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World's longest glass bridge closes for maintenance two weeks after opening

The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened to great fanfare on 22 August. But just 13 days later the structure, which spans a spectacular canyon between two mountain cliffs in central Hunan province, has been forced to close.<p>Officials told CNN that the popularity of the tourist …

China

West Elm Is Lifting Sales by Using Customers’ Instagram Photos in Facebook Carousel Ads

West Elm, the furniture and housewares retailer, has been consistently testing user-generated content (UGC) across channels for the last few years, …

Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump supporters outside rally

SAN JOSE, Calif. —Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate’s supporters.<p>Protesters jumped on cars, pelted Trump supporters with eggs and water balloons, snatched signs and stole “Make America Great” …

Donald Trump

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Here's how to see the secret list that determines what ads you see on Facebook

This list of ad preferences is "created for you based on things like your profile information, actions you take on Facebook and websites and apps you use off Facebook," the social media platform explains. Preferences are broken down into categories like technology, people, and shopping.<p>While many …

Menswear Label Buck Mason Makes It Impossible For Guys To Mess Up

Foolproof.<p>If you're a guy who wants to look great, but doesn't want to spend a lot of time shopping, we've found the perfect clothing label for you: Buck Mason.<p>Sasha Koehn and Erik Schnakenberg started the Los Angeles-based menswear line back in 2013 because they felt the market was void of …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

7 must-read books for the budding entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Matthew Toren, Entrepreneur<p>Reading is …

codingfounders.com

The writing is on the wall for the ad-supported Web: It’s the end of the line

With the release of iOS 9 this week, the discussion over ad blocking has reached a peak.<p>That’s because the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS includes tools for developers to create ad-blocking software, affording mobile users the same freedom from advertising that desktop browser add-ons like …

Digital Advertising

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Past and Present Versions of Iconic Figures in Side-by-Side Illustrations

Graphic designer Fulvio Obregon gives us a glimpse of both the past and the present in his series titled <i>Me & My Other Me</i>. For this particular collection, the artist illustrates iconic celebrities and their past selves within the same frame. “Each occupies the same place in the ‘I' past with its …

Michael Jackson

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

This startup has an unusual idea to fight the rise of ad blocking that could just work

But 18 months ago Yavli pivoted the business entirely in response to the huge rise in consumers using ad blocking software. The number of people using ad blockers worldwide has grown 41% year-on-year to 198 million monthly active users, according to a report from PageFair and Adobe.<p>A few months …

Chatroulette users stumble into a live-action zombie shooter

Chatroulette often brings surprises, but usually not good ones. However, several users were recently greeted with an amazing real life, live-streaming Doom-style first person shooter (FPS) game complete with undead characters and a creepy graveyard setting. To play, they talked the hero character …

Dynamic Nighttime Long-Exposure Photos of California's Roaring Wildfires

Though the wildfires in Southern California can appear destructive and devastating, photographer Stuart Palley captures their powerful, overlooked beauty in his ever-growing series titled <i>Terra Flamma</i>. For years, the dedicated photographer has ventured into the fire-filled wilderness and spent his …

Photography

Yahoo is trying to become one of the smartphone cool kids

The Internet giant wants to make sure it's relevant on mobile devices -- especially among young people. Is the budding portfolio of CEO Marissa Mayer pointed in the right direction?<p>When Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo three years ago, the former Google executive staked her reputation on one …

Mobile

Cash, hires, growth: Mobile marketing automation is heating up (even more)

Leanplum just closed almost $12 million in new funding today. Kahuna just finished hiring an all-star cast of new executive talent, including veterans of Salesforce, Cisco, and Zendesk. And another mobile marketing automation platform that I can’t mention recently raised another $10M round for …

Mobile Marketing

Get ahead in Silicon Valley: Upgrade your mind with a brain buzzer

One device applies electric currents to your head to help you meditate while another encourages you to breathe more deeply – Silicon Valley is abuzz with entrepreneurs offering gadgets to help you ‘upgrade your mind’<p>Using nootropic drugs to ‘upgrade your mind’ Upgrade your diet with meals in a …

Silicon Valley

Get ahead in Silicon Valley: take nootropic brain drugs

Some in Silicon Valley claim that a combination of supplements, over-the-counter medications and other chemicals taken together can improve cognitive function<p>Upgrade your mind with a brain stimulator Upgrade your diet with meals in a beaker<p>Jesper Noehr, 30, reels off the ingredients in the chemical …

The Brain

You Know You Want to Know: Men Get Honest About Giving Oral Sex

Four guys, one topic, lots of truthbombs.<p><b>How old are you?</b><p><b>Man A:</b> Twenty-three. <b>Man B:</b> Twenty-six. <b>Man C:</b> Thirty. <b>Man D:</b> Forty-two.<p><b>How often do you go down on women? Is it voluntary or do they usually ask?</b><p><b>Man A:</b> I go down on my girlfriend regularly. We don't do that every time we have sex, but I'd say a …

Larger iPhone 6 May Cause Massive Spike in Upgrades, Lure Android Users

Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 is widely rumored to include a larger display, which could encourage a significant number of users to upgrade in 2014, according to analyst Brian Marshall of ISI Group, who released a note to investors today.<p>Echoing past iPhone 6 rumors, Marshall suggests Apple will …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

20 Sex Mistakes Men Make

We're all unique snowflakes with different turn-ons, and you are lazy.<p><b>1. Assuming that if we look in their general direction, it means we're sexually interested.</b> Nope, just trying to figure out if that's Ariana Grande behind you or just a Muggle woman with a ponytail twice her body weight.<p><b>2.</b> …

Entangled photons on a chip could lead to super-fast computers

Photon entanglement is one of the odder properties of quantum physics, but it promises a lot for computing -- if one photon can instantly affect another no matter how far away it is, you could make super-speedy computers and communications that aren't easily limited by physical distances. It hasn't …

The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

Start your own board game collection – our pick of the best titles

If you’re a newcomer to board games, the hobby can seem bewildering. With a staggering array of titles to choose from and thousands of new games released each year, it’s quite a challenging to pick out the best newcomers to add to your collection.<p>To help you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the …

An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy

The dawn of the twenty-first century has proved unsettling. It was not what we expected. Only a few years ago, the world was full with apparently justified optimism. The new century would be free of the ideological fights that plagued the twentieth. A consensus emerged that markets and democracy …

Economics

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America