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Banana Republic's Summer 2016 Collection Plays to Its Fan Base

Banana Republic has been having a rough year. Sales have steadily declined for the brand; according to the company's latest financial report, Banana Republic's sales are down 12% compared to the same period last year. Gap CEO Art Peck bluntly called the brand's performance his biggest …

Clothing

Canon Files Lawsuit Against Multiple Grey Market Camera Retailers

Get your gavels ready. Canon USA has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of online photography retailers in an attempt to halt the sales of …

U.S. Federal Courts

A Federal Judge Has Ruled a Wisconsin Abortion Law Unconstitutional

The law would have required abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at hospitals.<p>A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.<p>The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's …

Planned Parenthood

There Could Be a Way to Cook Meat That Helps Prevent Cancer

Keep your bacon from killing you.<p>According to a new study published in the journal <i>Cancer</i>, cooking at high temperatures can increase the risk of kidney cancer—that is, if you tend to consume a lot of meat. Plus, as NPR points out, a number of other studies have linked overcooked, charred, and fried …

Cooking

How to Make Color Photos Using Only B&W Shots

Before the introduction of color film, Many photographers experimented with ways to record color images using black and white mediums. One of the …

Photography

Architizer

Canada's Oil Reversal Marks a Turning Point for Climate Politics

The overhauled local and national Canadian governments, backed by environmental activists there and south of the border, have struck a blow for the environment.<p>On both the provincial and national levels, our neighbors to the north pretty much overthrew their own government a few weeks ago. And, at …

Canada

A 25-Year-Old Medical Student Was Shot While Saving a Woman from Being Kidnapped

Peter Gold is in the hospital, in guarded condition.<p>A 25-year-old medical student at Tulane University tried to help stop an apparent kidnapping and wound up in the hospital after being shot. Peter Gold is recovering in the hospital, and there's a $12,500 cash reward for anyone who has information …

Crime

Your Company's Success Depends on Your Sales Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago, I had the impression that selling wasn’t in my DNA. I didn’t understand at the time why I needed to care about sales since I wasn’t responsible for new business. Nor did I think I was good at it.<p>So imagine my surprise when …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Business Employee Benefits | Inc.com

Recently, two big companies announced monumental changes to their parental leave policies: Virgin announced it would offer one year of paid parental leave, and Nestle announced that it would be allowing employees to take 14 weeks of paid parental leave. These are big benefits offered by big …

The Workplace

Butter unlikely to harm health, but margarine could be deadly

Saturated fat found in butter, meat or cream is unlikely to kill you, but margarine just might, new research suggests.<p>Although traditionally dieticians have advised people to cut down on animal fats, the biggest ever study has shown that it does not increase the risk of stroke, heart disease or …

The One Thing Every Great Company Has In Common

Justin Rosenstein Contributor<p>Justin Rosenstein is a co-founder of Asana.<p>Obscured in the valuation dust of the current unicorn stampede is a key question: What actually makes a great company great? What do the future Facebooks, Googles and Apples have in common — not to mention the current …

Bill Gates

11-year-old boy shoots toddler dead

Police say elder boy was playing with father's gun and have charged juvenile with manslaughter<p>An 11-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a toddler in Detroit, US media said on Wednesday.<p>The older boy allegedly shot the three-year-old boy in the face Monday and …

The Workplace

EMC Considers a Buyout by Its Own Subsidiary VMware

EMC's board is considering its options, including a stock-swap deal under which VMware would acquire its parent.<p>Data storage and IT giant EMC is contemplating a deal under which it would be acquired by VMware, the software company in which it is a majority owner, according to sources briefed on the …

EMC

How the Sausage Is Made: A Look Inside the World of Bespoke Hot Dogs

<i>When Tamar Adler decided to hand-make hot dogs for a summer wedding party, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.</i><p>Jesse had dark pink cheeks and on cold days wore a brown skullcap. He wasn’t a crush or an idol—I now realize I don’t even know how to spell his name. I never saw it written, …

Hot Dogs

Russia introduces 'incinerate on site' law for banned EU food products

Vladimir Putin signs decree ordering destruction of sanction-busting imports, as campaigners say it is a grotesque move in a country with millions in poverty<p>Russia has stepped up its battle against parmesan cheese, Danish bacon and other European delicacies, announcing it plans to incinerate …

Russia

Here's What the Statue of Liberty Looked Like in the 1800s

Transporting the Statue of Liberty from Paris to its permanent home in New York City was quite the task. The entire statue was built in parts and …

New York City

How is Google fixing the Stagefright vulnerability that affects 95% of all Android phones?

The Stagefright vulnerability is likely the biggest Android security scare we have seen in a few years. And of course, this exploit leaves 95% of all Android users susceptible to attacks, which could easily be triggered by using a simple MMS message.<p>We know Google is working hard to keep Android …

Android News

Silicon Valley companies side against Apple in Samsung patent case

You thought it was over didn't you?<p>The patent infringement battle between Apple and Samsung has been raging since 2011, and apparently it's still going. Some of Silicon Valley's top companies — Google, Facebook, HP among others — filed a "friend of the court" briefing on July 1st, protesting the …

Silicon Valley

Lexus has built a car with a human heartbeat

It's better than personalised number plates: Lexus has designed a one-off car that can reflect the driver's heartbeat on the vehicle's exterior using …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Processed Food

Hong Kong bitcoin exchange disappears with at least $8.1 million

Early reports had suggested as much as £254 million ($386 million) could be lost, based on MyCoin's own figures on customers. There may be more victims that have yet to come forward and report their losses, however.<p>MyCoin offered clients to invest in a contract that would provide a HK$1 million …

Cryptocurrency

Yelp is hiring a bunch of new salespeople to sell more ads

During the company's Q4 earnings call last week, chief operating officer Geoff Donaker said Yelp plans on increasing its salesforce by around 40% in 2015.<p>The company had about 2,700 employees at the end of 2014.<p>Some business owners have complained about aggressive tactics from Yelp salespeople, who …

Customers

Incredibly Detailed Dioramas Fantastically Look Like Real Life

Japanese hobbyist Satoshi Arakis creates painstakingly-detailed dioramas at an incredible 1/32 and 1/35 scale. And, what's even more impressive is that he does all of this work at night, after he's done with his day job. Arakis constructs and paints objects that fit in the palm of your hand, and he …

hobbyist

Apple’s iOS 9 to have ‘huge’ stability and optimization focus after years of feature additions

Following the success of OS X Snow Leopard for Macs in 2009, one of iOS 9’s standout ‘features’ will be a directed focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system. While stability is normally an expected component in Apple software rather than a marquee feature, the rapid pace of iOS …

The former IMF boss is going to answer his pimping accusers in court

The spotlight swings onto the 65-year-old in the second week of the trial in the northern city of Lille which involves 13 other accused, including police, a lawyer, a prostitute and a brothel owner known as "Dodo the Pimp".<p>Strauss-Kahn will have three days to fend off accusations that he organised …

Crime

19 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you conquer Mac OS Yosemite

Apple launched its new operating system last autumn. Our friendly digital tipster takes a closer look<p>1. N<b>ew Spotlight search</b><p>Spotlight received a significant overhaul with Apple’s introduction of OS X Yosemite, making it more powerful and useful than ever before. Press Cmd+Space and the new …

Operating Systems