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THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The most amazing and inspiring people in tech right now

Instead, after months of research and debate, Business Insider is proud to present the Silicon Valley 100, our annual list of the people who matter most and define what it means to be in Silicon Valley.<p>This isn't another who's who list based on long-standing reputation; rather it is a look at who …

Startups

23 Modern + Rustic DIY Decor Ideas for the Cancer Zodiac

If you’re one of the lucky Cancerian babes whose birthday falls between June 21 – July 22, keep reading to find out how you can upgrade your home with DIY decor ideas based on your zodiac. Known for having strong ties to home, the Cancer zodiac is a sucker for anything sentimental. That explains …

Wall Art

26 Ways To Use IKEA Stockholm Rug For Home Decor

IKEA always surprises us because they manage to create designs that aren’t too expensive though they look stylish in almost any space – from a …

Home Decorating

15 ideas for amazing clocks you can create yourself

It’s not that hard to create a masterpiece: just take knitting needles and knit a clock, or paint a wooden board with watercolors and attach it to a …

10 Brilliant Home Decor DIY Ideas for $10 or Less

Decorating your home with stylish accessories can be quite costly and you can still feel the lack of originality. Crafting cute little decor items, …

Deltec launches line of super efficient, net-zero energy homes - starting under 100K

A company in Asheville, North Carolina is taking prefabricated home design to a new level with their Renew Collection of affordable net-zero energy …

Solar Power

11 Must-Read Biographies About Incredible Women

Because Women's History Month is the perfect excuse to stay in with a book.<p>This Women's History Month, one of the greatest ways to honor those who came before us is to celebrate the extraordinary lives of some phenomenal ladies.<p>We've rounded up 11 biographies of 11 vastly different women, whose …

Books

13 IKEA Planter Hacks for the Ultimate Outdoor Patio Garden

Landscaping

19 Crazy Ideas for Adventurous Home Decor

We all want to make our home look beautiful and unique, personal and one of a kind, a place where we would feel cozy but which we could also show off …

16 Home Decor Secrets to Make Any Home Look Beautiful

Decorating a home is not about spending a lot of money on expensive accessories but rather solving practical problems of comfortable and aesthetic …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and determination are highly important in education.<p>But neuroscience and psychology are complex, nuanced subjects that come with many caveats. …

The Brain

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

The world's 20 oldest cities

Oakland Photographer Brittani Sensabaugh Captures Portraits of Life in America's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

I had known Brittani Sensabaugh for less than two minutes before she started crying. It was last Thursday morning at a well known cafe in Uptown …

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Race Row on Mount Everest: Sherpas Square Off Against Racist Western Climbers

The documentary ‘Sherpa’ captures an intense battle between Sherpas and entitled Western climbers—including one very racist American.<p>When disaster …

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

How to act less stupid, according to psychologists

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture or anything, really, that doesn't fit into the realm of acceptable behavior.<p>One of the most common breaches, one of the things that tends to give us …

Psychology

5 Ways To Build A Personal Brand While Working Full-Time

The most unnatural thing in the world is to work for a company and feel like you are working for yourself. But today’s most influential people online understand that even if they’re fully employed, in the end they are running their own business–the business of building a personal brand.<p>While most …

Social Media

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend

When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.<p>Growing up in the 90s on the south side of Houston, I watched my older sister Lynda set the chola beauty standard. She …

'Lonely Planet' Puts Oakland At #8 On Its Best U.S. Travel List

Wedged between Greenville, South Carolina and Duluth, Minnesota on Lonely Planet's list of "Best in the U.S." list for 2015 is Oakland, California, …

California starts building its high-speed train system

At long last, California's promised high-speed train system is becoming more than just a pipe dream. The state will break ground on the first section of track in Fresno on January 6th, creating the foundation for a 220MPH rail network that will eventually extend as far as Sacramento and San Diego. …

San Francisco

6 Things Wise Leaders Do To Engage Their Employees

An article in the New York Daily News reports that nearly 70% of U.S. employees are miserable at work. According to the story, research conducted by the Gallup Poll suggests that the majority of American’s dislike or feel disengaged on the job. Needless to say, this is disturbing news. It’s also an …

13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

A Hong Kong startup is dragging the international shipping industry into the 21st century

International shipping is a US$700 billion per year industry across land, air, and sea. The people keeping those trucks, trains, planes, and ocean …

11 Things Remarkable Leaders Think Every Day | Inc.com

Remarkable leaders are admired--and followed. Learning how a great leader thinks is essential to learning how to become a great leader.<p><b>1. What's happening in the world today?</b><p>The best leaders begin their day with the news because they know that what's happening in the world today can have an effect …

The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

<i>This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan.</i><p>2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and …

5 Unusually Successful Startup Stunts You Can Learn From | Inc.com

Publicity stunts are not unusual in the business world. In fact, some of our most well-known traditions began as publicity stunts, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl. Although publicity stunts are not always successful, these five startup companies used unique publicity …