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15 Male Trendsetters To Follow On Instagram

The picture-based social network has become an ingenious platform for showcasing the latest and greatest in fashion, even among men, who — let's face it — probably aren't poring over glossy magazines for style inspiration.<p>From models to personal stylists to execs at the leading men's lifestyle …

Social Media

Facebook is what crippled Circa, NYT Now, and the whole news app ecosystem

<i>Circa</i><i>, the clever smartphone news app, failed to live up to its promises. Its impending buy-out stems from the inherent weakness of the smartphone advertising market, from Circa’s inability to catch up with evolving reading habits, and from an insufficient editorial proposition.</i><p>In mid-2013, many …

Journalism

Battery East Group Wants To Help Early Shareholders Cash Out As Startups Put Off IPOs

The Battery East Group is a small confab in San Francisco that specializes in secondary offerings, the sale of stock from inside shareholders, early employees and the like that want malleability for their equity before a traditional liquidity event.<p>In human terms, it means that the Group helps …

Pharrell Williams x KAWS x Comme des Garcons "Girls" Fragrance

Erik Adler is the Editorial Director for Alpha Brand Media. An avid cyclist, when he's not working he can be found restoring vintage bikes for his …

Three Diving Adventures to Plan Today

Disappearing from the everyday grind into a world of underwater adventures, beachside resorts and tropical drinks sounds like a pipe dream. It’s not. …

Eye-Fi Cloud backs up every photo, no matter what you use to take it

The SD card maker branches out into cloud storage<p>Seamlessly backing up your photos and making them easily shareable seems to be the dream for cloud storage services. Dropbox and Google have put a lot of effort into making photo backups an integral feature of their respective services. Flickr's iOS …

Mushroom Paella with Kale and Eggs

4 Servings<p>The best part of any paella is the crisp layer of rice that forms on the bottom of the pan. Make sure to scrape some out for each portion.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mushroom Stock<p>1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 carrot, peeled, chopped<p>1 celery …

Mushrooms

In Focus: St. Petersburg from Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: “There’s a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed in the blue heavens and lowered in one piece into the marshland, ‘for how otherwise could a city so beautiful exist in a region so bleak.’” Chapple, has previously showed us Stalin’s Rope Roads, and …

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

Top 10

Opternative Is The First Online Eye Exam That Writes You A Prescription

“Do I need glasses?” is a question you usually have to get an in-person eye test to answer. But today, online eye exam provider Opternative is coming out of stealth to get you a doctor’s prescription for glasses straight from your computer or phone. Opternative’s test takes five to 10 minutes and …

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures

After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck‘s stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection–ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful people he's met along …

Photography

This app is fueling the uprising in Venezuela

Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in the Ukraine. Over …

Venezuela

Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex?

Because it's easier to titillate, shock, and lie than to get at the messy truth about female desire.<p>Maybe you remember the old joke: “Why do dogs lick their balls? Because they can.” Here’s a new one I just made up: “Why do women lie about sex? Because they can.” It’s not really funny, I admit, but …

Pan-European Rail Travel Booking Service, Loco2, Gets Renfe On Board For Full Spanish Coverage

Pan-European train travel booking startup, Loco2, will add another chunk of coverage to its website tomorrow, when a partnership with Spanish state-owned rail carrier Renfe goes live — enabling users to book any Spanish rail tickets via the service and print them at home.<p>This also applies to …

Where Europeans go on vacation, once they leave their country

Many people’s dream vacations involve travel to distant, exotic lands. But the reality is that most people take their holidays close to home. Europeans, for example, tend not to stray very far, generally seeking out the nearest sunny spot at home or in the near abroad.<p>A new survey by the European …

Europe

The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Leatherman Hail Snowboard Tool

Why should people doing work get all the EDC attention? Now boarders have their own permanent accessory with the Leatherman Hail Snowboard Tool. …

Snowboarding

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

The Best (And Worst) Cities On Earth

Safety, solid infrastructure and economics, affordability and a good dose of peace and love can make or break a city.<p>According to a recent survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) most cities in the world have seen their livability suffer since 2008.<p>Part of the reason is civil unrest in the …

The Startup Reading List: Must Read Books For Every Startup - Product Demo Videos, Premium Explainer Videos & Book Trailers

Books are still vital. Ask the CEOs of the <i>successful</i> companies and you will find that they are well read.<br>Ask the top people everywhere and they read …

Larry Summers and the Secret "End-Game" Memo

<i>By Greg Palast</i> for Vice Magazine<p>When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain …

Just Delete Me

After seeing a few tweets about how difficult it can be to delete your Skype account and then hearing that Netflix flat-out <i>won’t</i> delete your details …

The Confidential Memo at the Heart of the Global Financial Crisis

Blowing the lid off of the conspiracy to impoverish the world.<p>When a little birdie dropped the End Game memo through my window, its content was so explosive, so sick and plain evil, I just couldn't believe it.<p>The Memo confirmed every conspiracy freak’s fantasy: that in the late 1990s, the top US …

Bank of America

Muslim Light: What's Behind Turkey's Islamization and the Protests Against It

Erdogan has been pushing for an end to alcohol, kissing and other hallmarks of secularization, with disastrous results.<p>It has been a long time, ninety years in fact, since Turkey has had its latest facelift. It is about time considering it happens once every nine decades or so: after the …

Almost a quarter of Americans struggle to afford food

A new Pew Research report on emerging economies finds that almost a quarter of Americans have trouble affording food. “This reported level of deprivation is closer to that in Indonesia or Greece rather than Britain or Canada,” the report says.<p>Why is this the case?<p>According to numbers from the USDA, …

Joseph Stiglitz

Mobile data is the new luxury good in southern Europe

Vodafone’s and Telefónica’s dismal results for the beginning of 2013 show serious weakness in southern Europe. Today, Vodafone reported its worst annual fall in service revenues in five years (paywall) in its fourth quarter, and blamed its problems (pdf) on “headwinds from a combination of …

Europe

Spain just spent $680 million on a submarine that can’t swim

One of Spain’s largest defense splurges may also be one of its most embarrassing. After spending nearly one-third of a $3 billion budget to build four of the world’s most advanced submarines, the project’s engineers have run into a problem: the submarines are so heavy that they would sink to the …

Military

SpiderOak Unveils Hive, Streamlines Zero-Knowledge Privacy Storage

An old saying states that “security is inversely proportional to convenience.” This explains the slow adoption of many important security technologies. HTTPS, the secure version of the HTTP protocol used to browse the world wide web, has been around for more than two decades, but it’s only been in …

25 Countries That Actually Require People To Take Vacation [Infographic]

In the U.S., people toil away year-round and scarcely take vacation. In 2012, Americans took an average of just 12 days off work. However, some countries prize vacation so highly that they actually force employees to take paid time off.<p>EmploymentLawHQ.com put together an infographic showing the 25 …

Employment