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4 success tips from a fintech entrepreneur

While WB21 — the company behind Michael Gastauer's success — is fascinating, I was more interested in discovering the business habits that he used to help him turn WB21 into what it is today.<p>Through my work at Taco, I got the opportunity to meet him for breakfast and find out the key to his success …

Entrepreneurship

How To Access The Dark Web

Are you trying to find out how to access the dark web?<p>Well, look no further, we have gone and done the research so we could show you step by step the …

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

Outsourcing

Breakfasts lovers everywhere raise $90,000 for toaster of the future

You probably don't think much can improve a crunchy piece of golden toast laden with a gently melting pat of butter.<p>Unless you're one of the 981 …

Consulting Start-Up: How to Start a Consulting Business Fast

11 Nearly-Secret National Park Beaches

What you might find at a National Park Service beach: silky sand, miles of nearly empty strands, lush scenery and even some wild horses. What you …

National Parks

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Millennials vs Generation Z: What Employers Must Know (Infographic) - Small Business Trends

You’ve no doubt heard about Millennials (also known as Generation Y, born after 1980) for years now. But recent reports indicate a new generation …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Ryan Allis, a young serial entrepreneur who created and sold iContact for $170 million, has released the longest motivational slideshow ever to mark …

The things any startup could be doing to get Fortune 500 customers

New-market disruption is a rare phenomenon and usually comes in waves in conjunction with some form of dramatic technological advance. Many disruptive companies (both new and existing) created new markets in periods following the introduction of PCs (Apple, Microsoft), mobile phones (Apple, …

Startups

All the Gear You Need to Start Riding Motorcycles

Whether you're on a tight budget or have a little money to spend, we've got you covered.<p>The thrill of riding a motorcycle on the open road is addicting, and yet you can never truly escape the inherent danger that comes with it. There will always be naysayers who insist that safety gear is …

How the Morphing Cylinders of the 'Illusion of the Year' Work

The brain loves a right angle.<p>Like most people sharing this around today, the Neural Correlate Society's "Illusion of the Year" blew my mind a bit the first few times I watched it. But, even then, I got the sense that this is probably pretty simple and the illusion probably has to do with the …

Mathematics

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

A Week in the Life of the American Police State

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."--Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United States<p>If you've been caught up in the circus that is the presidential election, you've likely missed the latest news about all the ways in which the …

Surveillance

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

The 49 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>my private newsletter</i><i>.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, …

Learning

Artist Carves Stacked Skateboard Decks Into a Colorful Collection of Sculptures

For over a decade, self-taught woodcarver Haroshi has been recycling old skateboard decks into magnificent multilayered works of art. Stacking, shaving, cutting, and carving the wooden decks together, he then paints and polishes the pieces to form colorfully streaked or pixelated mosaics that have …

Art

How to Get High Without Drugs: Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnagogia, and Eye Contact

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Jacqueline Ronson</b><p>People take mild altering drugs -- everything from Tylenol to LSD -- because the effects are useful, interesting, or pleasurable. In altering the way we process stimuli, drugs facilitate a change in our thoughts and behaviors. This …

These incredible maps show the most light-polluted places in the world

Google Earth/Fabio Falchi et al.<p>Humanity is losing its ability to see the stars.<p>According to an unprecedented new map of light pollution, published …