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The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

Writers pick the best books of 2014: part 2

From Britain’s brilliantly inventive Ali Smith to America’s master storyteller Richard Ford, from Michael Lewis’s cautionary tale of Wall Street renegades to Henry Marsh’s candid account of neurosurgery, writers, our critics and others pick their favourite reads of 2014. Plus, what they hope to …

Japanese Developer Proposes Insane Underwater City

Shimizu Corp believes they could start building in 15 years.<p>Japanese developers Shimizu Corp have thought up quite a few outrageous ideas in the past: moon bases, floating botanical cities, and an elevator to space, to name a few.<p>Now they’ve released plans for a marine-based floating city, tethered …

Complex jobs 'may protect memory'

<b>People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.</b><p>A study of more than 1,000 Scottish 70-year-olds found that those who had had complex jobs scored better on memory and thinking tests.<p>One theory is a more …

This Video Game Proves That Telepathy Is Possible

The test subjects wore sensor- and magnet-filled hats that vaguely resembled Cerebro in the <i>X-Men</i> comics and movies. The programming and the …

The Brain

Black holes reveal a cosmic clue

Or at least it seems so. The science isn’t fully “in”. But what we have is highly tantalising.<p>And nobody knows why.<p>Fresh data gathered by the Very …

The Scary Side Effect of Skimping on Sleep

Inconsistent sleep patterns may be hurting your brain, and making up for lost sleep on the weekends doesn't help, according to new research.<p>Missing sleep may lead to brain damage, according to new research published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> on Tuesday.<p>Many assume that naps and sleeping in on …

Scientists Rediscover A Part Of The Brain That Was Forgotten For 100 Years

In 2012, researchers made note of a pathway in a region of the brain associated with reading, but "we couldn't find it in any atlas," said Jason Yeatman, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. "We'd thought we had discovered a new pathway …

Poetry, Magic, and Awakening Your Creativity

Synchronicity is an odd thing.<p>I picked up a book on creativity, which spurred me to go ahead and get a book on writing poetry. And as I was flipping …

Welcome

SPECIAL REPORT<p>It’s True! You Can Make a Very<br>Good Living as a Writer!<p>Here Are 9 Ways You Can Do it Now …<p>Gone are the days when you had to be a …

Small Business

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung is rethinking its spaghetti-on-the-wall strategy for smartphones.<p>Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, recently told analysts that the company would trim the number of phones it makes by as much as 30%.<p>Samsung has released 52 unique smartphones in 2014 alone. By contrast, HTC …

Artist plans to wear Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for 28 days straight

A U.K-based artist plans to spend a month in a room wearing virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.<p>In those 28 days, Mark Farid will have a few handlers …

Can I borrow your belt to charge my phone?

A young entrepreneur has invented the latest wearable technology for smartphone addicts: the XOO belt<p>A new invention means you need never be caught with out by a dead phone battery (or with your trousers down).<p>The <b>XOO belt</b>, invented by serial entrepreneur Piers Ridyard, combines a classic belt with …

Interstellar's sound 'right for an experimental film', says Nolan

Christopher Nolan has defended the “adventurous and creative” sound mix used for blockbuster space drama Interstellar, which has seen some viewers complaining that they cannot understand key moments of dialogue.<p>Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Nolan said he had worked on the film’s audio for six …

17 viral pranks that pulled the Internet's leg in 2014

Pranksters took the game to a whole new level in 2014.<p>Back in the old days — you know, before 2006 — a good prank was simple. It used to just involve …

How DNA Is Reshaping How We See Ourselves—and Our History

Many of our traits and decisions are shaped by our ancestors, author says.<p>In her early 20s, Christine Kenneally discovered something about her Australian forebears that upended her sense of identity and family history. In her new book, <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History</i> …