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How This Startup Is Helping Restaurants Be More Efficient About Delivery

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Door-to-door delivery is a service plagued by a lack of reliability and consistency. “It is something that’s way harder than it actually looks,” says Tony Xu, co-founder and CEO of Palo Alto, Calif.-based DoorDash, which has …

Startups

Ratan Tata makes his 14th investment: this time start-up Holachef is the lucky one

Food tech start-up, Holachef, is the latest to get investment from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons.<p>Announcing the investment of an …

India

Top fashion model reveals everything she eats in a day

Do you ever wonder what fashion models eat during the day?<p>As it turns out, they don't starve themselves — at least not this one.<p>Megan Williams, who has modeled for Guess, as well as major magazines such as Elle, Glamour, and Marie Claire, divulged one day of her diet to Stylecaster.<p>For breakfast, …

Paleo Diet

Dalit Woman Stripped Naked And Force Fed With Urine In Madhya Pradesh

On this Independence day, <b>Parle G</b> is paying tribute to the country’s armed forces who have been fighting against all odds to ensure that the nation …

Zivame Lands $40M To Change How Women In India Buy Their Lingerie

Zivame, an online store that wants to revolutionize the (often awkward) way that women in India buy their underwear, has closed a $40 million Series C round.<p>The investment is led by new backers Zodius Technology Fund and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, a fund belonging to the Malaysian government, with …

3G will die soon, India to become the world’s 3rd largest 4G LTE market by 2016

India would overtake Japan to be the world’s 3rd largest 4G LTE market by 2016, says the Strategy Analytics Survey report. It will also surpass U.S …

Crave giveaway: Kisai Blade Wood Link wristwatch from Tokyoflash Japan

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>The Crave giveaway will be on vacation Friday, July 17, and back with a tan on Friday, July 24.</i><p>Congratulations to Arthur N. of Glendale, Ariz., for winning three Misfit Bolt color-changing LED smart bulbs last week. This week, we've got another colorful prize -- a wristwatch that …

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

World History

Sushma wants Gita as national book. DO YOU?

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday triggered a new row when she vociferously sought national scripture status for the Bhagavad …

Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten

<b>Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives. But history has mostly forgotten these sacrifices, which were rewarded with broken promises of Indian independence from the British government, writes Shashi Tharoor.</b><p>Exactly 100 years after …

India’s legendary Royal Enfield is taking the fight to Harley-Davidson’s backyard

After almost a decade and a half of selling its bikes through a lone dealer, Royal Enfield is setting up a subsidiary in its top export market: the United States.<p>And to help it gain traction on US roads, the new subsidiary—Royal Enfield North America—will be led by Harley-Davidson’s former head of …

Motorcycles

The Jain religion and the right to die by Santhara

Indian Express explains the issues in the legal battle around the practice of starving to death.<p>Written by |<p>It took less than a minute for the …

Purple, a startup backed by Uber's cofounder, wants to make sure you never have to pump gas again

The gas station is an institution that has remained largely unchanged and unchallenged for the past 50 years, but if Bruno Uzzan gets his way, it will eventually become a thing of the past.<p>Purple, Uzzan's new mobile app which is available on iOS and Android, lets you order gas straight to your …

Los Angeles

The Colonized Indian Mind

<i>An excerpt from Michel Danino’s book Indian Culture and India’s Future.</i><p>In the clash of two civilizations – for it was undoubtedly one – the European, …

AP PHOTOS: Hindu holy men lead bath rituals in Indian river

The Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, is expected to draw millions over nearly two months, though Saturday marked the first of several auspicious days for ritual bathing.<p>More than 15,000 police officers were maintaining heavy security, with some ushering bathers out of the water as soon as they'd …

It’s Official! McDonald’s Will Now Have All-Day Breakfast

CNBC just tweeted this glorious bit of news for fans of breakfast and sleep:<p>McDonald’s has been hinting at serving all-day breakfast for months now, and people have dreamed of eating Egg McMuffins outside of the restaurant’s draconian “breakfast ends at 10:30 a.m.” schedule for even longer. …

McDonald's Will Offer an All-Day Breakfast Menu

This is basically a whole new way to live your life.<p>Fear not for 10:30 a.m. anymore, as McDonald’s is set to begin offering an all-day breakfast menu …

The tough-to-swallow truth about McDonald's all-day breakfast

A hot take on hot cakes<p>It's no secret that McDonald's is flailing — losing Americans' trust, losing their dollars, losing the "big deal / special treat" designation in popular consciousness that it held in the 1970s (according to my mom) and in the 1990s (according to me). Efforts to counter these …

McDonald's Will Serve Breakfast All Day, Thanks to Kitchen Upgrades

It’s been just over two years since Gizmodo wondered publicly why McDonald’s didn’t serve breakfast all day. And that was already years after hungry …

This Chef Makes Fries From Slivers of McDonald's Cheeseburger and It's the Stuff of Dreams

Chef Tym Bussanich has created the ultimate fast-food snack — a McDonald’s cheeseburger that’s been rolled, breaded, sliced and deep-fried into a …

Burger King proposes a sandwich even more epic than the McWhopper

The McWhopper saga has taken an unexpected and epic twist.<p>Burger King announced via Facebook and Tumblr that it would like to collaborate with any …

Introducing Google's brand new logo

It should come as no surprise that the search giant, now owned by holding company Alphabet, takes its letters very seriously.<p>Those iconic, …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

Self-improvement

Do the Easter Island Heads Really Have Bodies?

The mysterious Easter Island statues — hundreds of huge, ancient carved stone heads that guard the hilly Pacific island landscape — may actually have …

Archaeology

NASA's New Material: Heals a Bullet Wound In Seconds

It's not a bird or a plane or even Superman (or Superwoman), but rather a material NASA discovered by accident that can heal a bullet would in two …

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”<p>Habits are the way we think, feel and …