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Get a look at the innards of a 270-foot wind turbine

Wind Power

Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows

If you're looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year in 2015, is now officially available for Microsoft's OS. Its developers released a beta version for the …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Venture Capital

Welcome to the naked city: sun, swingers and very little shoplifting

Modernism and naturism meld at the world’s biggest nude town, Cap d’Agde in France, which swells to 40,000 people in summer. Could there ever be a naked metropolis? Phil Hoad exposes himself to nude urbanism<p>We were born naked, but no one shows you the way back. I’ve just paid my €8 and walked …

Sexual Harassment

The scariest horror films, according to everyone

Our attempts to crowdsource reviews of movies in general (IMDb lists, Meteoritic user polls) aren’t always that successful because dramas, thrillers, …

7 Qualities of a Conscious, Loving Relationship

Over the past decade, between the two of us, Angel and I have read hundreds of books on relationships, coached hundreds of students who were …

The Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers …

For Every Great Way to Have Sex, There's a Sh*tty Drawback

Sorry kids, the Mile High Club doesn't exist.<p>Ah, sex. It's right there at the base of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, alongside food and air. We think about it every seven seconds, and then we go to sleep and dream about it continuously. It is, as George Michael affirms, <i>natural</i> and <i>fun</i>. (<i>Best when it's</i> …

11 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Entrepreneur VIP<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been a millionaire three separate times in my life. The first time I saw $1,000,000 in my bank account, I almost fainted. Even though I knew it was hitting my account, it still caught me off …

Self-improvement

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

How having kids can ruin your romantic relationship

Lots of women look forward to motherhood -- getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond …

Parenting

Game of Thrones: Who is Rhaegar Targaeryn and how are Jon and Daenerys related?

<b>Warning: contains spoilers</b><p>Game of Thrones has taken a while to reveal the true identity of Jon Snow's father, but most of us have been pretty sure for a while now – and die-hard fans of George RR Martin's books have known, or at least suspected, for years.<p>But, just in case anyone was still in any …

Men explain what they actually want their partners to do with their balls

Walnuts. Dangly bits. The funsack.<p>Whatever you call ’em, balls are, well, there. They exist. And beyond ‘play with them’ and ‘do not approach them as …

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Giving Kids Directions

Whether your child responds to your directions by saying, “In a minute!” or he ignores your commands completely, dealing with a child who doesn’t …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

The incredible journey to build EVE Online's first Death Star

Few corporations in EVE Online will ever have a reputation like Hard Knocks Inc. More than just a group of elite soldiers, they routinely infiltrate …

Women Are More Interested In Sex Than You Think, Studies Show

Men underestimate their wife’s or girlfriend’s sexual desire; read her signals<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>Rarely are researchers’ findings so satisfying. Women may want more sex than …

University of Toronto

5 BDSM Sex Positions to Unleash Your Kinky Side

Whip it good.<p>Bondage is hot for all kinds of reasons. For many people, it's something new, it's a chance to play around with ideas of power and control, and it can help you tap into things you never knew might turn you on.<p>Here are some starter bondage positions if you'd like to give it a try. …

Relationships

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at least once as we Google our way to entrepreneurial success. But after reading just one of them, it’s not hard to go from “I have no idea what’s out there” to “I have no idea how to choose” … Oh good: Only 14 helpdesk …

Mobile Devices

7 Reasons You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Super successful people do not worry what their critics have to say, good or bad.<p>Most people care what other people think to some extent. However, if you are a "people pleaser" who needs external validation throughout the day it can be tough on the job and in relationships.<p>In order to find …

Happiness

How to tell if someone is stealing your Wi-Fi?

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Wi-Fi

How to win an argument with a teenager

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Parenting

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Amazon and Microsoft Make Seattle the Cloud Capital of the World--and a Great Place for Startups

A local VC explains how starting a business here gives you "home court advantage."<p>Seattle is the world's cloud capital -- and not just because of its overcast winter weather. During a panel at this month's iCONIC event in Seattle, Julie Sandler, principal at Madrona Venture Group, said that the …

Startups

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

A dying entrepreneur puts his tech business up for sale

Michael Slater is dying of intestinal cancer. He posted the news this week on his Facebook account and blog. And he said the illness has forced him to make the difficult decision of putting his eight-year-old tech company, Webvanta, up for sale.<p>It’s a sad reason to sell a business, and it is …

Advanced Micro Devices

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