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Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

Northern California

How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

This is when it makes more sense to rent a car than call an Uber

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are not that cheap. Especially when it's completely possible to rent a car for less than $10 per day. (Granted, this car doesn't have any power windows…)<p>Uber and Lyft are great in cities where parking is a hassle—like New York or San Francisco—but it's an …

The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011.<p>Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially …

20 Fade Haircuts & Hairstyles To Rock In 2017

The fade cut in the men’s hairstyling is fast becoming a classic go-to look amongst the legions of stylish gents. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, …

Hair

21 pictures that will make you want to visit Thailand

It's perfect for the traveler who wants to experience the outdoors, history, and religion all in one trip.<p>From stunning islands in the south to remote elephant sanctuaries in the north, here are 21 photos that will inspire you to book a trip to Thailand.

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Promises Every Entrepreneur Should Make to Themselves

Nobody starts a new project without a few commitments. When you decide to strike out on your own and become your own boss, the only person you can rely on is yourself. Giving yourself the chance to go far with your vision by establishing some ground rules.<p><b>I promise to learn from my mistakes</b><p>Mistakes …

30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience. That said, things can get …

Hacking

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

9 Interview Questions You Need to Be Asking

Finding the best employees for your business is hard. These nine businesses share which interview questions you should be asking potential candidates.<p>If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions.<p>From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the …

9 Ways to Eat Well—Really Well—While Camping

Planning an end-of-the-summer, last-hurrah camping trip? Lucky you! Just remember that hunkering down in a tent doesn't mandate the roasting of hot dogs on sticks (unless, of course, you want to). Pack your bug spray, your flashlight, and your GORP—but eat well, too!<p>All you'll need to eat well in …

Cast Iron Skillet

5 Types of People That Will Make Your Startup Successful

<i>Building a great team is never easy, but these five types of people can help make your startup a breakout success.</i><p>Just like a car can't run without an engine, a startup can't run without a team driving it forward. As the founder and CEO of a startup, you'll be responsible for setting direction, …

What to Eat (and Not Eat) When You're Backpacking

What to Eat (and Not Eat) When You're Backpacking by Angela GarbesBackpacking requires you to carry all your food—and everything else you need—so …

Cooking

What Is The Best Approach To Get Into YC?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best approach to get into YC?</i><p><i>Answer by Vu Tran, Founder, slidemailapp.com (YC S14), on Quora</i><p>I got in twice. Once for Framebase (now shut down) and the second time for SlideMail. How I thought about this problem is you essentially have to …

Startups

Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer

For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise …

Infographics

7 personality traits of great designers

Like we mentioned above, usability testing reveals smarter paths to satisfying user and business goals. The more you understand your users and their behavior (Empathy), the more-informed your business decisions.<p>Beyond studying users, designers need to also grasp why projects were initiated in the …

Personality

Rockchip RKi6000 processor for IoT reduces WiFi power consumption by 80%

Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) aim to bring us small, capable products that can enhance our experience far beyond what smartphones, tablets and the like can do. One of the main problems still haunting the industry is battery life. Rockchip plans to tackle this issue with their latest …

Wi-Fi

7 reasons why my IoT startup failed

After five months of toiling 14-hour days, making a hardware IoT (Internet of Things) product from scratch and spending lakhs of rupees of investor …

6 Ways to Travel New Zealand on a Budget

The sweeping mountain vistas, stunning beaches, vibrant cities and hospitable locals make New Zealand a bucket list travel destination for many. But as breathtaking as it is, plenty of travelers forgo a forage into hobbitdom due to the expensive costs of getting and staying there. The sticker shock …

The changing face of animation & interaction design

While this might be one of the trickiest types of animation to work with, simple page motions are an effective way to make content more stimulating<p>From AJAX loading options to simple shakes or cartoons, full-page motion is certainly a captivating effect. Be warned: too many loading items can bog …

UI Design

Five Entrepreneurial Places In Europe Where Hub Things Are Happening

From a major tech investor’s perspective, all eyes remain fixed on London and Berlin, but away from these high profile startup hubs, Europe is nurturing some less well known but fertile innovation hotspots for trailblazing entrepreneurs.<p><b>Eindhoven, Netherlands</b><p>It has been described as one of the …

Startups

7 Startup Competitions You Need To Know

To say that the startup landscape is competitive is an understatement. All business is competitive, but the world of startups, high stakes and even higher potential for disruptive growth and success makes competition particularly fierce.<p>It makes sense there would be a number of well-known startup …

Startups

3 valuable startup lessons I learned from Y Combinator

Here they are:<p><b>1. They're lightning fast:</b> Whether it's a one-line legal question or a brainstorming session about how to grow your business from 50 to 100 customers, YC responds quickly and thoroughly. At YC you have individual and group sessions with your assigned partners every week. These …