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Gig wants to make it easier for millennials to pick up casual work in catering and hospitality

Have we reached peak gig economy yet? Probably not, but when a startup calling itself Gig launches, we are definitely making headway. The London-based company offers a platform targeting millennials who want to pick up shift work in the hospitality and retail sectors.<p>As well as enabling you to find …

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From snail soup to deep-fried dumplings: Hanoi's 10 essential street foods

Most visitors to Hanoi will sample the city’s most famous dishes: beef <i>pho</i>, <i>bun cha</i> (barbecued pork with rice noodles) and <i>banh mi</i> (baguette). But beyond the three Bs, the capital’s food scene is as diverse as it is adventurous. Here are 10 of Hanoi’s essential street eats, with something for both the …

9 Awesome Podcasts for Makers, Crafters, Artists, and Designers

Podcasts. You know 'em. You listen to 'em. You're moved by them. You laugh and are entertained by them. But are you inspired by them? Do they light a …

Self-improvement

Roundup: 10 Beginner Woodworking Projects Using Basic Skills and Tools

DIY woodworking projects can make your home decor unique on a budget. The problem for most beginner DIYers is they don't have the tools to make them …

Woodworking

25 crazy cleaning tricks you'll wish you'd known all along

Have fun while you clean<p>Flash-clean your stovetop<p>Power your way through grime<p>Stop wiping and start covering<p>Wrangle your gaming gear<p>Get superclean with self-cleaning ovens<p>Use your snack to clean up<p>Give your pillow some pop<p>Refluff your towels, too<p>Smudgeproof stainless steel<p>Clean your ceiling fan …

How to determine if energy efficiency upgrades are right for your home (and budget)

The upfront cost of making energy efficient upgrades may deter some homeowners interested in home performance improvements. Cost is always something …

How to Boost Your Cell Phone Signal: 3 Ways

Network Extenders<p>A network extender plugs into your home’s Internet modem and acts like a mini cell phone tower. When you make a call, the extender …

Wi-Fi

10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

Ikea Will Offer Sleek Lightweight Bike This Summer

No word yet on whether assembly will be required<p>Ikea's good for a lot of things—beyond it's ubiquitous DIY furniture, the Swedish company also slings plants, candles, kitchenware of all sorts, coloring books, hydroponic gardening kits (available in the U.S. in spring 2017), and...bicycles?<p>Yes, …

London-based on-demand delivery service Jinn picks up $7.5M Series A

Just a couple of weeks after the closure of Valk Fleet, Delivery Hero’s B2B food delivery startup, not all waters are choppy in London’s on-demand delivery space.<p>After months of rumours that the startup was raising, Jinn, the same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery app, is disclosing $7.5 million …

Thrive Market brings its organic grocery store to Android

A company tapping into consumers’ growing desire for healthier food and organic products, Thrive Market is today bringing its online grocery store to Android users with the launch of a dedicated mobile application. The new app will allow users to shop for natural and organic products right from …

As China's NPC Meets, Here Are Four Danger Signs to Watch for in the Nation's Economy

As China’s stock markets careen, global bourses follow in a punishing display of wave theory. With each 10th of a GDP percentage point shaved off of …

13 Super Charming European Cities Well Worth a Day Trip

Perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Mozart (as well as the setting for <i>The Sound of Music</i>), Salzburg lies just on the border with Germany. …

4 Key Things to Do to Gain Attention for Your Product When Nobody Knows You

I was recently contacted by a designer who had just launched a new range of greetings cards. He wanted to tell the world about his new creations and …

Marketing

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original accompaniments to pasta. But <i>structurally</i>—and by …

First Click: Nespresso is the iPhone of coffee makers

I wouldn’t describe myself as an advanced coffee drinker, not by any means. I at least used an Aeropress until a few months ago, but it evidently wasn’t that important to me else I’d have remembered to bring it to my new apartment. Coffee nerdery is a rabbit hole as deep as any area of technology, …

44 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Crazy-Busy Weeknights

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Companies like Uber could learn a thing or two from this office cleaning startup, where the workers are as happy as the clients

Generally, drivers and other independent contractors want full-time pay — or at least predictable pay — but employers have their sights set on maximizing profits.<p>Employees are expensive for companies. According to the IRS, for common-law employees, employers "must withhold income taxes, withhold …

The Workplace

Renters: White walls are your greatest decorating asset

Good news, renters. White is in. When two major paint companies, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, chose shades of white for their pick of 2016 (Simply White and Alabaster, respectively), your plain, unpaintable walls became your greatest asset.<p>“White makes the space look bigger,” says Pamela …

Home Decorating

7 Hotel Housekeeping Tricks You Need To Clean Your Bathroom

Listen to the pros. 👍<p>When it comes to bathrooms, hotel housekeepers have seen it all. Whether it's a dirt-caked toilet bowl or a toothpaste-crusted sink, these masters of clean know how to tackle a mess in the most efficient way possible.<p>"Everything we do in a room is timed," says Madeline Chang, …

Toast, A Point Of Sale Service For Restaurants, Raises $30M

When Chris Comparato joined his former colleagues at Toast, a service that includes a point-of-sale tool for restaurants, raising new financing to continue scaling the company was near the top of the list.<p>So today, the company said it has raised $30 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture …

How to Celebrate Christmas Eve, the Italian Way

In Italy, Christmas Eve dinner is arguably as important as the meal on Christmas Day (if not more in some households). In some families, the 24th of December is the most celebrated part of the Christmas holidays, and after dinner, children get to open presents and everyone stays to attend midnight …

Italy

The Happy Home Company Raises $3.5M To Make Home Maintenance Easier

The Happy Home Company is aiming to eliminate the headaches of home maintenance and improvement, and it’s raised $3.5 million in seed funding.<p>The company has been relatively quiet, at least in terms of talking to the media, since I wrote about it a year ago. CEO Doug Ludlow told me today that this …

The Best Prosecco to Drink This New Year's Eve

Not all Proseccos are created equal. The best among these light and gently fruity sparkling wines, which hail from Italy's Veneto region, are made by farmers and smaller family run estates who grow and select the best grapes by hand. Unfortunately, those aren't the bottles that you see most often …

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The Race To Frictionless Parking

Parking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily frustrations that ignites stress.<p>Traditionally, drivers will circle the block for a coveted on-street parking space or a parking garage that has …