Vikesh Patel

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The Best Store-Bought Cookie Doughs, For People Who Suck At Baking

Just because you don't bake, doesn't mean you shouldn't get to make great cookies.<p>As much as we might want it, we can’t all whip up batches of chocolate chip cookies and perfect whoopie pies at home. Some of us just suck at baking. That’s OK ― no life points against the afflicted, it’s just one of …

Automation Could Kill 30% of Bank Jobs

Is this banking's "Uber moment"?<p>Automation has many industries concerned these days—most recently front-of-house restaurant staff—and the list is …

Customer Service

The Best Beaches in Europe

The focal point of this famous spot is the hulking, weathered hull of a freighter that ran aground in the early ’80s. The ship now sits in the middle …

Brownies or Blunts, Marijuana Experimentation Is On

Legal marijuana (<i>Cannabis sativa</i>) is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., which means that more and more of us are now in a position to get our hands on pot. Now that we’ve got it, however, not everybody knows what to do with it. Do we smoke it or eat it? And does it make a difference?<p>…

Tata Steel Europe boss to join protests against Chinese imports

Thousands of steelworkers will stage a protest in Brussels against ‘unfair’ practices by Chinese steel companies<p>Tata Steel’s European boss will join thousands of steelworkers on Monday in a protest against “unfair” practices by Chinese firms, amid rising diplomatic tension with the People’s …

The innovators: how your coffee can light up your barbecue … and boiler

The Bio-bean start-up recycles waste coffee grounds into biomass fuel pellets and coals that can fire up both boilers and BBQs<p>While the distinctive smell of a barbecue may herald the first sign of summer, it is not often associated with energy efficiency.<p>That may be about to change with the launch …

Gamified drones will be one of the biggest toy trends of the year

NEW YORK — Drones have been a hot but controversial topic in the tech space for quite some time, but following the trend of whatever's popular among …

Shanghai Disney is Opening This Summer—and Will Put Other Disney Parks to Shame

Watch out, Orlando: Shanghai Disneyland is almost here. The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that the much-anticipated Shanghai Disney Resort …

Walt Disney Company

Suspected supernova baffles astronomers

Thought to be a supernova, an extraordinary bright light 3.8 billion light years away has puzzled astronomers. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will be …

Universe

Here's scientific proof that your dog feels you

It's unlikely to come as a surprise to anyone who has a dog as a best friend, but your dog <i>gets</i> you. He knows when you're happy. She moves in a little closer when you're sad. He may not fetch your slippers, but he does seem to sense when you've had a truly lousy day at work.<p>In case you take this …

NASA officials admit Space Launch System is a rocket without a plan

NASA officials admitted today the Space Launch System — the agency’s next big rocket — is a vehicle without a mission plan, <i>NASA Spaceflight</i> reports. The agency acknowledged what is essentially an empty flight manifest for the SLS at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, during an all-hands …

Drugs to treat Alzheimer's Disease will be available within decade, say scientists

Prof John Hardy said it was likely that drugs will be available by 2025 that will radically push back the age at which people develop dementia.<p>A treatment for Alzheimer’s disease will be available within a decade and could ultimately be prescribed like statins to prevent the onset of the illness, …

5 Ways to Improve Employee Development at Your Company

There are a seemingly infinite number of initiatives that can lead to success at your company. You can pull levers on product development, QA, sales, marketing, customer success...etc... but prioritizing what will have the greatest impact is tough. It's no wonder that employee development often …

How to Build an International Brand for Less than $500

Building a business on a shoestring budget, let alone an international one, seems almost impossible. However, breaking down your business goals one-by-one, as well as your personal motivating goals, can make all the difference in seeing your dream business manifest into reality.<p>Gwen Jimmere, CEO & …