Scott Becker

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38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

Make this Spanish shrimp dish for dinner tonight

For something a little different for dinner tonight, try shrimp poached in a rich sauce flavored with garlic and spice, fresh lemon, coconut milk and a few dashes of hot sauce. It's a memorable dish from España Restaurant on Amelia Island in Florida.<p>Don't forget to serve the shrimp with plenty of …

7 Mind-Blowing Books Every Startup Founder Needs To Read

For any entrepreneur, the most powerful tool of all is the mind. The way you think, dream, create, and make decisions has a huge impact on your …

Self-improvement

Small but Charming Luxury Hotels Around the World

“If you want storybook Paris on the left bank of the Seine, the Esprit St. Germain captures Paris as it was before Starbucks and H&M showed up on the …

Luxury Lifestyle

The 10 Best Hotels in Mexico 2016

<i>(Silpa Nanan)</i><p>While half of the top 10 hotels featured on our annual Best Hotels in Mexico list - determined by a comprehensive methodology that assesses each property's class rating, industry accolades and guest reviews - made an appearance on last year's list, the other half made considerable …

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

21 incredible luxury destinations you should visit in 2016

Robb Report, which specializes in publishing content for ultra-affluent consumers, recently released a list of the top 21 luxury destinations to visit this year.<p>To put the list together, they worked with their base of writers to determine which destinations would be most interesting to …

Step inside the biggest seafood market in the world, where big tuna are auctioned off for as much as $1 million

The market has been a favorite for both visitors and locals for the last eight decades, thanks in part to its longstanding tradition of auctioning off huge tunas to celebrate the New Year.<p>Bidders will put in serious amounts of cash to try and get the first fish of the year, some of which have been …

The Best Chocolate Pastries and Desserts in NYC

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>It's rare that I enjoy a chocolate dessert without pausing to think of my childhood. On occasional Sundays, my mother would surprise us with a brown paper bag of <i>pains au chocolat</i> from Épicures, one of New York's early gourmet food …

Dessert

50 Cold-Weather Soup Recipes

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Travel

How to Get The Most Out of Your Hotel Rewards Points

Value shoppers who do enough digging can find some great deals.<p>You’ve accumulated thousands of hotel points and you’re ready to spend them. Whether …

Hospitality

22 Superrich Recipes to Break Your Resolution in the Best Way Possible

It's that time of the year when everyone's made some kind of New Year's resolution, and for a lot of people that means trying to eat better. That's all well and good—I would never begrudge someone for trying to be healthier—but if you're going to spend most of your time eating kale and chia seeds …

Cooking

The top 50 franchises of 2015

Entrepreneur.com recently compiled a list of the top franchises in 2015 based on their Franchise 500 score. The score is based on expansion plans, financial stability, and cost to open a franchise.<p>From cleaning services, to restaurants, to hotels — here is a list of the top 50 franchises in</i> …

11 New Airline Routes That'll Change The Way We Travel Next Year

Fasten your seat belts.<p>Passengers, you are now free to move about the planet.<p>In the last few months, major airlines added exciting new routes from the U.S. to destination cities all over the world. Even more are slated to debut in 2016, making this a BIG year for travelers everywhere. As such, The …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Ryan Sutton's Top 21 Dishes of 2015

<b>Dominique Ansel's Sage Brownie: Dessert of the Year</b><p>Cronut creator Dominique Ansel is possibly the world's most recognizable pastry chef, so it's fitting that he's created the best brownie in the universe. He wraps the chocolate-y cake in cedar paper, adds sage, and then adds BLOWTORCH. The taste is …

Recipe: Classic French Bread

<b>Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day</b><br>By Peter Reinhart<br>Hardcover, 224 pages<br>Ten Speed Press<br>List Price: $30.00<p>Makes 2 large loaves, 4 small loaves, or many rolls.<p>5-1/3 cups (24 oz / 680 g) unbleached bread flour<br>2 teaspoons (0.5 oz / 14 g) salt, or 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt<br>2-1/4 teaspoons …

Recipes

12 Everyday Object Makeovers That Are The Work Of True Genius.

These designers looked at everyday objects and thought, “there has to be a better way”. Check out how these genius designers improved everyday …

How giving away over $8,000 in free samples on Reddit saved this woman's startup

In the case of entrepreneur Sue Sullivan, it ended up saving her business.<p>Sullivan had started a chipotle-sauce company called "Hot Squeeze" back in 2007, but in the years that followed she realized that it wasn't going to survive if she kept working with middle-men distributors, who quickly …

Dinner Tonight: Smoky Minestrone with Tortellini and Basil or Parsley Pesto

It's the most wonderful time of the year—for rich foods and lots of sweets, that is. Sometimes it feels like December is one long food coma, punctuated by a few sugar highs. Sometimes, it makes you crave vegetables. You start to fantasize about giant tomatoes, and leafy greens, and pants without …

Our Favorite Cruise Lines: Gold List 2016

Start planning your next cruise vacation here, with the 2016 Gold List of our favorite cruise lines.

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food—or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of possibilities could be definitive. So …

The Italian town with an ancient secret

Made in the Sicilian town of Modica, this Aztec-inspired chocolate is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.<p>One hot day in May, I opened the door of a tiny Sicilian café and found a lone elderly woman sitting in the dark. Not realising the café was closed, I told her – in poor Italian – of my quest …

Italy