix tips and tricks: 15 hidden features from keyboard shortcuts to how to watch with friends

Even if you’re a self-confessed Netflix addict, chances are you’re not using the service to its full potential<p>With more than 100 million subscribers, …

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy

These 4 revolutions could only be made possible by the ever expanding blockchain economy. After 2018, business as we know it will forever be changed (and hopefully for the better).<p>Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of …

Bassi x JJJJound B/01 Bicycle

Inspired by the relaxed angles and the comfortable riding position of Japanese touring bikes, the B/01 bicycle was created by Justin Saunders of …

Commuting

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Hope Electric Bike Concept

Electric scooter company Vectrix's VX-1 scooter is perfectly serviceable transportation — if a little drab in the design department. Designer Samuel …

Elite X1 Everest Pool Table

With a transparent glass top set atop a glass base, the Elite X1 Everest Pool Table is an impressive piece of engineering. The playing surface is …

Cheap and Deep: How to make Reykjavik, Iceland, a reality

If Iceland isnt on your bucket list, youre doing it wrong. Between fjords, volcanoes, hot springs, Reykjaviks legendary nightlife and its massive …

How to prepare for your first bikepacking expedition

Among the many emerging trends in the outdoor and adventure sports world, one of the more interesting to witness is the growth in the number of …

The Most Beautiful Roads In America

Take the long way home.<p>Pavement meanders through all 50 of these United States, from the hardwood forests of Vermont to the craggy coast of California's Big Sur. Most of it goes somewhere; some of it goes nowhere. The roads on these pages are a few of our backcountry favorites. They're not always …

How to Road Trip to Every Michelin-starred Restaurant in America

This itinerary takes travelers to all 159 Michelin-starred restaurants in the country in the quickest time possible.<p>Generally the idea of taking a …

14 Route 66 Attractions to See on Your Next Road Trip

<i>Ready to have a good ol' fashioned road trip? Consider your travels planned with this excerpt from Drew Knowles's Route 66 Adventure Handbook, featuring quirky roadside attractions and facts you won't want to miss.</i><p>America's iconic highway is still alive and definitely worth incorporating into your …

RVs

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

The 20 Gadgets Every Man Should Own

Modern life never leaves us in one place for long. Racing to work, exercising, grabbing dinner, traveling cross-country or putting our feet up at …

Headphones

This Tech Entrepreneur Was So Stressed She Created a Meditation App

There are so many reasons (both totally obvious and completely unexpected) as to why you’re feeling anxious on the regular (politics, anyone?), even if you’re already eating all the right foods to manage your stress and you’ve learned how to leave work stress at the office. Which is why we are …

Meditation