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Why Apple's $246 Billion in Cash Might Be Good for Your Startup

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, "We generally acquire a company every three to four weeks. And so it's a rare month that there's not a company being bought." Here's how to get some of that cash.<p>Apple is by far the most valuable company on the planet--with a total market cap of $693 billion (as of Feb. …

startups

The Greatest Road in the World Might Be Switzerland's Furka Pass

James Bond chased Goldfinger up this route in 1964. What more do we need to tell you?<p>If you're trying to get between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Uri, there are two routes. Most people take the short route–a drive-on train that tunnels under the Alps to get you there quickly. But for folks …

Do what you love (and pay the bills)

On growing a passion project into a passion business without taking investment.<p>This time last year my wife, Emily and I were kicking off an …

Entrepreneurship

10 Trendy Homepage Designs To Inspire You

Make your website stand out with these ideas!<p>Every business needs an amazing homepage; it's the first thing your users are going to see, so it forms a powerful first impression, and it also serves as a gateway to the interior pages of your site, where they'll learn more about your brand (and …

UI Design

How This 24-year-old Runs a $70,000-a-month Business While Traveling the World

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>Aileen Adalid entered the corporate world at age 19 after graduating from De La Salle …

Homebase

3 Weight-Loss Rules For Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for so many reasons. But you need to make sure that you're doing it right. If you're trying to …

Breakfast

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

21 scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don't want to

It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There's a mountain of research backing up its many benefits.<p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardio activity or 1.25 hours of vigorous cardio activity every week, plus …

American Cancer Society

12 Trips to Take to Europe for Less Than $500

It’s not too late to take advantage of super cheap flights to Europe. The Airfare Spot has found a dozen round-trip flights to Europe from cities …

Flying

5 Reasons This is the Cheapest Summer to Travel in Years

It's time to book a summer trip.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>Many Americans have already commenced their Memorial Day …

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Food

Articles about map it out turn any place world poster on Dwell.com - Dwell

Much like the realms of interior design and architecture, the art world can be an intimidating place.<p>Though it's not typical, building a home underground can offer an alternative way of living that may fit with the lifestyle...<p>Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks …

Best Free Fonts For Web Design # 147

Fonts are the most significant thing to consider in Web design. Good use of fonts make your design significantly better so it will communicate better …

3 Simple Steps To Start Eating Clean

Throughout the last 10 years I've suffered from over a dozen chronic health issues including Lyme disease, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Candida, C-diff Colitis, Leaky Gut, SIBO and more. After spending many years without relief from western medicine on a cocktail of drugs, I chose a different path with …

20 Smart Ways to Hide the Home Decor Eyesores

Home decor eyesores are those nagging small things that keep bothering you no matter how well done your interior design is. Things like ugly power …

Living Rooms

So THAT'S The Reason We Should Be Eating Kale

And now you know.<p>The past couple of years, the kale conversation has centered around making fun of how trendy this green is, or talking about how its popularity has finally peaked. (By the way, it hasn't.) When really, what we should all be focusing on is why this green became such a fixture in …

Healthy Eating

Hidden Paris Bars: Five Spots That Offer More Than Meets the Eye

These watering holes may be hidden in plain sight, but finding them is worth the potential hangover.<p>It's no longer all Bordeaux, Burgundy, and …

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16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

UX Design

6 Articles on Design Theory to Help You Create Beautiful Landing Pages

Good landing page design isn’t just about pretty pictures – it’s about structuring your page to guide users toward the goal. Image by Baldiri via …

Exploring the Latest CSS Animation Trends in Web Design

The web is an ever-evolving medium propelled forward by enthusiastic developers and creators. Animation is just a slice of web design that has risen …

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

How To Reduce Friction With Good Design

Anders Toxboe, designer for Bonnier Interactive, cites motivation as the force that opposes friction in the realm of interaction design. A properly motivated user will be willing to withstand more friction and still have a positive experience. A poorly motivated user will, on the other hand, give …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

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Low Poly Illustrations in Photoshop by Breno Bitencourt

We have seen quite a few illustrations with the low poly style, it looks like a very difficult technique but Breno Bitencourt put together a very …

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